Monster's Ball

Other mistake: When they are shaving Sean Combs for his execution, the leg that they shave is white. When he stands up afterwards, you can see that his legs are very dark. (00:27:40)

Continuity mistake: Near the beginning of film, Peter Boyle's character opens a newspaper, and on the front page is a story about a death row inmate who is scheduled to die "tonight." However, he does not die "tonight," but rather the following night. On the evening of the day on which the erroneous newspaper headline appears, the prison guards gather at a local bar. The next day, the prisoner is taken to a special cell to await his execution, which occurs TWO nights after the newspaper headline said he was to be executed. (00:08:15)

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Hank Grotowski: I went by our station on the way home... I like that sign. I think we're gonna be all right.

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Trivia: For her role in the film, Halle Berry became the first black actress (even though she is actually bi-racial, as her mother is white) to win an Oscar for "Best Actress."

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Question: What was with him vomiting throughout the movie? Did it mean something?

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Chosen answer: Hank is a deputy warden in a Georgia state prison.He oversees the executions of condemned prisoners, and before each one he is literally sickened by having to perform this duty.

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No - he threw up after sex with Berry which is well after he quit. He threw up after drinking heavily the night before.

Per the vomit-after-sex scene. I too, thought that the drinking must have caused it. I rewound and watched the scene again and BAM, I'd missed it! He's in the bathroom at the sink facing the mirror. THERE, TWICE, he can see the reflected picture of her dead executed husband: in the main mirror plus in the little round mirror to the right. (Musgrove's pic must be hung on the wall behind him.) That execution memory = vomiting.

Answer: Hank threw up in the toilet because the picture of Letitia's husband as scratched by her son. He had escorted him to the death chamber.

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