Secret Window

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene, Mort closes the door of his jeep before he goes into the hotel room. You can hear the sound of the door closing and it's visible in the rearview-mirror. As the camera moves out of the room, the jeep door is completely open. (00:02:05)

Nelleke Rietvink

Continuity mistake: When Mort is trying to figure out what to write, he is pacing around and his hair is messed up. He walks to the chair (hair still a mess) sits down, then in the next shot there is a close up of his face and his hair is perfectly brushed.

Continuity mistake: When Mort is in Ken's office telling him about John harassing him. Ken punches the right side of the chess clock down to start it. Then Mort punches the left side, his right to stop it. Then when the camera switches back to Mort's point of view the the left side is up and the right side is down, then Ken punches down the left side to start it, when the right side should have been the one he had to press down to start it.

pross79

Continuity mistake: When Mort walked towards Amy after killing her new boyfriend, there is a clear shot of the shovel with no blood on it despite the fact he just chopped a guy through the face.

Continuity mistake: In one of the scenes where Mort is sitting on the couch with the table in front of it, there is a Mountain Dew can on the table and it keeps changing positions throughout the shots to and from Mort.

manthabeat Premium member

Continuity mistake: Mort throws Shooter's hat over his telephone. The phone is completely covered and the hat has an indentation on top. In the next shot, the phone rings and part of the phone cord is now seen hanging out from underneath the hat and the top of the hat is now perfectly round.

Lynette Carrington

Continuity mistake: While Mort is talking to Amy on the phone near the beginning of the movie, the watch on the table moves from flat on its face to on its side between shots.

Phoenix

Continuity mistake: When Johnny Depp is searching his house for John Shooter, he opens a closet and walks away from it. During several shots you see Johnny and the closet in the background. The open position of the door keeps changing between shots.

Continuity mistake: When Mort is hiding his smoking from his housekeeper, in the third shot the cigarette is burned noticeably less than the second shot.

Phoenix

Continuity mistake: There are three different shots on Shooter's script on the porch weighted with the rock. The rock shifts from toward the front door to away from it on the script in different shots.

Phoenix

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Mort sits at the kitchen table with his PB&J sandwich, the scene opens with a shot of the dripping kitchen faucet. Mort talks to Chico, lays on the floor and then stumbles to the sofa for a nap. Immediately following the nap, he returns to the kitchen sink and there is now a dishrag across the faucet that wasn't there in the previous shot.

MovieFan612

Continuity mistake: Amy arrives at the cabin and sets down her shoulder bag in the doorway as she searches for Mort. When she realises that Mort has become a homicidal maniac, she runs for her life, but she pauses long enough to retrieve her shoulder bag at the doorway as she flees the cabin. The camera immediately cuts to an exterior shot as Amy exits the cabin and runs for her car, but her shoulder bag has suddenly vanished and is never seen again.

Charles Austin Miller
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Suggested correction: The bag falls off her right shoulder as she runs down the cabin steps.

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene, Mort closes the door of his jeep before he goes into the hotel room. You can hear the sound of the door closing and it's visible in the rearview-mirror. As the camera moves out of the room, the jeep door is completely open. (00:02:05)

Nelleke Rietvink
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Mort: I'm a dairy farmer from Mississippi.

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Trivia: One should really stay to the very end of the credits, as Johnny Depp (Mort) sings an amusing little tune.

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