Miss Congeniality
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Continuity mistake: When Matthews and Hart are walking on the pavement, in order to meet with Miss Morningside, Matthews' tie is red in small stripes. When they sit together in the room, his tie is grey with a few small white and black stripes. (00:21:55)

Continuity mistake: During the orientation breakfast while sitting at the table, in the close-up Miss Hawaii asks, "Did it sound like I was finished?" and her hair is behind her shoulders. In the next wide shot her hair is in front of her shoulders. This continues back and forth for the next three shots of her. (00:39:25)

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Continuity mistake: When she is practising in the blue dress in the middle of the night, while she is removing her weapons etc., her long blue gown sash falls off both her shoulders and is hanging on her arm, but a second later, it is hanging on one shoulder. (00:47:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Cheryl, Miss Rhode Island, is bringing Gracie hot chocolate, you can see the top cap on the thermos is loose, camera then zooms on Gracie, then back on Cheryl, and suddenly the top cap is fully snapped on. (00:43:20)

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Continuity mistake: When they are having pizza and beer at the club, Miss California puts her slice down on the silver pie platter on the table as Gracie and Cheryl take a seat. In the shot from behind Miss Texas the pie platter is seen again and the arrangement of the slices is different on the platter. Also when Hart says, "We'll stay here", and in this front shot she takes a bite of her slice and Cheryl picks up a new slice and takes a bite out of hers. In the back shot, Cheryl picks up a new slice and takes a bite again. (01:08:40)

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Continuity mistake: Victor and agent Matthews rush back stage at the pageant and are stopped by the Pageant Matron. There is a monitor next to Victor and it shows Miss Rhode Island twirling her batons without flames, and also as soon as Vic calls Matthews 'muffin', in the background we see Cheryl raising her flameless baton on stage in the background. Yet in the previous and following shots the batons have flames. (01:27:10)

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Continuity mistake: McDonald and his men burst into the restaurant and Gracie holds her gun out in front of her with both hands aimed at Krashow, Ivan and the rest. In the first shot her braids are in front of her shoulders, second shot behind her shoulders, next few shots in front, then yet again behind her shoulders, and then another shot with one braid in front. (00:04:40)

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Continuity mistake: Gracie rushes into the dressing room saying, "I overslept my beauty sleep," and Cheryl's bangs/fringe are wide and poofy having just come out of the roller. Yet in the mirror's reflection shots, Cheryl's bangs/fringe are narrow and flat and Miss Hawaii and Miss California differ in their positions too. (01:19:25)

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Continuity mistake: Gracie sings "You want to smooch me" to Matthews, and he takes a Milky Way candy bar and bites into it. There is a back shot of Matthews, then a front shot and then a back shot again. In the front shot the wrapper and the bite he takes differs from the previous and following back shots. (00:50:05)

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Continuity mistake: Gracie Lou enters the dressing room prior to the bathing suit competition, we see her peeking around a rack of clothing with only her head visible, with a towel wrapped around her. The agents in the surveillance room see the other contestants on the monitor, yet the flag cam, which is pinned onto the top of the sash just above the 'N' in New Jersey, is very clearly covered with the towel that she has wrapped around herself, until she walks over to the mirror. (01:01:35)

Continuity mistake: When McDonald is talking about the new 'Citizen' letter that the FBI received, he puts the letter on an overhead projector, and none of the agents have a copy of it. When the shot goes back to the rest of the agents, every agent has a copy - where did they come from? (On the DVD, in the out-takes, we see part of this scene which explains how the agents get their memos, but still a mistake.) (00:12:05)

Continuity mistake: The back of the Laika Restaurant is first shown when Agent Jerry Grant confirms, "All clear" to McDonald. There's an exterior covered vent with duct tape to the left of the door, many black trash bags, boxes and trash cans. When Matthews hits the Ivan with the trash can, most of these objects are positioned differently or don't exist at all. (00:02:30 - 00:06:25)

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Continuity mistake: Matthews is sitting with other agents in front of the monitor as Gracie first arrives with the other contestants to the orientation breakfast. In every front view of the monitor, as we see the video feed from Gracie, there are videotapes surrounding the monitor. Yet in all of the back views of the monitor, it's right up against other electronic items. (00:38:20)

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Continuity mistake: Right before Agent Hart is revealed in her new "pretty" self, you see the three other agents waiting by the side of a car waiting for her to come out of the warehouse. When you see them from the back, Matthews is leaning against the car. Music comes on and you hear the hangar door open. From the back you see Matthews stand up, you switch to a frontal view and you see him stand up again. (00:34:25)

Continuity mistake: In the overhead aerial shot, as last year's Miss United States walks onstage with the tiara on the pillow, the tiara is in the center of the pillow near her body. In the next close-up, the tiara is now angled and in a completely different position on the pillow. In the next shot it's in the same position as the first shot. (01:38:30)

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Continuity mistake: Kathy and the rest discuss Gracie's gun/cigarette man incident. In the wide shots and in the close-ups of Stan, Kathy and Gracie individually, items on the glass table, items on Kathy's desk, the easel near the pink flowers, and the short and tall lamps, change positions between these shots. (00:55:00)

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Continuity mistake: In the first shot, as the Miss United States sash is being put onto Cheryl's shoulder, Gracie repeats to her, "Don't take the crown." In the next shot, the sash is being put on Cheryl again as Gracie keeps talking. (01:38:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Gracie is doing her water glasses performance, she sees the cowboy with a gun. In the first shot of the gun and when Matthews tells Gracie to wait until they have a visual, though the guns are long and silver in all shots, the gun's hammer and muzzle are noticeably different in these shots. (00:53:30 - 00:54:15)

Continuity mistake: In the FBI briefing room, McDonald tells Matthews to get a team together. In the first close-up, the black folder is under the one white memo sheet. In the wide shot as he stands, there are many white papers near his folder. In the next close-up, the black folder is under the one white memo sheet again. (00:12:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Matthews and Gracie go to meet Vic for the first time in the restaurant, as we see over Matthew's shoulder Vic puts his hand on Matthew's shoulder. When the angle changes to a side view you see Vic put his hand on his shoulder again. (00:25:50)

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. (00:04:10)

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Victor Melling: By the way, what are you planning to do for your talent: sing, dance, chew with your mouth closed?
Gracie Hart: I will do whatever you want me to do, Yoda.

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Trivia: Gracie's and Vic's hotel room in the movie are both marked 103 for some reason. The crew did it on purpose, for reasons unknown.

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