Holes

Holes (2003)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Madame Zeroni is explaining to Elya Yelnats about the curse that will be bestowed upon him if he doesn't carry her up the mountain after presenting the pig to Myra's father, her blouse is a blue button-up with gold stripes and no collar. Then the camera looks at Elya, and then back at Madame Zeroni. When it looks back at Madame Zeroni, you can see that her blouse is now a gold button-up with a collar.

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Continuity mistake: When Mr. Sir gets angry at the boy who said, "What happened to your face?" he asks the campers if he looks good and you see D-Tent sitting in the upper left hand corner, everyone is sitting down. In the close up of D-Tent, X-Ray and Armpit are standing then. In the next shot with Mr. Sir, you see Armpit and X-Ray going to sit down. Then back to Mr. Sir, you see X-Ray standing.

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Continuity mistake: When Stanley is in the cafeteria for the first time, he walks over to the counter to get his food and he has a cup on his tray, when there is a close-up of his tray, the cup is gone.

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Emily

Revealing mistake: In the overhead view of the bus driving across the desert to Camp Greenlake the dust behind the bus is CG, and near the end of the scene the bus moves up in the frame and the end of the dust trail cuts off with a straight line.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Trout's gang burns the school and kills Sam, there is a part where Katherine runs into the sheriff's office then exits. A few seconds later, Katherine runs by a shop on which the name is reversed. Very obvious.

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Continuity mistake: Trout Walker has a gold tooth. In the scenes where he is wealthy it is on the left side of his mouth. In the scene where he is poor and dusty, pointing a gun at Kate, it on the right side of his mouth.

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Continuity mistake: The cast even points this out on the commentary: At the camp, where the tents and cabins are, there are trees at times and sometimes there aren't.

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Continuity mistake: When we see Stanley after he has taken his shower and Mr. Sir is trying to shoot the lizard, Stanley is far away from his pile and close to Mr. Sir. In the very next shot, he is only a couple steps from his pile and farther from Mr. Sir than before.

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Emily

Continuity mistake: When Stanley finds the lipstick tube of K.B., X-Ray takes the tube then Stanley stops him. We see two angles (in front and behind) and Squid keeps changing his spot from left to right every time we see a new angle.

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Continuity mistake: When Zero runs away we see Stanley touching his hat, but when the camera goes to a further angle we see Stanley not touching his hat.

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Deliberate mistake: When Kate Barlow shoots the Sheriff, she shoots him between the eyes, but when she kisses him there is no hole or anything on his face.

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Continuity mistake: At the end part, when the kids at Camp Green Lake go dance in the rain, we see Zero looking up and his hair is in the air. In a different camera angle, his hair is put down by the rain. But when the camera returns to him looking up, his hair is up again.

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Continuity mistake: When Stanley drives up in the bus, he sees Sam, and he fades away. At the same time, the bus window frame fades in, too.

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Douglas Leathem

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Stanley and Zero are digging to find the chest toward the end of the movie, the background behind them is just a dirt wall. In a following shot upon discovering the box, there are stairs that lead to the hole. In the next shot, these stairs are gone again and it's just the hole again.

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Continuity mistake: When the boys are surprised that Zero talked we see Armpit and X-Ray. X-Ray is holding food, but in the next shot he's just making a fist.

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning when Stanley is digging his first hole, he has gloves in some shots and doesn't in others. (Specifically when he's complaining about the other guys' dirt).

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Continuity mistake: When Sam is being chased out into the lake there is some sort of ball right beside his boat when he gets shot, but when they shoot him the ball has disappeared.

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Continuity mistake: When Mr. Pedanski is explaining Camp Green Lake to Stanley, X-Ray, Armpit, and Squid come. Then right before X-Ray says, "Go ahead Pit" there is a shot with Mr. Pedanski and Stanley and there are two boys walking together. Then when we see Stanley and Mr. Pedanski again they're gone only for one boy.

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Audio problem: When Mr. Pendanski is saying, "Smells like puke from a mule." if you look carefully he is actually saying, "Smells like piss from a mule." Original dialog is in the 'Deleted Scenes' section of the DVD.

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Continuity mistake: Near the beginning when Mr. Sir says "Those buzzards will pick you clean..." he is walking away from Stanley. When the camera angle changes, he starts to walk away again.

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Emily

Continuity mistake: When we hear Stanley's voice reading the letter to his mother, we see Stanley getting food in the cafeteria. In all the different shots of his tray, the food and cup differ completely.

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Emily

Visible crew/equipment: In the part when Stanley and Zero are climbing God's thumb and Stanley is about to slip look closely and you can see the harness on Shia.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene at the end where the Yeltnats open the chest you can see Stanley's father with rubber gloves on, he takes his left glove off to look at the stock papers. You see him with his right glove on still, then Stanley takes one of the papers from his father and he doesn't have any gloves on, and in the next shot he has it back on his right hand.

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Audio problem: In the scene where you see Stanley's lawyer's car for the first time in the distance and Twitch says, "Jaguar-nice car," Magnet replies, but his lips aren't moving.

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Continuity mistake: After Zero asks "Did they have red X's on them?" we see Zero, Squid, and Armpit. Armpit is bent low over the table, but in the very next shot when he says "What else can you do," he is sitting up straight.

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Emily

Continuity mistake: When we see the flashback of Stanley's trial, we first see Stanley in a blue buttoned-down shirt. The camera goes to Clyde and when it goes back to Stanley he is in a dark-gray suit.

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Emily

Continuity mistake: In the scene when Zero and Stanley get to the top of God's Thumb Mountain, Stanley splashes Zero with some of the muddy water. Zero goes from having no mud on him, then having mud on him (before even getting in the water), to only having mud on his back (before getting in the water), to having mud on him (after in the water), to finally having no more mud on him (after being in the water).

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Chevrolet

Continuity mistake: At the end, right before the rainstorm comes, ZigZag jokes: "Say, I didn't know that Marian was a man's name." Mr. Sir replies: "It ain't" then ZigZag smiles and looks downward. The next shot, it zooms on Stanley (who is in front of ZigZag) and you can see that ZigZag has a blank expression on his face and is merely looking around.

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Continuity mistake: When they open the treasure at the end of the movie, Stanley hold his hand over his mouth before it opens. Then in the next shot his hands are on the table.

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Continuity mistake: When Elya Yelnats tells Myra's father that he has "a heart full of love" we see Myra in the background. She puts the laundry that she is washing up against her chest twice.

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Emily

Continuity mistake: When Stanley is getting into the orange suit when he first arrives, he buttons a button, then falls. Then he finishes buttoning his suit and goes outside with "Mom". When he's outside some of the buttons are unbuttoned.

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Continuity mistake: When the boys were saying nobody messes with the Caveman, you see from behind X-Ray that both Magnet and X-Ray have their elbows on the pool table, but in the next shot X-Ray has his hands on the table and Magnet is going to put his elbows on the pool table.

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Other mistake: When Sam is selling his onions, he asks an old man to take his hat off so he can see if he's bald so he'll know if he needs to sell him some hair growing tonic. The old man is just barely taking off his hat and before Sam can even tell the old man has no hair, Sam says "Mm hm, just as I thought."

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Matthew Gem

Continuity mistake: When the tent D boys find the cloud in the sky, we see a shot of the cloud, the camera goes back to the boys and then back to the cloud. The problem is the cloud looks different in these two shots, even though the two shots were only seconds apart.

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Emily

Continuity mistake: When the Warden says to Stanley, "I still expect 7 holes." Stanley has his hat off, but in the next shot his hat is on again.

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Deliberate mistake: In at least two different scenes, there are time-lapse shots of the stars moving across the sky above a horizon. Given that the location is Texas, they rotate in the wrong direction. If the horizon is southern, the stars should rotate left to right, not right to left. If the horizon is northern, they would rotate counterclockwise around a fixed point *above* the horizon, i.e. the North Pole (celestial), where the North Star would be.

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Continuity mistake: When Zero throws up on the rock, we then see him start to roll down the hill and for a split second we see that the rock he just threw up on is dry.

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Continuity mistake: When Stanley first asked Armpit where to get water, Armpit throws him to the ground and the boys crowd over Armpit's shoulder in the close up. But from behind we see that the boys are more spread out.

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Continuity mistake: When Zero and Stanley are going to God's Thumb, they try going up the higher part of the cliff. Right after Stanley is near falling, it shows Zero placing his shovel to his side in pain from his cuts. In the next shot, he pushes it away again.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Caveman and Zero found dirty water on the mountain, you see them splash around in it, but the next morning, in another scene, their suits are just dirty at certain spots.

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Continuity mistake: When Stanley is calling for Zero, the flap on the back of his hat keeps changing when the angles change.

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Continuity mistake: When Zero hit's Mr. Pedanski in the face with a shovel, you see him fall face forward, but when we see him again his face is facing up.

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Continuity mistake: when Zero starts running away the warden we see from behind carrying her arms low. She says "don't shoot" then there is a shot of her front and she has her hands on her hips.

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Continuity mistake: When Stanley first goes into the Warden's cabin there's a short shot of him looking up and analyzing the place with his hair a little messy and sticking up. Next shot his hair's neater.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene when Armpit is doing his little break dance and lifts up his arms, Squid keeps appearing in and out of shots.

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