Continuity mistake: In the middle of the dance contest, Patty Simcox does a funny front walkover, and comes dancing towards the camera. Over her shoulder, you can see Sonny running up behind her. But suddenly it cuts to another angle, and Kenickie is running up behind her to lift up her dress, and Sonny is nowhere to be seen.Krista
Continuity mistake: During the slumber party at Frenchie's, when Rizzo brings out the wine, check out the junk on the headboard. Later in the scene when Marty is putting on her robe, the headboard is clear and now has a black fan on the left. Then even later when Jan says "You ain't getting your hands on my ears" the headboard is cluttered again, with the black fan too. (00:27:35)
Continuity mistake: Sandy walks over to meet the girls after doing a cartwheel. On Sandy's cheerleading uniform, there is a LONG red string right next to the letter on her shirt. Then, suddenly, the string disappears in the very next shot. Then in the scene after that it is back again, and then the string is back on her shirt. (00:22:20)
Continuity mistake: After Danny has danced around the car with the saran wrap he is shown spinning around numerous times, and then stops with his back to the camera. However, in the very next shot, his arms are suddenly up in a pose far too quickly for him to have done in the time alloted.Movie_Freak 1
Continuity mistake: At the dance, when Frenchy insults Cha-Cha by saying, "With the worst reputation", Cha-Cha is shown (in the close-up) first looking at Kenickie, then turning her head around to give Frenchy a dirty look. In the next shot when Danny and Sandy are leaving the group, Cha-Cha is suddenly back at looking at Kenickie, then proceeds to give Frenchy the same dirty look again.Movie_Freak 1
Continuity mistake: When Danny and Cha-Cha are dancing to 'Born to Hand Jive', watch the position of Principal McGee. During the song, you can see her in the crowd. A few shots later, she is now standing near the stage on her own, and when we return to Danny and Cha-Cha dancing, you can see the Principal back in the crowd again.
Continuity mistake: When the girls are all sitting in the outside cafeteria just before Patty Simcox comes over watch Marty. When Patty approaches she is lifting her fork to her mouth but when the shot changes she is holding out her hand to get Patty's card without having enough time to put her fork down in between.
Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the National Bandstand scene you see people filling the hat of the big "Rydell Ranger" figure with pieces of paper. During the next ten minutes the figure is often visible in the background and the hat is empty - nobody emptied it. After those ten minutes the hat has paper again and is then emptied. (00:59:00)
Continuity mistake: When Cha-Cha receives the award from Principal McGee at the end of "Born to Hand Jive" at the National Dance Off, Putzie is giving Jan a piggy-back next to the Principal. However, in the next scene, Putzie is giving Jan a piggy-back right next to Cha-Cha. (01:14:00)
Continuity mistake: When Kenickie says to Rizzo in the soda parlour, "How about if I finish with you, huh?" there is a tomato ketchup squeezer on his side of the table. In the next scene when Rizzo says, "Finish this!" and throws the glass of liquid at Kenickie, the ketchup squeezer has moved to her side of the table, and in the next scene, when Kenickie is covered in liquid, the ketchup squeezer is back in its normal position. (00:52:00)
Continuity mistake: Just at the beginning of the Hand Jive dance off, Patty and Marty are standing in front of the big float figure. The hat tips and paper falls on both of them. In the next shot, as Patty is crying, Marty is no longer there, but there are a couple of guys next to Patty attempting to fix it.
Continuity mistake: At the end of Principal McGee's final speech before the students' graduation carnival, the Principal gives Blanche a tissue and says, "Oh Blanche, stop blubbering". Blanche then puts the tissue over her nose, but in the next scene when she bursts into tears, the tissue has opened up and is covering the left side of her cheek.
Continuity mistake: When the waitress is cleaning off the table after the kids leave, the plates on her tray all appear to be empty. But Danny's and Sandy's plates are completely full when they leave, and no one touches their food. Kenickie takes one bite of a burger on a different plate, but not nearly enough to empty it.Krista
Continuity mistake: Rizzo is singing the Sandra-Dee song in Frenchie's bedroom. When she sits at the desk, you can just see that the chest of drawers are all closed fully behind her. However, later in the song Rizzo jumps off the bed. As she passes, then sits back at the desk, the second drawer down is now partially open. No one goes near it during this time, as all the girls in this song are on the bed.
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: During the race at Thunder Road, look at the length of the wheel cutters - they keep changing length throughout the whole race. Plus we only see one come off, but before the crash the two Westside ones are missing.
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