Hard Day's Night

Continuity mistake: In the commissary Paul's grandfather says, "Would'ya look at 'em" as he tries to get Ringo to stop reading his book, which he holds differently between shots. (00:56:35)

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Continuity mistake: As The Beatles sit in the train car talking about Paul's grandfather Paul says, "he's nursing a broken heart" and Paul is sitting behind his grandfather. In the next shot he's leaning in front of him. (00:03:45)

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Continuity mistake: Sitting in the lunch car Norm gives Paul's grandfather the pictures and the old man says, "Hey Paulie would you sign one of them for us" as he puts the pictures on his plate. In the next shot the plate is not there. (00:09:05)

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Continuity mistake: Watch the clock on a wall. Six minutes of the movie go by but that clock hasn't moved one minute. (00:39:50 - 00:46:25)

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Continuity mistake: As the boys leave in the helicopter at the end of the film, it says "BEATLES" on the aircraft's door. The name is split into two different sections to fit on the sliding panels. A few seconds later, one half of the name is missing, leaving only "BEA" on the left-hand side.

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Continuity mistake: Shake has only one Pepsi which he gives to George, then later there are two. (00:03:35 - 00:05:05)

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Continuity mistake: As he talks to Norm, Shake the TV producer says, " If they don't show up I wouldn't be in your shoes for all the tea in China" and the clock above his head reads 7:12 PM. In the next shot we see Paul's grandfather trying to sell autographed pictures of The Beatles to the girls on line outside the theater and it's mid-afternoon. (01:05:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Paul's grandfather pulls the elevator lever he throws the pictures down in a messy pile. In the next shot when he pops up on stage the pictures are in a neat pile. (00:46:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Ringo goes out "parading" two girls recognize him as he walks down the street taking pictures with his camera. If you look closely the cars parked on the street to the right of the screen change between shots. (01:01:10)

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Continuity mistake: On the train we never see Shake hand anything to John then all of a sudden, he has a Pepsi and his hand. (00:04:40)

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Continuity mistake: Wilfrid Brambell asks Paul to sign a Beatle picture and he uses a ballpoint pen. Later, he copies them over using the master copy that The Beatles signed with ballpoint pens. Their signatures are now different (done with a thick felt marker) so they can stand out better in the black and white shot. (00:09:10 - 00:45:50)

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Continuity mistake: When the TV producer says to George "of course they're grotty, you wretched nit" his hands are out in front of him. In the previous shot his hands were behind his back. (00:43:50)

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Continuity mistake: Ringo hangs out in a bar and accidentally ruins a game that two guys are playing as he spills some change from his coat onto their board. The coins are rearranged on the board between shots. (01:04:05)

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Continuity mistake: In final performance sequence watch for Ringo's mysterious moving bongo drums. They're on his right and disappear, then reappear, disappear and then reappear several times. (01:22:45 - 01:24:05)

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Continuity mistake: When George is showing Shake how to shave in the hotel bathroom, he puts shaving cream on the mirror. In the next shot the bathroom door opens, Norm enters and the mirror is completely clean.

Continuity mistake: In this scene George passes a poster that reads "Hughes and Macready". Two shots later it's back in a different place place. (00:42:10)

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Continuity mistake: After "She Loves You" they bow and the sign behind them is lit up and says "Beatles". The editor made a mistake here and inserted a shot from earlier in the movie with the stage background from the song "Tell Me Why". (01:24:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Paul's grandfather is below the stage the pictures are on his left. As he emerges on the stage the pictures are now on his right. (00:46:00)

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Continuity mistake: The clock on the wall is constantly changing time in this scene. You can see it several times and you can see its reflection in the mirror. (00:47:00)

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Continuity mistake: Upon their return the TV producer says to The Beatles, " You don't know what this means to me, if you hadn't come back it would have meant The Epilogue or News in Welsh" as they get ready for the show. Norm is standing behind the producer but then in the next shot as he talks to him he's on his right. (01:14:00)

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Continuity mistake: There is a scene in the movie where the Beatles enter a limousine, I believe at the beginning of the movie. In this particular scene the Beatles are all dressed in suits and ties, but when the Beatles are filmed in the limo, John Lennon is wearing a turtle neck sweater beneath a blazer.

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Ringo: I'm going out parading before it's too late.

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Trivia: During one of the songs, Shake brings an amp onto the set. Watch as George proceeds to knock it over seconds later.

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