The Shadow

Corrected entry: In the scene where Reinhardt Lane is trying to defuse the bomb hanging from the ceiling he cuts a wire leaving a short piece of bare metal at each end, in the shot where he reconnects them the bare parts have grown considerably. (01:35:50)

Correction: After cutting the yellow wire, her father twists together the bare ends of two white wires, leaving the yellow wire cut in two.


Corrected entry: When Khan and Lamont are talking to each other in the restaurant in China town, Khan gets angry and slams the phurba down on the table between Lamont's fingers. Lamont then says, "Oh that knife," as if now realising what's being talked about. Khan never mentioned anything about a knife to Lamont so how could Lamont have known that Khan had a knife with him or for that matter was even talking about one?

Correction: Alec Baldwin was expressing his recognition of the knife that caused him so much trouble in the past.

Corrected entry: The film is set in the 1930's, but one of the guards outside Reinhardt Lane's lab refers to ordering a pizza. Pizzas were not generally available in the US until after World War II.

Correction: The first pizzeria opened in America in 1905, at 53 1/2 Spring Street in New York City, where the movie is set.


Corrected entry: When Lamont and Margo go to the corner of Second Ave. and Houston St., Lamont looks up and sees the Hotel Monolith begin to materialize. The top left corner of the hotel can be seen before the entire hotel itself appears to Lamont. This section of the building should not have appeared until the materialization reached the very top.

Correction: The hotel is gradually revealed to him. Some parts are visible before others. There is no way to say which parts "should" become visible first.

Continuity mistake: When Claymore shoots the invisible Cranston (The Shadow) in the water tank, a small volume of blood immediately starts dripping into the water. When Cranston materializes seconds later there is no blood whatsoever on him and no blood comes off him or his clothing when he dives into the water.

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Shiwan Khan: In three days, the entire world will hear my roar, and willingly fall subject to the lost empire of Shan Kahn. That is a lovely tie, by the way. May I ask where you acquire it?
Lamont Cranston: Brooks Brothers.
Shiwan Khan: Is that mid-town?
Lamont Cranston: 45th and Madison. You are a barbarian.
Shiwan Khan: Thank you. We both are.

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Trivia: Director Russell Mulcahy manages to insert his name in this movie: Lamont Cranston's butler is addressed as "Russell" by Margo Lane at Cranston's residence, and there is a delivery truck with the name "Mulcahy" emblazoned on the side of the vehicle.


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Answer: In the comics he was a tall, thin man with a large hook nose, sort of like "Sherlock Holmes." When the movie was cast, they thought of altering Alec Baldwin's face for the role, but decided that all those prosthetics would make him unrecognizable, so it was decided he would morph into the original character, when using his "Shadow" power. The same thing was decided when Warren Beatty was cast as "Dick Tracy."

Answer: Unlike most comic book superheroes, the Shadow character evolved from a series of pulp novels, and later a radio program, starting in the 1930s. The Shadow's true identity was initially unknown, and he had multiple aliases and many alter egos. Only later was he permanently known as rich playboy Lamont Cranston. As the Shadow, he used different disguises when combating villains. While in Asia, Lamont learned how to read minds and use hypnosis to cloud peoples' vision. The movie reflected his ability to alter his appearance when transforming into the crime-fighting Shadow.

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