Dumb and Dumber

Dumb and Dumber (1994)

39 corrected entries

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Corrected entry: When Harry and Lloyd are at the restaurant with the kidnapper they give him the hot peppers. Then he falls to the floor and Lloyd is trying to give him C.P.R. If you look in the background you can see the waitress laughing in the first few shots. (00:42:25)

Correction: The waitress is not laughing, she is just making bewildered looks as it's a very strange situation.

Corrected entry: Why don't the "beer" bottles on the floor of the van fall over? When the cop stops Harry and Lloyd the bottles are all standing perfectly upright and there has not been any spillage on the floor. Bear in mind that before this they had been driving on the verge and stopping and swaying when the cop tells them to pull over. And Harry is only holding 3, and yet 6 appear on the floor. (00:26:40)

David Mercier

Correction: Those bottles were the ones Harry were holding, he put them on the floor after they stopped. And Harry was holding 4 bottles.

Corrected entry: When Mary's husband Bobby is getting out of the police car at the end of the movie, he exits by opening the door from the inside himself instead of having to be let out.


Correction: Police cars just use the child lock on the side of the door, controlled by the driver - nothing special. Since Bobby's neither a suspect nor a prisoner, the officer could've easily taken the child lock off for him, thus no need to be let out.


Corrected entry: Harry and Lloyd are obviously very poor, yet they drive from Rhode Island to Colorado, which would cost an insane amount of money in gas.


Correction: It's explained by Harry as soon as they depart that they had a budget for the trip. Yes, they are poor, but that only prevents them from paying their rent and utilities. They still use money to keep themselves fed. A few hundred dollars saved up between them would suffice, and gas prices in the mid '90s weren't all that high compared to today.

Phaneron Premium member

Corrected entry: When Harry and Mary are making the snowman, there are three pre-formed holes where Mary puts the charcoal and carrot (the eyes and nose, not the twig and berries, but maybe them too, I can't tell for sure). (01:17:30)

Correction: She could have made those before handing the carrot to Harry.

Corrected entry: When Jim Carrey races Mary up the stairs at the hotel, he falls down on the stairs. He attempts to grab her by the ankle to stop her. He misses grabbing her ankle (by mistake)but she falls down anyway. (01:28:47)

Correction: If you watch closely (you may even have to slow-frame it), you can see that when he first lunges for her leg, he bumps her foot with his hand, and then keeps repeatedly bumping her leg with his hand, hindering her on her run up the stairs and causing her to stumble. Finally, he grabs her leg, causing her to stop completely and really fall.

Corrected entry: After Lloyd drops Mary off at the airport, he starts the limousine and puts the car into reverse, but the car moves forward. (00:08:10)

Correction: The gear shift move Lloyd does is not reverse - it is forward. You can also verify this when Lloyd pulls up in front of Mary's house at the beginning and sees her for the first time - right before Lloyd says "Suck me sideways" he pushes the gear shift up before turning off the ignition.

Corrected entry: The goons' plan to infiltrate Harry and Lloyd in the van doesn't make sense. When Mental learns that the duo thinks that he's the Gas Man, he comes to the conclusion that they have been followed (by Harry and Lloyd) "for weeks." But then, he decides to confront them face-to-face, which makes no sense but to move the story along.


Correction: Mental theorized that "they must have been following us for weeks" but couldn't be sure. He decides to confront them face-to-face to see if they do recognize him. As the story plays out, Mental learns that not only do they not know who he is, but they don't even know the purpose of the briefcase. Hence the scene at the restaurant.


Corrected entry: When Lloyd attempts to pick up the Austrian woman at the bus stop, there are two extras standing against a wall behind her. As the camera returns from Lloyd to her a second later, the two men have disappeared. (00:01:05)


Correction: It's about four seconds between the shots, which is more than enough time for them to have left the camera's view.


Corrected entry: A police officer states that Harry and Lloyd were last seen heading west on I-80 towards Colorado. I-80 doesn't actually go into Colorado. (00:43:55)

Correction: I-80 doesn't go into Colorado, but it heads straight towards it, and it almost goes into the state, but it turns away only a few miles at most from the border, and then circles around the north side of the state very close to the border. So the cops could definitely have determined that they were heading towards Colorado, and the waitress probably overheard Harry and Lloyd's conversation with Mental about going to Aspen, and the cop said that he talked to her, so he could have figured where the boys were headed, and the siting report of them verified it.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Lloyd asks the old lady to watch his stuff so that he can break a dollar, he leaves with the big hat on. But when he gets back to his apartment and is crying about being robbed by a sweet old lady, he is not wearing the hat. There is no way that she was able to steal it from him when he left her. (00:15:20)

Correction: This mistake is based on assuming the old lady took it. Since we see him walk away with the hat, then she could not have taken it; therefore, not a mistake. Lloyd losing the hat in some other way between leaving the old lady and returning to the apartment is completely plausible and fits into his character.


Corrected entry: When Harry, Joe, and Lloyd are at Dante's restaurant, notice the position of the brown pitcher sitting on the counter. It's almost in between Harry and Joe. When Joe moves the hot peppers, after Harry and Lloyd start gagging, the brown pitcher magically moves closer to the peppers. (00:41:40)


Correction: It is probably a water pitcher, and while everyone was looking at them in the between shot of everyone turning to look at them, Harry and/or Lloyd could have easily drunken water from it to ease the burning of the peppers, and then placed it back down on the counter closer to the peppers than it was before.

Corrected entry: When Jim Carrey says, "Eeny, meeny, miney, MOE.", the word MOE does not match his mouth. His mouth is in a tight smirk and it is near impossible to say MOE without moving your lips.

Correction: If you watch closely (you may even have to slow-frame it), you can see that he actually does move his lips to say "moe."

Corrected entry: Right before Harry is telling Lloyd that he doesn't bet, they show an aerial shot of the van near a pond and a bridge, showing that they had already made it past this point. But then when Joe pretends to be a hitchhiker, he's in the same spot where the aerial shot was shown. Joe is being picked up by Harry and Lloyd at a place they have already passed.

Sir William

Correction: This mistake has already been submitted.

Corrected entry: When Harry and Lloyd are sitting at the truck stop, Harry spills the salt. Just before this you can hear the salt being knocked over. There are 4 quick noises then another about a second after that. When salt shakers fall, they don't make five noises just one.

Correction: The salt shaker is plastic, and therefore probably bounced a few times on the wooden table, creating the first four noises. And the last noise was Harry placing his soda glass back on the table (you can tell because it sounds different from the previous four noises).

Corrected entry: When Lloyd is robbed by the old lady, it is night but when he gets back to the apartment, it is daytime.

Correction: The light outside the windows does not look quite like sunlight. It looks like moonlight or exterior lighting.

Corrected entry: When the door to Harry and Loyd's apartment is shown from the inside of the apartment, it has an unpainted plywood patch over a missing panel. But when Mental and Shay are reading the "gas man" note, which was pinned to the outside of the same door, It has no panels missing.

Correction: Watch the shot from the apartment interior again. The panel is only on the inside of the door. Just before Lloyd slams it shut, the outside (the side facing out into the corridor) of the door is visible and has no panels missing.

Corrected entry: When Lloyd first goes into the restroom at the gas station, he has to use a restroom key. However, when Harry enters the restroom later to douse his flaming pant leg, he enters the bathroom without the key.

Correction: Like many service station restrooms, the key is simply used to unlock the door. That is why Sea Bass is also able to enter the bathroom after Lloyd, as well as Harry, too, thereafter.


Corrected entry: Once Harry sits on the toilet at Mary's house, he lifts his legs off the floor, and his eyes are closed. Then it switches to a front shot of him a few seconds later, and his eyes are now open.

Correction: It only takes a split second to open one's eyes, not even "a few seconds". No mistake here.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Corrected entry: In the scene at the truck stop when the waitress is taking orders from Harry and Lloyd, in the first shot the waitress has a silver name tag, but in the next shot it is blue.

Correction: If you look closely at the name tag, you can see it's blue, but the reflected light obscures the blue color.

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the movie, Harry's van has bucket seats, yet later on when the "gas-man" rides along, he is sitting on a bench seat in-between Harry and Lloyd. (00:38:00)

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Lloyd: What do you mean you don't bet? Wussy! Wussy!
Harry: I never have and I never will.
Lloyd: Yeah, right. I bet you twenty bucks I can get you gambling before the end of the day.
Harry: No way.
Lloyd: I give you three to one odds.
Harry: No.
Lloyd: Five to one?
Harry: No.
Lloyd Ten to one?
Harry: You're on.
[Lloyd and Harry both shake hands and smile.]
Lloyd: I'm gonna get you.
Harry: Nuh-uh.
Lloyd: I don't know how, but I'm gonna get you.
Harry: Nuh-uh.

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Trivia: If Mary Swanson married Lloyd instead of her fiance she would become Mary Christmas.

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