Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Corrected entry: Small contradiction: Wonka flips when the boy drinks from his chocolate river and later even falls into it. Wonka is angry given the contamination of his chocolate, however a few minutes later he happily takes the whole lot on a boat on that same river, a boat on which people even become seasick. Enjoy your bar Mr. Wonka.

Correction: Wonka says that his chocolate "must never be touched by human hands." The hull of the boat is probably sterilized. As far as people getting seasick, as whimsical and absent-minded as Wonka can be, it probably never occurred to him that this might happen.

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Corrected entry: On Charlie's birthday, the two grandpas get him a Wonka, but it isn't a Wonka bar. Why would they think that a golden ticket was in it when Charlie fools them, because the tickets were hidden in Wonka bars?

Correction: Nowhere in the movie does it say that the ticket can't come in the candy that he gets on his birthday. It would be like when M&Ms have a sweepstakes and every kind of M&M is included in it (eg. Peanut, Regular, Peanut Butter, Crunchy).

Corrected entry: When Willy Wonka is slowly walking towards the kids, you can easily tell which brick is designed to hold his cane in place. It's much darker then all of the others.

Correction: That's so Willy Wonka knows which brick to stick his cane in. Not a mistake.

Willy Wonka would already know which brick to use for his cane because he owns the whole factory, This entry is solely intended to inform anybody who watches the movie which brick is different from the others so they can see it for themselves.

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Corrected entry: When Charlie is watching the TV about the Golden tickets for the first time, he turns around to talk to Grandpa Joe. When he does, the TV is off.

Correction: It was still on but in the shot the camera was below the screen. Also you can still hear the news anchor's voice.

Revealing mistake: When Charlie and Grandpa Joe drink the fizzy lifting drink and are floating in the air you can see the hook that is connected to the wire that Charlie is being held up by.

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Willy Wonka: Charlie, don't forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he always wanted.
Charlie Bucket: What happened?
Willy Wonka: He lived happily ever after.

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Trivia: Peter Ostrum won the role for Charlie while acting at the Cleveland Playhouse children's theater in 6th grade. He had no acting experience after that, and is now a veterinarian.

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Question: If Roald Dahl hated the way the movie was being made, why in the DVD special features, does it show him on set with cast and crew looking like he's having a good time with everyone?

Answer: Disagreeing with a studio's choices about your story wouldn't preclude enjoying an on-set visit.

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