In America

Factual error: The movie takes place in New York City, yet a sign on the ice cream store where the mother works says "Take Away." I know they call it "take away" in Britain and Ireland, but in New York it is called "take out." The movie was filmed in New York and Ireland, so that shot was probably filmed in Ireland. (00:09:45)


Factual error: When Christy performs a song on the school stage Johnny videotapes her from the audience. In the monitor we see a close-up of a part of Christy's face which would require a tele zoom with a factor many times of what a camcorder would feature even today (the movie is set in the early eighties), plus it's also too steady for a hand-held camera. (01:00:15)


Continuity mistake: When the pregnant Sarah watches the girls trick-or-treating Mateo there's a shot of her belly where she looks like she's almost due, but in later scenes it's much smaller, especially when she tries to keep Johnny from leaving the apartment and holds her hand against her absolutely flat belly. (00:42:40 - 00:55:00)

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Johnny: Do you want me to lie?
Sarah: You're the only actor in the world who can't lie, Johnny. Even for the sake of your kids.
Johnny: What does that mean?
Sarah: If you can't touch somebody you created, how can you create somebody that'll touch anybody?
Johnny: What are you going on about?
Sarah: Acting, Johnny. And bringing something to life, it's the same thing. That's why you can't get a job acting, Johnny, because you can't feel anything.
Johnny: This baby's not Frankie, Sarah.

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Trivia: Samantha Morton plays Sarah Sullivan, the mother of Christy Sullivan (Sarah Bolger). In real life, Morton is only fourteen years older than Bolger .

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