The Wicker Man

Other mistake: During his conversation with the landlord of the pub he ends up staying in, Sergeant Howie makes it clear that he did not intend to stay on Summerisle overnight, that he had been delayed and so needed accommodation. Makes you wonder why he packed his pyjamas. He's wearing them when Britt Ecklund does her famous naked song and dance routine, and they are not new so we know he didn't buy them that day. When he arrived he didn't even think he'd be on Summerisle for more than a few hours - we don't see him with so much as an overnight bag.

Factual error: While Sgt Howie (dressed as Punch) is being chased by the women, you can see autumn leaves on the grass, though the story is set on the 1st of May.

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Willow: A man who would come here of his own free will.
Librarian: A man who has come here with the power of a king. By representing the law.
Willow: A man who would come here as a virgin.
Librarian: A man who has come here as a fool.

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Trivia: In the Director's Cut - Robin Hardy who directed the film, appears at the beginning of the film in a "Hitchcock-style" cameo part as the church minister. (00:02:35)

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Question: Why doesn't Howie try to escape when being carried up to the wicker man?

Answer: What's the use? He's surrounded, he can't fight everyone and there's nowhere for him to run.

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He is also a fundametally religious man and he believes that he is going to die and go to heaven.

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