The War of the Roses

The War of the Roses (1989)

21 mistakes

Continuity mistake: In one shot, the small Asian figurine that Oliver tricks Barbara with is tied and knotted with string, but in the next quick shot, the string is gone.

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Continuity mistake: In the shot where the Roses are hanging in the chandelier, Kathleen Turner goes from being barefoot to having some type of shoe on and then back to barefoot.

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Revealing mistake: In the shot where Barbara is cartwheeling down the stairs after Oliver wrestles the ornament from her in the previous shot, the stairs have become totally flat like a ramp.

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Continuity mistake: After Oliver extinguishes the tree fire, Barbara moves to walk past him, and the smoke is hovering just below knee level. The next shot changes to a rear view of her, and there is no smoke in the air at all.

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Continuity mistake: When Gavin is going through his large bookcase in his library, Oliver sits at a desk which has a children's book near the corner. Immediately after the shot of Gavin saying "aha", the children's book has moved about a foot forward.

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Continuity mistake: During the whole chandelier scene, it is blatantly dark outside (nighttime). It cuts to Gavin and Susan carrying the ladder in bright daylight, then back to the inside of the house where it is dark again.

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Continuity mistake: When Oliver is peeing on the soup, the length and position of the kitchen paper roll changes between shots.

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Continuity mistake: After Barbara throws food to the dog, she puts some on her hand for the cat to lick it. The distance of her hand to the cat's mouth changes drastically between one shot and the other.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Barbara drives her car towards the Morgan and makes a 180ยบ turn, the wide angle shows that she has been replaced by a stunt woman.

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Revealing mistake: When Barbara is smashing the car, her SUV is standing on a very obvious ramp covered with grass.

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Continuity mistake: The first time we see the Roses's daughter, the amount of empty space on the right of the table keeps increasing and decreasing depending on the angle.

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Continuity mistake: When Gavin is doing a foot massage to a woman under the dinner table, the fork on his plate keeps changing positions depending on the angle.

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Continuity mistake: When Oliver climbs onto the chandelier, the metal bar falls to the floor and lands to the far left. In the following aerial angle the bar has moved closer to the center part of the floor.

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Continuity mistake: After interviewing the new maid, Barbara is cooking something. The front angle shows the cutlery on the counter, but the back angle shows it hanging halfway off.

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Continuity mistake: After Barbara has thrown liver to the dog, while they are having dinner the glasses in front of Oliver's dish appear or disappear depending on the angle.

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Continuity mistake: When Barbara stands up in the middle of dinner to go get her contract, the position of the napkin on the table changes between one shot and the other.

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Audio problem: The auctioneer says the object that Oliver is bidding on is Japanese, but the insert angle of the brochure said it was Chinese. It could be a character mistake, but that wouldn't move the plot anywhere and, besides, this is a movie, so the one who designed the brochure most probably didn't know what the script said.

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Continuity mistake: When the movie starts and Barbara shelters herself from the rain with a suitcase, her hair changes from being on her back to over her chest.

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Continuity mistake: When Barbara is about to put the star on the tree, the toys on the table keep appearing and disappearing between shots.

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Continuity mistake: The first time we see the Roses celebrating Christmas the amount of pencils in the cube keeps changing between shots.

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Continuity mistake: Barbara talks about how good being a waitress is and throws a bunch of dollar bills on top of a book. In the following angle, they have moved closer to the pencil cube.

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