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Continuity mistake: Dave throws the muffin basket that he stole from Jett Records into his garbage can; and when we see the front of the can there is a handle visible on the side. However when the film goes back to the garbage can (as the chipmunks climb out of it) the handle is no longer visible on the front part of the can that we see, meaning the can itself has somehow rotated. (00:09:30 - 00:10:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Ian visits Dave's house on Christmas, bringing over all the gifts and toys for the chipmunks, he hands Dave three large gift-wrapped boxes for them. He then mentions he got Dave a CD and places the wrapped CD on top of the three boxes that Dave is holding. Then when Ian is leaving, between a couple of shots the position of the wrapped CD on the top box differs. (00:48:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Dave is in the supermarket with the chipmunks, the chipmunks are in the trolley. When Dave turns his back, the chipmunks overload the trolley with boxes of toaster waffles. In the following shots during the whole scene with Dave talking to the chipmunks and then discovering that the chipmunks' song is on the radio, the amount of boxes of waffles in the trolley and the boxes' positions change. (00:40:35)

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Factual error: When Dave hears the message on his voicemail from Claire, telling him that she will be round for dinner at 7 o'clock, he checks the clock and it is 6:30.p.m. However, bright sunlight is pouring through the windows. This film is set around the countdown to Christmas, so at 6:30p.m it should be pitch black outside, or at least slightly dark but definitely not bright sunshine. (00:30:50)

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Continuity mistake: When Dave catches Alvin from off the top of his head and traps him inside a woollen hat, he quickly places the hat down on the table and holds the rim of the hat down to prevent him from escaping. However, as he is holding it down the position of the rim of the hat and the actual hat (in his hands) differs from shot to shot. (00:13:15)

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Continuity mistake: In the shot when we see the chipmunks climbing out of the garbage can that Dave threw the muffin basket into, we can see an ironing board surface to the right of the screen, with just a few items on it. Later on in the kitchen scene where Dave is chasing the chipmunks through the cabinets with a spatula, a whole pile of paper sheets and addition items have appeared on the edge of the ironing board. (00:10:15 - 00:12:45)

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Continuity mistake: When the Chipmunks are running through the lobby of Jett Records, trying to get inside Dave's muffin basket, Alvin and Simon get in but Theodore is still running along trying to get in. As Alvin hangs over the edge to try and grab Theodore, he is alternatively standing on or off of the white material that drapes outside the muffin basket. (00:09:05)

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Continuity mistake: When the chipmunks are in the kitchen, Alvin gets on top of the microwave and opens up two of the cupboards that are full of food. He opens them up and then stands at the ledge of the cupboard in awe, but in the next wider view of the open cupboards he isn't visible at all and has vanished from the shot. (00:10:50)

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Continuity mistake: When Claire walks over to the signing table that Dave and the chipmunks are sitting at (after their stage performance), she bends down to take a photo of them and Dave holds his hand up and forms a 'peace' sign with his fingers behind the chipmunks. But in the following reverse shot the chipmunks cannot be seen in front of the peace sign, when they should be visible. (00:52:10)

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Continuity mistake: When the chipmunks are giving Dave their gifts to him on Christmas morning, after Dave has opened and read the card that Theodore made him, he puts it back down on the table. In the following shots the position of the card changes from straight to diagonal and back. (00:46:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Dave awakens after being knocked unconscious by the jar in the kitchen, he stands up next to the sink and in the sink there are two coloured flannels hanging over the basin that are spaced far apart. But in close-ups of the sink they are touching. Also when the chipmunks are playing with the blender there is a tin of "Thai Tea" beside the appliances; but this is only there in close-ups. In wide shots the tin is not there. (00:14:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Dave is in the living room, picking up the yellow surfboard, in the wide shot we can see all three chipmunks standing on the small coffee table; and leaning up against the far end of the coffee table is a large painting. But in the close-ups of the chipmunks standing on the edge of the table, talking to Dave, there is nothing leaning against the side of it. Also between wider views and closer shots the items on the table rearrange themselves and change. (00:31:15)

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Continuity mistake: When the chipmunks are performing the song 'Witch Doctor' for the Jett Records premiere, they are performing on top of a giant sealed cauldron which has mist bubbling out from its rim. During the scene the amount of mist that is flowing from the cauldrons rim is not consistent; in one shot the mist might be coming out fast and thickly but in the next it is bubbling out in thin slow wisps. (00:50:50)

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6th Nov 2008

General questions

I remember some TV christmas special about a reindeer who is out of shape and falls for a sexy reindeer called Vixen. I think the reindeer was out of shape and had to earn a place in santas sled. Help?

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Chosen answer: "Hooves of Fire (1999) (TV)" - www.imdb.com/title/tt0219086/

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4th Nov 2008

Secretary (2002)

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Continuity mistake: Between the wideshot and closeup of Lee picking up the plate of food from Edward's desk, all the items around the plate (green glass, ornate box, etc.) completely rearrange themselves. (00:34:40)

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4th Nov 2008

Secretary (2002)

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Continuity mistake: When Lee is burning her leg with the hot kettle in her bedroom, the way in which the pink towel is wrapped around her head completely changes between shots. (00:08:10)

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4th Nov 2008

Secretary (2002)

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Continuity mistake: When Lee is eating with Peter in Wash & Dine there is a menu on the table they're sitting at, which faces out towards the camera. But in one wideshot is has changed to facing the other direction. (00:30:30)

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4th Nov 2008

Secretary (2002)

Visible crew/equipment: When Lee arrives at the office on her interview, as she gets out of the car as it's raining you can see a crewmember and a boom reflected in the car door window. (00:11:55)

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4th Nov 2008

Secretary (2002)

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Continuity mistake: When Peter is pouring out more red wine for Lee in the Wash & Dine, in the first shot he is holding the wine bottle with one hand, but in the next shot he is gripping it with both hands. (00:30:45)

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4th Nov 2008

Secretary (2002)

Continuity mistake: When Lee brings in a packet of doughnuts and coffee for Edward, she positions the packet straight and neat. But in the next shot the packet is facing diagonally and also the books on the table are stacked differently. (00:22:00)

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