Terms of Endearment

Terms of Endearment (1983)

16 mistakes

Factual error: Shirley MacLaine and Jack Nicholson both live in River Oaks (very ritzy neighborhood in Houston) and are traveling to Brennans restaurant in downtown Houston maybe 5-10 miles away - but they go by way of Galveston which is about 45 miles south of Houston - which needless to say is way way out of the way...

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Continuity mistake: When Emma and Flap have their last talk in the hospital the curls over her ear change from shot to shot.

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Continuity mistake: Shirley MacLaine returns to the hotel from tending Debra Winger, who is dying in the hospital. When McLaine enters the motel lobby she is wearing one skirt and blouse outfit, but after stopping to check at the desk and going through a doorway to the pool area, she emerges with a different skirt and blouse outfit on.

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Continuity mistake: When Aurora and Emma are drinking tea on Aurora's bed Emma takes a sip. From the way she tilts the cup there should still be a reasonable amount of tea in the cup, but in the next shot she laughs and shakes the cup so hard that whatever was left in the cup would have splashed out.

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Continuity mistake: When Breedlove has Aurora over for dinner his wine glass is almost empty when it is shown first. In the next shot it is half full, without having been refilled.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Aurora sees Breedlove off at the airport and he comes out again, you see in his glasses the reflections of various people in dark clothes, but not Aurora who is wearing light colors and is supposed to be standing right in front of him.

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Revealing mistake: When Emma is about to have her flu shot, the doctor grabs her arm and says, "You have a lump under your arm." He neither looks nor touches under her arm.

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Continuity mistake: When the drunken Breedlove tries to get out of the car he falls forward on the right side on his face. Therefore, he shouldn't have a bloody injury on his left cheek and a black stain on the back of his jacket.

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Factual error: Emma gets her cancerous lymph node removed without preceding or at least following chemotherapy. Later, when she finally gets chemotherapy, she keeps her full hair till the end.

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Continuity mistake: When Breedlove comes over to tell Aurora that he wants to quit she rests her chin in in her hand. When she is shown from the side she has both hands down.

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Revealing mistake: When Aurora sees Breedlove off at the airport they say good-bye and he walks through the door, which closes after him. After a few seconds she comes back to talk to him once more, and you can see through the tinted glass panes that he had been waiting right behind the door to come out again.

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Continuity mistake: When Flap comes into the hospital room to talk to Emma for the last time his collar is straight. When he sits on her bed his collar is folded up and stuck under the lapel.

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Visible crew/equipment: During an emotional scene at the wake of Debra Winger's character, the boom mic comes down a few times.

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Continuity mistake: When Aurora sees Breedlove off at the airport the cars you see reflected in the window change from shot to shot.

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Continuity mistake: When Emma and Patsy talk about her illness you see the NY skyline in the background. First the WTC is fully visible, but from one shot to the next it is half hidden in a huge cloud.

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Factual error: Aurora is considering giving Emma a painting by Renoir as her wedding present. The piece of art in question is certainly not painted by or copied after Renoir.

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