The Blue Lagoon

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)

Revealing mistake: You can tell that Brooke Shields is wearing a wig throughout most of the movie when they are on the island. You can see her real hair is is about 6 inches shorter than the wig.

Revealing mistake: After Richard tells Em about the "drum people," when the bird is walking around on the beach, there's about a half-dozen of what appears to be water droplets on the camera lens. (01:21:45)

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Revealing mistake: In the beginning, right as Richard and Emmeline are seen for the first times as adults, Emmeline picks what appears to be a Zucchini or Squash from a coconut tree. There are coconuts visible next to the item she picks from it.

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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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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: 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.

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