Willow

Willow (1988)

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Continuity mistake: When Bavmorda lies on the floor after being spun around by Fin Raziel, her right arm changes position 3 times between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Bavmorda is choking Fin, Fin reaches for her neck, but a shot later her right hand is grabbing Bavmorda's hand. (01:54:03)

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Continuity mistake: When Madmartigan kills the troll, the entrance to the castle changes style and the torch on the right disappears.

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Continuity mistake: When Fin Raziel enters Madmardigan and Willow's cage, marks on the snow inside suddenly appear between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Madmartigan is about to kill Kael, he has blood around his nose and mouth. A second later it's gone.

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Continuity mistake: When Willow jumps on the shield, the snow on Mad's back disappears between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Madmartigan kicks the troll he disappears from the ledge.

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Revealing mistake: Whenever Rool and Franjean have been blue-screened into the movie, the ground does not react to their movements. This is particularly noticeable when they are standing by the base of a tree, surrounded with dirt and pebbles, and when the entire group of brownies are dragging Willow and Meegosh through the dirt.

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Revealing mistake: Willow kills the walking cauldron (a stop-motion superimposed image) with a farmer's fork, but he's very obviously just mimicking and the fork is not pinching the cauldron at all.

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Revealing mistake: Madmartigan kicks a baddie but his foot misses by far, despite the thump being heard. (01:31:44)

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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: When Elora is put on the cradle of branches in the river, two big branches in front of her swap from straight to fallen between angles.

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Revealing mistake: During a battle at the castle where a troll turns into a huge 2-headed monster, Willow charges with a sword. However, the sword wobbles; it's a rubber sword.

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: In the scene where Sorsha corners Willow and Madmartigan in the tavern, she stabs her sword point first into the floor. During one of the takes, Joanne Whalley accidentally 'planted' the sword right into the foot of one of the stuntmen at the scene. Ouch.

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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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