Labyrinth

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 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.

Revealing mistake: Back in her room Sarah puts things away in her vanity drawer, including her music box. The diameter of the music box is greater than the height of the sides of the drawer, which would prevent the drawer from closing properly. On the white front of the vanity table above that drawer, the top lip is cut away to allow for the important shot of Sarah closing the drawer. (00:34:40)

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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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Continuity mistake: When Sarah leaves Toby's room, just after saying the Goblin wish, you can see two paintings hanging beside Sarah's bedroom door. They have a wooden frame, but when the shot changes, and Sarah walks towards her bedroom door, the paintings have changed, and the frame of the painting is now metal. Then when Sarah enters Toby's room again the paintings have changed back to the wooden framed ones.The bottom picture itself also changes.In the 1st shot there seems to be a bouqet of flowers but when Sarah is outside of the room the picture is of a long bare landscape. (00:09:35 - 00:10:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Hoggle and Sarah fall out of the chute that leads to the bog of eternal stench, between shots, the amount and position of leaves on the ledge changes constantly. (00:52:45 - 00:53:40)

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Continuity mistake: When the Junk Lady says, "Well, what about this? This is not junk," as she hands Sarah the music box, Sarah turns in her chair, brings the music box close to look at it and the toys piled behind Sarah are higher than her head. After a close-up of the Junk Lady, in the next shot of Sarah, she is still bringing the music box a bit closer to her as she turns in her chair and the toys piled behind her are now only up to her shoulders. (01:13:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Hoggle and Sarah climb out of the large pot, the table underneath the pot has dirt on it. The amount/position of the dirt changes in the following shots. (00:38:10)

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Continuity mistake: In Sarah's father's bedroom, the rocking horse that sits near the back doors is seen throughout the shots in the bedroom and its positions changes several times. (00:10:30)

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Deliberate mistake: When the rocks invade Goblin City, one Goblin runs into his home shouting, "I've had enough. I'm going to bed," in a close-up. His distinctive home and the one beside it, are the same homes seen near the large main gate, when Sir Didymus and the crazy riders squared off earlier (and other shots). However, in the close-up, things such as the long rope mounted to the pulley above the door disappear, and yet, pottery, baskets, etc., suddenly appear. (01:21:20 - 01:24:45)

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Continuity mistake: After Jareth throws the snake at Sarah, the Goblins around the bedroom laugh, and the one at the headboard ducks behind the pillow changing the pillow's position. Yet when Sarah says, "But I have to have my brother back," the pillow is back in the exact same position, with the same creases as before the Goblin moved it. (00:13:35)

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Plot hole: Throughout the film Sarah's clothes stay very clean, although she frequently falls into dirty places, such as the oubliette and the chute. (00:19:20 - 01:32:00)

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Continuity mistake: In the tunnel as the cleaners approach, Sarah and Hoggle fall with the door as it slams to the ground near the ladder. The bottom of the ladder is surrounded by the broken door as well as other debris. When Hoggle and Sarah climb the ladder, one of the ladder rungs fall and there is a shot of the bottom of the ladder, but the debris at the bottom differs from the previous shot. (00:36:40 - 00:37:35)

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Audio problem: When Sarah meets Hoggle, while exterminating fairies, she says, "You're horrible," but her lips do not move. (00:15:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Sarah walks towards Toby's cot before pulling back the sheets, just before approaching it, there is a shot of the cot. Then in the next shot it shows Sarah reach down then pull back the covers. Between the two shots the covers and pillow have moved and changed their position. (00:10:45)

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Continuity mistake: After Sarah finally asks Hoggle the right question, the doors to the labyrinth open, beside the flower vines on the wall, and the dirt ground between the doors is clear. In the following close-up, when Sarah begins to enter, the flower vines on the wall noticeably differ. Then when Ludo walks out and slams the doors, the ground between the doors is covered in leaves. (00:16:25 - 00:18:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Sarah is finally back in her room, she sees Ludo, Sir Didymus and Hoggle in the reflection of her vanity mirror. Her white dress that lies on her bed changes position when seen on the real bed, the close-ups in the reflection and the semi close-ups in the reflection. (01:35:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Hoggle jumps off the huge metallic robot, we see him land parallel to the foot of the robot as he lies on the ground. When Sarah runs to him, Hoggle's head is now right up against the foot, while he lies there. Yet in the next shot as Sarah asks if he's alright, still lying on the ground, he is not near the giant foot. (01:17:50)

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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: The Baby "Toby" is played by Toby Froud, the son of the man who did the character design, Brian Froud.

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