27th Sep 2003

About a Boy (2002)

Corrected entry: The flier for the SPAT meeting says it's on Friday at 2pm. You'd think if they wanted as many single parents as possible to attend (people who would almost invariably have to work, or at least be looking for work) they'd make the meeting in the evening, or on the weekend.


Correction: Single parents often work odd hours, at jobs with irregular shifts. Would need more info to state Hard-And-Fast as a Rule.


16th Jun 2004

I Love Lucy (1951)

Show generally

Corrected entry: In the "audience" in many different episodes over multiple seasons, you can hear a woman say "Uh oh," followed by short little laugh. It sounds exactly the same every time - obviously a sound effect.


Correction: The uh oh heard was Lucille Ball's mother who attended the taping of every single episode.

Corrected entry: Right before the Icelandic player hits Banks' arm with his stick, you can see the actor playing Banks stretch his arm out in front of him for no other reason than to get into position to be hit.


Correction: Banks was actually stretching his arm out to tap the top of the goal with his stick. He was taunting the goalie about the goal he just scored.

Yeah but you gotta admit he left his arm outstretched for an extra long time.

Corrected entry: When Robin and John are fighting in the river, John has his stick under Robin's, and forces it around in a 360 degree motion twice - once in the wide shot, and immediately again in the closeup.


Correction: It is very likely that John made the circular move twice in a row. There is no reason to assume he did it only once.


Corrected entry: Before Dorothy goes home, she says a long and tearful goodbye to the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion. But originally she was going to fly off in a balloon with the Wizard, and just happened to jump out of the basket at the last second. Wouldn't she have already said her goodbyes before that? (Not that she wouldn't have said goodbye again, but the second time would have sounded a little different.)


Correction: This is a question, not a mistake. She was obviously going to say her goodbyes from inside the basket before taking off. When the balloon left without her she said her goodbyes on the ground instead.

BocaDavie Premium member

15th Nov 2003

Tombstone (1993)

Corrected entry: After the shootout at the OK Corral, there's a shot of a bell tolling. But the sound of the tolls is out of sync with the movement of the bell.


Correction: If you've ever actually watched a large bell tolling, you would see that the sound resonates while the bell is swinging back the other way. So, there is no audio mistake here.

Brenda Elzin

Corrected entry: Either a mistake, or Nina Banks is really delusional: She specifically states that they don't own any fancy cars, but George drives (I think) a Porsche. If that's not a fancy car, I don't know what she thinks is.


Correction: The car is not a Porsche - it's an Austin Healey 3000.

13th May 2004

Private Parts (1997)

Corrected entry: In a scene that takes place in 1979, a woman takes off her dress to reveal that she's wearing a thong. But thongs weren't worn as underwear by American women until the 1990's.


Correction: Thongs did exist in the late 70s, but were more associated with adult entertainments (e.g. strip clubs, adult movies) at the time. As the woman in question is a porn actress, she may be used to wearing them all the time.

Andy Benham Premium member

Corrected entry: The scene where Joan witnesses her sister's rape and murder is a complete fabrication. This never happened to Catherine d'Arc, let alone in front of Joan.


Correction: This is not a documentary and it is unnecessary for the story to follow historical facts.

Corrected entry: When the sheriff's men are robbing a church, they post a "wanted" sign for Robin Hood. From the front the sign looks fine, but from the side it looks very shiny, like it's laminated.


Correction: It's oiled to protect the ink from the elements.

Phixius Premium member

17th Jun 2003

Primal Fear (1996)

Corrected entry: If there in fact never was a quiet and submissive "Aaron," only an aggressive and angry "Roy," then how was he sexually abused for so long? It's hard to believe that someone as clever and forceful as Roy would allow himself to be humiliated like that, over and over.


Correction: First of all we don't know when exactly "Roy" changed into that very aggressive person we came to see in the movie. He met the bishop when he was younger, and might have been a very differently behaved person then. People do change as they get older! Also he didn't only want to kill his abuser, he wanted to get out of the entire story alive and without spending years and years in jail, so he needed a good plan and usually good plans need a good timing and thus there was a reason to wait.

Correction: An individual's perception of fluctuations in someone's voice does not constitute an error in a movie unless it was specifically stated that the character was supposed to have a specific accent.


29th May 2003

Speed (1994)

Corrected entry: A bus would never, ever be able to maintain a speed of 50 mph on the secondary streets of Los Angeles in the middle of the day, for any significant length of time, without smashing into hundreds of other cars (in which case, it would probably drop below 50 and explode anyway.)


Correction: It does smash into several cars at the beginning, but eventually gets a police escort allowing the bus to move more freely without endangering pedestrians and causing more damage to cars etc.


4th Feb 2004

La Bamba (1987)

Corrected entry: When Ritchie is playing in the restaurant, his mother takes a big drink from a glass. But a moment later, the glass is nowhere to be seen.


Correction: The glass is actually a hidden a little behind her chair and remains there for the 3 or 4 shots of her before she gets up to dance.

17th Jul 2004

Thelma and Louise (1991)

Correction: How can something that was reported in every newspaper (and on every television news programme) in the world possibly be 'trivia'?

23rd Jun 2004

Amadeus (1984)

Correction: Not exactly trivia, since she's listed in the cast.

Corrected entry: At the beginning the Grinch is looking down on Whoville and drumming all his fingers. But when it cuts to another angle, he's suddenly only tapping one of them.


Correction: It doesn't take a minute to go from drumming all fingers to just tapping one of them. They wouldn't need to change scenes for that.

Corrected entry: At the end of the story the Grinch has blue eyes except for one shot - when he becomes shocked seeing the sled full of Christmas things begin to slide off the mountain - where they're momentarily red again.


Correction: This is not a mistake, it is done deliberately. It could be because of the stress/shock of losing the sleigh.

Correction: In the credits, at the end of the movie, it sites that only Sissy Spacek did her own singing.

Correction: This isn't trivia, but one of the main plot points showing the Grinch's change of heart.

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