Jumanji (1995)

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Corrected entry: At the end of the film Alan wins the game and all is reversed, Alan returns to the moment he first played the game with Sarah and he's a little boy again. So if all was reversed as if it never happened why does his shack still exist years later in the 2017 film?


Correction: 1. This is a question, not a plot hole. 2. You can't have a plot hole in a film based on what happens in another film made two decades later.

But to answer the question, while all was undone in the real world, that doesn't mean all was undone in the game world. Those are two different things.


Corrected entry: Not everything in Jumanji goes back into the game at the end. We see the vines don't get sucked in, and neither do the spiders, bats, mosquitoes, alligator, or lion.

Correction: They do go back into the game, even though it's not shown. Because Alan and Sarah are back in 1969 at the end of the movie and Alan's house is normal, so the spiders, lion, etc. did go back.

Correction: There's also a closeup of Alan and Sarah holding each other as well as the black marble pulling everything into the game the entire time so even if we don't see it, it's still happening.

Corrected entry: When Allan meets Carl for the first time after coming out of the game, he asks what year it is, and Judy reminds him it is 1995. The badge on Carl's uniform states he has been serving in the police since 1974. The same day Allan gets sucked into the game, Carl is working at Parrish Shoes, not for the police. If this had been twenty six years prior to the events of the film, Carl would have been serving since 1969, not 1974.

Correction: 1974 to 1995 is 21 years. Alan disappeared in 1969 and Carl started working for the police 5 years after Alan disappeared.

Just because Carl was fired in 1969 doesn't mean he immediately went into law enforcement. Plus, he likely would have had to join a police academy first to get training before joining the local police department.

Correction: When Allen hears it's 1995, he says to himself "26 years"? He meant since he got sucked up in the board game until today. I don't think 1974 or Carl's badge had anything to do with Allen's comment here.

Corrected entry: Alan manages to escape the cop by handcuffing his hand to the car door. To ensure that the cop can't drive after him, he throws the keys into the brush. But when he gets back in the car to go to Sir Sav-A-Lot, the keys are back in the ignition.

Correction: He doesn't throw the car keys, he threw the handcuff keys.

Corrected entry: Watch Judy's face after she walks off crying after she tells the woman about her parents' death. She is very nearly laughing.

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Correction: Of course she's laughing she just told a silly lie about how uncaring and unloving her parents were and then how they died, all of which were untrue. Their parents loved them and took care of them and died in a skiing accident not a sinking yacht.


Corrected entry: Sarah rings her therapist as soon as she recovers from her faint in Alan Parish's living room, and she leaves a long involved message on his answering machine, asking him to ring her back. She doesn't leave a number! Was her shrink supposed to assume she's at the Parish's old house?

Correction: Character mistake: She's very upset and forgot to leave the number. This would only be a plot hole if the doctor actually did call her back at the Parish house, which he doesn't.

Corrected entry: In 1969 when Alan and Sarah play Jumanji, when Sarah says "Alan, look!", if you look on the board game there are only two tokens on there, but all four tokens should be there. Later on all when Alan gets sucked in all four of them are on.

Cloude2 Premium member

Correction: There are only 2 tokens on the board the whole time, the ones Alan and Sarah are playing with. The other 2 tokens only get on the board when Judy and Peter start playing in 1995.


Corrected entry: After the stampede, the house was left with many huge holes, then later after the rain stops the house doesn't empty until Carl kicks in the front door.


Correction: The things that come out of the game stay until the game is over. The plants that had come out had continued to grow and blocked the holes.


Corrected entry: In the stampede scene, the glass in the (computer generated) car window bends like rubber. They even used a picture of that one moment for worldwide publicity posters.

Correction: The car is not computer generated, they actually used cables inside the car to "crush" it. Car windows are tempered glass and can flex quite a bit more than regular glass can. In fact, if you scene-step through this sequence, after the zebra passes the car and just before the rhinoceros jumps on it, the rear door crushes inward for no reason and this finally shatters the flexing window.


Corrected entry: At one point water rushes through the house, ripping the entire front of the house off. A few minutes later, the aunt runs up to the front of the house and tries to open the front door.

Correction: After the monsoon starts, the ground floor fills with water. As they are fighting the crocodile, the kids aunt runs up to the door with Carl who then kicks the door. Only then does the water rip the front doors off the house.


Corrected entry: When Alan has a shave and says that he's never done it before, his face is covered in cuts. A few seconds later, his face is shown completely clear again.

Correction: Alan has four to five small nicks that he has put toilet paper on. As he leads Judy and Peter into the kitchen you see him pulling the toilet paper off his face. Tiny shaving cuts are barely visible after they stop bleeding; Alan was in the bathroom long enough for the cuts to dry.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: When the hunter traps the young girl and Sarah at the store and holds them at gun point, the young girl cracks a smile. Would you be smiling?

Correction: Character decision, not a movie mistake. She knows that Alan is Van Pelt's target; in fact, Van Pelt completely ignored Judy, Peter and Sarah when he first emerged at the house. Perhaps she's smiling because she knows she's not going to get shot.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: During the flood, the cop and the woman go up to the door. The cop draws his gun; just then the water rushes out at them. This much water would have probably caused him to lose his grip on the gun, and the last thing he'd be thinking about is putting it back, yet as he's floating down the street, his gun is back in the holster.


Correction: We don't see Carl drop the gun; we'll have to assume he held on to it and replaced it in the holster. With everything happening around him, holding onto the gun was probably one of his primary concerns.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: When Aunt Nora calls the house and Judy picks up the phone, the phone is very sitting neatly for something that would have been knocked askew since a great herd of elephants, rhinos and zebras just came running through the house.

Correction: We don't see it fall or get hit, so we'll have to assume it survived the stampede intact. If we saw it fall and then re-appear on the table without intervention it would be a movie mistake.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: When Alan arrives home with the Jumanji game, he starts to examine it in his lounge, then his Mother enters, and he slides the board game under the sofa. Then after he talks to his Mum, the camera cuts back to the game sitting under the sofa, yet now it is facing the other way, i.e has rotated 180°. You can clearly see this, because the board game has "JUMANJI" written on it, and the writing faces different directions in these two different shots. (00:08:50)

Hamster Premium member

Correction: The game is in the same position under the sofa until Alan goes to get it after he decides to run away.

Corrected entry: During the scene when Alan is confronting the lion, there's a shot showing him throwing his knife into the floor, with the camera tracking the path of the knife. If you step-frame through this shot, you'll notice that the knife isn't really thrown. There are a couple frames where you can see both the blade of the knife that the actor is holding and the handle of a duplicate knife that's already embedded into the floor. (00:29:35)

Correction: The requirement to use freeze frame invalidates this posting.

Corrected entry: In the third to last scene we watch young Alan and Sarah carrying a wooden box tied up by rope that contains the Jumanji game. They throw it off a bridge into a river in their hometown. But in the final scene we see that the board game alone is lying in the sand on a beach side in Spain. So the board game managed to break out of the box it was in, and travel all the way to spain. Highly improbable.

Correction: The entire movie is pretty much improbable. The rope could have rotted away. Fishes or wave action could have opened the box. People still throw bottle with messages inside into the oceans to see where they end up. Improbable doesn't always equal impossible.


Corrected entry: In the scene where the mosquitoes are seen for the first time, and Kirsten Dunst hits one throught the attic window with a tennis raquet, you can see the shards of glass that the (computer-generated) mosquito knocked out of the window falling down the inside of the wall, which doesn't make sense - if the mosquito was going outwards, surely the glass would too? (00:25:00)

Correction: Only the glass that the mosquito actually touched would go out; the rest of the glass that splintered and broke would simply fall down.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: When Judy and Peter are waiting for the bus before school, they are standing next to the staircase. Peter has a piece of toast with jelly in his hand, when they hear the drums they run up the stairs, Peter still has the toast. After they reach the top the toast has disappeared. And there is no jelly on his fingers when he checks out the game, as there would be when a child runs upstairs with toast and jelly.

Correction: First, it is not impossible that he could have quickly snarfed down the piece of toast as they were going up the stairs. Second, it's not a mistake that he has no jelly on his fingers. He isn't that young and doesn't have to be a messy eater.

Corrected entry: This was the first time CGI was used to create animals. The CGI artists said the most difficult part was making the lion's mane look realistic.

Correction: Jurassic Park, which came out two years before Jumanji, and started filming some five years before it, used CGI to create many of the dinosaurs. Though they are extinct, they are still considered animals.

Factual error: When it's 1969 we see a boy (I'm not sure which one so you'll have to look) riding a Shwinn Sting-Ray Krate Grey. That bike didn't come out until 1971 and they only made them that one year. (00:02:45)

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[Alan is explaining to Sarah why Van Pelt is chasing him.]
Sarah: Well, have you ever thought about sitting down and talking about your differences?
Alan: What are you, crazy? The man has a gun.
Sarah: Don't ever call me crazy, Alan. Ever. Because everyone in this town has been calling me crazy ever since I told the cops you were sucked into a board game.

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Trivia: In one of the towns this movie was filmed in (Keene, NH), a Parrish Shoe sign was painted on the side of one of the buildings. It is still there.


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Question: When Alan has reached Jumanji, why were the bullet and rifle pulled into the game? They weren't from the game, but purchased by Van Pelt from a gun store.

Answer: The game is essentially "resetting reality" back to the point Alan was first sucked into the game. So it is undoing everything that has been done - including taking away the gun and bullets Van Pelt had purchased.

Answer: The gun and bullets may have been from the real world but they were Van Pelt's property. He purchased them at the gun store. Apparently the game pulls in Van Pelt and anything of his he was using to hunt Alan. It makes sense that the game would do this because Alan defeats Van Pelt by following the rules of the game. Having Van Pelt be able to simply purchase a gun in the real world and kill a player with it even after they've completed the game would be a huge cheat.


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