Splash

Factual error: When the TV store is closing at Bloomingdale's, The Richard Simmons Show is shown on the monitors. In 1984, when the film is set, this show was broadcast only in the morning and was not released in syndication. The show would therefore not have been playing on a television channel in New York City in the late evening.

Factual error: After Allen and Madison jump into the water at the end of the movie and fend off the frogmen, they immediately come upon a coral reef and other aquatic features that appear tropical and which would not be found in the Hudson River/New York Harbor.

Factual error: When Allen falls into the water after Fat Jack's boat hits him, his wallet falls out of his pocket and rests on a coral reef. The ocean off Cape Cod is much too cold for coral reefs.

Visible crew/equipment: When Madison enters Bloomingdales, you can see the reflection of Ron Howard in one of the mirrors. (00:37:45)

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Walter Kornbluth: I was right! Behold the mermaid.

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Trivia: Darryl Hannah had to wear a specially designed synthetic hair wig for the underwater shots. Notice that her wavy hair stays wavy underwater; real wavy hair goes straight underwater.

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Question: When Dr. Cornbluth first sees the mermaid under water and unsuccessfully tries to take her picture, how come he has an oxygen tank AND an air hose coming from the boat topside? I thought it may be a mistake but I am not a scuba diver so I though I would ask.

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Chosen answer: Whilst it may be a tad unusual, each system serves as a back-up for the other.

David Mercier
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