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(1992)

Goofs

Continuity 

When Jack, David, and Les go to their house, Sarah picks up a fork before gives Jack the plate with the cake. In the next shot she has to pick up the fork off the table and give it to Jack.
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Anachronisms 

In the rally scene, there is a brightly lit EXIT sign in the background.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

During "Seize the Day" the kid with the tin can drums is off beat compared to the soundtrack.
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After talking to Jack-as-scabber, Davey doesn't move his lips when he says, "I'm not like you!"
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In the beginning song "Carrying the Banner" when Crutchy sings there are unsychronized voice/mouth movements.
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When Jack, Davey, and Les are being chased by Snyder, Les' lips don't move when he says, "All this for one sip of beer?"
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When the Newsies are fighting the men sent by Pulitzer, Racetrack throws a punch that is not accompanied by a sound.
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Continuity 

When Joesph Pulitzer was reading Trolley Strike Drags on for third week, he drags his magnifying glass and reads the top line but says the word 'on' (which is on the second line) while he's still reading the top line.
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When David goes to rescue Jack from the refuge, he removes a pin to uncouple the horse from the carriage. He's leaning on his right elbow, and the pin is above his head, yet he uses his right hand to reach up and push the pin up, and then he grabs it from above with his left hand. There is no way he would be able to do this from that position, as he could not prop himself up and push the pin out with his right and at the same time.
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Everyone's New York accents disappear during "Seize the Day Chorale".
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The man holding a sign standing behind Jack and David when they're on their way to David's home from Irving Hall disappears between shots.
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When Jack is negotiating with David, Dutchy and Swifty are standing in the background of the group behind David. In the next shot, they are coming down the stairs to join the group.
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When Medda is sing "My Lovey-Dovey Baby" it show Les sitting by a man bouncing a puppet on his Leg. In the next shot, the man with the puppet sits down by Les.
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When Jack is showing Les the pamphlet for Santa Fe, Les' candy is alternately in his mouth/hand between shots.
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Right before Jack insults the Delancey brothers, the Newsie next to Boots takes his hat off and holds it in his hand. Immediately in the next shot, it's on again, pulled down tightly as if he never took it off.
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During the rally scene, right before Jack runs out of Irving Hall with Kid Blink, Kid clearly isn't wearing his hat. Moments later, Jack and Blink are outside and Blink has his hat on perfect and tight.
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At the end of the movie, when David gets 100 papers, it is a much smaller pile than when Jack got 100 papers at the beginning of the movie.
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Dutchy enters the stall twice during the beginning of "Carryin' the Banner".
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When Jack and Dave go to the Refuge, they duck behind the wall to avoid being seen by the cops and the nuns. Dave puts his hands in front of him left over right. In the wider shot, his hands are at his sides. He then re-folds them right over left. In the next close shot, they are left over right again.
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When Jack is singing Santa Fe he jumps on the horse and takes off, his hat is off. Then when he turns the corner his hat is back on for him, just to take it off again while riding the horse.
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During "High Times, Hard Times", Swifty, Snitch, and Kid Blink magically move from the balcony to the ground floor standing next to Medda between scenes.
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Errors in geography 

When Jack, Davey and little brother are running into the theater. As they round the corner there is a palm tree. Probably not something seen in NY in the 1890s
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Factual errors 

The real 1899 New York newsboys' strike was a partial failure. Prices were not lowered, although before the strike, unsold papers were not refunded, whereas afterwards they were,
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By 1899 Joseph Pulitzer was blind and ran his newspapers by telegram from a yacht.
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While Joseph Pulitzer did have a daughter named Katherine, she died in 1884, 15 years before the setting of this story.
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Miscellaneous 

In the director's commentary they comment on the real outcome of the strike. Indicating that they were aware of the reality, but probably wanted to simplify the ending.
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When David tries to give back Jack's papers, he offers him less than half his stack. However, Jack bought him 50 papers, whereas David bought only 20 papers.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

When the Newsies line up at the gate during "Carrying the Banner", most are singing the first verse; it's not obvious, but Kid Blink is singing the one that is sung in counterpoint.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Boots and Les sing their solos in "King of New York", you can see the hands on the backs of their chairs that push them up.
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At the end, when David puts on his hat, someone bumps the camera causing it to shake.
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During the toast to Denton, in the background, you can see Mush and Kid Blink (Aaron Lohr and Trey Parker) standing together. When the drinks are being handed out, Racetrack (Max Casella) takes two, and hands one back to Trey and keeps the other. Trey hands the drink to Aaron and then taps Max on the shoulder for another drink, but receives none. He then holds the same glass as Aaron, and the two laugh about their toasting with the same glass.
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During her fight with the Delancey brothers, when Sarah pulls back to punch one of them, her fist hits the "brick" wall and gives way.
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