What Women Want

Audio problem: When Mel Gibson is writing the letter to Helen Hunt after the Nike deal is done, he closes the laptop part way and a clicking sound is heard even though he has already removed his hand from the laptop. However, the Powerbook G3 he's using doesn't click at half way. Then, at the next shot, a few seconds later, the laptop is closed but there was no clicking sound while the camera was looking at Helen, even though there should have been one.

Audio problem: The Meredith Brooks song Mel Gibson listens to skips two lines in the first verse, and after the chorus, skips the entire second verse.

Continuity mistake: When Mel tries on the pantyhose, the hole in the left leg changes from large on the outside of his leg, to small with a run on the outside of his leg to large on the inside of his leg. (00:25:45)

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Alex: Oh please, Mom had this talk with me when I was like, 11.

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Trivia: The fictional childhood of Nick, growing up in a burlesque club surrounded by beautiful, nearly naked women who adored him, is bizarrely similar to the actual childhood of Alan Alda, who plays the boss character. Alan Alda's father ran a burlesque club, and apparently the strippers and dancers treated the young Alda as a mascot, even keeping him in the changing room as they got dressed. However, as an adult Alda became an activist for feminist causes, rather than the chauvinist effect it had on the fictional Nick.

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Question: Why is the Apple logo on Nick's laptop upside down?

Answer: Apple PowerBooks of the time (around 1999 to 2001) had the logo the right way up to the user when closed, supposedly to prioritise the experience of the user over that of onlookers. According to former Apple employee Joe Moreno, Steve Jobs later changed his mind and after 2001, Apple notebooks had the logo right way up when opened.

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