Child's Play

Continuity mistake: Opening scene where Chris Sarandon is chasing Brad Dourif into the toy store. During the gunfight, Sarandon has gloves on. As he enters the store he is wearing gloves. The next shot, the gloves are off. The next scene, the gloves are back on and he takes them off by biting the fingertips and pulling them off.

00:01:50

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Continuity mistake: When Andy pours the cereal, and then the milk, there is cereal on the counter, to the left of the bowl. There is loads of cereal on the counter, then when Andy puts the burnt toast onto a plate, there is much less cereal. Then when he takes the tray from the counter, there's now loads of cereal on it.

00:07:25 - 00:08:15

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Continuity mistake: When Andy climbs aboard the train, we see in one shot the train has seven carriages. In the following shot the train has now got four carriages.

00:33:55

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Continuity mistake: When Aunt Maggie falls out the window, it is snowing. However, when she lands on the car, all the snow floating in the air has disappeared.

00:23:25

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Continuity mistake: Between shots when Maggie falls out of the window, the length of the wall in between the three windows increases. In the first shot the wall in between each window is half a brick long, In the wideshot the wall has increased to over a brick long. The whole arrangment of the bricks around the windows differs - obviously two different sets.

00:23:25

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Continuity mistake: After Maggie has been killed, on the same night Karen talks to Andy about Chucky, telling him that he's just a doll. Karen then tucks Andy in bed. As she tucks him in, Chucky is on the right side of the bed and is falling off of the pillow, down by the side of it. Yet when it cuts to a closeup, Chucky is now perfectly positioned in the centre of the pillow.

00:32:10

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Continuity mistake: After Chucky is set alight, as he knocks down the fireplace guard you can see both his shoes have come off. In the following shots as he climbs across the sofa, his shoes are back on.

01:15:35

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Continuity mistake: When Chucky is electrocuting Dr. Ardmore, blood comes out of his mouth and eyes. Yet when Dr. Ardmore finally dies, there is no blood on or around his eyes.

01:07:15

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Continuity mistake: When Andy returns to the apartment, he goes to his room and shuts himself in his spacious cupboard. In the cupboard there's a pile of toys including a red remote-control car, a baseball bat etc., and between shots the pile of toys changes. Eg. when Andy looks at the pile, the baseball bat is totally exposed, yet when he picks up the remote-control car the bat is wrapped in a sweater.

01:09:35

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Continuity mistake: When Chucky's fried, decapitated body comes out of the vent and grabs hold of the policeman's neck, the policeman whirls around and knocks a basket and another object off of the TV. The shot goes to the other three, but when it goes back to Chucky and the cop, the items are back on the TV, untouched.

01:21:20

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Continuity mistake: When Maggie starts cleaning up the flour, she hears a noise and looks at the three blue flowerpots, and there is a wooden chair right beside them. Then when it cuts to Maggie getting up, the chair is now about a foot away from the flowerpots.

00:22:50

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Continuity mistake: When Andy is about to brush his teeth, Maggie takes all of the bowls and plates from beside Andy's birthday cake and starts putting them away in the cupboards. Then a few shots later, Maggie walks back to the birthday cake and picks up some more bowls/plates, which have appeared beside the cake.

00:16:10

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Continuity mistake: Andy puts Chucky in a rocking chair that is missing a runner on one side, then he goes for a tinkle. Yet we then see Chucky has gone from the chair, and the chair is now rocking, with both the runners intact. Then later when Andy returns the runner is missing again.

00:35:40 - 00:37:10

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Continuity mistake: In the opening shot of the scene of Andy's birthday, the camera pans across the Barclay's living room and stops in front of the TV. The TV and cabinet sit right beside the window and curtain. Yet later when Andy looks at the Good Guys Doll Advert from the kitchen, the TV and cabinet are about two feet away from the window and curtain.

00:06:30

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Continuity mistake: When Karen brings Chucky to her apartment, she forces that he talks and he doesn't, so Karen goes to the kitchen for a glass of water, and as she walks to the kitchen you can see the TV in the lounge with nothing on top of it. Yet moments later, when Karen threatens to throw Chucky into the fireplace, there are books/videos/papers on top of the TV.

00:42:10 - 00:45:00

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Continuity mistake: At the end, when Andy's mom shoots Chucky for the first time, it doesn't really faze him; he just keeps walking. But in the bedroom, when she shoots him through the heart, the bullet impact causes him to fly several feet through the air.

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Continuity mistake: In the police station Andy tries to make Chucky talk. He shakes him about, so that his hair gets all messy and sticks up. Yet when it cuts Chucky's hair is neat and combed.

00:40:35

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Continuity mistake: When Andy is making his mum breakfast in bed, he takes some burnt toast out of the toaster and puts it onto a plate. He then scoops out a big lump of butter and puts it on the toast, and he then places the spoon onto the counter. In the next shot as he takes the tray away from the counter, the spoon has now jumped into the butter pot.

00:08:15

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Continuity mistake: Just before Chucky stabs the voodoo doll, the black ribbon tied around the doll is different between the two shots in which he stabs it. The material is different, the way it's tied, and the position it lays too.

01:02:00

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Continuity mistake: When Karen throws Chucky across the room after he attacked her, she backs toward the wall and next to her is a fireplace set with four utensils in it (e.g. metal rod/poker/spade etc.) But in the next shot there are only two utensils in the set.

00:45:30

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Karen Barclay: I said talk to me, damn it. Or else I'll throw you in the fire.
Chucky: You stupid bitch! You filthy slut! I'll teach you to fuck with me!

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Mistakes

Opening scene where Chris Sarandon is chasing Brad Dourif into the toy store. During the gunfight, Sarandon has gloves on. As he enters the store he is wearing gloves. The next shot, the gloves are off. The next scene, the gloves are back on and he takes them off by biting the fingertips and pulling them off.

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Trivia

The real name of Chucky is Charles Lee Ray, which is derived from three well known real life killers - Charles Manson, Lee Harvey Oswald and James Earl Ray.

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