Corrected entry: After Roxie's trial, she says to Billy, "You get $5,000 and I get nothing?" He says, "Actually, it's $10,000 once I collect from Velma." How can that be if Amos only gave him $2,000? Billy agreed that he would take Roxie's case for only $2,000...
Corrected entry: In the scene with Fred and Roxie are in bed, Fred takes off his undershirt. He remains shirtless for a few more shots, but when they're, uh, done, he's wearing his undershirt again as he gets up off Roxie.
Corrected entry: At the end of the trial, when Roxie is found not guilty, Billy hands her back her diary and says "I hope you don't mind, I added a few erroneous phrases in there... sorry I couldn't tell you". Wait a second. That's impossible. We had already proved that the opposing lawyer had fabricated that exact evidence without Billy's knowledge. So unless Billy can stop time in the middle of the trial when the diary is revealed and add a few more paragraphs in there to make the diary seem even more ambiguous, he couldn't have.
Corrected entry: The film takes place in the 1920's, but the song "Nowadays" includes the lines "You can even marry Harry/And mess around with Ike", an allusion to Presidents Truman (1945-53) and Eisenhower (1953-61).
Corrected entry: at the start of the Cell Block Tango, the bars slide across the cells, opening them. Roxie's cell is at the end, but the bars slide across for ages.
Corrected entry: At the very beginning of the film, you see a close-up of Roxie's eyes, and you see that they are blue. However, during the song "I Can't Do It Alone", you can see that they are brown.
Corrected entry: At the end of the number 'All I Care About is Love', Billy holds up what is supposed to be a pair of underwear. It is meant to be the underwear he was wearing since he has slowly been undressing during the song. It's quite obviously just a square piece of cloth held at the center. Whether or not this is done because of the actor's modesty does not not preempt the fact that this is still a mistake.
Corrected entry: In the scene after Roxie has been found not guilty, the pressmen run outside to see the woman who shot her lawyer. Roxie looks out the window, where there are drops of rain running down the pane, however in the shot outside the courthouse it isn't raining.
Corrected entry: In the opening dance number (the number which is supposed to be a duet for Velma and her sister), there are other dancers involved - some of which have direct interaction with Velma. As this was supposed to be a dual dance number, what happened to the dancers that were supposed to interface with Velma's sister? And the ones who were supposed to be the background for her? They would have had to have been on stage, as no one knew it was only going to be Velma there. So where were they?
Corrected entry: During the Razzle Dazzle number, a girl on a swing drops a gun. Billy catches the gun in his right hand and moves stage left. In the next shot Billy, moving stage left has no gun in his right hand. He looks up and a gun drops in his hand.
Corrected entry: During the Cell Block Tango number, Velma says 'Well, I was in such a state of shock, I completely blacked out. I can't remember a thing. It wasn't until later, when I was washing the blood off my hands I even knew they were dead.' Since she washed the blood off her hands at the theatre, and was supposedly 'blacked out' prior to that, why would she assume the blood was from her husband and sister? I know this was her defense, but it's just so transparent I can't imagine anyone buying it.
Corrected entry: During the 'Cell Block Tango,' the words chanted throughout the song are supposed to relate to the murders that the prisoners were there for. 'Pop' because Bernie was killed for the irritating gum-popping habit, 'Six' because the Morman had six wives, 'Uh-uh' because Kaityn was innocent, 'Cicero' because Velma's sister and husband were murdered at the Hotel Cicero, and 'Lipschitz' for Al Lipschitz, the womanizing artist. But the murderess whose word was 'squish' never uses it once and never explained how it was involved with her story...
Corrected entry: When Velma is telling Roxie to keep her hands off her laundry, Velma's top keeps switching from straight to crooked.
Corrected entry: When Roxie is about to sing her self-titled song, she does a little comedian act. In it, she mentions that her husband "made love" to her. This is not what you think. In the 1920s slang, the term "make love" meant to "sweet talk."