Stand By Me

Continuity mistake: When the boys are dunking each other in the swamp Gordie starts to wade away, when he passes the camera his hair is dry but when he reaches the bank it's wet again.

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Other mistake: Teddy's hair changes in every shot after being dunked in the swamp. The strap to his bag disappears and reappears as well.

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning he mentions Teddy's left ear being burnt by his father on a stove. Notice how his ear goes from looking severely burnt, to not burnt at all, through the movie. Especially the water dunking scene.

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Audio problem: At the beginning when Vern comes to the tree house to share his exciting news, when he is climbing up to get inside his lips do not match what he is saying.

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Continuity mistake: When Gordie shoots the garbage cans and runs off, he's still running when they get around the corner and he's not holding the gun anymore. He wouldn't have dropped it because it's in later scenes, and he didn't have enough time to put it in his backpack or give it to Chris because they were trying to get far away from the back of the diner.

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Factual error: Teddy wears army boots that did not exist in 1959.

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Visible crew/equipment: Part of a fluffy boom mike is visible at the top of the screen when they are arguing about crossing the bridge. [Edited in DVD]

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Continuity mistake: All four guys are in the junk-yard and they are all about to toss their coins to see who goes to get the food. When Teddy throws his coin in the air he is wearing no dog tag necklace but when he catches the coin he is suddenly wearing the dog tag necklace.

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Continuity mistake: When the boys get dunked in the swamp, Teddy takes his glasses off, but then while they're thrashing around in the water, both hands are clearly empty. Then, when they get out, he has his glasses in his hand again.

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Factual error: There are aluminium cans in the general store. The first all-aluminium cans of this style weren't used in 1959, when the film is set.

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Factual error: When the two drivers of the teenage gang are playing "Chicken" on a straight section of a two-lane highway, the center lines of the road consist of yellow hashmarks. Though the picture was set in 1959, center lines for passing zones on two-lane highways were painted white until 1971.

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Factual error: Near the end of the movie, when the boys return to town, a garage door in the background is a modern metal roll-up type that was not available in 1959.

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Revealing mistake: When Lardass pukes on the guy to the left of him, he moves his head prematurely, and you can clearly see that the puke is coming out of a jet positioned behind his head.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the scene just after the train dodge attempt by Teddy, you can see something white hanging out of Vern's pants as he walks onto the tracks. It is probably some part of equipment for his mike.

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Visible crew/equipment: A reflection of a camera tripod can be seen in Teddy's glasses when Teddy and Chris are arguing on the railroad tracks.

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Continuity mistake: The train on the bridge is producing black smoke from its funnel, but in one shot it is producing white smoke.

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Continuity mistake: In the opening scene there is a shot of a person sitting behind the wheel of the jeep. This is supposed to be Richard Dreyfuss, however it is not. The hairline is different both over the forehead and over the ear.In the very next shot you actually see Dreyfuss sitting behind the wheel of the vehicle and you can see his hairlines are much different.His hairline is receeding and there is no hair over his ears where in the opening scene the person has hair over his ear and on his forehead.

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Factual error: After Wil Wheaton fires a warning shot, he points the pistol at Kiefer Sutherland and pulls the hammer back to threaten him. However, this is a semi-automatic pistol, and the hammer would already be cocked after the shot he fired.

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Continuity mistake: The amount of blueberries and sauce on Lardass Davey Hogan, before he vomits, changes from shot to shot.

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Continuity mistake: In the tree-house scene near the beginning, the sleeve on Chris's t-shirt changes from being rolled up to rolled down. The most noticeable example of this is when they lift up the table to let Vern in and it cuts from a close-up to a wider shot.

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Revealing mistake: In the train scene, River Phoenix's voice has suddenly changed and he looks older. This scene was obviously shot last, and he has started going through puberty. But in terms of movie time, he has gone through puberty in two days.

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Continuity mistake: When Gordy returns to the junkyard after getting the food he sees his friends running away. The junkman yells at him and Gordy starts running away towards the fence. In the background he passes the same junk vehicles multiple times.

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Continuity mistake: When Gordie jumps over the fence away from Chopper and they all realise he's not fierce, the boys start to tease him. While Teddy's saying "Bite my ass, Choppy" the dog bites through the fence and Teddy pulls away, and then in the next shot he pulls away again and jumps differently.

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Factual error: When Gordy goes to get supplies at the store, as he is standing there the clerk is talking about Denny, and in the background on the shelf there is a bottle of Soft Scrub. It's supposed to be the 1960s, but Soft Scrub was not around until the early 80s.

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Continuity mistake: When Chris gives Gordie the loaded gun and it goes off behind the diner, they run away around the corner and Gordie get really mad Chris tricked him. Chris stops Gordie in front of a pale beige wall, and then when Chris tells him he didn't know it was loaded, they are in front of a glass window.

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Continuity mistake: When the boys are at the junk yard and they nominate Gordy to get the food, when Gordy jumps up and starts joking with the boys, Vern and Chris start to fight. Then the shot changes and suddenly Teddy, who was off to the side, is in the middle of the pile.

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Continuity mistake: Gordie's hair constantly changes throughout the film from floppy to gelled, i.e. in the scene on the trestle over the water he yells, "Train!" and his hair appears to be quite dry, without a parting. In the next short scene around the campfire, it looks perfectly combed and gelled. He can not have borrowed Vern's comb, since Vern lost it on the train bridge.

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Continuity mistake: When the four are deciding whether to cross the swamp, Chris pulls off a nearby tree branch to test the deepness. First the branch is quite flimsy and has two ends like a "Y" shape, and then after Chris pokes it into the marsh it becomes thicker with no split end.

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Continuity mistake: When the boys are up in the treehouse at the start of the movie, at one point Chris blows out some smoke into a cloud in front of him, but in the next shot it's completely disappeared.

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Continuity mistake: When Gordie, Chris, Vern and Teddy fall into the water, Teddy and Vern go completely under, but Gordie and Chris are able to keep their heads above the water. In the next shot, all four of them emerge from under the water.

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Continuity mistake: In the first shot of the scene where Gordie has a flashback of his family at the table, we see two pieces of corn near his plate. In the next shot of Gordie's plate, the pieces of corn are gone.

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Continuity mistake: In the treehouse, Gordie has a hair dangling over his forehead. But at the end of this scene, when they decide whether or not to go get the body, Gordie says "Sure," and the hair over his forehead is gone and his hair is neat and combed.

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Visible crew/equipment: There is a boom mike clearly visible in the billiard scene. [Edited in DVD]

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Continuity mistake: The blood on Gordie's hand change from shot to shot when he finds the leech downstairs, from being over most of his three middle fingers, to the ends of his index and middle, then to being all over again.

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Continuity mistake: In between shots of Lardass as Gordie says "By the time he was on his fifth pie, Lardass pretended that he wasn't eating pies.", the crust on Lardass' forehead disappears.

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Revealing mistake: In the car race scene with Ace and his gang you can see that it is not Ace driving when the car runs over the wood in the road.

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Continuity mistake: At the end of the first shot of Lardass drinking castor oil, the bottle is nearly full, but at the start of the next shot, the bottle is nearly empty. Because of the people talking in the background, they couldn't have cut forward to the part where he is finishing.

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Continuity mistake: Towards the end of the movie just after Gordie has scared off Ace and the gang, Gordie turns his head towards Chris when his friend repeats the "suck my fat one" insult. When the camera cuts, Gordie's suddenly facing forward again.

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Revealing mistake: Not to say Lardass was thin, but it is very clear that his shirt is stuffed up with something to make him appear very obese, when he is announced for the pie eating contest.

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Continuity mistake: About half way through their journey the boys clothes are very dirty, then they become spotless.

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Continuity mistake: During the mailbox baseball scene, Ace is shown with a cigarette in his mouth. Then after he strikes out and says "ah shit, I'm out", the cigarette is gone.

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Factual error: When they find the dead body, the body looks like it has been dead for only a short while, his face even had a pinkish color to it still. Factually, the body would be a lot more decomposed after a few days, bluish or white in color from the blood pooling at the bottom of the body, since the body was on its back.

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Continuity mistake: In the leech scene when the boys get out of the water, Chris takes off his shirt and there are no leeches on his back. But when Chris says "Gordie there are some on your back man. Are there any on mine." he has about 4 or 5 leeches on his back.

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Continuity mistake: When the four boys first come to the railroad, Vern shows them his comb. He is holding it upwards, then lowers it a little. Then when Gordie says "Lotta thinking Vern, thanks," his arm is straight down next to his side.

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Visible crew/equipment: In a bird's eye view when the boys cross the bridge, there is a camera visible at the end of the bridge.

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Revealing mistake: During the pie eating scene when the projectile stream of blueberries starts, the alignment is off for most of them, as it appears to come out of their noses and chins as well. The pie eating contestant next to the radio personality has their stream fall in an arc until it looks like it's coming from beneath their chin directly downward.

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Continuity mistake: When the boys are in the treehouse at the beginning, the coca cola bottle on the treehouse shelf constantly moves places between shots. The two sides of the bottle saying "coke" and "coca-cola" keep switching positions between shots also.

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Other mistake: In the treehouse scene, Teddy tells Vern that nobody will care if they didn't go to the drag race. When Teddy says this you can see Chris mouthing his lines.

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Continuity mistake: Near the start of the movie, in the tree house scene, Chris has a cigarette packet rolled up in the left sleeve of his T-shirt, the cigarette packet is seen to disappear and reappear several times during this scene.

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Continuity mistake: When the boys are roasting marshmallows, Verns falls off the stick in two pieces. When he picks it back up with the stick, it's whole again.

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Revealing mistake: When Davey cracks the egg, you can tell he doesn't crack it into his mouth. It slides down his cheek and hits the ground. You can actually hear this happen.

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Factual error: When the boys first start their hike at the railroad yard there is a modern transformer on a pole in the background. In 1959 they were smaller and black.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where all the boys are at the junkyard tossing their coins.Watch Chris reach Gordy back his coin, then the next shot Chris hands him the coin again.

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Revealing mistake: When Gordie cries after finding the body there are no tears in his eyes and his face is completely dry.

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Continuity mistake: Watch carefully in the scene where the four boys are running for their lives over the railway bridge. Chris and Teddy are in front, and Vern and Gordie are behind. In one shot we see just Vern and Gordie's feet, and quite a lot of the track behind them. You can see that there is no train behind them. In the very next shot, the train is about two metres behind them

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