Great Expectations

Continuity mistake: When Finn rides the subway from the airport to the hotel he his playing with a airplane model. In close-up it lands on the NY subway map, which hangs behind Finn on the wall, way beyond reach while he is sitting there. (00:44:30)

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning Joe mentions that Mrs. Dinsmoor was left by her groom at her wedding 30 years ago. In the scene on the terrace, about 8 years later, she says that this happened to her 26 years ago. (00:36:45)

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the movie, before Finn leaves the boat, he picks a pen from a box. In the next shot he is holding his scrapbook in the same way he was holding the pen box before. (00:02:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Finn runs to Ping's restaurant to meet Estella he is almost hit by a car. You can see that all other cars, which are scattered along the road, aren't moving. (01:08:20)

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Plot hole: When Estella comes into Finn's hotel room while he is sleeping she uses a hotel key. This key should have been with Finn as he was in his room, and his explanation for her her being allowed in - lax security - doesn't close this plot hole. (00:51:40)

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Continuity mistake: Lustig's murderer enters the subway car through the connecting door. After the stabbing he runs back and tries to leave through an exit next to this door. However, in the previous shots Lustig and Finn were standing right at that exit, which means that the stabbing shot was taken at a different spot than where the two protagonists were shown before, i.e. it was taken farther away from the connecting door. (01:33:30)

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Continuity mistake: After drinking from the fountain together with Finn, Estella goes up the stairs. In the next shot Finn is shown looking after her, camera pointing from the top of the stairs. These stairs have a straight landing, in contrast to the ones Estella went up. (00:27:00)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Finn paints Estella's portrait Mrs. Dinsmoor puts down the same empty glass twice. (00:24:45)

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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)

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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)

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Continuity mistake: Mrs. Dinsmoor doesn't visibly age over a time span of about 15 years.

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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)

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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)

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Audio problem: When Finn meets Estella at the club you hear her boyfriend telling a story about Michelangelo. Most of it must have been dubbed, only at the very end he is actually mouthing his words. (00:49:10)

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Revealing mistake: When Mrs. Thrall appears for the first time on the phone with a customer a few German words suggest that she is of German origin. Her accent reveals that she is not. (00:45:30)

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Finn: If this isn't love, I don't think I can handle the real thing.

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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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