Gremlins

Gremlins (1984)

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Visible crew/equipment: When a gremlin attacks the Mum from a Christmas tree, and the tree falls on top of her, you can clearly see a member of the crew with eyeglasses, wearing a red shirt, standing behind the tree pushing it forward on top of her.

00:54:30

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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

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where the cop car flips over, if you pay attention, you can see the metal plate that's welded under the car that helps it flip over.

01:08:25

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Continuity mistake: When Rand is showing the old man his invention, he pulls the toothbrush up, and it is facing away from him. When the shot changes the toothbrush is now facing him.

00:02:30

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Revealing mistake: When the professor is trying to find the gremlin, he is in the room with the movie playing. The projector that is playing the movie is actually moving backwards.

00:44:35 - 00:47:35

Visible crew/equipment: In the classroom a Gremlin takes an apple, then eats it behind a desk. The Gremlin then throws it from behind the desk. Look closely and you will see the apple is actually thrown by a human hand, not a Gremlin hand.

00:48:00

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Visible crew/equipment: As Mrs. Deagle is walking along the street, carrying the broken snowman head, as she passes one store, clearly reflected, a little ahead of her, is a man carrying the boom mike.

00:10:00

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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: Kate has a bruise on her right cheek near the end. When Billy tells her all the Gremlins are in the theatre and she says "All of them," her bruise is on her left cheek for the one shot.

01:19:25

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Revealing mistake: Billy is on the floor about to get attacked by Stripe. You can see the rip in Billy's jumper before Stripe has scratched him.

01:00:30

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

Visible crew/equipment: In the bar, as one Gremlin bangs his beer glass on the table, you can see a wire attached to his arm, leading under the bar.

01:10:40

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Continuity mistake: When Pete is laying on Billy's bed talking to Gizmo, in one shot he's laying on his stomach, then in the next shot he's laying on his side.

00:23:55

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Continuity mistake: When Billy accidently squirts shaving foam onto his father, by use of the bathroom buddy, the foam around Rand's mouth disappears between shots. Foam also appears on his glasses between shots then disappears too.

00:27:15

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Visible crew/equipment: When Stripe is attacking Billy with the chainsaw, when the camera pans to the side right before Stripe attacks you can see a crew member's hand place Stripe over Billy. Also you will notice that there is a piece of plywood attached to Stripe's feet.

01:29:10 - 01:32:55

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

Continuity mistake: When the gremlins are attacking Billy's mom in the kitchen, the kitchen is well lit with a window that allows sunlight into the room, but when Billy arrives at the house it's suddenly night time.

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Continuity mistake: The first night in Billy's room, Gizmo is half a meter away from the Santa Claus hat, but when the angle changes he is just a couple centimeters away.

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Continuity mistake: After Rand squirts the toothpaste all over his jacket, it all completely disappears after he gives the shop owner his card.

00:02:45

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Continuity mistake: Soon after the Gremlins hatch from their cocoons, Billy goes to the school to check on the professor. When he walks into the classroom, he leaves the door open. Later, when he leaves the classroom, he has to open the door again.

00:49:20 - 00:50:30

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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.

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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.

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