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Deliberate mistake: In the whole of the 'Psycho' series, there has never been a closet door next to the dress cabinet in Mother's room, but for this movie there is suddenly a closet.


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Deliberate mistake: It's a humorous twist that Randy's killing is covered up by some random guys passing by with a ghetto blaster, but there was dead silence when Randy was talking earlier; not being in frame does not block soundwaves. (01:05:15)

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Deliberate mistake: When Nico finds Hilda's body at the start of the movie, her left arm is shown next to her body, and her right arm is outstretched. When her death is shown later in the movie, both arms are outstretched when she lands on the floor. (00:05:50 - 01:30:55)

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Deliberate mistake: Poirot riles up Pennington narrating the story of Grand vizier Ptahhotep who was crushed under the weight of the silver he embezzled. It's a lovely moral story, but Ptahhotep was actually a virtuous administrator and is credited (with various caveats) with writing "The Maxims of Ptahhotep", one of the first books in human history, and there's no record of such a story. It's likely that Poirot made that part of the story up counting on Pennington's ignorance on the subject. (00:44:20)

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