Sleeping with the Enemy

Factual error: When Julia Roberts first moves to the small Iowa town, she picks perfect fall apples off her neighbor's tree, which draws his attention. But the next day, that tree, and most of the others in the town, appear in SPRING bloom. Some days later, she attends a July 4 parade. That timing might work with the blossoms, but certainly not with the apples.

Factual error: In the dramatic final confrontation, the husband tries to shoot Julia, only to find that the gun is empty. The problem is that slides on automatic pistols like the one used in this scene lock open when the last round is fired. The slide on this gun is visibly closed, so it should still have a round in the chamber.

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Suggested correction: The gun wasn't empty, it jammed.

Factual error: When Laura visits her mother in the nursing home, Laura comes out of the bathroom and says that she has her mother's medicine (pills) for her. Meds would not be kept in the patient's room at the nursing home. They would be distributed by a nurse, such as they are in the scene when the nurse interrupts the husband right as he is about to smother the mother.

Continuity mistake: When Sarah/Laura first sees Ben singing and watering the lawn, the view from the inside of her bedroom shows that the room/wall extends quite a ways to her right. But from Ben's viewpoint outside, Sarah/Laura appears in a corner window, with no possible extension of the room/wall to her right anymore.

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Martin: We all forget things. That's what reminding is for.

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Trivia: The beach house is supposedly in Cape Cod, but was actually filmed in Wrightsville Beach, NC on Figure Eight island.

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Question: When she discovers the cans are all in order, why doesn't she run out the back door which is right there? Why does she run to the front door?

Answer: There's no way to know what she was thinking or why she chose to do that. She was panicked and reacted on impulse rather than logic. One thought, going to the front door is the most direct route to the main street where she could get to a neighbor or find other people more quickly. Backyards are more secluded and dangerous.

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