Steel Magnolias

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Ouiser sits and lets out a belch, if you look in the mirror, you can catch her laughing.

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Continuity mistake: When you see Shirley MacLaine laughing in the mirror after she belches at Truvy's, you can also see that her hat is back on her head, after she's taken it off and laid it on the chair.

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Continuity mistake: When Shelby gets out the bath and is talking to Jackson you can see her neck and face is wet, but in the next shot, as she turns around she's perfectly dry.

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Continuity mistake: At the wedding, Darryl Hanna's glass of coke is full when it's poured, but the level's lower when it's handed to her.

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Continuity mistake: During the scene that Truvy is styling Shelby's hair for the wedding, we see Truvy start taking the rollers out of the left side of Shelby's hair. The camera then goes to another character and when it comes back Truvy is again taking the rollers out of the left side of Shelby's hair while the rollers on the right side are now out.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where the women are putting the Easter eggs into the trunk, the first shot shows Annelle placing cartons into an almost full trunk. It is also shown that there are many more on the hood of the car. When Ouiser shows up, Annelle continues to place them in the trunk. There was no more possible room in the trunk to hold all of the cartons that were on the hood.

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Continuity mistake: When the boys put an ice cube down Mama's back, you can see the ice cube fall out of her shirt. She then still pretends there's ice down her back, asking Shelby to get it out.

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Continuity mistake: When walking by Truvy's beauty spot, Annelle has a tissue in her hand. In a wide shot she folds it up with both hands, but in the next closeup, it's unfolded in her left hand.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene at Shelby's reception when the whole crowd of guests are dancing to "On the Bayou," at one point everyone gathers around a particular couple who are burning up the dance floor. If you look at the crowd gathered as the shots change from different angles, Dolly Parton and Olympia Dukakis, among others, are in different places each time.

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Continuity mistake: When Julia Roberts has a diabetic attack in Truvy's shop, she is given a glass of orange juice, and she shakes so much that she spills about half the glass. But when Daryl Hannah grabs a towel and goes to clean it up, there's at least 2 glasses' worth of juice on the floor.

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Continuity mistake: In the wedding scene, when Drum Walks Shelby down the aisle, Clarie walks across the church doorway twice, once in the long shot, and again in Drum and Shelby's close-up.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene at Truvy's before Shelby's wedding, Shirley MacLaine shows up with her dog, which she ties to the tree in a standard single knot (like that's going to hold a St. Bernard). When Drum shoots the firecrackers into the trees at the birds, you see the dog become agitated and break the leash, which is no longer tied, but secured around the tree by slipping the length of leash through the handle part.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Julia Roberts' character is getting a manicure before her kidney transplant, she sets her arm up on the table. The camera cuts away and the next shot of her shows her putting her arm on the table, again.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene when Shelby gets into the car after her wedding one of the balloons gets closed in the car door, so it's on the inside, but when camera returns to the car the balloon is on the outside.

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Continuity mistake: When we see Truvy styling Shelby's hair for the wedding, her hair changes dramatically as the camera cuts between Shelby and the people she's conversing with.

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Continuity mistake: In the last scene at the easter egg hunt Shirley Mclaine comes in with brown high heel shoes on. When she creeps up behind the tree to sit with Jack she has no shoes on and when she is running after the truck taking Darryl to the hospital she has tennis shoes and white ankle socks.

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Continuity mistake: After Shelby dies, her mother (Sally Field) goes to pick up Jack Jr. While he is running to her, in one scene he has a toy in his hand, the next he doesn't and when Sally Field picks him up, he has it again.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where the women are putting the eggs into the car and Ouiser walks over to Annelle and begins to converse with her, she is holding a carton of the eggs. The two front corners of the eggs keep changing colors as the shots keep changing from Ouiser and Annelle speaking.

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Continuity mistake: At Truvy's, during the diabetic attack. The juice glass that Sally Fields is trying to force down Shelby (Julia Roberts) changes levels during the different cuts, but nobody refills the glass.

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Continuity mistake: When Ouiser is trying to tie up her dog and hold it back, between shots her handbag repeatedly goes from hanging on her arm to laying on the floor.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Shelby is getting her hair done before her wedding, she begins to have a diabetic attack. Sally Field lifts up the hair dryer she is under...then in the next shot, you can see her lift it again.

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Continuity mistake: The Christmas decorations in the outside of the house change as to where they are and what they are.

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Continuity mistake: In the wedding reception dance scene, you see a couple dancing amongst the guests on the dance floor. The female is wearing a seafoam green dress with a large matching bow in her hair. About 2/3 of the way through the song "On the Bayou," you see this same couple run onto the dance floor from off camera to watch the featured dance couple, as if they had never been on the dance floor at all.

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Continuity mistake: When M'Lynn and Truvy are sitting in the backyard drinking tea after the funeral, there is no greenery next to where Truvy is sitting. In the next shot, when Clairee and Ouiser walk in the backyard together next to Truvy, there are now bushes and some trees that weren't present in the shot beforehand.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene after Shelby's funeral has taken Place where M'Lynn, Truvy and baby Jackson are in the backyard, Annelle is bringing the two ladies some tea. In the next shot, Ouiser and Clairee walk into the backyard and now present in the shot next to Truvy is a small tree and shrubbery that was not there before.

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Truvy: Louie brought his new girlfriend over, and the nicest thing I can say is all her tattoos are spelled correctly.

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In the scene where Ouiser sits and lets out a belch, if you look in the mirror, you can catch her laughing.

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This is a true story. After the death of his sister, Robert Harling locked himself in a room and 10 days later came out with this play which 3 years later became a movie. The movie was even filmed in the town that where everything happened and the nurse and doctors who cared for his sister Susan played themselves in the movie.

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