Powder (1995)

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Corrected entry: In the scene where the sheriff brings Jeremy to his home, there is a shot where he opens a door and turns on a light. The switch is that very old kind with the shiny, spring-loaded "push-on" and black "trip-off" buttons. When he opens the door and it is dark, the switch is "on". Then, he pushes the "off" button to turn on the light. (01:11:25)

Correction: The switch is simply wired backwards- a very common thing in older homes.


Corrected entry: At the beginning of the movie when his mother is being taken to the hospital, the passenger side headlight is not working. When the ambulance arrives at the hospital both headlights are working.

Correction: Loose wire or a broken filament would cause the light to work intermittently. Not an error.


Factual error: When the bully has been shocked and his heart stops, Powder zaps him back to life. Okay, fine, but as a former ER nurse I noticed some flaws. 1) You can not get a person's heart beating by defibrillating if he's flatlined. You need some sort of activity in the heart first. If Powder had started with some CPR, possibly. 2) Defibrillating someone in a puddle of water? Bad move, unless you assume that Powder's immune to his own shocks. And 3) when defibrillating you hold one paddle on the sternum (middle of the chest) and one on the left side of the ribcage, thus allowing the electricity to go between the paddles and through the heart. The way Powder held his hands really wouldn't have worked.

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