The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Continuity mistake: With the spotlight on him, when Frank-N-Furter is sitting at the stage edge the long black scarf is suddenly over his shoulder between shots.

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Continuity mistake: After Brad and Janet arrive at the lab, when Frank-N-Furter holds out his right hand to shake their hands, his left hand holds a champagne glass and the rubber gloves. The gloves go from lying over his pinky, to over his hand, to over the middle finger, between shots. (00:30:10)

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Continuity mistake: During the tossing of the bouquet, the positions of family and guests change between shots, such as the woman beside the banister, behind Janet.

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Continuity mistake: When Riff Raff kills Columbia, she falls beside the spotlight, whose tripod base is at the aisle, directly behind three beach chairs in the last row. But when Riff Raff turns back around, the spotlight is gone and the last row consists of two beach chairs. (01:30:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Rocky is first seen in the tank wrapped in bandages until he starts to stand, water is clearly in the tank but when he stands up fully, his bandages are completely dry.

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Continuity mistake: During "There's a Light" Janet's sweater changes colour. First it's white, then blue, then white, then blue, then white. In the car, it's white, once they get out of the car, it's definitely pale blue from all camera angles and gets slightly darker as it gets wetter, then there's a 7 second shot where it's definitely white, then there's another two shots where it's blue, then they reach the door and it's white for the remainder of the time it's in the movie. It's been suggested that there's colored lighting, but nothing else picks up nearly that amount of blue, i.e. her pink shirt isn't lavender, its white buttons aren't blue, their teeth aren't greenish, etc. (00:13:55 - 00:17:15)

Continuity mistake: Before the floor scene starts Dr. Scott does not have on the fishnet stockings. As he rolls across the stage the stockings are back. (01:23:30)

Continuity mistake: During Columbia's solo in the floor show, her corset falls down. When she shimmies across the stage, she tries to fix it, but it doesn't work. In the next shot, it's perfect again. (01:17:05)

Continuity mistake: During 'Dammit Janet', just after Brad draws the heart on the doors, when Janet runs to the stairs her arms are outstretched as she holds the bouquet in her right hand in the close-up, but next shot it's in her left hand. (00:08:25)

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Continuity mistake: At the start, when Janet catches the bouquet and shouts, "I got it," as she jumps up and down, she holds it in her left hand in the close-up, but in the next shot it's in her right hand. (00:06:15)

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Continuity mistake: During the first verse of Eddie's song, you can see Frank standing in the background (right before Eddie goes over to sing to Rocky). In the next shot it shows Frank leaning against the wall. (00:42:31)

Continuity mistake: When Janet rips the front of her white slip, the ripped strip of cloth is much larger than the bit she places on Rocky in the next shot. (00:55:45)

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Continuity mistake: The characteristics (size, shape etc.) of the cut going across Eddie's forehead (from his partial brain 'donation' to Rocky) changes throughout the scene in the lab.

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Continuity mistake: Shortly after Dr Scott crashes through the wall and confronts Frank, their conversation leads to Eddie's whereabouts. When Dr Scott tells Frank, 'I can assure you that Brad's presence comes as a complete surprise to me,' he is leaning forward in his wheelchair. In the next shot, when he says, 'I came here to find Eddie' he is leaning back in his wheelchair.

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Continuity mistake: Right before 'Planet Schmanet Janet', look at her slip right after Frank slaps her. In the close up, the back is intact. But in the wider shot, the back is ripped. (01:09:50)

Continuity mistake: During dinner, on the back of Rocky's chair there's a party hat which keeps switching from being upright to hanging by its elastic over the chair's ball finial, depending on the angle of the shot. (01:03:55)

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Continuity mistake: During dinner, when Frank begins to sing Happy Birthday to Rocky, Magenta walks around the table serving the slices of "meat", but in Frank's closeup when he sits down Magenta is still standing beside him. (01:05:30)

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Continuity mistake: After Frank-N-Furter carves the "tender" main course, when Riff Raff tosses one piece of 'meat' onto Brad's plate, in the next shot Frank sits down, but when it cuts to the wide shot Riff Raff tosses the piece of meat onto Brad's plate again. (01:05:35)

Continuity mistake: When Brad and Janet are in the Throne room, it shows that when Magenta is taking off her blue woolen undercoat her light blue shirt is undone, but when the view comes out wide Columbia then undoes her shirt. (00:28:20)

Continuity mistake: During the Cabaret show, when everybody's stone bodies are placed on the stage, Rocky's right arm is extended forward and he has red make-up on his eyes. After he is unfrozen, he moves his right hand away from his forehead and the make-up on his eyes is now blue.

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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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Frank: A mental mind fuck can be nice.

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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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