Clue

Corrected entry: Yvette the maid is French but when she sneaks into the Billiard Room and is speaking with her killer her French accent briefly disappears.

Rob245

Correction: This is not a mistake. It is a plot point. She is not the maid. She is working undercover for the killer.

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That only works in continuity with the first ending we are shown. For the other two endings, it is still an error.

Corrected entry: It's revealed in the third (and presumably real ending) that it was Wadsworth who is behind everything and invited all the guests to the house and get them all to kill off his informants depending which informant had some relation to the party guest. But it was Wadsworth himself that killed The Singing Telegram Girl and not Mr. Green. Shouldn't Wadsworth have realised that his plan failed when Mr. Green didn't kill anyone?

Correction: Not really. Even if Mr Green didn't kill anyone, Wadsworth was still intending to make them all complicit in covering up the evening's events, making Mr Green an accomplice after the fact. The six people Wadsworth was blackmailing had gathered at a house and between them committed five murders then covered it up. From Wadsworth's point of view his plan would still have worked. The fact that he had to step in personally and tie up a loose end by committing a sixth murder doesn't change any of this.

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Corrected entry: In the third ending, why does Mr Green shoot Wadsworth? His boss and loads of the police were waiting just outside the door, they could have caught Wadsworth and arrested him. The whole purpose of having a 'plant' was to find out who Mr Boddy was and arrest him. Mr. Green actually took out his gun before Wadsworth goes to shoot him, so it can't just be self defence.

Correction: Mr. Green pulls out his gun to reveal he's FBI (law enforcement officers often draw their weapon before ordering a suspect to freeze, even unarmed ones, etc). Certainly he would take his gun out to order Wadsworth/Boddy to drop his gun. However, before Green gets the chance to reveal he's FBI we see Wadsworth/Boddy get ready to shoot. Mr. Green just happened to be faster.

Bishop73
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Corrected entry: When Wadsworth is doing the re-enactment in the dining room, you can see the kitchen cupboard is open (the one the cook fell out of). The cupboard is still open when Wadsworth stabs the piece of meat in the cupboard. Yet, when Wadsworth re-enacts the Cook falling out of the cupboard, the door is closed. Wadsworth couldn't have closed the door because he was inside the cupboard at the time and it would have been impossible for the door to have closed. (01:06:50 - 01:10:55)

Correction: It's a freezer, not a cupboard, and most freezers have a handle inside so you can't get trapped (and freeze to death). You see the recessed handle inside the door when it swing open. But even besides that, the door isn't latched when Wadsworth reenacts the falling scene. So he only had to grasp the side and pull it in anyway.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where Col. Mustard and Mr. Boddy get into a fight, we see Mr. Boddy step on Col. Mustard's foot and poke him in the eyes. But, later on, in that same scene, we see Col. Mustard wiping his bloody nose when Mr. Boddy didn't even touch his nose.

Correction: After Mr. Boddy pokes Col. Mustard in the eye, Mustard falls to the floor and Boddy follows him pulling back his right arm to deliver a forceful punch. He's then pulled away by Green and Plum, but looks like he gets a couple of good kicks in first. Either of these could bloody a nose.

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Corrected entry: After Mrs. White states that she too is being blackmailed for something she didn't do, Mr. Green says, "Me too." However Green later states he's being blackmailed because he is a homosexual.

BBP

Correction: He clearly didn't want people to know, or else the blackmail wouldn't work. He was just denying the fact, and later decided to admit to it.

Phixius Premium member
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Corrected entry: At the beginning of the movie Mrs Ho says "Dinner will be ready at 7:30". In one scene, way after dinner, when the house is being searched, we see Mrs White and Wadsworth each standing at two seperate doors, and Wadsworth asks, "Do you want me to go in with you?" You will see that the grandfather clock between the doors reads 7:05.

Correction: The clock could've been stopped, the cook could've been estimating when the guests were to arrive, or she simply didn't know the time. There are too many factors we don't know about to qualify this as a mistake.

Obsessive1
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Corrected entry: In the first scene, Wadsworth tosses meat to two dogs that are a Belgium or Germanic herding breed. When Colonol Mustard comes, it's the same. But, when Mr. Body tries to escape through the conservatory, they are definitely Dobermans. The dogs have somehow changed breeds.

Correction: It is possible to have more than one breed of dog. The shepherds were chained to the dog house in the front. The Doberman comes from a different area of the house. No mistake here.

Dedderbot Premium member
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Corrected entry: During dinner, after Mrs. Peacock says "My this soup's delicious, isn't it?" her mouth is still moving after the last word.

Correction: While it is indeed true that her mouth moves after she has finished speaking, she does not actually say anything. She goes to say something after she says, "My this soup's delicious, isn't it?" and then does a double take and stops, after glancing at the faces of the shocked guests at the table and realizes that she has to shut up.

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Corrected entry: During Wadsworth's whodunit explanation, he details the motorists death when the doorbell rings and the evangelist interrupts. After they slam the door on him, Wadsworth continues by saying "the motorist switched off the electricity." The motorist is already dead, as Wadsworth just detailed.

Correction: After the evangelist is shut out, Wadsworth's exact words are, "The cop arrived next. We locked him in the library, and then the murderer switched off the electricity." He does not say 'motorist'.

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Corrected entry: At the end of the movie Wadsworth was re-enacting the cook's murder. He grabbed the dagger from the table, ran down the hallway and stabbed a piece of meat in the freezer. This is a pretty good trick considering the knife is still in the back of the cook.

Correction: It's a letter opener.

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Corrected entry: In the study, when Wadsworth says that Mr. Boddy is the one that's blackmailing everyone, Colonel Mustard and Mr. Boddy get in a fight. Mr. Boddy pokes Colonel Mustard in the eyes. You can tell that he stops his fingers right in front of Mustard's eyes. Less than a second later, Colonel Mustard falls over.

Correction: No mistake here. Col. Mustard stumbled back trying to avoid the eye poke.

Jason Hoffman
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Corrected entry: When Mr Boddy suggests the guests all leave the house, he makes a pretty desperate escape attempt, leaving the group stood next to a bag full of weapons (which some of them may have known about) for at least half a minute. Depending on which ending you choose to believe there are a number of reasons why he might want to do this. It certainly made it seem as though he had something to hide or had realised his number was up. Later on in the film Wadsworth reenacts the entire evening and goes into quite meticulous detail about the order the guests arrived, where they sat, who said what etc. He also reveals his knowledge of the passages, implicating himself as a suspect. Yet he never mentions Mr Boddy's escape attempt. It turns out that no murders were comitted in this time. Wadsworth might realise this but the guests wouldn't. Considering he goes off at thousands of irrelevant tangents throughout the reenactment, you'd think something like that needed covering, if only for the benefit of misleading the guests to stop them realising that he (Wadsworth) is actually Mr Boddy. Also, there was plenty of time for Yvette to kill the Cook (even though the weapons hadn't been handed round yet, but that would've come out anyway).

Correction: This is certainly not a plot hole, and not even a character mistake. It's simply a character choice.

Jason Hoffman
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Corrected entry: When Miss Scarlet and Prof. Plum are at the door, they never ring the bell. But Wadsworth goes to the door to greet them anyway. Wadsworth couldn't know they were outside because at the front of the house is the study on one side and the lounge on the other. There are no windows in the lounge and there is a window in the study but not facing the car park. The lightning and thunder blocked all sound of them parking so Wadsworth couldn't hear that either.

tylerasktaylorsteckleralexdenny

Correction: Wadsworth is in the library, not the lounge, which is on the "study side"

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Corrected entry: What about the candle stick? After it falls over the butler's head, they all go back to the study and say "we still have these four weapons" or something like it [revolver, pipe, rope, wrench]. The knife is in the cook's back. So, what happened to the candle stick? Nobody picked it up?

Correction: The candlestick was used on Mr. Boddy. When Wadsworth was explaining what happened he said when Mr. Boddy first died, he wasn't actually dead, he was playing dead because the bullet that was shot from the revolver grazed his ear, then, when everyone was in the kitchen to check on the cook, one of them stayed in the study to check on Mr. Boddy, Mr. Boddy got up, the other person chased him down the hall with the candlestick & killed him. That's when the candlestick was used. If you're wondering who killed him with the candlestick, it was Professor Plum, as revealed by Wadsworth.

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Corrected entry: Each of the murders is committed by an assailant wearing black gloves. Did each character bring them? Were they left behind then re-used for each subsequent murder? And they are all identical.

Macalou

Correction: All of the murderer's actually did not glove their hands before committing the murder. The murderers were depicted with gloved hands so we cannot see whose hands they were. This was done so viewers are left in suspense until the end of the movie.

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Corrected entry: Another anecdote to Prof. Plum's and Mrs. Peacock's simultaneous disappearance from the kitchen. At the end of the movie (the one with three endings) the second ending says that Mrs. Peacock was missing when they found the dead cook. The third one states that Prof. Plum was missing when they found the cook dead. If that's true then how come neither Prof. Plum nor Mrs. Scarlet mentioned it when Wadsworth was going over the events of all murders. Also, since they were standing next to each other, wouldn't the both of them have noticed that the other one was going off to kill somebody?

Correction: Actually, they said that Mrs. Peacock was the one missing in the Billiard room when Yvette was screaming. Either way, Plum could have just been the last to leave and then checked to see if Mr. Boddy was dead once everyone was gone.

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Corrected entry: At the end, the murder victims (a.k.a. Yvette, the cook, etc.) are revealed to be the accomplices to Mr. Boddy, but there isn't a person that could have told about Mr. Green being a homosexual. So there is no way Mr. Boddy could have found out.

Correction: Mr Green is a plant for the FBI, not really a homosexual. He has been sent in place of the 'real' Mr Green, who told the FBI everything after he got the invitation. Whoever informed on the 'real' Mr Green will have had reason enough not to go to the house that evening.

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Corrected entry: In the kitchen after they find the cook's body, Prof. Plum is quizzing Mrs. Peacock about when she dropped the knife. She is indecisive about whether it was before or after she fainted. She faints when Mr. Boddy falls out of the bathroom onto her which hasn't happened yet. (00:35:53 - 00:38:32)

Macalou

Correction: She was most likely referring to when she fell onto the couch, screaming, when she thought the brandy was poisoned. She came quite close to passing out in shock then, so it's not surprising that she would describe it as "fainting" even though she didn't actually faint.

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Corrected entry: When the lights are turned out in the beginning by the "butler" there is a series of sounds (thud, gasp, gunshot, scream). Since the only thing that happens when the lights are out is that Professor Plum fires the gun (whether someone grabbed it or not), the first sounds shouldn't be there.

Correction: Any and all of the sounds have plausible explanations. A thud could be something dropping, a gasp and a scream are perfectly reasonable given the circumstances.

Jason Hoffman
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Continuity mistake: When everyone is in the Library, you can see the matches in a cup on the left of the fireplace. When Professor Plum says, "Wait a minute, suppose that one of us is the murderer," you can also see that the matches are in a "V" shape. When Wadsworth walks towards them to pull the matches out, most of them are all leaning to the left side of the cup. As the movie goes on, when the cop gets locked up in the Library for the second time, the same amount of matches are in the holding cup as if Wadsworth did not pull them out and they are in a straight line. (Third time code 1:02:40). (00:44:25 - 00:45:05)

James R P
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Trivia: Professor Plum hypothesizes to the group that the brandy was poisoned. In the original Cluedo board game, poison was included among the possible weapons, and later re-introduced in 1990's game Clue Master Detective.

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Question: Who threw the evidence in the fireplace?

Answer: It depends on which ending you subscribe to. It could have been Scarlet to hide evidence of her brothel. It could have been Mustard to hide evidence of his affair with Yvette. Or it could have been White who wanted to destroy pictures of Yvette "in flagrante delicto" with other men (reminding her of her husband's infidelity).

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