Visible crew/equipment: When Billy's mom takes the picture of Gizmo at the beginning, Gizmo becomes frightened and runs over to Mr. Peltzer. When the scene is slowed, you can see the puppeteer's hand underneath while operating the Gizmo doll. (According to MM's rules, the use of slow motion is permitted when the mistake is something significant.) (00:19:10)
Continuity mistake: Right after the mom sprays the Gremlin in the face with the flea and tick spray, forcing him into the microwave, we see the Gremlin cooking away in the microwave with the spray can in the foreground, its label facing the camera. In the shot where the Gremlin blows up, the can's label is no longer facing the camera, plus immediately after the Gremlin goes ka-blooie, something cracks in front of the spray can, distorting our view of it. (00:55:30)
Continuity mistake: Watch Billy after he has been first attacked by Stripe by a clawing to Billy's chest. He is wearing a sweater with a white t-shirt underneath. From that moment on the torn area of his sweater and the blood marking on the white t-shirt continuely change shape and size. And if Stripes claws were sharp enough to cut him that bad then how come it didn't cut through his white t-shirt under his sweater. Because Billy showed alot of pain when he was clawed. (01:01:55)
Revealing mistake: When the elderly lady with all of the cats is visited by Christmas caroling gremlins and one hot wires her chair, as she shoots up the chair, she passes the same pictures on the wall at least four times. (01:09:30)
Randall Peltzer: Well, that's the story. So if your air conditioner goes on the fritz. Or your washing machine blows up. Or your video recorder conks out; before you call the repairman, turn on all the lights, check all the closets and cupboards, look under all the beds. Cause you never can tell. There just might be a gremlin in your house.
Trivia: At the beginning of the film, when Billy is late for work, you see two films playing at the movie theater: "A Boy's Life" and "Watch the Skies." The former was the original title for "E.T." and the latter was the original title for a proposed sequel to "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." Two films directed by executive producer Steven Spielberg. (00:08:30)
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