Continuity mistake: At the quarry, there is an amusing scene where the boys all ogle Beverly. When she turns to look at them, they all pretend like they weren't staring at her. Pay attention to Ritchie during the next four shots. Ritchie looks to his right twice between the first two shots, and his legs go from crossed to uncrossed between the third and fourth shots.TedStixon
Continuity mistake: As Georgie is chanting at Bill "You'll float too! You'll float too!", Pennywise rises up from the water with crossed eyes whispering and wet hair down around his head and face. It cuts to a wide shot and now his eyes are normal, and his hair is parted and pushed back, while being less wet. (00:59:10)Quantom X
Continuity mistake: Early in the film, Georgie draws a smiling face into the misted window in Bill's bedroom. When Georgie turns around to approach his brother Bill, the condensation and smiling face are gone. As the scene concludes, we see a close-up of the smiling face again, fading off the bedroom window. (00:01:00 - 00:03:00)
Continuity mistake: When they see the bullies messing with the black kid it shows all the kids' bikes - the kid with brown shorts is riding a rhino Turn and Burn which had a goose-neck braking system. That bike did not come out until 1998.
Continuity mistake: Ben is going down a small set of stairs towards one of the Easter Eggs. There is a support column there with the shadow coming towards Ben. In the next shot, the lighting is completely different now with light flooding the floor from behind Ben, casting the shadow of the column in the opposite direction. (00:27:05)Quantom X
Continuity mistake: When Mike hides in an alleyway to avoid the bullies, he pulls a few packages out of the basket of his bike. He hears a noise at the door and looks at it with a package in his arm elevated a bit sticking up. There is a bang on the door as he stares at it, and then when it cuts to a view of the door from behind him the package is now lowered with his arm. (00:19:30)Quantom X
Continuity mistake: When Gretta goes into the school restroom to confront Beverly, there is a backpack with a pink jacket on it sitting on the window. In the shot where Gretta is backing away from the stall before the trash is dumped into it, the pink jacket is in a different position with more of the backpack showing from under it. (00:12:05)Quantom X
Continuity mistake: At the start, George draws a face on the window before he asks Bill if he's sure he won't get in trouble. As he asks, he turns his body and looks at his brother, facing sideways with one arm stretched out over the window seal, his other arm partly lowered with just his hand on the ledge. It then cuts to a wide shot and now suddenly only George's head is turned with both of his arms up on the ledge and his body facing the window. (00:01:20)Quantom X
Continuity mistake: When the losers save Mike from Henry he is lying on the floor, with Vic on the left and Belch on the right. Mike flees - Henry stands up and says "you losers are trying too hard." As the camera comes back Belch and Vic have swapped sides. (01:06:00)
Trivia: Cary Fukunaga, whom is perhaps best known as a director on the series "True Detective" and for his works on films like "Jane Eyre", was originally contracted to write and direct the film. He eventually left the project after creative clashes with the studio, as he wanted to make a more unconventional film and executives feared his vision would not sit well with mainstream audiences. Fukunaga is still credited in the final film as a co-writer, however as many scenes from his version of the script were preserved in the final film.
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