Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Charlie Bucket and four other children find a golden ticket inside a Wonka Bar, granting them access to a guided tour of the long-closed Wonka factory. Each has been approached by Slugworth who wants an Everlasting Gobstopper. Charlie and his grandpa throw away the prize by drinking the Fizzy Lifting Drink despite being asked not to, but Charlie returns the Everlasting Gobstopper, proving his honesty and goodness over the other kids and wins the factory.

Neil Jones

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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Mr. Salt: What is this, Wonka? Some kind of fun house?
Willy Wonka: Why? Having fun?

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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.

Jason Hoffman
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