Donovan's Reef

Continuity mistake: When Donovan and Gilhooley are in the pool of water fighting, when they both get out Donovan gets out first, while he's standing there he is barely dripping wet especially off his hat. When Gilhooley falls in and gets out and they focus back on Donovan he is soaked and completely dripping wet, as if he just got out.

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Continuity mistake: When Donovan is picking Miss Deddum off the ship, she loses her balance (and bag) and there are many outriggers near the ship. First the water is choppy, then Donovan says "watch these swells." The next second it's calm as glass when she steps off and he pulls her in the water. The next scene, everyone is jumping from the ship and suddenly, all the outriggers are nowhere to be seen near the boat.

Continuity mistake: At the end, when Amelia goes to Donovan's bar, she gives Gilhooley a wrapped present containing a model train set. Amelia then goes into another room to confront Donovan. When she comes out a few minutes later, Gilhooley has completely set up the train and is playing with it. He would not have had enough time to unpack it, much less have it up and running.

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Continuity mistake: At the end, when Amelia goes to Donovan's bar, she gives Gilhooley a wrapped present containing a model train set. Amelia then goes into another room to confront Donovan. When she comes out a few minutes later, Gilhooley has completely set up the train and is playing with it. He would not have had enough time to unpack it, much less have it up and running.

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Trivia: The Australian Shore Patrol Officer who breaks up the final fight is John Wayne's real-life son, Patrick.

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Question: This is regarding the scene in Boston. Why was that one gal smiling? Why did Amelia turn the lights out? Who were the three men Amelia told "You can go in now?

Answer: I think Amelia shutting off the lights was meant to imply she is extremely frugal and cautious with money, indicating she would more than likely scrutinize over judgment of her father (Doc Dedham).

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Answer: The lady smiling is one of Amelia's relatives who sits on the company board of directors. Being as she is elderly, she appears to be somewhat unaware of what exactly is going on and just sits there, apparently amused by the proceedings. The men were just waiting their turn to meet with the board, and of no significance to the story. Amelia's turning off the lights is just an exaggerated comedic gesture to show that she is on her way out and heading to Hawaii, that really makes no sense.

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Answer: I think it's her Irish frugality.

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