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Scary Movie (2000) Poster

(2000)

Goofs

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Brenda is getting stabbed in the movie theater, everybody who was stabbing her in the aisle, they say something, but their mouths don't move.
The judge's mouth does not move when saying "must be an original piece" about Buffy's dramatic reading in the beauty pageant.

Continuity 

When the gang is in the car traveling around the curb in the "flashback," Greg stands up through the sunroof. When he climbs up to the sunroof his bottle of Jack Daniels is empty, in the next shot it is full.
Cindy throws a giant brass plate at the killer during The Matrix parody. When the scene cuts to the killer with a back injury, there is no sight of the plate.
In the flashback, when Shorty is pulling up (car still moving, but nearing a stop) the inside of the car is clear (no smoke). As the car stops, the inside is completely filled with smoke.
At the beginning of the movie, when Drew goes to the door, there is nothing on the table by the door. When she closes the door, there are weapons and a banana on the table.
When Miss Mann gives the safety tips, an African-American girl stands behind her. That girl puts an article of clothing on, but she stops and leaves it curled up around her neck. The shot changes to the girls, then back to Miss Mann. This takes about four seconds. When it gets back to Miss Mann, the girl in the background is fully clothed and is standing relaxed and listening to the speech.
After Drew hits the trick-or-treaters with the bat, you can see a paper skeleton on the outside of the front door. However, in the next shot, the skeleton is seen on the door to the right of the front door.
In the shower scene, the girl standing on the right is naked in the first shot and has a towel over her back in the next shot.
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When Cindy pushes the piano down the stairs, she is at the third floor of the house. She then runs down the hallway into her room, also on the third floor. She later runs out of the same door (you can see the third floor hallway in the background). Yet in the next shot, you see her running from her room, onto the second floor landing halfway down the stairs.
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Position of Grandma (whether she is standing or getting up from the floor) changes while the piano comes toward her.
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When the sheriff pours the coffee into Cindy's cup you can see it's black. But when she drops it, it's mixed with milk.
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When Greg is slamming his fist into the lockers you can clearly see the report card is the one use in the unedited WP. But when it cuts to the close-up its the version used in the final cut.
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In the flashback scene Greg stands up through the sun roof of the car. He is then seen being hit by trees as they pass him and his bottle of Jack Daniels is seen falling out of his hand and flying away. After they have hit the man and they're standing outside the car he is then seen with the bottle of Jack Daniels again.
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When Cindy has her meeting with Miss Mann, it's following lunch time at school (as she's wearing the same outfit), however, the clock on the wall in Miss Mann's office points to the time being 9:50.
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When Buffy's mother comes into the room to tell Cindy she has a telephone call, her mother leaves the room. In the next shot when Cindy answers the phone, she is seen again standing in the room.
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During one of the first scenes, the television disappears on the stand behind Bobby and Cindy between shots after Bobby had climbed through the window of her room.
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When Buffy and Cindy are walking together in the school corridor, Heather hands a yellow book to Buffy, in the next scene where they meet Greg and Ray, the yellow book disappears and is replaced by a colorful magazine and a banana.
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When the killer asks Cindy if she knows where he is, between shots the mobile phone changes hands and the hook is in his right hand.
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The towel on the girl next to Buffy in the girls changing room suddenly appears between shots.
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When Cindy shows Buffy the leaflet regarding animal cruelty referring to Buffy using a brand of of makeup tested on animals, the two extras behind them disappear between the shots.
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After the group hit someone in the car, the the car stops partially over the yellow lines in the middle of the road. In the next shot the car has come to a stop a few feet to the side of the yellow lines.
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After Greg complains to Bobby about the damage to his car after they hit someone, he is holding only a bottle of Jack Daniels. After he realizes that they hit a body he is holding a torch.
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When Greg shows the nude picture to the others, Brenda, Cindy and Buffy start laughing at it. The next scene, however, shows Buffy applying makeup and has moved away to the side of the frame.
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When the piano falls down the staircase, it is straight, but later we see after the killer escapes from her house and Doofy is at the front door, behind Cindy the staircase is spiral.
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When we are viewing Gail Hailstorm reporting the incident at the school, there is someone sitting in the tree behind her, in the next shot where the camera pans around all the other news reporters the person has disappeared from the tree.
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During one of the last scenes when the Killer throws Cindy against the wall, the wall dents in and the killer then damages the table below and knocks a picture down leaning against the wall. A few shots later, a chair appears in the same place and the killer uses it to click his back into place.
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During one of the last scenes when Doofy hands over a blue folder covered with jam to the Sheriff, it is closed. However in the next shot, the folder is open and the Sheriff is looking through it.
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Greg's BMW 5-series hits something, breaking the driver's side headlamp, while the passenger side lamp stays on. Then When the BMW is on the dock, the driver's side high-beam lamp is shown as lit - which may be fine, but the passenger side low-beam is on.

Crew or equipment visible 

A crew member is visible through window of Cindy's room during one of the first scenes when we are introduced to Bobby.
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Factual errors 

Shakespeare in Love jumps about half an hour and then jumps back about fifteen minutes in between shots in the movie theatre scene.

Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

The same girl walks by two or three times when Cindy and Bobby are talking in the cafeteria. Shorty even refers to this, making it clear to most viewers that it's a joke.
Ray's jersey number on the field is 13; later in his room it's 12. However, some high schools use different numbers on practice and game jerseys.
Ray asks Greg if his yellow shirt makes him look gay. Then the camera cuts away; when it cuts back, Ray is wearing a black t-shirt instead of the yellow one he just had on because he put it on over the yellow one.

Revealing mistakes 

When they dump the body into the harbor, they take him out of the trunk set him down on the wharf. You can see the fisherman set his hand down to catch himself.
Wire visible on piano rolling down stairs.
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While Cindy is taking a bath she shaves and the razor is drawn along her wet hair but does no damage to the hair, revealing there are no blades.
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Spoilers 

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

In the scene where Ray and Bobby are talking about killing Cindy and her father they trade weapons. But when Ray goes to get Cindy's dad he no longer has the gun. Later when Ray is going to kill Bobby the gun is not on the counter. So he could not have set it down.

Continuity 

After Ray and Bobby reveal that they are copycats, the killer stabs Ray and the hook does not come through his chest. In the next shot it has come through his chest and he is bleeding through the hole; in the next shot, the blood and hole have disappeared again.
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Continuity 

While Ray is explaining to Cindy about television shows creating psychopathic killers and when he starts stabbing Bobby, the knife is in his left hand, but in the next shot, he's stabbing Bobby with the knife in his right hand.
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Crew or equipment visible 

After the garage door comes down on Jill, a hand can be seen from the outside pushing her boot off her foot as she's frantically kicking her feet.
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Crew or equipment visible 

In the scene where a teacher plummets from atop the school roof, just before he hits the ground you can see the shadow of the crane he jumps from, which would only be about 6ft high.

Revealing mistakes 

When Cindy rescues her dad in the kitchen, he lets go of the handcuffs and you can see that they weren't actually buckled up.

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