School of Rock

School of Rock (2003)

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Corrected entry: In the scene were the kids come in the class for the first time and see Dewey with music instruments, keep an eye on Zack the guitar kid. Just before Dewey says "you", Zack looked directly at the camera.

Correction: If an actor/actress happens to glance in the direction of the camera, it is to be presumed that he/she is merely looking towards the imaginary 'fourth wall', as if the camera is not there. As long as the actor does not 'break the fourth wall', this is acceptable.

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Corrected entry: When Rosalie Mullins walks down the corridor approaching Dewey's classroom there are children doing artwork as she walks past, she even comments on the child saying "three at once that is very clever". After she listens in at the classroom door she continues walking down the corridor as we can see her on the CCTV footage the children have set up. In this shot, however, the children are no longer painting where they were before and appear to be through the doors Rosalie is about to walk through.

Correction: The angle on the CCTV camera is placed so that the children in the hallway are out of frame. We can only see Miss Mullins and what is in front of her, not the things that are behind her.


Corrected entry: When The School of Rock goes back on stage for the encore during Battle of the Bands, the whole class goes on stage. If all the kids are on stage, who starts controlling the lights when they start playing the encore?

Correction: The auditorium's stage crew. They don't need to get the lighting exactly the same as when the students ran the lights.


Corrected entry: How is it that Dewey can hear a light orchestra a floor below and a room across (assuming the bathrooms are in the same location on every floor, making Dewey not directly under the music room), but the class next door to Dewey's can't hear a yelling, guitar playing, drum-playing class through a wall (this was before the "roadies" soundproofed the room)?

Correction: People did hear them playing, as Ms. Mullins even mentions it about halfway through the movie, though she just didn't say anything until then.

Corrected entry: When Dewey is all dressed to go to the school, as he says, "I got a hot date," a crew member is reflected on the TV.


Correction: Just watched the film and no member is reflected.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where the principal comes in and observes the class, Dewey improvises a "musical" math lesson, singing things like "9 x 9 = 81" and other very basic arithmetic lessons. But these kids are no younger than 5th grade, and at a fancy prep school they would already be way past those basic skills, but the principal doesn't even notice.

Correction: How someone should or should not react in a given situation is a matter of opinion, and hardly ever movie mistakes. It's entirely possible the principal noticed, but chose not to say or do anything.


Corrected entry: When Dewey and Zack are playing Smoke on the Water for the second time, the positions of their hands are different compared to the first time.

Correction: You can easily play the same song with different fingering on a guitar. Any guitarist will tell you this.

Corrected entry: Battle of the Bands contests are performed once a year; Dewey taught for only a month. It isn't possible for a Battle of the Bands contest to be only a month after the last one.

Correction: There's no problem here. The first concert we see Dewey in, is a regular gig, not a Battle of the Bands. There is nothing to suggest that less than a year has gone since the last time the Battle was held, as we do not see or hear of this on screen.


Corrected entry: The timing of the day of Battle of the Bands is very suspect. It has to be first thing in the morning, say 9:00 at the latest, because all the parents are in Principal Mullins' office demanding to know why she hadn't caught on to Dewey's fraud, and the new substitute for the kids hasn't arrived yet. Yet when they get to the performance venue, there's barely enough time for them to get ready and go on stage as the last band to perform. Allowing travel time and the time it took to pick up Dewey, it still can't be much past 10:00 AM. It's too hard to believe that a bunch of hard-rockers would be up that early to watch all those bands and that everything would essentially be over by that time.

Correction: We simply have no way of knowing what time it is, it's pure speculation that all parents would be available at 9am. The best indication of time is that when Dewey leaves the apartment, Ned and his girlfriend are coming home, presumably from work, which would suggest that it is late afternoon at least.


Corrected entry: When Dewey is getting ready for teachers night and Ned opens the check and finds out Dewey's secret, Dewey admits to Ned that he took a job as him and told him how the kids rock, he then talks about Lawrence on keyboards but calls him "Larry."

Correction: Larry is the common nickname for people named Lawrence.


Corrected entry: When Dewey first asks the principal how much the job pays, she says $650 a week. When Ned receives a check in the mail it is for $1200. The check should be for $1300 which would be for two weeks pay.

Correction: $100 in taxes were withheld.

Corrected entry: When Rosalie walks into the staff room to tell the teachers that it's parents' night, the camera shows her walking into the center of the room. In the face on shot, however, she is talking in the door way. (00:52:10)

Correction: Rosalie enters the room, but does not move to the center. She stops directly alongside the librarian in the blue chair. She remains in this position for the entire shot.

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Corrected entry: How did the people who were running the Battle of the Bands know they were the school of rock? The girls made up the name after the audition.

Correction: Dewey could've called Battle Of The Bands organizers and told them that they were the School of Rock before the day.

Corrected entry: This isn't technically a mistake within the film, but it's interesting. The official title of the film is "School of Rock," yet in the opening credits, the title reads as "The School of Rock."

Correction: If you listen to the commentary with the director they say that they were having trouble deciding what the movie would be called. At the last moment they changed it from "The School of Rock" to "School of Rock". They had already filmed the beginning and didn't get to fix it.

Corrected entry: When Zack picks up the electric guitar for the first time in the movie, Dewey plays 'Smoke on the Water' and we hear some sort of noise made by Dewey vocally. However, his mouth is constantly firmly shut, and this noise could not have been made unless he opened his mouth.


Correction: It is actually very possible to make this noise with your mouth closed, because I have tried it myself. The sound comes from your throat and you can hear it if your mouth is open or not.


Corrected entry: During the scene when the Principal is coming to the class, the students hurry up and put everything away. When the kids are putting the drum set away they never put the high hat away. It just seemed to disappear.

Correction: no, they just don't SHOW the high hat being put away. Someone might have been doing something with the high hat, then, when they had to pack everything away, they could have put it in the cupboard after the drums.

Corrected entry: When Dewey is handing out the CDs as homework, he gives Lawrence the 'Yes' CD. However, at parents' evening, Lawrence's father says "How is this homework?" and holds up a Pink Floyd CD.


Correction: Since the Parents' Night and the day that Dewey assigned the 'Yes' CD to Larry are farther apart than one night, we can assume that Dewey could have given Larry another CD for homework in-between these two times.


Corrected entry: When "Fancy Pants" shows Jack, Freddy, and Kaity's new outfits, Jack hears Zack playing a song. He tells the band to come over and play it. Freddy and Kaity come over in their outfits, but when they start to get more into the song, they're now wearing their school uniforms.

Correction: In the first shot, when the kids are still wearing the costumes, Dewey is just beginning to teach them the song, but in the second shot (out of the costumes), all the kids have mastered the song and are playing along, indicating time has passed between the shots (most likely a day or more).

Corrected entry: After lunch, in the scene where Jack Black gives the kids their roles in the band and they're lined up against the wall, the desks are together. Prior to lunch the desks were apart and you could walk between them. After the scene, the desks are apart again.

Correction: It's not impossible that they moved the desks before they lined up and moved them back again after the 'exercise' was completed, surely? My teachers got us to do it all the time.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the children are pretending to die from a rare blood disease, Freddy is lying on the ground. Then it skips back to Dewey talking to the talent director for the "Battle of the Bands." When Dewey is walking out of the building, he says "We're on the bill," but you see Freddy standing up jumping, how could he be standing up before he knew he was on the bill. (01:35:00)

Correction: Freddy wasn't jumping up and down. He was hanging on the van, and he jumped off it when Dewey said they were on the bill.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Dewey and Ms. Mullins are in the bar, the shots from behind Ms. Mullins sitting down show that her left hand is on the table. However, the shots showing the front of Ms. Mullins show her arms folded.


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Ms. Mullins: I've just been informed that all of your children are missing.

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Trivia: Miranda Cosgrove, who plays Summer Hathaway, actually has a good voice and plays guitar. She had to take a 45-minute class to learn how to sing badly for the scene where she sang "Memories."

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Question: Perhaps a weird question but why did Patty call the cops when she found out Dewey was posing as Ned? Wasn't that ridiculous since it didn't really seem like too much of a crime - as Dewey said to Patty "it's not like I murdered anybody"?

Answer: It's fraud at the end of the day. And in doing so he has put the kids at risk, and possibly ruined Ned's reputation.

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