Home Alone 3

Home Alone 3 (1997)

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Continuity mistake: The pile of clothes that falls onto the remote control car changes between shots. The hamper turns over as well.

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Continuity mistake: Alex rings the bell to get his Mom's attention and the box's position changes between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When the leader of the robbers is looking for the chip he rips the car apart across the street in Mrs. Hess's house. He doesn't find it. About five minutes later the parrot is riding the car into the snow fort and again in the house.

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Continuity mistake: A little way into the film, Alex is talking to his mum in bed whilst she is applying lotion to his chickenpox. One moment his shirt is open, the next it is buttoned up and closed, but there was no time for his mum to do it up, it happened in a split second.

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Continuity mistake: Alex opens the closet to get his mum's coat, and the big red boxing glove springs out. He then picks up a black pole from the floor in a closeup ... which wasn't there in the previous wideshot.

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Continuity mistake: After the trunk of books has fallen on Beaupre and Unger, Unger leans upright and has a blue book on his chest. When it cuts the book is light brown.

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Audio problem: Near the end of the movie when the parrot is going to light the firecrackers, he is talking perfectly even though he has a match in his mouth.

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Continuity mistake: When Beaupre is approaching the pile of clothes that has the remote control car under, Alex rushes to the attic window and uses his remote control to turn the TV on in that house, to stall Beaupre. There is an item on top of the TV and in front of it too. These two items disappear as Beaupre approachs the TV.

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Continuity mistake: When Alex gets his remote control car back, he lifts up the viewfinder of the camcorder, then pushes it back down and lays his hand on it. Then he opens the tape compartment of the camcorder, which is empty, and in this closeup the viewfinder is back to pointing upwards. Then in the next wideshot it is pushed back down again and Alexs hand is back on it.

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Continuity mistake: When Alex is making his project tip the fishfood into the bowl, between shots the goldfish in the bowl switches sides.

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Continuity mistake: One of the criminals almost gets run over by Alex's mother while running with the dog. As she leans down to say "have a nice day," she places her hand on the roof of the car. The shot turns to Alex's mother, and the criminal's hand can be seen placed on the window, not the roof.

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Continuity mistake: After Alex calls the police the first time, his mother herds him into his room. When they first enter there is a shot of his bed, the top pillowcase's open end is first facing right. Then there is a close up of Alex and the open end is facing left. It continues switching to the right whenever the shot is from farther away, to the left when it's a close up of Alex.

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Continuity mistake: In the very first scene, a black car pulls up behind the red car. As the car swings round, only one barrel is visible from the long shot. When it cuts to the red car's POV looking towards the car pulling up, there are now two barrels visible, one very close to the red car.

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Revealing mistake: When the criminals are supposed to be in a San Francisco airport, the scene was quite obviously filmed in Chicago's O'Hare airport. They then cleverly catch a flight to Chicago, and then come out at a different part of the O'Hare airport.

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Continuity mistake: When Alex revs the toy car backward to drag the rug over the stairs into the other room, we can see in one shot the rug only reaches the bottom of the second step, whereas in the next shot of the car coming down the steps, the rug is now further down and you can see that a ramp has been put under it so the car does not fall over.

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Continuity mistake: When one of the criminals confirms her position as "4th house, moving to the alley," the shot moves to Alex running from one window to the other, with nothing in his hands. He goes to push open the window and the shot changes again. Alex now has the car remote control as the window opens.

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Continuity mistake: At the end, when the parrot is going into the igloo, the igloo looks tiny from the outside, as if Alex would barely fit in there. But when the parrot goes into the igloo, the man can fit in there and there is so much more space in it.

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Continuity mistake: When Alex's Dad arrives home at the end of the film, he hands Alex a remote control car box. Between a wideshot and closeup the box turns around 180° in his Dad's hands.

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Continuity mistake: Alex places Doris (in his box) down on the table in the attic. The phone and remote control are neatly placed on the edge. However the shot changes to show Doris placed in between the phone and remote, which have changed places.

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Continuity mistake: Alex's mother goes to make him a sandwich and squeezes jelly onto the bread. The shot comes back after both Alex and his mother talk before she goes out. The jelly has mysteriously been spread.

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Continuity mistake: Mr. Beaupre is talking to Alex in the garage, and Alex walks backwards away from him, he nearly touches the wooden shelf behind him. When it cuts to a wideshot Alex is now much further away from the shelf, and when it cuts to another closeup he once again walks back into the shelf.

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Continuity mistake: When the FBI are rushing to reach Alex, as the snowploughs sweep the spy's car aside the front plough sweeps to the left. Further down the street the front plough sweeps to the right.

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Deliberate mistake: When one of the bad guys looks through the mail box slot, Alex sprays him in the eyes with black spray paint. Meaning the spray paint must have actually gone INTO his eyes, yet when he turns around, its only around the outer part of his eyes and no where in his eye balls.

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Plot hole: The main criminal puts on the "butt inspection gloves" whilst searching the first house, but when Alex sees him through the telescope he pulls down the blinds and has black gloves on. Returning outside, they revert back. However, how does Alex know the criminal donned the rubber gloves (when he describes him to his mother), if he saw what we saw through the telescope - the black gloves?

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Continuity mistake: In the very first shot of the Mom, she carries in a load of boxes. Two green ones are included, one with writing above the other. When she unstacks them, the shot pans out a little bit, and the boxes are positioned differently.

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Continuity mistake: When Unger gets run over by his criminal partner, look at the driver side window. Making initial contact with the car, it is closed. For the close up shot, it's wide open, and when the car turns, it's only open a couple of inches.

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Audio problem: When Unger shoots his pistol into the sewerpipe in the basement, his gun has a silencer but the gunshot you hear is not silenced.

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Factual error: During the remote control car chase the bad guys' minivan drives directly over it at one point. From the view of the toy car, you can see a driveshaft running down the centre of the undercarriage, which would be impossible on a front-wheel-drive vehicle like the Nissan Quest they're driving, which use half axles to drive the front wheels.

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Continuity mistake: Alex's Dad hangs up the steamer in the attic, when Alex informs him that his taxi arrives. The metal holder the steamer hangs on changes position with every shot.

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Continuity mistake: At one point, the mother gets an audible page. When she looks at the display to see the number, you can clearly see that the pager is set to "silent."

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Continuity mistake: Alex puts the present down to take off his hat and scarf, by the front door. Between shots the present moves a few inches closer to the bag next to it.

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Other mistake: When Alex's mum calls the woman thief at the scene where the thieves are redirecting the phone calls, the screen shows Alex's mum dialling a number. The call is redirected to the thief's mobile, but notice that on the computer screen, "Interrupt" is spelled wrong, and instead is spelled "Interupt".

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Continuity mistake: When Mr. Beaupre takes the control car apart, he holds the bottom of the car which has the wheels on it in his left hand, and the top of the car in his right hand. The shot changes and the two parts of the car have swapped over into the other hand instantly.

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Continuity mistake: When Mrs. Hess gets off the plane to Chicago, in a wideshot as she places her bags down, her scarf hangs out of the bag, yet in the closeup of her taking out the scarf it is tucked in the bag.

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Factual error: In real life (there are a couple of scenes like this) snow doesn't fall from the sky at the intensity it was from clear skies.

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Continuity mistake: When Miss Hess leaves the plane after landing in Chicago, she takes a scarf out of the Parisian bag she has accidentally picked up. Surely she would have noticed the items within the bag were not hers when she put the scarf in the bag?

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Alex's mum is about to leave his room after applying lotion to his chest. Alex's hair is slightly scruffy - when the shot comes back to him after being on the mum his hair is combed and neat.

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Continuity mistake: When Beaupre and Unger get smashed by the trunk of books, it shows them clearing the books off them. When they are shown again, Beaupre still has a book on his chest.

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Revealing mistake: It's obvious the snow is fake. You can see when Alex runs outside in his pajamas.

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Other mistake: When Jernigan says, "Gotcha" when Alex comes into the room and Jernigan falls, it shows him falling but his expression doesn't seem like he is actually scared.

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Continuity mistake: The main bad guy has Alex cornered in Mrs. Hess' garage. Look at the clear plastic cup behind Alex. One shot the cup is upright, the next it is on its side.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Mrs. Hess' TV is off, if you look closely you can see the camera filming the shot and its stand.

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Audio problem: When the police are called for the first time, two officers burst into the house and are confronted by a dog. The alarm strangely stops three seconds after bursting in.

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Visible crew/equipment: Alex fixes the TV to show a camera picture. The next scene when two of the criminals pull up in the car next to a mirror, a crew member is blatantly visible in the reflection, if you look closely on the left hand side.

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Continuity mistake: Alex starts turning off Mrs. Hess' TV from the attic. The ornaments in front of the TV move between shots at least twice, in consecutive shots.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Stan is bouncing his basketball, Alex's grasshopper is crawling around on the floor. Notice the bug is a brown type of a color and then when Stan squishes the grasshopper it is green on the bottom of the basketball.

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Continuity mistake: The scenes where the bad guys get into Chicago are in daylight, but when they are "chasing" the taxi cab it is nighttime.

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Continuity mistake: When the police are arriving at the end of the movie (behind the snow ploughs), there is an overhead shot showing sunlight shining onto the street. Every other shot in that exact scene is otherwise grey and cloudy.

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Continuity mistake: When Alex runs into the garage towards the end of the movie, we see sunlight shining in through the window. Wasn't it just grey and snowy outside?

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Audio problem: When Mr. Unger is being led away after his arrest, watch - he's looking at the policeman holding his arm, talking and making gestures with his hands...yet there's no sound that goes with it.

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Continuity mistake: When Alex first takes out the bubble-squirting gun and threatens Olek Krupa's character with it, the muzzle looks like what one might see on a real gun. However, when we get a closeup of it after Alex shouts at Olek Krupa and chases him away, the muzzle has a gaping hole in it, because it's a different bubble-squirting gun.

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Continuity mistake: When the villain with the long hair is being electrocuted by the wire outside the front door, in a close up shot his ski pants are on fire, then in a further away shot, they are not, then in another close up they are on fire again.

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Continuity mistake: Near the beginning, Beaupre and Co. follow a taxi driver to its station and we see it park. It pulls right up to a metal fence. However, when Jurnigen and Unger approach the taxi driver a moment later we can see in the background that the fence is a good distance away from the car.

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Continuity mistake: When Dupre knocks the washing basket off of the side, on top of the car, we see the basket land upside down, but in the next shot it is on its side.

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