Election (1999)

17 mistakes

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Continuity mistake: When Tracy sets up her card table before school there's a close up of each leg being flipped out. If you count; theres five legs shown from a four legged table.

Continuity mistake: During the flashback of Paul's skiing accident the colors of his parka change with each shot.

Continuity mistake: When Jim is introducing Paul at the elections assembly, we first see his right hand on the microphone and his left hand on the microphone stand. They it cuts to a close up but now his left hand is on his lap.

Continuity mistake: When McAllister is stung by a bee/wasp on the eye he goes back to the school to get changed. When he checks his reflection in the mirror his eye isn't swollen but when he looks away his eye is swollen again.

Continuity mistake: Right before Tracy Flick goes up to give her speech, as they're panning across the candidates, the last girl on the left sitting next to Jim McAllister has her legs crossed one way and the next second has them crossed the other way.

Continuity mistake: When Jim is interrogating Tracy, he sits on a chair for a while then gets up to get a cup of water. He didn't push the chair back under the table. But then, in a following wide shot the chair is now pushed under the table.

Audio problem: When Tammy is running after Lisa, Tammy shouts "Lisa Wait!" but her mouth and jaw aren't moving.

Continuity mistake: When Jim is trying to convince Paul to go in the election and he gives him a speech about morals and ethics, he draws five circles on the board. Between shots, the fifth circle drawn on the board changes in the way it is drawn.

Continuity mistake: After Mr. McAllister and Linda arrange to meet at the hotel, he is seen driving away from her house on the sidewalk. Yet later, as he checks for her at her house, the sidewalk has mysteriously vanished.

Visible crew/equipment: When Paul and Lisa are in Mr. McAllister's office complaining about a conflict of interest, Lisa says, "She's just doing this to get back at me," and you can see the shadow of the boom mic on the ceiling swing back and forth.

Audio problem: When Linda puts on lipstick at the mall, she turns and asks Jim, "What do you think?" But it's dubbed in, because her lips don't move. All she does is purse and smile.

Continuity mistake: When Mr. McAllister is getting ready to meet Linda at the hotel he gets into his car a has a big sweat stain on his back. A few minutes later the stain is gone.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Jim McCalister is giving the pop quiz, it shows two shots of him looking at the clock.

Visible crew/equipment: When Walt the principal announces over the speaker that Tammy Metzler is out of the running, the set's light reflection is cast on the window behind him.

Other mistake: When the student body presidential candidates are giving their speeches, "Monarchs" is on the Gym floor, and not "Wolverines." This is because the school where it was filmed, Papillion-LaVista, their mascot is Monarchs.

Jim McAllister: Larry, we're not electing the fucking Pope here. Just tell me who won.

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Trivia: Near the end of the movie after Mr McAllister gets fired and we see full-screen shots of newspaper articles detailing the election scandal, if you pause the film at the third newspaper article (with the headline 'Carver Student Plans Lawsuit') and read it, you'll see that the director had a bit of fun with the viewing audience by inserting a couple of paragraphs into the middle of the story: 'If you've paused the film in order to read this entire article, your time would be better spent renting "Citizen Ruth" from your local video store. Do you know how hard and unthankful (?) a task it is to write these fake few stories for newspaper movie pages? I've got better things to do.'

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