Bruce Almighty

Continuity mistake: When Bruce hit the lamppost the smoke from his car went upwards. When the truck goes past there is only a little bit of smoke and it is much lower. (00:21:35)

Continuity mistake: When Bruce is doing his cookie story and he is running through the line of children pouring milk, the jug he is pouring it from somehow keeps refilling itself from shot to shot. (00:03:15)

Continuity mistake: After Bruce gets his car torn up and passes the sign truck, he says he wants to talk to God. When he hits the light pole and gets out of the car the word "hero" isn't on it anymore. It comes back later.

Continuity mistake: Just before Bruce hands his camcorder to the kid, to videotape the discovery of the body of Jimmy Hoffa. The eyepiece instantly points up and away from it, from one shot to the next, yet Bruce didn't move it. (00:49:45)

Matty Blast

Continuity mistake: When Bruce is at the Buffalo Cookie place, in the beginning of the movie, when the baker is picking his nose Bruce says something about the net he is wearing, the tie goes to the side. But the next shot it is in front. (00:01:40)

Continuity mistake: When Bruce is pushed back by the "drawer of life" his grip on the handle changes between shots (otherwise he would have broken his thumb the way it was pushed through the handle). (00:28:25)

NancyFelix

Factual error: When Steve Carrell is standing-by to read his news bulletin, the Floor Manager cues him to begin by counting down from 5 seconds to zero. In reality, a Floor Manager only ever counts out loud the numbers 5 and 4, while 3, 2 and 1 are communicated via hand signals. This is to prevent the Floor Manager's voice being picked up on air when the presenter's mike is faded up. This error occurs in countless films.

Continuity mistake: When you see Bruce driving into the street with the Omni Presents building, you can see a shadow all down the side of the street. After he steps in the puddle, there is one dark patch of shadow, but none anywhere else. (00:24:45)

Continuity mistake: When Bruce wrecks the car into the light pole, the hood comes up in the middle, not on the side. Throughout the rest of the movie, the hood is messed up on the left side, not the middle, where it is supposed to be.

Continuity mistake: There are two scenes in the movie where Grace is noted to have donated blood in the dialogue, one near the beginning, and one, the final scene. The blood donation is a fairly important turning point for Bruce's rehabilitation. And yet, neither of Grace's bare inner arms in either scene show any iodine, bruises, holes, or perhaps the easiest to spot, any small bandage that would result from blood donation.

Continuity mistake: When we first see the "homeless man" holding the "R EWE BLIND" sign, his right hand is on the top, about an inch from the edge. The camera cuts to a view from behind him, and his right hand is now slightly wrapped around the top right edge. (00:09:15)

Matty Blast

Visible crew/equipment: When Bruce and God were on Mount Everest, there are several scenes where a cross-shaped microphone is visible when they are talking. I'm almost positive this has been fixed on the DVD version. (00:56:10)

Continuity mistake: When the bum is standing with the "Thy kingdom come" sign you see a man in a red shirt and a man in a black shirt behind the bum. In the next shot the man in the red shirt is still there, but the man in the black shirt is replaced by another person. (01:13:10)

Mortug

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Bruce and God are standing on water, after God reaches into the water to get the beaded bracelet, he puts the bracelet on his wrist. However, just as God turns to walk away the bracelet is in God's hand, not on his wrist. As you see God walk away he's looking down and it seems as if God is just then putting the bracelet on his wrist. (00:35:55)

Deliberate mistake: On the DVD, in the scene where Jim Carrey finds a picture of his girlfriend (Jennifer Aniston), and holds it out of her reach, you can see that parts of the photo are blacked out, presumably to protect the identity of the person in the photo? (00:05:10)

Other mistake: When Grace is running after her fight with Bruce, she sees trees on her right hand side with "Bruce + Grace" and then "forever and ever" inscribed on the following trees. However, when Grace looks to see how far back this is written on the trees, she leans to the left side of the screen (or her right). This wouldn't allow her to see farther down the street, since it was written on the trees to the right.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where he is parting the soup and the papers start blowing a paper gets on the back of the old mans neck, in the next shot it isn't there. A piece of paper is also in between Jim Carrey's arm when the man appears in the booth and then it isn't. (00:34:05)

Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the hospital scene Bruce's head bandage covers his left ear almost completely, later only half of it. (01:27:00)

NancyFelix

Grace: Oh my God!
Bruce: You can call me Bruce.

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Trivia: The monkey that Jim Carrey makes come out of the one guy's butt is the monkey from Ace Ventura, Spike. (00:40:35)

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Question: What does it mean when Bruce is live from the Maid of the Mist and one of the audio guys says "We've got a Walt Disney"? (00:15:10)

Answer: There is an urban myth that Walt Disney froze himself so he return unfrozen in the future. At the Maid of the Mist, Bruce is frozen from shock. If you listen to another audio guy after the first one says we got a Walt Disney, he says he is frozen solid, telling what it means to have a Walt Disney.

T Poston

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