Any Given Sunday

Continuity mistake: Of the people in the stands, almost every other one is a piece of cardboard with a picture on it and a balloon in their hand.

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the movie, the score on the scoreboard and the score that is shown on the screen are different. This happens throughout the film.

Continuity mistake: In the final game in Dallas the middle of the field is painted red. Foxx runs for a long gain at which point he does a spin move where you can see he is 30 yards past the red part. When he is hit he lands on it.

Continuity mistake: Towards the end of the movie when the long touchdown is made and then flag is thrown you see Willie running up to the referee with his helmet off, when they show the scene from a different angle his helmet is on.

Continuity mistake: In the final game against Texas, the Sharks open the game with the kickoff. The other team's returner 29 (eye shield and long-sleeve underwear) catches the ball, but 20 (no eye shield and short-sleeve underwear) jumps a pile of players. Then 29 makes the Sharks kicker miss a tackle, and you see 20 run the ball again. Finally it's 29 who scores on the return.

Continuity mistake: At the "D.A.R.E." party, when Lela Rechon is seen with Jamie Foxx the first time her hair is down and her lipstick is a light colour. In the same scene, when she confronts "Willie", her hair is up and her lipstick is a dark colour.

Continuity mistake: After LT is injured and is being wheeled off the field, his arm is under the strap of the stretcher in one shot and then free in the next.

Continuity mistake: In the late fourth quarter of the last game at the end of the movie, the score is 35-31. Through Oliver Stone's quick shot to shot movie style, Willie Beamin is shown throwing up in a trashcan and the score in the upper-left corner of the screen reads 17-14.

Continuity mistake: In the final game (at Texas Stadium in Irving) there are several low angle shots that show the hole in the stadium roof. Throughout the course of the game, the shots show a night sky, then a day sky and back to a night sky, all within the same game.

Continuity mistake: A man on the field has brown eyes, he loses one eye and the eye that is showing on the ground after he lost it it's blue.

Continuity mistake: On the last drive of the game and the penalty is called on No.69, the camera goes from a tight shot to an overhead shot. On the tight shots No.69 does not have his helmet on, on the distant shots, his helmet is back on. This happens numerous times.

Continuity mistake: When Tony D'Amato is talking to the hot-shot QB, the movie Ben Hur is playing in the background and the scenes are badly shuffled: chariot race, scene in the slave ship, back to the chariot race, slave ship, some battle, chariot race, etc....

Continuity mistake: Before the last play of the game (in the huddle) Jaimie Foxx's right shoulder pad keeps going from in his shirt to out of his shirt.

Factual error: During the final game against the Knights, whenever the score is shown on "TV", the Knights' score (home team) is shown on top and the Sharks' score (visiting team) is shown on the bottom. In sports, the visiting team's score is always on top and the home team's score is always on the bottom.

Upvote valid corrections to help move entries into the corrections section.

Suggested correction: In American sports yes, but not in other sports. In fact during the 1970's, NBA scores showed the home team score first.

More mistakes in Any Given Sunday

Jack Rose: Oh that's great! That's just fucking great! Did you get that?

More quotes from Any Given Sunday

Trivia: Director Oliver Stone makes a cameo as sportscaster.

More trivia for Any Given Sunday

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.