Holes (2003)

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Corrected entry: In the scene when Mr Sir is explaining about the rattlesnakes danger to Stanley, he's wrong about not dying if a rattlesnake bites you. If you're bitten by one, you can die because a rattlesnake is venomous.


Correction: This is not a character mistake, because this character is portrayed as callous and dishonest. He's lying to Stanley, not mistaken about the snakes.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where Stanley and Zero are trying to get up God's Thumb, Zero cut his hands while trying to help Stanley. There is a plain view of his hands with no blood. In the next scene he has blisters and blood all over his hands. Where did they go when he first cut them?

Correction: Actually, you can still see the blood on Zero's hands after he lets go of the shovel.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the warden is trying to take the chest away from Zero and Zero says "It's Stanleys", if you look in the background you can see two white vans.


Correction: Those vans belong to Camp Green Lake.

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Corrected entry: When Stanley complains about the other guys' dirt then we see ZigZag taking a drink of water we see someone who looks an awful lot like BarfBag.

Correction: He looks quite a lot like BarfBag, but he isn't BarfBag.

Corrected entry: After the truck drives into a hole by Stanley, we see the D-Tent boys and some other tents cheering him on as he runs away. Clearly in the background you can see Barf Bag or someone who looks a lot like him. Barf Bag isn't supposed to be at the camp anymore.

Correction: Barf Bag left because he got bit by a snake and had to go the hospital. He could have been made to return to the camp after he healed.

Corrected entry: Dr. Pendanski says he likes to call people by their real name but he calls Hector Zeroni, Zero, but that's not his real name.

Correction: This is because he could care less about how Zero feels (in the book he doesn't know his real name anyways).

Corrected entry: When Sam is working on Miss Katherine's windows, Miss Katherine is reading a poem to a student. After Sam recites the end of the poem, Miss Katherine explains that her door doesn't hang straight. Sam then looks toward the chalkboard and says,"I can fix that." In other scenes and shots you can see that the door is really on the opposite wall facing the chalk board.

Correction: He doesn't have to look at the door to make this reply, he just looks away from Miss Katherine, not a mistake.

Corrected entry: When Mr. Sir is supposed to be filling Stanley's canteen, but lets it flow to the ground instead, you'll notice that the license plate on his truck says 'Mr. Sir.'


Correction: This isn't trivia, it is noticeable to anyone looking at the screen.

Corrected entry: When Zero is recounting how he got rid of the stolen shoes when he heard the police coming, he is shown untying the shoes. The next shot shows the shoes being thrown off the overpass and they are tied together. If Zero is in a hurry to get rid of the evidence, he wouldn't have taken the time to tie the shoes together.


Correction: Zero would have wanted to retrieve the shoes later, he would have tied them to make them easier to find.

Corrected entry: When Stanley's Grandfather and father explain "Kissin Kate Barlow," After Stanley said, "she'd kiss 'em?" we see Kate Barlow kiss on of her victims but the kiss is upside down.


Correction: Correct, it was upside down. We see her kiss one of the victims from behind by leaning over him.

Corrected entry: They say that there is only one tree at Camp Green Lake, and that is at the warden's cabin. Stanley even says that the warden owns the shade when the other boys are complaining about the heat. However, When they are at the camp base you see trees all over the place.

Correction: In the book, there's only one tree. The movie doesn't have to be exactly the same.

Corrected entry: In the scene when Zero tells Stanley that he was the one who actually stole the shoes, he tells Stanley that he was busted the next day. If that were in fact true...then Stanley should have been there before Zero, not after.

Correction: If you read the book then it tells you that Stanley had to wait an extra month or so because he was tried in court. Zero probably got sent there the day he was arrested, but Stanley had to wait for a trial and then he was sent (after Zero).


Corrected entry: When Stanley and Zero are digging the last hole (to find the treasure), you can see steps going down into the hole in some shots.

Correction: the steps were made by Zero and Stanley to get out of the hole because it would be too deep to climb out of with the chest, if you watch the end where Zero gets out of the hole with the chest, he walks up the stairs

Corrected entry: In the scene where Zero is digging Stanley's hole for the first time, they are both in the hole and the hole is higher than them. Why would this be so if they had to dig a hole the depth of their shovel?

Correction: The hole is not higher than them, what you are seeing is the piles of dirt that they have already dug up.

Corrected entry: In a shot of flying over the whole lake filled with holes, you see one hole that is oval. The holes are supposed to be circular, 5 feet in diameter.

Correction: Actually as it shows the overview, the holes are really getting stretched across the screen which makes the hole appear oval.

Corrected entry: In the last scene, when Stanley is narrating the end of the story, he says that Camp Greenlake is being turned into a girls' camp. In the book it says that Camp Greenlake is being turned into a girl scout camp, regarding to the fact that Mr. Sir repeatedly comments that they aren't at a girl scout camp throughout the movie.

Correction: That's the joke. Mr Sir spends the whole film (and book) stating that they aren't at a girl scouts camp, so at the end it is turned into a girl scouts camp.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Stanley and Zero are digging up the treasure chest, you can see the diagonal lines in the hole next to them, indicating that the hole had been dug by a machine.

Correction: On the disney channel, we were stunned that all of the holes were man made. Take a closer look. The lines are seperated about the width of a shovel blade, and even in the book it says that Stanley had to scrape off chunks of dirt with his shovel to make it perfect.

Corrected entry: When Mr. Sir is talking to Stanley when he first arrives, he says "but if you get bit by a yellow spotted lizard, you'll die a slow and painful death. Always". Later when it shows Kate Barlow get bitten, she dies in a matter of seconds.

Correction: Mr. Sir is probably just trying to scare Stanley, or maybe he doesn't even know for sure what would happen.

Corrected entry: In the dinner hall when the campers first see Mr. Sir's face he has three scratches on his face. When there is a closeup of him after he pours Stanley's water out he has a mesh kind of gauze strip on his face.

Correction: The dinner hall scene and when Mr. Sir pours Stanley's water out is a totally different scene. Between those two scenes, Mr. Sir probably found a gauze patch to put over, so no one would comment on his face again (because in the dinner hall scene someone commented "what happened to your face?" and Mr. Sir got pretty upset).

Corrected entry: When the bus is driving to Camp Green Lake we see MANY holes but when Stanley sees "Sam and Mary Lou" there are no holes in the background.

Correction: If you watch very closely, when Sam and Mary Lou appear, there is a lake in the back as well. This just means he's seeing what the camp was like before.

Corrected entry: In the scene when Stanley finds Zero under Sam's boat, you see that the sunlight on Zero's body shows 2cm large gaps between each board. How did this boat float if it had large gaps between each board?

Correction: When a wood planked boat is out of the water for just a few weeks the planks dry and the seams open up. This boat has been in the desert sun for about 100 years. The open plank seams are reasonable.

Corrected entry: In the beginning where Barf Bag gets bitten by a rattle snake, Zero is in the background. Then, a few seconds later, Stanley gets hit by the shoes. If Zero threw the shoes, how could he be in 2 places at once?


Correction: That scene is more of a flashback showing why there was a vancancy at Camp Green Lake for Stanley. Then it cuts to the present.

Corrected entry: How did the Yelnats family afford a high priced attorney driving a Jaguar when they were about to be evicted from their apartment? Even if the curse were over, the shoe deoderizer product would take a long time to get to market and all their funds would be spent on that process, not getting Stanley out of a camp his family believes he is really enjoying.

Correction: This is explained in the book: The lawyer had been hired to help Mr. Yelnats with patenting his product, etc. and agreed to help prove Stanley's innocence.

Corrected entry: In the beginning of the movie, Stanely Yelnats is wearing a bright red baseball cap. After spending some time at Camp Green Lake, it is the exact colour of his jumpsuit, orange. It looks like the sun faded it, but then later on in the movie, it is bright red again.

Correction: Stanley has two hats: a red one he got before he went to Camp Green Lake and an orange one that is faded because other campers had worn it out in the sun before him.

Corrected entry: When he's under the boat, Zero breaks open the last jar - he even says that it's the last jar, and he broke the glass/top of the jar. Later when they're on the mountain that looks like a thumb, when he's eating onions there's a full closed jar sitting there beside him.


Correction: This is explained in the book. Zero discovers the sploosh, the canned spiced peaches from 100 years ago, and eats some by opening the jars. The last jar could not be opened by either Stanley or Zero, so in order to open it, it had to be broken. Now before they left the overturned boat, they put some of the sploosh jars in the burlap bag that Stanley found, in case they needed them later for some reason. It turned out that they did need them later to store the water they found on big thumb. The reason Zero said that it was the last jar is because it was the only one with sploosh left in it.

Corrected entry: In the trailer, they always show this shot of the desert, they show there are hundreds of holes dug in the desert, all deep enough to be black inside, but there is NO DIRT laying around from where all the holes have been dug.

Correction: If you watch them digging the dirt in the movies, you see that the dirt is so dusty, it gets blown away with the wind. When they dug the huge, tunnel-like hole, the Warden provided them with wheelbarrows to carry the dirt away.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the female lawyer comes for Stanley's release, she says he has been found to be innocent. The only person who knew he was innocent was Zero. How did the court know to drop charges and set him free?

Correction: I can't remember if this is explained in the movie, but in the book she says that she interveiwed some of the students who said that they saw Stanley at the time the shoes were stolen, so he couldn't have taken them.

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Mr. Sir: There ain't nothing down there. We woulda found it by now.
Mr. Pendanski: I wouldn't tell the queen bee that.
Mr. Sir: I ain't on stupid pills!



In the scene where Madame Zeroni is explaining to Elya Yelnats about the curse that will be bestowed upon him if he doesn't carry her up the mountain after presenting the pig to Myra's father, her blouse is a blue button-up with gold stripes and no collar. Then the camera looks at Elya, and then back at Madame Zeroni. When it looks back at Madame Zeroni, you can see that her blouse is now a gold button-up with a collar.



In the last few scenes of the movie you see the Attorney General (he's the man with the cowboy hat and round sunglasses) this man is also the Stunt director/organiser. He contributed a lot to the film as all the stunts where organised by him so the director decided to give him a small part as a way of saying thank-you.