It (2017)

33 mistakes

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Continuity mistake: When Eddie falls through the floorboards, you can see his arm looks perfectly fine and is unbroken in a few quick shots. After the movie cuts back to him a few moments later, suddenly his arm is badly broken. (01:20:30 - 01:23:25)

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Factual error: During the opening scene, a silver TV from the late 90's/early 00's is in the living room/dining room area. (00:02:10)

Factual error: Eddie specifically tells the gang not to take his mom's "Delicious Deals" snacks because his mom loves them. But Delicious Deals are made by Mrs. Freshley, a company that was not founded until 1994. The boxes used in the movie even include the modern design that can be found today in most Dollar Tree stores. (00:23:00)

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Factual error: Bill is holding a Lego turtle and drops it on the floor, then you see a closeup on the parts. Green Lego bricks were not commercially available before 1996 and lime green Lego was not available before 2003. (00:56:20)

Factual error: Nivea Soft Cream is on the shelves at the chemist - this did not exist in 1989.

Factual error: Police cars are shown with red and blue lights. Police cars in Maine only display blue lights.

Factual error: When Stanley is at synagogue practicing for his Bar Mitzvah, and the Rabbi tells him to close the book, he does so - and a clear shot of the book cover from Stanley's left shows that the book (in Hebrew) is upside down. Hebrew books read right to left - the cover should be on Stanley's right, right side up.

Factual error: At the pharmacy on the shelf is Olay. It wasn't called that until 1999. It was Oil of Olay in 1989. (00:37:30)


Continuity mistake: At the quarry, there is an amusing scene where the boys all ogle Beverly. When she turns to look at them, they all pretend like they weren't staring at her. Pay attention to Ritchie during the next four shots. Ritchie looks to his right twice between the first two shots, and his legs go from crossed to uncrossed between the third and fourth shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Beverly kisses Bill, in one angle his ear is between her fingers, from another her entire hand is on his cheek. The blood smear she leaves behind also changes. (02:08:20)

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the movie when Georgie is running down the street chasing the paper boat his walkie-talkie is in his right raincoat pocket. After running a bit it switches to his left pocket.

Continuity mistake: The glass Bill uses to cut everyone's hands doesn't stay bloody for each character despite him never wiping it off. (02:05:05)


Factual error: During the rock fight, Richie calls Henry Bowers a "mullet wearing a**hole." The term "mullet" wasn't coined until 1994 by the Beastie Boys in the song "Mullet Head." (01:07:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Beverly is signing Ben's year book she has the pen lid in her mouth. It disappears and then reappears.

Continuity mistake: As Leroy is talking to Mike about his future, Leroy points to the animal pen with his left hand, but the shot from Leroy's rear shows him pointing with his right hand.

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Continuity mistake: Early in the film, Georgie draws a smiling face into the misted window in Bill's bedroom. When Georgie turns around to approach his brother Bill, the condensation and smiling face are gone. As the scene concludes, we see a close-up of the smiling face again, fading off the bedroom window. (00:01:00 - 00:03:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Beverly is in the bathroom she puts out her cigarette on the cubicle wall using her right hand. The shot switches to overhead and she's now using her left. (00:12:10)

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Continuity mistake: When they see the bullies messing with the black kid it shows all the kids' bikes - the kid with brown shorts is riding a rhino Turn and Burn which had a goose-neck braking system. That bike did not come out until 1998.

Factual error: When passing under the railway bridge not only are the cars modern but there is also a Canadian Tire container on it which is a Canada only store, and doesn't ship by rail in the USA.

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Continuity mistake: When Miss K drops her keys and then tells Beverly to get back, she leans towards her threateningly. But her body is still turned to the side as her head faces her. It then cuts to a close up and now she is completely turned towards Beverly. (01:27:00)

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Richie Tozier: Go blow your dad, you mullet wearing asshole. (01:07:15)

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Trivia: Bill SkarsgÄrd was purposely kept separated from the child-actors during filming, and outside of some early publicity photos, the kids never saw him until the first scene they filmed together in order to get their genuine reactions. The kids were both genuinely scared of him, but also incredibly excited after filming their first scene.

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