Dumb and Dumber

Continuity mistake: Harry is wearing the bullet proof vest and gets shot. Yet there's no damage to it when he opens his shirt.

amycamille1975

Other mistake: You have to know Colorado to get this one, but the two guys are on a trip to Aspen to return the suitcase to the woman. But when they finally arrive, they are not actually in Aspen like you are supposed to assume they are. The whole Aspen scenario actually takes place in Breckenridge ski resort. (00:54:10)

Continuity mistake: At the truck stop, in the side shot in which Lloyd tells Harry to toss some salt over his right shoulder, Harry is holding his straws at an angle off the table. Then it switches to a front shot of Harry, and he is now holding his straws vertically on the table.

Revealing mistake: Prior to the animal show, just before Harry feeds the second dog, you can see someone in the back throw a treat through the curtains to get the dog to go up front. (00:02:50)

toomanybeerz

Revealing mistake: During the tongue scene, when Mary is pulling Harry's tongue off the ski lift, you can see Harry's real tongue right under the fake stretchy one. (01:16:50)

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Suggested correction: If you look really carefully you will see that this is a part of his lower lip folded a little bit.

Continuity mistake: When Joe Mentalino eats the rat poison pills in the cafe, he dies and the character collapses on the ground with his head facing the left. But when the body is placed on the trolly a few shots later, the "dead" Mentalino has somehow managed to move his head to the right.

Continuity mistake: Before Harry and Lloyd begin their conversation about gambling, they seem to be driving by a lake; but from the inside, they're driving by a town.

Continuity mistake: When Mary's family is shown in their home in Aspen. Mary is sitting on the couch with hot chocolate in hand, and is shown with her right leg crossed over her left. However, when Nicholas walks in, magically Mary's left leg is crossed over her right. (00:29:27)

Continuity mistake: Right before the officer on the bike calls Lloyd a "pumpkin-pie-haircut freak", Lloyd is sitting back, straight faced, then after the officer says it Lloyd is leaning forward smiling.

Sir William

Continuity mistake: When Lloyd is swinging his arms in the van, pretending to be 'running at an incredible rate', they are driving through a countryside with nothing but open plains. In the next shot, when Lloyd says 'we're really doing it though aren't we buddy?', look outside the passenger window. They are suddenly driving past houses in a residential area.

Revealing mistake: In the beginning of the film, Harry reaches for his radio after getting a call. The radio is not powered. You can see the display doesn't light up.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene at the truck stop, just before C-Bass comes over to Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniel's table, the same teenage boy walks by the window twice with his girlfriend. Also, the "Aspen" hotel is really The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. The Stanley is the hotel Stephen King based The Shining on. (00:22:00)

Continuity mistake: When Lloyd is peeing in the beer bottles, he hands them to Harry... it shows him holding the bottles... next shot, he isn't holding them, and the shot after that, he is holding them again. (00:26:00)

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Suggested correction: In the shot where he is "not holding them", they are simply out of the frame. He was actually holding them all along.

Other mistake: When the undercover cop (Beth) walks into the bar and orders a drink whilst sitting down next to Lloyd, the bartender gives it to her 5-10 seconds later; there wasn't enough time for him to pick out the correct glass, pour the drink from the bottle and then give it to her that quick.

Revealing mistake: At the Swanson's ski-lodge, there is snow on the rail of the balcony, but the mountains in the background are completely snowless. (00:29:27)

Factual error: Harry's tongue gets stuck to the chairlift, and stays stuck, even though it's not cold enough to see anyone's breath, or for everyone to need their jackets zipped-up. (01:11:30 - 01:13:35)

Plot hole: After Lloyd's encounter with Seabass in the restroom at the gas station, we see the FBI waiting for Harry and Lloyd at the Colorado border (we even see a front shot of the road and mileage sign), and there is no town in sight. Then we see Harry and Lloyd 3 miles from the border, driving toward it, where the FBI are waiting. Then we see Lloyd coming out of a market in a little town, after which, upon leaving the town, he drives in the wrong direction. How did they suddenly come upon this little town, especially when they were only 3 miles from the border? Did they turn around, or what happened? (In the unrated version, the van scene 3 miles from the border is extended, and it seems that they would have reached the border, and the FBI, by now.) The whole scene here is pretty confusing.

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Suggested correction: Why couldn't this little town be inside those 3 miles? They stop there right after they talk, Lloyd made the wrong turn, maybe, 200 yards from the cops on the border, and they didn't see him at night... What's wrong?

Continuity mistake: When Harry and Lloyd are at the truck stop, there is a man sitting behind Lloyd. In the shots of Harry only, he is leaning towards the window, in the shots of Lloyd only, he is sitting up straight. (00:22:06)

Continuity mistake: When Harry sits down on the toilet and lifts up his legs, his eyes are closed, and they remain closed until the very end of that particular shot. Then, when it switches to the front shot of Harry a few second later, his eyes are open, right from the very beginning of that shot. And if you look closely at that shot change, you don't see Harry do the action of opening his eyes - they just change instantly between the shots.

Visible crew/equipment: When Harry gets pulled over the officer's sunglasses reflect the camera man.

Timothy Smith 2
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Suggested 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.

Harry: Yeah I called her up, she gave me a bunch of crap about me not listening to her, or something, I don't know, I wasn't really paying attention.

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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: What is the van that Harry and Lloyd drive? It's jokingly called an '84 sheepdog but, I'd like to know what make and model it really is.

Answer: 1984 Ford Econoline.

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