Dead Poets Society

Continuity mistake: Before going to the theatre to watch Neil's performance, the boys are grooming themselves at the school. Todd has combed his hair backwards and styling remedies has been applied. But when the group are about to leave the theatre after the play and Neil and his father passes them at the entrance, Todd has his regular hairdo again.

Continuity mistake: When Neil is talking to Todd about doing the play, Neil takes off his jacket. In the next shot, he's holding the jacket differently.

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Continuity mistake: At the very end, about 14-15 students are seen stepping to the tops of their desks. The last shot before the credits, however, shows only 10-11 students on their desktops.

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Continuity mistake: When Knox is trying to talk Chris into going to the play with him, for about four shots between the two of them it changes from snowing pretty hard to not snowing at all.

Continuity mistake: Pitts jumps off Keating's desk twice, which would not have been necessary.


Continuity mistake: The first day of school in Neil Perry's boarding room. Charlie Dalton tells Neil "rumor has it, you did summer school." Neil replies "yep, Chemistry." When the chemistry teacher is handing out assignments and textbooks, Neil can be seen sitting in the class. He should have already completed chemistry.

Factual error: The film takes place in a private boarding school the 1950's, however one of the students is studying from a 1980's chemistry textbook.

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John Keating: There's a time for daring and there's a time for caution, and a wise man understands which is called for.

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