King Kong

Continuity mistake: When Ann meets Kong on NYC street, the camera flashes back and forth between them. When it shows Kong, he is surrounded by snow, but when it shows Ann, the street doesn't have so much as a snowflake.

Add time

Continuity mistake: When Anne comes out of the lake after fighting with the T-Rexes her hair is all wet, but after Kong has defeated the last Rex and puts her on his shoulder to start running, her hair is totally dry. Same happens after she and Jack crash in the river after letting go of the bat. Next shot you see them running towards the temple and her hair is, once again, completely dry.

Add time

Continuity mistake: When Bruce Baxter tries to wiggle his way out of having to get closer to the brontos so Carl Denham can get his scene on film ("Shouldn't there be a stand-in for this?"), the gun he holds that can be seen pointing up over his left shoulder keeps appearing and disappearing between shots from the front and back.

Add time

Continuity mistake: When Ann is tied up as a sacrifice, waiting for Kong to appear, the position of the skull necklace round her neck differs between the close-ups and wideshot.

Add time

Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Kong holds Ann in his hand, as he sits near the top of the Empire State Building, the way she is positioned in his palm changes repeatedly, depending on the various camera angles.

Add time

Super Grover

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Ann Darrow is brought to the Venture, there is a wide shot where she is walking and observing the ship. On one of the ramps (the closer one to her), there is a man who is carrying something up the ramp. In the next shot, if you look at the ramp he was on, he has disappeared.

Add time

Continuity mistake: When Ann is with Kong on the cliff, her robe and belt repeatedly change position in consecutive shots, before, during and after she dances, somersaults, etc, to amuse Kong.

Add time

Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Carl films in the valley, Bruce has multiple lines of rope round his shoulder which change position in the following consecutive shots.

Add time

Super Grover

Continuity mistake: Note the chrome centers on the wire wheels of the taxi that Jack commandeers towards the end of the film. Initially the left rear one is missing, but it magically reappears later on.

Add time

Continuity mistake: Soon after Kong grabs Ann for the first time and is playing with her the wide shots show him violently shaking her around, enough to snap her neck or at least render her unconscious, but the close-up shots during the shaking show her being much more gently rocked from side to side.

Add time

Continuity mistake: As Jack Driscoll flees Kong in a yellow cab through a narrow alley, the view through the (missing) windshield shows a pedestrian in light-color overcoat crossing leisurely at the other end. When the car eventually emerges in the immediate next shot viewed from the sidewalk, that particular pedestrian simply disappears.

Add time

Continuity mistake: At the diner, Carl speaks with Ann while she eats, and things on the table change position depending on camera angle.

Add time

Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When the crewman receives the message aboard the Venture, he jots it down on a pad of paper. There is nothing under the pad in one shot, but in the previous and following shots there are more papers under the pad.

Add time

Super Grover

Continuity mistake: As Ann tries to escape from the T-Rex, at one point her robe acquires a rather large black and muddy stain at her backside on her left, yet in the very next shot that large black stain is gone.

Add time

Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Carl offers the Nestles chocolate to the native girl, the wrapping differs between shots as he holds it out to her.

Add time

Super Grover

Continuity mistake: On the cliff where Ann is entertaining King Kong by dancing, juggling, doing flips, etc. her face goes from dirty, to clean, to dirty, and back to clean between shots.

Add time

Continuity mistake: At the end of the chase through the streets of NYC, Kong stops the yellow cab with a "karate chop" to the front-end, which sends the car tumbling high into the air through a complete somersault before it lands back down. Actually, Kong's hand is still half way down and nowhere near touching any portion of the vehicle when its rear-end gets lifted.

Add time

Continuity mistake: When Jack is rescuing Ann she has two cuts above her right eyebrow, the smaller cut changes positions and disappears/reappears in different shots.

Add time

Continuity mistake: When Kong falls through a portion of the circular observation deck at the top of the skyscraper, he crushes the metal siding as well as one of the metal girders, making a large hole. When he puts Ann inside through the hole, the metal girders are now all undamaged. You can tell that this is the same hole because the camera moves around the entire building in the next shot and there are no other large holes.

Add time

Continuity mistake: Just before the wall is spotted, Jimmy is in the open crow's nest reading "Heart of Darkness". He puts the book down and stands up. In the next few shots, the book has completely disappeared. Then the ship takes a pounding for 3 or 4 minutes. But a few minutes later there's Jimmy, once again reading the same book.

xx:xx:xx

Tax Dude

Continuity mistake: Shortly after Kong realizes he's been shot and gets blood on his fingers by touching the bloody hole in his chest, in subsequent scenes his chest has no puckered indentation and is unblemished but for minimal straight-line scars.

Add time

Continuity mistake: When Carl falls at the beginning of the brontosaurs chase we see that he is only just in front of the brontosaurs so when he fell he should have been crushed straight away but he isn't. Jack then runs to help him and we see that the brontosaurs only need another step or 2 (which would take 1 or 2 seconds) before they reach Carl and Jack. Carl gets up and argues with Jack for 5 seconds or so by which time they should have been crushed. They then run and there is a far off shot showing the brontosaurs back where they were at the start again.

Add time

Continuity mistake: When the Skull Island natives are holding Ann's arms as the old native taunts her, their grip on Ann's arms and sleeves differ between front and back shots.

Add time

Super Grover

Continuity mistake: Ann is soaking wet when she is being led through the natives. When she gets to the top of the wall she's dry.

Add time

Continuity mistake: When Carl and his assistant are driving in the cab discussing who to fill in on the female role, you can see that they pass a tram on their left side. When it cuts the cab is right in front of the tram rather than to its right.

Add time

Mortug

Continuity mistake: When Carl is convincing Ann inside the diner, after she stands up and Carl convinces her to accept the role, there's a waitress behind Carl about to walk towards her. A split second later, while Carl says "she's the saddest girl he's ever met", the waitress appears 12 feet away, and is now behind Ann way at the end of the diner.

Add time

Sacha

Continuity mistake: When it cuts to the filming of the first take between Ann and Bruce on the ship, it shows Jack standing on the right side of the picture, about a feet away from the wall of the ship. When it cuts to a close-up of Jack, he is suddenly leaning against the wall.

Add time

Mortug

Continuity mistake: When the "headsman" native is shot by Captain Englehorn, he throws his arms in the air. He repeats this gesture with the second shot as well.

xx:xx:xx

Tax Dude

Continuity mistake: When Kong is about to fight the last Rex, Ann begins to back under his arms. In a distance shot we see that she is already a fair distance behind his arms, underneath him. Cut to Kong noticing this, then cut back to a back shot of Ann backing under and she has not even reached his arms yet.

Add time

Continuity mistake: When Carl speaks with Hayes and Lumpy about their destination, while aboard the Venture, the towel rags hanging on a line behind Carl change between shots.

Add time

Super Grover

Continuity mistake: Before going on board the ship, Captain Englehorn asks Ann if she is nervous while he lights his cigarette. You can see his cigarette remains in his mouth, but when it cuts it's no longer in his mouth.

Add time

Mortug

Continuity mistake: Kong continues to change size during the movie. The most obvious way to notice this is when his hands are near Ann. When Kong first finds Ann in NY, his hands are 3/4 the size they are immediately after when he picks her up.

Add time

Continuity mistake: When Kong is at the top of the Empire State building we see Ann start to climb the ladder and she is only a few rungs up when the camera view changes. When it cuts back to her, she is still climbing those first few rungs.

Add time

Scrappy

Continuity mistake: In a scene at the very top of the Empire State Building, Ann hugs Kong's left arm. In the very next shot, she is standing right in front of Kong, between both of his arms.

Add time

Continuity mistake: When Ann and Jack are about to kiss the first time, there is a close-up of Ann's face. When it cuts Jack's hand suddenly appears on her face.

Add time

Mortug

Continuity mistake: After Ann and Carl arrive at the docks, as she stands beside the Venture her coat collar is flipped up, then turned down and back up between shots.

Add time

Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Carl steps out of the room after screening his movie he doesn't cast any shadow on the door behind him. When it cuts his shadow suddenly appear on the door.

Add time

Mortug

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Jack Black and Adrian Brody are talking on the boat (as it's getting ready to leave), when the camera is focused on Jack, the cityscape behind him (through the window) is moving (as if the boat has started moving), but when it focuses on Adrian, the cityscape behind him (through the window) is not moving.

Add time

Continuity mistake: When Ann is about to steal the apple, she picks up a different apple first. When she is about to put it back, the angle of the apple in her hand changes. Watch the apple stalk and you can see it.

Add time

Mortug

Continuity mistake: When Ann is dancing in New York while King Kong is enchained, her hair is straight and then curly in the ends. But when she goes out in the streets and sees the Kong poster her hair is wavy. When she finally meets Kong again her hair is back to straight and curly.

Add time

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the boat is leaving NYC and the camera is panning around it - the smoke from the ship "follows" the camera by always pointing to the right relative to the camera view; even though it should be trailing backwards, opposite of the ship's direction.

Add time

Continuity mistake: After the screening of Carl's movie he walks down and says "The script has been re-written", while he has his left hand up by his waist. When it cuts his left hand is hanging down.

Add time

Mortug

Continuity mistake: While telling Carl about the shipwreck sailor the crew of the venture picked up on an earlier cruise, Lumpy keeps whittling on a piece of scrimshaw. He continues to do so when Carl is about to leave the galley. In the next shot, when Carl turns back to give a reply, Lumpy's arms are suddenly lowered at his side.

Add time

Continuity mistake: During the whole film, even though Ann is thrown about and man-handled by Kong, as well as sliding down rock and cliffs in bare feet, and falling over numerous times to escape the many creatures and dinosaurs, she ends up with virtually no marks or scratches on her body. Her dress is dirty, but that is about it. Her hair also stays reasonably in place. Surely she would have been scratched and bruised all over her legs and arms from the trauma.

Add time

mandy gasson

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the movie star is trying to talk them into giving up he has a rope slung around his chest over one shoulder. He never takes it off, but when he leaves he no longer has it, and Adrian Brody is holding it.

Add time

Continuity mistake: When the main characters first arrive on the island and are attacked by the natives, one of the natives attempts to decapitate Carl but Englehorn arrives at the last minute and saves him by shooting the native three times. As he is falling, it is very noticeable that there is not a scratch on him. He never bleeds at all, there is not even an entrance hole for any of the bullets.

Add time

Continuity mistake: When Kong has grabbed Hayes, he tells the rest of them to get out of there. As he says "Do as I say", his gun is pointing at Kong. When it cuts he suddenly has his other hand on the gun cocking it.

Add time

Mortug

Continuity mistake: When the old man says he is moving back to Chicago, Ann hugs him and place her hand around him right below his neck. When it cuts her hand is lower down on his back.

Add time

Mortug

Continuity mistake: After the running with the dinosaurs scene. Driscoll and Baxter are talking near a swamp. In the first shots of Baxter, he has a coil of rope over his shoulder. We see a shot of Driscoll and when it goes back to a shot of Baxter, the rope is gone. We never see Baxter remove it or see the rope laid down as he walks away.

xx:xx:xx

Continuity mistake: Aboard the Venture, when Ann runs into Jack with her "good legs" she has a towel on her shoulder, which changes position until she goes to her cabin.

Add time

Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Ann is caught stealing the apple, Carl pulls up a coin saying "Excuse me. Ma'am, I think you dropped this". The way he holds the coin differs in the next shot.

Add time

Mortug

Continuity mistake: When the sound engineer says "We're gonna have the ship's engines all over the dialogues", he has his left hand to his headphones. When it cuts his hand is gone, but in the next shot his hand is back on the headphones.

Add time

Mortug
King Kong mistake picture

Continuity mistake: Jack and Carl are in Carl's stateroom. Carl opens the crate of whiskey, takes out a bottle and puts it down. The bottle then turns itself around so the label's sometimes visible, sometimes not.

Add time

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Ann is unconscious, Kong puts Ann on the ground and she is lying on her arms. When it cuts to the shot when he begins poking her, one of her arms is stretched out.

Add time

Mortug

Continuity mistake: When Ann and Kong are on top of the Empire State Building near the very end, he sets her down on top as he grows weaker. She begins to stand, pulling herself up on his fingers, the shot cuts and she is standing but his hand is now out of place back towards his body, not near Ann where it should be.

Add time

OneHappyHusky

Continuity mistake: Carl is talking to Ann in a restaurant. He asks her if she's a size 4 and she moves to stand up. In the background is a waitress walking toward them. As she stands, the camera changes and the waitress has disappeared.

xx:xx:xx

mrfrede

Continuity mistake: After being offered to Kong by the natives, it appears that Ann is wearing pantyhose for a brief moment. In all scenes on the island before and after this, she is barefoot.

xx:xx:xx

Continuity mistake: When Anne is on the rotten tree branch, trying to escape the giant lizard, there is a large black leaf on her chest, but, in the next shot, it's gone.

Add time

kh1616

Continuity mistake: At the end, planes are attacking Kong on top of the building. They stop when they see Ann up there. At one point she is standing, hugging Kong's arm. The camera angle changes to a wide shot and shows her about ten feet away and standing up from a crouched position.

Add time

mrfrede

Share

Follow

Add something

Share

Follow

Most popular pages

Best movie mistakesBest mistake picturesBest comedy movie quotesMovies with the most mistakesNew this monthThe Shawshank Redemption mistakesPirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl mistake pictureFull House mistakesThe Notebook endingFriends questionsThe Godfather triviaStep Brothers quotesHappy Feet plotTom Cruise movies & TV showsTop 15 biggest Harry Potter film mistakesTerminator 3: Rise of the Machines mistake video

Quotes

Carl Denham: There are thousands of actresses out of work in this city. Somewhere out there is a woman born to play this role... A woman who will journey into the heart of the unknown... Toward a fateful meeting that changes everything.

More...

Mistakes

When Ann meets Kong on NYC street, the camera flashes back and forth between them. When it shows Kong, he is surrounded by snow, but when it shows Ann, the street doesn't have so much as a snowflake.

More...

Trivia

In the escape from the dinosaurs, one of the ship's crewmen lets out a Wilhelm scream when he is knocked off a ledge.

More...

Follow