Deliberate mistake: Rebecca's 30-06 has no scope and no open sights. So having gotten it for her birthday several years earlier, it's still pretty unprepared to fire.
Factual error: When Gladys Leeman and her cohorts pull up to the Mall Of America in the beginning of the film. The documentary crew talks to Gladys in the parking lot. If you look carefully, you can see a Target store in the background. This scene was not filmed at the Mall Of America, mainly because there is no Target anywhere near the Mall Of America. The shopping mall in the film is Eden Prairie Center in Eden Prairie, MN.
Colleen Douglas: I can sum up our entire philosophy with this glass. I can look at it and say it's half-full, which in the beauty pageant biz means "Where the hell's my waiter?"
Trivia: A joke that most don't catch right away: When they're in the hospital after the explosion and the doctor's unwrapping Annette's hand and we see the beer can is still stuck to it. They only make a brief mention to this but never explain that the heat from the explosion made Annette's Lee press-on nails (which are plastic) melt around the beer can making it impossible to get the can off without amputation.
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