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.
Continuity mistake: On the Inferno, when Sloth swings in and rescues Stef and Mouth from the gangplank, as he drops them on deck Sloth wears all black high-tops with black laces, but in the previous and following shots he wears his usual black high-tops with white soles and laces.
Add timeSuper Grover
Continuity mistake: After Chunk does the 'Truffle Shuffle' and Mikey releases the bowling ball, we see the horizontal piece of wood that is painted red and attached to the porch rail, from which the silver bucket is lowered. It's seen in many shots. What's funny is that in the first shot of the Walsh's house, after the Fratellis drive past at the bottom of the hill, that piece of wood is white, because it hasn't been painted red yet by the crew.
Revealing mistake: At the start, when Data is being pulled towards the chained orange drum, due to the angle of the close-up, we see that the soles of Data's Nikes are not actually touching the ground (since there is a rolling mechanism under his feet). Despite the fact that Data is quite inventive, we see in the next shot there's nothing attached to Data's Nikes.
Other mistake: With Andy weighing at least 100 lbs, surely Troy and the guys trying to pull "her" up would notice that a bucket carrying the sweater is nowhere near the weight of a person. Even if they filled it with coins from the wishing well, it still wouldn't come close to the weight of an actual person, regardless of how idiotic and pompous Troy and his two friends are.
Continuity mistake: When Brand hangs upside down from the bar, we can see that the kitchen table and four chairs are right in front of the kitchen window. But when Mikey unrolls the map in the kitchen, Chunk, Data, Mikey and Mouth are standing directly in front of that kitchen window, which is completely impossible to do.
00:09:40 - 00:22:35Super Grover
Other mistake: When Andy plays the bone organ, the musical score on the back of the map clearly shows a melody consisting of single notes with only one or two chords. Still, Andy presses multiple keys on the organ to create chords EVERY time, not some single notes as the code shows. The code should not have worked if a person was playing only chords.
Continuity mistake: On the deck of the Inferno, when Mama is pulling the pearls from Mouth's mouth, Francis is tying up Andy's hands with black rope. When Mama asks, "Is that all?" the color of the rope is off-white, but it then changes back to the black rope in the following shots.
Continuity mistake: Outside the lighthouse restaurant as the Fratellis drive away, when Andy and Stef surprise Brand, Mikey and the others, Mikey's yellow rain slicker has a tear a few inches long, at the back of his left sleeve, that mends itself in following shots.
00:36:45 - 00:41:15Super Grover
Revealing mistake: Up in the attic, when Chunk walks over to Mikey (who wants Chunk to drop the frame), at that moment Data and Brand are alone, and while the two of them are looking at the plasma lamp Brand flicks the glass with his finger, and just as Data stares at Brand we can clearly hear Data say, "Don't touch it Josh!", which is Brand's real name. (Mikey does the same thing later at the lighthouse restaurant.)
Continuity mistake: In the beginning, when the Fratellis are eluding the Police, Chunk witnesses the chase. In the first shot the slice of pizza is on the window. Next shot Chunk holds it in the air, and in the third shot the pizza is back in its place where it was in the first shot, with a saucy smear on the window.
Other mistake: In the bone organ scene, before playing the last note, Andy says that she doesn't know if it's an A sharp or a B flat. On a piano or organ with the standard keyboard (and there is no reason to think that this organ uses anything else) these notes are the same and played with the same key.
Continuity mistake: On the Inferno's deck, after Mouth spits out the jewels from his mouth, when Andy calls Mama, "You gross old witch," Francis is tying up Andy's hands and his sword is held between his legs, but in the next shot Francis is behind Stef and the sword instantly appears in his hand held high.
Revealing mistake: During the police chase, when the Fratellis turn left in the close-up (just before the shot of Mouth's TV), sitting in the passenger seat instead of Francis we see a man who is taller, wears no glasses and is at least 25 years older than our Francis. Also note the man who is driving instead of the real beloved Mama Fratelli.
Continuity mistake: When Rosalita (black coat) pours the jewels into Mrs. Walsh's (beige coat) hands in the first close-up, the hand holding the jewels has long nails with colored nail polish. It cuts to a close-up of the Goonies looking down on that hand, and then cuts to a tighter close-up of just the hand holding the jewels, but now there is no nail polish on the thumbnail and the nail is shorter.
Continuity mistake: At his house, when Brand is working out with the chest expander, in the close-up the black handles are straight bars attached to the springs, but in the wideshot as Mikey conspires with the others to tie up Brand, the handles are now angled and have notches between the springs. (Likely the close-up is a take from the earlier scene when Mouth first arrives.)
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.
Revealing mistake: At the Astoria Country Club, when Troy first sits down in the stall and opens the magazine, behind him are at least nine columns of small patterned tiles. In his next close-up as he looks around, the wall behind him is completely different. Now there are only six columns of larger unpatterned tiles, with a long vertical gap between the tiles (where the grout should be) - which is the track for the mechanism to lift Troy in the following shots.
Other mistake: Up in the Walsh's attic, in three shots of Mikey as he continues to say, "Then he loaded it all up onto his ship and he sailed away into the sunset..." there is something black hanging down from the top of the screen that stays put as the camera pans in closer to Mikey's face. It disappears, then reappears when he says, "Trapped."
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: 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.
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.
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 - 00:45:15Super Grover
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.
Continuity mistake: When Data's 'bully blinders' are on, just as the bulbs dim, in the close-up Data's cartridge holder hangs over his right shoulder to his left hip instead of the opposite way, as seen in the previous and following shots. Interestingly, this is not due to a flipped shot.
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 - 00:13:50Super Grover
Continuity mistake: When Andy begins to lose it in the tunnel, Brand holds one lit lantern at the head of the line and Mouth holds another lit lantern at the back of the line (Mikey holds an unlit lantern). Next shot the lit lanterns have switched, just as they reach Chester Copperpot and Andy screams. Then in the next wideshot before it pans to the skeleton, the lantern Brand holds up switches yet again.
Continuity mistake: When Francis Fratelli pours the gasoline in front of the County Jail, there's a parked police cruiser at the corner of the building next door, in front of its windows. After he ignites the fire, there is a close-up of the ORV's tire as the vehicle pulls away, and in the background that squad car is gone, but in the next overhead shot that parked police cruiser is back.
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.)
Revealing mistake: Just as Mikey opens the front door for Data's entrance, the porch upper rail is seen right outside the doorway, with the chimes hanging from it. The problem here is the long wood plank at the top corner of the porch railing, that has been added to the decorative bracket that's seen in all other shots.
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.
Visible crew/equipment: When Jake runs out of the County Jail, as the camera pans down when he shouts, "Francis, the lock," the moving boom's reflection is visible over the back door, and the camera's and cameraman's reflections are visible on the vehicle's surface, right behind Mama Fratelli.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Also, the license plate that is seen on the ORV when it is hit by the bullets, changes design as well.
00:02:45 - 00:30:30
Continuity mistake: When Data activates his 'slick shoes' on the log bridge, the heels of the shoes pop open to reveal the 'slick shoes' mechanism which starts spraying oil. In the next shot though, they show Data walking across the log, the heels of the shoes are closed, and the oil squirts out of holes in the back of the heels apparently.
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.
Audio problem: When they are standing in Mikey's kitchen looking at the map, all you can see is their eyes above the top of the map. Right before it cuts away to the Cyndi Lauper video, the map moves down just enough to see Chunk saying something, but there is no accompanying audio.
Continuity mistake: Right after Troy is humiliated at the wishing well, the movie cuts to a television food program, with Sloth's reflection visible in it. The problem is that Sloth's face is noticeably different in this reflection than the rest of the film. For instance, his left eye is only a bit lower than his right eye now, instead of it being considerably lower like it usually is.
Continuity mistake: When Mikey takes the skull necklace off Chester Copperpot, he accidentally pulls Chester's skull off his body. When Mikey does this, the skull is still touching the body, just detached and at the wrong angle. But the next shot we see with the skull, when Brand goes to place the skull back on the body, the skull is about a foot away from the body.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Mikey, Data, Mouth and Chunk enter the restaurant, when Mama Fratelli asks, "What do ya want?" Jake Fratelli is behind them with his hand on their shoulders. When the angle changes Jake Fratelli is at the back of the restaurant walking away.
Continuity mistake: At the Astoria Country Club, when the first shower handle disappears into the wall, the three surrounding tiles break off entirely from the wall. After the next few handles disappear, the wall with the first disappearing handle is shown, but now the square tiles are intact and only cracked.
Add timeSuper Grover
Continuity mistake: When Chunk and Rosalita are eyeballing each other regarding the statue, there are colored curtains and sheer white curtains hanging from white rods on the two windows behind Chunk (behind the recliner). When Mikey unrolls the map in his kitchen, through the doorway we see that the sheer curtains are gone and now there are shades behind the colored curtains.
00:12:30 - 00:22:25Super Grover
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.
Continuity mistake: During the jail escape, when Jake is trying to open the locked door, there is a close-up of Mama Fratelli shouting, "Jake, up!" and we see a police cruiser parked on her left. When they leave, in the overhead shot that space is empty, but next shot a vehicle is there, though it isn't a police cruiser.
Continuity mistake: When the first police car makes a U-turn, to chase the Fratellis, the squad car's front passenger window is rolled up, as the officer's hands are on the steering wheel. But in the next interior shot, facing that window, it's rolled down - there's even a black wire hanging over the bottom of the open window, to the left.
Continuity mistake: When Mouth goes down the hole in the fireplace passageway, the cooler base is right beside the fireplace, but when Mikey pushes Data and his backpack into the hole, the base is farther away. When Brand pulls the log holder over the hole the base is back, right beside him, but when Chunk heads for the basement window the base is farther away again.
00:45:45 - 00:47:20Super Grover
Continuity mistake: In the attic, after Mikey finishes his story about One-Eyed Willy, in a close-up Chunk stands up and walks toward the frame which lies sideways between the crate and another frame. When it cuts to another close-up, his foot knocks over the now front facing framed Chester Copperpot news article. Next shot, when Chunk lifts it, the frame and taped back differ and the loose wire is now attached properly.
Continuity mistake: When Mouth walks into the Walsh's house, there is a jacket hanging on one of the four hooks in the hallway, but when Mouth opens the door and sees Chunk at the gate the jacket's gone. We know it didn't just fall down, because we can see the floor below the hooks in later shots.
Continuity mistake: When Mama Fratelli says, "Follow me," and begins to walk along the side wall, past the skeleton's bone keys, her body faces the skeleton as she holds a large flashlight in her left hand and the wall with her right hand. Next overhead shot she is turned around to face the wall and the flashlight has switched hands.
Continuity mistake: Aboard the Inferno in One-Eyed Willy's quarters, when Brand says, "Don't know. Who cares?" he's holding a candlestick with a candle. When he fills his pockets with the riches in the previous and following close-ups, the candlestick style differs and it's loaded with melted wax.
Continuity mistake: At the start, when Data practices with the orange drum, just as the blue suction dart is released, the stick part remains on his belt while the suction cup and string go flying off, but in the next close-up the stick is between the string and suction cup, then the next shot of the belt shows the stick is gone.
Continuity mistake: During his escape from the County Jail, when Jake tries to open the locked car door, in the interior shots looking out, the window between Francis and Jake is completely covered in water droplets, but in the exterior shot facing Francis that window is spotless.
Revealing mistake: On Inferno's deck, when Data takes a stand against the Fratellis before he shoots the blue suction dart/string, the close-up of his utility belt is the same one seen at the start when he practices on the orange drum. Note the differences in the background and clothing/inventions under the coat.
Continuity mistake: In the Walsh kitchen, after Mouth gets wet, Mikey unfolds the map and holds it in front of him. In the next close-up facing Mikey, Chunk, Data and Mouth, take note of their hair, particularly Chunk's and Data's. It is much shorter than previous and following shots.
Other mistake: In the Summer Place scene, after Mama Fratelli sets down four glasses of "colored" water for the boys to drink. The next camera angle shows Mouth wiggling his glass in the air as he retorts, "We're supposed to drink this?", Mama snaps back, "It's wet isn't it? Drink it." If you look closely for 2 seconds you can see Corey Feldman is trying very hard to not smirk at this line, while struggling to stay in-character, as Mikey and Data say their next lines.
Add timeLeAnne Vecziedins
Factual error: The Goonies are from Astoria, but they ride their bikes to Cannon Beach; this is where the Lighthouse Lounge is, a distance of over 30 miles. When they descend in the tunnels below the lounge, they supposedly go under Astoria Country Club and Moss Garden. This would be impossible.
Continuity mistake: When Mr. Perkins delivers the papers to Brand at the house, the men are holding umbrellas. The umbrella handle on the left is facing outward, but after it cuts to Brand then back to the men, it is facing inward and then changes again after another angle change.
Continuity mistake: We see Mouth climb down into the fireplace passage after Brand and Andy. We then see a close-up of Stef's pink high-tops descend, being helped by Mouth (we see his rain slicker), who's already down there with Brand and Andy, who are visible in the background. It cuts to a close-up of Stef, with Data's white Nike high-tops climbing down after her. But the next close-up is of Mouth's feet (black Nikes) just coming down as Brand grabs his ankle and says, "Come on!" Impossible since Mouth was already down there.
Continuity mistake: Chunk is tied to a chair when Jake and Francis leave him in the room with Sloth. When Chunk introduces himself to Sloth, the rope around Chunk's right shoulder has gone up, off the chair, but then manages to lower itself again, back over the chair in following shots.
Continuity mistake: At the end, when the Fratellis show up on the beach, Chunk and the others run over to Sloth to protect him and Chunk stands on a large boulder. The ground is rocky and the sand is brownish. When Chunk tells Sloth that he'll live with him, in the overhead close-up Chunk is now shorter than Sloth and the ground is pristine off-white sand.
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 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.
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