Joker

Joker (2019)

66 mistakes

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Continuity mistake: In the first shot of the pediatric ward you can see on the left aisle a plush ladybug toy. When Arthur drops the gun, the toy suddenly between cuts is found in the arms of a patient, and then on the bed by him. (00:28:30)

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Continuity mistake: When he gets hit by the sign, the round spinner on the back of the sign disappears. (00:02:50)

Factual error: The Waynes went to a theater with 5 movies, with the main spot being Blow Out and Zorro the Gay Blade, who came out on July 24th and 17th of the year. You can also see marquees for other July movies; Wolfen, on the 24th, Arthur, on the 17th. But the narration that opens the movie said it was Thursday October 15, and the events of the movie span across at the very least two weeks (the Joker gets booked on Murray's for "next Thursday" when at least a week has passed since the intro). So the theater is showing in November movies that are over 3 months old (7 for 'Excalibur'. Last movie to be featured) and no new releases. (01:49:10)

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Factual error: In the so called homage to "Network", the second TV screen from the left in the top row broadcasts a TV PSA with Clint Eastwood ("The thrill can kill") that is from the Reagan era, years after the events of the movie. Specifically from 1987, which is also the year of the Kellogg's ad in the TV under it, with Keanu Reeves. Another ad playing in the bottom right corner is a Rolling Rock beer ad that is from 1986. (01:46:25)

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Other mistake: Arthur watches Murray's show in the hospital room, he is able to see himself in the Pogo's Comedy Club performance. Forgetting how very contemporary this whole "viral video of person making a fool out of himself" dynamic is, and how astronomically unlikely it is that there would be taping of some open mike session in a club, it still makes in fact sense that there could be a recording of Arthur's performance, since there is a monitor backstage and in an earlier scene there was a guy with a camera on a tripod far in the back of the room when Arthur was taking notes. But in the video shown during Murray's opening there are 2 different angles of the performance, which are also different from the one show in the monitor backstage. Amateur night with 3 cameramen and a director/editor? Come on. (00:59:50)

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Factual error: Heading home after the first encounter with the social worker and the incident with the kid and the irritable mom, Arthur is trudging to get his meds at Helms' Pharmacy. Parked in front of the pharmacy there's a sedan, a Mercury Grand Marquis, which by bumper design is a post 1988 model, way past the events of the movie, in 1981. (00:09:20)

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Factual error: It is established that Penny Fleck adopted Arthur and that he's been abused. In her file, when Arthur reads it, you can see that she was admitted the first time to the psychiatric hospital at 15 years of age, had multiple episodes with drug abuse, and the file mentions she is 25 and single on the date of the report, 11-2-1952. A single parent already had rather slim chances to adopt in the 50s, but a known mental patient and drug abuser, not a chance. (01:13:40)

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Suggested correction: She could have bribed her way into adopting a child. Someone who is desperate for attention could find ways to get what they want.

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Revealing mistake: When we see Arthur go through taped Murray shows, he operates the VCR controls of his brand new Panasonic VCR. Problem is, it's not turned on. The red power LED on the far right is not lit, nor are any of the LEDs on top of the various keys (even the stop button had a static red light), or the large display where the clock would be. (01:22:15)

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Factual error: The subway in the movie has been recreated with exceptional attention to details, including custom Gotham Transport Authority logos and even maps of the fictitious subway. Throughout the movie in general, references to the actual NYC have been carefully removed. However, before he gets to the station just after the iconic stairway dance, Joker runs in front of a store labeled Meat Market that has a 718-992 phone number, from Bronx. (01:31:50)

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Continuity mistake: When Arthur's neighbour walks on him drying himself up in her living room, the leftmost toy on the table in front of him has the shape next to the unicorn fitting the board in the front view, but in the reverse shot the piece is off the slot. (01:17:20)

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Audio problem: In a bit of movie magic, nobody touches the TV set in the dressing room, but it adjusts its volume perfectly by itself, to the point that not only does not disturb the conversation with Murray and the producer, but even when Arthur is all on his own and sits back in his chair the TV, still turned on and showing a program, is perfectly silent. (01:35:10)

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Continuity mistake: At the end when Arthur/Joker dances on the police car's hood in front of the crowd, in the shot behind him he keeps his arms down, but when it changes into a frontal shot on him he keeps them lifted up.

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Continuity mistake: When Joker confesses that he was the one who killed the three guys in the subway at the Murray Franklin Show and also says "It's not a joke", he keeps his gaze turned towards Murray in one shot and towards the audience in the next.

Continuity mistake: In front of the audience, Joker sits down. After awkward silence he says that it's all just as he imagined and Murray Franklin has a comeback joke. The guest to the far end of the couch has his arms crossed, which become just his fingers entwined at the cut. (01:39:20)

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Continuity mistake: Murray is leaving the dressing room assigned to Arthur, but he asks "one small thing." He is holding the cup with the hand over the lid; when he leans back into the room he is holding the cup by the side. (01:36:20)

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Continuity mistake: Arthur leans against the door frame and has a creepy chat with Randall. Joaquin Phoenix's hair is plastered to his temple in a different way between shots. (01:26:30)

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Continuity mistake: The two former coworkers ring Arthur Fleck's doorbell. The door is suddenly fully open when he lets them in, but was less than half opened when they were talking. (01:26:20)

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Continuity mistake: Arthur is by his mother's hospital bed, smoking. Cut to a closer view ("That's the real me"), and his shoulders are in full sunlight, while he was in the shadow only a moment before. (01:20:30)

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Continuity mistake: In the shot when he turns the last 2 corners in the corridor before getting to the stairs, the file in Arthur's hands is facing the opposite way compared to before and after - the label should be on the inside, not the outside. (01:13:20)

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Continuity mistake: Thomas Wayne and Arthur Fleck are talking in the bathroom. Joaquin Phoenix's hair changes position on his forehead several times even when he does not touch it and/or shakes his head. (01:06:15)

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Social Worker: Is something funny?
Arthur Fleck: I just thought of a funny joke.
Social Worker: Do you mind telling it?
Arthur Fleck: ...You wouldn't get it.

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Trivia: The font used for Live With Murray Franklin is identical to the Batman animated series titles. The name of the font is "Plaza," for those that might be curious.

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