Grease

Grease (1978)

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Revealing mistake: In the soda shop, the waitress turns off the lights with her elbow because her hands are full, but she misses the light switch by 6 inches.

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Audio problem: During "We Go Together" at the end, John Travolta's mouth is not in sync with the words "we'll always be like one." He appears to start singing "that's the way it should be" before realizing and correcting his mistake.

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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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Audio problem: At the cotton candy stand at the graduation carnival, Blanche is seen silently mouthing the question "How many?". In the next scene, from a different camera angle, the same question is asked - this time with audio intact.

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Continuity mistake: At Frenchie's sleepover when they are talking about piercing Sandy's ears, it shows Sandy holding the wine bottle and passing it to Jan. Then it cuts back to Sandy and she is still holding the wine, then it cuts back to Jan and she has the wine again.

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Continuity mistake: When "Crater Face" comes to the dance with Marty and Rizzo, he takes his sunglasses off twice.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where the whole gang is eating at the soda shop, everybody starts leaving. Doody is in the back, in the middle, on the railing. He's getting ready to leave, takes a bite of his ice cream and sets it down. In the next shot, he sets it down again.

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Continuity mistake: When Marty is talking to Vince Fontaine before the dance contest, towards the end of their conversation she starts to lift up her purse with her right hand. But suddenly it cuts to another angle, and her arm is down.

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Continuity mistake: When the three T-Birds go to moon at the TV camera at the National Dance Off, Doody says "1, 2, 3, go!" and pulls down his trousers to his ankles. In the next scene, his trousers are suddenly pulled right up to his buttocks.

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Continuity mistake: In "We go together" they all dance forwards. When the camera changes angle Frenchy and Doody have switched sides.

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Revealing mistake: At the dance, there's a scene where everyone started dancing after Cha-Cha and Danny won the trophy. Well Marty comes in from the side of the screen and lands on the floor in some kind of split, and you can see she is wearing a knee pad on her right knee.

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Factual error: When the Pink Ladies are walking Sandy into the outdoor cafeteria, just after she tells them the name of the boy she met last summer, all the cars in the background are from the 70's, not from the late 50's or early 60's. This actually happens twice in the same scene.

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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.

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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.

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Factual error: At the graduation carnival at the end of the movie, Danny enters wearing a letterman's sweater and explains to his buddies that he earned it by lettering in track. However, on his left sleeve are two stripes, indicating that he lettered in two separate years. Since you are only awarded a stripe for each year you letter, and since Danny was a senior when he lettered in track, his Rydell letterman's sweater should have had only one red stripe on his left arm.

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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.

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Revealing mistake: When Sandy checks into school for the first time, she goes down to the office and the assistant principal gives her some forms to fill out. If you look closely, you'll be able to see that the top form is just a blank piece of paper.

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Other mistake: On the first day of school, when Patty is starting to sit down next to Sandy, her reaction to sitting on the apple is way too early.

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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.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the scene during the American bandstand, at the end of the song when the teacher is dancing in front of the band members, the crews can be seen. The dressing and the hair doesn't match Grease era at all, and someone is sitting on a director's chair as well.

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Continuity mistake: There is a scene in which Danny falls over a hurdle. If you watch his falling frame by frame you will notice that only his right leg is stretched first. Then the camera angle changes and suddenly his left leg is stretched, while the right one is bent.

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Revealing mistake: When Sandy is at the shop with the jock, then she goes to the jukebox, the picture behind the jock is all blurred out. You can tell it is a Coke sign - Coca Cola cancelled their sponsorship after filming.

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Character mistake: When Frenchie is the only person remaining in the soda shop a guardian comes on and starts singing a song. While he is singing the song (toward the end of his singing) all the girls scatteringly head back toward the stairs. While they are walking up, one of the girls trips over her high heels. It is clearly shown, she's toward the front going around the back of the seat Frenchie is sitting in, around the round thing.

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Continuity mistake: When Danny is first shown at school, he is shown over Kenickie's shoulder speaking to a girl in a blue sweater. The immediate next shot, Danny is talking to a totally different girl in a purple sweater and a few other girls as well.

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Factual error: In the scene where Danny is talking to Sandy at the Frosty Palace, the jukebox behind them is a 1973 model, but the film takes place in 1959.

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Continuity mistake: After Danny has knocked over a hurdle, we see him getting up; however, the Hurdle has either moved and stood itself back up or it's disappeared completely. In the next shot it has returned to its fallen position.

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Continuity mistake: During the car-racing scene, Danny's car has a big scratch in it. For the next few shots, it's missing and at the end of the scene, it reappears.

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Other mistake: This mistake occurs during the dance sequence 'You're the One that I Want.' John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John have just emerged from a 'Shake Shack' and are now ascending a ramp. For the lyrics ,Hoo hoo hoo... honey,' the camera zooms in close to their faces. You can see that the dance move is for the two actors to bob their heads close to each other's so that they nearly touch. They do it right the first time, but the second time they visibly mess up. John Travolta seems to try to fix his mistake, but Olivia Newton-John appears to crack up and leave the frame.

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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.

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Continuity mistake: The TV set that is in the scene when Jan sings, "Brusha Brusha Brusha" is not the same TV that is shown when Rizzo is getting ready to go out the window during the slumber party.

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Continuity mistake: At the start of the Rydell fight song at the dance, Patty is standing right at the front of the stage. One second later, she is at the back of the gym.

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Continuity mistake: Sonny has a lunch bag in his hands when they arrive at school. After they see and talk with Zucco, the bell rings and they head for class. As they start leaving, Sonny doesn't have his lunch bag anymore.

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Continuity mistake: There are red and white puffy paper decorations on each side of the door entering the gym for the dance-off. However, within a few seconds, the decorations on the left side completely disappear.

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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.

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Continuity mistake: On the first day of school during lunch, at one point Frenchie has out a small compact and is checking for food in her teeth. But when it cuts to a wider angle, suddenly the compact is gone, and she's looking over her shoulder.

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Continuity mistake: During the Greased Lightning song sequence, when Danny runs around the dream car, from one shot to the next, 2 white mattresses suddenly appear behind the car to aid the dancers jumping off.

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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.

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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.

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Continuity mistake: At the dance contest when principal McGee asks for applause for the committee who decorated the hall, someone replies "lets hear it for the toilet paper" and Eugene changes position during the following shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Patti gets her skirt lifted up at the dance contest, the two boys who were dancing on either side of her in the previous shot have both disappeared.

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Continuity mistake: At the dance-off, near the end of Cha-Cha and Danny's dance, they move from the back to the left side of the ring of people around them, and then in the next shot they're at the back of the ring.

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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.

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Continuity mistake: When the students are dancing to "Hound Dog" at the National Dance Off, they go up to the TV camera and start waving. You can see in the crowd a girl in a blue dress jumping up and down, but when we see it on the TV from the Frosty Palace, the girl is nowhere to be seen.

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Audio problem: When Johnny Casino & the Gamblers perform "Hound Dog" at the National Dance Off, you can hear the song, but if you look carefully you can see it does not match the lead singer's lips.

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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.

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Continuity mistake: When Rizzo is lying on the bench, and kicks off Sandy and that other chick, Sandy is singing, however her mouth is not moving at all.

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Continuity mistake: At the end of the prep rally, after Sandy confronts Danny, she is leaning on a car crying. Frenchie comes up to Sandy to console her. Watch Sandy's head, in one shot her head is up then in the next it is down.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where they are singing Grease Lighting - the part when the fuzzy dice float to Kenickie - after he takes them "out of the air" and swings them around, then lets them fly - if you look close to his head you can see the white string they were attached to when they were "floating".

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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.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Danny is about to play basketball with the other students and Coach Calhoun is speaking to him, you can see the shadow of the boom mic behind the coach.

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Continuity mistake: During the dance off, Sandy and Danny are dancing in the center and everyone is watching them. Behind Sandy, Cha Cha walks out and puts her hands on her hips. Then, the camera does a close up of her doing this. So she actually walked out twice.

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Continuity mistake: In the lunch scene, when Rizzo and Marty first sit down, there is a half-eaten apple in front of Rizzo's lunch tray that keeps disappearing and reappearing between shots.

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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.

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Other mistake: The entire "Greased Lightning" number repeatedly goes in and out of focus.

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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.

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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.

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Continuity mistake: After Vince Fontaine begins the National Dance Off with Johnny Casino & The Gamblers, Mr. Rudie is seen walking down some steps near the stage, but in the very next shot he is seen at the bottom of the steps, putting his hands up to Vince.

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Continuity mistake: In the song "There Are Worse Things I Could Do," between the lines "Out of spite or jealousy" and "I don't steal and I don't lie", Rizzo's hand jumps from the side of her book to the top of her book, near her face.

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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.

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Continuity mistake: During the song Summer Lovin', Rizzo lies down on her side on a picnic bench and puts on sunglasses. In the next shot, when she kicks Sandy and another girl off the bench, the sunglasses are off. In the following shot, they are on again.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Audio problem: When Sonny says "Shut up!" to Putzie outside Kenickie's car, his mouth doesn't move.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Other mistake: In the opening animated sequence, it shows Rizzo taking off a top and her neck stretching. She looks in the mirror. As she is facing the mirror you can see that even with the elongated neck you still should be able to see her face in the mirror, but the elongated reflection just shows the neck looking much longer than it really should. Also, as the animation goes on you see Riz turning sideways but the reflection in the mirror does not match. She is sideways while her boobs in the reflection are facing the other direction. Then when she puts the black blouse on her back is to the mirror but we see her front in the mirror.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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Audio problem: At the very beginning when they are singing "Summer Loving" Sandy sat at the top of the seating for the athletics track. The voice-over and Sandy's lip movements do not match.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Continuity mistake: When Sandy tells Danny that he is a fake at the pep rally, we see Rizzo, Frenchie, Jan and Marty standing behind her in a line. In the next shot, Jan is standing directly behind Rizzo.

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Continuity mistake: When Tom and Sandy are eating an ice-cream sundae at the ice-cream parlour, Tom gives Sandy some money for the jukebox. After Sandy gets up from her chair, Tom then sits back in his chair and he is looking forward, but in the next shot he is looking over his shoulder at Sandy.

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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.

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Continuity mistake: After the race in the LA River, the black losing car is left in the middle of the river. When Sandy is talking to Frenchie, the car has been removed from the river. And finally, it's back in the water again.

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