The Parent Trap

Continuity mistake: When Dennis Quaid sees Elizabeth and falls in the pool, its broad daylight, but when she helps him and they're sitting down, its twilight and there are a lot of lights on, but when they see his fiancée they stand up and it's broad daylight again.

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Continuity mistake: When Annie and Hallie get out of the water bin after their fence match, the water stain on Hallie's vest changes patterns.

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Continuity mistake: When Annie has to jump in the lake "butt naked," she's standing on the dock, and at one point she has noticeably pierced ears. But Annie (the Londoner) is the one who didn't have pierced ears until after the girls discovered their twinness.

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Continuity mistake: When Hallie arrives in San Francisco she is shown getting out of the car and the door is closed, then in the close-up shot the car door is open in the background.

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Continuity mistake: When Hallie and Annie are in the isolation cabin, you see the bucket that the water is dripping into from the leak in the roof, on a stack of books. After the wind blows all of Hallie's pictures off the wall they are sitting on the ground picking them up, Annie is seen picking up Hallie's little animal (Cuppie) right next to the bucket of water, which is now on the ground with no stack of books to be seen.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Annie playing Hallie is being introduced to Meredith by the pool, it shows Nick wearing sunglasses, but in the next shot of him he is not.

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Continuity mistake: When Hallie wants to get a popsicle/lemonade, her hair bobble is green, but in the next shot it is white and then changes back to green again.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Nicky and Annie are talking about him getting married, Annie's cowboy hat on the couch at her left changes position a few times.

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Continuity mistake: When everyone is saying their good-byes at camp, Hallie (as Annie) takes the passport and the small carry-on and turns to get in the limo. The shot switches so you can see the limo, and Hallie (as Annie) is holding the carry-on in the other hand.

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Continuity mistake: When you see the limo driver taking out Annie's luggage, the limo is right next to the luggage, but when Martin is about to leave you see the limo much further away from the luggage.

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Continuity mistake: When Hallie and Annie get out of the water bin after their fence match, they both take off their helmets, revealing Annie's messy hair. In the next few scenes, you see the hair a little less messier than before and neatly pulled back.

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Continuity mistake: In the car, before entering her mother's house, Annie is wearing a plastic watch, but when she hugs her mother she is wearing a metal watch.

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Continuity mistake: When Annie and her friends are approaching the area where the fencing is taking place, all three girls are holding tennis rackets. The shot switches to the camp counselor and back to the girls. The African American girl is no longer holding a tennis racket. The shot goes back to the counselor and then to the girls again, where all three have a tennis racket again.

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Continuity mistake: When Annie is entering her home in London, she puts her hand on the doorknob and pushes the door open. In the next shot when it shows the entryway with the door opening, there is no doorknob.

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Continuity mistake: When Annie and Hallie are dragging Meredith's airbed into the lake, a close-up of the girls at the water's edge shows the one in a blue plaid shirt with her sleeves rolled up. In a long shot behind them, her sleeves aren't rolled up.

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Continuity mistake: When the twins are standing on the steps of the isolation cabin, talking about their familes, Hallie, one time is not looking at Annie - her eye-line for the special effect is off.

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Continuity mistake: When Annie got hit by the huge water balloon, she got herself drenched from head to toe. But in the next scene when both the camp leaders, as well as Hallie, were inside the bunk with her, Annie was completely dry.

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Continuity mistake: When Annie and Hallie are playing poker, Annie puts down a pound. In the very next shot, when Hallie puts down a £5 note, the pound is gone. There wasn't a big enough pile of stuff yet to hide it.

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Continuity mistake: In the opening scenes when you see the limo pulling up to let Annie and Martin out you see the pavement to the right of the limo has a lot of sunlight on it. When they get out and are standing on the pavement, the sunlight is gone.

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Continuity mistake: When Hallie and her mom are having tea, you can see a watch on the mom's wrist. After Martin hands Cuppy to Hallie, in the next shot of her mom, there is no watch.

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Continuity mistake: After Annie first meets Meredith (playing Hallie), when she's sitting in the red water floater, her necklace goes from tucked inside her bathing suit to out, then to in again.

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Continuity mistake: When Hallie (posing as Annie) arrives in London, she is seen sitting on the left seat in the car when she's on her way home, passing by the various spots in London. However, when she reaches home, she is sitting on the right side of the car. Unless she was sitting alone, this is not logical as Martin was sitting together with her at the back of the car.

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Continuity mistake: When Annie and Hallie are just about to play cards, Annie spreads all the cards out on the bed and turns them over and then back again. But in one of the shots you can see that it is Hallie who turned the cards over because her fingernails are painted and Annie's are not.

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Continuity mistake: During the scene when Hallie and Annie are seen lying next to each other, Annie's ponytail goes from in front of her to in back in some shots.

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Continuity mistake: In the opening scene, they show the lake and the little sign that says Camp Walden. There are boats under a roof top right in front of the pier. But in the scene where they show Annie jumping into the lake the boats are in a different location and the roof top is gone.

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Continuity mistake: In the opening scenes where they show the camera girl about to take a picture of them, you can see that there are candles and a flower arrangement on the table. When they open the book to show us the picture of them the candles are gone and the flower arrangement is different.

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Continuity mistake: When Hallie is posing as Annie and is going to her mother's house for the first time, a piece of her hair is obviously sticking out on the side of her ear (It's very noticeable). When she gets to the front, and the camera angle changes, her hair is all perfect without any hair sticking out.

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Continuity mistake: When Hallie and Annie drag Meredith into the lake when she's asleep on the air mattress, the color of the air mattress is dark green. When Meredith wakes up with the bird on her chest, all of a sudden the air mattress is a two tone khaki color. When Meredith stands up on the air mattress in the next shot on the lake, the air mattress is now another shade of green.

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Nick Parker: You two help Meredith.
Meredith Blake: Sure you'll help me. Right over a cliff, you'll help me.
Hallie Parker: Not a bad idea.
Annie James: Yeah, see any cliffs?

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When Hallie trashes Annie's cabin and the huge water balloon is about to fall on Annie's head, the camera is at a downward view and Annie clearly steps into the trail of the balloon instead of jumping away.

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Trivia

As Hal meets Meredith coming out of an elevator in the hotel, she is mumbling "Let's Get Together", which was a song from the original movie.

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