Gremlins

Gremlins (1984)

41 continuity mistakes

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hamster

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.

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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.

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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.

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Hamster

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.

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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.

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Continuity mistake: When the old man is leaving the family's home, in the indoors shot as he turns to walk out the front door, he is holding Gizmo's box under his right arm, and has the "smokeless ashtray" in his left hand. Cut to the outside shot of him walking through the door, and he is suddenly holding the Mogwai box by it's handle, and has nothing in his left hand.

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Continuity mistake: When Billy puts the santa hat on Gizmo, in the first shot the hat is folded backwards so that the bobbled end is hanging behind the hat. In the next shot it hangs over the front of the hat.

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Hamster

Continuity mistake: A pair of baseballs and several cans appear behind Billy when Stripe attacks him with a chainsaw.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: This is in the scene near the beginning of the movie at the bar where Billy's girlfriend works. Billy is sitting at a table drawing. He is joined by the Vice President of the bank he works at. He sits down and starts talking to Billy. Billy looks up at him while he's talking. Then in the next shot, which shows them both, Billy is looking down at his drawing as if he weren't even paying attention.

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Continuity mistake: In the dark classroom, Billy grabs for the phone, but the Gremlin grabs him. Billy then backs away. We then see the Gremlin reach for an apple which is sitting next to the phone. But the apple wasn't there in the previous shot.

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Hamster

Continuity mistake: When Billy turns to Kate, because she says "Now I have another reason to hate Christmas", he is holding a flashlight up by his chest, yet when the shot changes he is holding it down much lower.

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Hamster

Continuity mistake: When Billy is teaching music to Gizmo and the dog is laying on the bed, the wrinkle on the blanket next to the dog disappears between shots.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: One of the mutated Gremlins scratches Billy's hand and then grabs an apple. On the desk there is a fake brain. In between shots it goes from being on its side to sitting flat.

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Continuity mistake: The fan the Gremlin is swinging on changes direction between cuts.

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Continuity mistake: When the tractor drives into the house, first it's going slow, then travelling at nearly cruising speed.

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Continuity mistake: After Rand tries to wipe his face, there cream on his right cheek. A second later, it's totally clean.

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Continuity mistake: As Stripe bites at Pete, Pete jumps back. A second later, he jumps back again.

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Continuity mistake: When Gizmo goes to Rand for protection, he's upright as Rand's hand comes around to comfort him. A second later, he's in a reclined position, with Rand scratching his stomach.

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Continuity mistake: As Billy opens the box, Gizmo pops up and goes back down. When the angle changes, Gizmo is starting to go down again.

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Continuity mistake: Billy gets shot with a crossbow bolt by Stripe and you see it in his left arm. Next shot cuts to a silver stereo/boombox, and then the shot cuts back to Billy. The crossbow bolt in his arm is now missing, but returns in subsequent shots.

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Continuity mistake: Amount of snow on Katie's hair increases / decreases between shots after drunken Murray exits his car.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: When Dr. Hanson dismisses his students, a box falls, produces smoke, and he moves backwards. From a different angle the smoke is gone and he is repeating all the movements.

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Continuity mistake: Before the old lady is attacked a portrait appears on her table between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Billy's mom grinds the Gremlin, the fridge to the left swaps from dirty to clean.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: In the kitchen, Billy's mom shields her face with a table. A frame later it's at waist level.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: In Dr. Hanson's lab, the model brain on the table changes positions between shots.

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Continuity mistake: Billy opens the Gremlin's cage and leans forward to look at it. A frame later he is standing away from the box.

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Continuity mistake: After Pete meets Gizmo, Billy grabs Gizmo by his head. A frame later he grabs him by his tummy.

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Continuity mistake: Before the Gremlins attack the old lady, Gizmo is in the police office with a green string over his head. The string keeps changing positions between angles.

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Continuity mistake: While Mrs. Deagle complaints at Billy for the broken snowman, her head is first to the left of the snowman, then to the right, without her having moved.

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Continuity mistake: While Billy is trying to start his car, the wide shots show the door totally covered in snow, but in the close-ups there are uncovered parts.

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Continuity mistake: When the movie ends, the sling around Billy's neck is either over the collar or under, depending on the shot.

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Continuity mistake: When Bill is in the bar drawing a cartoon of Mrs Deagle, the amount of popcorn on the table increases between shots.

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Continuity mistake: After Gizmo poops, there's a close-up on Billy's stunned face, perfectly lit. A frame later, from a different angle, the face is in shadows.

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Continuity mistake: Both the scene of Billy, Pete, and the science teacher looking at the gremlin cocoon, and later when Pete is in class watching the science film, occur on the same day, yet Pete is wearing different clothes.

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Continuity mistake: When Billy smashes the Candy store window the amount of stuff behind the glass changes between shots.

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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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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.

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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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