Chicken Run

Other mistake: In one or two long shots for the head counts you can see all the chickens in the entire farm lined up outside. There are at least two hundred of them. In all other scenes and on the escape vehicle, you never see more than 20 chickens or so. Where did all the others go?

Other mistake: Ginger is adamant that she will not approve any plan of escape that does not get all the chickens on the farm out and to freedom. The problem is, not one of her plans gets anywhere close, and it is not that they fail to liberate the whole farm - they are never planned that way. We see her trying to escape by herself three times. The mannequin of Mrs Tweedy would (had it worked) have allowed nine chickens to escape, the upturned feed tray just seven. Even the 'crate' appears to hold not more than thirty chickens - and there must be several hundred on the farm, at least.

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Suggested correction: Can you be sure we see the whole escape plan from start to finish or just one of the phases?

dizzyd

Of course we are sure. The "crate", with thirty six chickens on it, is flown away from the farm and is dismantled. They cannot go back to the farm for the rest of the chickens. Escaping by herself will achieve nothing for anyone except herself, totally contradicting her own principles. The posting is absolutely correct.

I believe the original correction makes sense. For example, we see them attempt to impersonate Mrs. Tweedy. While this would only liberate some of the chickens, we don't know that's the entire plan. It's likely they're trying it to see if it's successful, and if so the rest of the chickens would repeat it until they were all out. Similarly, digging out would leave a tunnel for the rest to use. When Ginger tries alone, she's likely trying to find a way out that she could tell the rest about.

Jason Hoffman

This isn't a chatroom so this will be my last word. The "crate" is a single use, one-off device. The chickens fly it away from the farm, escaping to their island. They cannot go back and there is absolutely no reason to think that they do. Mrs Tweedy is still in residence at the farm and now is forewarned about the ability of the chickens to organise and act intelligently. Even if they wanted to they could not fly back, and Tweedy would be waiting for them if they did. The crate holds thirty eight chickens. That's it. There is no plan in effect that will allow all of the chickens to escape - especially this one - and Ginger makes it clear she will not consider any plan unless it does. The posting is absolutely correct.

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Other mistake: When Ginger finds the bottom of Rocky's poster she takes it out and lines it up with the top half ...and it stays there without any sort of support (we see the back of it as she approaches the poster, and there's nothing there which will stick it).

Other mistake: Mr. Tweedy was kicked up the bum, and later he is shown rubbing Mrs. Tweedy's bootprint. He should have a different mark, because he was kicked, not pushed. In the next scene, the mark has disappeared.

Other mistake: After Nick and Fetcher arrive at Tweedy's Farm for the first time and introduced themselves to Ginger, she hands them a bag of seed, but where did the bag come from? It definitely was not there when Nick and Fetcher are showing Ginger their stuff for sale. (00:11:00)

Continuity mistake: When Mrs. Tweedy gets the idea of converting her farm when reading the brochure called "Sick and tired of making minuscule profits," a wedding picture of the husband and wife is seen on a cupboard at the back. Then, in the next shot, as Mrs. Tweedy slams her hand on her desk that same picture suddenly happens to be on the desk.

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