Fame (1980)

20 mistakes

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Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Irene Cara, Eddie Barth, Laura Dean, Lee Curreri

Genres: Drama, Music

Continuity mistake: When Fran├žois starts talking to Coco in the cafe, the donut on her plate and items on the bar next to her keep moving between shots.

Continuity mistake: When the kids spying on the girls break the pipe, the pipe comes off of the wall. In the next shot it's fixed back on.

Continuity mistake: After Shirley is given her yellow slip back by the woman monitoring the stairs, the slip jumps from her right to her left hand between shots.

Continuity mistake: When Lisa is talking with Miss Berg, Miss Berg goes to wash her hands. After she dries them, the washroom door keeps changing how far open it is.

Continuity mistake: When Shirley shakes the metal gate after being told she wasn't accepted, the yellow slip in her hand vanishes between shots.

Continuity mistake: When everyone is dancing in the street, a man in a yellow and black striped shirt changes from dancing on the street, to suddenly dancing on a car.

Continuity mistake: When Leroy storms out of class, the chair he kicks falls over twice between shots.

Continuity mistake: When Coco gets out of the taxi and pretends to go into the hotel, the pavement goes from dry, to completely wet.

Continuity mistake: When Mrs. Sherwood is arguing with Leroy about his homework, she wads up the same sheets of paper twice.

Continuity mistake: When Ralph auditions for the music teacher, the music teacher's actions with his pen are not continuous between shots.

Continuity mistake: When Bruno is in the cab with his dad, the back window appears to be frosted when focusing on the boy, but in a long shot it is transparent, so we are able to see the outer city.

Continuity mistake: During the street dance scene, Brono's father picks a fight with a guy from a Ryder Truck. During the fight, Bruno's Father knocks the guy's cap off his head. As the scene continues and the camera is pulling away, the guy is wearing the same cap that was knocked off his head.

Chuck from Doylestown PA

Revealing mistake: When the kids break the pipes in the bathroom, the dude sitting on the stall is wearing a visible thong while on the toilet.


Continuity mistake: When Bruno's father starts playing his music on the loudspeakers of his cab, in the background is a yellow Ryder rental truck. The Ryder logo is very worn and some letters are virtually removed, but in later shots, the Ryder logo is perfectly formed.


Continuity mistake: When Bruno is in his father's cab, his father discusses how he doesn't have a girlfriend. The back window is steamed up in the closeup shots of Bruno, but when the camera moves to include both Bruno and his father in the same shot, the back window is now no longer steamed up.


Audio problem: When the guy from the Ryder truck comes over and rips one of the speakers from Bruno's father's cab, the sound being played doesn't change.


Revealing mistake: (TV Series) The staff and Doris are on the office phones during a thunderstorm, when they all know that lighting travels through electricity which includes phone lines, so they could get electrocuted.


Plot hole: The show is about a NYC high school for the performing arts. Yet many scenes including the piano composition rehearsals, feature way older adult students in their 20s, even 30s.


Leroy Johnson: I's young, I's single, and I loves to mingle.

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Trivia: Director Alan Parker makes a fleeting cameo appearance. When Ralph starts his routine and says, "I'm a professional asshole", the camera moves to Coco's reaction, and then the next shot is the brief shot of Alan Parker before the camera shot moves down onto another actor. (01:41:40)


More trivia for Fame

Question: What happens to Raul's little sister that makes him so upset?

Answer: She gets molested by a drug addict.

William Bergquist

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