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.
Factual error: The criminologist describes the events of the movie as taking place "on a late November evening". In the very next scene, Brad and Janet are driving in Brad's car, and President Richard Nixon's resignation speech is playing on the radio. Nixon resigned in August of 1974.
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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Revealing mistake: When Rocky climbs the RKO tower, he carries lifeless Frank-N-Furter on his back. In the wideshots facing the stunt doubles' backs, while Rocky has both of his hands on the tower, the very much dead Frank-N-Furter has his right arm firmly around Rocky's neck to hang on.
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Revealing mistake: Just minutes after Rocky's creation, when he is lifted out of the tank, there is a nice close-up of Rocky's face. The newly created man with the "Charles Atlas seal of approval" has a few silver fillings in his upper right teeth, which are easily visible as he sings, "Over my head and I've got the feeling..."
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Revealing mistake: When Rocky lifts Frank-N-Furter's body Rocky is barefoot, wearing only the stockings. When Rocky is climbing the RKO tower, carrying his creator, evidently Rocky is wearing a type of thin shoes under his stockings. The stunt double did this as a safety precaution.
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.
Audio problem: During "I Can Make You A Man," when Frank slides his finger down Rocky's chest while saying "ste-he-he-he-heam," you can hear a solitary beep from out of nowhere, from when the synthesizer was hit accidentally during that part of the song and was never edited out (it is on the CD too).
Plot hole: When the castle is about to blast off, Brad and Janet abandon Dr. Scott's wheelchair at the door of the castle and carry/drag him across the porch and down the steps. After the blast off, Brad, Janet, and Dr. Scott are on the grass and have been blown some distance apart from each other (in the UK version, there's another song where Brad and Janet crawl toward Dr. Scott so they are blown farther apart than shown in the US version). It seems extremely unlikely that the remains of Dr. Scott's wheelchair just happened to fly from the doorway to land directly under him during the blast. Brad and Janet can barely crawl so they didn't move him or it.
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.
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
Revealing mistake: When Dr. Scott's wheelchair is being pulled by Frank-N-Furter's magnet, just after passing Magenta and Columbia, Dr. Scott soars up the next flight of stairs. Look between the cobwebby banister bars and you'll notice that the 'stairs' are actually a flat surface.
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 - 00:27:50Super Grover
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.
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.
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.]
Visible crew/equipment: Just after Brad says, "I really love the skillful way you beat the other girls to the bride's bouquet," as 'Dammit Janet' begins, twice it cuts to a shot of the "church caretakers" standing idly in front of the doors. In these two shots their marks are visible at their feet; there are outlines on the ground around their shoes, which vanish in following shots.
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.
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.
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.
00:13:25 - 00:14:25
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.
Revealing mistake: After Frank-N-Furter pulls the lever to immobilize Janet, Brad and Dr. Scott, Janet's feet are positioned close together when Frank-N-Furter shouts, "Planet Schmanet Janet,", but when she screams, "Stop!" her supposedly immovable feet now have a space of about 2 ft. between them.
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: 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.
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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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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Plot hole: Before "Rose Tint My World" the nude statues of Brad, Janet, Dr. Scott, Columbia, and Rocky are in the same positions, but somehow Frank-N-Furter managed to dress them despite the following impossibilities: 1) All are wearing high-heels despite being frozen while their feet are flat on the ground. 2) The fingerless gloves have a loop through which their index finger protrudes, despite their solid stone fists, except Janet whose stone fingers are solidly entangled in her stone hair. 3) All of Dr. Scott's clothes have been put on him despite being attached to the stone wheelchair and his legs covered with the stone blanket.
01:12:35 - 01:16:30Myridon
Deliberate mistake: In order to create the effect where Brad, Janet and Dr. Scott's bodies are turned into stone by Frank, casts were made of the actor's bodies, to create statues of them for the scene. The device turns their bodies into stone, but somehow a pedestal appears beneath both Brad and Janet - although this is obviously to make the statutes stand, where would the pedestals actually appear from in the story? Richard O'Brien, the screenwriter and writer of the original musical, referenced to the pedestals during the DVD commentary, expressing his dislike for them, but also questioning where they would have appeared from.
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