Radio Flyer

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.

wizard_of_gore Premium member
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Continuity mistake: When the family moves into the new house, the father rips the former owners' name sign off the front of the house. A few shots later, it's back.

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Continuity mistake: At the end when Mike receives the first postcard from Bobby, the flag on the mailbox is up, meaning there is mail to be picked up by the postman. Then when he takes the mail out and runs towards the house, the flag is down without him touching it.

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Continuity mistake: In the first scene with Bobby's first postcard, he writes his name as "doddy" as a young child might, reversing the Bs. Later, when you see the postcard hanging by a string, it is written "bobby" instead. (01:44:55)

TeamTJ
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Continuity mistake: When the family moves into the new house, the father rips the former owners' name sign off the front of the house. A few shots later, it's back.

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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: 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.

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.

Bishop73

Answer: He flew off alright - straight to heaven!

Myridon
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