Arachnophobia

Arachnophobia (1990)

1 mistake since 28 Oct '21, 17:32

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Continuity mistake: When the General jumps out of the flames, one of his legs breaks off after he hits the ground. All eight legs are intact after he is blasted by the nail gun and crashes into his nest.

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Trivia: Near the start of the film, when Atherton is examining the spider after returning from the valley, several butterflies are seen pinned up in front of him. Several of these are not South American butterflies - the top left one (blue with long tails) is Papilio Ulysses, a species of tropical Australia, and the big green-and-black one near the bottom right is Ornithoptera priamus or O. euphorion. Whether this qualifies as a mistake, I don't know - Atherton is supposed to be an expert, so they may not be the most geographically accurate 'colourful' butterflies to use.

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Question: Are the small spiders in the movie an actual type of spider? If so, what are they called?

Answer: The small spiders are Avondale spiders from New Zealand. They are totally harmless to humans.

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