The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Continuity mistake: When Walter Mitty is on the skateboard riding towards the Icelandic town, there is a shot of him riding along wearing Nike Frees, the camera then cuts to a close up of his shoes and the board, and the shoes in that shot have changed to Vans authentic.

Continuity mistake: The skateboard on Richard's video (sent to Walter via mail) is different from the one Walter gave him from Iceland. (01:39:00)

Continuity mistake: When Walter teaches Rich how to use the skateboard, the pavement is on the sunny side in the close-up angles, but in the shadows in the wide angles.

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Continuity mistake: When Kristen Wiig is bringing coffee to the office building and meets Walter Mitty reviewing negatives, her purse changes shoulders. When the camera is on her the shoulder strap is on her left, but when the angle changes to her back facing Walter the purse is visible and hanging off her right shoulder.

Other mistake: When Sean Penn is about to let Ben Stiller look through his camera at the 'Ghost Cat' he bumps the camera. They are very far away from the animal and any bump of the camera would A) be immediately noticed by the worlds best photographer and B) move the subject very far out of frame.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Walter is bribing the Warlords with cake, the warlord stabs the cake with his bayonet through the lemon icing wedge, but in the next shot the knife is in at a different angle when he takes a bite. Then as he he smiles at his men the knife is inserted into the cake in a completely different way, with no bite missing. (01:19:00)

Continuity mistake: In the last scene when Mitty and the lady friend see the magazine cover at the news stand he is wearing hiking boots. Then when they switch to the wide angle of the two of them walking away, Mitty is wearing a type of work/military boot. (01:45:00)

Continuity mistake: When Walter is riding the bicycle on the Iceland country road, the white line in the middle of the road instantly changes between shots from a double line to a single broken line to a single continuous line. (00:56:35)

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Revealing mistake: When Walter is floating in the water, his shoulders are well out of the water because Ben Stiller was wearing a lifejacket under his shirt. In real life, he'd be up to his neck and have trouble keeping his head above water.

Continuity mistake: When Walter meets Odessa at Life, he is holding the cake with his right or left hand with no continuity between angles.

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Continuity mistake: When Walter and Cheryl are talking with the city in the background, the amount of hair on her shoulders changes between shots.


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