Chicken Run

Chicken Run (2000)

31 mistakes

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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Continuity mistake: Mrs. Tweedy stretches her gloves out and releases them. The chickens gulp and Mrs. Tweedy walks away. Between these two shots of Mrs. Tweedy, the clouds behind her obviously change.

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Continuity mistake: When Rocky is pedaling the tricycle there is a radio on the back and its aerial is on the right hand side. But when the shot is from the back the aerial moves to the other side of the radio and then back again on the front shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Ginger is hiding in that metal thing to stop the gate from closing to let the other chickens out, she runs to shut it and it shows a close up of her and the gate closing on her. You can see the gate is almost shut, but when the camera cuts to a differnt angle, the gate is wide open.

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Plot hole: Ginger can hold Mrs. Tweedy single winged. She can also tip up a feeder full of food. So now we have clarified that she is one ridiculously strong hen, how does she need help pushing up a deck chair? 3 other chickens were able to do it with ease earlier.

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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?

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Continuity mistake: Rocky is at one point so big that he barely fits inside a fairly big box and needs to be pried out. But later on, he and Ginger fit perfectly inside a small pie.

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Continuity mistake: During the first roll call, Ginger and Fowler are arguing, and when they first step into line there is another chicken between them. After a couple of cuts to the Tweedies, however, they are now side by side with no-one in between.

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Continuity mistake: At the end of the film, Mrs. Tweedy slams into a billboard advertising her chicken pot pies. When she reappears, she has on her face a picture of her face that has ripped off the billboard. In actuality, the picture would be turned around. In other words, the picture of her face would be facing her real face, and you would see only white paper and glue.

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Continuity mistake: After Mr. Tweedy is knocked out by the wing of the airplane, his position changes several times from shot to shot.

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Continuity mistake: Rocky escapes on a telephone wire through a round window into the shed with the pie machine. The bracket holding the wire is attached exactly above the window. Later, when Mrs. Tweedy involuntarily skydives from the plane, she enters the shed through the same round window (the bracket is visible above it) but she does not hit the wire on her way down.

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Continuity mistake: When Mr. Tweedy is collecting eggs, he represents "no eggs" with a little grey line. But when he gives the checklist to Mrs. Tweedy at the inspection, the "no eggs" symbol is a red 0.

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Continuity mistake: When Mr. Tweedy collects the eggs, he adds check marks in Tuesday's column on the list he holds. In Monday's column it reads that chickens 276 and 277 did not lay eggs the day before. However, when the list is submitted at the end of the week, there are check marks in Monday's column for chickens 276 and 277, as if they did lay eggs.

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Continuity mistake: Fowler is buried in wet mud during the fight scene. Then a few seconds later he's in the hut with the chickens and he's completely clean and dry, including the same scarf he had on.

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Factual error: When Bunty is the first to test the 'thrust' with the elastic, she is attached to a rope, which winds on for metres and metres, attached to a post at the other end. Why then, does it take a second or two for Bunty to be flung from the roller skate (or whatever she was travelling on) from the point we see the rope at full taughtness?

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Continuity mistake: During the dance scene, when Babs starts to dance with Bunty, Babs' knitting disappears.

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning, Mr. Tweedy has a gun on his back while patrolling the farm. When he sees Mrs. Tweedy in the door, the gun is gone.

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Continuity mistake: At the first egg count, Mrs. Tweedy goes past Ginger, Mac and the gang twice while going in the same direction.

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Continuity mistake: If you watch closely as the feeder falls on Rocky, the poster comes out of nowhere. It was not in Rocky's hands, not in the feeder, and most certainly not on the ground.

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Continuity mistake: The wrench that was holding the oven open pops out to the left of the door, but it's later seen blocking up a load of wheels to the right of the door.

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Continuity mistake: The gravy machine with the carrot in it is facing down when we see it. However, the carrot later pops out and flies sideways, all the way to Ginger and Rocky.

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Continuity mistake: During the dance scene, we see the rats rigging up some Christmas lights in the beams of the roof. It seems that more lights appear out of nowhere between shots of the rats in their position on the beams.

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Continuity mistake: Mrs. Tweedy falls from the airplane in an impossible way. She first falls over the farm. Then she falls sideways into a window in the house. She finally lands sticking straight out of the machine.

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Continuity mistake: After getting out of the oven in the machine, Rocky uses a towel to clean himself, but where did he get that? It wasn't there earlier, and it's not his handkerchief as Rocky is wearing it at the same time.

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Continuity mistake: When Ginger is pretending that she had her head cut off, in one shot her red feathers are over her neck, but in the next they're gone.

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Continuity mistake: At the very beginning of the movie, Mr. Tweedy goes to take Ginger into solitary confinement at night. Ginger's head changes position (rotates if you will) between shots.

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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).

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Plot hole: As Rocky slides down the machine, he falls into the shaft where spinning razors almost kill him. He avoids this fate only by grabbing onto a long metal bar and sliding down a great distance to the part of the machine where the dough for the pies is prepared. He immediately sees that Ginger has arrived there, however given that the long metal bar was not there before Rocky grabbed hold of it, it is inconceivable that Ginger could have made it to the dough section of the machine. It was a direct drop down the shaft towards the spinning razors and the opening leading to the dough was well out of the way.

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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.

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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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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.

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