Mrs. Doubtfire

Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

29 mistakes

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Continuity mistake: In the pool scene where Mrs. Doubtfire picks up and throws a lime at the back of Stu's head, when Stu walks away and the camera goes back to Mrs. Doubtfire at the bar, the lime that she threw is still on the top of the stack of fruit.

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Suggested correction: There might have been another lime in the back that Mrs. Doubtfire put in the previous spot.


This correction is too much of a stretch to be valid. There's nothing to suggest Daniel did this and he's not really off camera long enough to reset a lime (of the same exact size) and then get back into the position he's in when the camera is back on him.


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Suggested correction: If you look carefully, the face looks pretty much the same, as well as the voice.


The reason the voice was the same is that it was probably an audio dub, which is a voice recording over someone else's voice.

Visible crew/equipment: When Mrs. Doubtfire is cooking in the kitchen, sets her fake breasts on fire, then hits them with the pan lids to put them out, you can see the camera crew in the reflection of one of the pan lids.

Continuity mistake: At the end when the children learn that their dad is their new baby sitter, look at Chris' tassels on his coat from when they get to door to when Daniel says 'Go get your stuff' and he runs up stairs - between shots, his tassels are both hanging down, then hanging to the right, then hanging down etc. indicating this scene was shot at least twice.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Mrs. Doubtfire and the family go to the pool to meet with Stu, you see the same two women in bikinis cross in front of the gate a few times in less than a minute, always going in the same direction.

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Revealing mistake: When the Hillards are at the pool, we see Stu, with his hairy chest, on the diving board. When the shot zooms out, we see a guy with no hair on his chest, who is obviously the stunt double.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the social worker is at Mr. Hillard's house and his so-called "sister" (Mrs. Doubtfire) is trying to find a face in the kitchen, one moment the wig is all messed up from being caught on the door. In the next scene, where she is looking in the fridge to find the face, her wig is perfectly in place.

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Suggested correction: It was in place because at one point, Daniel even moved his wig and fixed it.


You must be confusing which part of the scene the mistake is talking about. Right before Daniel opens the fridge door, when he has the towel over his face, his wig is messed up, there's even a strand of hair hanging down. When we see from inside the fridge, the wig is perfect without Daniel touching his wig.


Other mistake: When Chris sees Mrs. Doubtfire in the bathroom she is standing up and peeing, in costume. All the scenes where Daniel is putting the costume on shows that the fat suit is a body suit, in one piece, and there's no opening in the front. So he shouldn't have been able to pee without taking off the whole suit.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene in the kitchen while Daniel is looking for a face, his robe is not closed completely at the top, but as soon as Mrs. Stelner enters, the robe is done all the way up and quite tightly. After the face cream in the coffee, Mrs. Doubtfire leaves but quickly sticks her head back in the kitchen and her robe is again loose at the top.

Factual error: In one scene, Mrs. Doubtfire pulls the symbol off of Stu's car. She shouldn't have been able to do that, since a cable connects the symbol to the inside of the car.


Continuity mistake: In the scene at the pool, when Pierce Brosnan dives into the pool and comes out look at his hairline, and look at it again in the next shot after his hair stylist intervened.

Audio problem: During the final court case scene at the end of the film, Miranda's lawyer turns to her and says, 'Congratulations'. The lawyer's head is turned away from our view slightly, but you can see that she doesn't move her mouth. It does move about a second after 'Congratulations' is said, but it does not move long enough for the lawyer to have actually said 'Congratulations'.


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Continuity mistake: Daniel (disguised as Mrs Doubtfire) is cooking and knocks the cap of the pepperpot into the frying pan. In the following shot, Daniel hasn't removed the cap, but it's not there any more. (00:52:00)

Continuity mistake: In the restaurant scene when Daniel puts the cayenne pepper on the jambalaya, Stu takes a shrimp and starts chewing it before he chokes on it. When Daniel comes and performs the Heimlich maneuver on him and the shrimp is coughed out, it's whole and unchewed.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Mrs. Selner inspects Daniel's apartment after meeting Mrs. Doubtfire, Daniel is tidying up the place a bit. He picks up some articles of clothing, and then goes off to get his "sister". Before leaving down the hall, his pile of clothing is completely covered by a blue skirt or dress. But the next shot shows Daniel with a white article of clothing on top.

Continuity mistake: When Harvey Feirstein's character is talking on the telephone to his mother about Daniel's divorce, he says "I love you, too." You then hear her say "I love you" afterward.

Continuity mistake: When Daniel is in the bathtub, speaking in a German accent while on the phone with Miranda, he asks her how many children she has. At this point Daniel's chest is clean. It then cuts to Miranda who says, "I have two girls and a boy." In the next shot, however, Daniel's chest is suddenly covered in bubbles.

Continuity mistake: When Mrs. Doubtfire and Miranda are talking in the kitchen, Miranda's necklace' beads are crooked. In the next shot after Mrs.Doubtfire is seen, Miranda's necklace is astoundingly perfect.

Continuity mistake: When Chris and Lydia discover that Mrs. Doubtfire is really their father, he explains Uncle Frank's and Aunt Jack's part in it. When it cuts back to Lydia, she has a long length of hair down the front of her right shoulder, but in the next shot, when she says, "It's really you in there," the hair is suddenly behind her shoulder.

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Trivia: The man who played Todd the bartender at the swimming pool is Robin Williams' brother, Todd Williams.

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Question: When Daniel learns that Stu is allergic to pepper he sneaks into the kitchen and spikes his food. Later when Stu starts choking Daniel seems surprised. What did he think was going to happen?

Answer: Well when someone's allergies act up, typically people associate that with sneezing and coughing, etc. Daniel didn't think there'd be a much more serious reaction.

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Answer: Likely especially since Daniel was drunk, he didn't think it through, and the fact that Stu could die from his "prank."

Answer: He acts surprised so that everyone thinks he wasn't in on it, and he is just another person scared for Stu. If he didn't have a surprised face, or just a straight face, the gig would've been easier to notice.

Answer: Maybe just faking it as Mrs. Doubtfire to avoid being caught smiling to himself?

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