Coach Carter

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the film in the final game Ken Carter calls a time out. The clock stops on 36 seconds and after the time out it restarts again on 38 seconds.

Continuity mistake: When the boy's uncle (the drug dealer) is shot, the boy runs to his uncle and lays his gun down on his left side. In a following shot, as the camera pans out, the gun is lying on his right side.

Continuity mistake: When Kenyon asks Kyra what she will do after college, the position of his grip on the milk bottle changes between shots.

Continuity mistake: When Kenyon talks to Kyra inside the restaurant, the straw in the drink on the table changes position several times, without anyone moving it.

Continuity mistake: When the guy spits on Carter's car, the saliva on the window changes multiple times between shots.

Continuity mistake: In Richmond's first game back from the lockout, the score is shown at 70-51. But a few moments later, in an action shot of the game, the score is down to 67-51.

Continuity mistake: In the pre-season game during the opening credits, St. Francis' score on the board goes down from 51 to 47 between shots.

Continuity mistake: When Richmond plays Arlington, there is a shot of them having 70 points. They then show the team making nine further baskets. Since each one would count for at least two points, there' no way that they would end up with only 82 points, which is what happens.

Continuity mistake: In the third quarter of the final game, Richmond's score goes from 46 to 47 without anyone scoring.

Continuity mistake: During the game against St. Francis at the end of film we see an argument between two players from the opposing teams. As we see them being broken up, a player from each of the teams is in the middle of their two teams, one walking forwards towards his team, and the Richmond player walking backwards to his. While this whole argument is shown to be one sequence, we see the same shot played again about five seconds later, but this time from a birds eye view.


Continuity mistake: In the locker room scene at the end, when the coach says "Well, not quite your storybook ending, huh?", Lyle is sitting down with a towel around his neck. Then in the very next shot, he is standing up with the towel in his hand.

Continuity mistake: When 4 on Richmond fouls out of the game, there are 37.6 seconds left. A few moments later, as the Hercules players walk to the bench, there are 39 seconds left.

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the Hercules game, Damien makes a lay-up with 31.7 seconds left. Only about five seconds later, the scoreboard shows that there are only 18.2 seconds left.

Continuity mistake: In the Hercules game, when Lyle goes up to stop the ball from going out, the coach suddenly appears right next to him on the sideline between shots. (00:27:35)

Continuity mistake: In the huddle during the Holiday Championship Game, Kenyon's headband reads "And 1" in the back, but it switches to the front, then to the back again.

Continuity mistake: Richmond loses the final game by 1 point 69-68, after St. Francis makes a 2 pointer with no time left on the clock. While St. Francis is celebrating their victory, the scoreboard shows that St. Francis won 70-68.


Continuity mistake: After the game v Hercules, Cruz is doing push ups and the coach approaches and stands beside him, but in the next shot the coach is now several feet away.

Continuity mistake: When Kenyon gets to Kyra's home and talks about his scholarship in Sacramento state the sun is shining but when they keep talking the sun changes.


Continuity mistake: Near the end of the film in the final game Ken Carter calls a time out. The clock stops on 36 seconds and after the time out it restarts again on 38 seconds.

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Coach Ken Carter: When we step on the floor every second that clock is ticking, we are pedal to the metal, we run the ball, we pressure the ball, and most importantly we control the tempo of the game, we make them play Richmond Oiler ball.

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