Miss Congeniality

Revealing mistake: Cheryl is the second one called in the Top 5 and she stands with Miss California at the front of the stage. Stan calls Miss Nebraska and as he says, "A theatre major", Cheryl is seen in front of Gracie with the other Top 10 that haven't been called. (01:32:30)

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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. (01:27:40)

Continuity mistake: When Grace and Eric are at Kathy's office telling her the plan, after Stan says, "Was that her?" you can see Eric taking the glass of water, but in the next shot you see the glass still on the table, with more water in it than before. (00:23:00)

Continuity mistake: In the first shot as Stan says, "Our new Miss United States is..." Miss Nebraska is between Miss California and Miss Texas. In the second shot as Stan continues, "Rhode Island's Cheryl Frasier," Miss California is in the middle of the other two. Then as Gracie is being pulled away, Miss Nebraska is in the middle again. (01:38:15)

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Continuity mistake: When the agents are at the computer having fun with the Dress Up Sally website, the ketchup stain on Gracie's blouse is much larger now than in the previous shots. (00:17:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Miss Rhode Island takes the hot chocolate to Gracie's room, the number on the door is 103. When Gracie goes to Victor's room later in the movie, it is also room 103. (The script writer points it out in his commentary with Sandra Bullock on the DVD.) (00:43:40)

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Continuity mistake: In the preliminary interview Gracie is on the left hand side of Stan Fields and then when she finishes her questions and hands the microphone back to him she is on his right side. (01:04:50)

Continuity mistake: Just after agent Grant is shot, there is a shot of Ivan and the blonde Russian at the back bar shooting at McDonald and his men. In the second shot McDonald and Clonsky crouch down at the table near the front door and are shooting at the Russians . In the third shot McDonald is still seen crouching and shooting at the Russians, but he's now crouching at the back bar and the Russians are now at the kitchen doorway. Obviously this was edited from a longer sequence. (00:06:00)

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Revealing mistake: The Pageant Announcer says, "The Top 10 have been chosen and we'll be right back with tonight's Swimsuit Competition." Behind her the women can be seen live on stage and to her right they can also be seen on the live monitor. Gracie comes offstage behind her, yet on the monitor Gracie waves and heads off stage towards Kathy and Stan on the other side of the stage. The other contestants movements are also vastly different behind her and on the monitor. (01:24:50)

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Revealing mistake: Kathy Morningside sits at her desk, puts on her tiara and recalls her own pageant win. Her hair is short, reaching the collar of her jacket and her earrings the same length as her hair. When Frank walks into the room, she shows him the other fake terrorist letters and her hair is now much longer. This was obviously shot later in pickups. (01:15:45)

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Continuity mistake: At the bar, in the close-up Gracie spills ketchup on the side of the Citizen memo and the paper isn't wrinkled, but when Matthews walks in, the paper is wrinkled and stained all over. Matthews then introduces Beth to Gracie and Beth's hair at her shoulders changes throughout this scene, as does the bow on her shirt. Matthews' shirt collar changes too. (00:13:35)

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Revealing mistake: When Gracie throws the crown up towards the Liberty prop, it does not fly normally. It's very obvious that it's a CG crown leaving her hand and flying through the air. Especially enjoyable if it's seen frame by frame. (01:39:55)

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Other mistake: First glimpse of the San Antonio venue, and there's a long shot of the entrance, showing a few people at the door. As the camera pans back, a girl in the centre of the shot spots the camera, staring right at it, and even shades her eyes from the sun to get a better look. (00:34:00)

Continuity mistake: At the end when Gracie is talking to Kathy Morningside in the police car as she is arresting her, Kathy's hair is messy and hanging over her face for the first few shots. Then when the car drives off, her hair is perfectly straight and neat. How could she fix it up when her hands are cuffed behind her back? (01:37:05)

Revealing mistake: Matthews and Gracie are walking and talking on the street when they get to the door and Matthews says, "Alright here we are," and in the next shot they're in Kathy's office. However, they were walking down E. 55th St. and the door they reach is for Lespinasse, St. Regis Hotel's fine dining restaurant. The exterior can also be seen when Vic tries to teach Gracie to glide outside of the restaurant. This shot should precede Gracie's meeting with Victor at Lespinasse, it's in the wrong place! (00:22:40 - 00:29:15)

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Audio problem: When the final five contestants are being interviewed and Gracie does her 'if anyone hurts one of my new friends' speech, you can see that she says, "I will take them down," but it has been dubbed over so she says, "I will take them out." (01:31:32)

Revealing mistake: When Gracie (Bullock) and Victor Melling (Caine) are leaving the restaurant, Victor is teaching her to walk, if you watch the people walking past them, between shots (front view and side view) you can see the same people walk by several times, in some cases in different directions. There are also people near them that smile, laugh or point at the two actors as they walk past. (00:28:55)

Continuity mistake: While planning their operation, Matthews' watch can be seen as he says, "We've got only 48 hours," and the time reads 1:50. When Clonsky says, "That means we're gonna need all kids of surveillance," Matthews' watch reads 3:45. When Matthews says, "Yeah, yeah. Now I'm thinking," his watch reads 3:00. (00:16:00)

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Continuity mistake: While having pizza and beer at the club, Gracie says, "Don't worry about that, we all sucked." In every front shot, Gracie's hair is hanging down the sides of her face, but in the next five side shots, her hair's tucked behind her left ear. Then in the rest of the shots her hair is tucked behind her left hair in all shots. (01:09:10)

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Continuity mistake: At the talent preliminary held at the Alamo, while Stan says his intro there is a back shot of the audience in front of him with the judges station seen. After Stan shakes his hips a front shot of the audience is seen. The position of the judges' station is very different in both shots, as well as the audience. (00:51:35)

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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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