The Hangover

Continuity mistake: The scratches on Phil's neck have completely disappeared by the time they're back for the wedding.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Stu, Phil, and Allan are retrieving the tiger back to Mike Tyson, the tiger scratches Phil. As they get out of the car, the camera has the tiger in full frame as he growls at Phil, you see chains around the tigers' neck as a leash that was never there before.

Continuity mistake: The boys try to drug Mike Tyson's tiger by putting roofies into a piece of steak. When Alan puts the pills into the steak you can see that the meat is extremely soft; he pushes the pills in easily with one finger. When Stu brings the steak into the bathroom it's clearly a stiff piece of steak and not the same one.

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Continuity mistake: In the regular, non-extended version of the movie, when the guys are on the roof of Caesar's Palace they drink a shot. Then without filling the glasses they have another toast with a suddenly full shot glass. [The extended cut shows them refilling the glasses, but it makes for a mistake in the regular version as there's no other indication of any time passing - the glasses are just suddenly magically refilled].

Continuity mistake: The morning after scene opens with Stu laying on the floor of the hotel suite. There is a chicken about 2 to 3 feet to the left of Stu about even with where his head is on the floor, but when they cut to another camera angle showing Stu getting up the chicken is now 2 to 3 feet directly in front of him rather than 2 to 3 feet to his left as previously shown.

Continuity mistake: In the beginning when Phil calls Tracy to explain they cannot find Doug, the three guys in the background are in a very different position than at the end of the movie during the same time period. In the end the drug dealer walks forward towards Stu and Alan and then Stu begins running over to Phil. In the beginning all of the guys in the background are farther apart during the same time of Phil's phone call.

Continuity mistake: When the guys are going to bring "Carlos" to his mom in his apartment, he is wide awake as they approach the room. However when Jade picks him up, he's now suddenly sleeping.


Continuity mistake: The amount of dirt on Phil's pants varies greatly between shots, during the scene after they let the guy out of the trunk in the Mercedes.


Continuity mistake: When the guys are leaving Vegas and Doug is explaining that he found chips in his pocket, he is holding his hat with his left hand and the chips in his right hand. Two shots later, the hat and chips have switched hands, with no time for it to occur.


Continuity mistake: Once the naked guy is let out of the trunk and runs off, Alan is sitting on the ground with his back resting against the front tire in one shot, then against the car just behind the wheel well in another, then resting against the tire yet again in another.

Continuity mistake: When Stu first finds Doug on the roof, the sun is half on his face. When the camera changes sides and shows Doug again when they are all standing around him, the shadow is much longer and there is no sun on his face.


Continuity mistake: Just after the cop car gets smashed up and Stu says "thats a fake laugh" there is a long shot of the cop car and the windscreen has got considerably less damage to it than previously seen. (00:41:05)

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Continuity mistake: In the opening scene when Phil calls Traci, Drugdealer Doug is urinating in the background for almost the entire scene. Later, when the scene is playing out again, Drugdealer Doug zips up and walks back to the car after Phil says "We f***ed up," which is the second line of the conversation.

Continuity mistake: Just before the car is nearly hit by the lorry, there are skid marks on the road. Camera changes angle and the skid marks have disappeared. (00:10:05)

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Continuity mistake: After the China man escapes from the boot of the Mercedes, Alan is resting against the wheel, and in the close up shots of the door it has dirt streaks on it, but when Stuart goes to talk to Alan, the dirt streaks come and go.


Continuity mistake: A different "Carlos" baby can be seen during the apartment scene, in which the baby the guys bring to the apartment is different than the baby used during the breastfeeding shot. The two babies have different face and eye shapes.


Continuity mistake: There are two metal bars that stick out under the car when they meet the Chinese gang, and then turn into three metal bars under the car.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene after the naked guy jumps out of the trunk and they recover from his tire iron. The sun magically changes from high in the sky to almost sunset and back again through the entire scene.

Continuity mistake: When the guys are sitting down for breakfast, it is clear that in some of the far away shots during that scene "Carlos" is not the same baby as the shape of the baby's eyes are different.


Continuity mistake: At the beginning, Phil says to Tracey on the phone regarding the wedding, "That ain't gonna happen." In the end when we loop back to that scene, Stu tackles him before he can say that line.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Stu, Phil, and Allan are retrieving the tiger back to Mike Tyson, the tiger scratches Phil. As they get out of the car, the camera has the tiger in full frame as he growls at Phil, you see chains around the tigers' neck as a leash that was never there before.

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Phil Wenneck: You're not really wearing that are you?
Alan Garner: Wearing what?
Phil Wenneck: The man purse. You actually gonna wear that or are you just fuckin' with me?
Alan Garner: It's where I keep all my things. Get a lot of compliments on this. Plus it's not a purse, it's called a satchel. Indiana Jones wears one.
Phil Wenneck: So does Joy Behar.

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Trivia: During a speech in Toronto, Bradley Cooper told audiences that people in Las Vegas didn't even notice they were filming a movie, even though he had bloody tiger scratches on his neck, and Justin Bartha was beet red, nobody stopped to look.

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Question: In the scene right when they leave the hotel after the wild night, they see Doug's mattress. Is there any significance to the guy that turns to them and says some people just can't handle Vegas?

Answer: His name is Chuck Pacheco and he's an actor/director. He played Chuckie in the movie Alpha Dog.

Answer: I'm sure the guy Phil asks is a famous golfer, just not sure who. It is significant in what he says, because the Wolf Pack couldn't handle Vegas, so it was a sideways slap to them.

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