Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Factual error: In the scene in the glass elevator, when Mike Teavee wants to push a button, he presses the TV Room button. The elevator stops going down and immediately moves horizontally. The characters within the elevator are thrown against the wall from the sudden change. However, they are thrown against the wall that is in the direction the elevator is now moving, instead of the opposite wall as they should have been.

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the movie, the Golden Tickets are placed over the upside-down chocolate bars, meaning that the tickets are actually on the bottom, but later when the children find the tickets, they are now on top of the bars.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Charlie is shining Willy's shoes near the end, you can see the reflection of a crewman in Willy's glasses when he glances to his right.

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Continuity mistake: During Mike Teavee's scene, his father has some bits of hair overlapping the arms of his glasses. On the right side the bits appear and disappear from shot to shot.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Mike Teavee has smashed up the red pumpkin-looking thing, he smashes it cleanly into two or three quite big pieces. When his father says "Mike, please" the pieces behind him are much smaller and all over.

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Continuity mistake: During the scene in the chocolate room, Violet's mother has red, sticky candy all over her teeth and face, visible when she smiles at Mr. Salt. A few seconds later, all of it is gone.

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Continuity mistake: Willy Wonka is bobbing his head to the Oompaloompa song in the nut room. But when the shot pans out, he is perfectly still.

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Continuity mistake: At the nut factory, when Mr. Salt is there with the ladies, and he is walking up to the podium, the microphone is facing towards where he is walking from. Then in the next shot when he is at the podium facing the ladies, the mic changes direction and is centered, facing him.

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Continuity mistake: When Veruca is choosing a squirrel, she heads for the last one in line, furthest from the ladder. Then after it cuts away and back, she is headed towards the middle of the line, but then she is headed for the last one again. When the squirrels jump her, she is about 1/4 of the way down the line, starting from the ladder.

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Deliberate mistake: Duesseldorf does not, nor has it ever, looked like the quaint place shown in the film. The caption does get quite a laugh from German audiences, though.

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Revealing mistake: When Augustus is leaving the factory, he is wearing a brown colored glove on the hand he gnaws on. You can see the seams in the glove.

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Factual error: In the scene where Wonka is flashing back to his childhood, he finds a chocolate that fell beneath the fire grate in the ash. He opens it and eats it unscathed. Knowing that chocolate can melt around even the slightest heat, there is no way the candy would have survived the heat from the fireplace being just inches away.

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Continuity mistake: When in the Chocolate Room, Mike Teavee crushes the pumpkin into three pieces. It then zooms out and shows him crushing it into three pieces again when Mr. Teavee comes up.

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Other mistake: When seen from inside the trash chute in the nut sorting room, the Oompa Loompas could not have leaned over the hole as far as they did. Other views during the same scene show they had to stay back a fair distance due to the curve in the floor.

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Continuity mistake: On Charlie's birthday night he breaks up the chocolate bar into pieces and gives them to his family, when he gives a piece to his father the piece is in two pieces but when his father starts eating it, it is in one piece.

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Deliberate mistake: Charlie's room has a hole big enough for him to climb out of in the ceiling. I know it is to show just how poor the family is, but we see he has only a thin wool blanket for warmth. He would have frozen to death in his sleep during winter by now.

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Factual error: In the scene where Augustus Gloop gets stuck in the pipe from the chocolate river, there are two shots that show the pressure in the pipe is too great and one of the seals of the pipe burst out some chocolate. This could not happen because the machine on the ceiling sucks the chocolate up. In order for the pressure to build up underneath Augustus for the seals to burst there would need to be a machine in the river pushing the chocolate up.

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Continuity mistake: When the factory gates open for the contest winners, the shadows in the courtyard change between shots. [This is a reference to the first film in which the shadows shift a lot. It is also shown in other parodies of the original film, eg, the Family guy episode "Wasted talent". Still a valid mistake.]

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Plot hole: In the end of the movie, when Willy Wonka decides to visit his father, his father does not recognize him until he looks at his "rare teeth." But the wall of newspaper printings that Charlie was looking at included a recent enough picture of Willy that the father would have definitely recognized him, before seeing his teeth, as Willy doesn't look like a normal person with that outfit.

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Continuity mistake: When Mike Teavee has been sent by television, Wonka is pointing to the screen when the camera is showing outside the screen, but a split second later, when the camera is showing inside the screen, both of Wonka's hands are leaning on his cane.

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Other mistake: In the beginning of the song about Augustus Gloop, computer generated Oompa Loompas can be seen running through the Chocolate Room, preparing to sing their song. In the DVD release, some Oompa Loompas can be seen running to places that no real person could possibly stand on. This mistake was later corrected in the Blu-Ray release.

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Continuity mistake: The tire track of the rightmost truck (in the top-down shot) is completely wrong. All 5 of the trucks were parked parallel. Besides, we can see only one pair of tire tracks per truck, but when a truck turns, the path the front wheels move on has a larger radius than the one the back ones move on thus creating two tracks. All this was OK just a shot before.

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Factual error: In the intro the chocolate wrapper states that the bar weighs 7 oz net, yet the boxes the bars are packaged in says 150g. 7oz is approximately 200g.

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Visible crew/equipment: Throughout the movie, whenever somebody has glasses on, it is quite easy to see the crew in the reflection of the glasses. This is most obvious in the television room but is visible in other scenes too.

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Audio problem: In the scene where Veruca's Dad is explaining how she got the ticket, when the shot is pulled back, there is an echo. But when the camera is zoomed in, the echo is gone, as well as when Mr. Salt is talking and the camera is showing a flashback.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Violet and her mother are talking about the trophies, the trophies in the trophy cabinet behind them changes between the first shot and the second shot.

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Other mistake: The name of the actor who played Mike is given during the opening credits as Jordan Fry and during the end credits as Jordon Fry.

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Factual error: When Augustus is caught in the tube, chocolate sprays out from a leaky connection. The tube was under a vacuum and the bottom end was open to the river below, so pressure could not build up either above or below him.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the Television Room, when Wonka is explaining how you will be home watching television, and a commercial pops up, and it wants you to try a Wonka bar (by reaching into the TV and getting it), you can see a cameraman standing behind the camera reflected in Wonka's glasses. It might be a little hard to see (try zooming in), but it's there.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene when Agustus Gloop gets sucked into the chocolate tube, the inside of the tube is covered in chocolate. But in the far away shot, when you see the tube being retracted, it is perfectly clean inside and out.

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning, where it is showing how the Wonka chocolate bars are made, we see trays holding twelve pieces of chocolate. When it shows the trays on the conveyor belt, each tray holds fourteen pieces of chocolate.

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Continuity mistake: After the boat ride, when the boat settles in front of the door to the Inventing Room, Charlie's hair is windswept from the ride. In the subsequent close-up scene, however, his hair is suddenly kempt again.

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Continuity mistake: After Augustus Gloop falls into the chocolate river, he gets sucked into the current of the pipe. At one point in the scene, a yellow bush seen in the background is moved back and forth by the current, but after the next cut, it is seen motionless.

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Revealing mistake: At the beginning of the song about Mike Teavee, it can be seen that the reflection of the shrunken Mike on the glossy table is not actually his reflection but rather a mirrored and flipped version of the footage.

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Continuity mistake: The Chocolate Room features a chocolate fall, which had to be technically enlarged to fit the room. In one shot, right after the people enter the room, however, the chocolate fall is shown only being half of its actual size.

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Other mistake: In the Nut Room, there are doors on the left and the right side for the Oompa Loompas and squirrels to enter the room. During the song, the camera faces the front of these doors, where the viewer can see that the doors are cut off 2 feet in, making it impossible for anyone to enter or leave the room through them.

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Grandpa Joe: Mr. Wonka, I don't know if you remember me, but I used to work here in the factory.
Willy Wonka: Were you one of those despicable spies who everyday tried to steal my life's work and sell it to those parasitic copycat candy making cads?
Grandpa Joe: No, sir.
Willy Wonka: Then wonderful, welcome back.

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The many Oompa Loompas in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are all played by the same man - Deep Roy. They used CGI to duplicate him. He would do a ton of different dance moves so when it's all put together, it would look like there were a bunch of different Oompa Loompas.

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