The Road to El Dorado

Continuity mistake: After the ball game, there is a cut over Miguel's eyebrow. Right after this scene, the cut has disappeared.

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Continuity mistake: When the two men are running away from the soldiers, they see two water barrels and there is no board underneath them. A second later, the men jump into them, and now there is a board underneath them.

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Continuity mistake: When Miguel and Tulio first arrive to the island, they bump into a skeleton. When Cortes arrives at the island later in the film, there's only a skull. The bones that were there earlier have vanished.

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Continuity mistake: The color of the weapon Tzekel-Kan uses to punch the victim into the whirlpool, changes from brown to white to brown again.

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Continuity mistake: The armor of the soldier Tulio bumps into in the beginning goes from being shiny enough to see his reflection in it, to not shiny at all, to really shiny again.

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Continuity mistake: When Cortes comes to the El Dorado island, he sees that Miguel and Tulio's footprints lead directly from the boat to the jungle. But this is not what happened. Miguel and Tulio arrived to the island, bumped into two skeletons, ran back to the boat, walked around the beach for a while, and THEN went into the jungle. This is what the footprints should have shown.

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Continuity mistake: When Altivo the horse jumps out of the boat he has normal horseshoes, then after Cortes leaves he reveals his golden horseshoes, then when Chel stirrups him he is back in normal horseshoes.

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Continuity mistake: The number of natives holding onto the ropes to prevent the giant statue from falling keeps changing in the final scene. There are usually several huge rows of them, but in some shots there are no more than 15 or so.

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Continuity mistake: When the two men are climbing over the fence to get away from the bull, you can see that the the part of the fence they're climbing is made up of 15 planks, but in the very next shot it's made up of 9 planks.

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Continuity mistake: During the sacrifice scene, Chel throws out petals from a bowl. You can tell the bowl is almost empty, but a second later the bowl is much fuller than it previously was.

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Continuity mistake: While running away from the giant jaguar, Chel tells the men to get on the horse. In this shot, there is a throne standing in front of the staircase, but in the very next shot as the horse starts galloping away, the throne has disappeared.

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Continuity mistake: When the men first arrive at the El Dorado island, their boat constantly changes position.

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Continuity mistake: During the song "On the Trail We Blaze" Miguel and Tulio pass by a rock shaped as an animal with its mouth open and there are vines hanging over it. Later in the film, Tzekel-Kan leads Cortes and his men to this rock, and the vines hanging over it are different.

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Continuity mistake: When the two men arrive at El Dorado, someone runs off to tell the chief. This person has yellow clasps around his arms, but when he finally gets to the chief he is wearing red clasps.

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Continuity mistake: When Miguel and Tulio first enter the city there are plenty of vines at the entrance. But when they sail out of it at the end, there are no vines.

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Continuity mistake: As Miguel kisses the sand he bumps into a skeleton. The skull is the first part he sees. However when the camera rises over the skeletons, you can see the skeleton's arm is stretched out. It wasn't there earlier.

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Continuity mistake: After Tulio and Miguel arrive in El Dorado, Miguel's earrings disappear and reappear between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When the monster corners the two men at the edge of the cliff, there are no vines on the ground. Then after punching Tzekel-Kan, Tulio says "Tie him up" and vines have appeared.

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Continuity mistake: At the start of the film, when Miguel wins the map, he rolls it up vertically. Later in the film, when they first arrive at the El Dorado island, he takes it out of his shirt and unfolds it horizontally.

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Continuity mistake: When Tzekel-Kan introduces the ball-playing team, he states that there are 15 of them. In the next shot, as the team runs back to where they came from, there are suddenly only six of them. The number of players changes constantly throughout the entire ball game.

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Continuity mistake: The position of the seagull changes after it dies.

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Continuity mistake: When Tzekel-Kan puts the ball on the floor shouting "Play ball," the shadow of the ball is at a completely different angle than it is in the next shot of it.

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Continuity mistake: In one scene the ball players are kneeling in the background while Miguel is protesting Tzekel-Kan's intention on sacrificing them. In this shot, one of them has blue feathers in their hair and one has red feathers. A few seconds later, they lift Miguel on their shoulders, and none of them have any feathers in their hair.

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Continuity mistake: Miguel and Tulio are in a barrel of water when they stowaway onto the ship. So when they burst out of it, why aren't they soaking wet?

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Continuity mistake: At the end, Miguel notices that Tulio's sail is stuck, so he rides his horse down a huge staircase and jumps onboard in order to save him. In the shot of him jumping on the horse for the first time, the natives are seen in the background on the same level, holding onto their ropes. Then Miguel starts riding down the staircase, and suddenly they are all the way at the bottom, by the river.

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Continuity mistake: When the people of El Dorado are bowing after Miguel and Tulio 'make' the volcano stop erupting, Tzekel-kan's assistant magically appears in the hallway in front of them.

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Continuity mistake: When Miguel and Tulio are hiding in the barrels on the ship, they push the corks out so they can breath, but a second later the corks have disappeared from the ground.

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Continuity mistake: When the crowd has Miguel on their shoulders, in one shot his arms are raised, but in the next they're lowered.

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Continuity mistake: When the sailor unrolls the map to show Miguel an Tulio, the stone symbolizing the gods is to the left of the skull. But when Miguel is reading it and says "Look, look" the stone is directly under the skull.

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Continuity mistake: After Tulio tells the sailors that they have nothing to bet with one of them replies "Oh yeah, I got this" and shows them the map. When he does this, the face of the weeping woman on the map faces to the left, however later in the film when the two men use the map to identify where they are, the woman's face faces forward.

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Continuity mistake: After Tulio successfully rolls a seven and wins the map, the dice are visible near the large pile of gold. Then as Tulio begins scooping it up, the pile is much smaller, and the dice are not there anymore.

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Continuity mistake: When Miguel and Tulio see the fountain shaped as a weeping woman, there are plenty of trees nearby and rocks are visible in the middle of the river. Later in the film, when Tzekel Kan surfaces at this area after falling into the whirlpool, the nearby trees are totally different, and the rocks in the river have vanished.

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Continuity mistake: When Miguel is pulling the leeches off Miguel's back, the position of the leeches change between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Miguel and Tulio are lost at sea in the rowboat, a seagull lands on one of the oars and then dies. They try to get it, but a shark gets to it before them, and bites off the oar while doing so. In the following scenes, the oar is intact again.

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Continuity mistake: When the two men bump into the skeletons, one of them has a sword sticking out near its head. A few minutes later, Miguel grabs the sword, and now it is much further away from the skeleton's head.

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Continuity mistake: When Miguel and Tulio fall off the cliff at the end of "The Trail We Blaze" and land next to the tall rock carving, Miguel is briefly knocked unconscious when he hits the ground. When he is first shown on the ground, he is lying with his head a couple of feet away from the rock. A few seconds later when Tulio kneels down to wake him up, he is lying with his back right up against the rock.

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Continuity mistake: When Tulio and Miguel steal the row boat, Miguel is wearing shoes all the way up to saving the horse, then he climbs back into the boat without shoes. They magically reappear just after the shark eats the seagull, then Tulio is barefooted the whole time up until the same scene. Shortly after reaching land they're barefoot again and then the shoes reappear again when they're following the trail.

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Continuity mistake: After Miguel unintentionally kisses the skull, the cracks on the skull change between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Miguel and Tulio jump out of their rowboat yelling "It's land." you can tell there's nothing on the beach. But then they kiss the sand and a skeleton has appeared.

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Continuity mistake: At the start of the ball game Tzekel-Kan puts the ball down on a flat surface, shouting "Play ball.' But in the next shot there are a couple of tiny pieces of rock near the ball.

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Continuity mistake: When Miguel and Tulio first arrive at the El Dorado island, the moss and plants near Whistling Rock (shaped as an eagle's head) change between shots and also change later in the film.

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Continuity mistake: The shape of the spear that Tzekel-Kan's assistant has, changes in the scene where he first sees Miguel and Tulio next to the waterfall.

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Continuity mistake: After Tzekel-Kan pushes his assistant into the potion, the bowls and items that were there previously have vanished.

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Continuity mistake: When Miguel kisses the skull after arriving at El Dorado's island it is facing towards the ocean. But when Cortes arrives later on, it is facing away from the ocean.

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Continuity mistake: When Miguel and Tulio are sailing out of El Dorado and almost hit a stalactite, between shots the stalactite becomes more pointy.

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Continuity mistake: When Miguel and Tulio first arrive at El Dorado, the volcano is visible near the palace, but it disappears later in the film.

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Continuity mistake: Altive kicks Tzekel-Kan's jaguar-like monster in the eye, leaving several cracks, The cracks constantly change between shots, particularly in the scene where the monster has cornered Miguel and Tulio at the edge of the cliff over the water.

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Continuity mistake: When the two men are under the deck planning an escape, Tulio has a black eye. A little later, when they are escaping by boat, the black eye is gone. A black eye would have taken longer to heal.

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Continuity mistake: The skull that Miguel and Tulio meet at the beginning, is very obviously different to the one Cortes crushes later on.

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Continuity mistake: When Miguel is feeding the birds, they switch position between shots.

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Continuity mistake: During the scene when Miguel and Tulio are having an argument, Tzekel-Kan, who is listening to them, changes position between shots.

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