The Parent Trap

Other mistake: When the girls leave camp they wave good-bye to each other. If you look closely it is obvious that one of the girls (the one in the distance waving) is a double who does not look like Susan / Sharon at all.

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Suggested correction: No one is waving in that scene. As a matter of fact, the one "in the distance" can't wave because both hands are holding suitcases. They kissed goodbye, not waved.

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Other mistake: After the camping trip, in the kitchen, Maggie McKendrick remarks that the camping trip ended early. (It did so because of the blowout with Vicki.) Later, Maggie tells Mitch that she had made extra food for him and Susan for the next evening (done before they got home), because she and Sharon would be leaving in the morning. This is inconsistent.

Continuity mistake: When the twins are in the cabin and Sharon offers Susan a Fig Newton, the cookies are is a jumble in the box. A moment later, the cookies are in a clean row.

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Mitch Evers: Hey, Maggie, you look pretty good. What did you do to yourself?
Margaret 'Maggie' McKendrick: Do to myself?

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Trivia: Hayley Mills mom accidentally mistook Hayley Mills stunt double for Hayley. Hayley's mom tapped the double on her head and said "Hayley come on."

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Question: What kind of judge would agree to this kind of custody arrangement?

Answer: None. It's total fiction made up solely for the purpose of the movie. Even for a movie, it's far beyond the "suspension of disbelief" that siblings would ever be divided up between the two parents, and neither would have no contact with them, much less be prevented from knowing they had a brother or sister.

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It was during the 1960s, the courts had no way of forcing parents to share children. They could have very easily just stayed away from each other out of the view of the judicial system.

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