The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman (2017)

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Deliberate mistake: At the end when PT hands over his top hat to Philip, Philip has a coat with tails. They disappear during his number. In fact they disappear mid-shot - he runs onstage and they're there when he starts sliding, but disappear in the split second he's behind a woman in a purple dress. (01:34:25)

Continuity mistake: When Barnum goes to see Charity by the beach at the end of the film, they embrace. As the camera shows a close up of their faces Charity's head is on Barnum's right shoulder, but when they reverse the shot to shot her expression she is now on his left shoulder.

Continuity mistake: PT arrives home to tell Charity that he's been fired. Depending on the angle, a long strand of hair falls over her left cheek or not. This keeps swapping back and forth.

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Continuity mistake: When Jenny Lind is first introduced and is walking in, she doesn't have gloves on. When she shakes PT Barnum and Philip Carlisle's hand she does.

Continuity mistake: When Zac Efron and Hugh Jackman are talking in the circus tent during the second performance of the song at The Greatest Show, Zac's jacket is unbuttoned, revealing his button up shirt, ascot, and formal vest, but as he runs on stage, his jacket is magically buttoned up, and there is no sign of lumps from the ascot.

Continuity mistake: When young PT makes young Charity laugh, she spills tea over her dress, leaving it soaking wet. When the angle changes it's almost dry.

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Continuity mistake: During the "This is me" sequence, the tattooed man is wearing a red cape. During the last few seconds of the song, he loses the cape and then it reappears again.

Factual error: At the end the museum burns down to the ground and Barnum and Phillip decide to open up again. However once the new circus is open we see Barnum leave to see his daughter perform in the ballet. But in reality it was over 5 years from when the museum burnt down to when the circus opened. Yet his daughter is the same age.

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Factual error: It is portrayed that P.T. Barnum starts the circus while he is relatively young. However this was not the case. He was already 60 when he started his now famous circus.

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Factual error: When they go to visit the Queen, the Union flag is being flown above Buckingham Palace. The union flag is only flown when the Queen is not in residence. As the Queen is in residence, the 'Royal Standard' flag should be flown. And anyway, the union flag has only been flown at the palace since the death of Princess Diana in 1997.


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