The Lost Boys

Revealing mistake: The footage when the vampires are entering the cave. Later when they are exiting the cave, the waves are flowing backwards. The footage has been reversed. (01:17:05)

Continuity mistake: Near the middle of the film we see that Michael has a transparent reflection in a mirror because he is a half vampire. Yet, earlier in the film when the other vampires, who are full vampires, are in the video store, their reflections can be clearly seen in a glass counter. (00:12:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Michael first comes home after becoming a vampire he gets some milk out of the refrigerator and when he collapses the whole top of the carton busts open but when his mom comes home and picks it up only one side of the carton is open. (00:37:45 - 00:45:40)

Revealing mistake: When Michael is trying to keep up with Kiefer Sutherland et al along the beach towards Hudson's Bluff, you can see the tyre tracks from the camera vehicle in the sand. (00:21:35)

Continuity mistake: About 45 minutes into the movie, when Michael is floating on the ceiling then out the window, he knocks the phone off the hook. The phone then rings and Sam answers. (00:42:55)

Visible crew/equipment: When Michael is closing the windows when the lost boys are going to attack the house, he passes in front of a cabinet and you can see the reflection of a crewmember on the glass.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene at the beginning of the movie where the flying vampires are chasing the security guard across the boardwalk parking lot, the positions of his arms as he is running changes back and forth between shots. In the close-ups of the guard's face, his hands are up, holding his hat down on his head. In the wide shots, his arms are down at his side. (00:02:45)

Continuity mistake: The family dog bites Michael on the left hand in order to "protect" Sam, which leaves a nasty, bloody gash. As Michael runs up the stairs to talk to Sam, he leans the palm of his left hand on the railing a couple of times for balance. There are no bloody hand marks when he picks his hand up. (00:40:00 - 00:40:45)

Continuity mistake: When the mother is leaving a bottle of wine at Max's house and is being chased by the dog, the dog lunges through the fence. The fence slightly breaks apart by the dog's mouth. The shot changes, and the fence is intact. Another shot and the fences has an even bigger gash in the side, and again, intact.

Jack's Revenge

Continuity mistake: During the opening we see Michael, Sam and their Mom enter the town and check it out. Michael asks a man if there are any jobs in town. The next time we see Michael he's taking his motorbike off the trailer. Then we see him in the car for one shot. When they reach Grampa's house he is riding the bike. (00:04:55 - 00:06:05)

Continuity mistake: When Max comes over for dinner, and the boys are testing him to see if he's a vampire, Sam spills water on him. As the scene progresses between the liquid spill and Max kissing Mom goodbye, at times they change in size/location.

Jack's Revenge

Visible crew/equipment: A harness is visible when Michael is floating in his room.


Continuity mistake: When Sam is taking a bath, at one point the bottle of shampoo is there and then missing when Michael enters the room. Then when Sam pops up from under the water, after Nanook attacks Michael, he grabs a blue towel to wipe his face. There was no blue towel previously in the scene, only a yellow one. (00:38:35 - 00:58:45)


Revealing mistake: When Alan Frog is reaching for a stake off of Edgar Frogs back the stake is a "trick" stake. He pulls it facing upward and the tip falls down into the stake. As he lowers it off camera he flips it downward and then shows it again and the tip is back out. (01:10:35)


Plot hole: When everyone is eating dinner with Max, Sam says "would you like some Parmesan cheese?" Max then puts some on his spaghetti and says "it's not cheese, its garlic." Sam's mom takes the bowl and smells it to check. Considering it's minced garlic, everyone at the table would've smelled it! I realize Max and the boys knew it was garlic but the mother did not know this and wouldn't have had to put it right under her nose to smell it.

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Suggested correction: Their mother does acknowledge the smell, but assumes it's the dog's breath.

Factual error: Sam asks his mom if he can sleep in her bed. He sits down and she says, you smell like garlic. He's wearing whole cloves around his neck which don't smell at all until they are cut, crushed, or minced.


Continuity mistake: Near the end of the movie when Michael kills David you see that David has some facial hair, but when Max takes a look at David he is clean shaven.

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Suggested correction: The lack of facial hair is symbolic of David's return to innocence now that he's no longer a vampire.

Plot hole: At the end of the movie when the vampires come back to get revenge they never asked for permission to enter the home the way Max did. All vampires must get permission from the head of the house to enter.

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