Chasing Amy

Chasing Amy (1997)

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Visible crew/equipment: The cameraman is visible in the reflection of window while Holden is walking back to his car in the rain.

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Revealing mistake: When Holden is driving his Ford explorer, the speedometer reads that he's going 0 mph. (00:50:35)

Continuity mistake: When Silent Bob is telling the Amy story in the diner, his cigarette mysteriously grows from barely above the filter to about half length, then it disappears from his hand entirely, and he draws a new one. (01:30:40)

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Continuity mistake: During the hockey fight, number 12's helmet is off, then on, then off again. (01:17:00)

Continuity mistake: Towards the end where Silent Bob is in the diner, he finishes reading a comic book and they show him toss it on the table. However, in the very next shot from a different angle he has the comic book in his hand again and tosses it on the table once more. (01:25:15)

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Other mistake: Right after Cohee tells us the story of how Alyssa got the nickname "Finger Cuffs", after the shot returns to Banky and Holden, there's one frame with a significant 'burn mark' on the right side of the negative. Pronounced enough even to be noticeable at regular viewing speed. (01:10:30)

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Continuity mistake: At the end, when the fan at the convention gives the last issue of Bluntman And Chronic to Banky to sign, Banky looks through the book with his pen in his left hand. It cuts away, and then back again, and the pen is in his right hand. (01:44:20)

Visible crew/equipment: In the record store scene with Holden and Hooper talking about Holden's insecurities regarding Alyssa, Holden's (Ben Affleck) microphone is easily seen bulging in his shirt. (01:10:30)

Continuity mistake: During the dart scene, the customers who use the restrooms ignore the gender signs. (Most likely intentional, but worth a look). (00:14:20)

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Trivia: During the lesbian bar scene, they are all around the table. The lights behind them glow eerily like portholes. They re-enact the scene from "Jaws" where they compare injuries, only with cunnilingus stories. Even putting the leg on the table comes from "Jaws." This scene was originally meant to be in Mallrats, but was rejected by the studio.

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Question: I've noticed that throughout the movie, the first two fingers on many character's right hand are orange. Most noticeable when Holden sees Banky at the end and in the lesbian bar when Banky is swapping stories with Alyssa. What's the significance of this?

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Answer: I'm gonna be totally honest... I'm 99% sure there's no significance. In fact, I think it's just stained skin from all the smoking people do in the movie. Most people hold their cigarettes between their first two fingers. And most of the characters are depicted smoking throughout the film, which means they had to smoke a LOT during filming to maintain continuity. I used to get occasional orange (and sometimes yellow or light brown) stains on my fingers and hands when I smoked cigarettes. Especially if I smoked more than one in a short period of time and didn't wash me hands between them. So it's probably just smoking stains on the actor's fingers. In fact, I looked, and you see Banky holding a lit cigarette in his right hand and smoking during the story swapping scene you mentioned, with gives some direct evidence to my theory. (For reference, those stains can wash off with some good scrubbing).

TedStixon

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