Jingle All the Way

Continuity mistake: Howard arrives back at his home in a tow truck. It is obviously late in the day judging by the sun angle. In the next scenes however it is afternoon. The parade takes place in bright midday sunshine.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Howard first pulls into the empty lane, a camera shadow is visible on the car.

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Factual error: We see Jamie at his karate graduation as a yellow belt. In the scene where his dad apologizes for missing it, he picks up Jamie's new belt, which is purple. Although the order of belt ranks varies by discipline and by dojo, it is highly unlikely that any sensei would have yellow belt (which is almost always the second level) followed by purple (sometimes as low as the fourth ranking, but more often up to the seventh or eighth rank).

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Arnold trips up Sinbad with a remote control car, as he slips upwards the car comes to a halt. We see a brief shot of Sinbad on his back after he's landed - the car has vanished. His post bag is also closed, and there's nothing on top of him. But in the next shot where Arnold runs past and says 'Aww Poor baby', he is covered in letters. (00:20:35)

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Continuity mistake: When Howard is drinking beer with the reindeer he looks at Jamie's drawing. Then when he says "It's time I started keeping my promises" the drawing which we can see behind him has changed into a completely different drawing. (00:56:50)

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Other mistake: When Howard is running behind the car driven by the lady in the fur coat, he's always shown directly behind the center of the car, but when the lady looks in her side mirror (from her point of view), Howard is in the center of the mirror. In reality, she would only see a part of Howard's left side in the reflection (not his whole body).

Continuity mistake: When Howard is trying to stomp out the fire, in some shots, the fire appears to be in a different spot than the previous shot.

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Continuity mistake: When turbo man takes of his helmet at the end, his head gear has completely changed, he is no longer wearing the pink neck collar or head covering, or the bits that cover his ears that match his costume, he is wearing a normal helmet.

Revealing mistake: When Howard arrives at the Mall of America he comes down an escalator. We then see a shot of the gathering crowd in front of him. In this shot you can see Howard with a woman in light blue with her hand on his left shoulder as he pushes his way through the crowd. This is before he joins the crowd. (00:26:10)

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Visible crew/equipment: Right before Turboman runs into Booster, the camera is showing his point of view. Its shadow, with wires etc. can be seen on one of the men moving the lift.

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Continuity mistake: When the cop salutes Turboman at the parade, the coffee he spilled on his gloves minutes earlier has mysteriously disappeared, as have the marks all over him from the explosion earlier.

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Myron Larabee: I work for the post office so you know I'm not stable! Tell 'em.
Howard Langston: This man is totally insane.
Myron Larabee: Thank you.

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Trivia: The parade scenes were filmed on the Universal Studios backlot in "Courthouse Square." The film's special effects artists then digitally composited in some elements of a street in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, where the film is set. The sequence took three weeks to shoot and involved hundreds of extras.

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Question: What is the orchestral music playing while Howard is chasing the ball through the Mall of America?

Answer: "Russian Dance" from the ballet "The Nutcracker" by Pyotr Tchaikovsky.

Michael Albert
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