Other mistake: 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.
Continuity mistake: After the riot in the streets of Buffalo, Bruce meets up with God again in the Omni Presents building. They discuss how everything is going wrong. At the close-up shot of Bruce's face when he says, "What do I do now?" the frame is flipped. You can tell this because his hair is parted on the wrong side and his nose looks different.
Continuity mistake: When Jim and Jennifer are in the kitchen and Jennifer is commenting on how she thinks her boobs have gotten bigger, Jim is squirting ketchup onto his plate. When he first does this the ketchup goes everywhere all over his plate, cuts to Jennifer and then back to Jim and the ketchup is now in a nice neat pile.
Visible crew/equipment: When Bruce goes back to the building toward the end of the movie looking for God and finds it deserted, as he runs through it, you can see the shadow of a figure (a crew member) on one of the columns on the left. It even slightly moves as he's approaching the ladder as if trying to duck away from behind.
Factual error: At the very end of the film Bruce is reporting on a drive for blood donors, and Grace leads him over to the booth to give blood himself - he is even wearing a tourniquet. However, he is supporting himself on a walking stick - he is not fully recovered from the injuries he received when he was run over, which happened when he was hit by a moving car - injuries which left him clinically dead. There is absolutely no way in the world that a person who has suffered life threatening injuries and has undergone the (inevitably) intensive drug therapies and surgical procedures involved while under treatment in hospital in the fairly recent past would be allowed to give blood. There is no way in the world the Red Cross (or the US equivalent) would want to encourage people who have recently been hospitalised to try to give blood. Not only would that be the height of irresponsibility, they would be wasting precious resources and staff time turning away people who would not be allowed to give blood.
Continuity mistake: In the diner, Bruce is looking out the window and the waitress walks up to him. You can see the two coffee cups on the side of Bruce's table next to each other. When the waitress asks "Coffee?" and the shot changes, one of the cups is suddenly at the centre of the table.
Continuity mistake: When Bruce has just smashed his car into the pole, he throws the prayer beads into the water and says, "The gloves are off, Pal," which is confirmed in the subtitles. Yet when God reads back what Bruce said from his file cabinet, God reads, "The gloves are off, God."
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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Bruce is confronting the gang that beat him up earlier, he has the monkey come out of the guy, who falls to the ground in pain. After the other guys run away, there is a shot of Bruce taunting them, but the injured guy is not on the ground behind him, even though he should be visible. A second later, he reappears when Bruce turns to face him.
Factual error: Even God could not arrange for everyone to win the lottery at the same time. Many people use their favourite numbers, and many syndicates play the same numbers every week. There is simply no way - God or no God - that every ticket could win, because there is no way that every lottery ticket could be the same. The tickets cannot have been magically altered - many people know the numbers they have played and would not think they have 'won'. Note that the protesters are complaining that they won the lottery but got back less than they paid for the tickets they purchased. That is only possible if everyone who bought a ticket won, as all lotteries pay out a percentage of the total amount of money taken in from ticket sales.
Visible crew/equipment: In the scene toward the beginning where Bruce is doing the cookie line in the mirror, Sam is in the other room peeing on the couch. When the shot changes to Sam, look to the far right and you can see a finger pointing to where the dog should be looking. The dog even appears to be looking straight in that direction.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Bruce makes Evan Baxter spout gibberish on the live newscast, the water glass at Evan's right elbow moves between shots. Sometimes it is closer to his elbow, sometimes farther to Evan's right. The glass also changes position in reference to the graphic projected behind Evan, although it appears that the graphic moves to the right also.
Continuity mistake: When God pages Bruce, Bruce says, "Hello 776-2323", only the number on the pager says 555-0123. Originally, the number on the pager was 776-2323. However, this caused a few problems (people with that number got calls), so it was changed, but without the appropriate voiceover. This is only the case on some DVDs - it's been changed completely on others.
Revealing mistake: When Bruce is calling the pager number, if you look closely, the phone is a fake or not working, because when he is dialing, the phone is suppose to be backlit and is not. Plus, there is a sticker on the phone LCD which is supposed to look like he dialed the number. The numbers are on there before he is finished dialing and the sound doesn't match his finger movements.
Continuity mistake: Grace and her sister are at the Asian spa getting massages. The Asian woman walking on Grace's back steps all the way up to the base of her neck. The camera cuts to a different angle and the woman's feet are back down to the lower/middle portion of Grace's back.
Factual error: As Bruce is about to go on air as an anchor for the first time (at 6 p.m. Buffalo time/ET), a TV screen shows Bloomberg Television. On that, the logo for "Morning Call with Brian Sullivan" comes up. Morning Call finishes at 10 a.m. ET and at that time of the evening Bloomberg would be showing World Business Report.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Bruce is about to crash into the pole with his car, in the shot that was taken of the car's hood, you can see that there is a bench that is behind the pole. But when it goes to the shot where the sign truck drives by, the bench is several yards from the pole.
Continuity mistake: When Bruce is fired the security throw him out and a box with his stuff after him. The camera cuts to a close-up of his head next to a photograph of Walter Cronkite. Then there is a wider shot of him slowly getting up, and his stuff is scattered around much more and the photograph is gone.
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: 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: 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.
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.
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