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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Tom Hanks goes back to his mother's house when he's "BIG", he tries to convince his mother it's him by telling her his birthday: November 3rd. However, in the scene (with John Heard and Elizabeth Perkins) showing the milk carton of Tom Hanks "missing" as a young boy, his d.o.b. is shown as 1/20/75.

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Continuity mistake: When Josh just becomes big, he hands his baby sister a wallet. She lowers her hands beneath the border of the playpen. The immediate angle, barely a frame later, shows her hands above it.

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Continuity mistake: The morning Josh becomes big, one of his sneakers in the bedroom swaps from being underneath the bed by the coat sleeve, to half a meter away in a different position.

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Continuity mistake: When Josh and Billy are in the equipment room note the orange and blue pads on the middle shelf. The blue pads change, their white strap goes being tucked up to hanging down then they disappear completely and reappear between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Josh and Mr. MacMillan first meet in the toy store Josh's collar is up. Mr. MacMillan says, "Come On." They walk around a corner and Josh's collar is now turned down.

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Continuity mistake: When the camera first pans up to Josh on the top bunk as "big," note his coat on the bottom bunk: The letters on the back are pushed together and three are barely visible. Yet when he returns from the bathroom moments later the coat is noticeably more spread out and many more letters are visible.

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Continuity mistake: When Tom Hanks is playing the piano in the toy store you see a man in the crowd lift his daughter onto his shoulders 3 times.

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Continuity mistake: When Tom Hanks and his boss are playing the oversized piano, a young girl in the background is seen to sit on her dad's lap twice. Also, the boy in the sweater disappears, then reappears in time to applaud at the end of the song.

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Continuity mistake: When Josh and Billy arrive at the hotel, the concierge takes his hand with a cigarette to his mouth, but from opposite angle his hand is down counting the money.

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Continuity mistake: After payday, Billy and Josh are in the hotel and foam suddenly appears on Billy's previously spotless face, only to to clean itself up half a second later.

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Continuity mistake: After Josh makes his wish, a shot depicts the older kids run behind the tents. During this shot, the camera shows a side view of the Zoltar machine. You can see the head stop moving up and down, and the breathing sound continues. After Josh reads the card, the head is moving again.

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Continuity mistake: During the opening credits, when the girl shows up, Billy's hair is messed up on the wide shots, but combed in the close-ups.

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Continuity mistake: In the Pizza Place when they bring out Josh's birthday cake note the amount of soft drink in Billy's glass. The amount drops significantly from when they approach with the cake to the close up of the cake on the table where the glass is nearly empty.

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Continuity mistake: When Josh hands his wallet to his baby sister, she turns and walks to the center of her playpen. In the very next shot, she's leaning up against the railing again.

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Continuity mistake: When the shot first enters the bedroom the morning Josh becomes big note the yellow truck at the foot of his bed, it is away from the lower left corner and facing out. When Josh jumps down from the top bunk it is flush with the bunk and facing the other (right) foot of the bed and remains in this position for all remaining shots of the bedroom.

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Continuity mistake: Susan's hands change position on Josh's neck as she says goodbye at the end.

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Continuity mistake: In the toy store, Josh throws himself playfully to the floor as if he had been shot. The square receiver on his chest swaps from being on his right side to being the center of his chest between shots.

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Continuity mistake: John Heard's racquet jumps from one hand to the other when he and Tom Hanks fight on the tennis court.

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Continuity mistake: When Tom Hanks and the kid are in the ice cream bar, Tom asks the boy if he could have his cherry from the ice cream portion. When he takes the cherry from the boy's glass he drops some ice cream on his jacket, but the next time they show the boy, the ice cream from his jacket had disappeared.

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Continuity mistake: When Tom is dancing/playing on the piano keyboard, near the end of the song an overhead shot shows a woman and a child's feet approaching from the back, walking behind Tom to stand and watch. When they cut back to Tom from the front they are not there. Then they arrive after around 5-10 seconds later while the camera is still on Tom from the front.

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Continuity mistake: When Josh and Susan talk about the electronic magazine at Susan's place, the slice of pizza on the plate moves between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Josh and Susan arrive at Josh's apartment, the distance between Susan and the dinosaur changes twice between shots.

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Continuity mistake: Josh stumbles into McMillan, scattering papers everywhere. Susan picks up hers and presses them against her chest. In a close-up they're tidy, yet a shot later they're all messed up.

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Continuity mistake: While Billy and Josh read the newspaper ads, note Billy's ice cream: the spoon stands-out longer or shorter and the pattern of the chocolate differs between shots.

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Continuity mistake: In the equipment room, after adult Josh sings to Billy, his hair swaps from messy to brushed right before he says "Josh you look terrible."

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Continuity mistake: When Billy enters the equipment room and confronts adult Josh, note the top ball's yellow sticker: it's either facing his face or away, depending on the angle.

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Continuity mistake: Before adult Josh leaves home, he grabs Zoltar's card by twisting his hand around. In the close-up, the hand's position is different.

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Continuity mistake: When Elizabeth Perkins sleeps over at Josh's loft, the pillows behind her head are flat and in the middle at the head of the bed. When they cut back from Josh, they are pushed up in the corner of the bed.

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Billy: Here, take this. [Hands Josh a handful of money.]
Josh: Billy, where did you get this?
Billy: From my dad's top drawer.
Josh: You stole money from your father?
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In the scene where Tom Hanks goes back to his mother's house when he's "BIG", he tries to convince his mother it's him by telling her his birthday: November 3rd. However, in the scene (with John Heard and Elizabeth Perkins) showing the milk carton of Tom Hanks "missing" as a young boy, his d.o.b. is shown as 1/20/75.

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The scenes from the amusment park in the movie were filmed at Playland, in Rye, NY.

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