Ladyhawke (1985)

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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.

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Just after Isabeau falls from the abbey tower and turns into Ladyhawke, a soldier emerges onto the roof of the tower and questions Phillipe. An arrow is then fired (by Navarre) into the left-side of the soldier. However, he initially grabs at his right-side. After a couple of seconds he correctly grabs at his left-side, before falling off the tower.



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.