The Rocky Horror Picture Show
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Continuity mistake: When Eddie escapes the deep freeze, he wears three rings on his left hand: his middle, ring and pinkie fingers. Bizarrely, the pinkie ring actually disappears in quite a few shots, including when Eddie plays the sax and when he lifts Columbia, just before they mess around on the floor. (00:42:30)

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Continuity mistake: In the lab, during 'Hot Patootie', Eddie wears red suspenders clasped to his jeans. When he lies on top of Columbia, both back suspender clasps come undone, though the front clasps are still intact. In following shots both of Eddie's back clasps are on properly.

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Continuity mistake: During dinner, when Frank-N-Furter pulls off the tablecloth revealing the corpse, in the first close-up the platter of carved "meat" is quite gone, but it reappears in the next shot. (01:09:30)

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Continuity mistake: After Frank kisses Janet's hand, as she puts it back by her side you can see his lipstick on it. When she reaches out to take the shirt from Brad, Frank's lipstick mark is gone. (00:30:20)


Continuity mistake: After Frank-N-Furter gets out of the pool, and is being threatened by Riff with the anti-matter laser, the tattoo on his upper left torso seems to have mysteriously washed off. It's running and illegible. Also earlier, when he's still in the pool, there's barely a smudge, but when he first gets out it's quite clear. (01:24:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Brad draws the heart on the church door in the close-up, it's a different shape in the following wide shot. (00:08:25)


Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the film, just after the wedding photo is taken we see the father of the bride run up the church steps. Seconds later, we see him running up the steps again. (00:05:40)


Continuity mistake: After the "Time Warp" while they are showing the characters lying on the floor, you can see Janet starting to say her lines in the background. (00:23:30)


Continuity mistake: During the song "I Can Make You A Man" as Frank-N-Furter pushes away the vaulting horse, you can see the hand at the right of the screen, pulling the attached wire to assist Tim Curry. (Visible in the theatre and on widescreen DVD - but the TV version crops it.) (00:41:35)


Continuity mistake: As Frank leaves the pool and sings "I'm going home", his makeup is clearly running all over his face, in the next shot it is perfect again. (01:26:40)


Continuity mistake: In the dinner scene, Riff Raff pours Dr. Scott's wine in one shot and again two shots later. (01:04:45)

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Continuity mistake: When the color machine has been lowered and Frank has finished opening the spigots, there is a shot which shows his reflection in the monitor on the console where Riff Raff is turning the crank. In the reflection his hands are up in the air, waiting for the color machine to be lowered - which, of course, it already has. (00:35:50)


Continuity mistake: Near the beginning of "The Time Warp", we see a male Transylvanian handing a tray of snacks to another Transylvanian (note the b/w socks and shoes) off-screen to the left. In the very next shot, he is holding the tray of snacks and eating a donut. (00:20:35)

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Continuity mistake: As Brad and Janet enter the ballroom at the beginning of "The Time Warp", a red carpet runs from the throne at the opposite end of the room, down the steps, and clear across the floor to the ballroom entrance. After the second verse, as Riff Raff and Magenta dance across the floor, the carpet stops short at the bottom of the steps. The full-length carpet reappears and disappears several times during this number. (00:21:30 - 00:22:15)


Continuity mistake: When Tim Curry is about to pull the switch to send Dr. Scott into the room, he starts to lift up his left leg. In the close up, it's his right. (01:01:00)

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Continuity mistake: After Frank-N-Furter makes his initial appearance, when he bumps into Janet on the way out, her necklace chain is under her large pink dress collar. Once Frank-N-Furter leaves, her chain is actually around her neck now, over the large collar, so Riff Raff can easily pull the dress down unhindered. (00:27:00 - 00:27:50)

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Continuity mistake: Before Rocky's unveiling, when Frank-N-Furter is giving his speech, the rubber gloves he is wearing go from being folded, to being straight, and back again. (00:31:30 - 00:33:00)


Continuity mistake: During dinner, the Stein mug in front of Rocky (not Dr. Scott's) switches repeatedly, from being to the right his plate to the left of his plate. Additionally, plates/serviceware appear and disappear from the table.

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Continuity mistake: Dinner party - Brad's party hat: After serving Dr. Scott's wine, Riff Raff passes by Brad's chair and knocks his hat off the back of the chair so it's hanging by the string. In the next shot showing Brad a few seconds later, it's back to its normal position. (01:04:55)


Continuity mistake: Towards the end where they are all in the pool singing, Dr. Scott is saying how he can't fall into his trap and pulls up his leg and you see the stocking. A few seconds later when they cut in with a faster beat, you see his leg fall to the ground. There is not a stocking on his leg. (01:24:16)

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Visible crew/equipment: Just as Eddie rides his motorcycle down from the lab's upper level, in the shot from behind him, set equipment and a few crew members are seen gathered at the top right of the screen, just before the shot cuts away. (00:44:40)

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Janet: What have you done to Brad?
Frank: Nothing. Why, do you think I should?

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Trivia: The lips in the opening song belong to Patricia Quinn, who plays Magenta. The person singing is Richard O'Brien.

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Question: Why, when Betty and Ralph drive off on honeymoon at the start does the car say 'Wait till tonight - she got hers now he'll get his'? Am I missing something or am I just being naive and innocent?

The Doctor

Chosen answer: It means they are going to have sex. The bride got her groom and the groom is going to get laid.

Bruce Minnick

She got her ring, he'll get his ring... I'll leave the rest to your imagination.

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