Gremlins

Gremlins (1984)

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Revealing mistake: As the second Gremlin in the kitchen is flinging dishes, the control rods attached to the puppet's left arm is visible.

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Other mistake: Rand demonstrates the supposedly new razor attachment on the Bathroom Buddy. However, it was already on the device in the beginning.

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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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Revealing mistake: When Stripe is dying from the sunlight exposure, in some of the shots you can see his puppet strings (especially visible on Blu-Ray). (01:36:35 - 01:37:20)

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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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Deliberate mistake: When in the bar, or playing with the chainsaw, all objects swap from their real size to really tiny and perfect for Gremlins to grab.

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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. (00:46:05)

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Continuity mistake: Before the old lady is attacked a portrait appears on her table between shots. (01:08:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Billy's mom grinds the Gremlin, the fridge to the left swaps from dirty to clean. (00:54:35)

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Continuity mistake: In the kitchen, Billy's mom shields her face with a table. A frame later it's at waist level. (00:54:50)

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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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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. (00:08:30)

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