Ladyhawke (1985)

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Corrected entry: Every time Isabeau turns into a hawk, she becomes a red-tailed hawk. Red-tailed hawks are a North American species. They aren't native to Europe.

Correction: She's becoming a bird through a magical spell. Having that bird be an unusual species is perfectly understandable.

In fact, it could very well be a deliberate marking action of the bishop, so he will know the particular hawk that is Isabeau.


Corrected entry: When Phillipe is walking through the forest after escaping the prison, he mentions how he'd like to have some hot cabbage just like his mother use to make. Later when Etienne tells Phillipe that he would help him back into the city, Phillipe mentions not on the life of his mother even if he knew who she was. Since he remembered what his mother made for him when he was a child, he should also know exactly who she was.

Correction: It's well established that Philippe tends to stretch the truth when it suits him. Apparently it suited him at that time.


Corrected entry: In an early scene, "the Mouse" is escaping from prison. As he digs through the muddy walls, he says: "Not unlike escaping mother's womb." Just after this line, if you listen closely, you can hear a crew member say: "Cut."

Correction: No, didn't happen. Right before he delivers the "escaping womb" line there is a sound like "Aww. Cut" but that's his guttural sounds of wriggling outta the space. After he speaks the line, as mentioned by the commenter, it just cuts to the next scene with no other spoken sounds.

Continuity mistake: After Philippe the Mouse escapes from the prison and has swam out the underwater grate hole, another scene shows soldiers riding through the peasants leaving the castle to search for him. In the background, two soldiers can be seen sitting by the moat, eating. One stands and grabs suddenly around his belt, obviously looking around for something. A while after this in a separate scene, Philippe the Mouse is shown surfacing in the moat behind these two soldiers and grabbing the knife from beside one of them and slicing away a cord on the soldiers belt and stealing his coin purse, then swimming away quietly and saying the line about 'I know I promised not to steal Lord, but I know, that you know, what a weak-willed person I am...' Obviously the scene with the soldier standing suddenly and discovering his missing coin purse should have come after the actual 'stealing of the purse' scene.

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Etienne Navarre: Do you know that hawks and wolves mate for life? The Bishop didn't even leave us that... not even that.

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Trivia: In the days before ubiquitous digital technology, the majority of visual effects in film were "practical" effects using stuntmen and props on wires, springboards, flash-pots, et cetera. In "Ladyhawke" (which was decidedly on the low-end of visual effects budgets), one of the most dangerous practical effects is seen when Matthew Broderick and Rutger Hauer have a heated discussion in the woods and seem about to part company. As Broderick turns to leave, Hauer's 53" longsword sizzles past the boy's left shoulder and embeds in a tree trunk, to Broderick's horror. In fact, the steel sword was real and hurtled to its target on a guide-wire, barely 8 inches from Broderick's back. If you slow-advance the scene, you can see the sword actually changing trajectory in-flight, it was so unstable. The sword came up in a Hollywood memorabilia auction in 2002 but was not sold.

Charles Austin Miller

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