The Goonies

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: When Brand tells the others that the $50 bills are fake, Stef takes the newspaper with the Fratelli family mugshots off the post, from over the telephone. Then when Chunk gets the ice cream out of the freezer, the newspaper is back up on the post, but when the kids lift the dead body off the floor, the newspaper is missing from the post. Finally, in the shot just before Chunk shouts, "Guys, I'm stuck with the stiff," as the kids run into the fireplace, the tired newspaper is now lying on the printing press. (00:42:45 - 00:45:15)

Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Sloth pulls the chains out of the wall, he picks up the Baby Ruth and there are no shackles around his wrists. He didn't break them, he only broke the chain at the wall.

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Continuity mistake: When Mrs. Walsh shows Rosalita the house, the attic door is open and we see that it opens at the left, with the wallpapered wall behind it and nothing in front of it except the banister. When Brand opens that door and the boys rush up, we see the wallpapered wall behind it, only this time the attic door opens at the right. (00:11:25 - 00:13:50)

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Continuity mistake: When Data crashes through the screen door, as Chunk begins to fall backward with the statue, the pothos plant that falls off the table is in a black plastic container, but that pothos plant was actually in a large white ceramic pot in previous shots.

Super Grover

Continuity mistake: Whenever Data uses his boxing glove device, it creates a rather large bulge in the side of his jacket. However, this bulge isn't present through most of the movie, it just magically appears whenever Data uses the boxing glove.


Continuity mistake: When Andy plays the final correct chord on the bone keys, the doorway opens and Brand rushes forward with nothing in his hands, as he grabs hold of the door's chain, but next close-up the lantern suddenly appears in his right hand. (01:22:10)

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning scene of the cop calling out the inmates for their lunch, just as he calls "Hey Turkey." you can see the shadow of the supposedly hanged Jake Fratelli on the right wall. The shadow is totally inconsistent with the design of the cell and position Jake was hanging in. (00:00:45)

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the kids are crossing the wooden bridge near the waterfall, Data is seen holding a lantern. After he does his "slick shoes" routine, the lantern has disappeared.

Continuity mistake: At the end when everyone jumps off the gangplank to escape, between three consecutive shots we see Data and Chunk jump off twice.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where they are playing the bone-organ to escape, the Fratellis walk across the beam then climb the rocks to get to the room where the Goonies are. In one of the rocks there is a tall metal post sticking up. A shot shows one Fratelli brother stick his hand on this post to pull himself up, but in the next shot the hand is gone and a moment later the Fratellis emerge from the water.

Continuity mistake: When you first see Andy's hands being tied, you can see that they are tied fairly tight. Right before she goes off the plank, you'll see that the rope is barely around one wrist. In the next shot as she is going into the water, you can see her holding her elbows with both her hands. Then when Brand rescues her the rope is secure again. (01:32:40)

Continuity mistake: After Data breaks through the screen door and causes the pile up, the potted plant that was on the table is already lying on the floor in the next shot of Chunk catching the statue, even before it falls and hits the floor. (00:09:00)

Continuity mistake: When the Fratellis leave the County Jail, the first police cruiser which makes the U-turn has a smooth chrome bumper with only a recessed license plate at the center, but when they make the first left turn, that squad car now has a chrome bumper with driving lights at each end and bumper guards on both sides of the license plate. It's funny how when they make the next right turn, the car style actually changes mid-turn, between shots - just before the second police cruiser joins the pursuit. (00:02:25)

Super Grover

Continuity mistake: In the cave, when Francis Fratelli begins to balance himself on the beam, in the close-up when he shouts, "Don't push, Jake," the flashlight is under his left armpit, but next wideshot he holds the flashlight in his right hand. (01:18:00)

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Continuity mistake: In the attic, after Chunk breaks the frame, in the overhead shot there is a long piece of glass still attached to the frame, but as Mikey and Chunk kneel to lift the frame, that long piece of glass is gone.

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Continuity mistake: When Brand turns on the water in the kitchen sink Mouth is sitting on, in the closeup shot it's a very different sink and faucet. There is even a yellow bottle of detergent that isn't there in the wide shot.

Continuity mistake: When the back of the Fratelli's ORV is riddled with bullet holes, you can see they make a distinctive backwards "L" shape above the Jeep letters. Later, when Chunk examines the ORV, the bullets holes are now in different places than they were before, as well as two more holes in the license plate and the right brake light. Also, the license plate that is on the ORV when it is hit by the bullets, changes design as well. (00:02:45 - 00:30:30)

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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Trivia: When Chunk calls the police the officer mentions 'those little creatures that multiply when touched by water'. This is of course Gremlins, which was also executive produced by Steven Spielberg and Corey Feldman has a role.

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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?

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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