Dumb and Dumber

Dumb and Dumber (1994)

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Corrected entry: After Lloyd returns from the bar after waiting for Mary for hours, he and Harry laugh about the fact that its 10pm she meant to meet him and not 10am. Harry then says "Well you have your night sorted, I'm off to watch a flick" implying that Lloyd had a date with Mary that evening. But Lloyd then puts TurboLax in Harry's drink as Harry goes to get ready to pick up Mary. It was Lloyd who had a date with Mary and not Harry.


Correction: Did you watch this film? Lloyd suspects (correctly) that Harry is not going 'to watch a flick', but to meet Mary. He sabotages his plans by putting TurboLax in his drink. This is the plot of the film, not a mistake.

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 throws the saltshaker, you can see it almost hit Seabass in the window's reflection, but it doesn't actually touch him, despite the sound effect.


Correction: You can't see literally anything in the reflection except the saltshaker flying somewhere for a couple of frames. It's impossible to say whether it hit somebody there or not.

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: 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: 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: Why does the motorcycle cop let Harry and Lloyd go when they still have open beer bottles in the van? He doesn't even give Harry a ticket for speeding at the very least.

Correction: Well, the fact that the cop drank what he thought was an alcoholic beverage while on duty shows the nature of his character. Given this, it's not surprising that he would wave them along after drinking Lloyd's urine.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: When Lloyd is having his dream sequences, some of the settings involve Aspen, or a ski resort; but Lloyd is still under the impression that Aspen is a warm place.


Correction: While awake, though Lloyd may have the mistaken impression that Aspen is warm, it does not discount the fact that when asleep, anything is possible in dreams. So in his dream, the idea of a snowy Aspen, however inaccurate for him, is still only a dream.

Super Grover Premium member

Correction: It's Lloyd's dream sequence, normal laws of physics don't have to apply. Remember also, Lloyd is quite stupid. He might think that bending an arm that way would break it.

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 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: The 'Gas Man' thinks Harry and Lloyd know who he is because of the notice they left at the door of their apartment which was directed towards the gas man. But he still thinks it's a good idea to hitch a ride on their van. For a guy who thinks Harry and Lloyd have been following him around for weeks, it's not such a good idea.

Correction: Still, it was a human decision that anybody could have made. Does not classify as a movie mistake.


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: 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 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).

Continuity mistake: When Lloyd tackles Mary on the hotel stairs, she is wearing black pantyhose. By the time they get to the hotel room, she has miraculously changed into grey tights. (01:28:45)

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Lloyd: This didn't come out of our travel fund.
Harry: Oh.
Lloyd: Yeah, I was able to raise 25 extra bucks before we left.
Harry: Where did you get 25 extra bucks?
Lloyd: I sold some stuff, to Billy on 4C.
Harry: The blind kid?
Lloyd: [Laughing.] Yeah, yeah.
Harry: What did you sell him Lloyd?
Lloyd: You know, stuff.
Harry: What kinda stuff?
Lloyd: Few baseball cards, a sack of marbles, [coughs.] Petey.
Harry: Petey? You sold my dead bird to a blind kid? Lloyd, wh- he- wha- Petey didn't even have a head!
Lloyd: Harry, I took care of it.

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Trivia: In the bar scene Lloyd sees the newspaper clipping on the wall and says "No way! We landed on the moon?" This wasn't in the script - Jim Carrey improvised the line and it was left in the movie.

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Question: I live in the UK and I was watching this movie when it was broadcasted on T.V. When Harry is trying to fix Mary's toilet I could have sworn I saw Harry literally rip the toilet off the floor and tip the contents out the window and yet I have never seen this on the video or DVD. Could I just have been imagining it or does it have something to do with the American version?

Answer: This is a scene that was cut from the theatrical release of the film, but is present in the extended cut and some international DVD versions.

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