Halloween II

Revealing mistake: When Loomis shoots the marshal's window out, when he makes a u-turn you can see the tire marks on the road and dirt from previous takes.

Revealing mistake: In the beginning of Halloween 2, the scene where Dr. Loomis shoots Michael Myers repeatedly until he falls off the balcony is reenacted to reflect the events of the original Halloween. If you look carefully, you can see that the stuntman portraying Michael is actually walking backwards on a table until he haplessly falls off the balcony.

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Marion is calling for help on the police car's 2-way radio, she speaks, "Marion Chambers with Doctor Loomis at the clinic; He's here." Right after that, the policeman on the other end of the radio starts to talk. However, Marion never lets go of the "talk" button on the radio's microphone, until the middle of the policeman's response to her request. You can't listen and receive anything on the radio while the button on the mic is pressed.

Revealing mistake: When Annie's body gets wheeled out of the house and her father closes her eyes, her lids blink even though she should be dead.

Revealing mistake: When Janet spins the dead Dr. Mixter's chair around, you can see his right hand flinch.

Revealing mistake: When Doctor Loomis touches the blood in the beginning, you can see a bit of material (it appears to be plastic) sticking to his fingers as he pulls them up from the grass. It appears as though it was somehow involved in the effect of him touching the blood. (Perhaps to keep it from soaking into the ground?).

Revealing mistake: At the end of the film, when Michael Myers is on fire walking out of the room in the hospital towards Laurie one can see that he is wearing gloves (probably so the actor will not be burned), but during the course of the entire movie, Michael Myers' hands are always visible.

Revealing mistake: In the storyline, Michael Myers is supposed to only be 21 years old. Towards the end of the movie, right before Michael kills Karen in the hot tub, he puts his hand on Karen's shoulder. It is easy to tell just by looking at his hand that he would be much older than 21. (The actor who played Michael was Dick Warlock, who at that time was in his early 40's).

Revealing mistake: When Myers hits the hospital guard on his head with the hammer from behind we can see the head of the mannequin they used in place of the guard.

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Continuity mistake: When Michael enters the Elrods' home and steals the knife, as he picks up the knife from where Mrs. Elrod had left it, there are several drops of blood that fall onto the lunchmeat, presumably from Michael's injuries from having been shot. A few seconds later when Mrs. Elrod walks back over to the lunchmeat and reaches for the knife and sees the blood, the droplet patterns are different.

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Sam Loomis: I ought to handcuff you to the wheel, but I have a feeling I'm gonna need you in there. Can I trust you?
Marshal: What have I got to lose, except my job?

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Trivia: Director Rick Rosenthal wanted to maintain the tactful and tasteful, slow-burn nature of the original film, and his original director's cut lacked blatant gore and nudity. However, writer/producer John Carpenter felt horror fans would not accept a film without extreme content due to the rise of various extremely graphic slasher-films in the wake of the original film. Thus, Carpenter went back and ghost-directed several new scenes to add in extra nudity and violence into the movie. (And if you watch the movie very closely, these reshoots can be pretty obvious, as they don't quite fit in with the rest of the film).

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Question: How can Michael recognize Laurie as his younger sister since he wouldn't have seen her since she was only two years old?

Answer: There is a scene where Laurie dreams about meeting Michael as a young teen. It's unknown whether this is an actual memory of real events, but since nothing indicates otherwise, we could assume the he saw her at an older age when she looked closer to her 17-year-old self.

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