Child's Play

Continuity mistake: After setting his mother free from the forklift, Andy grabs the knife and stabs Chucky in his power core, shutting him down. Moments later Chucky lunges towards him only to be shot by Detective Norris and the hole is no longer in his outfit. (01:21:03 - 01:21:44)

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Continuity mistake: Andy just locked his friends out of the Zed Mart. In the overhead shot the cleaver is in the middle of the doormat section, while in the close-up it's across the two sections of the floor. (01:16:30)

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Continuity mistake: Having dinner at the mom of Detective Mike's, look at Mike's hand when she gets up saying "That's all." His hand is suddenly raised, eating, while they were both down and empty in the previous shot. Similarly a moment later Andy gives a nervous look to the gift, fork vertical - but he's eating in the following shot. (00:51:20)

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Continuity mistake: After giftwrapping the melon head, Andy and friends stumble upon his mom. When she asks "What is that?" her necklace pendant is stuck into the right part of the blouse. When she asks "Present? For who?" the necklace is placed differently. (00:43:25)

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Continuity mistake: Andy returns home a little early and opens the door finding mom doing tonsil hockey with a dude named Shane. The multicolored wrapping in her hand switches instantly from right to left hand as she realises her kid is there. (00:09:20)

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Continuity mistake: In their first scene, Andy's mom wants him to go out some. She waves the phone at him holding it in two different ways (index on the top right corner or at the middle of the right side). (00:07:20)

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Continuity mistake: On top of the ladder, the Xmas lights wrapped around Shane change between shots repeatedly. (00:38:00)

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Other mistake: Andy and his friends are watching "Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2" in one scene. However, the scenes they watch are completely out of order compared to the actual film.

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Suggested correction: Actually this is simply a movie convention. When kids watch films onscreen, they deliberately only show the best bits of the film as oppose to just playing the film normally. Otherwise it would look dull and pointless.

Gavin Jackson

Explaining why a mistake exists doesn't invalidate them. Skipping time or jump cuts is one thing, showing scenes from a movie kids are watching out of order, without a valid in-film reason, is still a mistake.

Bishop73

Technically no.

Gavin Jackson

The issue isn't that they aren't showing the whole movie. They did the right thing by just showing clips, since it illustrates a passage of time. The issue is that the clips they show are all out of order. (You'll see one from the ending of the movie, then one from the beginning, then another from the ending, then one from the middle, etc.) They could have just as easily shown a couple clips in order from throughout the film, and it would have worked, but they chose not to for some bizarre reason.

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Trivia: On Andy's bedroom wall is a poster of Poltergeist 3 which was released in 1988, the same year the original Child's Play was.

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