Mrs. Doubtfire

Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

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Other mistake: At the start of the film we see Gloria Chaney, the Hillards' neighbour, drop a rabbit at her feet and then shout 'shoo' at it whilst pushing it with a brush. If she had it in her hands, why didn't she just drop it outside of her garden, instead of at her feet, making her have to push it to get it out of her garden?


Continuity mistake: When Mrs Doubtfire is pouring the cayenne pepper into Stu's dish of jambalaya, you can see that the container has nothing on the side, but when Mrs Doubtfire has finished, a label has suddenly appeared.

Character mistake: When Mrs. Doubtfire gets her own TV show at the end, she asks the puppet if he knows anything about England. The reply is, "I only know that it's an island", which is not true. Britain is an island, not England.

Continuity mistake: When Daniel (dressed as Mrs Doubtfire) is at the pool bar drinking, the bartender is wearing a black suit jacket. In the next scene, he is wearing a white suit jacket.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Daniel and his kids are having dinner, when he's 'domesticized', the first pan shot is mirrored, because his daughter is looking to her left to congratulate him, but in the next shot and all the ones after that, he would be on her right, and the table would be flipped.

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Suggested correction: If you look the scene carefully you see the camera moving through the room (showing how correct everything is). This movements ends indeed in a view in a mirror. So it is a shoot in the mirror and therefore no error.

Visible crew/equipment: When Daniel is having a spaghetti dinner with Chris, Lydia and Natalie in his flat, you can see the equipment crew reflected in the picture frame before we see the family eating.

Continuity mistake: When Daniel/Mrs Doubtfire goes to the bathroom after his false teeth fell out in his wine glass, you can see he is holding the teeth before entering, but when he is in the bathroom, the teeth have disappeared.

Continuity mistake: When he's in the empty studio playing with the dinosaurs there is a picture of a spider on the wall behind him that keeps moving.

Angie Killian

Continuity mistake: In the restaurant scene, just after Miranda takes Natalie to the bathroom, Lydia picks up her menu and opens it just a crack. Then Mrs. Doubtfire starts talking and the camera cuts to a closer shot, and the menu is suddenly all the way open. (01:33:00)

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Trivia: Adding to the 'carpe dentum' contribution, if you look at Pierce Brosnan when Mrs Doubtfire gets up from the table, he is moments away from bursting out laughing. According to the commentary track on the dvd, it was this reference to Dead Poets Society that tickled Brosnan but he managed to keep a straight face and so they didn't need to reshoot.

Sam Johnson

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

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