Magnolia

Continuity mistake: In the opening scenes, the police officer carries a shotgun to his vehicle. When he gets into the car, he's got a flashlight and a nightstick.

Continuity mistake: When Earl's wife returns home and gives Earl the fluid tranquiliser, she puts the white medicine bag on the side table near the bed. Later on when she is in the car, she takes the bag out of the pocket of her coat, but it wasn't in her coat.

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the film (in the short story about the man who jumps off a building and is shot and killed on the way down), the bullet is supposed to have killed him instantly, but the actor still puts his hands in front of his face very quickly when he hits the window cleaner's net a few floors down.

Continuity mistake: The length of Claudia's hair changes during what seems to be a period of time shorter than a day. A similar thing happens with the colour of the bartender's lover's hair - it changes from almost blonde to dark brunette.

Continuity mistake: In the opening scenes, the police officer carries a shotgun to his vehicle. When he gets into the car, he's got a flashlight and a nightstick.

More mistakes in Magnolia

Claudia Wilson Gator: You don't know how fucking stupid I am.
Jim Kurring: It's okay.
Claudia Wilson Gator: You don't know how crazy I am.
Jim Kurring: It's okay.
Claudia Wilson Gator: I got troubles, okay?
Jim Kurring: I'll take everything at face value. I'll be a good listener.
Claudia Wilson Gator: I started this didn't I, didn't I - fuck.
Jim Kurring: Whatever it is, just say it, you'll see.
Claudia Wilson Gator: ...You wanna kiss me, Jim?
Jim Kurring: Yes, I do.

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Trivia: Every time "quiz kid" Donnie Smith is in his car, the song "Dreams" by Gabrielle is playing. It is also playing in the police officer's car at the end.

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