Willow

Willow (1988)

56 mistakes

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Continuity mistake: When Fin Raziel talks to Madmartigan and Willow inside the cage, Mad's left hand is resting on his knee in the angle shot from behind, but in a totally different position in the rest of the front shots. This swaps back and forth all the time.

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Other mistake: The two headed monster's heads are pretty big. Big enough to swallow a person whole. But when Val Kilmer jumps on one to impale it, the sword comes out of the bottom of the monster's head. For this to happen, the sword would have to be unbelievably large, larger than a man, which he would be unable to wield anyway.

Continuity mistake: During the wagon chase when Madmartigan is going head on head with the other wagon he throws his weapon right at the warrior holding a spear. When he hits him his spear is visible but when it cuts to him actually falling off the wagon the spear has disappeared. (00:51:05)

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Revealing mistake: When Bavmorda and Raziel struggle for control over Sherlindrea's wand (up in the tower Ceremonial Room), lightning bolt shoot out of the wand's tip, and a monolith (among other things) is blasted. The monolith looks like it has been pieced together from cast plastic parts; the fragments' edges are too smooth.

Continuity mistake: When Madmartigan comes rolling down as a huge snowball and hits the wall, snow splatter through the window and hits Willow's head making his hair wet. But a few seconds later when Willow comes out of the hut his hair is dry. (01:13:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Raziel shows Bavmorda that she has Cherlindreas' wand, she is wet from all of the rain. In the next scene, when she says that Elora will be queen, she is now completely dry.

Continuity mistake: When Elora is floating down the river, the close shots show her head standing out of the bundle, but the close shots don't.

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Revealing mistake: When Cherlindrea starts levitating Elora into Willow's arms (the distanced shot, not the one where Willow takes her), you can, if faintly, see the two wires by which the bundle was pulled up.

Other mistake: When Madmartigan runs aways from the dragon, he cuts the catapult and launches a stone against a baddie, who falls off his horse. Watch the guy behind, he is the worst stuntman: He slowly steps off his horse and then suddenly throws himself to the floor for no reason at all.

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Other mistake: Near the end when they reach the castle, the drawbridge isn't even closed properly, they could easily climb up the side of the drawbridge and into the castle. What's the point of having a drawbridge that doesn't close.

Continuity mistake: When Madmartigan closes the front doors and goes to place the wooden crossbar into the brackets, the right side of the crossbar isn't set inside the bracket, it's flush on the outside, and below the gap. When the shot changes, it's now in the bracket without him lifting it up or anything.

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Continuity mistake: When Airk is agonising he stares at Madmartigan, as front and back angles prove. Then he dies and bends his head to the right, but from the angle shot from the back -which is the same angle used seconds before - he remains in the previous position.

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Continuity mistake: Before Airk is killed, Madmartigan stares at the fight with his hair soaking wet and messed up. When he runs to talk to Airk, ten seconds later, his hair is nicely brushed backwards. (01:52:24)

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Revealing mistake: When Madmartigan and Willow are about to crash against a rock and when they're speeding downhill, Mad's been replaced by an obvious stunt holding an ugly doll. (01:15:19)

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Continuity mistake: On the cart, Madmartigan is face-up with a baddie on top of him. Madmartigan punches him with his right fist so the baddie should fall backwards or to the left. However, shot changes and not only is Madmartigan magically standing up, but the baddie is falling to the right, as if the punch came from a totally different position.

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Revealing mistake: Madmartigan is asked by a man if he wants "to breed" and he rejects him and turns around. Right then you'll notice that Elora's been replaced by an obvious doll. (00:48:03)

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Continuity mistake: After Elora and Willow's shield crashes inside the house, a man on the left walks towards the entrance and stops. A shot later he is a couple meters away repeating the previous walk.

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Continuity mistake: When Fin gives Willow the book of magic, the people around rearrange themselves and come much closer together when the shot changes.

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Continuity mistake: When Kaiya is bathing Elora, the boy is toying with a necklace, hands raised. A shot later they're lowered and the necklace is gone.

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Willow: What are you doing?
Madmartigan: I found some blackroot. She loves it.
Willow: Blackroot? I am the father of two children and you never, ever give a baby blackroot.
Madmartigan: Well my mother raised us on blackroot. It's good for you. Puts hair on your chest. Doesn't it, Sticks?
Willow: Her name is not Sticks. She's Elora Danan, the future empress of Tir Asleen and the last thing she's gonna want is a hairy chest.

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Trivia: Horsemaster and stuntman Greg Powell appears in person in a small role, namely as the burly redbearded Nockmaar soldier at Raziel's Lake who roughs up Madmartigan.

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Question: Why did Queen Bavmorda need a ritual to get rid of the child? Why didn't she simply kill the baby on the spot?

Answer: Bavmorda's ritual was the Ritual of Obliteration - a spell that is used to destroy a living spirit's essence or soul. Presuambly if she'd just killed Elora, the soul would have been later reborn into another baby.

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