Signs (2002)

45 corrected entries

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Corrected entry: After Merrill kills the alien he comes out into the garden where Graham is trying to revive Morgan. There are huge pieces of broken panes in the upstairs windows which weren't there when Graham came out of the house a minute before. (01:34:20)


Correction: No - the windows are consistent through both shots (the first and third broken, with the second being intact).

Corrected entry: When the policewoman talks to Graham before she drives off there is a very clear reflection of a crew member with a white t-shirt in the red light of the police car. (00:21:15)


Correction: What looks like a t-shirt is the break in the overhanging tree's leaves. You can make out Mel Gibson's profile, though.

Corrected entry: In the scene when the whole family is in the closet watching the invasion on TV, the TV is shown, and there are no reflections of the family, even though they are sitting and standing right in front of it. (01:07:45)


Correction: You are being shown the actual footage, not seeing it from the perspective of being in the room, which would have shown their reflections on the TV.


Corrected entry: In one scene Mel Gibson is in his bedroom with a bathrobe on and bare legs. He hears his children talking and walks into their bedroom, again with bare legs. He walks into their room and sits on the bed to read their book. When he sits on the bed, he still has the bathrobe on but now also has jeans on.

Correction: The reason that no other women noticed this is that Mel Gibson is not wearing jeans. When he sits between his children his bathrobe covers his legs, and the 'sunlight' on the lower part of the bathrobe gives it a slightly bluish, jeansy tinge. But the fabric is terry.


Corrected entry: When Graham Hess (Mel Gibson) goes to meet his family for pizza, he sits down and they all stare at Ray Reddy (Shyamalan, in the red truck). As the camera pulls back out of the doorway, you can see that his slice of pizza is half eaten already, although he couldn't have been eating as he was staring at Reddy as he arrived.

Correction: Graham's slice of pizza stays complete during the scene, only in the last shot the cheese has started to slide off.


Corrected entry: In the beginning of the movie, when Mel Gibson's family is standing in the middle of the crop circle, the camera zooms out and it looks like there are acres and acres of corn neatly planted. However, in other shots during the movie, you can see a bunch of trees growing all through the fields that weren't shown at the the very beginning.

Correction: In the aerial shot of the corn field we see the shadows of a row of trees on the side of the field, which are the trees we later see in the movie.


Corrected entry: When Bo says, "Morgan took a sip and it has his amoebas in it," if you watch the film with subtitles the word is spelled amebas, without the o.

Correction: "Ameba" is an accepted variation of "Amoeba".

Corrected entry: In the shot where Joaquin Phoenix is looking at a large army poster on a wall, the uniform the man is wearing in the poster is actually a navy uniform.

Correction: U.S. Army Recruitment Offices often have posters promoting other branches of the military. I personally have seen Navy and Marine posters in such offices.


Corrected entry: In the scene where the family are watching TV reports of other crop circles appearing around the world, the TV claims it's showing a picture of one in Wakefield, England. It is most unlikely that there would have been any crop circles in Wakefield, as there is very little arable farming near there. Most of the ones that did appear in real life in England were in the South.

Correction: You can see that it wasn't made in a crop, but in a grass field. Crop sign was a general term to describe what was happening since they were appearing mostly in crops.


Corrected entry: In the scene where the family is going down to the basement, Graham Hess goes down the stairs last. If you look behind him at the window at the top of the stairs, you can see the cutouts of the planets, stars, etc., and the window now only has a couple of boards on it.

Correction: The barricades didn't hold. You can see later as they return upstairs, most of the barricades were ripped down by the aliens.


Corrected entry: At the end of the movie, when the alien captures Morgan, he tries to kill him using his poison gas. You see the gas being sucked in Morgan's nostrils. However, later on, Graham says his son will be fine because his lungs were closed. If his lungs were closed, then no air could be sucked in, therefore the gas shouldn't have found its way in Morgan's body, as we see it being sucked in as if he was breathing.

Correction: That's true and not true. The gas wasn't really sucked in, it just dispersed all over his face. And if his lungs were closed, then that means he was struggling to breathe, which is what occurs during asthma attacks. He tried inhaling the air but couldn't. He also seemed to be unconscious at the time, most likely in asthmatic shock, and probably having fainted from being attacked by the alien.


Corrected entry: At the beginning of the movie, after Bo was attacked by the dog, the dog is lying on the ground, dead and bleeding from the knife wound. But the boy, who we are led to believe stabbed the dog and is right next to it, has on a white shirt with not a speck of blood or dirt on him. Surely some blood would have sprayed?

Correction: Why would the blood spray? Unless he hit an artery or major vessel, then there is no reason as to why the blood would spray. It was a stab wound, not a hack wound.


Corrected entry: At the end, when Mel Gibson gives his son a shot of epi, it is done incorrectly. It has to be done on the skin only, not through jeans.

Correction: Using an epi-pen or a shot of epinephrine, you can go right through jeans, it states to in the directions, because the seconds that it could take to drop your shorts, could mean life or death. Now, if you can, most doctors recomend direct skin contact, but it is designed to go right through your pants.

Corrected entry: When Morgan puts in the tape to record the news cast, he doesn't press record, or muck about doing anything you'd normally have to do when recording something.

Correction: Morgan does press a button just under the flap to record the bulletin

Corrected entry: When Graham and his family leave the basement, they find the aliens have carved holes in the wooden doors etc. If they could do this why didn't they cut through the wooden door to the basement?

Correction: If you look carefully you can see the holes in the door when Graham is walking down the stairs before they lock themselves in the basement. The holes were there before the aliens attack. Also in a deleted scene on the DVD just before they enter the basement you can sorta see the holes better. But they were there before the attack.

Corrected entry: When Graham wakes up from the couch, he follows the cord into the closet to find his brother watching TV in the closet. However, you can see there is only one cable running from the living room to the closet: the power cable. To watch TV, you have to have two cables; the power cable for the TV and a coax cable from the wall jack which comes from the antenna or satellite dish or whatever. And I seriously doubt that they would conveniently have a coax jack in the coat closet.

Correction: Their TV has an aerial, which has a short wire running from itself to the back of the TV.

Corrected entry: When Graham first sees the crop circles, he tells Morgan and Bo that they were too perfect to have been made by humans, but the rest of the movie he tells everyone it's just geeks with no lives doing it.

Correction: These are two young children who may get scared if Graham says "they are too perfect to be made by humans" the whole movie. Don't you think that he would want to protect them from the possible (and scary to most) truth of the crop circles being made by aliens?


Corrected entry: When Graham and his brother are nailing the doors shut against the aliens, they go into a room and pull the door shut behind them and then begin to nail boards over the door sill. This will not keep the aliens from opening the door and pushing the boards away from the sill. Not much protection here.

Correction: The doorway however would still be blocked. Having the doorway blocked is still better than not having it blocked.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Graham, Merril, Bo and Morgan are eating the 'everything' dinner, in one shot, Bo's plate has half sauce and meatballs and the other half of the plate is noodles. A couple of shots later, her plate is again seen, but most of the noodles have been pushed back. She was to upset to be eating, so she wouldn't have moved them.

Correction: She wasn't eating it. She was probably just pushing it around on her plate.

Corrected entry: The aliens are obviously very intelligent creatures - after all, they mastered space travel, and presumably travel at or near light speed, in order to get to Earth. Considering that exposure to water is deadly, why would such intelligent creatures choose a planet which is three-quarters covered by water?

Correction: The aliens have arrived to harvest humans, rather than take over the planet. We don't know why they want them and they probably do not plan to stay. Humans routinely travel into places hazardous to themselves to gather valuable resources (space, oceans, poisonous mines).

Correction: We are talking about a species that is not an inhabitant of Earth. The aliens are from a completely different world, in which its atmosphere and resources are likely going to be vastly different from that of Earth. The reason as to why they came to a planet that is 70% deadly to them is simple - the aliens are unaware of what water is or the dangers it can bring to them. The aliens' planet is never seen, so it is not too far of a stretch to assume that water is not a substance belonging to their planet, nor is it a substance that is in their knowledge.

Casual Person

The only thing we humans really know about Life (aside from how to kill it) is that Life is dependent on water. We can't even imagine a form of Life that is not water-based. Water is an abundant compound in this universe, both a fuel and a vehicle for Life.

Charles Austin Miller

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)

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Bo: There's a monster outside my room, can I have a glass of water?

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Trivia: 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?"

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