Without a Paddle

Without a Paddle (2004)

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Corrected entry: Right after the tree falls and the three guys are getting ready to leave, you can see a rope tied to a tree in the background that was used to anchor or pull the falling tree.

Sol Parker

Correction: The rope was used to get them out of the pit they were in.

Corrected entry: The Bear ate Dan's cell phone and it was in her stomach until Jerry found it in the bear poop. There is a picture of a bear on the cell phone screen, after Jerry becomes overwhelmed with the fact that Denise broke up with him - but there wasn't any chance for a picture to be taken of a bear.

Correction: It's supposed to be a joke that the bear took a 'selfie', not that the three guys took a picture of the bear.

Corrected entry: Despite being lost for three days without supplies, the guys remain clean-shaven throughout the entire movie.

Correction: I go a week without a five o'clock shadow. They can go three days.

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Corrected entry: In the scene were the guys decide to cuddle for warmth, we see a sequence where they break down and begin to cuddle. During this, Tom Marshall removes his fannie pack. However, after the DB Cooper's partner catches them, they stand up and the fannie pack is once again strapped around Tom's waist. (01:06:30 - 01:08:30)


Correction: It was Dan Motts (played by actor Seth Green) who removed the fanny pack and during the cuddling scene when all three are lying down, and Jerry is whispering about the 'tree women' in Dan's ear, Dan gets turned on, all three of the men jump up, Dan (Seth Green) is seen picking up the fanny pack and strapping it on (he is in a crouched position). A few minutes later Burt Reynolds (DB Cooper's partner) shows up in the scene.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the guys come to the fork in the river and go the wrong way, the fork is actually an island. If you notice when the camera starts to pan up to follow the canoe on the river it quickly pans back down because for the brief second you see where the river rejoins and reveals the island. (00:34:25)

Correction: Upriver you wouldn't be able to see the part of the river that created the island. From the direction they were supposed to be coming it would've looked like a fork.

Corrected entry: In the bear scene Jerry takes of his shoes, but in the rest of the movie he is wearing shoes.

Correction: Before getting back into the canoe, they gathered up some of their stuff (including the map torn by the bear), so it is logical that he collected his shoes from where they'd been left.

Corrected entry: In the beginning of the film, there is a scene showing Jerry surfing. When he gets up on the board to ride the wave, you see a scuba diver directly behind him holding the board.

Correction: It is stated in the commentary for this movie that no one was holding Matthew Lillard's surf board, though he was being towed by a boat.

Corrected entry: Right before the three men go over the waterfall you can tell the canoe is on a track because it is riding a lot higher in the water than it should be.

Correction: If you listen to the commentary, the Director Steve Brill says that it is the real waterfall. He says later that it does look fake, but it isn't.

Corrected entry: In the cave scene, when Dan, Jerry, and Tom are caught in the rain storm wearing only their underwear, they decide that they must huddle together for body heat if they want to avoid hypothermia. A slow sexy song starts playing as they move closer and closer, and you see Dan slowly unhook his fanny pack and drop it to the ground. Then they're laying down "spooning" against each other, but when they suddenly pull apart and jump up, Dan is wearing the fanny pack again.

Cal K.

Correction: You see Dan pick up the fanny pack and put it back on after they jump up.


Corrected entry: Del Knox says he built his shack in the woods himself. Where did he get the glass for the windows in the middle of a forest?

Correction: Probably the same place he got various guns, ammo, and various household items (such as a frying pan). As we see at the end of the movie, he knows his way to the local town, so he probably went and bought them there.

Corrected entry: In the last scene where a female character comes home to find her answering machine playing, it's actually her boyfriend calling himself so she can hear the message. But he's calling from his own cordless phone, which would actually give him an engaged tone and not activate the answering machine.

Correction: Many cordless phones, including two, of different brands, of my own, have a feature which allows you to access the message from the handset. But at the same time it also plays outloud on the base unit itself.

Corrected entry: In the scenes where the guys discover the tree-dwelling girls don't shave, one of them raises her arms and you can see hairless armpits.

Correction: If you listen to the video commentary on the new dvd Seth Green says (if he was serious) it was assumed she would have had her armpits "lasered" before ever becoming a tree hugger.

Corrected entry: When the canoe overturns all the equipment / supplies etc. fall out and are lost in the river. Yet the crew miraculously have enough supplies to stitch up wounds and so on in the next shot.

Correction: Dan is wearing a fanny pack containing many important items. He probably stored the needle and thread in there.

Corrected entry: When Tom, Jerry, and Dan get into the canoe and start paddling down the river for the first time, there are several instances where clothing continuity changes from shot to shot. First Dan pulls a mosquito net over his hat in a close-up shot, and then almost immediately it's gone in the long shot, but is back again a moment later. We also see Jerry wearing a light-colored denim shirt while they're paddling (over an aqua colored tank top) but then in a long shot he's wearing just the tank top, but then back to the denim shirt a second later.

Cal K.

Correction: This sequence is not meant to be in actual time, it's just supposed to be a collection of shots of them rowing down the river.

Sol Parker

Corrected entry: In the scene where Tom gets shot, Dr. Mott stitches him up. They show the back of his arm and it obviously wasn't a through and through, so why would he stitch up his arm without taking the bullet out?

Correction: They didn't take the bullet out because there was no bullet in the arm. If you listen Dan says to Tom, "Well you are lucky it just grazed you," which means it didn't go deep enough to get caught in the arm, it just damaged some skin that Dr. Mott stitched up.

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Visible crew/equipment: While in the pot field, just as the growers are about to shoot them with the laser sights, you can see a crewmember crawling by in the background. (00:44:50)

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[A big grizzly bear has just appeared from the forest and is standing right in front of Tom, Dan and Jerry.]
Dan: What are you doing?
Jerry: I'm taking off my shoes.
Dan: Why?
Jerry: Because I run faster with no shoes.
Dan: You can't outrun that bear.
Jerry: I don't have to outrun the bear. I just have to outrun you.

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Question: At the start of the film, when Tom is with that girl, whats so important about Toni showing up? Is she the girls room mate or something?

Answer: Toni is the other girl's girlfriend.

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