Napoleon Dynamite

Corrected entry: When Deb is taking Uncle Rico's picture for the an ID badge, you can tell that the camera on the tripod is a prop as you can see right through the lens to the clothing hanging up on the clothes rack behind the camera, specifically the red dress/shirt.

Correction: The camera is not a prop. It's just the way the main camera is positioned which makes it appear like a dummy camcorder. What you are seeing is the reflection of the clothes in the lenses.

Corrected entry: The sign on the bus station reads "Idago Bus Lines," but the bus that LaFawnduh gets off says "PRT" (Preston Rapid Transit) on the side. Apparently, the filmmakers borrowed a city bus because they either couldn't find or couldn't afford one from Idago.

Correction: While the bus stop IS from a different bus line, PRT stands for Pocatello Regional Transit. Pocatello is a city not far from Preston, so LaFawnduh could have come from there.

Corrected entry: At the end of the movie, Napoleon is looking across the road at Kip and Lafawnduh and the bus arrives. The bus crosses in front of Napoleon and the camera cuts to the other side that shows Lafawnduh get on the bus and then Kip follows. The next shot shows Napoleon smiling in satisfaction that Kip got what he wanted. However, he could not see Kip get on the bus from the other side of the street.

Correction: Napoleon is happy, because his brother has received something, through Lafawnduh's presence over the past days. His happiness is not dependent on what happens behind the bus at the point of their departure. It is also quite plausible that Napoleon knew that Kip was going to get on the bus. Either way, this cannot be perceived as a mistake. Especially due to the whole ethos of the movie as being quite 'Gonzo' and raw. It is quite plausible that many of the mistakes listed here were actually on purpose by the crew and director.

Corrected entry: Although Napoleon comments that he wishes he could grow a mustache like Pedro, in chapter 19 after Kip gets on the bus with Lafawnduh, Napoleon has a 5 o'clock shadow in the next shot. (01:24:05)


Correction: Not a mistake. Napoleon simply wishes his facial hair grew as thickly as Pedro's; he never said he can't grow facial hair at all.


Corrected entry: Turn on subtitles when Uncle Rico says "So why don't you go outside and feed Tina?" There is a period at the end of this sentence - there should be a question mark.

Correction: Closed captioning/subtitle mistakes are not accepted as valid by guidelines.


Corrected entry: When Napoleon and Pedro ride up to the school to put up the fliers, chiseled in stone on the school are the words "Preston Junior High School" while the sign underneath says "Preston High School".

Correction: This could actually happen. In the town I used to live in, the high school was converted to a junior high school and they did not bother to change the words that were carved into the facade of the building, they just put up new signs on the lawn.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Corrected entry: When Kip is being Rex's assistant, you can see Napoleon laughing in the mirror several times during this scene.

Correction: There are 2 similar entries like this, it is very likely for Napoleon to laugh if his brother was going through that situation.

Corrected entry: When Lyle shoots the cow, Napoleon jumps just before the shot is heard.

Correction: That's because he knows Lyle is going to shoot the cow, a lot of people flinch before a gun shoots, even if they know it's going to happen.

Corrected entry: When Napoleon is asking Don for a "Vote for Summer" button, a group of students is standing behind him close to lockers. When Napoleon throws the button down to hall, the party is suddenly gone.

Correction: This scene takes place between classes, and people are constantly moving throughout the halls. The crowd has sufficient time to have departed while off camera.


Corrected entry: During the end of the Rex-Kwon-Do commercial, Rex points his finger at the screen. When the text appears, Rex's finger he pointed at the screen with moves up and down in the same repetitive fashion, without Rex's body moving.

Correction: This is intentional. It is supposed to be funny, as a) the commercial is poorly made, and b) Rex is flexing his muscles as hard as he can, and the shaking is a result of that. Not a mistake.


Corrected entry: At the dance scene when Trisha waves to Summer you can see Summer is wearing sandals with huge heels. This is only visible on the full-screen version. This seems out of character for Summer as you would expect her to wear dress shoes in her dance dress because she is the popular prissy girl of the school. Maybe she is wearing these to make her look taller for the film. You can't see her feet in the wide-screen version because they clip the bottom portion of the image when they made the wide-screen version. (00:49:30)

Correction: Summer's poor choice of shoes isn't a movie mistake.

William Bergquist

Corrected entry: At the end of the movie when Pedro is celebrating with his family that he got chosen as president, the cake displays the colors of the Mexican flag, but they made the cake red, white, green instead of green, white, red like it should be.

Correction: Character mistake not movie mistake.

William Bergquist

Corrected entry: In the beginning, the action figure he is going to throw out the window has its arms up, until the exterior shot from outside the bus, where it's bouncing around, its arms are down.

Correction: All the bouncing could have made the arms change.

William Bergquist

Corrected entry: In the scene where Napoleon is calling home from school, there is a plate of nachos on the counter behind Kip. As Napoleon and Kip rotate close-ups, the height and thickness of the cheese on the nachos changes drastically with each new shot.

Correction: This has been submitted and corrected, and then rejected several times already. This was deliberately done for the humor. It does not even qualify as a deliberate mistake.

Super Grover Premium member

Corrected entry: When Uncle Rico is proposing the deal for the 24 piece set, he takes out the "little extra": a ship that fits neatly into the box. But in the next shot the ship is suddenly bigger than the box and would not have fit in it.

Correction: It is quite plausible that the boat was in the box at an angle, so that it could easily fit inside.

Corrected entry: When Napoleon is giving Deb her boxes back, the boxes appear to be too large to fit Napoleon's locker.

Correction: How can they be too big when he pulls them straight out of his locker; with no hesitation either?

Corrected entry: In the scene where Kip tells Napoleon he's training to become a cage fighter Kip is typing on the computer in a chat room, but when Napoleon goes down to "Fight" with Kip, the computer is not even on.

Guy Strad

Correction: It is very likely that Kip turned off only the monitor so that Napoleon would not see what he was saying in the chat rooms.

Corrected entry: When Kip is fighting with Rex, look in the mirror when Kip takes a shot at Rex's shin area, and you can see Napoleon trying to keep a straight face.

Correction: A similar entry has already been corrected. Napoleon laughing as his brother gets beaten up is perfectly normal, and not a mistake.

Corrected entry: All the food in the opening credits is eaten by a main character sometime in the movie.

Correction: Not true. I made a list of all the food in the credits and crossed them off every time one of them was eaten. The following never are: the chicken nuggets, the tortilla, the white nachos with red sauce, the lemon candies, and the hamburger.

Corrected entry: When Pedro is riding his bike while going off the ramp, there are six bricks under the ramp, but to make Napoleon fall there are only four bricks.

Correction: Don't see the mistake. Maybe Napoleon didn't want to jump the ramp at that steep of an angle and removed two of the bricks before he jumped.

Damian Torres

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