Factual error: This movie takes place in 1990, but that big 'Welcome to Daytona Beach' sign was not built until 2001. (00:21:05)

Factual error: The film takes place in 1990, but when the crooked cop picks up Aileen after the interview with the lawyer, the exact Crown Victoria model he is driving is a 1993 model. (00:45:30)

Factual error: Aileen and Selby crash a red Pontiac Grand Am. Although the Grand Am has been around since the mid-80s, the line has had significant changes in its appearance throughout the years (most noticeably with the front hood vents). The movie is set in the late 80s, but the wrecked Grand Am is very a mid-90s' model. (01:10:30)

Factual error: Aileen's 2nd victim is driving what appears to be a 1994 Mercury Cougar. The story is set in 1990. (00:51:35)

Factual error: This movie takes place in 1990, but that big 'Welcome to Daytona Beach' sign was not built until 2001. (00:21:05)

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Aileen: I was beautiful like a diamond in the rough.

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Trivia: "Selby Wall", played by Christina Ricci, is a totally fictional character. She does not exist. Wuornos' lover was Tyria Moore, who is tall and stocky and looks nothing like Ricci. There is evidence that Wuornos told Moore about at least one of the murders she committed (Richard Mallory in November 1989) and she didn't report it. She agreed to make the phone call to Wuornos, taped by the police, in exchange for immunity from prosecution. This is correctly depicted in the film.

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Question: Was Christina Ricci's arm cast written in the script, or was her arm really broken and they kept her in the role anyway? The cast just seems like an inconvenient and cumbersome thing for an actor to deal with, given that it really lends nothing of importance to the story.


Chosen answer: It was very relevant to the story. Because Sadie's arm was in a cast, she couldn't get a job. Without a job, she had to move back home to her parents.

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