Visible crew/equipment: In the sequence where the young are in the field to clear up the rules of "chicken game" (or something), you can see a part of a microphone above them.

Continuity mistake: When they are playing chicken with the tractors, when the guy driving the red tractor jumps, the tractor is about to flip over to the right side. After they cut away and then cut back the tractor flips over to the left side. (00:30:45)


Continuity mistake: As Ren is dancing after the confrontation with his uncle we can see him dancing through the factory. He then does some gymnastics on a bar on the loft. If you look you can see that he is wearing gymnastics grips on his hands. Yet he did not have them on in the shot before, or in the shot afterwards.


Continuity mistake: In the scene where Ren does his dance at the warehouse when he is angry he gets out of the car with a cigarette in one hand. He slams the door with the other hand, but the next minute he drinks out of a bottle, which he had not previously been holding. (00:34:10)

Continuity mistake: During the final dance at one point within the last minutes of the film, Willard and Rusty are dancing together and she has his cowboy hat on her head. In the next shot he puts the hat on her head.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Ren is dancing in the warehouse, he takes off his sweatshirt on the second level and throws it at his feet. His beater-T is clean then. After he jumps back down to the first level, his beater-T is dirty. Then he goes through a door and slides down the staircase and his beater-T is clean again.

Continuity mistake: At the beginning when Ariel is standing between the cars Chuck pulls her in and tucks her head under his arm. When they are on the shoulder on the other side you can see her sit up, when they are back on the road she sits up again.

Visible crew/equipment: When Ariel is jumping from her car to the truck we catch a reflection of the "TRUCK" in the window of HER car. What we see is the rounded end of a silver vehicle. The truck has a flat bed.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Ren is playing chicken with Chuck on the tractors, the position of the sun repeatedly changes.

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Continuity mistake: Ariel's prom dress is a plain pink one with a wide sash and a prominent bow in the back when we see her getting ready. When Ren helps her into his car the pink dress is bustled in the back and has a narrow ribbon around the waist. (01:28:40 - 01:30:00)


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Continuity mistake: During the book-burning scene, when the Reverend sends the people home, in closeup it is obvious that he has a small rectangular pin attached to his upper jacket pocket. Before and after that specific closeup he wears no pin whatsoever. (00:21:20 - 00:22:10)


Factual error: When Ariel is playing a tape in her boyfriend's boombox in the parking lot of the diner, when her dad comes over he pushes a button once and the tape ejects. However, on this type of boombox, the stop and eject button are the same button. So in order to eject the tape, he would have had to push the button twice.

Continuity mistake: During the "chicken race", there is a wide shot showing both tractors with a few meters between them. The supporters of Chuck are far away from Chuck's tractor and Ren's friends cannot be seen at all. In the next closeup showing Ren, his friends stand in the background just a few meters away from him. (00:29:05)


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Continuity mistake: When Ariel and Rusty are at the diner discussing Ren, Ariel has a French fry in her hand halfway up to her mouth, but when the shot changes her hands are back to the bowl of fries. The bowl of fries move closer to her between shots as well.


Revealing mistake: When Ariel is playing chicken with the oncoming truck, as she is standing on both cars, notice that her hair is dark brown to black in colour, then it's blonde again. The hair colour changes a few times. It's obviously a stunt woman.


Revealing mistake: After her fight with Chuck, Ariels face is bruised and her mouth bleeding, and she has a black eye. However, in the following scene, with Ren at his car, her black eye changes between shots. In the closeups it's dark and apparent, but in the medium shots it appears almost healed.


Continuity mistake: When Willard and Rusty arrive at the prom, Rusty's hair is asymmetrical and completely covers her left ear. When Willard pulls her into the middle of the dance floor to show her that now he can dance, her hair is much less asymmetrical and her left ear is perfectly visible. Her hair has not became ruffled while dancing, as the party has just begun. (01:34:10 - 01:36:05)


Continuity mistake: When Ariel climbs from the car into the truck, one of the wide shots shows her practically "stretched" between the two vehicles, with her fingertips and toes holding her up. In the next closeup she is back into the car down to her knees and she starts climbing out of the window again. (00:07:20)


Continuity mistake: When Ariel and Rusty are at the diner discussing Ren, Ariel drinks and puts the coke cup down, with her left hand under the table. A second later she toys with some French fries and both of her hands are on the table. (00:31:00)


Willard: You won't get any dancing here, it's illegal.
Ren: Jump back.

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Trivia: Beaumont High School is really "Payson High School" in Payson, Utah.

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Question: When Ren is driving with his friends at night, he is told about the circumstances behind the death of Ariel's brother. It was quite clear that it was driving while under the influence of alcohol that was responsible for his death so why blame it on playing loud music?

Answer: The belief was that rock and roll was the root cause of the accident. The adults who supported the ban believed that rock and roll influenced the teens to do things they wouldn't normally do, such as drinking and driving.


Answer: One of the kids answers the question during the conversation by saying something along the lines of there's three things involved, and the adults didn't wanna get rid of two of 'em, which left dancing/music.


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