Now and Then

Corrected entry: When Roberta jumps off the tree branch into the shallow lake, she is seen jumping in front of the other girls, but then her body floats up far behind the girls. Since she was faking her death, how could she have swum past the girls so fast without them noticing, since the water is shallow?

Correction: Roberta is pretty athletic, so it's possible that in the 30 seconds-minute that the girls were looking for her, she swam out around them and got behind them. Particularly good swimmers can usually swim a good 50 feet in that amount of time easily.

Corrected entry: When the girls are at the cemetery the first time in the movie, they have many layers of clothing and when Teeny talks you see her breath. This is the middle of cold could they be?

Correction: It would not be unusual for a June night in Indiana to get cold enough to see her breath.

Corrected entry: At the end of the movie, the four friends are visiting in the tree house remembering their childhood. The new mom has her baby with her in the tree house. Just after that, when they go outside to play "Red Rover" there is no baby in sight. What a bad mom. I guess she probably left the baby alone in the tree house.

Correction: She could have easily gone into the house and left the baby with her husband, it doesn't actually show them leaving the tree house and going directly to play Red Rover.

Corrected entry: When the girls drag Roberta out of the water when she fakes her death, the girls' hair is stringy. When you first come out of the water, your hair sticks to your neck and gets stringy after you move around a lot. They weren't out of the water long enough for their hair to get stringy. (00:34:45)

Correction: When you see them jump in the water they then have their heads above water for a while.

Corrected entry: During the swimming scene, how could any of the girls see Scott's gonads? Every time the camera showed him as the girls were looking, his back area would be facing them. (For example, when Sam and Roberta looked, he was pushing his brothers in the water with his butt facing the girls. When Chrissy looked, she said, 'It doesn't look very big.' She would have to have awfully good eyesight to judge the size of it, considering she only saw him from a distance as he was doing a backflip, making it impossible to get a glimpse of his equipment, let alone judge the size.

Correction: It's not uncommon for teenage girls to either lie or exaggerate about this sort of thing. All of the girls could have lied about having seen anything, just to impress each other.

Corrected entry: At the baseball game, Roberta gets into a fight with the boy sitting on the fence. When Sam and Teeny pull her off him, there's a circle of kids formed around them, but after the guy insults Roberta's mom and Sam tackles him, there are suddenly no kids behind him.

Correction: There was plenty of time for those kids to move out of the way.

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Corrected entry: The older Roberta is asked to play basketball with the two kids, and you hear one of them say, "Bye Dr. Martin" although none of their mouths move.

Correction: Their faces are out of view when this is said, so it's impossible to tell if their mouths moved or not.

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Corrected entry: During the trip to Greenfield they girls stop at a cafe, and Teeny shows them today's bra-fillers. You hear Sam say "They almost look real" but her mouth says something like "Wow."

Correction: Not true at all. Her mouth match the words "They almost look real" and it does not look as if she says "wow."

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Corrected entry: The man in the tractor was putting in Dear Johnny's new headstone at the end. After the girls left and Samantha ran back in to say hi to Crazy Pete, Pete was at Dear Johnny's grave leaving flowers. But how could this be? If the man in the tractor was putting in a new headstone for Dear Johnny, how could he have another one at the other side of the cemetery?

Correction: In the time that Samantha had left the graveyard, then decided to go back, the tombstone would have been put in with plenty of time for Crazy Pete to go over to it.

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Corrected entry: When Samantha comes out of the graveyard, after the huge storm, She goes to pick some flowers for Crazy Pete. As she pulls them out of the plant box, you can see that the flowers are wire(fake) and twine is going around them, holding them together.

Correction: 'The huge storm' is near the beginning of the film, Samantha pulls up the flowers after they discover that they werent the ones who broke Dear Johnny's grave stone towards the end of the film.

Corrected entry: When all four girls come back from their ride to the library, they say goodbye to Teeny, who rides her bike to the right. But when Roberta flashed her flashlight to her for the secret meeting, Teeny lived across the street from her. So why did Teeny go home in a different direction, than Roberta?

Correction: Teeny's house is adjacent to Roberta's but they are on different streets. When Roberta blinks the flashlight, it's clear that Teeny's window is in the back of her house. The clothesline is visible, and the arrangement of windows and doors would only be seen of the back of a typical tract house.

Corrected entry: In the last graveyard scene, Sam picks some bright yellow flowers for Dear Johnny's grave. When she puts them on the grave, they are thin and purple weeds.

Correction: In the last graveyard scene, Sam picks some bright yellow flowers for Dear Johnny's grave. The flowers are not this purple weeds, those flowers were put there by Crazy Pete. A few scenes later the thin purple weeds are on top of the grave and the bright yellow flowers are in front of Dear Johnny's grave.

Corrected entry: After Roberta fakes her death and she is being dragged out of the water you can clearly see she is moving her feet to help the other girls.

Correction: Later we find out that she isn't really drowning so she would have been able to help them, and the other girls wouldn't have noticed, they were too worried. It's not a mistake since it would make sense for her character to do that.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the four young girls are riding their bikes and singing and they are all riding towards the camera, you can see the many tire marks on the dusty ground where they have done that shot a few times before.

Correction: Other people could have easily ridden their bikes there too.

Corrected entry: In the beginning of the movie Samantha says that Roberta never goes anywhere without the picture of her mother, Roberta then puts the picture in her back pocket. In the middle of the film she jumps in to a lake, doesn't that mean that the picture would get wet?

Correction: She had plenty of time to take the picture out of her pocket and place it in her bike.

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Corrected entry: This is from the library scene when they're looking through newspaper archives for Dear Johnny info, and Roberta falls upon the article from her mother's death. Dear Johnny's tombstone read that he died in 1945, and Roberta's mother died around 1962 (the movie is set in 1970, and it mentioned that 12-yr-old Roberta was four at the time of her mother's death). Why was she looking in newspapers that were printed nearly 20 years after Dear Johnny's death?

Correction: She probably noticed the newspapers from that year and looked to find the story. If you notice right before she gets to the article, she skips a lot of papers and when she sits back down she looks through a book that's already on the table.

Corrected entry: When the girls are being water bombed by the boys Roberta starts running after the boys. She trips up but it is very clear that she jumps on to the ground.

Correction: She tries to tackle the boy on his bike but misses and falls to the ground.

Corrected entry: At one point the mother is seen walking with short hair. Then not much later in the movie, her hair is long again.

Correction: At the time, wigs were hot stuff. More than likely it was a hairpiece.

Corrected entry: It's the summer of 1970 and the girls are riding their bikes and singing "Knock Three Times" which was not released until November, 1970.

Correction: Songs can be known before they are released as singles. One or more of the girls could have seen Tony Orlando and the Dawn in concert.

Revealing mistake: When Sam trips over in the cemetery, she falls onto Dear Johnny's cracked tombstone. As she pushes down, the 'tombstone' squashes under her hands. (00:27:25)

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Teeny: Chrissy, truth or dare?
Chrissy: Truth.
Teeny: Have you ever been french kissed?
Chrissy: Are you kidding? I don't want to get pregnant!
Roberta: You can't get pregnant from french-kissing!
Chrissy: I know that, beetle-brain, but it's common knowledge that if you tongue-kiss a boy, he automatically thinks you'll do the deed with him. They can't help it. They're driven. It's the male curse.

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Trivia: There is a scene where teenage Chrissy punches Roberta. When filming this, the actress playing Roberta forgot to turn her head, and ended up actually getting punched in the face full force. They had to halt filming because the actress was badly bruised for days.

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Question: Does anyone know where I can find the footage of the Carnival scene that was deleted from the final movie? Its not on the zone4 DVD and I really want to see it.

Answer: The deleted scene was never released, so it unavailable, but there is a website with some pictures from this scene:

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