Christine

Deliberate mistake: The scene where Arnie takes Denis for a high-speed ride was obviously shot in a studio. Arnie throws an empty beer can out of a car doing 80+mph, so the window was rolled down - but his hair isn't ruffled at all. Alternatively, he used concrete as hairspray.

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Continuity mistake: At the the end of the film, Dennis uses the Caterpillar tractor to ram Christine. He also immobilizes the car by dropping the teeth of the loading bucket into the roof. Then we see close-ups of the car repairing itself completely. The next shot, just before the tractor starts to crush the car, shows the car in its previous smashed-up condition again. (01:44:15)

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Suggested correction: If you watch the scene again the hood pushes forward as if it magically appeared. It is supposed to be possessed.

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Trivia: When Arnie and Leigh discover that the car has been trashed at Darnell's Garage and Arnie suddenly turns on Leigh, yelling at her and shoving her backwards, note the look of shock on her face - it's real. Keith Gordon (Arnie) explains on the DVD that in rehearsing the scene, he purposely didn't react as violently, so when the scene was shot, his behavior change actually shocked Alexandra Paul (Leigh). (00:57:20)

Jeff Swanson
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Question: How were the scenes that show the car repairing itself filmed? The film was made before the latest computer graphics were around and I would like to know how those effects were done.

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Chosen answer: Hydraulics and wires were set up inside the body to pull the panels in and crumple them. Then the film of this happening was simply run backwards.

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