Terms of Endearment

Terms of Endearment (1983)

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Corrected entry: 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.


Correction: Actually if you watch closely the Dr. does indeed touch her arm and actually feels her underarm telling her there is a lump.

He actually says, "You have a lump in your armpit" rather than "under your arm" and he is indeed feeling her armpit.

Corrected entry: It is impossible for the middle child, Teddy, to have been Emma and Flap's son. Teddy has big brown eyes. Both parent's have blue eyes. It's genetically impossible for two blue eyed parents to produce a brown eyed child. As far as I'm aware, that's because the brown gene is dominant, so in order to have blue eyes, both genes/chromosomes (long time since biology lessons...) have to be "blue", meaning there are no brown genes to be passed on.

Correction: Eye colour is not a mendelian trait and so is not simply determined by one gene on a chromosome (blood type is, though). Rather, it is a polygenic trait and is controlled by multiple genes on the chromosome. While dominance and recessive plays a part in eye colour determination (or in height or hair colour), blue-eyed parents can produce a brown-eyed child or tall parents a short child or brown-haired parents a blonde child.

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. (01:42:00)

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