Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Continuity mistake: After Frank places the kettle on the burner, when he steps in front of the sink in the wideshot, the window is behind the sink, in front of Frank. There are plants on the sill that reach the window handles. However, after Frank sees the mansion light and puts the teapot down, in the close-up of the window the center plant is gone and the left plant is different. (00:01:30)

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Continuity mistake: The amount of eyebrow hair, just over Moody's magical eye, differs in various consecutive shots of him throughout the film. It goes from some hair being caught under the casing, to all of it being over the casing, and vice versa; such as when he begins to feel the effects of the Polyjuice Potion diminishing, and he looks in the cabinet. (It is Moody's eyebrow over the casing, not a piece of fabric.) (00:25:20)

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Continuity mistake: In the common room, when Harry meets with Sirius, there are a stack of logs at the left of the fireplace which differ between shots.

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Continuity mistake: While Sirius speaks with Harry in the common room, the sweater at the corner of the couch changes position during this scene.

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Continuity mistake: During the scene where Harry is in the Prefects' bathroom after he has submerged the golden egg in the water, his wet hair keeps changing positions as he's talking to Moaning Myrtle, even though he doesn't touch it. Harry's hair changes position in consecutive shots, during other scenes in the film as well.

Continuity mistake: In the Great Hall, after Ron receives his "dress" and Harry says, "Well it does match your eyes. Is there a bonnet?" the toast caddy on the table in front of Harry moves farther down the table, between shots. (01:06:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Dumbledore reveals the scar Wormtail made on Harry's arm, the blood around the scar differs in the next shot.

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Continuity mistake: When Fred or George says "Sounds like the Irish has got their pride on", right before Arthur enter the tent, we see him swinging a pillow to his right ready to hit. When it cuts to Arthur entering, he has his pillow to his left. (00:09:50)

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Continuity mistake: When Moody has turned Draco into a ferret, McGonagall shows up asking what he is doing. Behind her Harry is holding onto his bag's strap. His hand's position on the strap changes in the next shot.

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Continuity mistake: When Voldemort says to Harry, "I'd introduce you, but rumor has it you're almost as famous as me these days," we see Harry resting his chin on the statue's sickle. When it cuts, he has his chin lifted from it.

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Continuity mistake: Just as Harry flies back into the stadium during the first task, Fred and George's case is open in one shot and closed in the next. (01:00:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Barty Crouch Jr. lunges at Harry, Dumbledore grabs him and pulls him back. The camera does an instant cut and Dumbledore's grip on Harry has changed totally. (02:11:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Harry is deciding to ask Cho to the ball, he is in the doorway to the owlery. When he runs after her, he is in the owlery. No time has passed between the two shots. (01:09:40)

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Continuity mistake: During the scene in which the Tri Wizard cup is brought into the Great Hall and then Harry's name comes out of the Goblet of Fire, pay attention to Hagrid. We first see him move behind Snape and Moody who are in front of the window and standing directly behind them. Then he is further over to the right of the screen in front of the wall, and then back to his original position.

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Continuity mistake: When Voldemort pushes Cedric's face with his foot, his foot's placement on Cedric's face change in the next shot.

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Continuity mistake: When Harry falls into the Pensieve and sees Dumbledore, he leans towards him. In the next shot, he is noticeably further away.

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Continuity mistake: When Harry returns with Cedric's body he says "He's back. Voldemort is back". When it cuts Dumbledore suddenly has got his hand behind Harry's head. It wasn't there in the previous shot.

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Continuity mistake: When Harry wakes up after having his first nightmare the pillow under his head change position in the next shot.

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Continuity mistake: When Harry returns from the cemetery, there's a shot of him lying over Cedric's body. When Dumbledore reaches out to put his hands on Harry's face, Harry's left shoulder is higher while he rests his weight on his right arm. The scene cuts to a rear view, and his right shoulder is now higher. When it cuts back to a front view, his left shoulder is once again in the higher position.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Hermione makes Harry stand up after his name has been retrieved from the Goblet of Fire, Ron continues to look straight ahead and has an emotionless expression for that shot. In the next shot when Harry is walking to Dumbledore, Ron's head is suddenly slightly down and moving up towards Harry, and a glare has appeared on his face.

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Continuity mistake: When Harry and Cedric are transported to the cemetery, the Triwizard cup lands on the grassy slope, well beyond the Riddle monument, with its luminescent top facing away from the cauldron area. During Priori Incantatem, three shots after Voldemort exclaims, "He's mine!" the cup lies on the corner of the Riddle monument's stone base and it faces the opposite way. The cup is back up on the grassy area in the following shots. (01:19:00 - 01:28:40)

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Ginny Weasley: He just asked Fleur Delacour to the ball. Actually he sort of screamed at her. It was a bit frightening.
Harry Potter: What did he do next?
Ron Weasley: What else? I ran for it!

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Trivia: Mike Newell decided against the original idea of separating the 734-page book into two films released several months apart, figuring he could still make it into a workable film by cutting some of the bulkier subplots.

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Question: Is it true that Voldemort's eyes are not red in the movies so that he will be less scary for younger viewers?

Answer: Not at all. In fact, David Heyman made the decision for his eyes to be blue in the films for him to be more scary! They felt that his red eyes in Sorcerer's Stone did not show enough emotion to make him an evil character. It was felt in Goblet of Fire that the light blue eyes would be perfect to show his evil in the moonlight, and they kept it on for later films.

Answer: True story.

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