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.

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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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Super Grover

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.)

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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.

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

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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.

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Super Grover
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Super Grover

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.

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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.

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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.

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Continuity mistake: During "Hot Patootie", before Eddie drives up onto the ramp, there is a group shot of the Transylvanians dancing. Two of them disappear from one shot to another. The black guy and the Arab can be seen kicking out during the line up but when the camera changes to the wide shot of them all they are both gone.

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Continuity mistake: Near the beginning of the movie, in the "wedding scene," when we first see the little camera man his camera has an old fashioned flash (a round metal dish with a flashbulb inside). When he takes the wedding photo, the camera has a modern electronic flash on it.

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Continuity mistake: When Janet is fainting after Frank comes down the elevator, she is lifting up one hand. In the close-up it's the other hand.

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Continuity mistake: When Frank-N-Furter steps out of the pool, the heart 'tattoo' on his right upper arm (deltoid area) is smudged and runny, but is near perfect in a following shot.

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Continuity mistake: While riding his motorcycle around the lab during the "Hot Patootie" number, notice how Eddie's black eye and cut changes sides in two of the flipped close-ups.

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Continuity mistake: During the dinner scene, there's a party hat on the back of Janet's chair. It disappears in one shot.

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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: At the beginning of Columbia's solo in "The Time Warp" she is sitting on the jukebox and wearing her gold glitter hat. Then, during the refrain, we see the hat on the floor near the jukebox, sans Columbia. Immediately after the refrain, Columbia has her hat back on as she does her tap dance. [There's about 9 seconds that Columbia's off-screen that she could have retrieved it, and about 4 seconds Magenta and Riff Raff are off-screen and end up next to Columbia and could have picked it up and given it to her, but there's no reason for it to have been out in the middle of the floor to begin with.]

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Brad and Janet first talk with Frank in the lab (before Frank's speech beginning with 'Tonight, my unconventional conventionalists...'), Frank makes a comment about how Brad is "so dominant." At that moment, Brad closes his robe but does not button it. However, when the camera switches angles, it is buttoned.

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Continuity mistake: When Brad and Janet first enter Frank-N-Furter's laboratory, Janet's shirt is buttoned when she is hanging on Brad. When she twirls around to stand on his other side, her shirt opens during the turn, but as soon as she stops, it is buttoned up again.

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Continuity mistake: When Frank is first descending in the elevator, he is tapping his foot to the beat. In the close-up, he seems to be just barely lifting his heel just a few inches from his other foot, but on the wider shots, his foot is lifting MUCH higher and about a foot apart.

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Continuity mistake: As Magenta is undressing Brad she throws Columbia his pullover - twice.

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Continuity mistake: During the song "Dammit Janet", as Brad presents the ring to Janet, her purse is behind her at the top of the church steps. A few seconds later, the purse has moved to the left of her feet.

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Continuity mistake: When Brad, Dr. Scott, and Janet are turned into stone, their clothes fall to the ground. Dr. Scott's and Janet's clothes turn to stone, but Brad's remain cloth. When Columbia and Rocky are turned to stone, Columbia's clothes completely disappear (there is nothing around her feet when they are shown a few shots later). We never get to see if Rocky's are cloth, stone or nothing.

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning when Brad and Janet get the flat tyre and it's raining, Brad says "Didn't we pass a castle back down the road a few miles?" before they get out of the car to go to the castle. If the castle was a few miles back, both of them should be soaking wet, and the paper Janet put over her head should have been soaked not long after they got out of the car. After they enter the driveway of the castle they get increasingly wet, but they are barely damp before this despite walking some distance in the constant rain.

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Continuity mistake: During 'Hot Patootie, as Eddie and Columbia canoodle on the floor, when the guests dance on the upper level their positions in the line change between shots.

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Super Grover
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Continuity mistake: During "Sweet Transvestite", Frank throws his cape off onto the throne. Part of the cape is over the left side of the back of the throne and the front of the left arm of the throne is not covered at all. There's a cut to Brad & Janet, then when it cuts back to Frank the cape is evenly draped over both arms of the throne covering them all the way to the floor with none on the back.

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Myridon
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Continuity mistake: When Frank-N-Furter is talking to Dr. Scott just before he reveals his relation to Brad, Furter's right leg goes from being on the arm of the chair Dr. Scott is sitting in to a standing position from shot to shot.

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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: Before Frank-N-Furter kills Eddie, his painted black eyebrows are curved with pointed angles above his eyes, but when he explains to Rocky about the mercy killing, his painted eyebrows have a rounded arc shape to them.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Super Grover
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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.

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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: The words 'love' and 'hate', which appear on Eddie's knuckles in the close-up when he mounts his motorbike, disappear in other shots where we see his hands.

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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.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Ralph and Betty drive off in the car, the positions of the surrounding family and friends noticeably change between shots, such as the elderly couple who stand near the church sign.

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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: 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.

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Super Grover

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.

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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.

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Super Grover

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.

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Super Grover

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: 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.

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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.

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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.

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Super Grover

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.

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Super Grover

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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Continuity mistake: When Frank gets in the elevator at the end of "Transexual Transylvania", he says his last bit, and turns his head left. After the cut, he's facing straight out.

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Continuity mistake: After freezing her feet to the floor, Frank starts to assault Janet. As he does, he pulls her right bra strap down to her arm. A moment later, it's back in place.

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Continuity mistake: When Frank N Furter goes to kill Eddie, there is no blood on the ice, but a few shots later, there is a trail of blood that came from no-where.

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Frank: A mental mind fuck can be nice.

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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.

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Many people don't realise that the actor who plays Riff Raff (Richard O'Brien) is actually the person who wrote the original stageplay of 'Rocky Horror'. He also wrote the sequel movie.

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