Gremlins

Gremlins (1984)

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Revealing mistake: In the scene with the malfunctioning juicer, you can see the actor who plays Billy is about to laugh right before all the juice explodes out of the machine. As that is happening, you can see he has broken out into a full laugh. True, he might be showing some mirth over another one of his father's malfunctioning inventions, but he was about to break out into laughter before anything happens, and his laughter is inconsistent with his frustrated demeanor when Pete walks into the kitchen. (00:22:40)

Revealing mistake: Gizmo flies off a snow shovel on his car and it blows up. There is a noticeable edit here where the effect happens. It's likely the car didn't blow on the first take so they spliced two scenes together.

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Other mistake: One of the evil Gremlins is messing with a stoplight by shorting out wires. The result is a very bright spark. Bright light is supposed to have a negative effect on the Gremlins - when we see them hit by the headlight beams in the bar they scream.

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Revealing mistake: Just after the mum liquidises a Gremlin, she then has to deal with one throwing plates. If you look carefully, whenever the plates are thrown from the Gremlins perspective, whenever its left arm comes into shot, you can see the puppeteer's rod used to move it.

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Revealing mistake: When a Gremlin shoots Kate, the glass is already shattered before the bullet hits it. (01:17:15)

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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. (01:38:35)

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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. (01:27:50)

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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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