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A Walk to Remember (2002) Poster

Goofs

Crew or equipment visible 

When Landon shows Jamie the new telescope for the first time, Landon's wireless mic transmitter is visible as he walks towards the telescope to see the comet.

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Landon and his mother are sitting outside discussing what Landon's goals are, Landon's mother has her back facing the camera and her voice does not match the actual scene.
When Jamie is singing "Only Hope" there is a shot of the piano player. What she's playing doesn't match up to what is being heard.

Character error 

When Landon and his friends leave the hallway to go to class in the shot behind Landon, you see that Belinda is clinging onto Landon's arm, not fitting in their character relationship. (Mentioned in the director/actor commentary: Shane West says that they were all good friends and left the scene naturally. They didn't realize they were being filmed at the time.)

Continuity 

When Jamie receives the paper from Landon to a star he had named for her, she is clearly holding the paper as she moves to sit down. As soon as she is seated, the paper is completely missing from the scene. (This is revealed by the director's commentary on the DVD.)
When Jamie is crossing the school yard carrying a box, and one of the girls says, "Nice sweater," to her, Jamie is wearing a backpack, as evidenced by the visible straps on her shoulders. When she walks away we see her from the back and she is not wearing a backpack.
The clasp on Jamie's necklace moves around during the play's music sequence.
After the school play Landon is talking to his father. During the last shot of Landon we see a young man walk behind him in a green button up shirt with a white shirt underneath. In the next shot, the same man walking down the stairs toward them again.
After the play ends, Landon is being congratulated by Eddie. As Eddie is talking, Jamie leaves the theater and we see Eddie cross in the front of the shot. But he's supposedly talking to Landon at the time and in the very next shot, he's standing in front of Landon talking again.
When Landon and Eric are practicing Landon's lines at Landon's house the Azaleas (surrounding them) are in full bloom. Later, when Landon speaks with his mom at their house about Jamie having faith in him (after Jamie told him she loved him), the Azalea blooms on the same Azalea bushes have died - most have fallen off and a few brown blooms remain. Several scenes later, when Belinda comes and apologizes to Landon for the hurtful fliers, again at Landon's house, the same Azaleas (now surrounding Belinda and Landon) are once again in full beautiful bloom. Azaleas are perennials, only blooming once per year for about 2 weeks.
Landon's scar disappears and reappears during the early parts of the movie.
The day after the play, Landon goes through the library to go to the cafeteria, he has a white shirt and blue vest on. When he goes into the cafeteria, he is wearing a white tee shirt under a green shirt. Then when he is with Eric later, he is wearing the blue and white outfit again.
Landon's script is folded several times while it is in his pocket, however whenever he is rehearsing, there is no crease in the script where it should have been folded.
After the play Jamie and Landon are in the Cafateria. Jamie is wearing black shoes when she walks out. When she runs outside and down the stairs she is wearing white tennis shoes.
In the scene between Landon and his mother the night after Landon gives Jamie the star registry paper, the wind kicks up and stops alternately between shots.
When Eric comes to visit Landon, the stereo on the stool goes from being straight, to angled, then back to straight again.
When Landon takes Jamie out to dinner by the water the sky alternately light/dark between shots.
When Landon and his mother are sitting outside discussing what Landon's goals are, it is alternately windy/still between shots.
When Landon and his mother are sitting outside discussing what Landon's goals are, his necklace alternately goes in and out of his shirt.
At the beginning of the movie, when Landon and Clay are on the tower before Clay jumps into the pool, the water is spraying out over the water like a regular high diving tower, however, when the tower is seen from below, there is a small stream of water, not a spray
When Jamie is singing "Only Hope" during the play, there is a piece of hair that on her face in some scenes and is not during others.
During the school play, just after Landon says, "Will you sing for me?" the camera is facing Jamie and the piano begins the song. We see Landon's hand touching her elbow, and as she is about to sing, she puts her arm on the table, pushing his hand out of the way. The camera then cuts to the view from the piano, and you can see that Landon's arm is resting by his side on the table.
When Eric drops Landon off at the school for his first play rehearsal, Eric hands Landon his crutches as he's getting out of the car but in the next shot, Landon is getting out again.
When Jamie is singing in the play, the same shot can be seen from two different cameras, but in one shot her eyes are open and the other her eyes are closed.
When Jamie is in the hospital and is giving Landon her mother's quote book, in the first shot from the front she first reaches for it with her right hand. In the second shot from the back, she is reaching for it with her left hand while her right hand is stationary. In the last shot from the front she has the book in her right hand and gives it to Landon.
When Landon goes after Dean in the cafeteria (after the flyers are passed around) Dean takes the paper and makes a crack about Jamie. Landon grabs the paper back from him but in the next shot when he shoves Dean, the paper is not in either of their hands.
When Landon first walks into the hospital to visit Clay he is wearing a green, checkered button-up shirt and when he enters the room he is wearing a totally different shirt with a grey t-shirt underneath. However, when he goes to the a second time to visit Jamie, when she is able to go home, he is wearing the same green shirt he wore when he entered the hospital to see Clay. It seems that the first shot where he walks in the hospital to see Clay should be put in this scene.
When Landon's ex comes to give him the photos of the musical, when there is a piece of hair hanging down the side of her face in some shots and then her hair is perfectly tied back in others.
When Landan walks into the living room at the end of the movie, the wedding picture is on the table next to the couch. The next scene it is on top of the piano, then in the next scene it is back on the table again.

Crew or equipment visible 

In the school bus scene, if you look through the back door window, you can see someone in the car following the bus wave.
When Landon and Jamie are setting up the telescope to look at Pluto, what should be Jamie or Landon's hand is the hand of an older man.

Errors in geography 

Beaufort, North Carolina is nowhere near the Virginia state line.

Factual errors 

Pluto is much to faint to be seen with the small telescope that they use (minimum 18" necessary).
We see the comet moving. Comets appear still to the human eye and would not pass by stars in a few seconds.

Revealing mistakes 

The day that the flyer is made about Jamie, all of the characters are wearing exactly the same clothes as they were a few days before when Dean asked Landon if they were still cool. A few days later, when the fliers come out they all have the same clothes back on.
When they made the fliers, the body that they show has some clothes on, but on the other fliers, she doesn't have any clothes on (mentioned in DVD commentary: see trivia).

Spoilers 

The goof item below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

At the end of the movie when Landon enters the house to give the book to Mr. Sullivan, the wedding picture is on the mantel. When the view changes, the picture is then on the table across the room.

See also

Trivia | Crazy Credits | Quotes | Alternate Versions | Connections | Soundtracks

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