Night at the Museum

Night at the Museum (2006)

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Continuity mistake: When Larry does the magic trick with the disappearing handkerchief, the amount of coloured handkerchief visible out of his thumb changes massively between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When the T-Rex is going after Larry, Larry is behind a desk. The T-Rex bangs his head on the desk and then lifts the desk and throws the desk. A few scenes later the desk is back in place and there is no mess from the papers that were there before.

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Revealing mistake: When the T-rex launches the table away, a couple of papers on it don't move a single inch, revealing they're glued to the table.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: Sacajawea is pushed down by Teddy and falls face-up, yet lands face-down a frame later.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: When the Neanderthals throw the foam on him, it noticeably changes shape and size throughout the next few shots.

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Matt Lynch

Revealing mistake: In the park after the bad guys have been defeated and everyone starts returning to the museum, watch the T-Rex closely. In the overhead shot, he seemingly "floats" right through the branches of the trees which he normally would be moving.

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manthabeat

Continuity mistake: When Larry first meets the Easter Island head, he is talking to him from about 5 feet (or more) away. When it cuts back to him after the shot of the people chasing him, he is just inches away from it.

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Continuity mistake: When Larry notices the caveman's footprints leading to the open window and goes to investigate, the footprints are gone in the next shot.

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Continuity mistake: When Larry is explaining to Rebecca how the museum comes alive at night, her purse straps are alternately crossed and uncrossed on her shoulder.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Larry and Rebecca (in her red coat) are outside the museum and she is giving him information about the exhibits, there is a boom mike visible in the top part of the screen for a brief moment after they cross the street.

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Continuity mistake: When Larry lifts up the cowboy and the roman emperor and places them on the bench, they move closer together between shots.

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Continuity mistake: The epaulets on Larry's normal jacket disappear and reappear between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Larry is talking to Erica about getting a job, they both drink glasses of water. In one shot, Erica is just about to drink from her glass, but in the next shot her arm is lowered down by her waist.

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Continuity mistake: When Larry tells Rebecca that the museum comes to life, they are in front of the Neanderthal display. But when Rebecca leaves, they are in front of Teddy Roosevelt.

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Brad

Factual error: During one of the first scenes with Teddy Roosevelt he has a small "2" on his collar above his Cavalry crossed sabers. However, his "Rough Riders" were in the 1st Cavalry Regiment. Later in the movie he's wearing the correct "1" there.

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Kevin Flatley

Other mistake: When Larry takes Jed back to his miniature city, in the shot where the T-Rex almost hits Larry, watch Teddy's' horse. His head moves, following Larry and the cameraman. This cannot happen as the horse and Teddy had been already transformed into statues.

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dilbert

Revealing mistake: Towards the beginning of the film when Ben Stiller looks at the photo at him and his son, you can see that the photo is a fake. Ben and his son cast a shadow on the shadow behind them.

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Continuity mistake: In the end, when Larry meets up with Teddy Roosevelt, during that whole scene, the people in the background change positions, especially the guards in the blue cape.

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Continuity mistake: When Larry is about to grab the bone for the first time, a brochure on the right appears and disappears between shots.

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Sacha

Other mistake: When Larry crosses the street, when going to the museum for the first time, the traffic light for pedestrians is red the entire time. Yet he and other pedestrians casually cross the street (he even stops for a bit) while the yellow cabs don't make any attempt at driving off (although their light should be green). Although there's a small gap between one light turning red and the other turning green, it takes close to 10 seconds while nobody appears to be in any rush.

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RoyT

Continuity mistake: When Larry is interviewing with the Big Apple employment agency, the business cards in the desk holder move from being all neatly assembled within the holder, to being lifted out on the left bottom corner.

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MovieFan612

Continuity mistake: When Larry is in the locker room getting ready for his shift, he doesn't have a necktie on. As the shot changes when he turns to talk to the three guards and close his locker, he has a necktie on.

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Continuity mistake: When Rebecca leaves the Museum after sitting in front of the Sacajawea display after Larry asks her to leave as he's closing up, from the internal shot of when she's leaving the Museum she exits through the middle rotating door but on the outside shot she is seen leaving from the door on the right hand side of the Museum.

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Continuity mistake: When Cecil is giving Larry his equipment, he hands Larry the flashlight pointing down. In the very next shot, when Larry takes it, the flashlight is pointing up.

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Other mistake: In the very first scene of the movie where Larry finds his car ticketed and the left front tire booted by the police, there is no padlock on the boot itself.

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Factual error: When Larry is running away from Attila the Hun into the elevator, he pushes both hall buttons (up & down). When the elevator is descending, the indicator shows him going down from the top floor. The top floor only has a down button. Also, in that type of Otis elevator, when both buttons are pushed, the up light goes out first, indicating the elevator is answering an up call. The doors would recycle to answer the down direction before the down light would go out.

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Plot hole: Why does Larry wait until the Mayans come alive to lock them up? I know he's allowed to be stupid but he had a lot of time to sit and do nothing and I can see no reason to wait.

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Continuity mistake: When Larry's mouth and clothes are covered in foam from the fire extinguisher, the amount around Larry's mouth and nose changes or disappears and reappears between shots.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: When Larry walks towards the museum for the first time, the woman behind him disappears in the wide shot.

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Sacha

Revealing mistake: Obvious fake snow when Cecil runs away and the cowboy shows up in the remote controlled car.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the movie, the taxi's windshield is completely clear in the outside shots, but covered in snow in the interior shots.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: When Nicky turns the stone, there's a close-up shot where a beam of light reflects on his face and he opens his eyes wide. A frame later, from a different angle, the beam is gone and the eyes are shut. Yet when the angle swaps to the previous close-up, the awe expression and light reappear.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: When Larry and Nick are talking to Teddy, trapped behind bars by the museum workers, Nicky is either above the iron bars or below, depending on the angle.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: When the T-rex and Larry are playing for the first time, the position of the bone on the floor keeps changing all the time.

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Sacha

Factual error: The movie is set in the New York Natural History Museum, and there is a T-Rex skeleton in the movie. However there is no T-Rex skeleton in the Natural History Museum. There is a model T-Rex and a T-Rex skull, but no full skeleton.

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Continuity mistake: A shot after Larry is bitten in the nose by Dexter, he drops the instruction manual on the ground in front of the metal bars. However, when Larry gets angry at Dexter a shot later, the instructions appear in Larry's hand. He never bent down to pick them up.

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ryderpoints

Factual error: The tablet was said to be 24kt gold. Something of that size in gold would be very heavy, but the kid carries it around like it has very little weight to it.

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Continuity mistake: After the caveman jumps out of the window, while Dexter is holding the keys, the key with a rubber protection around is in front of the remaining keys or behind them, depending on angle.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: After the T-Rex throws the bone at Larry, a stack of white papers suddenly appears under the yellow notepad by Larry's foot.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: Before Cecil escapes, amount of snow on the side of the van decreases between the first and second shot, from the Indian and the Roman's POV.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: When the caveman sees the open window, after he sees the homeless on the street, the amount of foam on his head and its position changes completely.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: When Cecil hops in the van, the snow on the windshield is suddenly gone.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: After the T-rex tosses the bone and puts his nose next to Larry's face, Larry swaps from backing away from Rex, to kneeling towards him between one frame and another.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: During the T-rex attack, when Larry is phoning Cecil, the phone cord swaps from wobbly to straight depending on the angle.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: After being given the job, Larry makes a phone call and his watch moves further up his sleeve towards the cuff between shots.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: When Larry "vanishes" the handkerchief and some is left on his thumb, after he says "vanishing" and holds the palms of his hands outward toward the Huns, we see a shot of the Huns, and we see Larry starting to turn his hands back around. However, a second later, when he says "into thin air", he is still holding the palms of his hands outward toward the Huns like before.

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Plot hole: Christopher Columbus speaks Italian. The Huns supposedly speak their native tongue. Shouldn't Octavius and his Romans speak Latin?

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