Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
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Revealing mistake: When Qui-Gon, Jar-Jar, and Padme are eating at Anakin's house, Anakin's mum pours water for Qui-Gon. But when she gets to Jar-Jar, she tips the pitcher but no water comes out.

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Continuity mistake: During the podrace, Anakin is in front of Sebulba and has him on his tail. One view looking towards Anakin you can see Sebulba's pod in the background, but the driver's seat is empty.

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Continuity mistake: Obi-Wan's braided hair keeps changing sides, and getting longer and shorter, most noticeably in the scenes around the underwater city.

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Continuity mistake: When the flags are first brought out onto the course, we see C3P0 carrying Anakin's flag (a blue cross) three back from the front. Then in a closeup of him, he's suddenly between two different flag carriers. Worse still, in a wide shot of the flag carriers leaving the course before the race, he and the flag have disappeared completely.

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Continuity mistake: When Anakin attaches 3PO's right eye, one shot has the eye in his left hand, then the angle changes and the eye is being applied with the right hand.

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Continuity mistake: Darth Maul's neck is black, but when he is talking to Darth Sidious on Coruscant, his neck is flesh-toned.

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Revealing mistake: In Anakin's hovel, where everyone is introducing themselves, Qui-Gon says "I'm Qui-Gon Jinn," and you can see Padme mouth the words.

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Revealing mistake: Qui-Gon's "comlink" is a Gillette Sensor Excel woman's razor.

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Continuity mistake: When Palpatine and Queen Amidala are conversing in his office (when Palpatine refers to Valorum having 'very little real power') his outfit switches from a green breasted cloak with a blue collar area to a green breasted cloak and dark green collar. It switches back after one shot.

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Continuity mistake: When Amidala and some other guards use the ascension guns from the palace windows seven of them go up, when they are running along the corridor after coming off the window-ledge, there are about 13 or 14 of them. Then finally when they are surrounded by the droids, there are about 10 or 11 of them and Captain Panaka is not there.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the initial scene, when the Federation invade Naboo, you can see two takes of Queen Amidala watching the window on her palace. At the left of the screen you can see a black wire - maybe a light connection?

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Audio problem: Before the Trade Federation Droid Control Ship starts exploding from the inside, a Neimoidian says, "Nothing can get through our shield". But his mouth doesn't move until after he's said it.

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Continuity mistake: In the chamber room near the end of the movie, after the Queen throws the guns to everyone and goes to address the Viceroy, she starts to walk away from her chair. While she is doing that, you can distinctly see her lose her footing and slip on the floor. In the next edit she repeats this movement without slipping.

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Revealing mistake: After everyone leaves Tatooine after the short stay they land on Coruscant in the middle of busy air traffic. Unfortunately, the ship that they fly in (the Nubian), with its incredibly shiny and mirror-like appearance does not reflect the bustling traffic above, nor the people walking out of it. It only seems to reflect the basic landscape.

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Continuity mistake: When Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are landing the Naboo ship on Tatooine to repair it, watch the landing closely. The shadow of the ship is already on the ground before the ship lands on it. Also the ship tilts back and forth during the landing but the shadow never changes or moves. Also, if you look carefully at the dust (which was shot using a helicopter landing) some of the dust being flicked up actually passes through the ship.

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Revealing mistake: When Qui-Gon is talking to Jar Jar for the first time, they are walking through the forest. A branch with leaves comes up and Jar Jar dips his head to avoid it, but his eye and part of his head go through the leaves.

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Audio problem: After Anakin has won the Podrace, he yells, "Mum, I did it! Yeah!", but the words don't match his actual lip movement.

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Continuity mistake: After the race, Anakin's face is dirty. When his mother kisses him, his face cleans itself between shots.

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Deliberate mistake: When Jar Jar gets arrested in the Gungan city, in the second shot of Jar Jar and Obi-Wan, Obi-Wan and a part of the floor behind him are reversed. This can be seen, for example, because two of the red areas on the floor have switched positions, and Obi-Wan's braid and lightsabre are on the wrong side.

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Revealing mistake: When the Queen blasts the window to gain entrance into the upper floor of the palace, a shot from down the corridor reveals that the window was already open before the sparks and smoke appeared on screen.

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Revealing mistake: When Qui-Gon is attacked by Darth Maul for the first time, he escapes by leaping onto his ship which quickly takes off. As they zoom up into space, he discusses the mystery attacker with Obi-Wan. However, the lighting from outside the windows never changes giving the impression that they are static on a set rather than whizzing up into space.

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Continuity mistake: During the dinner scene, when Anakin says, "I'm the only human who can do it", his wrist is bare. In the next shot, it's covered up by his sleeve, and the cup in front of him has moved closer to the edge of the table.

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Continuity mistake: When Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon are talking to Jar Jar in the forest, Obi-Wan's hair is wet. But when Jar Jar says, "This way, hurry." Obi-Wan's hair is completely dry. In the next shot, it's wet again.

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Continuity mistake: When the Queen's starship is approaching Naboo after leaving Coruscant, Ric Olié says, "Those are the forward stabilizers." In the next shot, Anakin's head is reaching higher over the back of his seat than it was in the previous shot.

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Revealing mistake: As Darth Maul lands on Tatooine, in the night sky is the Earth's view of constellation Orion.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene in the podracer hangar after the Podrace, the existence and position of the people and objects keeps changing between shots.

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Continuity mistake: Right before Darth Maul kicks Obi-Wan off the walkway, there's a wideshot where Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon are fighting Maul on a straight part of the walkway. In the following shots, all three of them are suddenly standing on a round part of the walkway.

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Continuity mistake: After Qui-Gon is struck by Darth Maul's lightsabre, he drops down, and his lightsabre is lying on the floor. In the shot where Maul turns around to face Obi-Wan, the sabre is not lying in the same place as before (seen from the colours of the floor), and the activation button faces upwards, which it didn't do in the previous shot. In the next shot of Qui-Gon, his lightsabre is now closer to him than in the previous shot.

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Continuity mistake: When Darth Maul is killed and begins to fall, he is holding his lightsabre, but when we see him falling down the pit, no lightsabre is falling through the air.

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Continuity mistake: Near the beginning of the film, there's a few shots of the droid army landing on Naboo, with one shot of one of those hover tanks moving out of the landing ship towards the camera. In front of it are three droids in a line who are also walking towards the camera. Unfortunately, the tank is moving much faster and is bearing down on the droids with no sign of stopping - unfortunately the shot changes just before it runs them over.

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Audio problem: When Obi-Wan rushes through the Force Doors, after Qui-Gon's death, to face Maul, watch and listen carefully. Obi swings his lightsabre three times in rapid seccession, Maul blocks all three attacks. The lightsabres appear to contact, there is even the almost subliminal flash from the beams hitting each other, but the sound crew only inserted two contact sound effects, and those two sounds are slightly out of synch with the actual movements.

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Continuity mistake: After Darth Maul falls off the walkway, Qui-Gon jumps down after him, and as they continue the fight, there are several vertical beams behind them. The number of beams and their size change between shots.

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Continuity mistake: Sebulba breaks the stabilizer on Anakin's Pod before the Podrace begins, but in the following shots where he's talking to Anakin, you can see in background that the stabilizer is unbroken.

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Other mistake: In the ending credits, Keira Knightley's first name is misspelled "Kiera."

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Deliberate mistake: When Obi-Wan is fighting Darth Maul alone, after Obi-Wan cuts Maul's lightsabre in half, they start fighting on a different side of the pit. But after Maul kicks him, a close-up of Obi-Wan shows the wall and smoke of the area that they left. The shot has been reversed as well. The easiest way to see this is to watch his braid, which is on the wrong side.

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Continuity mistake: In the shot where Qui-Gon introduces himself to Anakin's mother, Jar Jar, Padmé, R2-D2 and Anakin are standing half a metre to the left (your right) of where they were standing in the previous shot.

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Continuity mistake: After the final battle scene when the Jedi council come down to the Naboo city, as they are leaving the space craft there is a figure in the background who is obviously supposed to be Mace Windu, but is definitely NOT Samuel L. Jackson. The man is African-American, bald and dressed in Windu's clothes, but is not him. Perhaps Mr. Jackson was unavailable that day.

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Continuity mistake: Just before the podrace Qui-Gon talks to Shmi on the platform. After the conversation, they walk towards the camera. Pay attention to the background, it's the same as the previous shot even though Qui-gon and the others are walking in the other direction.

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Other mistake: When Darth Maul is fighting with Qui-Gon for the first time on Tatooine, Darth Maul's first saber strike actually hits Qui-Gon's hands and saber hilt, not the blade.

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Continuity mistake: When Captain Tarpals gives Jar Jar a zap with his power pole, the fish and the appearance, size and position of some of the bubble building outside the membrane change between shots.

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Other mistake: When Darth Maul and Qui-Gon are fighting in the corridor filled with rays, when Maul spins around in the beginning of the second shot, half of his lightsabre disappears for a few frames.

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Continuity mistake: As Obi-Wan is looking up at Darth Maul and Qui-Gon, they are fighting in the middle of the walkway. When Obi-Wan jumps up, they are at the doorway at the end of the walkway. They couldn't have reached the end of the walkway that quickly.

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Continuity mistake: When Anakin is packing his backpack while speaking to C3PO, there is a toy on his bed like a Naboo fighter. In the next shot, it changes place and orientation.

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Audio problem: When Daultay Dofine says his first line of dialogue which is, "I knew it. They're here to force a settlement.", he speaks with the voice of Rune Haako, the Neimoidian who says, "Have you ever encountered a Jedi knight before, sir?"" shortly after.

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Continuity mistake: When Obi Wan is fighting with Darth Maul, Maul knocks Obi Wan back into the reactor pit using the force. When they first show Maul's hand, it is his right hand that takes off the lighsaber and pushes Obi Wan back. When the camera angle changes to show Obi Wan rolling backwards into the pit, Maul's left hand is clearly shown raised.

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Continuity mistake: When the queen is being escorted by some droids after she has been captured, there is a shot of Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon watching the queen from a balcony. The shot shows the queen passing by them. Qui-Gon then takes a few steps and is somehow very far ahead of the queen and the droids. They didn't use the force run because Jar-Jar was right up with them.

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Continuity mistake: After Darth Maul falls off the walkway, Qui-Gon jumps down after him, and there are several vertical beams behind them. In the next shot, they have suddenly moved past them, but in the following shot, they are fighting in front of the beams again.

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Continuity mistake: After Darth Maul sits down in his speeder, the probe droid flies past him, but in the previous shot, it was nowhere to be seen. It should have been visible, because of its position and the direction it was coming from.

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Continuity mistake: After Obi-Wan falls off the walkway, he manages to grab hold of the edge of another walkway, and on the floor, there's a lit strip near his hands, to his right. When Qui-Gon and Darth Maul continue the fight, there's a wideshot where Obi-Wan (still hanging from the edge of the walkway) can be seen in the lower left hand corner of the screen. His hands are now further away from the strip, and are closer to the strip on his left.

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Continuity mistake: When Jar-Jar is helping repar Anakin's podracer, he loses his tool in the motor. When he tries to take it, it is suddenly stuck in the compressor, some centimeters ahead and over.

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Continuity mistake: When Anakin says goodbye to his mother, his shirt collar keeps moving up and down his neck between shots. The easiest way to see this is to watch his necklace, which is more covered up by his shirt in some shots than others.

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Revealing mistake: During the race, Anakin's clothes don't move in some shots, even though he's going at an extremely high speed.

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Continuity mistake: When Padme is cleaning R2D2 and chatting to Jar-Jar, the film's reversed in the final shot of Natalie Portman smiling. The easiest way to notice it is that when we're looking at R2D2, normally his lens is to the right of a blue/red light, but in the final shot the lens is now to the left of that light.

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Continuity mistake: When Qui-Gon is fighting Darth Maul on Tatooine, Obi-Wan sits down in the cockpit of Amidala's starship. As the shot ends, his hand is up by the top of Ric Olié's (the pilot) seat. In the beginning of the next shot, his hand is down by his side, and Anakin's hand has suddenly appeared on top of the seat.

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Continuity mistake: In Otoh Gunga (the Gungan city), when Captain Tarpals comes to arrest Jar Jar, the background in the shots of Obi-Wan and Jar Jar doesn't match the background in the previous and following shots.

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Audio problem: When Obi-Wan checks Anakin's midi-chlorian count, he says that he has a count of over "twenty thousand", but the movement of his lips indicates that he's saying "ten thousand".

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Revealing mistake: When the Queen is escorted down the stairs in the Theed Royal Palace, right before Nute Gunray says, "Process them.", watch the space between Sabé (the Queen's decoy) and Captain Panaka, before a handmaiden and one of the Queen's guards block the view; the battle droid behind Sabé doesn't cast a shadow on the railing, as everyone else does in this shot.

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Continuity mistake: When Anakin and Obi-Wan walk up to greet Palpatine on Naboo, in the wideshot, a Republic guard is passing by them. In the close-up, the guard is gone.

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Continuity mistake: When Qui-Gon and Watto are talking in the hangar before the Podrace, Qui-Gon says "You don't think the boy can win?". You can see Watto's waist strap disappear into him.

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Audio problem: On Naboo, when they are planning to take over the palace just after the Queen asks R2 to project the map of the palace - watch her lips, they aren't in sync with what she says.

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Continuity mistake: During the Podrace, Anakin's face alternates between being dirty and being clean several times.

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Revealing mistake: When Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are being gassed, Nute Gunray's hologram says, "Destroy what's left of them." After he says this, watch the battle droid on the left side of the screen closest to the hologram. One of its fingers goes through the barrel of the gun it's holding.

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Continuity mistake: When Nute Gunray (the Viceroy) and Daultay Dofine are talking to TC-14, they are standing further away from each other in the wide shot than in the following close-ups.

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Continuity mistake: Before Anakin says goodbye to his mother, she is standing in sunlight next to the hut. As Anakin runs back, she is standing in shadow. When he reaches her, the area is covered by sunlight again.

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Continuity mistake: When the queen is being escorted by some droids after she has been captured, the shadows change completely. When we first see everyone walking past, their shadows stretch ahead of them, but when we see them walking towards Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon, the shadows are really elongated and at an angle.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the Boardroom in Otoh Gunga, as Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon turn to leave, you can see Obi-Wan's lapel mic just inside his tunic.

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Continuity mistake: When Qui-Gon delivers the hyperdrive, the amount and arrangement of the load carried by the two eopies keep changing between shots.

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Continuity mistake: During the fight against the Trade Federation Droid Control Ship, Anakin says, "Okay, let's go left" and turns the controls of his spacecraft to the left. The ship turns left. A few shots later, Anakin says, "I'll try spinning, that's a good trick" and turns the controls to the left, but this time, the ship turns right.

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Continuity mistake: When Anakin, Qui-Gon, Jar-Jar and Padmé arrives at Anakin's house, they are near each other. In the next shot, view from inside the house, Anakin is separated from the others.

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Continuity mistake: When the laser cannon is lowered from the ceiling to fire at the Radiant VII (the Jedi's cruiser), as the copilot, Lieutenant Williams, says, "Captain, look!", his right arm is on the controls and Captain Madakor's head is on the left side of the top of her seat. In the next shot, her head is on the other side of the seat, and Williams' arm in no longer at the controls.

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Continuity mistake: There is no floor in the Podracer hangar, only sand, but when Watto throws his chance cube, it lands on flat, sand-coloured stone.

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Other mistake: After Darth Maul is killed, in the shot where he begins to fall into the pit, there's no reflection of Obi-Wan's lightsabre blade on the shiny floor. This can also be seen in the shot where he rushes over to Qui-Gon.

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Continuity mistake: Obi Wan and Maul are fighting and Obi Wan stands side on to the Sith and puts his lightsaber in front of him and then directly vertical behind him, he then repeats this motion in close up, just before he cuts Maul's lightsaber in half.

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Continuity mistake: When the Queen in leaving Coruscant, as Qui-Gon says, "Your majesty", Captain Panaka is walking towards him. In the next shot, Panaka is closer to him, and standing.

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Continuity mistake: Before the battle on Naboo begins, the Gungans turn on their shields. In a following shot, their shields are off.

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Revealing mistake: When they enter Anakin's house, Jar-Jar's arm passes through Padmé arm.

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Audio problem: After Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon are greeted by TC-14, as they're walking over to the windows, Obi-Wan says, "How do you think the Trade Federation will deal with the Chancellor's demands?" His mouth is visible as he says the last word, and even though he's far away, you can see that his lips are not moving.

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Continuity mistake: Just before Obi-Wan jumps up from the pit, there's a shot of Qui-Gon. His lightsaber, which was lying on his left side after he was stabbed by Darth Maul, is now lying below his feet.

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Continuity mistake: When the captured Queen is being escorted by the battle droids towards the balcony where the Jedi are hiding, the ground is sunlit. In the next shot, it is not.

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Continuity mistake: When Anakin's mother kisses him after the Podrace, her hands change position between shots twice.

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Continuity mistake: At one point before Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon fight Darth Maul, Anakin stands up in the fighter he's in, Artoo's nozzle thing is on the wrong side of his dome, then it switches back to the right side the next time we see him.

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Continuity mistake: In the Trade Federation spaceship, when Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon jumps from the ventilation shaft to the hangar, everything changes in the next shot. The boxes are different, Obi-Wan is closer to Qui-Gon, they are closer to the edge of the wall and the wall itself is different.

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Continuity mistake: When they quit the spaceship to go to Mos Espa, R2-D2 has a metal bar retaining his rear legs. He doesn't have this in the rest of the film.

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Audio problem: When Anakin is working on his Pod and his friends show up, you hear them laughing. When they leave, if you listen carefully, you can hear that the soundtrack used for laughter when they first showed up is played again.

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Continuity mistake: When the battle droids first walk through the Gungan shield you see the Gungans throwing hundreds of boomas at the droids but in the wide shots of all of the droids not many droids have been hit and you can't see any boomas on the ground.

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Continuity mistake: In the shot where Obi-Wan is looking up at Qui-Gon and Darth Maul, there are several vertical beams on the right side of the walkway. In the previous shots, the beams were on the left side. When Obi-Wan lands on the walkway after jumping up, the beams are again on the correct side.

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Continuity mistake: During the battle in the hangar, the Droidikas roll out and stop near the ship exit, but when the Jedis ignite their lightsabers, we see the droids are missing in the background.

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Continuity mistake: When Jar Jar is arrested, he and Obi-Wan switch position after the second shot of them. Also, Captain Tarpals has moved to the other side of them.

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Revealing mistake: During the second lap of the Podrace, the announcer says, "Skywalker's spinning out of control" and there's a shot of the audience. After Anakin has won the race, the same shot is used again. This can be seen, for example, from that the people on the steps make the exact same movements in each shot.

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Audio problem: When Anakin and Qui-Gon are running to Amidala's ship, Anakin says, "Qui-Gon sir, wait, I'm tired" but his lips hardly move when he says this.

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Continuity mistake: The screen that Shmi Skywalker holds in the podrace changes shape between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Obi-Wan kills Darth Maul, he grabs Qui-Gon's lightsabre with his left hand. But when he twists above Maul's head, he's holding it in his right hand. In the next shot, it's back in his left hand.

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Continuity mistake: When the queen's ship lands on Tatooine you can see that there aren't very many big rocks near the ship but later when Panaka and Obi-Wan are talking about the storm they pass a row of rocks that wasn't there before.

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Continuity mistake: Before the pod race begins, as Jabba the Hutt says, "Welcome.", the woman to his right has her hand on the wall. In the next shot, she is no longer touching the wall and her head is turned in a different direction.

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Continuity mistake: During dinner, as Anakin says, "I had a dream I was a Jedi", his arms are on the table. In the next shot, they're off the table, and there's a piece of cutlery in his food bowl, which wasn't there in the previous shot.

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Audio problem: After the control ship blows up, one of the pilots says, "Look, one of ours out of the main hall." His lips continue to say "way" (as in hallway) but the sound is cut off.

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Audio problem: When Obi-Wan and Darth Maul are fighting, after the second time Maul swing his lightsabre over Obi-Wan's head, their lightsabres make contact three times, but there are four clashing sounds.

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Continuity mistake: When Jar Jar goes to retrieve the wrench that he dropped in the engine of Anakin's podracer, he moves his hand towards the upper part of the engine. In the next shot, he sticks his hand into the middle of the engine. In the following shots, his hand remains in the middle, but when he says that he's stuck, his hand is once again in the upper part.

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Continuity mistake: Right after Anakin blows up the generators on the droid control ship and he is flying out of the hanger you can see a close up of R2, his lens is on the wrong side.

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Audio problem: Where Natalie Portman and some of the security detail are fighting in the Palace corridors, her shiny weapon makes a distinct noise and the normal blasters makes a different sound. Later, she is given a regular blaster to get up the outside of the Palace. However, when she fires that gun to break the window they've ascended to, it makes the same noise as her shiny blaster, not the sound of a normal blaster.

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Continuity mistake: When C-3PO meets R2-D2 for the first time, Natalie Portman and Jake Lloyd (Padme and Anakin) can be seen in the background. They are obviously NOT watching the action in the foreground, but instead Mike Lynch, the robotics operator, moving 3PO about.

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Continuity mistake: When Anakin is sitting in his Naboo starfighter about to take off, there is one shot of R2 with his projection nozzle on the left side of the red light instead of the right.

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Continuity mistake: When Qui-Gon first talks to Watto about the pod race, Watto's arms change position during the first three shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Qui-Gon delivers the hyperdrive, the way he holds the reins of the eopie he's riding changes between the first two shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Anakin and Padmé arrive at the Podracer hangar, Anakin is taller in the first shots than in the shot where he gets off the animal they're riding on.

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Continuity mistake: When Amidala's starship runs the blockade, after the spacecraft flies towards the screen, there's a shot where R2-D2 is missing from the top of the ship.

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Continuity mistake: As someone else has noted, Obi-Wan's braid changes sides a few times in the movie. In the first scene with Jar Jar, his braid stays on the correct side of his head, but after he says, "If they find us, they will crush us" it goes from hanging in front of his shoulder to hanging behind it.

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Continuity mistake: When Padmé is to come with Qui-Gon after the Queen's ship has landed on Tatooine, he says, "This is not a good idea", and something blurry flies by in the upper right hand corner. It is not there before or after.

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Continuity mistake: Jar Jar knocks down a bunch of droids in Watto's shop, but when they leave, you can see the feet of the now stacked up droids.

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Audio problem: After Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan enter the hangar bay of the Trade Federation ship, Qui-Gon says, "Battle droids." His face is seen from the side, but you can still see that neither his lips nor his jaw is moving. 0:07:15.

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Revealing mistake: When Darth Maul is slashing at Obi-Wan in the pit, sparks form from areas of the pit wall Maul isn't even slashing.

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Audio problem: When Queen Amidala shows the holographic map of the palace and discusses the plan for sneaking into it, you can tell that her explanation of the plan is a recording. There is one shot where you can see her face and her lips are not moving.

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Other mistake: During the fight scene in the Theed hangar, several times the droidekas (destroyer droids) are shown shooting, but no lasers come out of their guns.

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Continuity mistake: When the final duel between Obi-Wan and Darth Maul begins, they are fighting in a particular area next to the pit. But when Obi-Wan cuts Maul's lightsabre in half, the background changes and they are suddenly fighting on a different side of the pit.

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Continuity mistake: During the funeral pyre scene, the folds in Obi-Wan's hood change between consecutive shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Palpatine and Queen Amidala address the Senate, the holocam flying around near them is inconsistently placed between shots.

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Continuity mistake: In the first scene in Watto's shop, a cloth lying on a device on his desk keeps changing position between shots.

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Plot hole: Why doesn't Qui-Gon know the Force doesn't work on Watto's race? The fact that Watto knows that Jedi mental manipulation won't work on his race means that many Jedi must have tried and failed against various Toydarians often enough for it to be a commonly known fact amongst his people. Any such vulnerabilities in the Jedi would be common knowledge among them.

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Continuity mistake: When R2-D2 and three other astromech droids fixing the Nubeing ship, Jar-Jar is talking to them and there is a black one. This black one turns into a blue one when they are fixing the ship. It's the second one to get blasted.

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Continuity mistake: When Obi-Wan falls off the walkway during the duel with Darth Maul, his lightsabre lands on a lit strip of the floor. A few shots later he jumps up and retrieves his sabre, which is now resting on a dark area on the floor. Even if the sabre continued to roll on the floor between the shots, it couldn't have ended up in this position.

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Continuity mistake: When Anakin's friends show up while he is working on the Pod, in the second shot, the youngest girl is standing in front of Wald (the young Rodian), to his left. In the same shot, Padmé begins to walk past them and Anakin begins turning right. In the next shot, the girl is standing on Wald's right, the older girl is standing further away from him, Anakin has turned the other way and Padmé is nowhere to be seen. Then, when Anakin says, "That isn't the half of it", the youngest girl is crouching down, but in the next shot, she's standing straight up. And when the oldest girl says, "You've been working on that thing for years", she is standing closer to Wald than in the previous shot, and the other girl has moved from his right to in front of him.

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Continuity mistake: After R2-D2 repairs the shield generator of the Queen's ship and the power comes back, in the next shot of Artoo on top of the ship, the hose that the droid plugged into the generator is gone.

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Continuity mistake: When Anakin and Kitster are talking to Padmé in the Podracer hangar, Kitster says,"Finish the race, of course" and in the background, Qui-Gon walks into the shot from the right and touches the arm of an alien. In the next shot of the boys, Qui-Gon enters the shot from the right again, and touches the alien's arm a second time.

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Continuity mistake: During the climatic light-saber duel, just as Qui-Gonn and Obi-Wan have forced Darth Maul onto a ledge, look quickly and you will see that the red blade of Maul's light saber goes from being behind his waist to in front of it between shots.

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Revealing mistake: When the Gungan army set up their shield at the Naboo plains, you see the Trade Federation tanks coming over the hill. When the camera turns to behind the tanks, you see the bottom of one of the beige tanks disappear slowly.

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Continuity mistake: When the Queen and her entourage enter the hangar where the pilots are being held, Jar Jar is not among the first people who walk in. In the next shot from behind, he is suddenly walking in the front part of the group.

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Continuity mistake: At the end, after Darth Maul has knocked Obi-Wan into the pit, Obi-Wan is beginning to remember about Qui-Gon's lightsaber. The scene shows Darth Maul with the lightsaber in his right hand. When Obi-Wan leaps out of the pit and flies over Darth Maul, the lightsaber switches to Maul's left hand.

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Continuity mistake: During the pod-race, as the racers pass the start/finish line between laps, we see a view of R2, C3PO and Anakin's friends. R2 turns his head to watch the pods go by and it raises up about an inch and a half on one side, then seems to be stuck, the view changes and R2's head is swivelling fine, then we get another view of the wonky lid.

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the scene where Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon are addressing Boss Nass, they change positions between shots. This can be seen from the pattern on the floor.

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the Battle of Naboo, the Gungans create a shield around themselves using a number of shield generators on the backs of their mounted creatures. In a later scene, only one of these creatures has a shield generator on its back.

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Continuity mistake: When the storm is approaching and Anakin offers them a safe haven, as they set off you can see R2D2 in the background and there are no tread tracks leading to him - he's obviously been carried there and set down to wheel away.

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Continuity mistake: After Obi Wan halves Darth Maul, his lightsaber is in his hand as his body falls downward. Next shot is overhead and no saber is in hand or plummeting down the shaft.

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Audio problem: When the Viceory and his assistant talk, most of the time their mouths don't match their words.

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Continuity mistake: Immediately before Watto throws the chance cube, watch the shot as he says "...Red, the mother.", there are no colours on the cube for a second.

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Continuity mistake: The shadows change angles all over the movie. First the shadows appear right beneath the characters, then in the next clip they are cast with an angle. And the shadows that ships and computer-animated animals cast are different from the "real" characters.

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Continuity mistake: When Qui-Gon dies, you see him fall down - his hands clearly hit the ground and rest there after sliding off his body. In the close-up shot, Qui-Gon's right hand does not and rests on his stomach.

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Continuity mistake: When Qui-Gon is cleaning Anakin's wound there's no blood on the swab after he wipes the cut.

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Continuity mistake: During the Podrace, the announcer says, "Skywalker's been forced onto he service ramp," and the people standing behind the gate begin to run away. At the end of the shot, they are still behind the gate, but in the next shot, all of them have moved away from it.

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Revealing mistake: When Jar Jar tries to retrieve the wrench that he dropped in the engine of Anakin's podracer, the metal slat above his hand bends like rubber.

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Other mistake: When Amidala is escorted out of her palace by the battle droids, the droid standing on the right side of the steps has no shadow, but all the other droids and people have.

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Continuity mistake: When Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon, and Darth Maul get cut off from each other in the corridor and Qui-Gon kneels down, Obi-Wan is standing in the background with his lightsabre pointed downwards. In the next shot, it's pointing upwards.

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Continuity mistake: When Anakin says his last words to his mother, she is closer to the door than in the previous shot.

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Other mistake: When the Jedi, the Queen and her entourage enter the hangar before they leave Naboo, only four of them are reflected in the shiny starship above them. The others are not.

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Revealing mistake: When Darth Maul is harassing Obi-Wan as he dangles in the pit, the first swing of Darth Maul's sabre is out of sync with the resultant sparks (very evident in slo-mo).

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Revealing mistake: In the final celebratory parade/ceremony scene, sun/shadow angles vary drastically between shots and a variety of items (flags for example) cast no shadows at all.

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Continuity mistake: At the start of the lightsaber fight in the hanger all three go through some large doors and into the big generator room. Behind them a set of stairs have appeared.

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Continuity mistake: When Obi-Wan runs towards Darth Maul and Qui-Gon he is halfway down the walkway, but when it cuts to Darth Maul and Qui-Gon Obi-Wan is now at the far end.

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Audio problem: When the droid army are marching into battle at the end we hear a marching army, but they're walking on grass and the sound should be muffled in some way.

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Continuity mistake: Sebulba snaps a bit off Anakin's pod and it is left dangling, however in the following scene where Sebulba is talking to Anakin, the part is back in its original position.

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Audio problem: After the transport is destroyed in the hangar (near the beginning of the film) the scene cuts to Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon. The sound of their lightsabers being activated occurs before they even draw them from their belts.

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Continuity mistake: When Obi-Wan is hanging from the ledge in the abyss after Darth Maul knocks him into it, he sees Qui-Gon's lightsaber a distance from him and uses the force to grab it. Between shots, the lightsaber changes position on the floor.

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Continuity mistake: When Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are fighting battle droids in the Trade Federation ship, Nute Gunray says, "I want droidekas up here at once." As he says this, he turns his head, causing the "straps" hanging from each side of his headgear to hang slightly behind his shoulders. In the next shot from behind, they are hanging in front of his shoulders like they normally do.

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Continuity mistake: When the gungan submarine exits the water, you can see water flowing on the force field. The shot later, the submarine is completely dry.

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Continuity mistake: When Darth Maul is fighting with Qui-Gon, only one blade of his lightsaber is on and on the other side there is just a flat end, with no hole. When he fights with Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon in the palace, there is now a hole at both ends.

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Qui-Gon Jinn: You must have Jedi reflexes if you race pods.
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Senator Grebleips, who appears when the Queen of Naboo speaks to the senate, is an alien from "E.T." making a cameo appearance. This is after Steven Spielberg ('Grebleips' is 'Spielberg' backwards) included some "Star Wars" references in "E.T."

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