Shaun of the Dead

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

31 corrected entries

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Corrected entry: In the scene with the main characters fighting John, the pub landlord, the jukebox comes on playing Don't Stop Me Now by Queen. Shaun shouts "Who turned that on?" and Ed replies "It's on random," which is a reference to earlier in the film. But there is no reason for the jukebox to switch on other than to provide music for the fight. If it was on random why didn't it switch on earlier?

Correction: The power to the pub has only just come on - the jukebox starts up automatically at that point. When they initially arrived there, the power was off.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: When Shaun comes back from the shop with the Cornetto, the red stain on his shirt has vanished.

Chris Blower

Correction: Actually, the stain is there. You can see it when he is just about to sit down (try watching in slow motion). However, when he is sitting his shirt simply creases up to hide the stain.

Corrected entry: In the scene where they finally decide to use the Winchester in the bar, they say it's not real but then it goes off. Then they load it and when Shaun goes to shoot, the safety is on.

Correction: The safety is not on after reloading, he has to cock it before he can fire it again. Ed tells him to and it works. The others tell him to check the safety but they don't really have a clue about guns (they admit it themselves).

Corrected entry: While heading out to the Jaguar, there are no zombies around. Yet the stepfather gets bitten by one that quickly appears close to the vehicle.

Correction: they stood talking for a while so one could have easily come round the corner.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Shaun and Ed are going over their plan in their home, a zombie can be seen lying on the floor. The only zombie killed in the house was wearing different clothes and was in a different room. (00:35:40)

Correction: They killed Armless Zombie in the living room. You might be confused by the jacket over the corpse.

Corrected entry: When Shaun comes in to see Ed playing the computer game, they engage in brief conversation before Shaun says 'Top Left', but Ed actually moves top right.

Correction: He moves top left - it's very quick, but it's possible to see.

Corrected entry: When Shaun finishes writing his "To Do" list on the white-board he makes a series of random swipes with the marker from left to right and vice versa, with some lines striking through the text. When he looks at the board in the morning, all the lines appear to be drawn from right to left and none strike through the text.

Correction: No, it shows EXACTLY how Shaun drew the lines.

Corrected entry: In the scene with the girl zombie in the garden, after she is impaled she stands up straight and we can see the actors through the hole in her stomach, however in the next shot she is only just getting up off her knees to stand.

Correction: I think it's to be assumed she falls over while the shot is on Shaun and Ed. If you look at her knees BEFORE she gets impaled, they aren't that muddy - and what mud is on there is dried mud. After she stands up, the mud is fresh as if she has just picked herself up.

Corrected entry: Just before Shaun and his gang meet a similar group of survivors in an alleyway on their way to the Winchester Arms, look at the background as they enter the alleyway. First a car goes past, then a person on a bike. This is a very risky method of transport in a supposedly zombie infested area.

Correction: Actually, it's an excellent form of transport. Assuming a reasonably fit rider, it provides for reasonable speed, much faster than the zombies themselves, and has a great deal of agility, much more so than a car. It would also allow the rider to move quickly through narrow alleyways, something that a car wouldn't allow. While a car is better as an offensive weapon against the zombies, and would be safer if the zombies got too close, if the aim is purely to escape, then a bike is a pretty good choice, probably bettered only by a motorcycle.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: When they enter the pub without Shaun, they smash a window first. When they are in the pub, they block up all the windows, but later on, when the zombies are breaking in, they smash the already smashed window. How's that possible?

Correction: The window they smash through is not the window they previously smashed. It is a lower/smaller pane of glass, (maybe a door). Presumably they have blocked up the window, and barricaded the door to keep the Zombies out.

Corrected entry: When Shaun and Liz are watching TV at the end of the film, they watch "T4", and Liz suggests "Reading the Sundays" and "going for a roast", which suggests it's Sunday; however, they also watch "Trisha", which is only ever screened on weekday mornings.

Chris Blower

Correction: Not necessarily. The digital channel ITV2 has been known to screen Trisha on a Sunday morning. It is possibly a repeat from earlier in that week. They're watching Sky News, so definitely have cable/digital TV.

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Visible crew/equipment: At Barbara and Phil's house, just as the hooded zombie bites a chunk out of Phil's neck (before Shaun leaps over the car hood) the black mat with two long white marks is visible on the pavement, behind the second zombie (beside the car). It's gone in following shots. (00:46:30)

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Pete: It's four in the fucking morning!
Shaun: It's Saturday!
Pete: No, it's not. It's fucking Sunday. And I've got to go to fucking work in four fucking hours 'cos every other fucker in my fucking department is fucking ill! Now can you see why I'm SO FUCKING ANGRY?!
Ed: Fuck, yeah!

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Trivia: When Shaun is on the phone to his mum, Ed shouts "We're coming to get you Barbra". This is a tribute to the famous "they're coming to get you Barbra" line from Night of the Living Dead (1968) .

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