Child's Play

Continuity mistake: When Karen talks to John as he's dying on the floor, sometimes Johns hand is on Karens arm and sometimes it isn't. Also, Johns hands are covered in blood, yet when he touches Karens coat no blood is there in following shots. (01:02:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Chucky is finally shot at the end of the film, his body falls to the floor, slanted on it's side and then dies. Yet seconds later when Andy looks at the remains of Chucky, Chucky's body is now sitting upright against the wall. (01:22:05 - 01:23:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Dr. Ardmore is trying to give Andy the injection, the syringe he has is in his left hand, then disappears when he tries to take Andy's coat off, then reappears in his right hand. (01:06:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Dr. Ardmore tries to give Andy the injection, Andy struggles from his grip and then grabs his glasses from his face. Then in the next shot of him, his glasses are back on his face. In the following shot they've gone again. (01:06:45)

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Continuity mistake: In Karen's apartment, Mike Norris gets slashed on the back of his leg, well below his knee, by Chucky with his knife. Yet later in Karen's room, Mike makes out as if the cut is well above his knee, and that is where his leg is bandaged. (01:12:55 - 01:21:40)

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Continuity mistake: Karen, Andy and Mike are shut in Karen's bedroom and Chucky has the opportunity of getting into the bedroom via two doors - a door leading to the hallway, or a door leading to the bathroom. The door leading to the hallway has a key in it, on the side of the door facing INTO Karen's bedroom. Yet later, Chucky runs down the hallway facing the outside of Karen's bedroom door, and first there is no key in the keyhole. Yet when Chucky smashes the door open, there is now a key in the keyhole on the outside of Karen's bedroom door. (01:17:20 - 01:18:15)

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Continuity mistake: In the apartment, Chucky nearly transfers his soul into Andy, until Karen and Mike come and save Andy. Karen then takes off her coat and puts it over Andy, who lays on the floor. In a wideshot, when Mike gives Karen his gun, the coat lays about halfway up his body, yet when it cuts to a closeup we see the coat laying over his body all the way up to his neck. (01:13:10)

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Continuity mistake: After escaping from the institute, Andy goes back to the apartment. When he gets through the front door, he picks the big blue rug up from the floor and tosses it to the right of the door in a heap, then drags a bench and pushes it against the front door. Yet later, Karen and Detective Norris arrive at the front foor, then smash through it. When they smash through it, Norris rolls to the floor and you can see the big blue rug now laid out perfectly in front of the door. (01:08:25 - 01:12:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Chucky peers through the window of the institute, he sees the keys on the table. The black telephone on the table moves from being against the wall, to sitting out halfway on the desk between shots. (01:04:25)

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Continuity mistake: Karen threatens to throw Chucky in the fireplace if he doesn't speak, and then suddenly Chucky comes to life and starts to thrash and kick in Karens arms. Karen has her hands under Chuckys arms, and in one shot Karen lowers her left hand from under his arm. It cuts, and her left hand is suddenly back under his arm. (00:45:05)

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Continuity mistake: The drink Andy makes changes colour.

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Continuity mistake: When Mike Norris opens Karen's bedroom door, looking for Chucky, the camera pans around Karen's room and on top of her TV you can see a wicker basket, some books and a vase. Yet later when Chucky finally gets into the bedroom and chases Karen and Andy, and in following scenes, the vase has gone from the top of the TV. (01:13:25 - 01:18:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Andy is making his Mum breakfast, the red lid on milk bottle disappears in a close-up of Andy pouring his Good Guys cereal into a bowl, yet the lid is on the milk bottle in the previous and following shots. (00:07:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Andy takes the breakfast tray to his mum, a glass of orange juice is on it. After he opens the curtain and puts the tray on the bed to show his mum, it's now a glass of milk at a lower level. (00:07:25 - 00:08:25)

Continuity mistake: When Karen throws away Chucky after he bites her, behind her are 4 pokers that become 2.

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Continuity mistake: After the cop helps Karen she has a bunch of snow on her back which decreases between shots.

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Continuity mistake: While Andy is playing with Chucky and the wooden car, there are some tools that disappear and reappear between shots.

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Plot hole: Andy is suspected of having killed Eddie Caputo, because he was at the scene when Eddie's house blew up and Eddie was killed. But there are glaring things that go unquestioned: None of the cops seem to think it's strange that a six-year-old kid would travel by himself so far to some random house in order to blow it up. The South Side neighborhood where Eddie lives is halfway across the city from Andy's apartment. How did Andy know where Eddie lived? How do the cops think he even knew Eddie at all? None of them address this most puzzling problem.

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Suggested correction: The police believe Andy to be insane (hence why he is sent to a mental institution instead of juvenile hall), and thus do not believe his choice of victims to be in any way rational.

Also, as unlikely as it is that a six-year-old child could (or would) travel halfway across the city to murder a random person, the possibility that a child's doll came to life and carried out the act was considered far too outlandish at that point in the plot.

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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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Trivia: Original writer Don Mancini stated in an interview that his original script toyed with the audience a bit longer, making them wonder if young Andy was the killer rather than Chucky.

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Question: When Chucky confronts John, he say he "prepared" for it, meaning he made the voodoo doll himself, but then he says John shouldn't tell people where he hides them. Was this a mistake during production?

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Chosen answer: This isn't a mistake. John made the voodoo doll himself. When Chucky said he was "prepared" for it, he meant that he was prepared to do whatever it takes to get information from John about his being wounded. Even killing him as we see.

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