Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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Continuity mistake: When Malfoy and his friends bother Ron and Hermione, Harry shows up and messes with the three boys. He grabs hold of Malfoy's feet, lifts them in the air and pulls him across the snow. In the first close-up of the soles of Malfoy's boots, not a spec of snow is on them, though he was just walking in it!! Then in the next close-up, his feet still in the air, the soles are now covered in snow.

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Super Grover
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Continuity mistake: In the first exterior shot through the back patio door, as the Dursleys eat, the kitchen window and patio set below are visibly quite far from the white patio enclosure. Later, when Vernon falls to the ground as Marge floats away, Petunia runs to him and now the kitchen window, on a supposed brick wall, is actually right beside the white patio enclosure. Adding to the absurdity, the entire house is in the opening shot of the film and that middle part of the wall is conspicuously missing. Additionally, even the bricks and stone top of the seat wall between the tiled patio and grass have changed.

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Super Grover
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Continuity mistake: The actual width between the two front large wood bed posts in Harry's room at the Leaky Cauldron inexplicably changes between shots, as do their position on the wood plank floor! Here's what happens: after Harry removes his shoe and dangles it in the first overhead shot, there are five specific wood planks between the posts. Yet when he drops the shoe in the next overhead shot, there are now over five and a half wood planks between the two posts. The left post has moved to the right - by 1/2 a wood plank and the right post actually moved over one whole plank!!

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Super Grover
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Continuity mistake: At Hagrid's, when Harry, Ron and Hermione are there the first time in the film, there is a large birdcage, blue cup and saucer, watering can and small wood planter (with seedlings) on the windowsill. Later, when Hermione visibly throws the first stone, as the stone flies through the window the watering can and blue cup's positions differ and the wood planter and large birdcage are actually gone! When she throws the second stone they are back on the windowsill.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: The first time we see Hermione punch Malfoy, she turns completely away from Malfoy, then spins round and hits him. However, when Harry and Hermione watch themselves later, Hermione barely turns away from Malfoy before she punches him, and uses a different punch too. Malfoy's reaction is different as well.

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Continuity mistake: In the hospital wing, when Hermione says, "Sorry Ron, but seeing as you can't walk," the camera pans around her and Harry. BEFORE she turns the timeturner, the bed that Harry was lying in is visible and the blankets which were folded neatly in the previous shots are now off and very messy and the positions of the tall blue screen and chair near the bed are also completely different. Later, when they return, the bed is perfectly neat and the chair is pushed back again.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: After Hermione punches Malfoy, when he and his friends run away, Malfoy says,"Not a word to anyone, understood?" just as Hermione says, "That felt good." Then Malfoy says "jumped up mudblood" when he enters the doorway and as Ron says, "Not good," Malfoy says, "Mark my words." However, when future Hermione and Harry duck and hide, the scenario differs. As Malfoy and friends run, he says everything, "Not a word to anyone, understood?" through "jumped up mudblood. Mark my words," and that's when Hermione says, "That felt good."

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Super Grover
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Continuity mistake: When Harry, Ron, and Hermione are in Hagrid's hut prior to Buckbeak's execution, a stone flies in the window and strikes a pot, splitting it pretty much down the middle. There are two major shards. However, when Harry and Hermione 'relive' this moment from their position among the pumpkins, the stone (thrown by Hermione) breaks the pot in a very different pattern, with smaller pieces (and more of them). Since the same event is just being played through in time again, the pot should have broken exactly the same way both times.

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Continuity mistake: When Harry first arrives at Lupin's office as he packs, the skulls with the horns, sitting atop the bookcase, are visible. In the following shots, the skulls not only drastically alter their positions, the one with the very tall horns is actually gone in some shots!

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: In Harry's room at the Leaky Cauldron, the rug and log holder's positions change. For instance, in the shot from under the bed, as Harry's head looks upside down at the Monster Book of Monsters, the rug in front of the fireplace is directly ahead. The right edge of the rug is aligned with the bed post on the wood floor. However, in the shot from the top of the bed the rug's position is now much farther to the right, use the wood planks as a guide.

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Super Grover
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Continuity mistake: When Harry is in Lupin's office, as the Professor says, "I resigned..." his cane leans against the corner of the trunk beside the doorway. Yet when Harry says, "But Dumbledore..." the cane hangs off the center of the trunk. As Harry says, "None of it made any difference," the cane is actually gone, but when Lupin says, "You helped uncover the truth," the cane hangs again. Then when Lupin says, "If I am proud of anything..." the cane leans against the corner, but wait, when Lupin leaves the office the cane hangs off the trunk once again!

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Super Grover
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Continuity mistake: Between the shots of Marge floating out of the house and later when Petunia runs to Vernon on the grass, there are many significant changes. The short brick walls that edge the Dursley garden are actually different bricks, different grout and are even aligned differently between these shots. The bushes along the wood fence are at least 2-3 ft away from the corner bricks in the first shots, but in the last shot are aligned with the corner. The height of those bushes go from being way above the top of the wood fence to being at least a foot below. In the first shots there are small metal plaques that are attached along the top of the wood fence, but in the last shot they are gone.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: During the scene where the Fat Lady is missing, the students are gathered on the stairs and Fred and George are on the top of the stairs, right next to each other. In the shot right after Ginny says, "The Fat Lady, she's gone," one of the twins is on the left, at the foot of the other staircase. He could not have moved that fast, because the two are standing beside each other when Ginny talks.

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Continuity mistake: When Harry first sees the Patronus with Sirius, from Harry's POV it is clear that the Patronus light contracts entirely into the wand, while the area around the wand is still visible, and then he collapses. However, when Harry casts the spell later into the movie, Harry collapses on the other side of the lake, while the light from the wand is still quite large.

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Continuity mistake: When Marge insults Harry's parents, Harry gets angry and screams "Shut up." In the very next shot, from behind Petunia, Petunia turns her head behind to look at Harry. The next shot is a side on/wide shot and Petunia's head is not turned behind, in fact she is now looking in Vernon's direction. In the next shot, which is again a shot from behind Petunia, she is looking behind again.

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Continuity mistake: When the kids are on the Hogwarts Express, there is a bottle of water on the flat fold up tray near Lupin. As the train is bumped, Ron is jerked forward, but the bottle remains in the same position.

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Continuity mistake: Immediately after Remus' and Sirius' fight (as werewolf and animagus dog), a wounded Sirius stumbles down a pathway towards the lake. Harry is only a few steps behind him. When the scene cuts to the next shot, Harry is now running down a wooded slope alone and spots Sirius lying next to the lake. Sirius, in his weakened and injured condition, could not have sprinted so far and so quickly ahead of Harry. The terrain isn't steep enough for Sirius to have rolled all the way to the edge, and he wouldn't have had time to get up and continue walking.

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Continuity mistake: In the Shrieking Shack, Harry grabs Sirius Black and throws him to the floor. There are many black marks on the floorboards, like paw prints etc. Although Sirius doesn't move when Harry first throws him on the floor, the black marks on the floorboard near Black's head change between the first wideshot of him on the floor and the following closeup and in subsequent shots as well.

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Hamster
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Continuity mistake: As the Knight Bus begins to appear, Harry falls back onto the ground, leans on his arms and in the front shot his sweatshirt is off his right shoulder, but in the next side shot, as he still leans on his arms, both sides of his jacket are properly on.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Dudley is hit by the first button that flies off Aunt Marge, we can see a table beside him with a lamp and a picture on it. When it cuts to Dudley lying on the floor, we can see the lamp and the picture have changed position.

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Mortug
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Continuity mistake: When Sirius flies off on Buckbeak, the ground on which he takes off from is a perfectly clean stone ground with nothing on it. Yet after Sirius has flown off, Harry and Hermione run across the same ground, only now it is covered in dead leaves, grass and mud, etc.

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Hamster

Continuity mistake: When Aunt Marge's chair starts to float up, in the close-up of her legs, her feet are at least a foot off the ground and the chair even more. However, after her necklace pops, Vernon yells, "Down boy!" at Ripper, she lets go of the table and in the next wide shot, her feet are still well under the table and the chair is still touching the floor - this shot is spliced from the earlier shot, just after Ripper first bites Vernon's foot!

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Super Grover
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Continuity mistake: When Hermione and Harry hide behind the pumpkins, Hermione says, "Come on! We're coming out the back door. Go!" As HRH run out of Hagrid's, Hermione and Harry run to hide behind the trees. In the shot facing the two, with the pumpkins and Hagrid's behind them, the blanket on the ground beside the pumpkins is visible, though it is gone thereafter.

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Super Grover
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Continuity mistake: When Fred and George give Harry the Marauder's Map, Harry opens it up and on the right is Dumbledore's study. In the close-up shot of Dumbledore's study, the map is drawn with much more elaborate detail for fun and dramatic flair and the actual words of the interlocking circles are written on the map extremely differently than the previous shot.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: During the dinner scene at the Dursleys, Dudley is shown in a close-up watching a game-show where a young woman is putting on large headphones. But when the shot returns to the whole room, you can see the girl on the TV putting on the headphones all over again.

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Addreamy

Continuity mistake: In the first exterior shot, as the Dursleys eat dinner, both sides of the kitchen window (above the patio set) are closed. When Harry says, "Oh yeah, I've been beaten loads of times," the right side of the window is clearly open, as the window's diamond shaped pattern is only towards the left side. It's also visible when the lights flicker and the window curtain on the right blows in. In the last shot, as Marge floats away, both sides of the window are closed again.

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Super Grover
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Continuity mistake: When the jar is smashed in Hagrid's hut, the lid stays on the smashed jar, yet when Hermione picks up the stone which smashed the jar, there is a closeup of her hand holding the stone and you can see the lid of the jar on the table.

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Hamster
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Continuity mistake: When Harry boards the Knight Bus in the exterior shot, the curtain in the small window at the stairs is pushed open towards the outside of the bus. However, in the next interior shot the curtain is pushed open towards the inside of the bus.

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Super Grover
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Continuity mistake: In the first exterior shot looking through the Dursley's patio doors, as they have dinner, and later when Vernon runs after Marge, the threshold is wide, flat and all white. Below the glass on the doors the trim is narrow and at the very bottom it is wide. There is a keyhole opening (on the left door) under a particular style door handle and there is a wide double lip going round the entire edge of the left door. When Petunia runs out, the threshold is higher up and mostly brick, with a thin strip of white in the middle. The style of the patio doors under the glass is completely different, there is no keyhole, the handle style differs and there is no double lip on the door. Additionally, the large clay pots with plants, beside the doors, change from being glazed and shiney to being unglazed, its plants differ and things change position.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Harry gets on the Knight Bus, as he's stepping on, half of his jacket is wet (on the bottom) from falling on the wet pavement. Once he's on the bus, there's a quick shot of him from the back, and it is all dry.

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Jack's Revenge

Continuity mistake: As Harry reaches Lupin's office, Lupin stands by the bookcase and the front end of the valise under the desk points towards the right. However, when Lupin says, "No, no, I resigned," the front end points the opposite way. Then when Harry walks to the doorway, it's the same way as the first shot.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: After Ron, Hermione and Harry run out of Hagrid's they hide behind the pumpkins, while the other Hermione and Harry look on as they hide behind trees. When Hermione comments about her hair, the tree branch she moves away is completely different between the shots facing her and the shots facing Hagrid's.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: After bowing to Buckbeak, Harry removes the chain from the ring on the wood post, with the crow sitting on it. In the close-up, the wood post with its metal hardware, and the actual black crow, all noticeably differ from the previous and following shots.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: In the first shot at dinner, when Marge says, "Finish that off for Mommy...Rippy-pooh." she places her plate down on the carpet for Ripper. In the view under the table, Harry's and Vernon's legs are visible and Vernon walks past Dudley. In the next shot, Vernon comes from the side and walks past again.

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Super Grover
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Continuity mistake: During the class with Hagrid, sometimes Ron has his Monster Book of Monsters under his arm and sometimes he doesn't have it.

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Dr Wilson

Continuity mistake: In the CoMC class, when Hermione says "I think they're funny", you can see her Time-Turner outside her robes. When she turns to look at Malfoy, it's not visible anymore.

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Continuity mistake: While Harry and Hermione try to coax Buckbeak to follow them, Hermione has the rope with the ferrets around her neck, which differs between shots. After Hermione tosses Beaky the second ferret, in the shot facing her she takes hold of one of the two hanging on the rope, on her left and dangles it, yet in the next wide shot she dangles both ferrets, in her hand.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: After Harry opens the front door for Uncle Vernon and Aunt Marge, Vernon walks into the living room and Harry follows him. Harry stops before he walks over the door step, but when it cuts you can see he has crossed over it.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: When Potter spots the dog at the bus stop he stumbles backwards and falls onto the pavement. Then we see the bus light come at him. When it cuts we see the bus come around the corner. How could the light be shining on him when the bus wasn't coming at him at all?

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: As Marge is inflating, there is a close-up of her knees, as the skirt rises revealing the garters. In this close-up her cloth napkin is on the table right in front of her, though in the previous and following shots it is on the floor.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: While Hermione tries to coax Beaky to follow her and Harry, in the wide shot she and Harry stop, she tosses the ferret and throws her hands up in the air. In the next two close-ups their positions differ.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Tom pushes Harry to the chair you see him pushing with one arm only. When it cuts you can see him pushing with both arms.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: The cuts including the one with butterfly closures on Hermione's cheek and the scratches on Harry's cheek change position/characteristics in many shots throughout, even in consecutive shots.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: As Harry approaches Lupin's desk, the open trunk is visible to his left, near the window. When Lupin tucks his belongings away in his trunk, items such as the books are positioned differently.

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Super Grover
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Continuity mistake: After leaving the Dursleys, Harry sits down on the pavement beside his trunk, with no room between the two. When he turns to look at the squeaking swings, in the shot from behind him, there is at least a foot of space between Harry and the trunk. Yet in the next shot that faces him, the trunk is beside him once again.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Vernon holds Marge's hands as she floats up, in the shot just before she yells, "Don't you dare!" Dudley stands behind Petunia with the napkin hanging from his collar. After she floats away screaming, in the close-up of Dudley the napkin stains differ and it now has a glob of white cream which he promptly wipes off and eats.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: As the Knight Bus stops outside the Leaky Cauldron we see Stan Shunpike fold the newspaper as Harry flies forward. When it cuts we see Stan Shunpike fold the newspaper again right before Harry hits the window.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: The first time Dumbledore knocks on Hagrid's door, you hear him knocking three times. Later when Potter and Hermione have travelled back in time you hear Dumbledore knocking three times, rapidly followed by four more knocks.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: When Harry, Hermione, and Ron are hiding behind Hagrid's pumpkin patch in an attempt to hide themselves from Fudge and Dumbledore, Hermione turns around at the sound of a 'crack' in the forest, she then turns to her left and runs with the others. Later, when seen from Hermione's view reliving the past, Hermione at the pumpkins turns to her right before running with the others.

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PoPEyE

Continuity mistake: When Harry unbuckles the belt around the Monster Book of Monsters, the belt lies open, across the bench. As the book chomps at Harry, in the shot behind Harry's feet the belt is curled up on the floor, to the side of the bench.

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Super Grover
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Continuity mistake: When Trelawney is walking towards the table that Potter, Ron and Hermione are sitting at, you can see the book on the table is closed. When Trelawney gasps it cuts to Ron and you can see the book is actually open.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: When Harry and Hermione are back in time, Dumbledore, Fudge, the Executioner and Hagrid come out of Hagrids hut to execute Buckbeak and they find Buckbeak has gone. Then Dumbledore says "I don't think the minister's suggesting you had anything to do with this" and in the wideshot Dumbledore steps up onto the bottom step of the stairs leading to the hut, and stands right by Hagrid. Yet in the following closeup as Dumbledore says "How could you..." Dumbledore is now not on the bottom step, but standing on the path much further away from Hagrid.

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Hamster

Continuity mistake: When the Whomping Willow kills the blue bird flying towards Hagrid's home, the loose branches from one shot are not visible in the second shot.

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OneHappyHusky

Continuity mistake: When Ron gets Scabbers back in Hagrid's hut, immediately afterwards Hermione says, "I think you owe someone an apology". Later, when future Harry and Hermione hide behind the pumpkins by Hagrid's hut, you can see Ron getting Scabbers back. So right after this Hermione should be saying, "I think you owe someone an apology." But future Harry and Hermione talk for a little bit, and when they're done, Hermione says the line. Shouldn't this line have already passed? (This can be easily checked on the closed captioning.)

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Continuity mistake: After Potter and Hermione have escaped with Buckbeak, Dumbledore says, "I don't think the Minister's suggesting you had anything to do with it." At that time you can see three crows on the roof above Hagrid, and one of the crows takes off. When the scene cuts back there are still three crows on the roof.

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Mortug
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Continuity mistake: In the first Divination scene, Prof. Trewlaney reads Neville's cup then puts it down onto a saucer. However, in the next shot, Neville picks it up from the tabletop.

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Continuity mistake: When Harry falls backwards onto the pavement, after seeing Sirius the dog, in the shot facing Harry the trunk lies halfway up on the pavement. However, in the next shot as the Knight Bus nears, only the very top edge of the trunk leans on the pavement. Yet in following shots it is halfway up the pavement again.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When the executioner goes to chop the pumpkin (the second time), you see Fudge reaching for a crow on his hat. In the next shot, both his hands are at his side.

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Continuity mistake: During Hagrid's class, when Malfoy stands before Buckbeak as the Hippogriff rears up, in the wide shot facing Buckbeak, Malfoy lifts HIS left arm with his right arm still down at his side. However, in the next close-up facing Malfoy, HIS right arm is now lifted high up. (This has nothing to do with camera angles.)

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Harry falls back after being startled by Sirius the dog, the Knight Bus headlights shine glaringly bright light all over Harry and the trunk. Yet in the next shot facing the oncoming Knight Bus, Harry and the trunk are barely lit by the headlights, which are nowhere near as bright. In the previous shot the light is obviously provided by spots.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When the ghost comes through the window on his horse we see him riding into the hall before the headless ghost comes through the window and pursues the first ghost. Then it cuts from inside the hall and we see the first ghost come through the door again. By this time it should be the second ghost coming through the door, not the first.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: In the Shrieking Shack, Snape enters the room brandishing his wand at Lupin and Black, and both Lupin and Black back away from Snape. Lupin and Black both lean back on the big piano that's in the room. Yet when the shot changes Lupin is still backing away from Snape, and neither Black or Lupin are in front of the piano, let alone leaning back on it.

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Hamster

Continuity mistake: The position of the pile of books next to the 'Monster Book of Monsters' book changes between shots. The top one moves quite noticeably, and there is no violent shaking between these shots.

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Hamster
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Continuity mistake: When Harry first meets the Minister of Magic in the Leaky Cauldron, and he is being reprimanded for running away "considering the state of things," the Minister places his hands on the back of a chair. His hands change position from shot to shot.

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ACertainShadeofGreen

Continuity mistake: When Harry and Ron are looking at the clipping from Egypt the clipping lies on the table. Its position changes in the shot when the Weasleys arrive.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: When Potter is messing with Malfoy and the other two kids outside the Shrieking Shack, as Potter drags down the cap on one of the kids, you can see the kid's scarf is suddenly tied. It wasn't tied in the earlier shot, and Potter could not have tied it that fast.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: When Harry is dragging Malfoy by his legs the snow on Malfoy's cloak change between the shots.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: When Harry and Hermione are back in time and hiding in the woods. Notice that Hermione has a bruise/sore on the bottom corner of her lip that keeps appearing and disappearing.

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Continuity mistake: When Potter comes down the stairs with his trunk, the strap on the trunk is bent backwards. When it cuts it lies normally on the trunk.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: When Harry first reaches Lupin's office, as Lupin is packing, the Marauder's Map lies open on the desk. The map folds change position when Lupin says, "I saw you coming."

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: In the Time-Turner scene, when Hermione says, "Malfoy's coming," it shows her starting to jump through the archway before Harry. In the next shot, it shows Harry coming through first.

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Continuity mistake: On the Knight Bus, as Stan Shunpike holds the newspaper in his hands the position of the hat on his head changes in subsequent shots.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Harry is about to pass out and says "Sirius", he says it in two breaths (Siri-us). The second time, when Harry and Hermione are watching this same exact scene occur in time, he says it in one breath (Sirius).

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Continuity mistake: After Fred and George hand over the Marauder's Map to Harry, he looks down and spots Dumbledore pacing in his study, though in this shot Harry does not actually look at the upper right corner of the map, where Dumbledore's study is located.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Harry picks up 'The Monster book of Monsters' you see him holding his right hand at the top at the book. When it cuts to a closeup of the book while he is holding it, you can see his hand is on the middle of the book. In the following shot his hand is on the top of it again.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: When Harry arrives at Lupin's office the tall dark ornate chair sits directly in front of the corner of Lupin's desk, with one of its chair legs right beside the desk leg. However, in the wide shot when Lupin explains that he resigned, the chair is much further away. Then after Lupin leaves, when Harry walks towards the door, the chair is beside the desk again.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Potter and Hermione watch Fudge, Dumbledore and the executioner heading down to Hagrid's, Hermione says "Fudge is coming." Potter then turns his head. When it cuts he turns it again.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: When Potter points his wand at Vernon and Vernon says, "You're not allowed to use magic outside school," you see Vernon holding his hands down. When the scene cuts back to Vernon, he has his hand by the banister.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: The first time we see Dumbledore tell the executioner his services are no longer required (in a shot from the stone circle), he lifts his staff and points at him. The second time (in a shot from the pumpkin patch), Dumbledore does not lift his staff.

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Continuity mistake: In Lupin's office, the chair, vase on the floor, etc., between the window and fireplace significantly change positions. Noticeable when Lupin says, "This time tomorrow the owls will start arriving..." then continues, "Dumbledore has already risked enough on my behalf," to the close-up when he magically packs his belongings in the trunk and thereafter.

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Super Grover
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Continuity mistake: During CoMC class, after Hagrid coughs, says, "Ta da!" and gestures toward Buckbeak, there is a shot of the students and Hermione's Monster Book of Monsters lies open on the huge rock. In the next close-up of Hermione, her book is closed and partially buckled. When Ron asks, "Hagrid...what is that?" her book lies open again. Books lying near Hermione's change in consecutive shots as well, including the one held by the girl beside Neville.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: The position of the "little old lady at twelve o'clock" in comparison to the bus while she's crossing the street changes quite a few times.

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Continuity mistake: In the Leaky Cauldron, the Minister takes the lid off of a pot of pea soup. Yet after reprimanding Harry, he shakes Harry's hand and walks past the table, and you can see the lid is on the pot of pea soup. It isn't in any other shots.

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Hamster

Continuity mistake: When Aunt Marge says "Actually, it's nothing to do with the father..." you see Aunt Petunia lift her right arm. When it cuts her arm is down.

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Mortug
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Continuity mistake: When Stan Shunpike begins, "Welcome to the Knight Bus emergency transport for the stranded witch or wizard...," in Harry's close-up the lamppost is directly behind Harry. However, in the shot from behind Stan when Harry says, "I fell over," the post is about 6 ft away, to Harry's left.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: Draco Malfoy starts eating an apple during Hagrid's lesson about Hippogriffs. During the lecture, his apple changes back and forth from having a few bites taken out to being whole again. Draco himself also moves in the background from shot to shot.

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Continuity mistake: When Hagrid is telling Harry, Ron and Hermione that Buckbeak must be executed, you see Harry in the background sitting on a rock, then stand up when he hears the news and walk away from the rock behind him. In the very next shot from behind, Harry is sitting down again (the water ripple from the small stone is visible at Hagrid's left).

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Continuity mistake: In the paddock scene, Harry's tie changes length. When he is in the paddock the narrow end of the tie is longer. When flying on Buckbeak, his tie is properly even. Then when he returns to the paddock, his tie is uneven once again.

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Continuity mistake: When Snape points his wand at the Marauder Map and says, "Reveal your secrets," you can see Potter has his right hand down. When the scene cuts, his right hand is holding the map.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: While Harry is in Lupin's office, Lupin's coat, which lies on a trunk, changes its position multiple times, as does the trunk.

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Continuity mistake: When in the Leaky Cauldron, there is a man offering Harry food. He holds a bowl of nuts towards Harry, and in one shot he holds the bowl with two hands, yet in the following shot he is holding it with one hand.

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Hamster

Continuity mistake: The first time Harry, Ron, and Hermione leave Hagrid's hut before Buckbeak gets "executed," Hermione opens Hagrid's back door and all three are peeking out of it before Hagrid opens his front door. The second time, when Harry and Hermione are watching from the pumpkin patch, Hagrid opens the front door at about the same time that Hermione opens the back one, and Ron and Harry aren't even seen yet. Because this is the same event in time from two different points of view, it should be absolutely synchronized.

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Continuity mistake: In the Boggart scene, right after Professor Lupin tells Parvati to go and face the Boggart and it shows Harry high-fiving Ron, in the background you can see Seamus start to walk towards the front of the classroom, but he is standing behind Dean Thomas seconds later in the next shot.

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Continuity mistake: At the Shrieking Shack, when Scabbers tries to run away, as he runs towards the small hole in the wall, the shape of the hole differs in the shot facing the rat's hind and the next shot facing Scabbers, just as he enters the hole. (Obviously before the hole enlarges to accommodate Peter.)

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Harry storms into the pub in Hogsmeade, the camera follows his footprints to the door, and at the door is a large clearing where there is no snow, because the ground is sheltered by the door's porch. Yet in the following shot the clearing has decreased greatly.

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Hamster

Continuity mistake: When Potter is looking at the 'Jack in the box' you can see Lupin in the background flipping his wand forward. When it cuts he has his hand and the wand behind his back.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: In the corridor when Harry shows the blank map to Snapes he is holding it only in his left hand. When the view switches he has both hands on it, and in the next shot is again holding it in one hand.

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Continuity mistake: While everyone is in the Dursley's dining room, before and after Aunt Marge's inflation, the plates, cutlery, food, etc., on the table and kitchen counters change positions in subsequent shots, depending on the camera angle, not due to anyone touching them.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: Just before the Knight Bus starts to squeeze between the two double decker's, watch the annoying Shrunken Head at the front of the bus. There's a long shot as the bus is just about to squeeze, and the head turns round to face Harry. There's a shot of Ernie pulling the leaver, then a close up of the head as it turns round again, and says, "Mind your head."

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Continuity mistake: Outside Hagrid's, when Fudge says "We must search the grounds," the way Dumbledore holds his staff changes between shots.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: When Marge and the family are eating, Mr. Dursley pours Marge some brandy. She then tells him to pour a bit more, and in one shot he is holding the brandy bottle and glass away from each other, yet in the following shot he's pouring brandy into the glass.

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Hamster

Continuity mistake: When Snape and Harry are in the hallway and Lupin shows up and Snape goes, "Well, well, Lupin," you see Harry in the background attempting to tuck away the Marauder's Map in his pocket. When Snape grabs for it, he reaches up more, as if Harry is holding it more by his shoulder.

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Continuity mistake: While HRH sit in the Leaky Cauldron, as Ron says, "Even Scabbers enjoyed himself," and continues, "Yeah, along with the dung beetle," the stool behind Harry is straight and not under the small table at all. In the next shot as the twins get on Ron, the stool is crookedly pushed under the table.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: In Hagrid's hut, Hagrid gets something from a cage, and then he tosses it for his creature to eat. If you look closely, you'll see Hagrid *accidently* throws the item over the creature, nowhere near its mouth, yet in the following closeup the item is still flying towards the creature's mouth, and the creature gobbles it up contently!

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Hamster

Continuity mistake: When Harry puts his trunk on the pavement and sits down you can see him putting both hands to the ground. When it cuts while he is sitting down, you see him supporting himself on the trunk with his left hand.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: When Hermione tries to coax Buckbeak to follow Harry she holds up the ferret in her hand. Between the shots facing Hermione and then Buckbeak, the ferret and its paws change the direction that it faces while she grips the hind of the animal. This is only in regards to when she grasps the ferret and does not let go.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Harry attacks Malfoy, he pulls Crabbe's pants down. When Malfoy and Crabbe start to run up the hill, in one shot, Crabbe's pants are down by his ankles. In the very next shot, his pants are up near his waist and he wouldn't have had time to pull them up between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Ron drops Scabbers after Buckbeak has been 'executed', he and Hermione are very close together, note the position of their feet. In the next shot, when Ron says, "He bit me," Hermione is now standing farther away from him.

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Continuity mistake: When Marge floats out the patio doors after Vernon yells, "Stop!" there is a horizontal tear along the vertical one at the back of her jacket, that is gone in the last shot of her after Vernon lets go.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: After the Weasley's have handed over the Marauder's Map to Potter, George puts his wand on the Map while saying, "I solemnly swear that I'm up to no good." When it cuts to a closeup of the map, you can see the way Potter is holding it changes, and the way George's wand is on it changes.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: When the Weasley's have given Harry the Marauders Map, after one of them says "We owe it so much", Harry opens the map. When it cuts he opens it again.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: When Hermione and Harry go back, when they are at Hagrid's things lying in his front yard, such as the cauldron, wood, etc., change position in the following shots.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Aunt Marge is round and everybody is eating, in one shot Dudley is spooning something off of his plate, yet in the following shot his spoon is up in his mouth.

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Hamster

Continuity mistake: In the "Care of Magical Creatures" scene, Hermione gets a fright and there is a close up of her grabbing Ron's sleeve. From a different shot seconds later, you can see her grab his sleeve again in the distance.

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Continuity mistake: When Harry enters the Leaky Cauldron you see Tom bowing while stretching his left hand out. When it cuts he is holding his left hand behind his back.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: As Malfoy is approaching Buckbeak saying, "You great ugly brute," we see Hagrid turn around. Watch the dead ferrets hanging around his neck. They hang further down around his neck than they do in the next shot.

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Mortug
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Continuity mistake: When Malfoy and his friends take off, after Harry has beaten them, you can see Hermione and Ron standing in the background with their backs to a fence. When it cuts to a closeup of them they are suddenly standing behind a tree.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: At the dinner table when Aunt Marge says, "You wanna try a little drop of brandy?" to her dog, you see Harry carry some plates in the background. When the scene cuts, he is standing with different plates in his hand.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: When Lupin is about to teach Potter the Patronus charm, you see Lupin walking with his hands in his pockets while saying "Do you have a memory? Allow it to fill you up. Lose yourself within it." When it cuts Lupin has his left hand up.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: When Sirius, Lupin, Snape and the rest are gathered together in the Shrieking Shack, in some of the shots we see the main double doors swing back and forth, due to light gusts of wind. However, the doors' positions instantly change in some consecutive shots, even though there is no wind between the two shots.

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Hamster

Continuity mistake: At the hotel, when Harry tries to catch the Monster Book of Monsters, a train passes and some wood powder falls from the ceiling but when Harry steps on the book, there's no more trace of powder on the floor. It can't be completely under the book, because there was powder at different places.

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Dr Wilson

Continuity mistake: Just after Ron pushes Harry toward Buckbeak, the hippogriff is seen defecating. In shots after this, the hippogriff's droppings have altogether disappeared.

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Continuity mistake: When Tom and Potter arrive in the Minister's office Potter goes straight to Hedwig. When Tom says, "He arrived here just five minutes before yourself." you see Potter touch Hedwig's beak. When it cuts he is touching Hedwig's cheek.

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Mortug
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Continuity mistake: When Harry climbs out of tunnel into Honeydukes, the boxes on the stairs are straight up against the wall, including the box with the lollypops on the fifth stair. However, in the next shot from above, the box is farther from the wall for the effect.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Potter, Weasley and the other kids are making all the animal noises and Potter makes the steam come out of his ears, we see Potter put his arms down. When it cuts from the outside we see Potter has his right arm up.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: In the first scene when the stone hits the jar of seed in Hagrid's hut, Hermione picks it up behind the shattered jar. Later when they have gone back in time, the stone lands next to the shattered jar among the spilt seeds.

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Continuity mistake: After Harry arrives at the Leaky Cauldron, Tom brings him to meet with Fudge. When Tom leads Harry to the chair in the wide shot, it is at a diagonal, but in the next close-up it faces the table head on. It changes in following shots as well. (This has nothing to do with the shape of the chair's arms.)

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Potter and Hermione is following back in time down to Hagrid's you see Hermione leaning against a column before putting her arm down. When it cuts back she is still leaning against the column.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: The angles, length and position of Harry's scar on his forehead, change considerably throughout the film.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: Watch as Harry drops his shoe to the floor from the bed. You can see the shoe change angle between the shots

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: When Stan Shunpike says, "Take it away Ernie," we see Ernie having a bite of his toast. He then puts his hand with the toast down to put the bus in gear, but when the view cuts back the toast is suddenly gone.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: During the scene in which Uncle Vernon's sister Marge is turned into a balloon we see her floating out of the conservatory. A second before she is blown out the door we see from the shot looking into the conservatory that Aunt Petunia is to the right of the conservatory doors inside the dining room. When the shot changes, she is now standing in the doorway to the conservatory.

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Continuity mistake: When Uncle Vernon is pouring brandy to Aunt Marge we see Harry picking up a plate from the floor while holding two other plates in his left hand. When it cuts Harry is still holding the two plates, but something which appears as a napkin or something has appeared in his hand as well. You can see it sticking out between the plates. Whatever it is it wasn't there in the previous shot.

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Mortug
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Continuity mistake: As Harry is about to drop his shoe on the floor in front of the Monster Book of Monsters, there is a closeup of Hedwig sitting on the chair. When it cuts to a wide shot, you can see that Hedwig has moved to farther to the left on the chair.

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Mortug
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Continuity mistake: As Vernon watches Marge float away, he is on his knees on the grass in the backyard, with Petunia beside him. Still on his knees as Vernon shouts, "Please!" in the shot from inside, his position on the grass is now centered with the door, so as to be visible for this shot.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Harry, Ron and Hermione first exit Hagrid's cabin to get away from the ministry, they wait a lot longer at the door before running away, than when Harry and Hermione go back in time.

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Continuity mistake: In the shots facing Harry, when he unbuckles the belt around the Monster Book of Monsters and when he lifts the book to look at it, the wood box on the dresser near the the water pitcher faces the fireplace. In the rest of the shots it faces the bed.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Lupin is turning into a werewolf and Sirius comes at him while saying, "Remus, my old friend. Have you taken your potion tonight?" Lupin's shadow on the ground change position in the next shot.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: After rescuing Sirius, Harry and Hermione return to the hospital wing as the bell starts to chime. They make it up there before the bell is done, despite having to run up at least five stories. Don't you think that's a bit too fast?

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Continuity mistake: In the Boggart scene, Lupin jumps in front of Harry to stop him from facing the Boggart. Between the shot directly before he jumps and the shot where he jumps, there is a dramatic change in his hairstyle.

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Continuity mistake: When Harry and Hermione are back in time, Lupin's transformation happens a lot faster than the first time. Also, the first time, Hermione shouts "Harry!", then Sirius yells "Run! Run!", then Lupin howls. The second time it goes "Harry!", then howling, then "Run! Run!"

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Continuity mistake: At Snape's class when Hermione shows up and Ron says "Did you see her come in?", you see Potter turning around facing Hermione. When it cuts to Snape saying "Now, which one of you can tell me the difference..." you can see Potter is now looking at his book. When it cuts back Potter is facing in Hermione's direction again.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: At the end of the film when Harry gets on the Firebolt, everyone is running outside, and there is no crowd properly formed beside the water fountain, yet when Harry takes off there is a very large crowd watching him all of a sudden.

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Hamster

Continuity mistake: When Aunt Marge is about to fly out the door, we can see Uncle Vernon leaning on the table with his back against the door and the dog biting his left foot. When it cuts to Aunt Marge coming out the door, we see Uncle Vernon facing the door and the dog is biting his right foot.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: When the train suddenly stops, Harry gets up and slides the door open. He pulls the door with a tight grip on the doorhandle, then he releases his grip from the handle and rests his palm on the doorhandle. But in the next shot he is gripping the doorhandle again.

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Hamster

Continuity mistake: When Malfoy and his friends run away after the invisible Harry beats them up, in a wideshot Hermione and Ron stand quite far apart yet in the following closeup they are standing side by side.

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Hamster

Continuity mistake: After Potter has opened the 'Monster Book of Monsters' he stumbles backwards and climbs onto the bed. When it cuts we see him climbing up again.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: When Marge flies away, she is pulling the tablecloth off. At the bottom of the frame are candles and a green bottle. In the very next shot both of these are gone.

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Continuity mistake: The large hutch behind Vernon actually moves over to the left, closer to the lamp, during the dinner with Marge. At the start of the dinner scene, the chair beside the hutch, behind Vernon, is at least two feet away from the small table, which holds the lamp. As Marge starts to expand, the chair is right beside the table.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Potter is leaning over the bed watching the 'Monster Book of Monsters' on the floor when it goes back under the bed, we can see the sheets on the edge are fine. When it cuts they are crinkled.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: During the DADA lesson, as Lupin jumps between Harry and the Boggart, to their right there are two tall containers, beside one another, standing against the wall with different items in them. The items change in the following shots, including the 'mirror reflection' shot. When the balloon whizzes past the back of the class and the camera spins around, the two vases are much farther apart, but in the next shot facing Harry, they're together again.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Neville magically makes the Snape Boggart wear his grandmothers clothes, in one shot the Snape Boggart clutches his red handbag with both hands by his chest, yet in the next shot he is holding the handbag down by his right side.

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Hamster

Continuity mistake: In Divination, as Trelawney says, "The art of crystal gazing is in the clearing of the Inner Eye... Now what do we have here?" Ron sleeps with his elbow at the books in front of him and then wakes. In the next shot the books are between him and Hermione.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Harry is talking to Sirius (the first time), Hermione yells to Harry to get his attention about Lupin. In the background, you can see Hermione sitting next to Ron right as she starts to say "Harry." In the next shot, she is standing up farther away from Ron (this is visible in the widescreen DVD only).

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Continuity mistake: When Trelawney is looking in Neville's cup, a white cup is in front of a saucer on the table. When it cuts the cup has moved to the other side of the saucer.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: When Marge floats off, Vernon is holding onto her, and Marge's dog is biting Vernon's trouser leg. In a closeup the dog is pulled well onto the Dursely's back lawn, as he bites Vernon's trouser leg, yet in a following wideshot the dog is dragged from the patio and onto the lawn once again, whilst biting the trouser leg.

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Hamster

Continuity mistake: Harry moves closer to Snape at the Shrieking Shack, as he points his wand at the professor. In the first two shots Snape stands closer to the door, yet in the close-up as the spell hits he is farther from the doorway, so he can easily fly backwards for the stunt.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Harry goes to unchain Buckbeak, in the closeup he is holding the metal ring with his left hand after getting nipped by the crow, yet in the following wideshot his hand is below the ring, and he is now holding the metal chain.

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Hamster

Continuity mistake: After Harry boards the Knight Bus, Stan hands him his ticket. In the shot facing Stan he folds the paper and holds it between his index and middle fingers. However, in the shot facing Harry, the paper is straight and he holds it between his thumb and index finger.

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Mortug
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Continuity mistake: When Harry and Hermione travel back in time, Harry walks towards Buckbeak, planning to save him. There are pumpkins around Buckbeak and there is also a black cauldron near him too. The pumpkins and the cauldron move between shots during the scene as do other items in the background, and nobody touches them.

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Hamster
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Continuity mistake: As the Monster Book of Monsters falls to the floor and chases Harry's feet, the ripped seat cloth of the chair Hedwig sits on is visible. This ripped seat cloth changes significantly a total of four times in the following shots.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When the Dursleys are in the dining room, the chair located near the telephone, on the kitchen counter, changes position throughout the scene. In some shots its back is right beside the phone, in others not, and then in other shots its back leans right up against the wall and in others it is positioned well away from the wall.

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Super Grover
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Continuity mistake: When Dumbledore first introduces Lupin as the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher, the camera pans to the Gryffindor table. You can see that Ron and Hermione are sitting opposite each other with their dinner sets in front of them. Then Malfoy insults Harry, then when it cuts to Ron saying "Shove off Malfoy" Ron is now sitting opposite the girl who was beside Hermione and not Hermione herself, and the girl couldn't have just moved across because all of her dinner set is in front of her too, perfectly set out.

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Hamster

Continuity mistake: At the Leaky Cauldron, while Harry sits at the table speaking with Fudge, in two shots facing Harry the empty soup bowl is right beside the salt shaker, but in the rest of the shots there is a greater space between the two.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: In the shrieking shack, the cobweb on the ceiling changes position between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Trelawney asks Ron to look in Harry's cup and read the tea leaves, the Grim within the cup is visible. When Harry looks in the cup the Grim is different, for example, it has an open mouth in this shot.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Hermione removes the blanket that makes Potter invisible you can see some snowflakes on his shoulder. It cuts and she says "Harry, what happened?", then it cut again and the snowflakes are gone. They could not have melted that fast.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: The chain on the Time-Turner changes length from when they go back in time, and to when Hermione explains the Time-Turner to Harry, one minute later.

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James Ollier

Continuity mistake: When Harry goes back to Hogwarts and they stand before the Fat Lady portrait she refuses to let them in because she's trying to show them she can break a glass with her voice. When she cannot she smashes it upon a brick wall behind her right shoulder. Later in the movie after the students gather around the Fat Lady's painting after it's slashed the wall is missing.

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Continuity mistake: At the hospital, after Potter fell off his broom as Hermione says "No one blames you, Harry", you can see Ron standing behind her. At this time we can see the letter "H" on the cloth that is wrapped around the broom. Later, the letter "E" is visible instead.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: After Neville's Snape/Gran Boggart, Lupin says, "Wonderful...to the back Neville. Everyone form a line." In the next two shots, first Neville heads to the back, then Malfoy shoves Neville to the side and Crabbe pushes the line of kids forward. Yet in the next shot from the front of the line, Neville already stands at the back of the line and then in the next shot, Neville walks towards the back of the line, where more kids are gathered now.

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Super Grover
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Continuity mistake: After Harry leaves the Dursleys, Sirius the dog shows up behind a park bench surrounded by dimly lit thick bushes. When the Knight Bus arrives, the bench is visible across the street and now it's brightly lit and the trash container beside the bench is clearly visible. Then, before Harry boards he has one more look at the bench and it is just as dark as the first shot.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: As Lupin packs in his office, the gramophone and books on his desk are visible in many shots. When Harry first walks in, the set of three thin books, bound with a string at the top of one pile, as well as the gramophone and other books noticeably change their position in quite a few shots.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Harry is facing the Boggart shaped as a clown, as Lupin says "Wonderful, wonderful" in the background, we can see Hermione standing right next to another girl behind Harry. But when it cuts to a wide shot from beside them we see Harry standing and we see Hermione standing behind him, but the girl next to her is nowhere in sight.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: In the DADA class, when Lupin puts the needle on the horn gramophone disc to start the music, the position of his hand and the needle in the close-up differs greatly than in previous and following shots. Throughout the scene the gramophone and its horn's position differ in consecutive shots as well.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Trelawney looks in Potter's cup she is frightened and throws the cup on the table. We can see it landing with its handle inwards on the table. When it cuts the handle points outwards on the table.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: When Trelawney is done looking in Neville's cup and puts it down, you see Neville putting his hands on the table. When it cuts his hands aren't on the table.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: When they're having their first Defence Against the Dark Arts lesson and Harry is facing the boggart, Lupin jumps in front of Harry because he thought it would turn into Voldemort, as he later states in the movie. But the boggart had already turned into a Dementor before Lupin makes a move.

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Continuity mistake: At Shrieking Shack when Lupin says "You sold James and Lilly to Voldemort, didn't you?" to Pettigrew, you see Pettigrew holding onto the piano with his left hand. Next shot he isn't holding onto it.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: When Aunt Marge flies off, she starts pulling the tablecloth and some food stays on the table but in each of the following shots where there's a view from the side, the table is clean.

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Dr Wilson

Continuity mistake: When Harry lifts the lid in the Honeydukes cellar, in the first shot there are two gold pots, small and large, beside the table directly in front of him. Of course in the next shot, as the man climbs the stairs, only the short gold pot is beside that table. In the next shot, as Harry climbs out, the two pots' positions differ.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Lupin and Potter enters the classroom after Lupin got the Marauders Map from Snape, Lupin says "But quite frankly, I am astounded that you didn't hand it in." The way he holds the map change in the next shot.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: As Potter walks into the Knight Bus you see Stan lifting Potter's trunk inside. When it cuts, the way Stan comes in with the trunk changes.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: When Harry collapses next to Sirius after the Dementors have been repelled, the ground where his head lands is covered in fairly small stones. In the following overhead shot of Harry and Sirius, there are some much larger rocks next to his head, and a patch of dirt with no stones is visible to Harry's left, where stones were before.

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Continuity mistake: At the start of Hagrid's lesson, he coughs and says, "Ta-daa!!" for all to see Buckbeak. In the next wide shot Goyle stands at the back and his hood and robe lie flat. In the next close-up Goyle's hood is positioned completely differently, then in the next wide shot it's flat again.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: During Hagrid's class, Vincent Crabe has his shirt outside his pants. He puts his things on the wall and when Draco and Harry are talking, his shirt is now half tucked into his pants. He didn't have the time to do that.

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Dr Wilson

Continuity mistake: During Hagrid's lesson, when Harry walks towards Buckbeak as Hagrid explains to Harry that he needs to wait for Buckbeak to bow back, etc., in the next shot a boy on the left of the screen drops his cloak to the ground. In the next shot of the students, the boy has it on his arm again, but in the next shot as Harry bows, it's on the ground once again.

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Continuity mistake: Before Hagrid's lesson begins, Malfoy yells, "Dementor! Dementor!" and they all spin around. Ron and Hermione stand beside one another in the first and third shots, yet in the middle shot facing Malfoy, they're a good distance apart. As a matter of fact, in most shots throughout this entire scene many of the students' positions and actions change and/or shift back and forth in consecutive shots, some quite drastically.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Vernon says, "You've nowhere to go," to Potter, you see Vernon grab the banister. When it cuts, the way he holds the banister changes.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: When Trelawny says "Look at the cup, tell me what you see" to Ron, the way Ron holds the cup changes between shots.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: At Hagrid's, when Harry, Ron and Hermione visit the first time, the quilt lying on the chair changes position over and over again, from lying over the back of the chair, to being on the seat and so forth, until Hagrid takes it to cover his little creature.

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Continuity mistake: The second time Harry conjures the patronus charm to save Sirius and the other Harry from the dementors, Hermione is standing next to the tree behind him. The first time he uses it, his silhouette can be seen from the other Harry's point-of-view from across the lake, but Hermione isn't next to the same tree, even though the spot she was standing in is visible.

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Continuity mistake: When Marge floats out the patio door in the exterior shot her jacket lies flat over her skirt. In the next shot Vernon shouts, "I've got you Marge," as he grabs hold of her hands, and the bottom of her jacket is way up by her arms - note the blazer lining and her blouse. However, in the next shot the jacket lies straight and flat once again.

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Super Grover
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Continuity mistake: On the Hogwarts Express, Lupin pulls out his wand to repel the Dementor attacking Harry. In the shot facing Lupin his shirt sleeve is mostly covered by his suit sleeve and he holds the wand a particular way. In the next close-up facing the Dementor, Lupin's arm is visible and a much greater area of his shirt sleeve is now seen and he holds the wand completely differently.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Hermione says, "Awful things happen to Wizards who meddle with time, we can't be seen," in the shot facing her she places her right elbow up on the pumpkin. In the next shot facing Harry her arm is down on her lap, yet in the next shot facing Hermione her arm is up again.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: As Harry quickly flies off on his Firebolt, in the wide shot when he rounds the fountain, Percy, Ron and Hermione stand in front of Fred, George and Neville. However, in the next back shot Fred, George and Neville stand in front of Percy.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Harry says, "I said we'll take you to the castle," to Pettigrew, you see Sirius pointing his wand at Pettigrew. When it cuts Sirius is standing next to Harry, but he is no longer pointing his wand.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: When Snape is insulting Hermione on being a know-it-all while he is substituting for Lupin, he has a slide show running. The shot shows Hermione with the projector behind her. The projector now changes slides fully and stops moving. When the shot changed back to Snape, the slide is still changing. It could not be the next slide because the slide changes every few seconds.

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Continuity mistake: In the boggart scene after Neville Longbottom has confronted the boggart, we can see that Ron is next, then Seamus Finnigan, then Parvati Patil. But after Ron's turn with the boggart, Prof. Lupin immediately calls out Parvati. Seamus never got a chance with the boggart even though he was right behind Ron.

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Continuity mistake: When we get to Trelawney's class when she says "...discover if you possess the sight.", she gets up from her chair. While doing so she place both her arms on the arm rest, but when it cuts her left arm is up.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: When Hagrid cries out, "Buckbeak's been sentenced to death!" in the close-up, Harry Ron and Hermione are visible at the shoreline behind him. However, in the next overhead shot Ron and Hermione are much closer to Harry along the shore.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Marge is floating off into the air, in one shot we see Dudley leaning back in horror and suprise, and he brings his arms back, off of the table and to his side. Yet in the following shot his arms are back to laying on the table and he lifts them up off the table again, but doesn't bring them to his side (he just lifts them up into the air). Then in the next wide shot they are laying on the table again.

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Hamster

Continuity mistake: The Monster Book of Monsters' torn papers change amount/position in subsequent side and top shots when there has been no movement on the floor by the book or Harry nor any floor shaking by the train either.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Harry enters the room in the Leaky Cauldron that the Minister of Magic is in, Hedwig has arrived before him. The owl shown at the start of the scene is a white owl with many black spots on both its wings. However, when Harry leaves and Hedwig flies to his arm, this owl has very few spots at the edge of its wings and tail, obviously it's one of the other owls that portray Hedwig.

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Continuity mistake: When the stone hits Harry, the very first time, in the shot inside Hagrid's, he yells, "Ow!" and as he turns the blue cup touches the wood tray. In the next exterior shot, the blue cup is closer to the birdcage.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Potter goes onto the bus he has his arms down. When in cuts he has his right arm in his pocket.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: Outside Hagrid's when Cornelius Fudge says, "...shall be executed this day at sundown." you see Harry, Hermione and Ron hide behind some pumpkins. You can also see a crow standing on a pumpkin right in front of them. When it cuts from behind them that crow is gone.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: In the paddock scene, Harry is walking towards Buckbeak. The shot then focuses on Hermione putting her arm on Ron's shoulder. Then the camera focuses back on Harry and in the background you can see Hermione placing her arm on Ron's shoulder again.

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Continuity mistake: When Harry is on the Knight Bus, Stan Shunpike has acne on his neck that keeps changing. Sometimes there is a whitehead, and other times it's just a red mark.

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Continuity mistake: At the Leaky Cauldron, after Harry takes off his sneaker, to distract the Monster Book of Monsters, he stands at the edge of the bed. In the wide shot, the very long ends of the shoelace dangle over his fingers at his knuckles, yet, in the next close-up, it's now the short ends that are held tightly in his fist, the opposite way.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: The cart with the TV changes its position in various shots. For example, in the close-up of Marge's legs lifting off the ground and when Marge floats out the door in the exterior shot, the cart is aligned with the doorway, then at other times it is at the inner edge of the draperies or in between.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When they discover The Fat Lady is gone from her painting as the Head Boy says "Let me through. Excuse me, I'm Head Boy." you can see Potter, Hermione, Ron and Neville change position between the shots.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: During class, as Lupin's Boggart turns into a wheezing balloon in the first shot it passes Harry and heads to the back, however, in the next shot the balloon is still in front of Lupin.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: At Hagrid's, after the jar breaks the first time, in the wide shot the toad is on the table, under the cracked pieces of jar, yet in the next close-up, the cracked pieces are gone and the toad is back on the blue plate. Later, when Hermione throws the stone, the toad is on the plate (which is farther from the jar now) as the jar breaks.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When everyone, except Harry, leaves to Hogsmeade village, Hermione is waving as she and Ron walk directly behind McGonagall, with the last of the crowd of children ahead of them still in the courtyard. There is a short cut facing Harry now standing IN the doorway. Then the next shot from behind Harry, shows Ron and Hermione still walking past the fountain, but now McGonagall and the entire crowd of children are out of the courtyard. They could not have walked away that fast.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: When Hermione and the others are in Hagrid's hut, a rock with a swirl on it hits the pot. Later, when Hermione and Harry are reliving the scene from the exterior view, Hermione picks up the "same" rock to throw at the pot. The rock is different though, it has a bigger swirl on it.

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PoPEyE
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Continuity mistake: During the scene where Snape confronts Harry roaming the hallways at night with the Marauder's Map, the position of the pull strings hanging down from Harry's sweatshirt hood changes several times between shots. At first the strings are tangled together, but during later shots the strings are hanging down apart, then back to being tangled, then apart again. This happens once more when Prof. Lupin and Harry are talking immediately afterwards in the Dark Arts classroom.

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Continuity mistake: As Harry walks toward the Monster Book of Monsters as it lies on the bench in the first shot, the bench is near the edge of rug close to the fireplace. As the book chases him the bench is nearer the center of the rug.

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Super Grover
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Continuity mistake: When the Weasleys give Harry the Marauders Map, Harry takes it from George with his left hand, yet in the next shot the map is in his right hand.

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Hamster

Continuity mistake: After the incident with the Whomping Willow, the dirt smudges all over Harry and Hermione's clothes change appearance and/or position in the following shots.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Potter is learning the Patronus charm, as he is facing the candle and is talking about his memory and saying "It's the happiest I've ever felt.". His hair has an extreme change in the next shot.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: As Potter is walking back to Trelawney with the ball, as he enters the room through the tight passage, you can see light is shining in. When it cuts to him entering the room the light is gone.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: When Ron and Hermione are arguing about Crookshanks in the Leaky Cauldron, Sirius does not move in the 'wanted' poster. That same poster is visible when Harry first enters with Tom, and Sirius doesn't move in that shot either. However, when the poster is the focus of the shot, Sirius does move in the magical poster.

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Continuity mistake: When Malfoy shouts "Dementor. Dementor." all the kids turn around. Then we see Malfoy and some kids put their hoods on, and at the same time we can see Hermione turn back. When it cuts to Potter turning back we can briefly see Hermione turn back again.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: When Marge turns upside-down, just before floating out the dining room door, the bottom of her jacket falls towards her arms and the back of her jacket is deliberately pinned to her blouse and skirt, so as not to fall entirely down.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: As everyone watches Aunt Marge start to soar up into the air while in the yard, the position of the white lace tablecloth, which hangs off the table at this point and the things upon it, differ in the exterior shot looking in towards the dining room and the following interior shot of the table.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: After saying goodbye to Harry, Sirius climbs onto Buckbeak and Hermione hands the chain to Sirius. In the next shot Sirius holds the chain differently.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Potter points his wand at Uncle Vernon you can see his index finger on the wand. When it cuts his index finger is pulled back. [Harry has obviously jerked backward when Uncle Vernon approaches him -- Vernon is obviously closer in the second shot -- and it would be a natural reflex to withdraw his finger as well.]

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: In the beginning when Aunt Marge says, "The bitch and the pup" and Harry yells at her, Mrs. Dursley turns to look at Harry. When the shot changes, Mrs. Dursley is now facing the table, away from Harry.

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Jack's Revenge

Continuity mistake: In the scene when Hermione punches Malfoy in the face, she holds her wand to his neck with her right hand. The shot changes to her turning away and then she punches him - both her hands appear in the shot and her wand is gone. In the next shot she mysteriously has her wand in her left hand with no time to have dropped it then picked it up again.

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Mimichella

Continuity mistake: When Harry gets his turn to face the Boggart in Lupin's class, there is a wide shot showing the large clown rocking back and forth (viewer's left to right), with Lupin in the background bent over looking down at the floor. But, in the next close-up, Lupin is not as bent and is suddenly facing clown, contemplating whether or not he should do what he does next.

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Continuity mistake: At the dinner table when Aunt Marge says "Vernon, do something" the cloth in front of her on the table is fine. When it cuts the cloth is crinkled.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: When one of the Weasley twins says, "Not flashing that clipping again." to Ron, we see Ron holding Scabbers. The way he holds Scabbers changes in the next shot.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: When Potter has entered the Knight Bus you see him passing a bed. While doing so he grabs the bed pole and lets go of it, but when it cuts you can see him still holding the pole.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: In the Leaky Cauldron, Harry stares out his room's window as a train passes. At the start of the next shot, as he walks toward the Monster Book of Monsters, the dresser to the left of the fireplace is visible. In the following shots the large water pitcher and wood box reach the edge of the dresser, whereas in the previous shot it is nowhere near.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Aunt Marge is inflating and floating to the ceiling, she grabs the table cloth and continues going up and take the cloth with her. Then when one of her shirt buttons pops and hits Dudley you can see that the cloth is not moving but has slid across the table a bit. It cuts to a close up of Marge and the cloth does not move, it then moves to the wide shot of the whole table and the cloth continues to move. The other button pops, hitting Dudley again, and the cloth stops moving again.

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Graeme Chicken

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Sirius lies at the lake and Harry kneels next to him, Sirius seems unconscious, then opens his eyes in terror as he sees the Dementors. However, in the very next shot, which shows the two from above, his eyes are suddenly closed and there's no sign of movement in his face. Too big a change, too fast.

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Continuity mistake: When Aunt Marge is blowing up, one of her buttons pops off and hits Dudley in his forehead making him fall to the floor. We see him lying on the floor beside the table but when it cuts he is suddenly getting up right at the table.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: When the Dementors enter the train, there is a shot from in the carriage looking out. In this shot there is a bottle of water on a shelf and it's moving. When the shot changes to show the carriage from the outside, the water is suddenly still.

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A Demon

Continuity mistake: In the first scene when Harry and Sirius are by the lake, Harry sees someone conjure a Patronus on the other side; initially the silvery form of a stag is seen for quite awhile, then the circular light that broadens. However, after Harry and Hermione go back in time, as the shot faces Harry, he yells, "Expecto Patronum!" and immediately the wand emits circular light that magnifies and repels the Dementors.

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Continuity mistake: In the shot where Hagrid is telling Harry, Ron and Hermione that Buckbeak is going to be executed, you see Hermione (in the background) turn her head away and put her hand on her hip. In the next shot, which is a reverse shot and shows the actors' backs, she is still looking at Hagrid with her hands by her sides.

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Continuity mistake: Hagrid stands up and knocks over all of the glasses on his table at the beginning of the year. In the next shot, look to the left of Hagrid, between two candlesticks. A single glass is sitting upright on the table. In the next shot when Hagrid sits back down, none of the glasses are upright, but with the position the glass was in it should've been visible in this shot. (It's a bit hard to see, and it was spotted in widescreen.)

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Continuity mistake: When entering the Hippogriff paddock, there is a shot of Hagrid stepping over the wall with the children behind and the ground is sunlit. Then it cuts to a wider shot and the ground isn't sunlit.

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Continuity mistake: When Harry and Hermione are running from the werewolf, they hide behind a tree and start edging around it to avoid the werewolf. When they are eventually seen by the werewolf, Harry is at least a foot behind Hermione but in the next shot he is beside her.

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Continuity mistake: When Marge arrives, as she walks towards Petunia, there are two gold trim bars installed between the carpet edges and kitchen floor - one in the doorway and another between the kitchen counter and wall. Both disappear in the following shots.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Harry goes to the table to clean up Marge's broken glass and when he stands at the counter as Marge blows up, there is a large rug in the kitchen, under the center cart, whose edge reaches the counter stools. When Harry storms downstairs with his trunk, Petunia and Dudley stand at the kitchen doorway and the rug is gone - it would be visible if it was on floor. (Likewise, the rug was gone when Marge and Ripper arrived, but it could be presumed that the rug was laid out before their meal.)

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Harry is meeting the boggart it before it turns to a side view look at the girl to the left of Hermione, she is laughing, it changes to the side view and she is just standing there. It happens with Lupin too - in the side view he is playing with his wand then it switches to him and he isn't.

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Continuity mistake: When Harry, Ron and Hermione are in the shrieking shack Lupin comes in and says "Finally the flesh reflects the madness," look at the left side door behind him, it is facing outwards then it turns inwards in the next shot of him.

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Continuity mistake: When Parvati is stepping up to the Bogart, Harry is standing behind her, but it is not Daniel Radcliffe. It is noticeably someone else. It is hard to spot, but clear if you're looking for it.

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Continuity mistake: When Harry stands in front of the Gryffindor dorm and says the password, the door opens inwards. But when the shot changes to inside the dorm, there is no open door visible.

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In order to acquaint himself with his three lead actors, director Alfonso Cuaron had each of them write an essay about their characters, from a first-person point of view. Emma Watson, in true Hermione fashion, went a little overboard and wrote an 16-page essay, Daniel Radcliffe wrote a simple one page paper, and Rupert Grint never even turned his in, as he said that is what Ron would have done.

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