Factual error: Stanley's parents say they can't afford a lawyer, and go to court without one. A lawyer should've been provided for them free of charge, as it's one of your rights, which he would've been read when he was arrested.


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Suggested correction: After Stanley's grandfather says that they cannot afford a lawyer, Stanley's mother says, "we don't need a lawyer, Stanley will just tell the truth." Although Stanley does have the right to counsel, you can represent yourself in court, (or in this case if you are a minor, your parents can represent you in court) this is called "pro se."

Abraham Lincoln said something to the effect, "He who acts as his own attorney has a fool for a client." Yes, one can act as his/her own attorney, but the court/judge will generally strongly advise against doing so.


Factual error: When Stanley runs after Zero who is lost and finds him passed out, Zero offers Stanley "sploosh" which we deduce is rotten peaches from Sam's boat which they are taking shelter in. Had the peaches survived both the descent to the bottom of the lake after Sam was killed AND the effects of time, they would be extremely fermented and would be alcoholic. Stanley and especially Zero, would be drunk and would surely dehydrate to death or at least not be able to climb "God's Thumb" coherently.

Continuity mistake: When Mr. Sir gets angry at the boy who said, "What happened to your face?" he asks the campers if he looks good and you see D-Tent sitting in the upper left hand corner, everyone is sitting down. In the close up of D-Tent, X-Ray and Armpit are standing then. In the next shot with Mr. Sir, you see Armpit and X-Ray going to sit down. Then back to Mr. Sir, you see X-Ray standing. (01:01:05)

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Trivia: When the cast and crew were filming Holes, they filmed it in an actual desert where the temperature reached to 50C(120F). They only filmed 20 minutes at a time so they wouldn't suffer from the extreme heat.

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Question: In Mr Sir's office when he gives a drink to the guard, is it Coca-Cola because it looks like it. If not, can someone tell me what it is?


Chosen answer: It appears to be in fact a Coca-Cola bottle, it has been turned in an attempt to not show the logo.


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