The Rainmaker

The Rainmaker (1997)

22 mistakes

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Continuity mistake: While Matt Damon is questioning the CEO of the insurance company, he removes a large book of insurance information from the CEO's lap, pushing his microphone out. He then gives the CEO a document that virtually wins the case. When he reads it, the shot clearly shows the mic is back where it shuold be. Yeah, maybe he pulled it back. But in the next shot, when Matt asks him to read it again, he comes up to him and pushes the mic back to where it was before. (01:52:55)

Continuity mistake: One morning Rudy wakes up from the clattering noises Ms. Birdie is making when she unloads a number of biggish garden tools from a wheelbarrow. The camera cuts to Rudy who is trying to sleep while we hear her unloading, then back to Ms. Birdie where the number of tools on the wheelbarrow has gone up again. (00:22:20)


Continuity mistake: When Rudy comes to the Black's place the first time and Donny Ray's nose starts bleeding, blood drops on the letter in which Great Benefits deny their claim for the eighth and last time, calling Dot Black "stupid, stupid, stupid". The letter dates from April 25, 1995 and is signed by Russell Krokit. When the same letter is produced as evidence when Everett Rufkin is heard as a witness the letter dates from July 7, 1994 and is signed by Everett Rufkin with copy to Russell Krokit. (00:10:50 - 01:17:30)


Continuity mistake: When Rudy is waiting in the hospital cafeteria for Kelly he is reading a newspaper. When he is seen from the front the crease is in his right hand, but when we look over his shoulder at the article on Bruiser's legal problems it's in his left hand. (00:19:50)


Continuity mistake: When Rudy talks to Kelly in the hospital for the first time the items on the table keep changing positions, like in the beginning the orange and the apple which suddenly move together. (00:23:35)


Continuity mistake: When Rudy fights with Cliff the curtain on the glass door where Kelly is crouching keeps disappearing and reappearing. (00:24:25)


Continuity mistake: When Everett Lufkin is heard as a witness he reads the last letter he had written to Dot Black. Then he puts it on the armrest. A few shots later it disappears from there but reappears again later, now lying in a different position. (01:31:30)


Continuity mistake: When Dot Black wants her husband to sign the contract she walks up to the car wreck where he is sitting in. There are numerous cats sitting on the car, and when Dot gets there all of them run away except one white one on the roof. When Dot starts talking to her hubby all cats have disappeared, but in the next wide shot we see her chasing a black cat off the roof. (00:10:30)


Continuity mistake: When Wilfred Keeley is questioned as a witness Rudy hands him a huge computer print-out. Keeley keeps holding and reading it like a normal book although it's bound at the top of the pages. When hands it back to Rudy it's only half as thick at most. (01:51:10)


Continuity mistake: When Rudy and Kelly talk in the police station they are sitting quite close and holding hands, even when the two constables enter the room to get Kelly. When the camera angle changes they sit much further apart and Rudy with his hands on the table. (01:29:50)


Continuity mistake: When Rudy is talking to Kelly in her room at the hospital, after her husband has thrown a drink over her, the neckline on Kelly's hospital gown and the drink stains on it change at least three times.

Continuity mistake: When Rudy and Deck listen to the taped phone call the items on the desk shift from one shot to the next. Check for example the position of the red pen. (01:08:45)


Continuity mistake: When Rudy comes to Bruiser's office to get hired the coral in the middle of the aquarium is a lot more branched in the opening close-up than in the later wide shots. (00:02:30)


Continuity mistake: When Kelly calls Rudy at night after his return from Cleveland he is lying in bed in his suit. There's a close-up where the blanket is pulled up to his chin, but when the camera angle changes as he puts the receiver back his arms and shoulders are uncovered. (01:02:55)


Continuity mistake: When Kelly joins Rudy in the cinema her hair changes from tucked behind her ear to falling over her right temple between shots. (00:56:55)


Audio problem: At the beginning of the fight at Kelly's place Cliff steps up to Kelly saying "you hurt me, baby" without moving his lips. (01:24:40)


Continuity mistake: When Matt Damon is protecting Claire Danes from her rampaging husband just after they arrived at her house to get her clothes, you see Matt's hands are up, trying to calm Claire's husband down, yet, in the next shot, his hands are behind him, keeping Claire behind. They change back in the next shot. (01:24:30)

Continuity mistake: When Matt Damon gets his letter stating that he passed the bar, he is holding it in his left hand. After he hugs the old lady, the letter has immediately jumped to his right hand. (00:35:10)

William Bergquist

Rudy Baylor: There's gotta be a hundred years of law experience sitting at this very table. My staff has flunked the bar exam six times.

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Chosen answer: I don't know why, but he asked not to be in the credits.

Josh Appelbaum

Answer: I don't know how prevalent this is (or how it actually works), but one possibility would be that he was under contract with a particular agency (or company/ business) and could only receive credit for work performed under this contract and/or no other agency could benefit from using him. His name cannot show up in something he did outside of that contract.


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