Step Brothers

Step Brothers (2008)

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Factual error: A video is shown of Derek Huff singing "Ice Ice Baby" at a school talent show that took place when his brother Brennan was 17. Robert states his desire to retire in "in two years," in 2010, making the movie's setting 2008. Brennan is 39 in the film, placing the talent show 22 years ago in 1986. The song "Ice Ice Baby", recorded by Vanilla Ice, came out in the summer of 1990.

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Continuity mistake: The bottle of ketchup in the dinner table scene, early in the movie, alternates from right side up to upside down, from shot to shot.

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Revealing mistake: In the scenes in which Brennan and Dale are fighting with the young children in the park, it is clear that in quite a few shots the children have been replaced with doubles.

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Continuity mistake: When Brennan and Dale first meet on the front lawn, they stand and stare at each other for a while. With every shot change, it continues to change from either being sunny or shadowy in the spot where Brennan stands.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Alice spells words with her food on her dinner plate asking to have sex, the very next view of her shows a smaller plate in front of her.

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Continuity mistake: When Dale and Brennan are fighting over the drum kit, Brennan throws Dale into the gong and it falls over. In the next shot it is standing again.

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Continuity mistake: After the first dinner scene with the family, Dale finally decides to leave and head upstairs. He places his napkin down next to his plate. In the next shot it has vanished. It then reappears a few shots later.

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Hamster

Revealing mistake: In the dog poo scene, as Brennan is licking the poo, you can see it's a powdered donut.

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amycamille1975

Continuity mistake: In the christmas scene where they are decorating the tree, we see Robert eating a christmas-tree shaped biscuit. When he gets up, the biscuit is suddenly larger and more whole than before, where it was almost finished.

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Hamster

Continuity mistake: When Brennan and Dale are in the tree house and Brennan's brother comes up, Brennan has a magazine in his hand, and each time the shot changes, he doesn't. It alternates between the two.

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Continuity mistake: When Brennan rubs his nuts on Dale's drums, Dale comes in and starts fighting with him. Brennan doesn't have a chance to put "them" away but in the next shot his zipper is up.

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Continuity mistake: At the Catalina Wine Mixer, Brennan Huff's voice breaks the large glass/ice helicopter sculpture. A few moments later, his step father is clapping and the helicopter sculpture is visible behind him.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene of the step brothers' first dinner together, Will Ferrell can be seen picking up a French fry, but in the next shot he is holding a half eaten chicken nugget.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Brennan and Dale are talking about the drum set in the living room, you can see a crew member on the glass window.

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Factual error: In the film, the Catalina wine festival supposedly takes place on Catalina Island. Yet in a couple of shots you actually see Catalina Island in the background. That's because they are actually at Trump golf course in Rancho Palos Verdes and the island is 26 miles across the sea.

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Continuity mistake: Near the start when Nancy and Robert first meet and are undressing themselves, Robert removes his jacket in a wideshot and his shirt and tie are still on. But in the next closeup the tie has vanished and he is suddenly unbuttoning his shirt.

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Continuity mistake: In the dinner scene where Derek is over, he is telling a story to Robert about fishing. During the whole scene if you watch Alice who is sitting beside Derek, her wine glass repeatedly jumps from her hands to back on the table instantly.

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Continuity mistake: When Brennan and Dale are in the tree house and Derek comes up to talk to them, the soda can over Derek's shoulder moves around between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Dale tells Brennan he needs to hear him sing, Brennan has a sword and is swinging it around. After he sings, he gets up and the sword is shown on the floor in its scabbard. They flash to Brennan, then back to Dale and the sword is gone.

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Character mistake: When Brennan's brother is talking to Jack in the kitchen, he is holding a Heineken beer. However when he goes out in the tree house and shows the brothers his six pack, he claims he hasn't had a carb since 2000.

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Visible crew/equipment: When we see Nancy, Robert, Dale and Brennan on the boat, as the camera pans past Robert and Nancy, you can see the camera reflected in the shiny post of the boats wheel.

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Continuity mistake: When Dale is questioning Brennan as to why he is sweaty, and again when he comes downstairs after examining his drum kit, the remote control Brennan has swaps which hand it is in a few times and his hands keep switching their position too.

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Continuity mistake: When Brennan and Dale are watching TV, there's a blue can of Pepsi on a table, but in the next shot the blue can disappears from the table.

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dell

Continuity mistake: In the scene with the bullies, as the bullies are approaching and one says, "Hey, fag stick," Dale and Brennan are stationary next to a tree. When he says,"Long time no see," they are moving to the same position again.

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Continuity mistake: After arriving to the new house, Brennan is seen in the car as Nancy and Robert talk to the neighbor (Don). Brennan's arm is seen up holding the handle on the interior of the car near the window then down between each shot.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Brennan and Dale are on the stage at the wine mixer, Brennan sings opera and when Dale plays the drums you can see a crewmember reflected underneath the cymbal.

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dell

Continuity mistake: When being attacked in the schoolyard, Dale and Brennan are in a different position relative to the big tree whenever the camera angle changes.

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Continuity mistake: When Nancy and Robert find the kitchen in a mess, after Brennan and Dale's sleepwalking episode, the mess on the floor and counter differs between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Nancy and Robert are yelling at Brennan and Dale for fighting in the front garden the food (green beans) on the plate and the can of Pepsi in front of Dale keep on moving between shots.

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Hamster

Continuity mistake: After Nancy and Robert ban TV for a week, Brennan throws the ice pack he was holding on the ground. The camera then cuts to Robert, and when it cuts back to Brennan again just a few seconds later, he has the ice pack again and does the exact same action as before.

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Visible crew/equipment: After their argument in the car (after Brennan and Dale have shown their presentation), Robert rushes into the house. As the camera moves backwards, you can see a crew member reflected in the mirror on the wall.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: When Alice writes that she wants Dale to take her now, she places her wedding ring on her plate. However when she and Dale burst into the room the second time, she is wearing her wedding ring again.

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stryker73

Continuity mistake: In the step brother's bedroom, while Brennan is singing "Let's give 'em something to talk about" there is a Samurai sword on the floor in one shot. When they cut back to the same shot the sword is gone.

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mattkurmas

Continuity mistake: When Dale and Brennan are in the bedroom after their parents just told them that they are selling the house, Dale is sitting on the bed with the mask on. In some of shots, his legs go from being crossed to different positions and sometimes they are flat on the bed. Also, as Brennan sings and Dale is on the side of his bed, his legs change positions.

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Visible crew/equipment: At the end of the singing car scene, when the range rover swerves around oncoming traffic, you can see a police officer stopping civilian traffic in the background of the shot.

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Continuity mistake: In the first scene of Dale and Brendan climbing on to the gilded lady when it is in the tree, when they're climbing up the ladder and shout "pirate hats!" there's a man visible in the background, but a couple of shots earlier when they walked out of the house there's an overhead shot showing no-one nearby.

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bircheyboy

Continuity mistake: When Dale and Brennan first meet at the mixer, a lady with a big blue hat keeps appearing and then disappearing in the background.

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Continuity mistake: When the school bullies walk over to Dale and Brennan, the field goes from being bathed in sun to completely shaded over.

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Hamster

Plot hole: At the wine mixer, where Dale is working as a chef , there is a band playing on stage. The drum kit used is the exact same drum kit (chimes and all) as Dale's, as seen in the house. If a band was hired to play they would have certainly brought their own equipment, and there is no way Dale would have brought his personal kit to the event, for somebody else to play. Dale ends up playing this drum kit anyway, when the band walks off and Brennan sings.

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Continuity mistake: When Dale and Brennan are throwing the Christmas presents on their parents bed, the presents on the bed change between the first few shots.

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Hamster

Continuity mistake: When Brennan is singing at the Catalina wine mixer, and Dale is on the drum set, you notice that the drum beat is not the same sound. It is offbeat. There are more beats than what Dale is producing.

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Continuity mistake: When the Billy Joel cover band is performing at the Catalina Wine Mixer, the guitarist is using a Divided by 13 head/cab. This is the green amp located by the drum riser. However, when Dale and Brennan take the stage, the amp has changed to a green Mesa/Boogie Stilleto Ace combo. You can see the Divided by 13 in the shot after the musicians have left, when Robert is explaining how he wanted to be a dinosaur behind Brennan's back, which shows that it wasn't moved by the musicians.

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Revealing mistake: Brennan buries his brother, Dale. When Dale emerges from the ground you can see a blue material burst out as he emerges.

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Continuity mistake: When Brennan and Dale first meet, they are standing on the front lawn and they tell each other that they have to be called a certain nickname. When the camera is zoomed back, it shows them really far apart from each other. When it shows Brennan's or Dale's point of view, they are closer together.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Brennan is showing Dale his sword with Randy Jackson's name on it, his hands switch from having one hand on the hilt to both hands and back when the camera angle cuts to behind Brennan, and back again.

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