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.

Correction: To add, while at the fundraiser, Harry lied to Lloyd about setting him up on a date with Mary so that Harry could spend time with Mary himself.

Corrected entry: Mental (the "Gas Man") assumes Harry and Lloyd are rival criminals who have deduced his identity yet he willingly places himself in their vehicle and doesn't even make an attempt to disguise himself.

Correction: At first they did think that, but once they saw the apartment and their ways (and their dog car) I think they soon realised these guys were not pros.


It wasn't until the diner scene - which takes place after he had been given a lift by Harry and Lloyd - that Mental realised they were just a pair of weirdos with nothing better to do.

That doesn't make sense. That would mean he still thought they knew who he was and were "pros" when he hitched a ride to "get to know them."


Correction: To add, earlier in the movie, when Harry and Lloyd hear a knock at the door, Harry looks through the peephole and Mental is facing away from the door, so Harry never actually saw his face.

Which is besides the point; that Mental had assumed they already knew who he was.

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.

Correction: You must have really rich imagination to see cameraman in those glasses, after really hard examination I don't see nothing but the sheepdog minivan there.

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: 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: 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.


Corrected entry: When Lloyd is reading the paper about Mary, he doesn't know the word "The." But earlier in the movie, he reads the word "Samsonite" on the case and the message in the restroom from sea bass, and later on he reads the newspaper article as he leaves the bar.

Correction: That is not a mistake, character or other - it is part of the humor in the movie. It is an example of his "dumbness." It isn't even a "deliberate mistake" - it is the intentional use of a simple word to make the way he reads ironic. If he can read the word "Samsonite", isn't it silly or funny when he struggles with "the"?


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.


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 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

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: 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.

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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Suggested correction: Mental isn't sitting on a bench seat, it's implied he's sitting on the floor of the van in between the both of them. Although hard to see, the backs of the bucket seats can still be seen behind Harry and Lloyd at certain points. You see a fair bit of it behind Harry whilst he's dancing as Lloyd sings the line "and if that mocking bird don't sing".

Suggested correction: Maybe the bench-seat folds down; out of the way somehow?


There's no evidence of this, especially since we see the floor where the bottles are. And it doesn't explain where the bucket seats went.


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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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Question: What is the name of the song that is playing during the opening credits?

Answer: It's called Boomshakalaka, by Apache Indian.


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