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.
00:16:50 - 00:53:05
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.
00:11:00 - 00:12:50OneHappyHusky
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.
Revealing mistake: At the end of the movie when Josh and his friend are walking down the street, a lady crosses the street in front of them. Look closely to the left of the screen. The lady is obviously behind the tree waiting for her cue because she is not seen walking toward the tree before crossing the street.
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.
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.
Revealing mistake: The opening scene shows Josh and Billy as kids walking down their street. At the end of the film, Josh is a kid again and the two are walking on the same street. The same cars are parked there, and the same woman is crossing the street at the same place. It's obvious both scenes were shot the same day.
00:03:20 - 02:06:30
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.
Other mistake: Josh's birthday, according to the milk carton, is in the winter. But, some time after he celebrates his birthday at the Italian restaurant, he returns to his childhood neighborhood and it's fall (colored leaves, etc.). It can't be the following year because he's only gone for a total of a few weeks.
Add timeDanni Leifer
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