The Goonies
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Continuity mistake: Before the 'bathroom' break, when Mikey holds up the map, the top of it is burned off and very few musical notes are actually there along its edge, but when they reach the skeleton's bone keys the top of the map is clean, with a musical score along the entire edge. (01:29:30)

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Continuity mistake: After letting the air out of Brand's bike tires, Mouth shuts the picket fence door (the door near the boat) and then Mikey begins to ride away on his bike, but next shot as he rides past, that fence door is wide open. (There are two fence doors - one near the boat and the other one Chunk used earlier.) (00:23:25)

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Continuity mistake: At the start, when Data shoots the suction dart at the orange drum, the drum's scratches, dirt and dents are different in the following shot, as it is being pulled towards Data. (00:03:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Mikey turns the 'triple stones' and triggers the large ball, the ball is stained and dull-colored when it begins to roll, then changes to a clean, high-gloss brown as it continues on the track, but reverts back to its original coloring when it falls. (01:10:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Chunk drops the frame with the map, in the shot looking down at the frame lying on the floor, there are five narrow planks of wood flooring under the frame, but next shot there are three wide planks. (00:16:10)

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Continuity mistake: After Brand is given the foreclosure paperwork, when everyone goes inside except Mikey all the hanging plants at the side of the house are gone, but they're back when the kids leave on their bikes. (00:21:05 - 00:23:45)

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Continuity mistake: After Chunk walks in, when Mouth and Mikey kneel in front of the aquarium Mouth's white sock is visible, but when Chunk places the statue on the edge of the table and it falls, we see that Mouth's sock has vanished. (00:08:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Data explains that the skeleton is Chester Copperpot, Mikey is crouching beside the boulder that fell on Copperpot. In shots facing Mikey, he's holding the book and baseball card, but in shots facing Brand, Data and Mouth he is not. (00:54:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Mr. Walsh has the paper on Mr. Perkins back, the top paper reads "final notice" when Mouth turns to stop him from signing, but when it cuts to the close-up, that "final notice" top sheet is actually gone. (01:46:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Mrs. Walsh asks, "What is that?" pointing to the mess on the table, the bowl is filled with chips in the close-up, but when she walks out with Rosalita the bowl is nearly empty. (00:13:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Data places the cassette into the tapedeck and grabs hold of the bar on the zip-line, his palms face him as he takes off, but next shot as he slides down his palms face out. (00:08:50)

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Continuity mistake: After Mr. Walsh tears up the paperwork, when the reporter steps forward to ask if the jewels are real, Mouth stands right in front of him facing the other kids, but next shot Mouth instantly stands behind the kids, facing the reporter. This continues to go back and forth. (01:47:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Brand, Andy and the rest enter the room with the fireplace and printing press, the water cooler is covered in cobwebs, but when Chunk knocks over the water bottle just about all the cobwebs are gone. (00:40:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Data shoots the blue suction dart at Mama Fratelli's gun, it leaves the stick behind still attached to his belt, but in the close-up of the gun the stick is attached to the suction cup and string. (01:31:50)

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Continuity mistake: At the start, in the second exterior shot of the Walsh's house, after the Fratellis drive past at the bottom of the hill, we see Mikey sitting outside his window beside the small, all black telescope. In the next interior shot the telescope is a different style, it is now grey/black and quite larger. (00:05:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Mikey opens Chester Copperpot's wallet, the wallet and what's inside differs between shots, as well as the way Mikey holds it. (00:54:55)

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Continuity mistake: In the cave, when Data does his 'slick shoes' there are metal plates attached to the back of his sneakers and strings which lead up the back of his pants, that instantly appear and disappear. (01:17:10)

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Continuity mistake: When the Fratellis first catch up with the Goonies in the cave, in the close-up Data turns to his right to face the Fratellis, but next wideshot he is turned to his left as he gestures to them. The other kids' positions change between shots as well. (01:17:30)

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Continuity mistake: At the very end on the beach, Chunk is wearing a knit hat, but Mouth is not (he took his off earlier). Then in the shot looking up at the Goonies, who are circled around the hand holding the jewels, Mouth is now wearing a knit hat and Chunk's hat has vanished, but next shot they've switched back again. (01:46:30)

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Continuity mistake: At the start, when Data practices with the blue suction dart, in the close-up as the dart flies out we can see the mechanisms inside Data's invention. When it cuts to a tighter close-up, suddenly there is a spinning spool welded inside, which was not in the previous shot, that is retracting the orange string. (00:03:50)

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Continuity mistake: During the jail breakout, when Jake tries to open the ORV's door, in the shot facing Francis he is holding the gun in his left hand as he tries to open the door for his brother with his right hand. In the next shot facing Jake just before shouts, "I don't have the handle, open the lock!" Francis's gloved left hand is empty, and next shot, the gun can be seen in his right hand. (00:01:45)

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Mikey: I swear on my life. They got...an it. A giant it. They got it chained to the wall and when it came into the light it was all gross and distorted and the parts were all mixed around.
Brand: Like your brain right, lame-o? Say good-bye to your little pals.

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Trivia: In the end where the kids meet up with their family on the beach, Chunk's sister in the movie is actually his real-life sister.

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Question: How did One Eyed Willie's treasure map, the key and the story get out if Willie had been caved in for all these years?

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Answer: According to Mikey and Mr. Walsh, one of his crewmen must have taken the map and fled when One Eyed Willie was murdering his crew. This is substantiated in the novelization.

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