Radio Flyer

Audio problem: When the boys are beating up Mikey during the flag football type game, he knees one of the kids in the crotch. An African American boy then says "man you should start wearing a cup." The boy's mouth doesn't match.

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Audio problem: After Bobby says the "F" word, he says "someone get me soap, I'll do it myself." His mouth doesn't match.

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Continuity mistake: As the boys are running through the sewer tunnel, both of them fall several times, and they are covered with dirt and sewage. When they come out and face the bullies, their clothes are clean.

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Older Mike: History is all in the mind of the teller. Truth is all in the telling.

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Question: At the end of the movie, did Bobby really fly off in the Radio Flyer plane or did Mike make that story up?

Answer: The script's ending was ultimately changed by director Richard Donner from what writer David Evans had originally written. In the original ending, it was made clear that the Radio Flyer had actually worked and it was seen hanging (actually floating) next to the Wright Brother's plane in the Smithsonian. Donner instead wanted the ending to be a "Rorschach Test", meaning the viewer sees the ending as he or she wants. So if you perceive it as working and Bobby being free or you see it as Bobby committing suicide, etc, it's meant as a reflection on you. However, Evans has said that he never intended the ending to be, or allude to, suicide, but because of the script changes, he understands how people could make that conclusion.

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Answer: He flew off alright - straight to heaven!

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Answer: Yes. He actually did fly off. Adult Mike even tells his two sons that sometime after Bobby flew off, he began receiving postcards from Bobby from every place he traveled to and still keeps sending postcards to him.

... and you don't think that the mother would have moved heaven and earth to track her son if he actually sent postcards saying he was doing fine? He was a little boy - it would be naive to believe that he just flew off and lived his best life on his own and continued flying from place to place.

Answer: According to Elijah Wood, in an even older script, Bobby did in fact die.

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