Miss Congeniality

Continuity mistake: Miss Vermont and Miss Alaska are seen in the top ten goup of finalists, but they were never called out originally as part of the top ten.

Continuity mistake: At the end of the movie, when Miss Rhode Island is crowned, Gracie runs after Cheryl. When she runs, one of her dress straps is down, and when the shot changes, it is back up again. (01:39:20)

Continuity mistake: When Sandra Bullock is practicing her walking on the stairs, she tells Michael Caine that she has no talent. As he turns around to complain to Benjamin Bratt, she is halfway on the stairs. In the next shot, she's off the staircase entirely and running after Caine.

Continuity mistake: When Stan reads out that Gracie is in the Top 5, she looks at Vic, walks to where the other girls are and the camera changes to a shot where you can see the big screen behind her when he poses. Watch Kathy. In the shot with the big screen, she's standing apart from Stan and giving Gracie a disgusted look. In the close-up of Stan and Kathy a second later, she's standing right next to him. (01:33:00)

Continuity mistake: After watching the news, Kathy is discussing Gracie's mistake regarding the gun guy, Gracie's lips are an irridescent pearly pink, but in the close-ups as Kathy is threatening Gracie, her lips are now a matte rosy pink. The close-ups were done in pick ups. (00:55:00 - 00:56:15)

Continuity mistake: After the Top 10 are announced in the Miss United States pageant, the Pageant Announcer says, "We'll be right back with tonight's Swimsuit Competition." But when the end of the Swimsuit Competition is shown, there are a lot more than ten semi-finalists on stage. It's not a video recap from the preliminaries being shown to the audience, because contestants in swimsuits are shown coming offstage and being hurried backstage by the choreographer. (01:26:15)

Continuity mistake: At the swimsuit preliminaries, they show the row with Gracie in it, in the back on the left. In the wide shot right before they all step forward, they show her walk forward a bit without anyone else, and Miss Indiana turns to her right ands starts to walk off. In the close-up Gracie is in step with the rest of the row and Miss Indiana is closer to Miss Vermont. (01:03:40)

Continuity mistake: When Gracie exits the taxi cab upon arriving at the hotel you will notice her jacket is off her shoulder so you see her purse string, the state name sash and some flesh, yet in the next shot her jacket is completely on and covering her shoulder and then in the next shot her shoulder is exposed again and then switches yet again to her shoulder being covered by her jacket. (00:36:10)

Other mistake: When Gracie falls down when she is getting on the bus to go to breakfast, if you turn the caption on it says that Mrs. Morningside called her Miss. Greenbush when her name is suppose to be Freebush.

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Continuity mistake: When Gracie throws the crown, it blows up the Statue of Liberty prop. When the camera shoots back to Gracie and Cheryl, Cheryl faints into Gracie's arms and the sash falls down from her shoulder. In the next shots of the audience and the runway, Gracie falls down with Cheryl, but Cheryl's sash is up on her shoulder again. (01:40:10)

Continuity mistake: When Gracie's being waxed, she shouts, and Victor says "Bikini wax", and immediately after that Gracie appears - pretty fast after the shout, don't you think? (00:32:40)

Continuity mistake: The paint splatters change several times between the shots of Gracie eating pizza and the ones back at the hotel. (01:08:20 - 01:12:10)

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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Plot hole: Grace is allowed to enter the Miss United States pageant as Miss New Jersey when it is discovered that the actual Miss New Jersey made an erotic film. The problem is, the Miss New Jersey pageant would have a first runner up who would take the winner's place if, for any reason, she were not able to complete her reign. Everyone in the New Jersey pageant system would know Grace had not been a contestant.


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)

Miss Hawaii: Oh I know and it's an honor to have made it this far, I mean especially when you come from such a small state,.
Cheryl "Rhode Island": Oh that's so true. Us Rhode Islanders.
Miss Hawaii: Umm I wasn't finished. Did it sound like I was finished?
Cheryl "Rhode Island": I'm sorry. I,.
Karen "New York": Ay Dios, what are you apologizing to her for? She's obviously been drinking too much Coppertone.

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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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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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