Sixteen Candles

Corrected entry: In the party scene at Jake's house when Tracy says "I'm sorry I don't do that." she catches the long pearl necklace she is wearing on the stairway banister and it breaks. In the next scene when she is crawling on the floor to cut Caroline's hair free from Jake's door it is intact around her neck.

Correction: She's wearing 2 pearl necklaces. She only broke 1.

Corrected entry: In the party scene Carolyn's girlfriends are drunk and walking down a flight of stairs. One of the girls is wearing a long strand of pearls (presumably Jake's mother's pearls), the necklace gets stuck on the post at the bottom of the stairs and rips apart, spilling pearls all over the floor. In the next scene the drunk girls are crawling up to where Carolyn is stuck in the doorway and the necklace is whole again.

Correction: If you look real close or put it in slow motion, you can see that she is wearing 2 strands of pearls. Only one breaks on the stairs.

Corrected entry: They make the point that Ted can't take the prom queen home in Jake's car because he does not know how to drive a stick shift (Jake's Porsche) so Ted takes her home in Jake's dad's Rolls-Royce. Later in the movie when Jake shows up at the wedding, you can see that the Porsche is an automatic as he shifts it into drive.

Correction: The 944 Jake Ryan drove in to the church parking lot had a standard (stick shift) transmission. If you listen to the engine, he is shifting in to first gear and easing off the clutch (engine revving high RPM), not putting the car in to drive.

Correction: There is no Shermer in Illinois. That fictional town/city may be the setting of these movies, but even that's not trivia, as people make up locations all the time (i.e., Derry, Maine for some Stephen King flicks, Kindle County for Presumed Innocent). As for the fact that actors work together on more than one movie with the same director, far too common a practice to be considered trivia.

K.C. Sierra

WarGames had nothing to do with Shermer Illinois That took place in Seattle, Washington then Oregon and Colorado. Nothing in Illinois.

Corrected entry: In the scene when Ginny and the rest of the family leave for the church you see a dog running in front of the house and over to Duk, then cuts to the family. They discover Long Duk Dong passed out on the grass in front of the house. Grampa fred walks up to Duk with the rest of the men, takes a wiff and exclaims Canine colone. The original scene was to show the dog taking a pee on Duk right before the men find him.

Correction: This is not technically a mistake, more of a trivia item, there are other logical reasons for him to say "canine colone."

Corrected entry: Does anyone really believe that Farmer Ted had his headgear with him the whole night? He's wearing it in the Rolls-Royce with the "hot chick" the next morning.

Correction: Speaking as someone who had to wear headgear, yes, Farmer Ted probably did have it with him all night. Most people are supposed to wear it all the time. His parents most likely made him wear it out of the house and he took it off once outside like most teens would. Plus, I know I only wore mine at night when no one could see me.

Corrected entry: Why wouldn't Carolyn just ask Jake to open up the bedroom door so she can get her hair out of it? Surely, being her boyfriend, he wouldn't refuse. Wasn't cutting it off a little extreme...even if you are really drunk?

Correction: Carolyn did knock on the door for Jake to open it right after she got her hair stuck in it. He ignored the knocking on the door. Besides, they were all plastered out of their minds-so cutting the hair might seem a logical next step for them.

Corrected entry: The prom queen has the hank of hair that was cut off at the party with her in the car with Anthony Michael Hall's character. But she did not bring it with her when she left party. Neither did A.M Hall.

Correction: The night before, when they are in the car in the garage, jake tosses her hair onto her lap.

Correction: Jake only puts a six-pack of beer in the car with Caroline. The hair she holds in the scene is just an inconsistency. Was probably a scene cut from the film when she got it back.

Continuity mistake: When the family is getting into the car to go to the wedding one grandmother says to the other "let me in". The grandmother gets out to let the other grandmother in but the first grandmother never gets back in the car, she just pretends to. You can see her hiding behind the cars as it backs down the drive. Both grandmothers are in the car when they see Long Duk Dong on the lawn.

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Trivia: Molly Ringwald's real-life sister, Beth Ringwald, appears in the film as Patty Baker, the girl being carried out of the coat room just before Samantha attempted to talk to Jake.

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Question: Has Samantha's birthday ever been officially said? She says she looks the same as she did that summer and all that shows is that she doesn't have a tan left. People are still wearing tank tops, dresses, skirts, shorts, etc. throughout the movie. It appears to be early to mid September but nobody says anything in the movie. Does anybody know?

Answer: Her birthdate is not mentioned. Regarding the weather and how the locals dress, it depends on where they live. California, for instance, has a fairly warm climate much of the year, so it would not be unusual to see the people there wearing summer-type clothing in early Autumn.

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Answer: The brother is constantly wearing Chicago gear. I'd bet Chicago. You can lose your tan in one month. That's a long time to a kid back in school. Plus the dance they go to is called the New Faces dance which may be a beginning of the school year.

I did a little checking on the movie production. According to the Wikipedia entry for this film, "Sixteen Candles was filmed primarily in and around the Chicago North Shore suburban communities of Evanston, Skokie, and Highland Park, Illinois during the summer of 1983." The summers in this region are usually quite hot and humid which may account for why the cast was wearing lighter clothing throughout the film, even though it was supposedly taking place in Autumn.

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