There's Something About Mary

Factual error: The chiropractor that Ben Stiller's character visits says "Tender fascial tissue left of L7" as he is treating his back. However there are only 5 Lumbar Vertebra in our back, L7 doesn't exist.

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Factual error: Ben Stiller takes Cameron Diaz to the prom in 1985, but picks her up in a car made well after that; it has the newer-style headlamps. (00:09:15)

Factual error: When Ben Stiller gets done "cleaning the pipes", he looks around the bathroom for "the missing hair gel", it is shown hanging from his ear when he answers the door. This is somewhat unrealistic. This glob of "hair gel" would never have hung onto his ear for as long as it did. It would have dripped onto his shoulder long before he reached the door.

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Factual error: When Magda uses her police scanner to listen to Healy's conversations, she explains it just picks up cellular phones, This is incorrect - in the 90s, police scanners picked up conversations on "cordless" landline phones (in a short range), but not cell phones.

Continuity mistake: In the confrontation scene where all of Mary's admirers are forcing her to choose between them, Woogie is sat on the couch with a pile of Mary's shoes. Every time the camera shoots back to him, you will notice that the position of the shoes changes each time. This is also mentioned by the directors on the DVD commentary.

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Ted: I think I still want to look her up.
Pat Healy: Who, rollerpig? Are you nuts?
Ted: You said she was a real sparkplug.
Pat Healy: No, I said buttplug. She's heinous.

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Trivia: The man in the prison with the long hair that stretches his arm out of the bars while Ted is leaving is Cameron Diaz's father.

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Question: Ted's friend Dom knows a guy who can find Mary for him. Later on it's revealed that Dom is also Woogie, Mary's old boyfriend who got weird on her and is still obsessed with her. However, if Dom knew Healy could find Mary why didn't he use him himself to find Mary and stalk her again?

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Answer: Mary mentions to Dom that there was a restraining order against him, which was the first reason. But he also mentioned he spent 9 years in therapy sessions trying to get past their former relationship. This would suggest Dom hadn't considered trying to find Mary until Ted took the lead.

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