Flashdance
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Continuity mistake: When Alex sits down to watch the news, the various items around the TV, magazines on the table, the cushions, cups, items on the couch etc. differ in position during the scene. (00:11:35)

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Continuity mistake: When Alex walks over to the side with her basket of laundry, as she walks over you can see clothes hanging over the basket side. In the next shot there are no clothes hanging over the side. (00:22:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Alex is dancing to 'He's a Dream,' the chain for the water disposer appears above her chair between shots, then disappears / reappears during the scene. (00:05:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Alex enters the committee room, the female judge to the far viewers right has a handbag on the floor beside her desk. During the scene the bag changes position many times, from beside / under the desk, etc. (01:21:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Alex is dancing in the red dress, in front of the TV, her legs are bare. It cuts to the audience, then cuts back and suddenly blue leggings which stretch down to her knees have appeared. (00:50:45)

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Continuity mistake: In the opening credits, as Alex rides her bike down the hill, the bike helmet strapped to the back of the bike disappears / reappears. (00:00:40)

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Continuity mistake: After Richie has come back from L.A. in the crocodile costume, he goes over and speaks to Jeanie. As he speaks to her, she puts her coat on twice between shots. (01:06:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Tina Tech dances to 'Manhunt' she is wearing tall spiked heel boots. Yet in the shot when she does a backflip off of the wall, she is wearing flat black shoes. In the next shot she has the heels on. (00:31:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Jeanie is telling Richie the order, she alternately holds the pad, or it is down on the table. The pencil in her hands disappears in one shot too. (00:07:15)

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Continuity mistake: In a wideshot of Alex's TV area, there is a pole next to the couch with the label 'Fire Extinguisher Here' on it. In the next shot as she sits down, it has vanished. (00:11:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Richie is making the burgers, in a closeup of them sizzling, only one burger has a cheese slice on it. In the next shot two have cheese slices on them. (00:07:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Nick goes over to Alex, Alex is flipping through a Vouge magazine. Between shots the direction that she is flipping the pages immediately changes. (00:09:35)

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Continuity mistake: When Alex enters the committee room, there is nothing to the side of the female judge's desk. In thte next shot as Alex walks across the room, we see a speaker beside her desk. (01:21:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Alex and Richie are stopped by the two men in the car park, you can see the space in between Nick's car and the other car is empty. Moments later Alex goes over to this space, and now her bike is there. (00:35:10)

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Continuity mistake: After the audition at the committee, Alex runs down the street, and Nick waits with a boquet of red roses. The street is covered in dead brown leaves. The amount of leaves on the street suddenly changes between shots. (01:25:40)

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Continuity mistake: While Alex dances to 'Maniac' the black legwarmer on her right leg disappears in some shots. In closeups of her feet it is not visible on her foot, but is then on in the next wideshot, etc. (00:13:10)

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Continuity mistake: As Alex begins her dance in front of the committee judge's, the male judge with glasses has no cigar in his mouth in a wideshot, but suddenly has one in, in a closeup. He also reaches to take off his glasses twice. (01:22:50)

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Continuity mistake: After unloading her laundry into her basket, Alex elbows the washing machine door shut, but it bounces back open. In the next shot you can see behind them that it is closed again. (00:22:15)

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Continuity mistake: In the hallway on the way to gym, only Alex, Tina and the other girl are seen. But, in the workout montage, Jeannie suddenly appears.

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When Alex sits down to watch the news, the various items around the TV, magazines on the table, the cushions, cups, items on the couch etc. differ in position during the scene.

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Trivia

Jennifer Beals never actually danced in the movie. The dancing was actually done by three different people. Marine Jahan a professional dancer did most of the dancing. The dives through the air were performed by Sharon Shapiro who was a UCLA and National Gymnastics champion. The breakdancing parts, such as the floor spin, at the audition were performed by Richard Colon known as Crazy Legs who was the leader of world renowned breakdancing troupe The Rock Steady Crew.

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