D2: The Mighty Ducks

D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)

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Other mistake: When Adam comes in and says "when I woke up this morning, the pain was gone", Connie is mouthing his lines behind him.

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Revealing mistake: In the final game against Iceland scene, there is a point where you can see that the people in the stands are actually cardboard cut-outs.

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Continuity mistake: There is an announcer's voice speaking as the camera moves in on Team USA's first game, against Trinidad. The announcer says that Team USA is leading 6 to nothing, but you can see the scoreboard while he's talking, and it says the score is 7-0.

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Continuity mistake: Jesse and Averman walk off the platform twice at the conference that Iceland breaks up.

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Other mistake: When Julie Gaffeny knocks the 2 Iceland players over, she is ejected from the game. But later, after Adam scores the goal, the Iceland player winds his stick up over his head and crushes him, yet he only gets a 2 minute minor penalty.

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Deliberate mistake: At no time can a player on the ice play without a helmet. It may be legal in professional hockey, but never in youth league games, world championships or not (This happens when the goalie comes out of the crease and takes his mask off to shoot his "knuckle-puck", as well as the penalty shot in the first movie.)

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Visible crew/equipment: When the old ducks meet their new team member and then the Zamboni is crashed through the boards, you can easily see a fog machine set up in front of the Zamboni.

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Continuity mistake: Team USA is competing in the Junior Goodwill Games, yet in one newspaper shot their picture appears under the heading 'Olympics'.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene near the end, during the final game, there's a woman in the stands with a white top on, but in a following shot the same woman is wearing a blue top.

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Revealing mistake: When they take a snapshot and it spins, then lands on the USA Today front page, like "Bombay Leads Team USA!" and they have his picture there... the words underneath the pictures all of the times they do this never match the story. They are just random articles that are talking nothing about hockey.

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Continuity mistake: When Bombay and Stansson are playing one on one, there is one point when Stansson takes a backhand. In this shot, the blade on his stick is a righty. In all the other shots during this scene, he is a lefty.

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Factual error: At the end of the movie, they show a bunch of ducks flying. Those are not ducks, they are geese.

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Continuity mistake: The first time they play Iceland, Fulton takes a slapshot. When the goalie makes the glove save it hits him in the top part of the glove, where his fingers would be, but when he pulls his hand out the puck mark is in the middle of his palm.

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Continuity mistake: In the Big Game against Iceland, the referee snaps the puck at center-ice to start the period. When he snaps the puck he is there, but one second later he is nowhere to be seen.

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Factual error: The so-called Icelandic hockey team is not speaking anything close to Icelandic.

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Continuity mistake: In many of the game sequences players are simultaneously on the ice and on the bench. It happens most often with the kids that are not focused on so much, like Guy and Connie, but also sometimes with players like Charlie and Adam. Sometimes it's hard to tell if it is a montage and there has been enough time for the players to change, but at other times it's blatant. For example when Adam is hit on the wrist by the Iceland player you see Connie stand up on the bench and yell, but in the very next shot she's standing next to Adam asking if he's okay. And in the street hockey scene, when the puck is thrown back after hitting the car and Charlie scores a goal you see a reaction shot of the team celebrating. Charlie is visible at the bottom of the screen kneeling and cheering.

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Deliberate mistake: During the big game in Iceland, I counted about 20 charges of cross-checking, 10 of roughing, a couple of tripping and slashing and a host of others. Any referee with the brains God gave a baboon would have caught those calls.

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Revealing mistake: During the penalty shot for Jesse Hall Number 9, notice he is right handed, as the camera changes.. the person doing the shot is shooting with a left stick, however when Jesse cheers, its back to right.

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Continuity mistake: In the final game, Coach Bombay calls a time-out and supposedly that is where the switch of shirts between Russ and Goldberg takes place, so that Russ can fool the Iceland team and take his "knucklepuck" shot. However, when the timeout is called there is an overhead shot of all the Ducks, and you can see Goldberg in the center, facing Bombay, and Russ on the left of him (you can tell it's them buy the helmets and names on the shirts). After a shot of the Iceland team, it goes back to another overhead shot of the Ducks leaving to go back into play. None of the Ducks have changed position or barely moved, not even Russ and Goldberg, who need to move and trade shirts, which indicates that the shirt trade never happened.

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Visible crew/equipment: When the USA team is singing and skating down the streets and Coach Bombay is in the buggy, they all jump over the buggy and land successfully. But if you pause the movie you can see that the people skating are not actually the characters, they are the stunt doubles. Some of them are really funny cause they look nothing like the real characters.

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Continuity mistake: When Team USA play a game of street hockey, quite a few times the puck was lying on the ground flat, but when the puck was stolen it was rolling on its side...not wobbling either.

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Continuity mistake: In the first movie and most of this movie, Fulton Reed's jerseys say "Reed" on the back, which they should since that is his last name. However, near the end of the movie, when the team receives their Mighty Duck jerseys with the new logo, you can see that Fulton Reed's new jersey says "Fulton" on the back, not "Reed" - they've changed to his first name for some reason.

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Continuity mistake: At the end of the final game when Adam gets ready to take his penalty shot they show a full body shot and it is clear that he is wearing standard CCM skate blades. There is a hole at the toe of the blade. When he starts his penalty shot, they show a close up of his skate kicking the puck and now he has Tuuk (that's the way you spell it) blades because there is no hole at the toe. Therefore, it's obvious a double is used to take the penalty shot.

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Continuity mistake: When Stansson and Coach Bombay have their 1 vs 1 match, in the beginning Stansson passes Bombay, but one second later Stansson has dropped quite a bit back.

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Factual error: Throughout the movie, there are several times that players are bodychecked who are nowhere near the puck. In hockey, a player cannot be checked if he/she is not in possession of the puck. This means that the player has the puck on their stick, or has passed it but it hasn't yet been picked up by another player. If a player checks someone who is not in possession of the puck, they should be assessed a 2-minute minor for interference.

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Other mistake: Why would the entire crowd and all of the players wait after the final shoot-off shot? It would have been pretty easy to tell whether the puck went into the net or not. I understand the dramatic ending and all, but it just seems goofy.

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Factual error: Russ Tyler's game-tying goal at the end of regulation in the championship game is preceded by several implausibilities and rule infractions that effectively would have nullified the goal. Firstly, not only is it against the rules to switch jerseys with another player (he is visibly wearing Goldberg's jersey), but there is no way he could have put on all the goalie pads in the 30-second time out. Secondly, he removes his helmet. When a goalie's helmet is removed during play, the game will be stopped and the goalie will be given a delay of game penalty if he intentionally removed it. And lastly, he skates all the way to center ice to take his shot. Not only do the players for the supposedly highly talented Iceland team not pick him up at center ice to defend his shot, instead allowing him to swap sticks with a teammate and take a wide open shot, but if a goalie with possession of the puck reaches center ice, play would be stopped and a face off would be held in the goalie's team's defensive zone.

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Continuity mistake: There is an exterior shot of the stadium where the Ducks play the championship game, and the parking lot is empty except for a few cars. Now if there was a huge game going on inside, with thousands of fans present, wouldn't there be a bit more traffic?

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Factual error: When Ken Wu dropped his gloves and went after the Iceland player, he was given a 2 minute roughing penalty. International Ice Hockey Federation Rules state that at the very least he would've been assessed with a 10 minute misconduct, or he would've received a match penalty, and would've been ejected from the game.

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Continuity mistake: In the first game against Iceland, the score is supposed to be 0-2 Iceland. After wu comes back, the one bash brother slams the chair, in the next shot from behind the net, you can see it's 0 - 5 Iceland.

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Continuity mistake: When the Ducks are fooling around with the beach ball and the Iceland team shows up, the ball rolls away to the left of Stansson, but then in the next shot it is at his feet, so he can then pick it up and pop it.

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Continuity mistake: At the end of the film they are carrying the US flag around the ice. As they wave it, it wraps around the pole, but in the next shot it is straightened out again.

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