What Women Want

Factual error: I live in Chicago, and live near where they filmed the outside shots. Every time we see Mel coming out of his apartment, the address says 2400 Lakeview Drive. However, anyone who lives by here knows that this particular building has no balconies, and Mel repeatedly went out, or looked over his balcony. (00:05:20 - 00:43:00)

Factual error: When Nick is in the psychiatrist's office and tells her he can read women's minds, Bette Midler's character says, "Sigmund Freud spent his entire life trying to understand what women want," or something to that effect. Actually, Freud didn't care much about the psychology of women, he simply passed them off as having "penis envy". Most psychologists today recognize that Freud was a little off base. It seems like the writers just used Freud's name because he's the only psychologist the general public would know by name. (00:49:10)

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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Nick Marshall: There's way too much estrogen on television these days.

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Trivia: You may have gotten a twitch of deja vu when he exited the building in the rain, with the camera facing south toward the Chicago Board of Trade building. The scene was located in the exact same place, on the exact same corner, in front of the exact same building as a scene in Payback (albeit without the paper vending machine to put a gun in).

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Question: Why is it that Nick can't hear what his two women co-workers are thinking?

Answer: The joke is that they have no thoughts for him to hear.

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