West Side Story

Other mistake: During "Cool," there's a shot where they're doing a sort of knee turn, and you can see Tucker Smith in the background spinning too many times (you can see him start to stick out his arms to stop himself). (01:58:20)

Other mistake: When Nardo is piercing John's ear, it's obviously just him and the Sharks, but then in the shot from above, you can see all the Jets running to the rescue. Also, Ice is already there, throwing a Shark off of John.

Other mistake: When Anita sings, "and the natives steaming" her fingers get caught in the fringe of her dress. (00:50:05)

Other mistake: In the prologue, after Riff stands up and signals to the other Jets to follow him, they all stand up, then in the next shot you can see Baby John stand up again.

Other mistake: During "Cool," Baby John spins around and when he stops with his arms spread out, his right foot stumbles a little. (01:58:15)

Other mistake: During the dance at the gym, Maria doesn't snap each time she should have. Natalie Wood was unable to snap, so it was dubbed (as well as her singing, which was dubbed by Marni Nixon).

Continuity mistake: When Maria is hitting Tony while saying "Killer," her hair is across her left cheek. In the next shot, it is completely away from her face. (01:48:20)

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Anybodys, Tomboy: Hey buddy boys.
Action: Ah, go wear a skirt.
Anybodys, Tomboy: Listen.
Ice: The first thing we do is we start showin' around like we have nothin' to hide.
Anybodys, Tomboy: Listen.
A-Rab: Supposin' they ask us about the rumble?
Anybodys, Tomboy: Supposin' they ask you where's Tony and what party's lookin' for him? with A GUN.
Ice: Hey, you know somethin'?
Anybodys, Tomboy: I know I gotta go get a skirt.

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Trivia: "West Side Story" was the first film to win the Best Picture Academy Award for two directors (Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins).

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