Great Expectations

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the film when Finn meets Lustig again at night he gives him a bottle of whiskey. Lustig takes long gulps and pours loads of whiskey over his injured ankle, but the bottle stays full throughout the scene. (00:09:20)


Continuity mistake: In the scene in Mrs. Dinsmoor's bedroom the background changes: A green dress disappears from the wardrobe, and a huge mirror appears where you can see Finn's reflection. (00:43:20)


Continuity mistake: When Lustig comes to Finn's appartment he reveals his identity by replaying the scene in the water, when they first met. Right next to Finn's head you see a decorative mobile with vigorously swinging birds. In all other shots the mobile is completely motionless and in quite a distance from the spot where this conversation takes place. (01:25:00)


Continuity mistake: The piece of wallpaper Mrs. Dinsmoor pulls off the wall for Finn to draw on is perfectly rectangular, in contrast to the oddly shaped one Finn actually uses. (00:23:05)


Factual error: Hawke rides the subway twice during the film. Both times Hawke takes the "G" train. Unfortunately the G doesn't go through Manhattan where he is, it only goes through Brooklyn and Queens.

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Prisoner: You bite your nails? It's a bad habit. People always tell you that the eyes are the windows to the soul. Bullshit. It's your hands, that's the sign of a gentleman.

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Trivia: Of all the characters, only Estella's name appeared in both the film and the original novel. All other characters had different names in the loosely-adapted film version.


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