Continuity mistake: During the scene in which the homeless character portrayed by Steve Buscemi is having a conversation with Longfellow, he is eating a slice of his favourite pizza; French Fries & Oreos. In shot in the scene Buscemi takes a bite out of the slice of pizza, and there is one Oreo on the slice, toward the front of it. Then the shot goes to Longfellow for a moment, and in the next shot of Buscemi, the Oreo is suddenly at the other end of the slice. The Oreo continues moving from the front to the back of the slice throughout the scene.
Continuity mistake: The most flame retardant box of cereal ever! When Deeds saves the woman from the burning building, there is a box of cereal next to the window that is on fire, and only on fire at the top of the box. The scene takes three or four minutes, yet through it all the fire never spreads to the rest of the box or dies out. The top just keeps on burning. Product placement, methinks...
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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Deeds is tossing the cats out the window, he throws a black cat with white paws which gets caught by a dog. The dog runs by a guy who suddenly has the cat in his hands without bending over to pick it up. Not only that, but the cat has become grey with black stripes.
Continuity mistake: When Deeds is walking and talking with Chuck and Anderson, Deeds spots Mr. Wetherley slowly walking along the street. Deeds then runs over to him, and offers him a 'lift.' Wetherley is walking past a shop, and there is a bench outside the shop with a little black litter bin beside it. The distance between the bench and the bin changes three/four times between shots.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Deeds is rescuing "Pam" from the fake mugging, he catches up to the 'mugger', grabs him and throws him into a series of garbage cans sitting beside a building. While falling, he drops Pam's purse near where the garbage cans were sitting. But after Deeds finishes beating up the mugger, he picks up the purse, which has now mysteriously moved across the sidewalk in front of the cable barriers on the curb.
Continuity mistake: In the house with blue shutters and a red door in Winchestertonfieldville, Iowa, a little boy chokes on his gum. Pam starts hitting him on the back. They are standing on the landing by a banister with a pink and purple mat hanging over it. When Pam hits the boy's head on the banister, the mat is gone. Then when the boy spits out the gum, the mat has returned.
Continuity mistake: In the scene at Madison Square Garden basketball arena, when Deeds is going to propose to Pam during a romantic dinner, the candles on the table constantly change lengths. At one point one of the candles appears to be half the size of the other, but later it is mysteriously longer and almost the same size. The candles should gradually grow shorter during the scene, not longer.
Continuity mistake: In Winchestertonfieldville Iowa, in the house with blue shutters and red door, Pam, Deeds and the three kids are upstairs. Two shots prior to the kid choking on his gum, on the table by the cupboard (the cupboard Pam said was her brother's room) the items move/appear and change.
Continuity mistake: In the restaurant, Deeds pushes the opera singer into a table. Between shots the mess around the table changes. In a closeup, there's plates of food/cake surrounding the table that weren't there in the previous wideshot, and the cloth and broken table changes too.
Continuity mistake: When Emilio finds out he is the rightful heir to $40 billion, he is standing at a wooden lectern, and he says to Deeds "And you, Long-Long-Longfellow..." and there is a shot of Emilio from behind, and there is nothing resting on the lectern, yet in the following wideshot, a gavel is laying on the lectern.
Continuity mistake: When Chuck and Anderson first arrive at Mandrake Falls, Murph approaches them asking "Are you Guys lost?" After he asks this, between shots, the way Chuck's scarf is hanginag round his neck keeps changes. In one wideshot most of the purple side of the scarf is showing, yet in the next shot the red side of the scarf is only showing and the purple is all hidden etc.
Continuity mistake: At the beginning, when Chuck enters the boardroom asking about the heir, Anderson is sitting at the big table, with loads of papers in front of him. A blue pen laying on top of the papers, yet between shots the pen magically moves underneath one of the pieces of paper.
Continuity mistake: When Adam Sandler beats the supposed mugger, he and Winona Ryder step over the mugger's body, but then stop to talk. The shot then shifts from the two talking (with no one behind them), to the mugger (who is behind them), back to Sandler and Ryder talking again (with no one behind them).
Continuity mistake: In the Pizza shop, When Pam kicks Jan in the stomach, Jan goes flying and hits a table, and then slides off the table on the floor. In the following closeup, Jan is lying on the table, and pieces of broken wood also appear around her which weren't previously there.
Continuity mistake: In the big meeting at the end, Babe (Pam) runs in, carrying some files and Preston Blake's diary. She is holding some files, and the blue file is showing. Yet moments later, between shots, the blue file jumps into the middle of the files, and now the white files are showing.
Continuity mistake: When Deeds enters Madison Square Garden, he walks past two chefs who have a food trolley in front of them. One of the chefs lifts the lid of the trolley to reveal chicken parmesan. But as the chef lifts the lid, between shots it switches from him opening it with his right hand to his left hand. Also when it switches to him opening it with his left hand, he also acquires a silk handkerchief in his hand too.
Continuity mistake: When Deeds enters the basketball stadium, where the romantic dinner is being held (prior to the rehersal), he walks into the stadium twice. You see him walking in down the entrance, past the chairs, then you see him fully walk onto the basketball court. In the next shot, he is still walking down the entrance, past the chairs. You can also tell, because he walks past the old man twice.
Continuity mistake: Deeds hands Crazy Eyes the french fries and Oreo pizza in the box. The shot cuts to Cedar and Cecil for two seconds but when the shot cuts back to Crazy Eyes, the slice of pizza is already in his hand. No way could he have opened the box, took out the slice and have it in his hands in just two seconds.
Continuity mistake: When Pam and Deeds kiss outside Pam's apartment, Pam has her right arm around Deeds and her left arm around him too, about halfway down his back. When the shot changes though, Pam is holding Deeds differently. Her right arm is no longer around him, and her left arm is up around his neck.
Continuity mistake: When Deeds reads a card to everybody in the pizza shop towards the beginning of the movie, his last line, "...even when your bosoms sag down to the floor" causes one of the higher-aged men to cry. However, watch carefully: Deeds reads it, and everyone - including the man - laughs aloud. The very next shot shows him up close and wiping tears from his eyes, a smile being a far cry from on his face.
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