High School Musical 3: Senior Year

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: During "Now or Never", Troy passes the ball to Chad who is standing on the left side (looking to the cheerleaders) of the white line drawn on the floor, but when he catches the ball he is on the other side. (00:04:30)

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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: 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: After Kelsi signs everyone up, and they stand around the piano complaining, in the shots facing Gabriella she stands directly in front of the notepad, with her hands on the piano to the left and right of the notepad. In the shots facing Kelsi, Gabriella stands to the side of the notepad. This occurs between shots, particularly noticeable when Troy tells them he's in. (00:19:05)

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Continuity mistake: Just as Gabriella and Troy walk into Gabriella's backyard, they put their belongings down on the table, with an Adirondack chair beside it and the second Adirondack farther away from the table, mostly out of frame. Next shot, when they sit on the hammock, that second Adirondack which was out of frame has moved forward, so the end of its arm rest is level with the table's corner. When Mrs. Montez comes out it's back to the way it was in the first shot. (00:37:20)

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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 and Gabriella are rehearsing "Just Wanna Be With you," Jimmie is seen painting in the background. In the first shot, Jimmie is crouching and gradually stands up. In the next shot, Jimmie is crouching again. (00:50:45)

Continuity mistake: During rehearsal, just after Ryan cracks up at the sight of Chad in the clown suit, as Taylor pulls Chad away Gabrielle walks to the center of the 'balcony', with her back to Troy. Next shot, however, Gabrielle is back near the corner or the railing facing Troy, but next shot she's farther away again. (00:51:50)

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Continuity mistake: During the rehearsal of "Just Wanna Be With You", Jimmie leaves the cup of paint and paintbrush beside the railing. Not only does the cup of paint move (note rail post and pickets) in following shots, but after Gabriella dabs paint on Troy, the paint cup just vanishes, as well as the paintbrush Gabriella dropped. (00:52:05)

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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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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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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: 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.

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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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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: 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: 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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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: Stan Ellsworth, who briefly plays big, burly Mr. Riley, has an interesting personal history that is hardly known. After high school, he was in the US Marine Corp for eight years, and was honorably discharged with the rank of First Sergeant. Then after receiving a BA in history, Stan played for the NFL's Detroit Lions and the Seattle Seahawks, but after an injury he became a coach and defensive coordinator. Some years later Stan went back to school and received a PhD in Sports Psychology and a Masters degree in Organizational Communication. Doctor Stan Ellsworth (remember the PhD), has also taught history to Highland High School students in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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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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