Drumline

Continuity mistake: When Shawn is teaching the new drummers not to look at their drums while they play, he and Devon play together until Shawn drops a stick. At this point, Dr. Lee comes over and starts playing with Devon, until Devon drops a stick. The drum stick falls from Devon's hand and bounces around on the field. In the next shot, Dr. Lee is talking to Devon, neither has moved, but now Devon has both sticks in his hand.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene in the cafeteria where Ernest is pigging out, Ernest is shown eating half a burger, then the shot changes to his friends watching him. When the scene changes back to Ernest he's shown taking a bite out of a whole new burger, but only a few seconds went by. When did he have time to get a new burger?

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Continuity mistake: When the Panthers are marching out for the first football game, you can see the track is wet. When the camera switches to the cheerleaders the track is dry. Then the camera switches again and shows the wet track again.

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Continuity mistake: When Donell challenges Jason for the spot in the show, you can see the Drum majors. You can see that one of them has braids, but when the camera angle switches, you can see that neither of the drum majors has braids. Then when the camera angle switches back, the guy with the braids is back again.

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Continuity mistake: In the BET Classics, when Morris Brown is playing their first tie-breaker, they pretend to drink something and throw the cups away, but the cups are never seen again.

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Continuity mistake: When Dr. Lee is watching the tape from the first game, as you watch Devon perform, you can see that his playing on the tape is not the same as it is at the game.

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Continuity mistake: During the beginning of the drum-line tie breaker between MBC and Atlanta A&T, the section leader for the snare line for MBC starts the band off, then holds his hands up in air and looks around and behind him at the drum-line as they do a roll. In the next shot that pans across the snares, they are all rolling, including the section leader. but in the next shot of the cymbal players spinning their cymbals for effect, the snare section leader is just standing there kinda messing with his sticks, moving them around the rim of his drum and turning them around, butt end forward, front end, etc.

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Continuity mistake: When Devon is paying for Leila's food, Leila says something and has this big smile. Then they focus up on Devon's face and in the corner of the screen you can see Leila, but she's not smiling. After the closeup, they show Leila again, with the same smiling face as before.

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Continuity mistake: During the first half-time performance by Atlanta A&T, during one shot of the band, the scoreboard is shown with 13 minutes remaining for the half-time performance. The problem is that the clock is standing still.

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Continuity mistake: When Ernest is inducted into his fraternity, Devon, Jayson, Charles and Deidre congratulate him after his induction ceremony. As the camera switches back and forth from Ernest, the position of his scarf changes. The markings are even when comparing the left and right side of the scarf, then they are uneven, then even again, then finally uneven for the remainder of the scene.

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Continuity mistake: In the last scene, the A&T drum line is facing off against Morris Brown. In some shots, the quint drummers are next to the snares and in other shots, they are behind them. This is odd because the quad drums are on stands.

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Continuity mistake: When Jason and the other bass drummer are about to challenge each other, Sean lifts his hand up to signify the unit to stop playing. When he does that signal, he drops his hands behind his back with his drumsticks. Then, in the very next shot, when Dr. Lee is talking, you see Sean's hands right back on his drum as if they were there the whole time.

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Continuity mistake: When Ernest is inducted into his fraternity, Devon, Jayson, Charles and Deidre peek through the bushes and see the ceremony. One shot shows Jayson and Deidre together looking through the same opening, then Devon and Charles are seen side-by-side looking through another opening. The next shot, from behind, shows all four characters looking though separate locations along the bushes. The following shot shows Devon and Charles looking through the same opening again.

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Continuity mistake: When Dr Lee is teaching Devon to not look down and to follow him, he starts to move backwards and Devon takes a step or two forward. Before he drops his stick, he is ahead of the rest of the line. When they show him from the side view, he is parallel with the rest of the line. He should have been standing outside the line.

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Continuity mistake: Right before Devon gets into a fight with the opposing drumline, the top of all the snares are clear, yet when Devon starts to move forward followed by the line, Sean's drum now has a white top.

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Continuity mistake: When Shawn and Devon go into Dr. Lee's office to show him the music they created, Dr. Lee has no glasses. In other shots he has glasses on.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene in the restaurant after one of their first halftime performances, the hamburger Ernest is wolfing down is more than half eaten, and he only has one burger. After a quick cutaway, the hamburger is whole again, and he attacks it anew.

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Continuity mistake: In the opening shot with Devon at graduation. You see him relaxing and he is holding a pair of drumsticks. These sticks look to be about 5-A brown sticks. When he is then playing with the band (at the graduation), he has VIC FIRTH style white sticks.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene in the cafeteria when Nick and Zoe are arguing, almost every cut is a jump cut with hands and expressions not matching.

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Continuity mistake: When Sean is showing the line a snare part, he refers to it as "the part before my solo." Yet, at the field show in which Sean has his solo, this snare part never appears, though it is used in one of the cadences used for the tie breaker drum battle at the Classic.

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Continuity mistake: At the end of the very last drum scene, all the A&T snare drummers drop their sticks onto the other drummers' snares. They all drop them, most the sticks fall to the ground, the shot changes and you see all the sticks still bouncing on the drum, and the snare drummer closest to the camera is just dropping his stick.

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When Shawn is teaching the new drummers not to look at their drums while they play, he and Devon play together until Shawn drops a stick. At this point, Dr. Lee comes over and starts playing with Devon, until Devon drops a stick. The drum stick falls from Devon's hand and bounces around on the field. In the next shot, Dr. Lee is talking to Devon, neither has moved, but now Devon has both sticks in his hand.

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The main drummer for Morris Brown at the end of the movie during the tie breaker is the actual drummer used for close up shots of Devin's hands when he has to drum.

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