The Mighty Ducks

Continuity mistake: When Adam Banks is playing in one of the games, he scores a goal and his teammates on the bench stand up and cheer when he scores. Problem is, Adam Banks is on the bench too.


Continuity mistake: In the championship game, Banks gets knocked out of the game when he is checked into the goal post. If you look at the action after he's gone, you can still see Banks in some of the action. You can't see his face, but you can see his number 99 playing in some scenes.


Continuity mistake: When Charlie is taking the penalty shot in the championship game against the Hawks, you can see his shot is low to the ground but in the very next camera shot it shows that his shot hit the top corner of the net.


Continuity mistake: In the first game against the hawks, they come down on a 4 on 0 and Goldberg says "oh no not again". You can see that the net is new with white netting. However, in the next scene it is old and grey.


Continuity mistake: When Gordon's long-time friend shows him the hockey skates he'd like him to put on, he's holding them with his fingers on the laces and his thumbs underneath. The camera angle changes, and now his thumbs are on the laces with his fingers underneath. It goes back and forth like this several times.

Matty Blast

Visible crew/equipment: When they're practising and they leave Goldberg tied up against the goal-post, you can see behind him the reflection of a crew member moving.


Factual error: The science teacher makes a water molecule and claims it makes up "96% of the human body." This is simply wrong. Depending on the person, it usually ranges between 70-80%, with around 15-18% of us being carbon.

David Mercier

Continuity mistake: When Bombay is out of the limo which is on the ice, he is reading his list of players. He says, "Conway, Charlie. Averman, Dave." There was a Dave on the team, but that was not Averman's first name.

Continuity mistake: The flashback in the film's opening sequence shows coach Riley telling Gordon, "If you miss this shot, you're not just letting me down, you're letting your whole team down". Later in the film when this flashback is revisited, Riley now says this sentence in reverse "If you miss this shot, you're not just letting your team down, you're also letting me down too".


Continuity mistake: When Tammy and Tommy first join the team and get their uniforms, Bombay helps Tammy get her shirt over her head. Her hair is tucked in the shirt. In the next shot before she talks to Tommy, her hair is above her shirt.

Factual error: In the beginning of the movie when Gordon Bombay is coaching D-5, there would be no way this team would be permitted to play with the lack of and/or outdated hockey equipment. Goldberg has no goalpads, most of his skaters have no full facial protection, no shin pads and the use of bike and football helmets. From at least 1980 all minor hockey programs required kids to wear full face protection.

Other mistake: Young Gordon misses the shot that would have won the game, but the game would have needed to be tied for that to be the case. Goalie skates off with his hands up and the game is over, so that means the shot he missed would have been to tie the game.

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Suggested correction: The game was tied. When Gordon is telling Charlie the story about how he missed the shot, he mentions that his team eventually lost in overtime.

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Gordon Bombay: Is there a goalie?
Goldberg: Only for a little while. L'm moving back to Philly.
Gordon Bombay: Thank you for sharing that.

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Trivia: When Gordon and Charlie's mom are looking at the ice sculptures, watch the people in the background near the end of the scene. Just as Charlie's mom starts to walk away, a woman in a beige hooded coat pauses, makes a circling motion in front of her face then points at the sculptures. What she's doing is saying "It's beautiful" in American Sign Language.

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