Child's Play

Child's Play (1988)

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Continuity mistake: When Karen and Maggie go to the peddler in the back alley, as they approach the peddler, the large dumpster behind the peddler has it's lid halfway open. Yet when it cuts to them reaching him, the dumpster is closed. Cardboard boxes piled up to the left of the dumpster also appear between the same shots. (00:11:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Karen and Mike Norris talk in the graffitied room, and Mike tells Karen information about Chucky, in every back shot of Karen, a black handbag strap hangs on her left shoulder, yet in every front shots it isn't there. It appears/disappears/reappers several times. (00:58:40)

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Revealing mistake: When Andy is hit by the baseball bat by Chucky you can see that the bat doesn't make contact with him. (01:11:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Karen and Detective Norris arrive at Johns home, Karen runs to John, who is lying on the floor, bleeding, and she kneels down to speak to him. In one shot, she kneels and her arms are by her side and her handbag hangs over her left shoulder. It cuts and now her left hand is resting on Johns neck, and her handbag has disappeared from her shoulder. (01:02:45)

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Continuity mistake: As Andy talks to Dr. Ardmore through the bars in the door at the institution, sometimes Andy's right hand is gripping the wooden door, sometimes not. (01:03:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Andy makes his mum breakfast, he puts burnt toast onto a plate then puts a big lump of margarine on a slice of toast. Then when Andy pulls the tray from the counter, the margarine rolls off the slice of toast, onto the plate. Then when Andy walks to his mum's room, the margarine has jumped back onto the slice of burnt toast. (00:08:15)

Continuity mistake: When Aunt Maggie goes to pick up Andy and take him to bed, the cushion on the couch that Chucky is propped against, goes from sitting upright against the arm of the couch, to laying down on the couch between shots. (00:15:25)

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Other mistake: The Good Guy dolls are said to be manufactured by the Play Pals toy company. Later, when Karen picks up the box that Chucky came in, on the bottom left corner of the box are the words Play Partners Toys.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Andy and the doll gets out of school, the whole film crew is reflected in the doors.

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Continuity mistake: When Maggie goes to pick Andy up and take him to bed, she walks over, and there is a box on the floor. In one shot she stands with one foot either side of box, standing over it. It cuts and the box has now moved to being beside her, and she no longer stands with it in between her feet. There is a saw laying on the floor from the "Good Guys Tool Box Set" which disappears between these two shots as well. (00:15:25)

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Revealing mistake: In the scene where Andy's aunt is sitting on the couch and Chucky runs by, look closely, you can see it's not Chucky but it is a person. (00:19:35)

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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Revealing mistake: When Mike is in the car being attacked by Chucky, after he hits a metal can and makes sparks, he swerves violently in the road, and on the road you can see several pairs of dark skidmarks in the exact same place as he swerves, obviously from previous takes. (00:55:15)

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Visible crew/equipment: At the end of the film, the burnt head and body of Chucky are thrown across Karens bedroom, below the window. The body twitches, then suddenly jumps up. The body's (one) leg actually doesn't touch the ground! The body rises with no real support, so if you look under the body, you can see a black rod/sheet (coming from through the carpet), pushing the burnt body up. (01:21:50)

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Other mistake: In the scene where Maggie is carrying Chucky into Andy's room with Andy, you can see the arm of the doll has popped out of it's socket in one shot, as the material of the shirt is stretched far beyond it should be. It is back to normal in all other shots.

Deliberate mistake: In the scene where Mike is in the car and Chucky attacks him, pulling the skipping ropes around his neck and stabbing a knife through the carseat etc., in all the wideshots of the car driving, the stunt driver wearing what looks like a black woolly hat replacing Mike is blatant. (00:54:15 - 00:55:45)

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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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Andy Barclay: Chucky says Aunt Maggie was a bitch and got what she deserved.
Karen Barclay: Andy. How can you say such a thing?
Andy Barclay: I didn't say it, Chucky did.

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Trivia: In all, nine menacing Chucky figures were constructed for the film: a simple "toy" doll; a doll that could stand upright; a doll that could walk; two hand-held puppets for quick, specific movements (such as sitting, biting or flailing about); and expendable "stunt dolls" that could be tossed round the set or otherwise subjected to rough treatment.

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Question: Why was the film banned in Ireland?

Answer: Both "Child's Play" and its sequels were banned in several European countries after the murder of 2-year old James Bulger in Liverpool in 1993 by two ten-year olds. Some people felt that the killing was done in a way very similar to how Chucky is disposed of in "Child's Play 3", and blamed the whole thing on violent movies, causing bans from several governments. Interestingly enough, the UK never officially banned these movies, but most video rentals refused to carry it.

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