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.

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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 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)

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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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Other mistake: For someone who has been living on a desert island for at least 10 years, Emmeline seems to have discovered a beauty salon hidden in the paradise. In the close up shots of her hands, she has remarkably nice manicured nails.

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Richard: What are you looking at?
Emmeline: Your muscles.
Richard: What about them? You're really acting silly lately, Em. Always saying dumb things like that. Always looking at me funny! You're not coming down with something, are you? Don't give it to me.

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Trivia: Melissa Sue Anderson ("Mary Ingalls" in Little House on the Prairie) was initially given the offer to be Em, but she turned it down because she would have to do some nude scenes. Brooke Shields got the offer instead.

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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.

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