Osmosis Jones

Corrected entry: A little problem with Thrax's plan: viruses, bacteria, etc. don't cause fevers themselves. That's the body's response to kill the parasites.

Correction: A standard infection-caused fever is called hyperthermia - a warming of the body to kill the infection. Thrax is causing hyperpyrexia - a syndrome where the body's normal temperature auroregulation is malfunctioning, exactly what is happening in the film.


Corrected entry: While waiting to leave the bladder, Drix says that he wasn't designed to fight a virus. Yet Drix is a cold pill. The common cold is a virus.


Correction: He counters symptoms, he doesn't actually attack the cause.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: Near the end when Shane gets off the bus to go to her dad, her uncle yells to the teacher "It's ok I'm her niece."

Correction: Her uncle is an idiot. If you watch it again, you'll see he looks quite confused and mutters to himself afterward.


Corrected entry: After Frank's zit is popped, the "after-effects" (scabbing, etc.) seem to be skipped over, into normal skin again, and the healing process takes days for that to happen.

Correction: Some people and some zits don't scab as bad as others. This could be one of those that doesn't have much after effects.


Corrected entry: After Rock and Pierce believe they've defeated Fishburne at "The Zit," they return to the third precintct in the lymph nodes. Immediately upon entering his boss's office, Rock asks Brandy a question, but he mistakenly refers to her as Brandy instead of using her character name, Leah. It's easy to notice because Rock even corrects himself in the line of dialogue; "Brandy, I mean, Leah, what are you doing here?"

Correction: If you look at the special features on the DVD, it shows that they improvised the whole movie. And they added in little jokes that weren't in the script, such as this one... it's clear he meant to make this "mistake".


Deliberate mistake: The 'NNN' news program shows a picture of some animal crackers in Frank's stomach. The problem is, they are still all in one piece and are pretty big. I don't think Frank would swallow them whole.

More mistakes in Osmosis Jones

Osmosis: We were so poor, we lived off peanut butter and cellulite sandwiches! You ever try to blow-dry your hair with a fart?
Drix: OK, I get it. You were poor.
Osmosis: You bet I was! You ever try to make a snowman out of toilet paper cling-ons? Now that's poor!
Drix: OK, please, you're going to make me vomit!
Osmosis: Vomit? We couldn't afford no vomit; that's for rich folk.
Drix: Excuse me while I wipe my eyes.
Osmosis: Oh, you wanna talk about wiping?
Drix: No.

More quotes from Osmosis Jones

Trivia: Thrax is like Morpheous from the Matrix trilogy. His black coat, black glasses and he is even voiced by Laurence Fishburne. In his end fight with Osmosis there is a very clear Matrix reference (the bullettime effect).

More trivia for Osmosis Jones

Question: If Frank got Anthrax by eating the egg in the monkey's mouth, shouldn't that monkey have been dead anyway?

Answer: We are never told that the monkey was sick with the disease. The egg does fall out of the monkeys mouth and onto the ground where the virus could have easily been on the ground and it just happened to come into contact with the egg.

Answer: There are viruses that are specific to humans that will not infect chimpanzees and vice versa. Thrax is species specific to Homo sapiens.

More questions & answers from Osmosis Jones

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.