Fatal Attraction

Fatal Attraction (1987)

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Corrected entry: During the scene where Ann Archer is driving around looking for her daughter she passes a house with a Santa and reindeer in it's yard. This seems out of place as it does not appear to be Christmas time, unless it is someone who leaves their decorations up all year. (01:36:00)

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Correction: Exactly. Sometimes people do that, or they may have put up their decorations early. Not a movie mistake.

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Corrected entry: At the beginning of the ridiculously scripted final climactic scene, Dan is downstairs in view of the front door, which is closed, while his wife is upstairs in the bathroom. As the wife is looking in the bathroom mirror, we see Alex suddenly come into view and begin to slowly approach her from behind. Assuming she entered the house the regular way, how did Alex get into the house and up the stairs without being noticed by Dan? The only other way would have been to somehow climb up the back of the house and break a second-floor bedroom window in order to enter; however, the wife would have heard this from the upstairs bathroom. Either way, Alex could never have made it to the upstairs bathroom undetected.

Correction: Alex could have been hiding in the house prior to Dan locking the door, his wife going upstairs or them even coming home. In fact, during the conversation with the police detective, he says that Alex is missing. Which suggest she could have been missing up to 24 hours, plenty time to break into their house and wait.

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Corrected entry: Glenn Close's character is called Alex Forrest in the credits but when Douglas is looking through the newspaper and sees her father's obituary, his name is spelled Forest.

Correction: Newspapers misprint people's names all the time.

William Bergquist
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Corrected entry: As Ann Archer is walking in the kitchen before the famous revealing of the bunny in the pot, look closely behind her and in the window you can see something moving slowly outside that looks like a crane.

Erika Medina

Correction: It is a garbage truck.

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Corrected entry: When Glenn Close calls Dan in the middle of the night he even says.."it's 2:00 in the morning", when it pans to Glenn Close talking to him, her apartment is lit up with sunlight and you can see the sun rays through the window.

Correction: Her apartment is lit up because she has her lights on. What's coming in through the window could be from a street lamp.

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Corrected entry: The shots of the exterior of Michael Douglas's Long Island home and the shots of the interior are from two different houses. This is most obvious because the front door has two windows on the top of it in the exterior shots and the interior shots show a door with one window. Also, when moving a couch into the house, the workers are shown coming into the house from left side of the porch, which is impossible because the exterior shots reveal a wall on the left side.

Correction: The exterior door with two windows is a side door. The interior door with the stained glass and off the open porch, is the front door, which they seem to use throughout the movie.

ChiChi
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Corrected entry: Alex calls Dan at 2am. But when we see Alex on the phone, it's daylight outside.

amycamille1975

Correction: It's not daylight. That's the bright lights from the meat packing warehouse she lives near.

Continuity mistake: In the beginning, Michael Douglas tells Glenn Close that he has a 6 year old daughter. Later in the movie when Douglas is talking to his wife on the phone about the daughter missing school, she says "She's 5 years old, what is she gonna miss, Trigonometry?"

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Alex Forrest: You're here with a strange girl being a naughty boy.
Dan Gallagher: I don't think having dinner with anybody's a crime.

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Trivia: The original ending had Alex Forrest committing suicide with Dan Gallagher arrested for her death.

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Question: Why does Alex abduct Ellen and take her to a carnival?

Talespin798

Answer: So her parents (especially her father) would go through hell, not knowing where she was or if she was safe.

Brian Katcher

Answer: Because she's unhinged! And she wants Dan to know that she can get to him, or in this case his daughter, anytime she wants. And she's angry that Dan had an affair with her then went back to his wife.

Alan Keddie
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