Continuity mistake: When Norma and Helen are in the salon, and they are talking about Carrie going to the prom with Tommy, Norma is getting a fancy hairdo done for the prom. But in the next gym scene, she has her plain braids and a cap on. (00:48:20)

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Suggested correction: When you watch the movie leading up to that event, it's obvious that Norma is a tomboy, and is always wearing a ball cap and wearing her hair like that. It's who she is and perhaps decided after her hair was done that it wasn't really like her and decided to go back to her look after she saw the result.

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Continuity mistake: Billy Nolan's 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS changes to a 1967 Pontiac GTO, then back to the Chevelle SS as Carrie overturns it. (01:17:50 - 01:21:10)

Continuity mistake: When Carrie makes the ashtray flip off of the Headmasters desk, a mess of ash and cigarettes fall onto the edge of his desk, but in the next overhead shot, the desk is clean. (00:08:45)

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Continuity mistake: At the prom scene after the bucket of blood has fallen there is a frontal shot of Carrie without the tiara she had been wearing. The subsequent overhead shot shows the tiara clearly visible. (01:13:10)

Revealing mistake: When Sue Snell wakes from her nightmare, listen carefully as her mother comforts her. At one point, she calls her Amy, which is the actress's real name (they're mother and daughter in real life).

Continuity mistake: At the end when Carrie's mom stabs her in the back and she rolls down the stairs,we can see blood on her back.But later when Carrie has telekinetically killed her mom and is dragging her into the closet,the blood has disappeared.

Visible crew/equipment: As the house is crumbling in on itself in one of the last scenes, there are a couple of shots of the ceiling being pushed in by some 'unseen force'. If you look closely as the last bit is falling, you can catch a glimpse of a hand and black sleeve pushing it in.

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Revealing mistake: When Carrie is hurling knives telekinetically, the first knife which hits her mother in the hand, you can see the metal protection plate that the knife actually hits instead. (01:25:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Carrie breaks a mirror in her house late in the movie, you could see it was shattered. When her mother enters, the mirror only has a few cracks in it. If Carrie put the pieces back with her mind, there would be more cracks.

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Revealing mistake: When Carrie is hurling knives telekinetically at her mother near the end, spot the wire attached to (and subsequently controlling) the last few knives, particularly the vegetable peeler.

Continuity mistake: When the teacher reads Tommy's poem in class, the position of Carrie's hair constantly changes from in front of, to behind her shoulder. (00:18:45)

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Continuity mistake: The amount of pigs blood on her Carrie's face and dress changes, after it is dumped on her, through a couple of shots. (01:12:35 - 01:14:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Billy and Chris are placing the pigs blood above the stage, Billy spills three drops of blood onto Chris' torch, but in the next shot there is only one drop on it. (00:46:00)

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Revealing mistake: After killing her, Carrie drags her mother into the closet, yet you can see her mother is walking. (01:28:35)

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Factual error: In the DVD theatrical trailer for "Carrie," Stephen King's name is misspelled. It is spelled "Steven".

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Continuity mistake: When Carrie's mother locks Carrie in the closet, Carrie takes a box of matches, lights the match, then lights a candle and places the matchbox down on a Bible. In the next shot the matchbox is gone. (00:15:40)

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Character mistake: During the opening scene, the girls are playing volleyball. The score was announced, and game point was announced. When the ball is served it comes to Sue, she hits the ball twice, in succession, which is against the rules, she is on the same team as Carrie. This should have ended the game, but the point continues, the team they are both on gets the ball over the net, then it comes back, right at Carrie, she does not hit the ball, then the game is over, and a few of her teammates can be heard saying various insults about her inability to play the game and so forth. If they would have been playing by the rules, the ball should have never even came to Carrie.


Continuity mistake: After Carrie wreaks havoc on the high school prom and exits the high school Gym at the end keep an eye on the streamers in the windows. They aren't even burning. You can tell the fire is super-imposed by the camera.

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Continuity mistake: When Billy and Chris are in the car, driving along, there is no rear-view mirror in the car, yet one appears when they pull up and make out. (00:30:40 - 00:33:15)

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Audio problem: When Chris and Billy are in the car she calls him a stupid sh*t, and he lightly hits her cheek with the back of his hand, yet a huge slapping noise is made.

Carrie: Tommy?
Tommy Ross: Yeah?
Carrie: Why?
Tommy Ross: Why what?
Carrie: Why am I here?
Tommy Ross: Because it's the prom.
Carrie: Why am I here with you?
Tommy Ross: Because I asked you.
Carrie: Why'd you ask me?
Tommy Ross: Because I wanted to.
Carrie: Why'd you want to?
Tommy Ross: Because you liked my poem. Only I didn't write it. Somebody else did.
Carrie: Oh.

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Trivia: Betty Buckley really slapped Nancy Allen across the face during the detention scene. Brian DePalma wanted the right reaction.

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