Hitch (2005)

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Corrected entry: "Allegra Cole"'s name was likely chosen as a homage to Allegra Coleman, a fictional celebrity supermodel (much like Allegra Cole) invented by writer Martha Sherrill for the purposes of a hoax magazine article. Model Ali Larter portrayed the imaginary model in Sherrill's feature which appeared in Esquire (November 1996).

Jedd Jong

Correction: The fact that you said "was likely chosen" makes this an opinion of yours and not actual movie trivia.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Allegra walks along the pier to her sailboat, the boat is moored on its right side. Later, when Hitch leaves the boat, its moored on the left side.

Correction: The boat is always moored on the same side, it's only the direction of the shot that changes. In the beginning we see the boat from the front, so the boat is on the right side of the quay, but when Smith is leaving the boat, the shot is from the back of the boat, so now it is on the left side of the quay. But physically it never changes places.

Ronnie Bischof

Corrected entry: During the speed dating scene, Hitch jumps in to talk to Sara. Since Hitch has taken a seat, there is one less seat for the speed dating participants. While Hitch talks to Sara, a blonde guy is talking to Sara's friend. After Hitch moves on to talk to Sara's friend, the blond guy is left standing without a seat. Since the men are moving through the speed dating line to their left, it should actually be the next guy in line to talk to Sara that doesn't have a seat, not the blond guy, because has has already sat and talked with Sara.

Allyson Premium member

Correction: During the speed dating they change seats at the 2 minute mark, the bell goes off at the 1 minute mark to indicate that they should switch who was doing the talking (one minute each). Hitch sits in front of Sara and the guy who should have been there stands behind and interrupts-often. When the one minute ding goes off, Hitch moves over infront of Sara's friend, the guy sits with Sara and the guy infront of her friend now stands and has no seat. Hitch actually moves him out of his seat. No other man moves at the sound of the bell.


Corrected entry: Near the end of the movie, Hitch gets hit by the Mini and is talking to Sara. For about two seconds in the background, you can see one of those double-decker tour buses coming across the background. A man on the top of the bus is obviously waving and pointing his hands, alerting people to the filming going on.

Correction: He could be drawing their attention to anything. Yes, it probably is to the filming, but since there is no actual evidence of that within the film this can't be considered a mistake.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: When Sara drives away in the Mini, she doesn't have the clutch pressed down when she stamps on the gas. This isn't possible as it is a manual gear car. (01:34:35)

Ronnie Bischof

Correction: It is possible to physically slam a car into gear without pushing in on the clutch. It isn't recommended because it grinds the gears, which is what is happening in the scene as evidenced by the grinding sounds.

Corrected entry: After Kevin and Amber have their first date, they pull up to Amber's house, Kevin is driving. They both walk up to Amber's front steps and Kevin fails to kiss her, when he walks back down the steps the car is no longer there. Kevin then proceeds to kiss Amber and walk home.

Correction: The character's name is Albert first off, don't combine the real actor and another character, it gets confusing. Now, on to the correction, Albert wasn't driving. He was a passenger in her private car, and exited on the driver's side. In fact, he never drove a car throughout the film.


Corrected entry: At the end of the movie, when Hitch jumps on Sarah's car, she brakes and he falls off the roof. Sarah claps her hands in front of her face and gets out of the car. There is no time for her to have switched the engine off or put the car in neutral. As she gets out of the car, either the engine should still be running or the car should make a jump forward because it has a manual transmission. (01:52:15)

Ronnie Bischof

Correction: Not neccessarily. I have a manual car and everytime I brake, I automatically shift into neutral out of habit. I have found that I do this even when I am slamming on my brakes to avoid hitting something.

shortdanzr Premium member

Corrected entry: Near the end, when Hitch is packing away various papers from a noticeboard in his flat, he only clears a few bits. In the next shot after Albert has entered and they both walk into the kitchen, the notice board behind them is totally blank.

Correction: There are 3 cards remaining on the board, one of them can you see in 1 shot, and the other two are covered by Smith's body.

Ronnie Bischof

Corrected entry: When Hitch and Sara go on their first date, at the pier Hitch is wearing a black T-shirt. At the end of the date (when his shirt gets stuck between the taxi door) he is wearing a blue t-shirt.

Correction: He could of changed his t-shirt because it was wet from the jet ski scene.

Corrected entry: When Albert comes to Hitch's flat after the breakup with Allegra, he's carrying a big white box of donuts under his arm. When he walks into the living room, they've disappeared.


Correction: He could have easily sat the box down before he walked into the other room.

Corrected entry: In the cooking class and at the drugstore, Hitch's face is swollen on one side, but when he and Sara are walking in the park later that evening, Hitch's face is swollen on the other side.

Correction: Hitch's face is gradually getting worse, starting with his right side. After he has had the medicine and he's walking in the park, his face is going down. Presumably, his whole face swelled, starting with his right, then his left. When it went down, the left went down first. We just didn't see it on screen.

Corrected entry: Taxis in New York City must be free, because there are several scenes (such as the scene with Kevin James running back and forth between the taxi and Allegra's car) where the characters get out of their taxi's without enough time to pay the fare.

Peter Vanicelli

Correction: Most cab drivers in NYC know the apporx amount of a fare. If you ask they will tell you and you can pay them almost immediately after getting in. When you factor in tip its a matter of handing them a bill (or two). It is possible to pay them before getting out of the cab, this is great if you are in a hurry. You can see the meter the whole time anyway, so if the meter's on $7 30 seconds before you arrive, it's easy to take out $10, hand it to the driver and get out.


Corrected entry: During the scene in Albert's office, Hitch and Albert get in an altercation. The screensaver on Albert's computer is up and never changes even though Hitch and Albert hit the desk with enough force to make the desk move. Any movement of the mouse should cause the screensaver to disappear and the last page Albert was working on to come back up.

Allyson Premium member

Correction: There are screensavers that don't stop when the mouse is moved, but only react to a keyboard-entry.

Nelleke Rietvink

Corrected entry: If you pay close attention to the kind of knot Max uses to tie his tie, you'll notice that it is a four-in-hand knot, which is the most common (and most informal) kind of knot for a tie. As a business man, and especially an editor, why would he choose such an informal knot?

Peter Vanicelli

Correction: This is not a movie-making mistake. It's a character preference. Who says he doesn't just prefer that kind of knot?


Corrected entry: When Hitch closes the taxi door after Sara gets in following their first date, his shirt gets stuck in the door and tears as he tries to free himself. Later on in the film, Sara calls him and tells him she has his shirt. When we see the shirt, it's all in one piece with no evidence of being torn.

Peter Vanicelli

Correction: In the scene where she gives him the shirt back, it never specifies whether or not the shirt was in one piece or not. It's tough to tell considering the shirt was in a plastic bag.

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Hitch: Never lie, steal, cheat or drink. But if you must lie, lie in the arms of the one you love. If you must steal, steal away from bad company. If you must cheat, cheat death. And if you must drink, drink in the moments that take your breath away.

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Trivia: Robinne Lee plays a past lover of Hitch, who we only see in flashbacks. The same actress is also in the movie Seven Pounds, and again plays a past lover of a Will Smith character, and again is only seen in flashbacks.


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Answer: Sleazy Vance seduced Sara's friend Casey and claimed he used Hitch's services to meet her, even though Hitch had refused to work with him. Sara thought Hitch was a predator who helped men prey on vulnerable woman and dumped him.

Brian Katcher

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