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Selena (1997) Poster

(1997)

Goofs

Continuity 

When Selena's parents are talking after their kids perform for the first time other than at the restaurant, the mother's hair changes from in front to in back a few times.
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Anachronisms 

In the mall, a poster for a Playstation game was visible. The Playstation came out in the United States in September, 1995, Nearly six months after Selena's death.
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The "Nacho Cheesier" logo on the Dorito bag Selena was eating from didn't appear on Dorito bags until sometime after her death.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Chris comes home from the store while Selena is mowing the lawn, she asks him what he bought. We hear him say "Junk food" but his mouth is saying something else.
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When Selena is performing at a fair as a nine-year-old, during one shot, her lips are not moving even though you can hear her singing.
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When Selena opens her boutique, she introduces Yolanda Saldivar and then says that it's her fanclub president- her mouth doesn't move when she says that.
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While recording, "I Could Fall in Love" one of the record executives has his hands on his hips in one shot, then the next they're in his pockets.
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Character error 

When Selena asks Chris if he dances, he replies "I put on my white shoes and black jacket and dance like John Travolta." However, in Saturday Night Fever, Travolta wore black shoes and a white jacket.
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Continuity 

During the part where AB gets the bus stuck in a ditch, there's an error with consistency. When they drive away to get gas and during the times they're stranded in the middle of nowhere and hitching a ride to the nearest phone, it's daytime. When AB calls Abraham to tell him they got stuck, he and Marcella are already in bed asleep.
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When Abraham is first teaching Selena to sing in Spanish, he has glasses on his collar, and close up, there are no glasses on his collar.
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When Selena's father is teaching them how to play instruments when they are young, he tries to play the drums but Hen falls. When he falls, he lands on a pillow, but in the next shot, the pillow is gone.
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When Selena goes back to Chris's room and tells him she's tired of hiding still, his bangs are in his face. During this whole scene, his bangs move from in front of his face to on top of his head.
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Crew or equipment visible 

Camera shadows visible in the prologue, when Selena sings "I Will Survive".
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Factual errors 

During Selena's Grammy walk, the song Bidi Bidi Bom Bom is played. Selena won a Grammy for the album Live, which didn't have Bidi Bidi Bom Bom on it. At Selena's actual Grammy walk, the song No Debes Jugar was played.
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Toward the end of the movie as they show Selena's death after she's been shot and being taken away on a stretcher, she is wearing jeans and a short sleeve top. In real life, Selena was wearing a regular gray jogging suit.
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AB and Suzette appear to be close in age to 9 year old Selena during her childhood in the early 80s. In real life, AB was 17 and Suzette was 14 during that time frame.
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During the beauty saloon scene Selena states that they were flying out to Los Angeles for the Grammys. However the Grammys that were depicted in the film did not take place in Los Angeles. Selena won her Grammy at the 36th Annual Grammy Awards which was held in New York City.
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At the beginning Selena takes off her jacket during the Disco Medley and in the real concert she doesn't take it off until she starts singing in Spanish.
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At the beginning of the movie when Selena walks up to the stage at the Astrodome, we can see Suzette Quintanilla playing and Pete Astudillo as one of the background singers. In the real concert Suzette did not play due to illness and the background singer is named Freddie Correa.
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In the film they show Selena and Chris getting eloped right after Selena went bungee jumping. In real life, Selena didn't go bungee jumping until 1993, a year after she and Chris married. Also, in the movie after the elopement they show Selena wearing a white shirt. In real life she wore a Coca Cola jacket.
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The "real" Yolanda Saldivar was 34 years old when she murdered Selena in 1995. The actress portraying Yolanda is clearly in her mid-fifties.
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Miscellaneous 

When Abraham is talking to the record execs about the crossover album, one of the execs says, "Some say she is the next Gloria EsteBAN" instead of Estefan as it should have been.
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Revealing mistakes 

In the "bidi bidi bom bom" scene, in some of the concert shots, you can see that there are only a few audience members and that behind them it's an empty field
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As Selena and Sara go up the escalator in the "Beverly Center", an event sign, clearly visible on the right side of the screen, reveals the actual name of the mall they are in (Ingram Park Mall, which is in San Antonio, Texas). There is also a date shown on the sign (October 19, 1996) which postdates Selena's death by more than 1 year.
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When Selena and Chris are eating the pizza, Selena's glass has 3 straws in it and Chris's only has 1 straw.
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