Chicken Run

Chicken Run (2000)

29 corrected entries

Corrected entry: When Mrs. Tweedy is knocked down and tosses her axe into the air, it goes flipping through the air forward, then she is lying down later and it comes flying back somehow, and lands next to her head. Some kind of boomerang axe?

rabid anarchist

Correction: The axe actually bounces off the wire fence and lands beside her.

Corrected entry: While saving Ginger, Rocky tells Bunty to "give him a boost", and then he is shown on top of a telephone pole. However, in the beginning, when "Chicken Run" appears, you can tell there is absolutely no way that a chicken could give another one a boost to get to the top of the telephone wire. Rocky couldn't have climbed up it either, because Mr. Tweedy most likely would have noticed this easy way to escape.

Correction: As we see throughout the film, Mr. Tweedy isn't very bright. He doesn't block a means of escape until one of the chickens actually tries to use it. Since the chickens didn't try to climb the pole to escape, he never noticed it.

Jason Hoffman

Corrected entry: In the beginning of the movie a chicken named Edwina dies, but whenever there is a crowd of chickens you can see Edwina.

logan crews

Correction: Actually, this is a common misconception. The chicken in the crowd is a different, although similar-looking, chicken named Ducky.

Corrected entry: If you watch Ginger and Rocky flying out of the machine frame by frame, you'll see that they suddenly flip from being feet-first to head-first.

Correction: The requirement to use "frame by frame" invalidates this 'error'.

Corrected entry: How did Ginger get to the dough in the machine without being sliced up? Rocky grabs hold of a bar, makes it fall down, and slides to that place, but there was no bar before that. (Both he and Ginger fall down the "Meat" chute, Rocky almost falls down the "Vegetable" chute, but it changes right before he gets there).

Correction: We don't get to see it, but we can assume she was clever/lucky just as Rocky was.

Jason Hoffman

Corrected entry: The second time the plane comes down the lane (after having to turn around), it would have arrived at Ginger and Rocky long before it actually does.

Correction: This is quite common in films, because there are often shots of things happening in slow-mo, things happening at the same time, etc. Very rarely is a shot of a movie in real time.

Corrected entry: There are several points throughout the film where you can see a fence go right through the farm. This is proved by the fact that there are huts on either side of the fence.

Correction: And this is a film mistake because?

Corrected entry: When they are all lined up, Ginger hands Mac the plan for the escape. Mac wrongly reads it and says about going under the fence, then Ginger turns it. Then Mac realises they go over the fence. But Ginger only turned it 90 degrees. If Mac was to read the plan properly, it should have been 180 degrees.

Correction: Mac could have been looking at the chickens as though they were going under (think of them on their bellies). By turning the paper 90 degrees, the chickens would have been standing upright, in a climbing position, therefore going 'over' the fence.

Corrected entry: Its funny that how Mrs Tweedy who says that the chickens "are not organized" can see them all stand in line on role call, and not move a muscle.

keith summers

Correction: This isn't what she means by "organized". She thinks that they just come to the role call out of fear. They don't come together for secret meetings to plan a way to escape.

Corrected entry: After take-off, the chickens fly the 'crate' away from the farmhouse, and even just over the Mrs Tweedy's Chicken Pies sign, yet Mrs Tweedy still manages to enter the farm house via the round window in the farmhouse, and this would have only been possible if a number of about turns were made, which we would have noticed during the action with the axe, etc.

Correction: Why "would it have been noticed"? That would require reference points on the ground, and the 'crate' is flying too fast to register them. It is entirely possible that Fowler - who has never flown before - is circling the farm trying to regain control after Mrs Tweedy's weight was added to the plane, affecting his controls.

Corrected entry: After the pie machine is delivered, Mrs. Tweedy hands the instruction manual to Mr. Tweedy and he says "I'll put it together then, shall I?". Then after the pie machine has been put together Mr. Tweedy asks his wife "What is it?". I find it really far-fetched that after reading an entire instruction manual about the machine and putting it together, he still wouldn't know what it actually was.

Correction: It's established that Mr. Tweedy isn't exactly the brains of the marriage. It's equally far-fetched that chickens can build an aeroplane, but it happens.

Corrected entry: The film takes place in the 1950s, but the song "Flip Flop and Fly" by the Blues Brothers that the chickens play at the dance was not written until 1978.

Correction: Flip Flop and Fly was written by Jesse Stone, under the pseudonym of Charles Calhoun, and Lou Willie Turner in the mid-fifties. The version heard in the film is the original, performed by Ellis Hall.

Tailkinker

Corrected entry: When Babs is helping to make the plane, her scissors have normal steel ends. But when Ginger uses them on the plane, the ends are plastic coated.

Correction: Who says she only has one pair of scissors? One could be a pair stolen by the rats and the other her normal sewing scissors.

Corrected entry: At the end when Ginger gets Nick and Fetcher to steal tools from the Tweedy's so they can build their plane, why didn't she simply get them to do some more damage to the pie machine in order to buy some time in making the plane?.

Gavin Jackson

Correction: Character mistake, not a movie mistake.

Tailkinker

Corrected entry: The Tweedys are obviously very poor, and are desperate for money. But when Mr. Tweedy asks Mrs. Tweedy which chickens he should get to be made into pies, Mrs. Tweedy replies "All of them". What did Ms. Tweedy plan to do after all of those pies were sold? It makes no sense that she would want to kill all the chickens at once.

Correction: She could sell all of the pies she makes, then buy more chickens for half the price, then make them into pies and so on (don't forget, one chicken will make far more than one pie). Knowing how much she seems to hate Mr.Tweedy, however, it's far more likely that she'll take the money they make off selling the pies and just leave him.

Gary O'Reilly

Corrected entry: After Rocky collides into the flower bed at the start, the chickens help him in and if you look closely at his chest you can see a faint thumbprint on it.

Correction: We never even see Rocky being brought into the hut in this scene. All that happens is that Mr. Tweedy comes outside to see what happened, and Ginger tells the chickens to get him inside. The next time we see Rocky, he is lying on a bed inside the hut.

Corrected entry: The rats are only about half as tall as the chickens. Those are pretty big rats.

Correction: Some species of rats grow to sizes that are equal to the size of the rats in the movie. I have seen them. And believe me they are pretty big rats! Also remember the rats in the movie are standing on two legs, while rats travel on all fours.

Mark English

Corrected entry: In the beginning, Ginger makes a plan to escape underground. She holds a spoon in her hand, which she is evidently using to escape with. But then she is holding an egg mixer.

Correction: She could have left the egg mixer at the end of the tunnel from a previous dig. Or she could have gone back and brought it along another time - we're not shown if the spoon is actually going to be used to finish the tunnel or just continue it.

Corrected entry: At the beginning of the film, Edwina the chicken is picked up by Mrs Tweedy for not laying any eggs. Edwina is a white chicken. When you see Mrs Tweedy holding up Edwina by the doorway two seconds later, Edwina's colour has changed to brown. Then when there is a close up of the chopping block and the axe, you can see Edwina's bottom half, which has now changed back to white.

Correction: Edwina is always a white chicken, her color does not change. She just seems a little darker in the shadows.

Corrected entry: At the end, all the chickens are on a small island in the middle of a lake in a bird sanctuary. But if they landed on that island, where is their plane? It's nowhere to be seen.

Correction: They dismantled it, of course. It was made out of all sorts of useful bits and pieces, things they need to build shelter, and machinery like Mac's launching device for young chickens.

Corrected entry: Fowler dances with a rose in his teeth. How did he get that? It doesn't seem like there'd be any growing in the farm.

Correction: The rose could have grown anywhere on the farm, perhaps in a pot indoors, or it could be a plastic decoration, or maybe one of the rats brought it for him. There are dozens of possible explanations.

Corrected entry: The entire plane seems to be struggling when Mrs. Tweedy tries to get in by the wire. Later on, Ginger is able to hold on to the part of wire Mrs. Tweedy is on with one hand.

Correction: The reason why the plane is struggling so much is because Mrs, Tweedy is so heavy that she is holding the plane down and then when Ginger has cut the wire the extra weight is no longer there so the plane can return to normal.

Corrected entry: Nick and Fletcher use a clay gnome to disguise themselves to look for equipment. However, that gnome had its head bitten off by a dog in the beginning of the film.

Correction: Mrs Tweedy only had one gnome on the whole farm?

Corrected entry: When the chickens are flying in the plane (as Ginger is trying to get rid of Mrs. Tweedy) they seem to have flown quite far in a straight line. Yet when Ginger finally cuts Mrs. Tweedy off, they are flying over the farm again. They must have a lot of chickens to need a farm that big.

rabid anarchist

Correction: When Fowler turns to avoid the billboard, he does a 180 and flies back in the direction of the farm, and they're over top of it again when Mrs. Tweedy falls.

Corrected entry: When Rocky flies in to the farm, he is not wearing a backpack. When he wakes up in the hut, he's not wearing a backpack, but one appears just as he dives out the door.

Correction: He's wearing the backpack beneath his cape; you can see the straps going over his shoulders. Presumably the chickens took it off after he crashed, along with his cape.

Corrected entry: Rocky uses a coat hanger to slide on a wire from the top of a hut to the top of the barn where the pie machine is. But the huts are only 4 feet high, while the round opening in the barn is easily 20 feet up. How can Rocky defy gravity and make the slide upwards?

Correction: He slides from the top of a telephone pole, not a hut.

Corrected entry: In the scene when Rocky receives a pin for bravery, he pins it on his handkerchief tied around his neck. In the next scene when he is sitting on the roof with Ginger, the pin is gone.

Correction: He's holding the pin in his hands when we see him on the roof. When he notices Ginger there, he sets the pin down beside him instead of putting it back on.

Corrected entry: Mrs. Tweedy stops the malfunctioning pie machine by unplugging it. Yet later, as Mr. Tweedy repairs it, he tries to restart with the actions and sound effects of a machine powered by an internal combustion engine.

rabid anarchist

Correction: The electricity is for the starter motor. The machine also has a gas oven, hence uses electricity, diesel and gas (Still tired of making miniscule profits? This machine sounds expensive to me).

Corrected entry: When Nick and Fetcher bring the radio into the pen, it is about as tall as Rocky. Yet later, when he is on the tricycle, it is small enough to put in a little basket. How is this possible?

Correction: The radio on Rocky's tricycle is different to the radio in the hut when they are throwing a party. The big radio is blue, and the other on Rocky's tricycle is white.

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Chickens don't have teeth, even though every chicken in this film is shown to have a full set. This is because of the traditional Aardman animation to have every single character to have a cheesy grin.

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