Newsies

Newsies (1992)

33 mistakes

Continuity mistake: As Jack Kelly rides the horse near the end of the "Santa Fe" sequence, his hat is waving behind him. When it cuts to a different angle the hat is on his head. Note: This was a specific detail put in by the director, symbolizing the boy's mental transition from New York to Santa Fe. However, it failed and is commonly seen as an editing mistake.

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Factual error: During the big Newsies rally when Medda is singing "High Times", as she is swinging, lighted exit signs can be seen. I don't believe that those were around in 1899.

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Other mistake: When Pulitzer is reading the headline "Trolley Strike Drags on for Third Week" out loud he uses the magnifying glass to read, but reads faster than he is dragging it.

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Continuity mistake: During the opening number, The kid with the brown, hard, top hat (as the boys are at the gate and when the Delancy Brothers are there) messes up the kids hair in fornt of him. When he puts his hat on correctly his hair is hanging down on the right side. Later his hat is off and when the camera switches angles a split second later, the hat returns.

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Continuity mistake: At Puliter office "Looking For Ways to Make More Money" there is no note paper on the table. After going through the options Sikes mysteriously picks up a piece of paper and reads it.

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Continuity mistake: During the scene in the Jacobs' house when they get out the birthday cake, Sarah takes a plate of cake and begins to hand it to Jack. After she picks up the plate, she picks up a fork, putting it in the same hand as the plate. In the next shot, she hands the same plate to Jack, but there's no fork in her hand. In fact, Jack starts to reach for the fork, only to realize that it isn't there. Sarah hands him a fork a moment later (same shot).

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Factual error: When Jack Kelly and David go to see Spot, Spot is wearing a jacket with his sleeves rolled up. When he shakes Jack Kelly's hand, you can see the tan line from his watch.

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Revealing mistake: In the scene where Sarah (David's sister) punches one of the Delaney brothers after being harrassed in the alley, she draws back to throw a punch. She first bangs her hand on the brick wall then, after she throws the punch, she punches the other brick wall extremely hard. You can see her bend over whencing in pain and grabbing her hand right before they switch camera views. When they switch camera angles, she's no longer crouched over and she's obviously had time to recover.

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Visible crew/equipment: When the three boys are leaning up in their chairs in the "King of New York" song, there are hands visible that are pushing the chairs up.

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Continuity mistake: While hiding from Snyder in Meddas place, Les is standing next to the guy with a puppet but moments later that same guy is seen moving next to Les to where he should already be.

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Continuity mistake: In "Once and For All" Jack's shirt changes color, between shots.

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Continuity mistake: The beginning of the "seize the day" scene, there's a shot of the statue, and it's all 'dressed up'. (Paper hat, strike sign, pink necklace, etc.) The camera shot changes, then when you see the statue again in the same scene, it's perfectly clean.

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Continuity mistake: During "Seize the Day" you see all of the banner material is on the left side of the statue then it is gone.

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Other mistake: In the scene after "King of New York" when they are planning the rally, Kid Blink is in the back and is supposed to be handed a drink, but gets passed by, so he shares the drink for the toast with the Newsie next to him.

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Continuity mistake: During the Santa Fe number, Jack has his rope tied around his waist. As he comes down the street past wagon and hops on horse he does not have the rope anymore.

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Deliberate mistake: When David brings Jack home to meet the family and at the beginning of Santa Fe number.It starts raining buckets during dinner and the cake scene, but less than a minute passes and it is dry enough to sit down on the stairs at the beginning of the Santa Fe number. Then during the song "Santa Fe" and later in the dance sequence, the ground is dry as Jack is kicking up dust.

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Continuity mistake: When they first decide to go on strike, they are walking out of the gate and David has papers in his hand. Later in the scene just before reaching for the statue he no longer has the papers in his hand anymore.

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Continuity mistake: Right after Jack and David get back from Brooklyn, the newsies are standing around a statue listening to Jack tell them the results of the visit to Spot. Racetrack is smoking a cigarette. He says, "Maybe we should hold off for a while" (or something to that effect), and then puts the cigarette to his mouth. The shot changes angles and Racetrack's hand is down by his side. There's no way he could have moved that quickly.

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Continuity mistake: In the opening Song "Carrying the Banner" Jack is talking to Mush and turns away from him as he is trying to button his pants, his shirt is tucked in as well. After he lathers his face and throws shaving cream at Mush he starts to sing and if you look, his pants appears buttoned and his shirt is hanging out.

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Continuity mistake: During "Seize the day Number' there are 2 boys on the statue, mere seconds later there are four boys and we see one get down, but in the next shot there are 5 boys on the statue.

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Other mistake: In the scene when the nuns are giving the Newsies food when Kid Blink sings "Something to wake me up", one of the kids behind him is mouthing out the words.

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Continuity mistake: When Medda is singing "high times, hard times" with the newsies, she skips down a walk way with Kid Blink and Racetrack. The shot changes to Jack and Sarah, then goes back to Medda singing. But the two boys who lift her onto the higher stage after she was skipping aren't Kid Blink or Racetrack. They're different newsies. And then a few shots later you see Racetrack and Kid Blink somewhere else, singing along.

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Continuity mistake: At 1:22:39 David throws the news article on the table but nowhere near Les. At 1:22:41 Les wraps his hotdog with the article that is within arm's length of him.

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Other mistake: In the song "King of New York", Mush is down on the floor singing 'a star for one whole minute' but in the next shot we see him tap dancing on the table.

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Continuity mistake: During "Seize the Day" Mush is wiping off with a white towel, and then when he starts to sing, he reaches for the towel again. There is no other towel visible for him to be reaching for.

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Continuity mistake: At 22:50 a guy is waving a sign that says: "Trolley strike unfair to workers" in front of the Magazine store and behind the boys. At 22:57, on a wide angle, he is gone.

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Continuity mistake: Towards the end of the movie when the newsies are standing by the large statue and all of the other children start coming, there is a shot of all the newsies together and you can see Spot in the background. In the shot right after, Spot is shown leading the Brooklyn newsies.

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Continuity mistake: The Delancy brothers are chasing jack (at the rally) with Morris the closest to him. As he reachs up to grab Jack, to keep him from jumping, the camera cuts to his feet and his hands are missing, as he jumps to safety.

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Continuity mistake: The Soaking scene. The wagon is covered. All of a sudden the wagon is bare (top) as the Boys tip it over which spills all of the papers. Then after the kids at racetrack are throwing bundles off of the wagon, the wagon is covered again and upright, while seconds later it is back on it's side.

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Audio problem: During the scene where the newsies find out that Jack has turned scabber, Weasel asks David if he'd like a new suit of his own. David yells "Never. I'm not like you." But his mouth isn't moving when he says "I'm not like you."

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Factual error: In "Santa Fe," Jack sings the line "Far from the lousy headlines and the deadlines in between." The word "deadline" was not used in this sense until the 1920s (the movie is set in 1899).

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Revealing mistake: In the opening scene, when Jack is woken by the landlord, he slips into his natural British accent when he yells at the landlord and calls him "mad."

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Other mistake: The newspaper headline on the first day of the strike (the day Crutchy was arrested) is the same headline on the last day of the strike.

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