Edit
School of Rock (2003) Poster

Goofs

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

After Dewey and Miss Mullins go to the bar, Dewey is heard singing and snapping his fingers as he drives. However, you can see through the windshield that both of his hands are on the steering wheel and he is not snapping his fingers.
5 of 5 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
During one of the scenes when the band is practicing Zack's song, there is a shot where Freddy is seen sitting on the stool doing nothing, but the drum line is still being played.
4 of 5 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
While Dewey and the school band are practicing, Dewey's leg accidentally pulls the cord out of Zack's guitar, but the sound of the song they are playing is unchanged.
2 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
When No Vacancy are playing at the start of the movie, you can see the drummer hit the crash, yet no sound is made.
2 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
When No Vacancy is playing at the Battle of the Bands, no one is playing the slide guitar part in the last chorus.
2 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
While Zack is playing his newly composed song in the background as Billy and Dewey are discussing the band's outfits, you can hear the chords and notes change, yet Zack's fingering doesn't change for the last part in the shot.
2 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
During the Battle of the Bands performance two different guitars can be heard on the audio track playing at the same time, although for most of the song Dewey is not playing his guitar and Zack is the only other guitarist on stage.
2 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
During the music montage set the the music of the Ramones, Dewey can be seen demonstrating different rock and roll facial expressions to Katie while playing the bass. The problem is, however, that the bass he has on and is demonstrating with has no strings, even though he is moving his fingers as if it does.
1 of 3 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
When the school band begins to play "School of Rock" there is a Hammond organ sound heard playing through a rotating Leslie speaker. Lawrence is playing the Yamaha keyboard and the Hammond and Leslie are behind him.
0 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Character error 

Following School of Rock's performance at the Battle of the Bands, Miss Mullins is stopped by security and then allowed access backstage by claiming, "I am principal of the school's band." In reality, she is principal of the band's school.
3 of 6 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
The title of the movie is "School of Rock". The only time it is referred to as "The School of Rock" is a neon sign at the very beginning. The directors commentary addresses the titling error and specifically states that the title is "School of Rock."
3 of 6 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Dewey mispronounces Rush drummer Neil Peart's last name as "pert" instead of Peart's preferred pronunciation of "peert". This is a very common mistake.
3 of 7 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Towards the beginning of the movie, Summer clearly states that her parents pay 15,000 dollars a year for her tuition. When the angry parents confront Principal Mullins after parent night, Summer's mother shouts numerous times "I do not pay 15,000 dollars a month for my child...".
2 of 6 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
When Dewey is explaining the diagram of the history of rock, "Siouxsie and the Banshees" is misspelled (as Siouxie).
1 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
When in the bar, Dewey says to Miss Mullins that the school was "the best he ever teached at". Miss Mullins, the school's principal, didn't seem to even notice the grammatical error.
2 of 7 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
When the students are saying the "pledge to the band" with their hand over their heart, one girl (Caucasian, blonde hair in braided pig tails), uses her left hand instead of right.
1 of 4 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
When Summer is writing the schedule, she only writes the times and not what they're supposed to be doing.
1 of 4 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Continuity 

When putting the drum kit away, the Hi-hat is missing.
2 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
When Miss Mullens is walking down the corridor, you see her stop to talk to some painters. In the shot through the CCTV the painters have vanished
2 of 3 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
When Dewey asks Zach what he'd tell a bully, the clock's hand positions moves back and forth between shots.
2 of 3 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
When Dewey is eating the turkey sub, the arrangement of the plastic wrap as well as the pattern of bites missing varies between shots.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
When the kids are pledging their allegiance to the band, the hand that Eleni is using switches between shots.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
When Freddy and Lawrence come to get Dewey out of bed to go to the Battle of the Bands, Dewey's sheet is first halfway up his chest, but in the next shot it is down near his waist.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
When Dewey and Miss Mullins drink their beer in the bar, there are two shots after each other that show the same waitress starting from her same starting position.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
When Tomika speaks with Dewey after class, Dewey swings his hand out, and then repeats the move without first bringing it back in.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
When Dewey speaks to the battle of the band director, in one shot Summer is looking towards the director, in the next she is looking towards the band (just prior to Dewey throwing the chair).
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
The telephone cord switches positions after Dewey hangs up the phone and puts it on the coffee table.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
When they get to the Battle of the Bands, he tells the woman, "We are competing. We are the School of Rock." They were already on the bill, and then the name of the band happened later, and there didn't seem to be any time for the person backstage to have that name listed on her clipboard.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
In the beginning of the movie when Jack writes "Mr. S" on the board, it is slightly scratchy and pointed, a few shots later, "Mr. S" is written on the board in more legible, rounded handwriting.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
When they are playing Zack's song for the first time. The drummer "Fred" and Baseplayer "Katie" have scene costumes but in the next clip they are back in their school uniforms.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
After Dewey explain's that he will be performing "lead vocals and shredding guitar" Alicia's arms are crossed/uncrossed between shots.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
When Dewey is climbing the stairs to go watch the kids in music class after hearing music from the bathroom, his shirt is half untucked. When he arrives at the door, it is tucked in completely.
1 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
When Dewey and Ms. Mullins are sitting in the bar, the type of glass that Ms. Mullins' is drinking from changes from round to multi-sided.
1 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
When the parents of the kids are interrogating Dewey Finn, the police arrive to arrest him, Principle Mullins arrives too and so does his friend Ned Schneebly and his friend's girlfriend Patty Di Marco. They all stand at the door leaving absolutely no space at the entrance of the classroom. In the next scene Finn is seen running away in the corridors of the school from everyone due to a verbal misunderstanding between him and the parents. It is unclear how he was able to escape from the classroom since the entrance was completely blocked by the police, Mullins, De Marco and Schneebly in the previous scene.
1 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
When Dewey is removing his guitar and getting ready for his crowd dive at the beginning of the movie, one shot shows him still standing downstage with the guitar on.
0 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
When Dewey is about to leave No Vacancy, he points his guitar over his shoulder. In the next shot his guitar is by his side.
0 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Just prior to the band prayer, when the kids put their hands in the middle, in one shot Tomika is very quick to put her hand in the middle. In the close-up of the hands her hand is one of the last to be put in the middle.
0 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
In the beginning of the movie the middle of the blackboard is clear. But when we see Dewey assigning the band, we see a math poster in the middle of it magnifying the digits of the number one million.
0 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
After Dewey listens to Zack's secret song, during one angle switch, Zack's hand goes from on to off to back on the guitars fingerboard.
0 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
When "School of Rock" are on stage for their big show, Dewey enthusiastically plays the lead guitar break after the first verse, where he starts dramatically flailing and stomping around the stage. Looking closely you can see his feet getting dangerously tangled in the blue guitar cord used by Katie on bass. In the next shot from a different angle, however, that specific blue cord is nowhere to be seen on the floor near Dewey's guitar theatrics.
0 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
When Summer is waiting for Dewey to arrive so she can explain her argument about not wanting to be a groupie, she's seen leaning against a tree with no lipstick, but when she approaches Dewey she's wearing bright red lipstick.
0 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
When Billy hands Dewey the brown paper bag with his outfit in it before the band performs at the contest, the fold at the top of the back keeps switching from facing Billy to facing Dewey.
0 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Crew or equipment visible 

At the concert, the shadow of the camera falls on the amplifier in a close-up of Alex.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

See also

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

Contribute to This Page