Little Shop of Horrors

Corrected entry: When Audrey II calls Audrey, and throughout the remainder of the film, the wedding dress is completely white. However, when she drops the phone on the floor, the skirt is blue and a different style.

Correction: Audrey's white wedding dress never changes colour. The blue ‘skirt' you see is actually the bottom of the blue cloth that is over the table her phone is on.

Corrected entry: The movie was released in 1986 and is set in "an early year of a decade, not too long before our own." And yet, in the song "Mean Green Mother From Outer Space, " Audrey II sings "you can keep The Thing, keep the IT, keep The Creature, they don't mean shit!" Stephen King's book titled IT was released in 1986.

Correction: The book IT was released three months before this movie. Obviously, they were not referencing a book that didn't even exist when the movie was being shot. The fifties saw the release of It Came From Outer Space (1953), It Came From Beneath the Sea (1955), and It Conquered the World (1956). There was even a movie called It! from 1967. The song could be referencing any of these.

Corrected entry: As Seymour's worries about Audrey II start to get worse, Audrey II says "You think this is all a coincidence baby, your sudden success around here, the press coverage?" Listen carefully to "the press coverage". This is a dub over of the original line "Your adoption papers" (this line also fits better with the mouth movement). Since Seymour wasn't adopted by Mushnik in the movie this wouldn't make sense for Audrey II to say.

tavenger5

Correction: I just watched this scene several times in a row. I did not see or hear any time where there was a 'dub over' of the the words described in this post.

Corrected entry: How did the plant know Audrey's phone number?

Correction: This is a question, not a mistake. Audrey II (the plant) knows she may need Audrey's phone number; there was plenty of time that she is off camera during the movie to look it up (before the scene where Seymour has the argument with him).

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: When Orin (Steve Martin the Dentist) first enters the movie he tortures several patients. One child in particular he knees in the stomach as he takes a pair of pliers to his teeth. He pretends to grab onto a tooth and turn it several times. Unfortunately, the pliers look as though they are grabbing the child's tongue because it is neither angled up or down (where it would need to be to grab the teeth).

Correction: Steve Martin also appeared to do orthodontist work, so he may have been tightening the boy's braces. That would explain why the pliers were angled out, and not up or down. They also move as if they were attached to metal, not a tooth at the end of that scene.

If you listen to the chorus, they mention 'tightening braces', so it's likely that's what he was doing.

Brian Katcher

Corrected entry: Why isn't the death of Mr. Mushnik mentioned or noticed by anyone else? The police and people noticed when the dentist is suspiciously gone, but no one mentions Mr. Mushnik suddenly disappearing.

Correction: Mushnik is a lone shop owner. The only people that could've reported his disappearance, Seymour and Audrey, knew what happened to him. The movie makes no reference to family members or other customers knowing him personally. In addition, in the play, Mushnik adopts Seymour making them a 'family'. It's assumed Mushnik has no other family. On the other hand, the dentist owns a business in which he's the boss of several people, who probably reported him missing. He probably also had some missed appointments.

tavenger5

Corrected entry: Audrey is the fastest healer on the face of this Earth. She gets a black eye and the next day it is completely gone. She then has her arm in a sling, the next day gone. I was just waiting for her to say, "'Tis but a scratch," or "It's only a flesh wound!"

Correction: She isn't "healed" until the plant has grow quite considerably, implicating that much time has passed.

Factual error: When Steve Martin dies with the mask on, the inflation bulbs (the little black bags that inflate and deflate) deflate completely. Actually they should INFLATE completely and stay that way. The gas is still on full blast and Steve is no longer inhaling (which would cause them to deflate). It was done only to emphasize Steve Martin's demise but it's factually incorrect.

More mistakes in Little Shop of Horrors

Audrey: I don't believe it.
Audrey II: Believe it, baby. It talks.
Audrey: Am I dreaming this?
Audrey II: No, and you ain't in Kansas, neither.

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Trivia: The original ending for this film (fully produced but then deleted) was a jaw-dropping apocalypse. For starters, Audrey II actually kills and eats both Seymour Krelborn and his bride-to-be, Audrey. The giant carnivorous plant grows to gargantuan proportions and divides into multiple monsters that go on a Godzilla-style rampage across New York City, tearing down bridges, eating whole passenger trains, climbing the Statue of Liberty, and doing battle with the military. The original ending alone cost over $5 million out of the film's $25 million budget, so it was a major undertaking. When director Frank Oz test-screened the finished film, he was stunned that audiences hated the deaths of lovable Seymour and Audrey and everything thereafter. Oz hastily reassembled his cast and crew to re-shoot a cheaper, much less gruesome happy ending, which was a hit with audiences. However, Frank Oz said that he thought the original ending was far superior and some of his best work, and he was extremely dissatisfied with the revised happy ending.

Charles Austin Miller
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