High School Musical

Continuity mistake: When Troy tells Chad that he wants to catch up on some homework and then heads to the audition, he's wearing jeans with thick decorative white stitching above his right pocket (viewer's left). However, when Troy raises his hand and volunteers to sing with Gabriella, he is wearing different jeans - the decorative stitching above the pocket is gone. (00:25:00 - 00:34:50)

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Continuity mistake: When Gabriella and Taylor walk through the cafeteria, Sharpay starts walking across the balcony to the stairs, cut to wideshot of the cafeteria and she is back at the center of the balcony with Ryan, motionless, but when it cuts to the next shot she and Ryan are already halfway down the stairs.

Continuity mistake: On the second day back, when Troy takes his seat in homeroom, Troy's boxer's are patterned, but when he is trying to lose Chad as he runs down the stairs, his boxers are solid grey. (00:24:30)

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Continuity mistake: After Ryan and Sharpay's initial audition, when Ryan tells the girl not to be discouraged because the theater needs fans, the blue janitor's cart is visible in the doorway. When Troy and Gabriella help Kelsi pick up the sheet music, the janitor's cart has vanished from that doorway, but when Ms. Darbus comes back to tell Troy and Gabriella about the call-backs, the janitor's cart has reappeared. (There are two doorways that have green exit signs overhead, at the back wall opposite the stage. Troy leaves the cart at the right doorway.) (00:33:40 - 00:35:40)

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Continuity mistake: On the first day back after vacation, the exterior of the school is shown at 7:50 AM (wall clock over doors), with the sun's long shadows being cast facing away from the school. The day after Ms. Darbus overheard Troy and Gabriella singing with Kelsi, there is a voice-over of Sharpay screaming, "Callback!" just as the exterior of the school is shown. The clock reads 3:30, and the sun's long shadows are being cast facing towards the school, but we know that it's not even lunchtime yet. (00:07:50 - 00:37:55)

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Continuity mistake: In the locker room scene where Troy walks in and his teammates confront him, Zeke describes the MVP in his picture, sits down, and puts the picture on the table twice.

Continuity mistake: During the "Status Quo" number, we never see Gabriella walking through the cafeteria in the wideshot, after she talks to Taylor, unless it is a close up shot of her.

Continuity mistake: When Gabriella gets her picture taken on Troy's cellphone, she looks directly at the lens. When Troy looks at the picture, it's an angled shot of Gabriella and she's looking elsewhere.

Continuity mistake: Near the end of "Start of Something New" when Troy is saying "new" he moves the mic away from his mouth, but you can still hear him saying "new" before he puts it back to his mouth.

Continuity mistake: During the speech which the basketball team gives to Troy, we have shots altering between Troy and Chad. When we see Chad, the two guys behind him are standing basically next to each other. When the scene cuts to Troy, the same two guys are now much farther apart (the right one of the two would be blocked by Troy if they stood as close together as in the previous shot).

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Continuity mistake: When Kelsi trips over as she walks away from the piano, her composing sheets fall and scatter all over the floor, and by the piano. In the next shot the sheets are now suddenly all close to her so that she can pick them all up in this shot.

Continuity mistake: When Troy and Gabriella are singing "Start of Something New" Gabriella's left sleeve moves up and down between shots during the scene.

Continuity mistake: When Troy tries to ditch Chad to go to the musical audition, he is wearing a belt (as seen when he is going down the school stairs) and white tennis shoes (as seen when he is almost caught by his dad when he rests against the side of the building). However when he makes it to the audition he is now wearing navy blue tennis shoes and no longer wearing a belt (as seen when he "volunteers" to sing with Gabriella). (00:25:15 - 00:35:00)

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Continuity mistake: We see a close up of Gabriella slipping in some milk, but in the wide shots there is no milk or carton on the floor. (00:41:30)

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Continuity mistake: In the homeroom scene, Ms. Darbus says "Mr. Bolton, I see that your phone was involved so I will see you in detention." and we see a close-up of Troy with both of his hands resting on his cell phone, with one hand ready to close the phone. The camera angle zooms out, and, instead, we see one hand resting on his lap and one hand holding the phone. (00:10:10)

Continuity mistake: When Gabriella is shown Troy on the laptop, dismissing the musical, she begins to cry. She still has wet tear streaks on her face as she looks out the window, but as "When There Was Me and You" begins, her face is dry.

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Continuity mistake: When Troy's mom tells Troy to get ready for the party, his dad gives him the basketball. In the next shot his dad is still holding the ball. (00:01:15)

Continuity mistake: When Troy and Gabriella exchange numbers, Troy uses Gabriella's phone to take a photo of himself, but he doesn't press enough, if any buttons to put his number in.

Continuity mistake: During "Stick to the Status Quo", when Martha is singing, things on the table change/move around between shots, particularly the milk carton to her right, which has two straws, then none, then one, then none, then one again. (00:40:00)

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Continuity mistake: At the start of "Stick to the Status Quo", when Zeke is singing, the nylon lunch bag opens and closes itself repeatedly, the brown paper bag is either upright or lying on the table, as well as other changes on the table that occur between shots. (00:39:30)

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