Secondhand Lions

Continuity mistake: When Garth gets the money from the cellar under the barn he leans a pile of wads upright against his petroleum lamp. When the camera angle changes the wads are lying on the floor. (01:13:20)


Continuity mistake: When the naughty nephews break open the cage the lion lifts its head to growl at them. When the camera angle changes it's lifting its head again. (00:51:35)


Continuity mistake: After receiving the sheriff's phone call, when older Walter drives toward his uncles' house, in the exterior shot the rearview mirror is gone, only to suddenly appear in the interior shot and when he gets out of the car. (01:37:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Walter opens the chest its contents are covered by a smooth layer of sand. When he reaches in in the next shot there are already tracks made by his fingers. Then he removes the sand from Jasmine's photograph that we can see her face, but in the next shot the face is mostly covered again. (00:12:25)


Continuity mistake: In the scene where the skeet shooting salesman is explaining his wares, the trunk is open. In the immediately preceding shot, the trunk is closed.

dave p

Factual error: In one shot you will see round hay bails that did not exist during the time period.

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Suggested correction: Early round balers, like the one that went into production in 1947 and sold like hotcakes amid the postwar economic boom, produced fairly small bales, which farmers still had to move around by hand.

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Continuity mistake: Before Walter's mother drives off she asks Walter to give her a big smile. While he is trying very hard the camera cuts back and forth between him and his mom. When the camera is on him a rather strong wind moves his collar and his hair, and when it's on her there's no wind at all. (00:06:45)


Continuity mistake: When the airplane delivery man hands the manual to Hub, the piece he was just unloading changes from standing upright to horizontally between shots. (01:04:10)


Continuity mistake: When Walter is viewing Hub's first sleepwalking episode, both he and the dogs are all looking at Hub, but when the camera cuts to the back of Walter and the dogs, the little white dog is suddenly looking toward the boat dock. (00:14:05)

Sol Parker

Walter: If I'm gonna live here, there's gonna be some conditions.
Hub: Conditions?
Walter: No more dangerous stuff. No more fighting teenagers. No airplanes. More vegetables, less meat.

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