Scream 2

Continuity mistake: When Sidney incredulously asks "Mrs...Loomis?" her left hand is raised at shoulder level, but her arm is straight in the next shot. (01:40:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Mickey grabs the gun after the 'pillar fight', he holds it straight in the first shot, gangsta-style sideways in the next. (01:39:35)

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Continuity mistake: Mickey and Sid at the beginning of their struggle end up facing each other with a Greek pillar between them. The position of their hands changes between shots, literally touching at some point depending on if Olyphant's hand is higher or lower. (01:39:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Sid and Allie start freeing themselves from the wrecked police car, the metal pipe left a tiny hole in the grid, which is immediately larger in the next shot. (01:28:15)

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Continuity mistake: At the dorm, Sid and Allie hop in the cop car with Sid in the left backseat and Allie in the right backseat. In the following scene they have swapped. (01:24:25 - 01:25:50)

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Other mistake: When Gale and Dewey are being naughty in the VCR room, Gale spots some of the footage the killers took of the victims. One of the clips features Maureen and Phil in line in front of the cinema, but not only the shot is basically an impossible one since it's shot from a car and in the whole scene there were no cars in the street, but also the movements of the two actors are entirely different from the ones in the opening scene during that line about "a bio." (00:00:25 - 01:18:05)

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Continuity mistake: Dewey removes a VHS from the VCR. The VHS has a black spine. A minute later they begin getting jiggy with it and in the shot from the front of the desk (the rear view of Mrs. Cox, if you prefer) you can see on the VCR a white label on the spine. (01:17:10)

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Continuity mistake: Once Gale tells Dewey "I feel bad, Dewey. I feel really bad!" and it cuts back to the previous camera angle, the sunlight behind her (where Joel's taxi is and then was) changes abruptly. (01:14:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Randy is jumpscared by the guy playing football (something the killer couldn't predict), in the aerial shot the football dude is standing on the crossroad that is fully in the shade instead of partially in the sun like before the cut. The two girls Randy harassed are also gone from their spot, which means in 5 seconds they packed their books and stuff they had laid out in front of them. (01:03:30)

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Continuity mistake: When the cameraman says he's "one verb away from vacating these premises", there's a blonde with a green backpack walking left to right in the background. The same blonde appears two shots later behind Randy, who is further to the left than Joel. (01:01:45)

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Continuity mistake: During the Top Gun scene, Derek steps on the table where Portia De Rossi and the other sorority elites are having lunch. You see her fetch from the table the Pepsi can, but then she holds it at a different height at the cut. (00:48:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Sidney answers the phone at the sorority, look at her sheer top under the jacket; reaches almost the neck (you can backtrack the moment when it rose from its optimal fit; she put the jacket in the same take and that ended up pulling the underneath garment a bit). At the next cut, the top rests lower as it should. (00:39:20)

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Continuity mistake: On the couch, Cici asks the friendly voice "Who are you calling for?" Notice the way she holds the phone, and how her middle finger is on top of the last two fingers. It's tucked back in the close-up ("What if I say goodbye?"). (00:30:25)

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Continuity mistake: Mickey says in no uncertain terms what does he think of the sorority girls from Delta Lambda. There's a reaction shot to Hallie's "Hey!" that features just Timothy Olyphant and Jerry O'Connell, and Olyphant pulled the sleeves of his oversized T-shirt up quite a bit because it is 200% baggier at his shoulders. (00:22:10)

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Continuity mistake: After Sidney backhanded Gale, Joel reacts with a weird falsetto (actor improv, according to the DVD commentary) mocking Hallie. He had his left hand off the equipment, but in that reaction shot he's holding it with both. (00:25:35)

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Continuity mistake: The sorority girls that invite Sidney at the party when she is watching the press conference leave turning around in unison. The taller black girl in the background though handwaves in the first shot but in the second, when she is in front, her arm is all the way down. (00:22:00)

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Continuity mistake: Gale is spearheading the other reporters' walk towards the press conference after she just humiliated Debbie. One of her colleagues asks her what's she doing there and if she thinks the murders are connected. To the right you can see a young redheaded photographer in both the shots when the question takes place, but in the first she's walking slowly and fixing the camera, in the second she cuts in resolutely and perfectly prepared. (00:20:15)

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Continuity mistake: When the Artsy Teacher (that's how he's credited) asks if the student thinks the killer is trying to make a real life sequel, he's sitting straight. He is then suddenly hunched over in the next shot. (00:16:00)

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Continuity mistake: During Maureen's death scene, at one point the killer has an arm around her waist and as they make their way through the crowd of the most unruly moviegoers in history there's a girl in a blue dress that runs past them. Behind her there's a blonde lady that is drinking from a Pepsi paper cup and stands to cheer. In the next shot she's still cheering but from her seat, her cup switching hands too. Subsequent shots from the initial angle feature her again bopping on her feet. (00:10:45)

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Maureen: Can I...gimme some money. I need to get some popcorn.
Phil: You got money.
Maureen: I got my money. I asked for your money!
Phil: Cheap ass.

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Trivia: Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez did the production a favor and directed the film-within-a-film "Stab" that we see portions of. When the movie is shown again in "Scream 4", they added in a title card that says "A Robert Rodriguez" film as a nod to him for filming the scenes.

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Answer: It's when Dewey and Randy are talking about the movie Stab. Randy says to him "At least you get played by David Schwimmer, I get the guy who rode the stage coach through one episode of Dr Quinn".

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