Other mistake: This movie switches the placement of the following verses of "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road": "You know you can't hold me forever, I didn't sign up with you / I'm not a present for your friends to open, this boy's too young to be singing the blues" and "Maybe you'll get a replacement, there's plenty like me to be found / Mongrels who ain't got a penny, sniffing for tidbits like you on the ground."

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Continuity mistake: When Elton and John Reid are kissing in the cupboard John's hand keeps changing between shots. John's hand rolls down Elton's chest, then the next shot it's on Elton's cheek, the next shot he takes his hand away, then the next shot his hand is by Elton's mouth and Elton pretends to bite John's thumb.

Other mistake: During one of the recording studio scenes, there's a short segment that shows a bunch of VU (audio level) meters close up. The very first meter in that sequence is not a VU meter. Its from of an old HF (High Frequency) Amateur Radio transceiver; The scale is marked for RF, SWR, and ALC. I'm suspecting that someone involved with the post production editing is a Ham.

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Continuity mistake: When Elton and Bernie sit in the cafe for the first time, the cup is on the right side of the table. In the next cut, it's on the left, and finally in the last cut, returns to the right side of the table.

Continuity mistake: In the underwater scene, there is something in Elton's left nostril; in the next shot, it is not there.

Continuity mistake: When Elton and Bernie meet at the cafe, when they talk about Streets of Laredo the woman behind swaps from holding a mug to holding toast.

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Continuity mistake: On the plane, when Bernie tells Elton he wants some time off he extends his arms. From the opposite angle his right arm is bent.

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Continuity mistake: When Elton plays Crocodile Rock he kicks away the piano bench. Its position changes between shots.

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Continuity mistake: The first time Elton is handed an envelope with Bernie's lyrics he grabs it by its end. A shot later he grabs it by the upper part.

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Factual error: When we see Elton John's father Stanley in RAF uniform at the beginning of the film he is wearing other ranks' uniform. Stanley was commissioned in 1944, three years before Elton was born, and served as a commissioned officer until his retirement as a squadron leader in 1963. He should be wearing officer's uniform.


Other mistake: When Elton visits his father late in the film, his half brothers mention that there is a Rolls Royce outside. However, Elton enters a yellow cab when he is leaving the property, and then is shown in the Rolls Royce further down the road.

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Suggested correction: That wasn't a yellow taxi, it was the Rolls Royce ('72 Silver Shadow).


Factual error: Elton's family home in Pinner is fitted with double glazing which is visible in the scenes when the cast are dancing outside in the street. Double glazing did not exist in 1950s England.


Other mistake: After Elton get a off the phone with his mother in the phone booth, he gets into an argument with John Reid who hits him in the face on the left. In the next scene when Elton is putting on makeup before a show he is covering up the bruise on the right side of his face.

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Suggested correction: The bruise is still on his left side. The viewer is looking at Elton's face in the mirror, so the viewer's left is also Elton's left.


Factual error: A 1976 Chevy Blazer is seen as the duo first enter the Troubadour in 1970.

Bernie Taupin: Don't you want to just sing without this ridiculous paraphernalia?
Elton John: People don't pay to see Reg Dwight! They pay to see Elton John! [Storms off, returns seconds later] I'm sorry.
Bernie Taupin: I know.

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