Beetlejuice

Revealing mistake: Adam and Barbara aren't supposed to have reflections, but when they enter the recreation of their home (just before they meet Juno), their reflections are shown perfectly in the glass display case that holds Delia's sculptures, behind them. (00:32:55)

furious1116

Revealing mistake: When Barbara and Adam are digging up Beetlejuice's grave, you can see that a piece of cardboard states "FRAGILE" or something in small print which is proportional to Barbara and Adam at that time. However, the lettering should be ten times larger if the cardboard was proportional to the actual model. (00:44:35)

Revealing mistake: When Barbara is moving the little plastic horse in front of the mirror to prove that she's invisible, the "reflection" of the horse is not synchronised with the actual horse. (00:09:10)

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Barbara is showing Adam that they have no reflections by moving the horse in front of the mirror, Adam's reflection can be seen in the windows in the background. (00:09:10)

Revealing mistake: When Adam, who should have no reflection, walks out of the door to go retrace his steps, he is really clearly reflected in the big glass panel in the door. Then after Barbara pulls Adam from the SandWorm land, they walk back into the house through the same doors, and are both reflected in the glass panels of the door. So much for ghosts... (00:08:50)

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Revealing mistake: In the scene when Beetlejuice is getting married, you can see the priest in the fireplace after he supposedly burns up. (01:21:15)

Revealing mistake: After the scene where Barbara's fingers catch fire, the Maitland's walk down the hall (and Barbara says "I'll make us some coffee), and in the picture hanging on the wall to the left of the screen, we see their reflections. They shouldn't have reflections, as proved by the mirror. (00:08:30)

Revealing mistake: When Beetlejuice rises from the grave, and then flies after Adam and Barbra, for a split second, you can see a wire over one of his shoulders, but it is pretty hard to spot. (00:45:05)

Revealing mistake: At the end when Lydia is being lifted into the air during the "Senora" song, if you look very carefully, you can see the wire lifting her up.

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Revealing mistake: When Maxie and Juno are jetted through the ceiling, check the stiffness of their bodies: they've been replaced by mannequins. (01:19:20)

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Revealing mistake: When Delia and Otho go upstairs, Delia takes her can of spray and writes the word "mauve" on one of the walls. The faded marks of mauve spray paint are quite evident on the wall as she sprays the word, which reveals that this was not the first take of the scene. (00:16:00)

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Revealing mistake: When Beetlejuice is using "Zagnut" candy bar as the bait for the fly on his grave, the size of the "Zagnut" is not realistic - the fly should be much smaller than the "Zagnut" bar. (00:36:35)

Revealing mistake: When we see that Barbara and Adam are hanging out of the window in order to hide from the Deitz's, it cuts to Beetlejuice yelling "Oh boy. You guys are really a couple of spooksters." In this shot of him shouting, he does not have any white makeup applied to him, nor does he have any of the green patches that run down his neck. In this shot he does not look his usual "dead" state, but looks normal. They obviously forgot to make him look "dead." (00:56:40)

Hamster Premium member

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Revealing mistake: At the start, after the car veers away from hitting the dog and comes to rest teetering on the edge of the bridge, you can see the quick release wire cable that was used to secure the car to the bridge. It's also very visible when the car is sinking into the water. (00:07:50)

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Continuity mistake: When Otho is going through the house suggesting changes he is wearing white sneakers in one room and red ones in the next. (00:16:25)

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Adam: Well, how is it that you can see us but nobody else can?
Lydia: Well, I read in that Handbook for the Recently Deceased. It says, "Live people ignore the strange and unusual." I, myself am strange and unusual.
Barbara: You look like a regular girl to me.

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Question: When the Maitlands return to their home after it's been altered by the new owners, Juno tells the Maitlands that they should be thankful that they didn't die in Italy. What did she mean by that?

zendaddy621

Answer: Italy is the center of the Roman Catholic Church, which includes exorcisms as a real-life ritual. Presumably, ghosts in Italy are at greater risk of encountering trouble in Italy because of this reason.

Answer: I'm sure it's a joke about how Italians talk a lot. Thus, they should be glad that it's quiet.

Answer: Italy, is a trendsetter. There would be constant art-deco changes that conflict with the Maitland's personal taste. In comparison, the Deets' are pretty tamed.

MasterOfAll

Chosen answer: When the Maitlands first meet their case worker, Juno, they tell her how miffed they are with the new family that has moved into their home. Juno glances around the peaceful house and remarks, "Things seem quiet here. You should thank God you didn't die in Italy." The case worker's name, "Juno," is a traditional Italian girl's name; and we see (when she smokes a cigarette) that Juno's throat has been slashed open from side to side, implying that she died a very violent and grisly death. Based on her personal experience (probably being murdered in Italy), Juno is commenting that the Maitlands could have died a far worse death under far more horrific circumstances, and that they really have little reason to complain.

Charles Austin Miller

I'm Italian: there's literally not a single female being, girl or woman, who has (had or have) this name in this country. Let alone being "traditional." "J" is not even in our original alphabet, go figure. I also think it's about us italians being noisy and the place being quiet, that's all.

You may be Italian, but you're not informed. While the formal Italian alphabet (derived of Latin) does not have a "J" character, the letter "J' is used in modern Italian writing every day. "Juno," in your limited world, would be spelled "Diuno," who was a Roman goddess (queen of the heavens). As this pertains to Beetlejuice, she is a Roman goddess in charge of organizing.

Charles Austin Miller

Juno slashed her own throat. It says earlier in the movie that people who commit suicide become civil servants, which is what Juno is as their case worker. The beauty queen at the desk implies the same when she talks about what happens to people when they die. She says "if I knew then what I know now, I wouldn't have had my little accident" holding up her slit wrists, implying that she wouldn't have committed suicide if she knew she'd become a civil servant (as a desk girl).

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