The Burbs

Continuity mistake: When Art is eating breakfast at the Peterson's house, he takes items from the fridge. Watch when he comes back over and talks to Ray. The position of the pineapple under his arm changes from shot to shot. (00:10:40 - 00:11:25)

Continuity mistake: When Tom Hanks' wife is in her station wagon to leave, the neck pads on her seat are missing, but in the next shot they appear. (01:09:30 - 01:10:15)

Continuity mistake: This makes the second time that this mistake - discussed earlier - occurs. After Klopeck's house blows up, Carol Peterson drives back into the neighborhood to notice all the commotion. The first camera shot (shown from inside the vehicle) shows the front passenger's head rest to the seat is missing. Next camera shot (shown from the outside of the vehicle) shows the head rest as being back on the passenger's seat. (01:25:10)


Continuity mistake: When Hanz takes the lid off the garbage can, he puts it down with the handle up. Before he gets back to can with Stomper, the lid is down, but he picks it up without turning it over. (00:28:55 - 00:29:35)


Continuity mistake: At the Klopecks, the bonfire of 'romantic' candles changes with each shot, from big candles to severely melted ones back to full ones again, a few times throughout the scene.

Continuity mistake: When Ray and Art are running away from the Klopek's house due to them being chased by bees, in the distance you can see Walter's house. He runs into his house about 3 or 4 times between shots. (00:17:40)


Continuity mistake: When Art jumps the fence to Ray's property to escape Landru, the Great Dane, his feet break the alarm trip wires as he falls. Later, when Art, Ray, and Mark are going over the fence after Art cut the power, the alarm trip wires are intact again.

Continuity mistake: When the garbage men are first seen discussing attending the healing seminar or taking on Roselli plumbing, the house in the background is different from the house on the street across from the Klopek's house which is then seen after Art, Ray and Rumsfield go out to question them about the trash.

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Trivia: The writer of The Burbs (Dana Olsen), is the cop near the end, when the Klopeks' house is blown up.

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Question: How did Ray survive the explosion at the end?

Answer: It's unlikely he could have survived in real life, or if he did, he'd be far more injured and/or permanently maimed, but this is a comedy movie, and reality is often ignored.

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