Bruce Almighty

Bruce Almighty (2003)

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Factual error: Even God could not arrange for everyone to win the lottery at the same time. Many people use their favourite numbers, and many syndicates play the same numbers every week. There is simply no way - God or no God - that every ticket could win, because there is no way that every lottery ticket could be the same. The tickets cannot have been magically altered - many people know the numbers they have played and would not think they have 'won'. Note that the protesters are complaining that they won the lottery but got back less than they paid for the tickets they purchased. That is only possible if everyone who bought a ticket won, as all lotteries pay out a percentage of the total amount of money taken in from ticket sales.

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Suggested correction: Bruce could simply alter people's tickets and then alter their memories too. He wouldn't be affecting free will, since they still made the choice of what numbers to pick, Bruce just altered their memories to make them think they did something else. They're not protesting they got back less than they paid. They won $17 dollars each. I don't know how much a ticket costs in Buffalo, but I bet it's less than $17.

Suggested correction: Since Bruce was given God's powers and a lot of people were praying to win the lottery, he could have simply altered the numbers on their tickets.

Not only that, but one guy was complaining that he only won seventeen dollars.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Bruce goes back to the building toward the end of the movie looking for God and finds it deserted, as he runs through it, you can see the shadow of a figure (a crew member) on one of the columns on the left. It even slightly moves as he's approaching the ladder as if trying to duck away from behind. (01:13:55)

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Suggested correction: This is definitely God's shadow. It's exactly where he appears a little later. So it's not a crew member, but a continuity error because Bruce must have seen him when entering the hall.

Trivia: When Bruce has his new-found powers, and he goes into the diner - as he walks in, notice the paying customer - it's adult star Ron Jeremy.


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Suggested correction: This isn't trivia because he's credited for the role.


Other mistake: Early in the film, Jim Carrey is watching TV during a sports segment. He is watching Channel 7, the station he works for. This clip they showed was of actual WKBW sports director John Murphy. The clip they showed was taken directly from a real WKBW newscast, with the authentic news set, and graphics. However, when they show a clip of Ch. 7 News later, there are completely different graphics, and a completely different news set, both made for the movie.

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Grace: Oh my God!
Bruce: You can call me Bruce.

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Trivia: The original number used for God in the movie was 776-2323, with no area code. After the film was released, people in different areas using that number received calls from people wanting to talk to God. The number was changed to 555-0123 for the DVD release.

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Question: What does it mean when Bruce is live from the Maid of the Mist and one of the audio guys says "We've got a Walt Disney"? (00:15:10)

Answer: There is an urban myth that Walt Disney froze himself so he return unfrozen in the future. At the Maid of the Mist, Bruce is frozen from shock. If you listen to another audio guy after the first one says we got a Walt Disney, he says he is frozen solid, telling what it means to have a Walt Disney.

T Poston

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