The Blue Lagoon
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Continuity mistake: There is a scene in which it is raining quite heavily and Em and Richard are inside the hutch. Richard is playing Pop Goes The Weasel over and over which annoys Em. She stabs him in the foot and he chases her outside. In this scene she is wearing a strapless dress but when he catches her and pins her down on the sand she is wearing a lacey jacket (she didn't have time to change) and there are no clouds or rain. The sand doesn't seem to be very wet either, despite the fact that it was raining heavily a few minutes ago. (00:41:10)

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Continuity mistake: After the baby is born, in one scene where it is lying on the bed, it's lying on a blue-green print receiving blanket. In the next shot, the baby is wrapped in a fur or rough cloth material. (01:20:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Richard goes for a swim while Em is inside the hut, you can see him under the water with his hair drenched. He then climbs onto the shore and his hair is completely dry and curly again. (00:29:05)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Em is ill and Richard takes her to "God" and places her on the rock, she is shown lying on her right side, her face turned to the side with her hair partly covering her face. In the close-up shot of her, she is lying face up and her hair is away from her face. Then in the next shot, she's again on her side with her hair back over her face.

Continuity mistake: This error occurs when Emmeline and Richard are sitting out on a rock watching the sunset and deciding whether or not Paddy was a liar. When we first see them from behind, they are high up out of the water on rocks. When we see their faces they are really close to the water because they are in a different place. I listened to the commentary and the director said they didn't have a place facing the sunset like what they needed, so they shot the first scene from far off somewhere else. (00:38:40)

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Continuity mistake: This mistake takes place when Paddy has grabbed some bananas and is walking through the jungle and stumbles upon God. In one shot as he's hoping over a log, his knife in his belt is on his right side. Soon after when he finds God, his knife in his belt is on his left side. (00:20:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Richard looks through his telescope he spots Paddy laying on rocks near the foot of a small cliff. They then sail over to him, yet now he is laying on the beach. (00:23:30 - 00:24:10)


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Continuity mistake: When Richard spots Paddy laying on the ground, they sail over to him. As they run up the beach there's hardly any seaweed around Paddy's body. Yet when it cuts there is much more seaweed around him. Also to the right of the screen on the beach, there are some rocks, but when it cuts (in the same shots as the aforementioned mistake) another large rock appears. (00:24:10)


Continuity mistake: In the scene when Emmeline and Richard sit on the beach with their stockings, on the shore behind them you can see a white boat, and there's a long wooden stick leaning against it. But in the all closeups of Richard talking, the stick has disappeared. Then when it goes back to the ending wideshot, it has reappered. (00:29:50 - 00:31:15)


Continuity mistake: After Emmeline has her nightmare about Richard dying, she wakes up, and Richard comes and asks her if she's alright, as he stands in the hut doorway. You can see that it's raining and that the sky is grey and cloudy and you can hear thunder rumbling and can see lightning. It then cuts back to Emmeline, that back to Richard, and the sky is is now blue and the sun is shining bright. (00:47:55)


Continuity mistake: When Paddy has a bunch of bananas and is heading around the jungle before he stumbles upon "God", he changes his clothing slightly. In the first shot, he has his hat on. In the next shot, he doesn't have it on. Then when he sees "God" it is on his head again. (00:20:00)

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Em discovers the rock that she believes is God, there is a close up of her face and she is very clearly wearing make-up. After being stranded on a deserted island for around 10 years I find it hard to believe that she owns any beauty products.

Revealing mistake: When Paddy lays dead on the beach holding a barrel, the kids turn him over and a crab crawls out of his mouth. You then can briefly see his nose move like a rabbit sniffling. Also his pupils are narrow, and a the side of his neck has a pulse. In other words, he is very much alive. (00:24:30)

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Trivia: Brooke Shields had to stand in a ditch in some parts of the movie because she was much taller than her co-star.

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Question: At the end of the movie, when the ship finds Richard, Emmeline, and baby Paddy in the lifeboat, Richard's father asks if they are dead. A crewman tells him that they are only asleep. Are they really dead and the crewman was trying to spare his feelings by lying to him, or are they really only sleeping?

Answer: The ending is meant to be ambiguous, and is identical to the ending of the original novel on which the film is based. It is never answered whether they are alive or not.


Answer: At the end of the movie, it says they are only asleep. But in the second film (The Blue Lagoon: The Awakening), they say that they are dead. However, the child is not, because he didn't actually eat any of the dead and buried berries. Then they named the baby Richard because that was the first word baby Paddy could say. He probably said it a lot, so they thought that was his name.

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