Bruce Almighty

Bruce Almighty (2003)

61 corrected entries

Corrected entry: There was nowhere near enough change in the world to reflect all the answered prayers which supposedly took place. People may have prayed for dead relatives to come back to life, others might pray for the destruction of the entire world, some people may have prayed for it to rain candy bars, some people may have prayed for rain forests to grow in the middle of deserts. Someone may have prayed that a day takes longer, or that years were shorter. The fact is, the entire universe could have drastically changed if everybody's prayers were to truly be answered, but there's barely any visible effect at all.

Correction: This is too ridiculous of a statement to be a valid plot hole. Plus, people who actually believe in a benevolent God wouldn't pray for the entire world to be destroyed. And wishes aren't prayers so people who believe and pray to God with faith don't treat him as a genie to grant them ridiculous wishes, like raining candy bars. Prayer in the context of the film is specific, so inappropriate prayers, or prayers to Satan, non-Christian deities, or other beings wouldn't be "answered" by "God."

Bishop73

Corrected entry: During Bruce's first night as God, he 'lassoes' the moon and drags it closer to create a more romantic view. God limited Bruce's power to only affect a section of downtown Buffalo because God felt that the entire world would be too much for Bruce to handle. So how is Bruce able to change the moon's orbit and create a major disaster on the other side of the world?

MoonMan

Correction: Actually, God said he was only giving Bruce responsibility over the PRAYERS in that area, as opposed to all of the prayers in the whole world. Nothing was said about affecting other objects or people.

Corrected entry: When Bruce says he's Clint Eastwood and hides the handgun under his shirt, then goes to throw it in the garbage can, you can see that he's not holding a gun, but a Channel 7 news microphone.

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rainbowtrees

Correction: That's the joke. First he says he's Clint Eastwood, so he has a gun. Then he panics and says he's Bruce Nolan, therefore it becomes the microphone from his TV station.

Greg Dwyer

Corrected entry: When Bruce is checking the prayers on the computer, one of them reads "bra for my sports car."

The_Iceman

Correction: A bra for a vehicle is the cover that protects the front of the car. This is a picture of a car bra: http://supercamerabagswall.blogspot.ca/2012/11/car-bra.html.

kristenlouise3

Corrected entry: In the scene where Bruce switches everything to files, then Post Its, that scene was shot on September 11, 2002. So everyone that worked on the set, all the cast and crew, wrote down something about how they felt about the attacks on a Post-It. Every one of those was in that scene.

Correction: It was NOT shot on the day, just "not too long after the anniversary of 9/11" as the audio-commentary points out. And the prayers are NOT only about 9/11, everybody could write down a prayer about friends, the family or something other.

Corrected entry: In Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Jim Carrey visited a friend of his who was redirecting a Norwegian whaling fleet. He says "they'll find Jimmy Hoffa before they find any humpback whales". In this film, Jimmy Hoffa's body is found.

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Jon Sandys

Correction: This is a vague coincidence between two movies, not trivia.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Bruce is training the dog that the house is not a bathroom and outside is, he goes between the words bathroom and house turning back and forth to each one. During the rant, he says "bathroom" while facing the house and "house" while facing the tree outside.

Correction: At best that would be a character mistake. But it most likely was done to show the confused state Bruce was in.

papajim

Corrected entry: After Bruce's car gets vandalised by the thugs, they manage to crack his drivers window. This wouldn't be possible, its tempered glass which means that it would shatter into little bits, its a safety feature.

Correction: In many older cars windows could be broken like on Bruces car, They used to do them like that to keep them from breaking apart like tempered glass. So it could be that his car was built before tempered glass.

Corrected entry: When Bruce's boss buys his lunch from a man in an apron, telling him it's "An exellent choice," this is a reference to the movie "I am Sam," where the protagonist had a similar appearance and used that same phrase over and over.

Correction: Somebody selling food wearing an apron is hardly an unusual choice of attire and "an excellent choice" would similarly be a common phrase in the circumstances. Without citation that this is an intentional nod by the filmmakers to "I Am Sam", this falls into the realm of pure coincidence, which invalidates it as trivia.

Tailkinker

Corrected entry: In the scene where Grace leaves Bruce stranded at the party, he begins walking beside a lake, and his clothes are soaking wet before it starts to rain.

Correction: His clothes are soaking wet because he caused it to rain in the party to make everyone leave. He sat on the couch and got soaked, then left.

Jason Hoffman

Corrected entry: When Bruce enters the diner shortly after being told he had God's powers, the waitress asks if he would like some soup - the special of the day. A few seconds later in the background there is a chalk board stating the special of the day is fish and chips.

Correction: Most diners have a soup special *and* and an entrée/side dish special. The soup in the special is generally the only soup available that day in smaller diners like this one. That's why it's special.

Phixius

Corrected entry: After Bruce locks the camera van, when he says, "I guess every dog has his day," the small camera he's holding doesn't have the "scope" out. When he turns to the boy, the scope is out again. (The scope is the thing he blows into.)

Correction: You can clearly see Bruce unfold the "scope" before he turns to the boy.

Corrected entry: When Bruce and Grace are arguing about having a mediocre lives, if you pause it at the right moment, you will see that the box actually starts moving a second before Bruce (Jim Carey) touches it. (Most visible on DVD.)

Correction: According to site rules, if you have to pause, slo-mo, or zoom in to see something, it's not a movie mistake.

Corrected entry: When all the cars move out of the way for Bruce's car the traffic lights are blinking very quickly.

Correction: This is part of the parting of the traffic. The lights change to green all the way down for Bruce's Saleen while the cars are turned to the side of the road. Bruce made them change for him.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Bruce and Jennifer are sitting in the car at the blood drive, Bruce's watch reads: 9:05. Afterwards, when he arrives at the office, the wall clock reads: 8:35. Either the clock is going backwards or it took him 11 hours to reach the office.

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Correction: Or the clock or watch were not changed during the last daylight savings time change. Not necessarily a movie mistake, as it can easily be explained by a clock not being changed for daylight savings time. There was a clock at a place I used to work that was wrong for six months of the year because no one could reach the clock to change the time to daylight savings time.

Corrected entry: When Bruce first meets God, or the janitor as he thinks it is then, you can see the sign "Stairway" in many shots. A little play on the song "Stairway to Heaven."

Correction: Far too obvious to be trivia and the phrase "Stairway to Heaven" didn't originate from the song, it is an ancient expression.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Bruce is getting Evan fired, right after Evan says "And my tiny little nipples went to France.", both cameramen lean inwards to stare at Evan, and we can see the text on the TelePrompTers. The left TelePrompTers, which Evan was reading from, says "little tiny nipples".

Correction: So Evan made a mistake, newsreaders do that all the time. It doesn't change the intent of the "news" and isn't a movie mistake.

tw_stuart

Corrected entry: How could God have made Bruce come to him on the 7th at 7 if he can't mess with free will?

Correction: It's never said that God can't mess with free will, just that he won't, and that he won't give Bruce the power to do so either. Anyway, he doesn't need to mess with free will. He could set a chain of events in motion that culminated in that, events that are so seemingly irrelevant that it wouldn't be noticed by us. After all, he IS God.

Gary O'Reilly

Corrected entry: In the scene at the Maid of the Mist, Ally Loman tells Bruce that the Maid of the mist has been around for 156 years. Then Irene Dansfield is introduced as her mother having ridden on the maiden voyage. Her mother must have had her when she was about 80 to make that possible.

Correction: The boat tour of the Niagara Falls was 156 years old at the time the movie came out, yes, but in this time, ALL the different boats have been named "Maid of the Mist", even when new boats replaced older models. So the tour of the river past the falls is 156 years old, but the actual boat Bruce and Irene are on is younger than that. Most likely, it is the (currently running) "Maid of the Mist" I or II, who was put into service in 1955 and 1956, respectively, and Irene's mother should have had no problems catching one of THOSE maiden voyages.

Twotall

Corrected entry: In the scene where Bruce is seducing Grace, right in the shot of her collapsing onto the floor in the bathroom, you can see she knocks the toilet paper roll off the rack as she hits the floor. When the shot shows her standing in the bathroom doorway with her hair all messed up, the toilet paper roll is now back onto the rack.

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Correction: After Grace falls to the floor, the pangs of passion subside enough for her to get to her feet and come to the door. We do not see this, as the camera is only on Bruce (in the bedroom). It is not impossible that as she managed to compose herself enough to get up, she picked up the toilet paper roll and put it back. Many people do little tidying things like this absent-mindedly, while they are thinking about other things.

Twotall

Corrected entry: Bruce is told that he has to wear a hairnet when interviewing the Kowalskis (bakery owners), but he is interviewing them from the front of the checkout counter - the same place customers pay for their food. Either all customers are made to wear hairnets when purchasing from the bakery (absurd), or Bruce should not have had to wear a hairnet at all.

Matty Blast

Correction: While watching the deleted scenes on the DVD, it has Bruce actually inside the baking part of the store where he's trying to put together some sort of snack. Since he was originally going to go inside and help put together something in the bakery, it would make sense to have him wear a hairnet before the camera starts rolling.

Corrected entry: If you look at the scene where Bruce is answering the prayers on the computer frame by frame, it is actually the same 5 or 6 prayers used over and over.

Correction: Nothing unusual about that. Many prayers follow a set script - the Novena to St Jude and the Ave Maria are two examples. Since we know that most people are praying for the same thing (a lottery win) it follows that their prayers would be much the same anyway.

Corrected entry: When we hear the thugs "keying" the word hero onto Bruce's car, the sound effect is not long enough. Are we really supposed to think that you can key a word onto a car with just three scrapes?

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Correction: There are more than three scrapes, some of which are quiet.

Corrected entry: Why should it take all day to download the prayers? Bruce has all of God's powers, yet he can't make his internet connection fast enough to download the millions of prayer requests in a split second.

Matty Blast

Correction: It simply does not occur to Bruce that he can speed things up. He is still hampered by his human brain and his habits, so he goes through daily activities like eating, driving a car instead of "teleporting", and waiting for downloads from the internet. It is the way he has done things for thirty-something years, it is not easy to shed such habits and thinking.

Twotall

Corrected entry: When Bruce is stuck in traffic at the beginning of the movie, you can see the ambulance in towards the back of the shot. But the traffic going towards the camera is stopped when it is past the accident. This makes no sense.

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Correction: Who says the entire jam was caused by that one crash? There could've been something else down the road holding up everything past the accident we see.

Corrected entry: After Bruce's accident, we hear the ambulance personnel referring to a neck brace and a back board. Anyone with even the slightest EMS or medical background would call those items a C-collar and a long board.

Correction: Yes, and the scriptwriter probably thought that, since his world wide audience was probably not going to be composed solely of paramedics and ambulance drivers, he'd better use terms ordinary cinema goers would understand.

Corrected entry: In the film 'The Truman Show', you see Jim Carrey's wife advertising Cocoa/coffee beans. These are the same beans Jim Carrey wishes for when sorting out his prayer mail in Bruce Almighty.

Correction: In "The Truman Show", Meryl was advertising 'MoCocoa' hot chocolate. In Bruce almighty he gets 'Cafe de Colombia' coffee.

Corrected entry: When Bruce gets fired from his job, they throw him out along with a box full of his personal items. The box lands on its side. When the camera angle changes the box is now placed between his legs and everything is back in the box.

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MCKD

Correction: The box actually lands in between Bruce's legs. It just lands a bit crooked. In the next shot, its perfectly straight but that is possible to have happened in between the shots.

Corrected entry: During the chili cook-off where Bruce is dressed as Mark Twain, a meteor strikes. He immediately starts running. At first his mustache is attached properly but seconds later it is half off. It's obvious that when he turns his back to the camera he raises his hand to pull it off.

Correction: I don't see why this is a mistake. More than likely the moustache was annoying him, and since he would no longer be covering the chili cookoff, he decides to pull the thing off.

Corrected entry: The live story Bruce does, is about the Maid of the Mist boat at Niagara Falls. However, there are multiple references to this being in NY state. The Maid of the Mist is a Canadian boat and can only be boarded on the Canadian side which it was in the film. The view of the falls that is initially shown is the really wide view of the falls, the Canadian side.

Correction: www.maidofthemist.com says there are 2 boarding docks - one in Canada, the other in the US.

Myridon

Corrected entry: After Bruce is hit by the truck and the paramedics are shocking him back to life, he is on wet ground. Factually, you cannot use a defibrillator on a wet surface or everyone around will be shocked.

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Correction: The defibrillator has two paddles. The current coming from one of them looks for the easiest way to earth and by far the easiest way is the second paddle. Secondly, it does not matter what voltage you apply to a wet surface, you cannot electrocute anyone standing on that surface unless some part of their body above the feet is grounded. You cannot be shocked if the voltage does not have a path through your body.

tw_stuart

Corrected entry: The scene where Bruce is kneeling in the rain before he gets hit by the truck is reminiscent of the scene in the Shawshank Redemption (which also starred Morgan Freeman) when Tim Robbins escapes.

Kara

Correction: All well and good, but not really trivia.

Corrected entry: When Bruce is surrendering to God, he is kneeling. However, when Bruce is almost hit by the truck, he is standing.

Correction: In the scene right before he is hit by the truck, it's a close-up. Therefore, you couldn't see his legs - how would anyone know if he was standing or kneeling?

Corrected entry: When Bruce is talking to God on Mount Everest, it seems to be snowing, even though they are standing above the clouds; none are visible above them.

Correction: You could tell there was wind in the shot, so snow could be blowing from the other mountains.

Corrected entry: In the Spanish version, at the end of the movie, when we discovered that the old poor man is God, Armageddon has been translated as Harmageddon with "H" whereas in Spanish, it is written as in English (without "H").

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Correction: This is probably going along with the theme that the doomsayer misspells all his signs.

Corrected entry: When Bruce gets out of his car when he shuts his coat in the door, he does not lock it because he is running late and the meeting has already started. When he gets sacked and the gang are running to beat him up, he messes with his keys as though trying to open the unlocked door.

Correction: He went to the Falls in-between.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Bruce transforms his beat-up car, two boys are seen skateboarding in that direction. They are seen staring in awe at the car before the car actually changes.

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Correction: The first time you see the boys, Bruce is already in his car. He changed the car right as he got in the car (notice the interior). That's why when they asked if it was his car, he said sarcastically "It gets me from A to B." The car was already a Saleen.

Corrected entry: Jack Keller's nameplate on his desk (in the scene where Bruce is rehired) says 'Jack Baylor'.

Correction: That's because his name is Jack Baylor, not Jack Keller. Watch the credits and you'll see his name.

T Poston

Corrected entry: When Bruce arrives at work after being in the traffic jam he leaves the car window open. When he returns to the car after being fired the window is closed (and, therefore, can be smashed by the gang that beats him up).

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NancyFelix

Correction: Bruce went to the Maid of the Mist after the traffic jam, and he probably drove to get there. He would have had plenty of time to roll the window up.

Corrected entry: Bruce's car in the movie has the license plates A1m1ghty

Correction: It's ALMTY1, not A1m1ghty, that wouldn't even fit

Corrected entry: In the scene where Bruce is getting Evan fired, right after Evan says "And my tiny little nipples went to France.", both cameramen lean inwards to stare at Evan, and we can see the text on the teleprompters. First, the text on both teleprompters is the same. Bruce wasn't trying to get Susan and Evan fired, just Evan. Also, the text on the left teleprompter - the one Evan was reading from - says "little tiny nipples" instead of "tiny little nipples" (this text on the other teleprompter is out of the shot).

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Correction: The anchors don't read the same news twice, that section was meant for Evan.

Corrected entry: If you look on the front cover of the DVD (not sure if the VHS is the same) look at Jim Carrey' left hand - he only has four fingers.

leyesalot82789

Correction: Its only shows four fingers because of the angle of the camera. The finger is actually placed on the side of his body. You can try this by posing just like Jim Carrey is on the cover and looking at yourself in the mirror.

Corrected entry: In the scene at the diner where Jim Carrey parts the soup. There are two coffee cups close to the wall. After a cut, one jumps to right in front of him.

Correction: When you look carefully (better backwards) you see that at the beginning of the shot where the cup has been moved Jim's hand is right at the cup, and he has obviously moved it there.

NancyFelix

Corrected entry: When Bruce steps in the puddle and his left pant leg gets wet, throughout the first meeting with God, the stain changes length and actually disappears when he's pushed back by the filing cabinet draw.

MCKD

Correction: His leg is wet up to just under his knee throughout the scene, including the ride on the drawer. The stain is a little lower when he checks the cabinet and when he steps in (actually on) the puddle the second time, but that's not really enough to account for a mistake.

NancyFelix

Corrected entry: After Bruce gets fired he puts his box of personal items on his car to stop the "gang" from harrasing the bum with the signs, the box disappears when the gang surround him and his car and then it reappears in one of the gang member's hands when he throws it at Bruce.

MCKD

Correction: He puts the box down on the ground, that's why it's not visible till one of the gang members throws it at him.

NancyFelix

Corrected entry: In the scene where Bruce is driving and asking God to give him a sign, he sees a truck full of stop signs and caution signs. He also makes a turn and the camera is directly in front of him but his hands do not move while his car makes the turn.

Correction: He overtakes the truck, and we see him moving the steering wheel in line with that.

NancyFelix

Corrected entry: In the scene where Bruce leaves the newsroom meeting about the sweeps toward the beginning of the movie, Bruce's boss is getting a sandwich. When it's handed to him, it's whole and he walks away while talking with Bruce. By the time they get to the boss's office door, the sandwich is cut in half.

Correction: There is one continous shot that starts when Bruce's boss buys the sandwich (where the cut is not visible) and that ends with a perspective where the cut is very well visible. That's before Bruce knocks the sandwich up in the air.

NancyFelix

Corrected entry: In the scene where Jim Carrey is in the TV studio and he makes the anchor guy (Steve Carell) talk gibberish, there's a glass of water by the anchor while he's talking gibberish, then they switch to the camera men and then back, and his co-anchor hands him a glass of water from under the desk - the other one is gone.

Correction: There's no glass of water anywhere before Susan gets one from under the table.

NancyFelix

Corrected entry: When Bruce and God are on Mount Everest, God says "You've had my powers for a little over a week now...". Not only was Bruce only supposed to have the powers for one week anyway, but it is barely halfway through the film.

Correction: God didn't say Bruce would only have his powers for one week. The raincheck for helping him clean was the 7th at 7, not necessarily 7 days from then.

Corrected entry: Bruce couldn't make Grace walk toward him in the playground due to free will, so how is it possible that he could make the other anchorman talk gibberish? He didn't want to say those things, therefore his free will was violated.

troy fox

Correction: Bruce didn't make him say anything, he just interfered with the physical process of speech. Therefore, free will was not violated.

J I Cohen

Corrected entry: When Grace is at the restaurant watching all of the LOVE BRUCE commercials, if you look closely you can see Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston's husband, sitting in one of the seats.

Correction: Although this guy REALLY does look like Brad it's not him. The guy we see is a little chunkier then Brad and with darker hair.

Corrected entry: The entire movie takes place during hockey season in Buffalo, NY. There should be a foot or two of snow on the ground and the temperatures are normally in the 20's or 30's. In the movie, every day was bright and sunny. In fact, towards the end of the film the radio announcer says it's 70 degrees. Seems to me that somebody should have researched Buffalo's weather a little better.

Correction: While the movie takes place during hockey season in Buffalo, it is the playoffs, not the regular season, that is occuring in the film. The NHL playoffs begin in April and are largely contained within May and June. The film states in one of the newscasts that the Sabres won the Stanley Cup. It is fair to assume that the movies takes place around this time. The Stanley Cup finals occur entirely within the month of June. Thus, sunny and 70 degree weather in Buffalo seems reasonable for June.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Bruce is going to do his first stint as anchor on the Monday 6:00 news, the control room is seen celebrating the Sabres winning the Stanley Cup. The news director says "The Sabres JUST won the Stanley Cup". When is the last time a Stanley Cup finals game ended at 6:00 PM on a Monday night?

DMCM345

Correction: Bruce could have changed it to be like that.

Piemanmoo

Corrected entry: When Grace hands Bruce the photos to look at towards the beginning of the movie, he flips through some of them laying them down on his lap, but a few seconds later it shows him with no photos in his lap.

Correction: She can be seen in the previous shot taking the photos out of his lap.

Corrected entry: It is claimed that Grace has a rare blood group, AB positive; however, while it is true that less than 5% of people have this blood group, it is not so much rare as it is useless, as a person with AB positive blood can receive blood from any other group, yet AB positive blood can only be given to people with the same blood type. This makes this blood pretty undesirable, and not valuable at all.

Correction: While this is true, people respond much better when given their own blood type as opposed to a different, but still compatible type. This makes AB very desirable.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Bruce is driving in his new ride, he isn't allowed to change free will, but he manages to make everyone pull over so he can drive straight.

Correction: He can control the cars to just move out of the way though. The drivers didn't have to be the ones to drive them.

wolfchild

Corrected entry: In the scene where Bruce crashes his car into the fire hydrant, he hits it head on. Shouldn't his airbag have gone off?

Correction: His car was made before air bags were standard equipment.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Jim Carrey picks up the broken beeper, you can clearly see, on the back of the LCD screen, the metal contacts where the data ribbon should've been connected... but nothing was there, it was cut. In the next shot, the display works flawlessly which would've been impossible.

Correction: That's just the point - it's not impossible, it's an "act of god" and because of that reason the beeper still works even though the laws of electronics tells us other wise.

bessytheevilcow

Corrected entry: In the scene where Bruce is parting the tomato soup, before he starts the bowl is almost completely full, so when he does part the soup shouldn't some of it have spilled out?

Correction: He has the power of God, of course nothing spilled out. He was controlling it as not to bring too much attention to himself.

Stefanie

Corrected entry: When Bruce gets beat up by the gang they show the word "HERO" carved in his driver's side door. The gang did not have enough time to do that during or after the fight.

MCKD

Correction: The fight could have taken longer than what we see on screen. Would we really want to see a guy being beaten up for 10 minutes?

Sereenie

Corrected entry: In the scene where Susan tries to seduce Bruce, Bruce tells her that he and Grace had a fight. Um, no they didn't. At that point, everything was fine between them. Sure, Grace was disappointed that Bruce didn't pop the question at their dinner, but there was no fight. Cut scene?

Correction: No they fought over the fact that he always is talking about himself.

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Bruce: God, why do you hate me?

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Early in the film, Jim Carrey is watching TV during a sports segment. He is watching Channel 7, the station he works for. This clip they showed was of actual WKBW sports director John Murphy. The clip they showed was taken directly from a real WKBW newscast, with the authentic news set, and graphics. However, when they show a clip of Ch. 7 News later, there are completely different graphics, and a completely different news set, both made for the movie.

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In Egypt, the film was banned by the state-run censorship body because it felt the comedy mocks God's sacredness.

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