High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Continuity mistake: At Riley's Garage, when Troy and Chad are about to rummage through the junk looking for the radiator cap, Troy raises his arms and his boxers are light grey, but next shot when he lifts the truck's hood his boxers are black. It's also noteworthy to mention that during "Boys Are Back," young Troy is wearing patterned boxers, though all other clothing is identical. (00:53:45)

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Deliberate mistake: At graduation, after Troy is handed the diploma, in the overhead shot the graduates on the left and right stand-up from their seats, then turn and walk towards each other. All their seats simply disappear between shots. Obviously done deliberately for the dance sequence, but a mistake nonetheless.

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Continuity mistake: When Tiara is at Sharpay's locker, she holds out the pink shopping bag with her left hand, but next close-up it's in Tiara's right hand.

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Other mistake: When Tiara hands Sharpay the bag with the latte you can see that there is nothing in the bag, especially at the end of the scene when Sharpay tosses the bag behind her back. It would have spilled if there really was a latte in there.


Continuity mistake: When Coach Bolton confronts Troy about Juliard, and then when Troy is at East High at his locker changing into his Wildcat jersey, he is wearing dark boxers. When Troy is on the stairs singing "Scream", before reaching the cafeteria, his boxers are light blue.

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Continuity mistake: When Gabriella holds up the toy Robot Rob to Troy, the robot's left arm sticks out in one shot, but is down to its side in the next.

Continuity mistake: When Taylor reads Gabriella's acceptance letter from Stanford University, the envelope behind the letter is positioned in Taylor's left hand vertically, but in the closeup the envelope is horizontal between both of her hands, and then it's back to vertical. This mistake occurs between shots. (00:47:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Troy is focused on the game at the beginning, his hair is soaking wet due to sweat perhaps, but when he is in the locker room during half time, his hair is dry. (00:01:55 - 00:02:45)

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Suggested correction: He had a towel around his neck meaning he dried off his hair.

Continuity mistake: At Riley's Garage, after Troy finds the radiator cap he lifts the truck's hood and tosses the red t-shirt onto the engine. Once he removes the duct tape and places the cap on, back to the side shot the t-shirt has changed position.

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Continuity mistake: At the graduation, during the song High School Musical the staff members are standing on the stage while clapping along, but in the next shot the staff members are no longer on the stage, then they are back on stage.


Continuity mistake: When Troy surprises Gabriella from behind he pulls her into the treehouse, and as they stand at the center holding hands, behind Gabriella is the brass bell (which is at the doorway they sat in front of earlier) and behind Troy are two model airplanes. In the next two shots as the ceiling opens, though the couple have not moved, now the airplanes are behind Gabriella and the brass bell is behind Troy, but they revert back to their original positions in the final shot inside the treehouse. (00:12:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Sharpay appears at Troy's locker to let it slip about Gabriella's 'Freshman Honors Program', Troy's notebook changes position. Such as, the front of Troy's notebook (with the Wildcat sticker) faces out, but in a close-up the back (cardboard color) faces out.

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Visible crew/equipment: After Gabriella and Troy convince everyone to stick with the musical, when Ms. Darbus asks everyone to line up she walks to stage left (viewer's right) and steps behind her white mark, on the otherwise clean stage floor.

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Deliberate mistake: Troy and Chad drive into Riley's Auto Salvage and park the truck beside the trailer office (which Riley steps out of), near a tow truck. During "Boys Are Back", just after the shot with the female silhouette and the line "Save the girl," in the next shot Chad and Troy run past the trailer office, but Troy's truck has vanished. No worries, because the truck is back beside the tow truck after the song. (00:56:50)

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Continuity mistake: When Gabriella joins Troy on the roof, she places her bag on the step before she picks Troy's tux. The bag's position changes throughout this scene.

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Continuity mistake: After their musical number during the show, when Troy hands Gabrielle the bouquet of roses, the white ribbon is either higher up in the close-ups or lower down in the wideshots.

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Continuity mistake: On the treehouse, when Troy helps Gabriella up during their song, "Chad's" red cape, which is draped to the floor, and Robo Rob are visible behind them on the windowsill. In the next shot as Troy removes his sweatshirt, only a bit of the cape is draped over and the toy has moved farther away from the window's frame. When they turn the corner, we can see that more of the cape is draped on the inside of the treehouse again. (00:11:40)

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Continuity mistake: In the cafeteria, when Taylor agrees to be Chad's date the blonde wavy haired girl is sitting behind Chad, but next shot she's excitedly standing, then back to sitting when it cuts away.

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Continuity mistake: When Gabriella and Troy walk into her backyard, Troy drops his book down on the table, with its spine facing the gate, but next shot the book has rotated about 90°.

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Chad Danforth: So I guess when they hand us that diploma, we're actually done here.
Troy Bolton: What makes you think we're getting diplomas?

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Trivia: Over a thousand extras appear in the graduation scene.

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Question: When Troy goes to the gym at night he looks at the basketball jerseys (there are 6 I think), one is Troy's, one Chad's and another Jack Bolton's. Who do the others belong to?

Answer: I think that they are just props. The owner of those jerseys has no relevence to the plot.. They might just be randomly picked names.

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