Miss Congeniality

Miss Congeniality (2000)

137 mistakes

Revealing mistake: Gracie hugs the Russian waitress in order to have a better view of the disc hand-off appear on the monitor. As she raises her left hand that holds the book/camera lens, we see that the digital feed that appears on the monitor stays steady and level, even though she is raising the book/camera lens higher and closer to her face. Obviously the feed that we see on the monitor is not taken from the book/camera lens.

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Continuity mistake: At the end of the film when Miss Rhode Island is crowned Gracie tries to take the crown from her. Miss Rhode Island beats her with her bouquet of roses. All of the blossoms are knocked off of the stems. A few seconds later when Gracie is fighting Miss Texas the blossoms are back on the roses that Cheryl, Miss Rhode Island is holding.

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Other mistake: When Stan and Kathy call out the Top 10, they only call out 7 names, leaving out Miss Nebraska, Miss Vermont and Miss Ohio, who are also part of the Top 10.

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Continuity mistake: After Gracie is given the title of Miss Congeniality, Miss Texas (with her broken nose) and some others go up to hug her. As Miss Texas is hugging Gracie up at the podium in the first shot, the very next shot is a close-up of Victor and Matthews in the 'audience', and seen right in front of them in the audience is Miss Texas.

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Revealing mistake: When the contestants are boarding the bus to the orientation breakfast, Miss Ohio boards and Frank says, "Oh-hi-yo." She plays Miss Arkansas for the rest of the film, and can also be seen at the orientation breakfast.

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Audio problem: While describing Miss Rhode Island during the Top 5, Kathy continues to say, "with a minor in elementary particles" however when Kathy can be seen on the live feed of the jumbo-tron onstage, she is just smiling and not saying those words.

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Revealing mistake: At the pageant, Cheryl performs with the flaming batons and she tosses a baton into the air. Cheryl's reflection is seen on the stage floor but the baton's is not because she really tosses nothing, this particular baton is entirely CG. Also, in some shots when her reflection and the reflections of bulbs, etc, is seen on the stage floor, the reflections of the flames are not. The flames were real in some shots and digitally augmented in others.

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Revealing mistake: During the scene when Victor (Michael Caine) tries to teach Gracie (Sandra Bullock) how to walk gracefully, look towards the back and you can easily see people behind Manhattan's street barricades watching the filming.

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Continuity mistake: At the orientation breakfast, Cheryl, Miss Rhode Island introduces Gracie to the other contestants including Miss California, and calls her Leslie Davis. However, when the five finalists are announced, she's the first one called and Stan says, "California. Leslie Williams is a music major..."

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Audio problem: The winner is being announced and when Stan says, "Which means our new Miss United States..." his mouth movements are slower than the audio of his voice. Then when he sings, "She's beauty and she's grace," in the aerial shot of him, he's smiling, not singing.

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Revealing mistake: In the opening close-up of adult Gracie, her eyes are looking over the faux book entitled 'Essentials of Russian Grammar'. There is a camera lens through the binding of the book in the center of the letter 'o' in the word 'of'. In the next close-up and semi close-up of Gracie, the camera lens is not in the binding, it's just the title of the book. One giveaway, the diameter of the lens in the first shot is greater than the diameter of the 'o' in the subsequent shots.

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Continuity mistake: In her apartment, Gracie drops her bags down, trips near her bed and starts kicking it. The blanket's on the floor in front of the doorway as she heads into the kitchen, which is bright. In the next shot from her front, as she walks towards the kitchen, which is now very dark, the blanket's now on the side of the bed. Also, there's a wicker basket with clothes on the corner of the rug now and her black bag that she dropped earlier is positioned quite differently.

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Continuity mistake: Gracie and Matthews have a meeting with Kathy Morningside (Candice) and Stan Fields (Shatner) in her office to discuss Gracie's upcoming undercover work. In the 1st shot, Kathy stands up in front of a picture of a previous Miss United States and the reflection in the glass behind Kathy shows Stan, Matthews and Gracie standing up as well. Yet, in the 2nd shot, Stan who is still sitting stands up now. Then in the 3rd shot, Matthews and Gracie get up too.

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Super Grover
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Continuity mistake: When Gracie Hart is trying to tell Eric Matthews that she thinks she's cracked the ransom note's cryptic message, ("It's the Miss United States Pageant") you see a corsage hanging from her blazer. The appearance of the corsage is never explained and it disappears as quickly as it is shown. If you watch the movie's deleted scenes, you'll see that she attends her father's wedding ceremony, which was edited out of the final cut of the film. She wears a corsage in this scene.

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Continuity mistake: As McDonald leaves the FBI briefing room, after Matthews is put in charge, in the first wide shot as Gracie stands up to follow McDonald, the four clocks on the wall are seen. In the subsequent close-up, as she follows McDonald out, the clocks are seen again and there is a VERY big difference in the times shown in both shots.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: In the dressing room as Vic and Gracie are talking before Gracie is pushed on stage for the swimsuit preliminary, Gracie is wearing the flag minicam on her New Jersey sash. While on stage during the swimsuit prelim., the flag minicam is NOT on her Jersey sash. She did NOT take it off.

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Super Grover
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Continuity mistake: Backstage Vic pulls off Gracie's towel and pushes her onstage. In the next wide shot we see a boat riding past the stage, and the boat's operator is wearing a blue shirt. In the next close-up of that boat operator, his shirt is white.

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Revealing mistake: The morning after the pageant, Matthews' voiceover says, "You gotta admit, a part of you is gonna miss this" as we see a shot of the front of the hotel. We see the contestants milling around outside wearing the same outfits and sashes as the morning of the pre-pageant orientation breakfast. Obviously this shot does not belong here at all. We then see those same women, dressed completely differently, inside surprising Gracie!

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Revealing mistake: When Vic and Gracie are inside St. Regis Hotel's Restaurant Lespinasse, there are windows in which the view outside can be seen. The street traffic seen through the window is obviously not Manhattan and the cars are heading the wrong way down E. 55th St. The exterior of the real restaurant is seen when Vic tries to teach Gracie how to glide. The interior shots are filmed at another restaurant in Austin.

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Super Grover
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Continuity mistake: After Miss Rhode Island does the fire baton act when she is backstage again the ends of the baton are white again even though they were black when they went out.

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