Fatal Attraction

Revealing mistake: As Glenn Close is being choked, Michael Douglas is holding her throat very loosely. (01:42:20)

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Revealing mistake: Near the end of the film when the wife is running a bath, Michael Douglas is down stairs making tea. As he walks in and out of the living room, in the background there is a curtain that is drawn open but there is no window.

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Suggested correction: There is no window with the curtains drawn that is not there. In one scene you can see the light of another window and curtain reflecting on the wall, but that is only a reflection, not a real window.

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Revealing mistake: In the final confrontation scene Glenn Close comes out of the bath tub and raises her arm, the scene cuts to the gun and when it returns to Glenn Close you can see the fabric of her dress has changed to a thicker one to accommodate and cover the squib needed for her gunshot wound. (01:54:05)

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Revealing mistake: When Michael Douglas is listening to the "deposition" in his study, look closely at the background window. You can see Anne Archer's reflection in the glass, together with someone else (probably crew), just waiting for her cue to come in and surprise her husband.

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Revealing mistake: Inside Alex's apartment when the stunt double breaks the glass, you see by the way it breaks that it is untempered glass. This first mess is cleaned up and then they put down other stuff that looks tempered but isn't real glass at all. (01:42:00)

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Revealing mistake: In the first scene where we are introduced to Alex Forrest at the bar during the cocktail party, she is almost always smoking cigarettes that are not lit. She continually dashes out ashes that aren't there and there is never any smoke coming from the cigarettes.

Jeanne Perrotta

Other mistake: After Dan visits his wife in the hospital, he goes to Alex's apartment. In the scene where he's chasing Alex and crashes into the glass door, shattering it, look closely at his face and you'll see it's not Michael Douglas but a stunt double. A few seconds later when they are struggling in the kitchen, look again and you'll see the same stunt double.

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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?

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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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