Clueless (1995)

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Corrected entry: When Cher is held up by the guy with the gun after the Valley party, he tells her to get down on the ground. Take a look at her necklace - it's a small silver heart on a silver chain. She gets down on the ground, counts to 100 and gets up again. Check out the necklace now - it's still the silver chain, but the pendant on it is one of those nameplates that says 'Cher'.

Correction: It is still the exact same necklace, which by the way is a little diamond heart. When she gets up from the ground, the clasp has moved to the front (which could/would happen when she was lying face down on the ground). You can still see the diamond heart, but now it has the clasp next to it.

Corrected entry: When Cher is robbed she has to call someone for a ride because Elton left her, but she says that she couldn't call Dionne because she didn't know the number of the party. Dionne had a cell phone with her because she was going to call Murry's mother - why couldn't Cher just call her cell phone?

Correction: Because she didn't know Dionne's cell phone number off by heart - she had the number on her own cell phone, but that had been stolen.

Corrected entry: Cher gives Miss Gist a sonnet by Shakespeare, Sonnet 18. Dionne reads it aloud. However, the two lines that was read are way, way apart. The first, "Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May" is the third line of the first stanza. The second line read, "But thy eternal summer shall not fade" is the first line of the third stanza.

Correction: Cher was quoting from the sonnet, but this doesn't mean she has to quote the whole thing. She even says she took it from a study guide.


Corrected entry: 12 minutes into the movie when Cher and Dionne are writing a letter to Miss Geist, Travis comes out of an office with Miss Geist and she tells him to remember to bring their class textbooks (leading to believe she is his teacher). Later at 29 minutes, Travis invites Tai to the Valley party and asks Cher if she is in his class with Mrs/Mr Dema (leading us to believe Travis is in Dema's class, even though it was stated earlier that Travis has class with Miss Geist). (00:12:00 - 00:29:00)

Correction: It's possible that she is an adviser or counselor for him instead of a teacher, or that Dema and Geist teach similar classes, or that Travis, being a marijuana user, forgot. Or that he was simply mistaken. It's also possible that he simply used it as a pretext to invite Tai to the party.

Greg Dwyer

Corrected entry: This happens during almost all car scenes in the movie: in close-ups of Cher - or anyone else - when driving in a roofless car (like the Jeep), their hair doesn't blow back with the wind.

Correction: I drive a convertable, and my hair NEVER blows in the wind.

Corrected entry: After coming home from the party, in the very next scene after the red hair clip suddenly appears in Cher's hair (as mentioned in another mistake), it changes to a silver clip and the red one is now on the other side of her head.

Correction: Neither of the red clips "change" to a silver clip. She puts a silver clip on her right side - above the red clip (which is directly over her ear), and she places a silver clip on her left side (directly over her ear) - right below the red clip.

Super Grover

Corrected entry: At the end of the Valley party, Cher and her friends are walking to the car. When she gets in she is holding a snowman that is glowing, but you can clearly see that the cord is not plugged in.

Correction: Have another look. First, before Summer and Tai get in the car we see the long cord that runs up the stairs, towards the house. Second, when they are in the car with Frosty the Snowman, the cord hangs over the car door, and when Tai waves the cord moves - it is white above and black below.

Super Grover

Corrected entry: When Cher is walking down the stairs in her white dress to meet Christian, and Josh gets dazzled by her beauty, you see Christian talking to Josh and Cher's dad, and there is no way (from that angle) that Josh could have seen Cher until she reached the bottom of the stairs, but it shows him staring before she even gets to the landing. (00:59:40)

Correction: When they show the stairs from where Josh is sitting, he can see the bottom half of the stairway. He can easily see her before she reaches the bottom.


Correction: They are in the same order the entire time. There are two girls ahead of them at one point that you don't see later, but they could have moved up to take their turn.


Corrected entry: When Christian comes to Cher's house and says that something is burning, Cher grabs a pot holder off the counter and to get the cookie sheet out of the oven. But when she grabs the pan, four of her fingers hang over the pot holder and touch the 'hot' pan and rack.

Correction: Cher pulls the pan and rack out at the same time. You can see that the pot holder is folded in half with part of it being on top and the rest underneath, between her fingers and the rack.


Corrected entry: On her first day when Cher and Di are showing Tai around, Cher points out Elton to Tai, but the very next day when Cher decides to set Tai up with him, Tai asks 'Who's Elton?' It's unlikely she would have just forgotten in one day, especially since he was pretty much the only guy whose name was mentioned to her.


Correction: Maybe there were more boys named mentioned to her that we just did not see her hear. She met a lot of people in each of her classes. Therefore, she was probably still getting everyone's name straight. And Tai could have also been asking Who Elton is in terms of his social standing, etc, not him as the actual person that was mentioned to her.

Corrected entry: Christian is supposed to spend one semester at one parent's place in Chicago, one semester in Beverly Hills. It's clear that the movie takes place over a school year (meaning not one spring semester to the following fall): they are shown constantly as being in classes and at school (and no mention is made that it might be summer school), there are no plotlines involving summer vacation, etc. So the "other semester," when Christian comes back, has to be the winter (aka spring), not the fall. But the day (and other immediately following) he comes back to school, everyone is wearing summer-like outfits: little jackets, short sleeves, lots of exposed skin (not just Cher, who has her reasons for wearing skimpy clothes). Since the movie is filmed and set in Los Angeles, everyone writing the film would know that, contrary to popular belief, it does actually get cold in Los Angeles in the winter. January and February's average lows are 49 degrees; no way all those kids would be dressed that skimpily with the temps in the 40s and 50s.

Correction: I live in LA. It's pretty common for students to dress that way in the winter.


Corrected entry: Cher and Dion are walking down the hall at school, talking on their cell phones. They shut off the phones, and Cher smacks her antenna down; it breaks. You can see it at an odd angle just after.

Correction: This isn't really a mistake, it actually goes perfectly with the character: Cher can afford to break her phone as she's got enough money to buy a new one later.

Corrected entry: When Cher and Tai are smoking pot with Travis at the party, it's obvious that Cher is faking it, because the tip of the joint never glows. Tai, on the other hand, smokes it for real.

Correction: All of which sounds exactly in line with the characters and the story.


Corrected entry: When Tai arrives on her first day and Amber laughs at her clothes there are two girls standing to Cher's right laughing. When Cher calls Tai over to her they have disappeared. There is no way they could have walked off without passing in front of Cher, in which case they would have been visible in shot.


Correction: In the shot where Ty is talking to them you can see there is a door where the two girls could have walked out of.

Corrected entry: When they are in the club, after Ty falls down the stairs, she ties her overshirt around her waist, in the next shot she isn't wearing it at all, then in the next shot she is wearing it over her shoulders, and a minute later it is back around her waist.

Correction: It's supposed to be obvious - it's showing how she's changing the shirt with hopes of getting someone to pay attention to her. In essence its a commonly used film technique to show that time has passed between shots.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Cher & Christian are in the mall shopping, Christian pulls a leather jacket out of a shopping bag. He holds it up and asks: "James Dean or Jason Priestly?". Just then he hears Ty screaming in fear, as she is being held over the railing by two hooligans. Christian then throws down his jacket to go help Ty. After the incident, when they are all leaving the mall, Cher goes over to pick up their bag of purchases. She picks up Christian's bag, which now has the leather jacket back inside. But he didn't have time to put it back in the bag during the commotion.

Correction: Cher easily could have put it back in the bag herself.


Corrected entry: In one scene, Josh and Cher are watching Ren & Stimpy. At the very beginning, Stimpy says "Ren, don't stay in the sun too long, you know how fast you burn." Now Josh and Cher talk and play around to the end of the scene which was about 5 minutes,and then you see Ren saying "Be quiet,you idiot!" There was about a 5 minute span before Stimpy's line and Ren's line, although in the actual episode Ren said "Be quiet, you idiot!" right after what Stimpy said. This mistake for was anyone who watched Ren & Stimpy a lot.

Correction: Actually, anyone who watches Ren & Stimpty alot knows that Ren says, "Be quiet, you idiot" quite a bit in every show. It is possible that Ren's remark was made AGAIN in the same episode.

Corrected entry: When Cher is going to the party with Christian she has a silver pin on her dress, yet earlier in the night when Christian picked her up she had no pin on her dress.

Correction: It was the barrette from her hair.


Corrected entry: In the closing credits, Dan Hedaya's character (Cher's dad) is listed as Mel Hamilton. However, Cher's last name is clearly Horowitz, as stated by Mr. Hall when he announces the number of tardies each student has. It's understandable for a child to have a different last name than her mother if the mother has remarried, but the child's name shouldn't change from the father's.

Correction: There are no strict rules about surnames these days - especially in LA. Cher's mother could have decided to keep her maiden name and may have preferred her daughter to have the same name.

Other mistake: When Josh and Cher are driving home from a party, they show a shot of the car. It's a blue sports car that passes a Hertz car rental sign. When Elton is driving Cher home from the party in the Valley, they show the exact same shot of the blue sports car passing the Hertz car rental sign.

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Cher: Daddy's a litigator. Those are the scariest kind of lawyer. Even Lucy, our maid, is terrified of him. And daddy's so good he gets $500 an hour to fight with people. But he fights with me for free because I'm his daughter.

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Trivia: Writer/director Amy Heckerling was in the middle of writing the script when she saw Alicia Silverstone in an Aerosmith video on MTV, and immediately knew that was who she wanted to play Cher.


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Question: What did Cher mean when she said, "this is a bigger disaster than Malibu"? What happened to Malibu?

Answer: Malibu is a hazardous place to live. It's constantly threatened by wildfires, which burn out the underbrush. Then when it rains, there's nothing on the ground to keep the mud from sliding down the hills, so mudslides are a problem, too. She was probably referring to one of the many times that this has happened.


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