Labyrinth

Continuity mistake: As Hoggle and Sarah fall out the end of the chute that leads to the Bog of Eternal Stench, look closer and you can see that Sarah falls through the end of the chute twice. (00:52:45)

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Continuity mistake: Sarah is rescued from her fake house and head towards the gates to the Goblin City. Hoggle is seen poking his head out in the wide shot and then a close-up. The things around Hoggle change in the two shots. (01:14:25)

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Continuity mistake: Ludo holds Sir Didymus up by his staff and promptly drops him on the ground. He gets up, whacks Ludo in the knee with his staff and then his plastic staff bends and folds over as it hits the knee. Yet in the following shots his staff is creaseless and straight again. (00:58:10)

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Continuity mistake: After Sarah runs up the stairs and shouts, "I can't do anything right, can I?" in the next two close-ups of her stepmother, the foyer table stands on an area rug with multi floral at the edge, inner red floral and a center floral medallion. As the camera pans out in the next shot, the table stands on the medallion, whereas in the previous close-ups it stood farther over, on the red. (00:05:35)

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Continuity mistake: The twin doors in the bedroom fly open, and as a result the curtains are opened and pulled behind each of the doors as the owl flies through. However in the close-up of the owl attacking Sarah the curtains are visible and they are now blowing in front of the open doorway. Then as Jareth's shadow is seen on the rug, it's clear that the curtains are pulled apart by their shadow, which is also the case in the next shot of Jareth standing in the doorway with the curtains indeed pulled behind the doors. (00:11:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Sarah is telling the story to Toby, she stands in front of the mirror, and puts Toby's stripy hat on. In one shot, she pulls it to the back of her head, but in the next shot, it's pulled down on her head, as normal. (00:07:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Sarah first meets the Goblin King, she has on Camel colored semi-formal flat shoes, but when she starts the labyrinth, her shoes have changed to brown suede loafers. She didn't change her shoes beforehand.

Continuity mistake: In Sarah's fathers bedroom, the green chair that sits by the back doors changes position during the scenes, and the cushion and soft toy that sit on it often change their position as well. (00:08:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Sarah runs to the side of the 'bubble' and smashes the glass with a chair, you can see that the table and the chair that she uses aren't reflected in the glass as she runs up to it. (01:06:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Sarah is at the park reciting the Labyrinth play, she has stud earrings in each ear. When she arrives home and then argues with her mum, they have gone. (00:03:10 - 00:05:25)

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Continuity mistake: Sarah goes to pick up the fairy that dropped right by the wall. But in the next shot, you see Sarah stand up with the fairy in her hands, and she is now standing quite a way from the wall. (00:14:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Sarah first enters the labyrinth, and is running down the passage, the branches, bits of log and wood etc., change, disappear and reappear between different angled shots as she runs. (00:17:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Jareth throws the snake at Sarah, from a back shot the snake goes over her shoulders and crosses over by her neck, but in the next front shot the snake is only in front of Sarah and isn't over her shoulders anymore. (00:13:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Sarah, Hoggle, Ludo and Sir Didymus enter the center of the Goblin City, a cannonball is fired at them, but it misses and it hits a clean portion of one house's white wall. However in a previous shot, the same portion of wall was covered in a black grubby substance. (01:16:40)

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Continuity mistake: At the gates to the Goblin City, when Hoggle jumps from the metallic robot, Sarah runs to his aid. In that overhead wide shot and in the following shots, her hair changes as she speaks with Hoggle. (01:17:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Sarah leaves her room, because she realises Toby has her teddy she leaves and swings her door open. But when she leaves Toby's room, her bedroom door is shut, and her parents couldn't shut it as they're out. (00:06:40 - 00:09:55)

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Continuity mistake: In the park, Sarah looks up when she hears thunder and in the front shot the headpiece ribbons are in front of her left shoulder. In the next back shot both sides are behind her shoulders, yet in the following front shot the left ones are in front again. (00:03:35)

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Continuity mistake: Sarah picks up the rocks that have rolled towards her, in order to save Ludo. The leaves in the corner area that the rocks are in are arranged differently in the close-ups and wide shots. (00:42:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Sarah, Ludo and Hoggle wait for guards to run by, she says, "Be careful. Okay," and the houses around them are visible. Later, when the six Goblins are blasted up in the air, they are in the same area, but this time there are two large planks of wood mounted on the home's stone wall to their right, under the small semi-circular window. (01:21:00 - 01:24:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Sarah reaches Jareth's throne room, before she says, "Oh no," there is a wide shot of the room. When she says, "That's the only way he ..." things in the room have changed position. (01:26:40)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Sarah and Hoggle are in the Bog of Eternal Stench and they almost fall in, look in the top left hand corner of the overhead shot and you will see a boom microphone. (Only on Blu-ray edition). (00:53:40)

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Worm: 'Ello.
Sarah: Did you say hello?
Worm: No, I said 'ello, but that's close enough.

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Trivia: In every scene where Sarah is sitting at her vanity table, to the right of the screen you can see a doll that resembles Jareth, complete with crystal ball.

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Question: This has always confused me. In the scene with the guards, which one always lies and the other always speaks the truth, Sarah asks which door leads to the castle gate then she figures out the riddle and chooses a door. However, the door she chooses, the supposedly correct choice, doesn't lead her to the entrance instead it's a trap. So did she choose the wrong door, or just the wrong direction for the hands to take her?

Answer: To add to that, the other door was supposed to lead her to certain death, and technically the oubliette wasn't exactly certain death.

Answer: She did choose the right door...if she had chosen up, she would have very likely come out at the castle, but she chose down.

If you pay attention down was also the correct answer. The Goblin king was angry when he discovered she was down there "She never should have made it this far" or something similar upon finding this out. Had she chosen up she would have ended up back at the beginning.

Answer: Sarah did indeed select the right door and did ask a sensible, albeit confusing question. The reason she fell into the oubliette (and the helping hands) is because as she walked through the door she said "I think I'm getting smarter. This is a piece of cake" - saying "piece of cake" within the Labyrinth to say how easy something is brings bad luck upon those who say it. Sarah said it to Jareth and he upped the stakes (reducing her time). Hoggle said it later (in Goblin City) and then they got surrounded by Goblins.

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