Miss Congeniality

Continuity mistake: When Victor is talking to Matthews and Gracie about her not having any talent, it shows Gracie in the background stuffing two doughnuts down her dress. Victor gets both of these back from her, but it never showed her hiding the third doughnut that the dog smelled. The way the scene worked, there was a shot of Gracie stuffing the two doughnuts down her dress, and then a shot of her walking up to Victor and Matthews, so there would've been no time for her to stash the third one. (00:48:05)

Continuity mistake: When Gracie is letting Miss Rhode Island out of her room after they drink the hot chocolate, she is holding the blue mug that she was drinking from. As she turns off the light and walks toward her bed, the mug is now on her nightstand. (00:45:45)

Continuity mistake: During one of the dancing sketches, the girls are carrying torches like the statue of liberty, but we see very much later in the competition that night some guy is putting the torches in their stand. Someone had to be holding the torches all through the talent competition. (01:36:35)

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Continuity mistake: When the opening credits are rolling and Gracie reads a book at the Russian restaurant, she holds it with either one or two hands depending on the shot.

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Continuity mistake: When the movie begins and young Gracie watches the bullies, note a kid in black on the left: He is either standing up or resting on a tyre, depending on the shot.

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Continuity mistake: When Gracie is trying to get the crown of the winner's head her Bra strap is down from her shoulder but in the next shot she takes of the crown her strap is now on her shoulder.


Continuity mistake: During the swimsuit preliminaries, there is a sequence where we see several contestants on a small stand in the foreground and the next contestant to come up to the stand in the background. Well after we see Cheryl, Miss Rhode Island on the stand, there's someone else behind her ready to come up right away because she's next in line, but instead the next contestant is Gracie. (01:04:10)

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. (01:45:10)

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Gracie Hart: My teeth - What are you going to do with my teeth?
Victor Melling: Hopefully, remove the beer stains and steak residue.

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Trivia: Ken Thomas and John DiResta who play FBI Agents Harris and Clonsky, are both ex-cops turned actors.

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Question: I heard in the DVD commentary that what the Russian gangsters are saying in the beginning is total bull, because they ran out of time to translate the actual dialogue. Is there anyone from Russia, or who speaks Russian, that can understand what they are saying?

Answer: Yes, I can speak Russian, and what they said in the movie did make sense but they spoke so horribly it was almost impossible to understand them. But it wasn't bull.

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