High School Musical

Corrected entry: After the principal says that they need to get out of the gym for safety, the camera has a wide shot of the gym. When the team runs back to the locker room, you can see a camera, the camera guy, and the guy carrying the cords for the camera on the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.


Correction: That is just the camera filming the Championship. Some big basketball games are filmed, it was not the camera that is filming the movie.

Corrected entry: When Sharpay and Ryan are singing "What I've Been Looking For" Sharpay bumps into Ryan and stops singing but in the audio you can still hear her singing.

Correction: If you look closely while Sharpay is singing you can still see her mouth moving after she bumps into Ryan.

Corrected entry: After Troy and Gabriella fight and after Gabriella sings "When There Was Me and You" she walks to her locker and opens it without even unlocking it.

Correction: Character choice, not everyone locks their lockers, I don't lock my locker at school. Many classmates do not either.

Corrected entry: In the shot where the team leaves the gym to go watch the callbacks, there is a camera visible in the lower right corner.

Correction: Its supposed to be a camera from a tv station, I believe. Its the championship game; my high school always had tv cameras at the big games like the championships.

Corrected entry: The song 'Getcha head in the game' was originally sung by a band called B5, they were asked if their song could be redone for the movie, they agreed and both versions are available on the CD.

Correction: The song was written and done for the movie, they got B5 to make a cover of it to release on the CD.

Corrected entry: In the end song, there are two people wearing number 8 jerseys.

Correction: When I was on my school basketball team, there were two number 23's. It's possible to have a duplicate number, at least in school.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the basketball players are in Troy's secret hideout; one of them states that they've never heard him sing but they did during "Get'cha Head in the Game".


Correction: This is a character mistake - not a movie mistake.

Kevin Hall

Corrected entry: When Troy's mom tells Troy to get ready for the "young adults party", his dad gives him the ball. After showing his mom's reaction, the camera turns back to Troy, but his dad is still holding the ball.

Correction: Copied from IMDB.


Corrected entry: When Zac and Vanessa are singing Breaking Free for the last time in the movie, at the second last line 'you know the world can see us' Vanessa forgets to sing her part even though you can still hear her voice. She only realizes she's not "singing" at: 'can see us' and jumps back to singing as if nothing happened.

Correction: That is not Vanessa's voice but Zac's. His voice just gets high sometimes. Vanessa is not supposed to sing at "Can See Us".

Corrected entry: During the scene of the first homeroom class, Ms. Darbus says that the final callbacks are in one week. When Troy and Sharpey are looking at the audition list, Sharpay asks Troy when the championship game is. Troy says it is in two weeks. That is impossible, because both the callbacks and the championship game were in the same week.

Correction: There was an entire part of the movie that involved Sharpey conning Ms. Darbus into changing the try-out date from the same day as the championship game. So yes it was originally a week away; but then was changed to two weeks away.

Corrected entry: At the end of the movie the supposedly school band starts playing their instruments and everyone is getting ready to sing 'We're all in this together" How does the band know what to play?

Correction: This is like saying, "In the songs from this movie, how does everyone know what to sing?" It's a musical where numerous people can burst out into song whenever about anything. Judging that this is very different from real life, the band bursting into song is not a mistake.

Movie_Freak 1

Corrected entry: When Troy and Gabriella are dancing around the moon in Breaking Free, you can see Ryan and Sharpay in the background, and Ryan is bobbing his head to the music. The real Ryan would not do this. He would have looked upset, but instead, he was happy.

Correction: Actually, the real Ryan probably WOULD do this. All through the movie, we see that Sharpay is the competitive one - she just drags her brother along with her. Also, if you look closely at that shot, while Ryan is bobbing his head, Sharpay is looking furiously at him.

Corrected entry: At the scholastic decathlon, Taylor transmits the code to the gym, and the laptop says that the code was transmitted.Taylor then shuts the laptop. We then see the cords, and then the malfunction in the gym. Then, we are back at the scholastic decathlon, and the laptop is still open and says that the code was transmitted.

Correction: They reopened the laptop in order to send the NEXT code- the code causing the stinky chemical so that the scholastic team (particularly Gabriella) is free to go to the auditions. That's why it says "Code Transmitted" a second time- you'll see that a few seconds later the chemical malfunction begins.

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Corrected entry: Just before Gabriella and Troy are "caught" by Sharpay and Ryan, Troy is rushing to meet Gabriella by the lockers. When he reaches the lockers he looks down at his wrist to see the time on his watch. However the watch is not there.

Correction: Since Gabriella was only a second later walking up the hall towards Troy, he would have seen her, and then looked at his wrist to siginify time. He wasn't checking the time, he was indicating to Gabriella that she was late.

Corrected entry: During the cafeteria scene, towards the end of the song "Stick to the Status Quo" we see a close-up of Sharpay starting to walk down the cafeteria stairs. The camera angle then cuts back to a view of the whole cafeteria dancing, and you're able to see Sharpay simply standing, next to Ryan, on the ledge overlooking the cafeteria as if she had never started walking anywhere.

Correction: This is not true Sharpay is just pacing forwards and backwards you can see her turn round again just before the camera goes onto the hip-hop dancer.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Troy and Gabriella make it a bit late to the call back auditions, Mrs. Darbus tells them that the pianist isn't there so they can't sing. Later when they start singing "Breaking Free" there are a lot more instruments in the song than just a piano.

Correction: The piano starts the song and is the main accompaniment, so it would be reasonable to say that they can't sing without it. And besides, since they showed up a little late, Mrs. Darbus is not particularly inclined to make adjustments for them to audition.

Kathy Tjarks

Corrected entry: When Troy is playing basketball at practice during the song Get'cha Head in the Game, his jersey says 14 with his name, Bolton on the back. Later, at the next practice, his jersey number is 10. And at last, at the game at the end, his number is back to 14.

Correction: Having experience in basketball, I know that Troy could have easily had 2 jerseys.

Corrected entry: When Gabriella starts to have stage fright at the beginning of Breaking Free, Troy's warmup jacket is zippered up, but in as soon as he starts singing, it ismagically unzipped.

Correction: After Troy settles Gabriella down, he signals Kelsi to start playing. Before the shot cuts to Kelsi, you can see Troy's left hand going up to unzip his jacket.

Corrected entry: In "The Start of Something New", Troy's microphone changes between being in his hand and on the mic stand.

Correction: During the first few bars of music, it shows Troy placing the mic on the stand while Gabriella stands there looking apprehensive.

Corrected entry: When Sharpay and Ryan congratulate Gabriella at the gym, you can see Zeke waiting on the right side of the screen for his cue to run in and talk to Sharpay.

Correction: He could have been deciding whether or not to actually talk to her. He was probably deciding to go or not to go. Plus he didn't want to interupt her while she was talking to Gabriella.

Revealing mistake: When Troy says "I'll sing with her," Ms. Darbus turns around "in response" to his voice before he even says anything.

More mistakes in High School Musical

Chad Danforth: Have you ever seen Michael Crawford on a cereal box?
Troy Bolton: Who's Michael Crawford?
Chad Danforth: Exactly my point! He was the Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. Now, my mom, she's seen that musical 27 times and she put Michael Crawford's picture in our refrigerator. Not on it, in it. So, my point is if you play basketball, you're gonna end up on a cereal box. If you sing in musicals, you're gonna end up in my mom's refrigerator.
Troy Bolton: Why would she put his picture in her refrigerator?
Chad Danforth: One of her crazy diet ideas! Look, I don't have time to understand the female mind, Troy!

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Trivia: After the credits, there is an enjoyable one minute scene with Sharpay and Zeke.

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