So I Married an Axe Murderer

Corrected entry: Charlie opens the shower door and sees Rose washing her hair. Not even a minute later, she's dressed and downstairs on the couch and her hair is completely dry and styled. Charlie even looks puzzled because he looks at her then looks up at the bathroom.

Correction: Not a mistake, but an example in the movie about the weirdness of Rose and Harriet. The scene cited where Charlie looks up stairs and is confused as to how Rose was in the shower then down stairs before him is a preview of strange things to come as Charlie sees clues pointing to Harriet as being the Axe Murderer.


Corrected entry: Harriet is supposedly handcuffed in the final scenes as she watches her sister Rose being rescued from the roof. When she holds her hands up in relief, only her right hand is cuffed. The left cuff and chain are missing.

Correction: At 1:26:52 it appears cop Tony quickly releases her cuffs to at least let Harriet bring her arms forward, but doesn't want to take the time to completely remove the cuffs.

Corrected entry: When Charlie crawls out the window, the room is dark from the power being out from the storm. The next shot has Rose following him out, and the lights are on in three windows. Yes, the power has been intermittent, but this seems too sudden. (01:23:40)


Correction: This is only a matter of your opinion. As the power is intermittent, you can't determine when or how long the power will be out. I've experienced power failures of only a second; enough time for the appliances and clocks to reset, but the lights go off and on like flipping a switch.


Corrected entry: When May (Charlie's mother) first shows him the Weekly World News article on Mrs. X, she says, "She marries men *under fake identities*...and then murders them." This is confirmed in the movie (we hear various names mentioned when Tony is calling around at the households). Okay, so throughout the movie, we know Nancy Travis' character as Harriet - even at the end. Is Harriet her real name, and she finally decided to use it, or is this unexplained and thus is a blooper?


Correction: This is a self-correcting entry - as the submitter says, it is possible that Harriet actually is the girl's real name.


Corrected entry: The cover of the film is wrong, it shows Charlie in a dinner suit, when in fact he gets married in a kilt

Correction: If you notice Harriet is wearing a red dress on the cover and she does not wear that dress at any time in the movie nor does Mike Myers wear the dinner suit. Mike Myers is also holding a bouquet of flowers behind his back which would imply that they are on a date not at the altar getting married. Therefore the image is just an obvious publicity shot for the cover like most movies.

Corrected entry: When Charlie is being pursued by Rose on the rooftop, at one point they both fall down near each other and Rose drops her axe. Charlie could have easily picked up the axe and defused the whole situation...but instead he gets up and just keeps running.

Gavin Jackson

Correction: If he was calm and thinking, yes. But in this case he was running for his life. People frequently make mistakes and miss opportunities when they're terrified.

It's still a stupidity. Especially considering he just put himself at further risk.

Gavin Jackson

People not behaving as you would, or even making stupid mistakes, doesn't qualify as a "stupidity" entry. Stupidity enters are basically minor plot holes. Just because Rose drops the axe doesn't mean Charlie would have gotten to it first or been able to defuse the situation just by having it. It's perfectly reasonable for him to take the opportunity to run away.


Continuity mistake: When Charlie asks for the check in the restaurant, the check is brought and he reaches for it with his left hand. When Tony protests that he'd take care of the check, there is a shot from in front of Charlie and his *right* hand is trying to grab the check. It continues to switch between shots until Harriet grabs the check and pays for it herself.


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Question: I read somewhere that Mike Myers and Neil Mullarkey contributed a lot of stuff to the script for this movie (which ended up in the final movie), but were denied onscreen writing credit. Why?

Answer: The Writers Guild of America (WGA) determines who is credited and how, so they would have arbitrated this. In 1992, the LA Times reported that several writers had been involved in the script including Myers and Mullarkey, but also Howard Zieff, Barbara Benedek, Sally Robinson, Conan O'Brien and Carrie Fisher. In 1993, the LA Times reported that the WGA had awarded Robbie Fox sole story and screenwriting credit on the film.

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