Matilda

Factual error: It is stated that Miss Trunchbull competed in the Olympics in shot put, javelin, and hammer throw. According to her jersey those were the 1972 Olympics. The hammer throw wasn't added as an Olympic event for women until 2000.

Factual error: Matilda searches for a library in what looks like the yellow pages. 'Library' is first under the 'L' section. Library starts with 'li'. Surely there would be something beginning with 'la', which would be before 'li'.

Factual error: When Miss Trunchbull gets pushed onto the globe by the boy she just threw out the window, it shows Japan south of Asia. Japan is really east of Asia.

Revealing mistake: When Matilda telepathically makes the TV explode, you can see what looks like parts of an explosive hidden behind the screen.

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Agatha Trunchbull: You wanted cake, you got cake! Now EAT IT.

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Trivia: Miss Honey's doll's name is Liccy Doll. Roald Dahl's second wife's name was Liccy Dahl.

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