Napoleon Dynamite
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Continuity mistake: When Napoleon is waiting while Rico makes a sale, he checks his watch to see how much time he has before the dance. The first time he checks it, the date on the watch indicates Thursday July 17. When he checks it again a few minutes later, it shows Monday July 21.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Napoleon watches the farmer shoot the cow, the film crew and camera are visible in the reflection of the glass door of the passing school bus. (00:16:20)


Continuity mistake: When Napoleon is asking Pedro if he is going to eat his tater tots the position of the tots keep changing between shots.

Continuity mistake: When the bully beats up the nerd with the turtleneck and puts him into a headlock, notice the disabled girl in the red shirt that walks by them. She walks past them twice in about 6 seconds.

Continuity mistake: When Napoleon drops off the drawing of Trisha with her mom, he is standing on the porch. He then says 'bye' and runs off of the porch. The next camera shot is from Trisha's mom's perspective of the screen/glass door closing. When the door is closing you can see Napoleon's reflection in the glass (he's standing right there when he should have been far away from there if he had run off the porch as portrayed). (00:38:35)

Continuity mistake: When Kip and Rico go bowling, Kip knocks down all but one pin. In the following shot Rico asks Kip if he has access to a car and two standing pins can be seen over Kip's left shoulder. (00:32:35)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Deb is calling Napoleon from the pay-phone, you can see the reflection of the camera-men in the payphone number-pad, as pointed out in the director commentary section of the DVD.

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Continuity mistake: When Napoleon starts his dance skit near the end of the movie, his t-shirt is tucked into his pants. Shortly into the skit, the shirt comes loose in the back and on one side. A few seconds later, the shirt is once again completely tucked in. This happens several times throughout the scene. (01:21:30)

Audio problem: When Napoleon knocks on Trisha's door he knocks four times but you only hear three knocks. (00:38:05)

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Continuity mistake: Kip puts a green bowl under the wheel of his truck, but the next second it's a blue bowl. (00:37:45)

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Continuity mistake: Toward the end, when Napoleon is standing outside his house yelling at Rico to "get off my property", the front door of his house, behind him, keeps changing from nearly closed to wide open and back, between shots.

Continuity mistake: When Napoleon asks Deb for a keychain, a piece of paper is seen on the ground to Napoleon's left. Then after Deb gives it to him and runs off, the paper is behind Napoleon.

Visible crew/equipment: When Napoleon throws an orange at Uncle Rico, the shot goes from the front of the truck to the side of the truck. In the little window, one can see a camera and a cameraman.

Continuity mistake: When Napoleon is feeding Tina, he stretches his arm over the fence and there is a rope visible. The rope repeatedly goes from being closer to further away from Napoleon's arm.

Other mistake: While asking Napoleon to pull him into town, Kip is putting on his roller blades. They live on a gravel road seen in other shots which would be impossible to rollerblade on while being towed behind a bike.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Napoleon is walking up to Trisha's front porch, if you look in the door, you can see the reflection of a cameraman standing out by the street. (00:38:00)

Continuity mistake: When Summer and Trisha are handing out "vote for Summer" fliers, in the close up of Summer handing them out you can see that one of the girls has on pink nail polish. Moments later, in a shot from a further distance (yet close enough to see nails), neither girl has on any pink nail polish.

Continuity mistake: When Napoleon and Pedro are sitting on the bleachers, between shots they move closer and then further apart from each other. (00:18:00)

Deb: What are you drawing?
Napoleon Dynamite: A liger.
Deb: What's a liger?
Napoleon Dynamite: It's pretty much my favorite animal. It's like a lion and a tiger mixed... Bred for its skills in magic.

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Trivia: After Uncle Rico throws the steak at Napoleon when he's riding his bike, Rico sits back down on the porch and you can see him discreetly spit something into his hand and put it down. According to the DVD commentary, this was the bite of steak he was eating, because Jon Gries, who played Uncle Rico, didn't eat red meat. Between shots he spat out all the many bites of steak his character had to eat.


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Question: Why does Napoleon, who appears to be a junior or senior in high school, ride the bus with a bunch of little kids?

Answer: Because it is such a small town that the school system can not afford buses for grade level so they have to share them, plus it has comedic value as well.


Small town schools are usually K-12. The other older "cooler" students drive to school or get ride with their friends.

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