The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Other mistake: When the Narrator looks at the photographs in "The Denton Affair" album, some of the photos don't match up with what actually occurred in the previous scene. Things such as, when the car pulls up, and the driver exits and moves out of view, there are only a few people left on the porch, but in the photo there is a crowd on the porch.

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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. (00:08:40)

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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. (00:25:15)

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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. (01:01:50)

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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. (00:24:05)

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. (01:12:30)

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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Other mistake: When Frank is awakening Rocky he tells Riff Raff to turn up the power three more points; the power hadn't been turned up in the first place.

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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)

Audio problem: When Dr. Scott meets Dr. Frank-N-Furter for the first time, Dr. Scott's spoken line is "We meet at last", but his lips don't correctly move with the words.

Audio problem: During the dinner scene, just before Dr. Scott says, "We came here to discuss Eddie," we can hear a banging sound and see his wheelchair move back a little bit. (01:05:50)

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)

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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