The Goonies

Audio problem: In the cave at the start of their trek, when we hear Andy say, "We've been walking forever. How much further do you plan on going?", her mouth is not in sync at all with those words. (00:47:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Data is being dragged by the sticky dart in the opening sequence, the camera angle changes from in front to behind, and suddenly the distance between Data and the oil drum dramatically increases even though he is moving towards it.

Continuity mistake: When Sloth is trying to reach for the Baby Ruth, the candy bar's position and the way it faces changes between shots.

Character mistake: When looking at the newspaper about Chester Copperpot, the caption under his picture reads, "Reclusive scavenger claims, 'I have they key.'" It should read "I have the key."

Continuity mistake: When the Goonies are standing behind the waterfall in the cave underneath the wishing well, they've got dry hair. But just before Mikey walks through the waterfall, you can see that his hair is soaking wet already.

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Continuity mistake: When Brand takes Data's sister's bike, there is a horn affixed to the handlebar which disappears when Troy pulls up beside Brand in his car and then reappears when Troy starts speeding holding Brand's arm.

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Other mistake: When Chunk is reading the caption under Chester Copperpot's picture he says, "I have the key to One-Eyed Willy." The caption, however, only says that Chester has a key, but never says to what.

Revealing mistake: When Mikey is on the balcony he turns towards Bran to hug him, and then Bran carries Mikey all the way to back of the balcony. During that whole time there are leaves falling from the sky. All the trees are outside of their picket fence and lower than their balcony roof. So they must have had crew on the roof throwing leaves down for the effect. (00:21:10 - 00:21:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Sloth kisses Chunk for sharing his chocolate, Chunk's cheek swaps from dirty to clean between shots.

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Continuity mistake: Before Chunk opens the Fratellis's door, Data looks at Mouth, and then turns his head at Chunk while smiling. A frame later, from a new angle, he is still looking at Chunk and repeating the previous movements.

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Continuity mistake: When Jake Fratelli is in jail, the position of the sign on his chest changes between the first and second shot. The right tip is first touching his chin, and a frame later it's 15 cm below.

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Continuity mistake: When the cop is reading Jake's suicide note the distance between one side of the scarf and the other keeps changing between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Data is about to slide through a cable to enter the house, the sky swaps from bright blue coloured in the close-ups to yellowish early dawn type in the wide angles.

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Continuity mistake: During the initial chase, the way Data's sweatshirt folds over his utility belt keeps changing through shots.

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Continuity mistake: When the boys run out on Brand and Mouth flattens his tires, Mikey is wearing a denim jacket. When they are looking for the restaurant after riding their bikes, he is wearing a yellow coat over his denim jacket he didn't have with him when he left the house. Mouth also suddenly has a raincoat over his jacket.

Continuity mistake: When Chunk kicks over the frame with Chestor Copperpot, it then shows his arm picking up the frame. The arm/hand shown in the close-up is an adult's, which is older-looking and hairier than Chunk's very young, chubby arm/hand.

Continuity mistake: The amount of jewels in the person's hand change position, size, and shape in the span of two shots near the end of the film when everyone is looking at them.

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Continuity mistake: When Data starts being pulled towards the bin, the first shot shows him a half foot away from the bin. The second shot shows him several meters away from the bin. Then the third shot that shows Data falling into the bin shows him only an inch away from the bin at the start of the shot. (00:04:05)

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Continuity mistake: The gang never take their coats with them after leaving the house, and there wasn't anything for them to put the coats in. Yet they somehow have their coats when they get to the restaurant. (00:23:30 - 00:27:10)

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Continuity mistake: At the start, when Data's suction dart attaches itself to the orange drum, there are tall metal pieces of junk behind the grey drum which disappear, as the orange drum is being pulled forward toward Data. (00:03:55)

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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: When Chunk confesses to the Fratellis and starts crying, child actor Jeff Cohen had to think of his mother dying to generate tears.

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