Dazed and Confused

Continuity mistake: When O'Bannion gets paint dropped on him, it falls only on the left side of his head and body, but as he walks away he is covered in it.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Slater is talking about aliens, in the background you will see a character pass out next to the yellow car, and then they cut to a wider angle and you see the same guy passing out again.


Audio problem: In the scene where O'Bannion and Benny are hazing Hershfelder, Don goes for a beer in the trunk of O'Bannion's Duster. You hear a clicking sound as Don opens the trunk but in that shot he only lifts the trunk lid without using keys or having his hands anywhere near the lock.

Continuity mistake: After the paint's poured on O'Bannion, he pushes Mitch and puts his hand on his car as he opens the door, but he leaves no paint on it.

Plot hole: Where are all the graduating students? The ones that are going to be seniors the next fall are established. But what about the ones who graduated? There is absolutely no sign of any one of them anywhere, not at the Emporium, that at the outdoor party, nowhere.

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Suggested correction: When Randy, Tony, Mike and Cynthia are all standing outside the classroom trying to convince Tony to come to the party, Mike mentions that all the graduating seniors are away on their senior class trip.

Factual error: Benny's Black Chevrolet truck has a 1988-1994 GM factory steering wheel, probably from a later restoration.

Factual error: The Coke sign in the background when Donny goes to steal the beer and Mitch is the lookout was introduced in 1987.

Audio problem: When the girl is playing the guitar and singing at the party, her hands on the guitar strings are not in sync with what we hear playing.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the seniors are at the baseball game waiting for Mitch, Pink is stopped by an older man who asks him if "this arm is ready", for football. It is clear that the man grabs his left arm when asking him. But later in the movie, when they are on the football field, Pink throws the no drug use form and it is clear that he throws with his right arm.

Continuity mistake: After Carl's mom pulls a shotgun on O'Bannion, his paddle is showing the "F AH Q" side. In the next shot, it is reversed showing the "Badass" side.

Continuity mistake: In the scene when they are initiating the freshmen girls, one of the freshmen is taken over to Dawson and she is told to propose to him. When she says, "Anything you want." she is kneeling. Then it shows Dawson telling her to make an O with her lips and when it goes back to her doing that she is sitting on the ground.

Visible crew/equipment: After school gets out, the seniors chase the freshmen in a truck. We see a shot looking at the scared freshmen in the back window. The camera's shadow is visible the entire shot.


Visible crew/equipment: Near the end when Mitch and his new girlfriend are making out on the blanket, as they zoom in to - and over - the car, you can see the movie crew in the last quarter panel of the car as they pass over the back of the car.


Continuity mistake: In the scene in which Matthew McConaughey is wearing a frilled lace mock polyester shirt, while offering his profound theory upon living, you can see the bulge of cigarettes, in his upper left pocket, a moment later, they're gone.. then when the camera angle reappears on him, they're back.

Ms. Stroud: Okay guys, one more thing, this summer when you're being inundated with all this American bicentennial Fourth of July brouhaha, don't forget what you're celebrating, and that's the fact that a bunch of slave-owning, aristocratic, white males didn't want to pay their taxes.


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