Grease

Continuity mistake: During the dance, there's one song where the guys stand in one line and the girls in another, and the couples take turns walking down the middle. In one shot, Danny is placing Sandy in line, and a couple (the woman has a blue dress on) is already starting down the middle. Then it cuts to another angle and no one is in the middle. Back to the first angle, and people are in the middle again.

Krista

Continuity mistake: In the Greased Lightning dance scene, look just in front of the last white desk on the right side during the dream car segment. One of the dancers knocks a tyre off a stand and it falls in front of the desk. A shot or two later, the tyre is back up on the stand. (00:40:05)

Continuity mistake: During the sleepover, Rizzo gets off of the bed with a cigarette in one hand and the wine bottle in the other. In the next shot, the cigarette and the bottle have switched places.

Continuity mistake: When Marty and Rizzo walk past the TV truck, Marty says "Rizz!" and they stop and look at Kenickie, whose head is tilted to the right, but in the next scene his head has moved to the left.

Continuity mistake: In the pre-credits sequence, when Danny and Sandy on walking on the beach, Danny is on the left and Sandy is on the right. However, in the next scene, when they kiss, they have suddenly changed positions. (00:00:40)

Continuity mistake: When Principal McGee does her announcement to all the students at the beginning of the film, you can see a flag of the United States at the far end of her desk, but when we see a close-up of the Principal, the flag is now right in front of her.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the whole gang meets at the diner, the waitress brings out Danny and Sandy's food, and you can see the drinks they have ordered are a dark pink colour. In the next shot that they appear, the drinks are a lot lighter shade, almost pale pink.

Continuity mistake: During the dance contest, when Kenickie and Cha-Cha are dancing around like crazy (when she puts her foot up on his shoulder), you can see Danny and Sandy in the background, standing on the sidelines. Given that they're the last couple on the floor at the end, they should still be out dancing at this point.

Krista

Continuity mistake: When Sonny enters the sports hall for the National Dance Off, he twangs Chisum's braces and walks towards the bandstand. Chisum is well away from the doorway at this point. However, in the next scene, Chisum is now standing near the doorway and Sonny is walking away from the bandstand.

Continuity mistake: Widescreen version: When Vince Fontaine introduces Johnny Casino & The Gamblers at the National Bandstand, Blanche is seen walking off the stage. In the next scene, she is on the stage, dancing with the band.

Continuity mistake: Once during the dancing scene you can see Vince Fontaine standing on Marty's left side, and then suddenly on her right. (01:10:16)

Continuity mistake: During the basketball lesson with the team and Danny, Coach Calhoun is holding the ball and tells him, "You have to dribble." At this point you can see that Danny is very close to the coach, but in the next shot he is further away from him.

Continuity mistake: At the dance when they do that partner dance down the middle of the gym, as the lines form Kenickie and Cha-Cha start dancing down it, then the next shot its another couple first down it, and then a couple of shots later Kenickie and Cha-Cha start going down the lines again.

Continuity mistake: When Danny is running on the athletics track, he falls over one of the hurdles. He then picks him up and Sandy goes over to see if he is okay. You can see that Danny is walking towards to the field section of the track, but in the next shot he is walking away from Sandy.

Continuity mistake: When Jan is eating her lunch, she is joined by Marty and Rizzo. Jan then says "Did you guys get a look at Zuko this morning?" and you can see she has nothing in her right hand, but in the next shot she is holding a fork.

Continuity mistake: The scene where Sandy and Danny are eating together, then the rest of the gang comes, Sonny walks Marty home. Right after the two leave, Sonny come up behind Frenchie, like he was in the bathroom or at the jukebox. Wasn't he walking Marty home?

Continuity mistake: When the three T-Birds go to moon at the TV camera during the performance of "Blue Moon" at the National Dance Off, you can see there are two red balloons in front of Doody, but in the next shot the balloons have disappeared.

Continuity mistake: When Danny and Sandy enter the sports hall for the National Dance Off, there are four people behind them sitting on the spectator benches, but when Doody and Frenchy enter the hall in the next shot, the people have disappeared and there is now a woman in a pink dress behind the benches.

Continuity mistake: When Jan is mimicking the Ipana squirrel on TV, she put her hand up to her mouth when she is singing, 'Brush-a Brush-a Brush-a', and pretending to brush her teeth. In the second half of the song, however, after the second line; 'New Ipana toothpaste', she has both her arms pointing in front of her making a 45 degree angle with her body, and her neck straight but in the next shot, which is at the beginning of the next line, 'Brush-a Brush-a Brush-a', she has one hand up to her mouth again and her head is pointed a little to the right. You might also notice that the time between those two lines is longer than it should be.

Continuity mistake: When Sandy and Tom are eating an ice-cream sundae at the Frosty Palace, Tom takes a piece of ice-cream and puts the spoon in his mouth, but in the next shot he has his spoon back in the sundae glass.

Visible crew/equipment: In the soda shop scene where Sandy and Danny are at the jukebox, the reflection of the boom mic is clearly visible in the chrome part of the jukebox. [True of videos and early DVD releases - in later DVD releases the reflection has been removed].

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Question: I can't understand why Sonny hauled Sandy off the dance floor during the dance finale. Sure Sonny was a bit of a jerk, but he idolized Danny and would never disrespect him. Also there was nothing to suggest that he and Cha-Cha were friends. I never truly understood.

Gavin Jackson

Answer: I agree it plays a bit strange, but I always chalked it up to Sonny wanting Danny to win the dance competition and Sandy, although not bad, admits she's not on Danny's level, while Cha-cha is "the best dancer at St. Bernadette."

Also, he was drinking and upset so not thinking.

Answer: He's fall-down drunk, that's why. He's drinking during the entire dance.

Krista

Answer: It was because they were going to moon the cameras, they didn't want to embarrass Sandy since she would've been offended if it happened when she and Danny were dancing.

Chosen answer: It's so Cha-Cha can go with Danny. You can see Cha-Cha giving Danny the eye. So Sonny took Sandy away for Cha-Cha's benefit.

Answer: When he's pulling Sandy away he is also yelling to Danny "Go! Go! Go!" So I was also wondering like if Cha-Cha told him to do that and they just failed to add that into the scene.

Answer: Because in real life Olivia was late for work, as a result Annette had to take Olivia's place because she was her understudy.

Answer: Watched that scene again now and I just think it was poor writing (in what's still a classic film regardless). How none of the judges noticed that Cha Cha took another girl's (Sandy's) place even after she'd already been "tapped out" is another huge plot hole. Plus a lot of people in America were watching the dance on TV and it's not mentioned by anyone after this scene. 35 years later and that scene still bugs me (haha).

Answer: Well my theory is maybe since Sonny wants a girl, Cha-Cha promised him a date with a girl if he agreed to her plan.

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