War of the Worlds

Audio problem: The audio of the "SpongeBob SquarePants" episode on the T.V. doesn't match with the episode. (00:11:20)

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Audio problem: After Ray and Robbie's argument, as the soldiers drive by, when Rachel shouts, "Who's gonna take care of me if you go?" Robbie looks at Rachel and says something to her, but nothing is heard as the shot cuts away to Robbie picking her up. (00:50:15)

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Audio problem: As Tom Cruise and the children walk towards the Athens NY ferry an older gentleman says, "We got it the worst, that's what I heard". If you look closely his lips do not match what he's saying. (00:56:30)


Audio problem: When Tom Cruise gets back to his house after the first encounter with a machine, Robbie's says "What happened?" but nothing is heard, then he says it again and is heard the second time.

Audio problem: In Boston, just after the military destroyed the tripod, in the tunnel Ray holds Rachel and we hear him say, "I love you. It's ok. It'll be ok," but his lips really say, "I love you. It'll be ok. It'll be ok." (01:45:10)

Super Grover Premium member

Audio problem: At the beginning when Robbie runs up to tell Ray what happened with the car, and they're standing in the middle of the street, when Robbie says, "It opened up this hole or something," his lips aren't in sync with the words. (00:18:15)

Audio problem: When Ray carries Rachel out of Mary Ann's destroyed house, Ray and Robbie walk past some wreckage and are near the van, yet in the next shot they just start walking past that wreckage again. Additionally, the audio is not in sync with Ray's lips in the first shot. (00:45:40)

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Audio problem: After Ogilvy is dead, when the alien snakelike giant eye surprises Rachel she begins screaming. As Ray hacks away at it with an axe, she stands at the wall screaming, and when the last long scream is heard, her mouth is closed just before Rachel runs to the stairs. (01:34:30)

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Audio problem: When Robbie helps the people onto the ferry, his speech is out-of-sync whilst he is talking. Most noticeable when he says "Hold on".

Casual Person

Audio problem: When the tripod walks over the hill at the ferry scene it walks over two trees. However, the first tree it stepped on doesn't make a cracking noise as it should. The second one does.


Continuity mistake: On the ferry, Rachel wears the purple/pink camouflage hoodie over her orange knit sweater with the colorful stripe sleeves, as usual. Now this is where things become strange. In the first shot as the trio come ashore, she is only wearing her orange sweater, she is not wearing the purple/pink hoodie - note the clear lack of fur hood. In the very next shot as they climb a bit more and then rest, Rachel is wearing the purple/pink hoodie - note the hood, but now it's on under her orange sweater. In the underwater shots she is also wearing it under the orange sweater. (This odd mistake has absolutely nothing to do with the very long wool cloak that Rachel wears in the next scene). (01:02:20 - 01:04:40)

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More mistakes in War of the Worlds

Ray: They came from someplace else.
Robbie: What do you mean, like, Europe?
Ray: No, Robbie, not like Europe!

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Trivia: Gene Barry and Ann Robinson, stars of the 1953 version of this movie, make a small cameo in this movie as Mary Ann's parents. You can see them at the end when the whole family is reunited.

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