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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Visible crew/equipment: When Francis Fratelli walks across the beam he slips and does a flip. In the wideshot, we see the sudden appearance of a riveted platform affixed to the beam, extending from its left side, directly in front of Francis. (01:18:00)

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Visible crew/equipment: When the Goonies are first climbing the ladder on the pirate ship to find one eyed Willy's gold, the second shot has a crew member waving his arm on the far left of the screen. (This is only visible in the widescreen version). (01:21:00)

Other mistake: In the pirate ship scene, when the large boulder is falling from the ceiling of the cave into the water, its splash is far too small.

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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)

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Revealing mistake: When Sloth swings from the rope to grab Mouth and Stef, who are tied up on the plank, you can clearly see that the kids are fake dummies before and after Sloth grabs them. (On the DVD Commentary, Director Donner and Corey Feldman (Mouth) explain why 'dummies' were used.)

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.

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Other mistake: At the end, Mouth goes up to Stef and thanks her for offering to save his life. During the movie, however, Stef never offers to save his life. It is explained somewhere that in one of the deleted scenes, when Stef and Mouth are on the plank she offers to share her breath with him so they can both breathe under water.

Audio problem: Many of the gunshots during the chase scene are off cue with the police officers' shooting. (00:02:40)

Audio problem: When all the kids are in the kitchen Mikey pulls out his map and starts talking. Even though his mouth is hidden the whole time you can still tell, when looking at his face, he isn't really talking.

Factual error: Two of the huge rocks which plummet from the roof of the cave hit the water and then bob to the surface again. Pumice is the only rock which floats on water, but this rock is white and pumice is grey, and pumice is too light and porous to form cave walls anyway.

Other mistake: In the scene where Mikey, Brand and Mouth are listing the exaggerations Chunk has come up with, Mouth says "And I bet it was even more amazing than the time you ate your weight in Godfather's Pizza." When he gets to the "Godfather's Pizza" bit, it becomes clear that this has been dubbed over the original filmed scene, as his mouth does not match his words in the slightest.

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.

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Revealing mistake: After dropping the frame and breaking the glass, in the close-up of Chunk's arm removing the map from the frame, the arm is larger and much older looking - note the wrinkled elbow and thin arm/hand, whereas Chunk's elbow has puckers at the joint and he has short and chubby arms/hands. (00:16:15)

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Factual error: When Mouth flattens the tires on Brand's bike, all he does to let the air out is take the valve caps off. There's actually a valve in the valve stem that needs to be depressed to let the air out. The cap is just there to keep dirt out of the valve, simply taking it off wouldn't let the air out.

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Data: Holy S-H-I-T!

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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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Question: Heres something I never quite understood. Back in One-eyed Willie's day it seems they were Spanish speaking. What with the Spanish Armada and all. So why is it that the Treasure Map is written in Spanish, but rhymes in English?

Carl Missouri

Chosen answer: Well, his ship is hidden in America where the people spoke english, so perhaps it was done for the benefit of those who were most likely to find the map. Must have been his idea of a joke.Actually though, I'm betting it was the result of the filmmakers not thinking that through.

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