Napoleon Dynamite

Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

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Continuity mistake: In the opening scene, when Napoleon first gets on the bus, he puts his hand on the seat in front of the seat that he's going to sit in, right by a kid's head, but in the next shot, the kid is gone. (00:04:15)

Continuity mistake: Napoleon is drawing lines from the back of the unicorn in class. When the teacher calls him up, it flashes to his notebook and the drawing but no lines on the rear of the unicorn. (00:05:00)


Deliberate mistake: When Napoleon asks the school secretary if he can borrow the phone, she pushes the phone toward him but in the shot of Napoleon you can see the phone never actually moved from before he asks to borrow it to the time he makes the call. This is only seen on the full-screen version of the film. The phone is not visible on the wide-screen version because the bottom portion of the image is cut. (00:07:00)

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

Continuity mistake: When Napoleon is talking to Deb in the cafeteria, the drink is behind the plastic bag. Then when Napoleon notices that it's 1%, the drink is in front of it. (00:20:20)

Continuity mistake: When Kip and Uncle Rico are first shown talking in the restaurant, the little brown cups by his cup are sometimes next to it and sometimes behind it. (00:25:30)

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Continuity mistake: After Pedro puts the cake down it moves closer to Summer's door and slides across her doorstep. The envelope under it also disappears and reappears. (00:26:35)

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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Continuity mistake: When Pedro is sitting at the table in the cafeteria, Napoleon comes to sit down, and Pedros's arm changes position from shot to shot. (00:34:10 - 00:34:40)

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Other mistake: When Napoleon finds Trisha's picture in the yearbook, the person to Tricia's left is named Stephanie Stevens, however the picture to her left is obviously of a male. Also, the row of pictures above Tricia includes Matthew Smith, whose picture is of a female, and Taresa Sorenson, whose picture appears to be rather masculine. (00:36:05)

Continuity mistake: When Uncle Rico takes out the ship from the box, the box is near the woman's arm. In the next shot, when she tells her husband "I want that" the box is nowhere to be seen. (00:36:50)

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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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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)

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

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 Napoleon is about to have lunch at the egg farm, one egg is standing out on the top of the bowl, a second later there are more eggs. (00:41:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Napoleon asks Don for a "Vote for Summer" button, there is a boy in a checkered blue shirt that walks by Don and off the screen. Then when Don hands Napoleon the button, the same boy is back, but now he is walking by Napoleon. (00:58:15)

Continuity mistake: When Kip goes to the bus station to meet LaFawnduh for the first time, you see LaFawhduh getting off the bus. But it is obvious that she is not the last person to be getting off the bus. As she's standing in the doorway of the vehicle, there is somebody standing directly behind her who's wearing a white shirt. The scene quickly changes to Kip & then back to LaFawnduh, but now there is no one standing behind her - and you are now able to see the bus driver seated there. (01:03:05)

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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)

Pedro: Do you think people will vote for me?
Napoleon Dynamite: Heck yes! I'd vote for you.
Pedro: Like what are my skills?
Napoleon Dynamite: Well, you have a sweet bike. And you're really good at hooking up with chicks. Plus you're like the only guy at school who has a mustache.

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Trivia: There is an extra "two months later" scene at the very end after the credits.


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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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