Purple Rain

Continuity mistake: While enroute to the 'Lake Minnetonka' scene, Prince, or his stunt double, is seen from the helicopter cam as wearing the purple coat. As the truck cams show Prince and Apollonia on the bike, he's wearing the black coat. This is best seen after Prince passes the horses. (00:18:42)

Continuity mistake: When The Kid starts smashing the food jars in the basement with a stick, he starts with the first shelf and then he smashes the jars on the 2nd shelf and then there is a close up of him smashing more jars on yet another shelf. (The jars are different). When the camera angle changes to a wide-shot, none of the jars on the 2nd shelf are damaged, and where did the third shelf come from? He is then seen smashing the jars on the 2nd shelf again. (01:19:58)


Continuity mistake: Right after The Kid sees an image of himself hanging in the basement, he grabs a stick and starts smashing food jars on a shelf. The camera angle changes and he's seen smashing the same jars again. (01:19:54)


Continuity mistake: When The Kid looks at Apollonia's card on the board after Morris talks to the club owner, when he turns to walk away, you can see that the card on the board is not the same one he was just looking at. (00:13:23)


Continuity mistake: When Morris and Apollonia are in the car in front of the club, you can hear them talking, but when Morris says something to Jerome, Morris' lips move but you can't hear him. (01:03:37)

Continuity mistake: After Jerome scolds The Kid about Darling Nikki and throws him tickets to Apollonia 6 show, he walks past the doorway. The camera frame jumps slightly up before he pops his head in to deliver the line, "Don't forget to bring a girlfriend." It's appears they had several takes of him popping back into frame, but didn't lock down the camera so, it doesn't match. (01:06:44)

Continuity mistake: Apollonia jumps into the lake. She is soaking wet, naturally. However, soon after, she's riding on the back of Prince's motorcycle and her hair is completely dry. (00:23:34)

More mistakes in Purple Rain

Morris: Okay. What's the password?
Jerome: You got it.
Morris: Got what?
Jerome: The password.
Morris: The password is what?
Jerome: Exactly.
Morris: The password is exactly?
Jerome: No, it's okay.
Morris: The password is okay?
Jerome: Far as I'm concerned.
Morris: Damn it, say the password!
Jerome: What.
Morris: Say the password, onion head!
Jerome: The password is what?
Morris: [frustrated.] That's what I'm asking you!
Jerome: [more frustrated.] It's the password!
Morris: The password is it?
Jerome: [exasperated.] Ahhhhh! The password is what!
Morris: It! You just said so!
Jerome: The password isn't it! The password is?
Morris: What?
Jerome: Got it!
Morris: I got it?
Jerome: Right.
Morris: It or right?

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Trivia: Prince's personal quote: "People say I'm wearing heels because I'm short. I wear heels because the women like 'em."


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