Stand By Me

Continuity mistake: During the mailbox baseball scene, Ace is shown with a cigarette in his mouth. Then after he strikes out and says "ah shit, I'm out", the cigarette is gone.

Factual error: When they find the dead body, the body looks like it has been dead for only a short while, his face even had a pinkish color to it still. Factually, the body would be a lot more decomposed after a few days, bluish or white in color from the blood pooling at the bottom of the body, since the body was on its back. (01:08:30)

Continuity mistake: In the leech scene when the boys get out of the water, Chris takes off his shirt and there are no leeches on his back. But when Chris says "Gordie there are some on your back man. Are there any on mine." he has about 4 or 5 leeches on his back.

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Continuity mistake: About half way through their journey the boys clothes are very dirty, then they become spotless.

Continuity mistake: When the four boys first come to the railroad, Vern shows them his comb. He is holding it upwards, then lowers it a little. Then when Gordie says "Lotta thinking Vern, thanks," his arm is straight down next to his side.

Visible crew/equipment: In a bird's eye view when the boys cross the bridge, there is a camera visible at the end of the bridge.

Revealing mistake: During the pie eating scene when the projectile stream of blueberries starts, the alignment is off for most of them, as it appears to come out of their noses and chins as well. The pie eating contestant next to the radio personality has their stream fall in an arc until it looks like it's coming from beneath their chin directly downward.

jerimiah

Continuity mistake: Gordue has brown hair and brown eyes when young, then in old age when writing the story of his childhood he is blonde with blue eyes.

Revealing mistake: When Lardass is getting ready before he comes up onstage, listen closely when he drops the egg into his mouth, and you'll realise that it isn't going into his mouth, it is landing on the ground. You can tell, because you can hear it hit the ground.

Continuity mistake: The author in the beginning is supposed to be Gordy grown up, but the grown up Gordy has blue eyes and light hair color and Gordy as a kid had brown hair and brown eyes.

Continuity mistake: When the boys are continue their journey the second day they are by each other eating blueberries but when it cuts Gordy and Chris are in front of Teddy and Vern while the others are both holding a string.

Revealing mistake: When Ace runs the truck driver off the road, it's obvious that Ace Billy and Charlie are stunt doubles, because of the hair and age.

Continuity mistake: In the beginning scene, the newspaper clipping under the headline shows the first sentence to be about Chris' death from a stabbing, but the next line starts mid sentence about a completely different subject and the second column under the headline talks about taxes, mentioning nothing about the death.

Continuity mistake: All throughout the movie, the angle of the sun and shadows change within scenes. Especially in the scene when the boys are near the train bridge talking. As the camera shots switch, the shadows change angles.

Anthony Lemons

Continuity mistake: When the boys are in the treehouse at the beginning, the coca cola bottle on the treehouse shelf constantly moves places between shots. The two sides of the bottle saying "coke" and "coca-cola" keep switching positions between shots also. (00:02:55 - 00:04:55)

Continuity mistake: Near the start of the movie, in the tree house scene, Chris has a cigarette packet rolled up in the left sleeve of his T-shirt, the cigarette packet is seen to disappear and reappear several times during this scene.

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Revealing mistake: When Davey cracks the egg, you can tell he doesn't crack it into his mouth. It slides down his cheek and hits the ground. You can actually hear this happen.

Other mistake: During the Lardass scene, notice that everyone is puking the same thing. There is no way that they all had pie before that.

Revealing mistake: During the Barf-O-Rama scene, look and you can see that everyone is puking the same thing. No one in the crowd was in the contest.

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Suggested correction: This scene is part of a fictional story being told by one of the characters; since everything depicted is taking place within the characters' imaginations, this is not a mistake.

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Teddy: Look. You guys can go around if you want to. I'm crossing here. And while you guys are dragging your candy asses half-way across the state and back, I'll be waiting for you on the other side, relaxing with my thoughts.
Gordie: You use your left hand or your right hand for that?
Teddy: You wish.

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Trivia: During the production of Stand By Me, director Rob Reiner did not want the film to be called The Body (the same name of the short story by Stephen King). He believed that if he did, people would confuse it with a documentary on body building, a porno film or another Stephen King horror novel. It was changed to Stand By Me because while thinking of a title, it was considered to be the least unpopular name.

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Question: What are the sound effects to produce the "strange in scary sound" in Lardass' stomach before he pukes for the first time?

Answer: A cello.

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