Motherless Brooklyn

Motherless Brooklyn (2019)

4 mistakes

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Directed by: Edward Norton

Starring: Alec Baldwin, Bruce Willis, Cherry Jones

Genres: Crime, Drama

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Visible crew/equipment: When Lionel returns to the jazz bar and discovers Billy Rose has been killed (framed as a suicide), you can see two people standing in the shadows to the left of Lionel as he enters the main room where the stage is located. A man is hunched over, whilst a woman is standing still wearing what looks like a dust mask. (01:32:27)

Factual error: Alec Baldwin opens a pack of Chesterfield cigarettes and they have a filter. This is in the late 50's - Chesterfields did not have filters until 1966.

Factual error: Through the last third of the movie Edward Norton has a cut above his left eye. It is closed with an adhesive strip. It wasn't until 1962 that 3M™ Steri-Strip™ Skin Closures were introduced to the health care world. A stitch or two would have been less distracting, and would have been better suited to the gritty feel that the movie was trying to achieve.

Continuity mistake: Last scene, camera front, he's strolling her back. Next view from behind, she's strolling his back. The front view, he's still stroking her back.

Lionel Essrog: There's something going down, and it's big, and they were not happy about what he found.

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Trivia: The final major theatrical film to feature Bruce Willis before his retirement from acting in 2022 due to health issues involving aphasia, a condition which makes it difficult for one to comprehend and form speech. (While he starred in several films after, they were primarily direct-to-video films or movies with very limited theatrical releases).


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Answer: After Lou was hit in the head by the trumpet player, it's unclear what happened to him. Moses is supposed to kill Lieberman, so presumably he was eventually murdered.

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