The Parent Trap

Factual error: Copyright stamp at the end of credits reads MCMMXCVIII, that is the third M is superfluous.

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.

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. (00:40:05)

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Revealing mistake: When Hallie and Annie are fencing with each other, Hallie forces Annie's sword into the air, and Annie runs towards the hay stack in the background to catch it. The sword lands on top of the stack of hay to the left of the screen and bounces out of sight; Annie then catches another sword that falls from above, that someone obviously dropped for her to catch.

Visible crew/equipment: When Dad shows Mum his wine collection and the wine from their wedding, you can see a microphone dangling right over Dad's head.

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.

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. (00:14:35)

Audio problem: When Annie is saying goodbye to her butler Martin and they perform their legendary handshake, Annie is the first to put her hand down when they stack their hands, however you hear a clapping sound.

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.

Factual error: At the hotel, Chessy's door to her room stays open after she goes into the other room to discuss the whole 'dad doesn't know' matter. In real hotels, the guest-room doors have auto-closing mechanisms for fire safety and security. The door would have swung closed and locked Chessy out, but even though this is a 4 or 5 star hotel which would be fully equipped as far as modernity's, it doesn't.

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.

Audio problem: In the scene where Hallie (pretending to be Annie) meets her mom for the first time, right after her mom says "No I absolutely love it" going to the next shot, you can see Hallie taking a breath. After she closes her mouth, you hear that breath.

Character mistake: Just before Annie and Hallie find out they are sisters in the isolation cabin, Hallie says "Oh hey, it stopped raining!" But you can see outside that it is still raining at a significant rate.

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Plot hole: Hallie and her father would not have been able to get to Annie and her mother's house before they did, even if they did take the Concorde.

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Revealing mistake: Annie and Hallie come downstairs at the hotel dressed in the same outfits, as their parents tell them to hurry before their mother misses her flight back to England. Nicholas Parker leans over and looks at one of the girls in the eyes and says "This one's Hallie" and she replies, looking straight ahead at him in the eyes. When the other twin speaks, she's looking straight ahead as well, which would technically mean she is looking at nothing.

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. (00:14:00)

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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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Factual error: In the scene in which Annie and Hallie are fencing, it portrays it as though Annie does not win until she hits Hallie (effectively knocking her into the water). However, in a real fencing match, Annie would have won within a few seconds after they started. Once a person is backed off their end of the strip, their opponent automatically gets a point.

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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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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