Signs (2002)

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Continuity mistake: When the deputy sheriff comes out of the house, her ink pen is sticking through the hole in her pocket flap but not in the pocket itself. After she turns around at the car, her ink pen is inside her pocket and not "flapping" loose as it was just a split second before.


Continuity mistake: When Graham goes into Ray's kitchen you see the vegetables scattered and the knife further on the other side of them. When Graham leans up for the knife, however, it is on the other side of the now grouped vegetables.

00:56:40 - 00:58:10

Continuity mistake: When Merrill delivers the final blow to the alien, you see it fall into a table and knock over a single glass of water from the alien's perspective. In the next shot, the top of the table is shown with three tipped glasses.


Continuity mistake: In the scene where Merrill, Graham and the kids are returning home from town, and Morgan is holding his baby monitor to listen to the aliens, his fingernails are very long. When he gets out and climbs on top of the car to get a better listen, his fingernails are very short.

00:29:55 - 00:32:15

Continuity mistake: When they first see the crop circle, Graham takes one step into the area, and the rest of his family crowds behind him, still basically in the corn. In the next shot (arial shot), supposedly right away, Graham is about ten steps into the circle, while Morgan and Merrill are about six or so.


Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Graham and Reddy are talking at the side of Reddy's car window, Reddy speeds away and you can clearly see the reflection of the camera on the car and in the car's tinted windows.


Continuity mistake: In the scene where Morgan is explaining what the aliens would do if they were hostile (when Morgan, Merrill, and Bo are wearing tin foil hats), Merrill is seen hugging his knees in a closeup shot. In the next shot, Merrill has his hands on top of his knees now, instead of hugging them.

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Continuity mistake: After the incident with Houdini, when Graham picks up Bo from the play house her right shoe is untied. When he is seen carrying her into the house the shoe is properly tied.



Continuity mistake: When Merrill aims at the alien for the final blow he is shown looking upwards as if the alien were looming over him. When the camera angle changes he is looking straight at the alien in front.



Continuity mistake: When Graham takes the knife off the cutting board and is holding it, it does not have the perfect mirror on it as it does when he looks in it or is using it to look under the door.

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Plot hole: Ray tells Graham that he passed Graham's wife on the road 10-15 seconds before he hit her. How could he hit her if he already passed her on the road? What, did he do a U-turn in order to hit her?

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Suggested correction: Ray actually says that he just fell asleep for 10-15 seconds. During that time when he was asleep he hit Graham's wife.

No, Ray says, "after passing her." How do you run into someone you passed? If he nodded off, how did he even see her?

Other mistake: On Caroline's uniform, you see the American flag patch on her right arm (I think it's her right anyway). The flag is backwards. Flag patches worn by military and government officials always has the stars in the front with the stripes following.

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When the alien's hand comes out of the coal grate for Morgan, if you look closely you will see that the hand was already through the grate and the alien was using its colour changing abilities to hide. So if you look very closely you will that that the hand comes UP from the grate and not through it, and if you look VERY carefully you can see the outline of the hand even before Morgen says "What?"