Misery

Misery (1990)

43 mistakes

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Continuity mistake: When Annie refills her wine glass when having the toast, the amount of wine poured changes from under a third to about three quarters between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When we see one wideshot of Annie's house, we can see her car parked in the driveway. But in the next shot we see Paul's face being hit by the headlights of her vehicle, which is just pulling in.

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Continuity mistake: When it starts to snow, and Paul puts the windshield wipers on, the rate that they swing differs between shots.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Paul is in the kitchen, he looks at the knives. In the stove is the reflection of a person with a white shirt, but Paul is wearing a red shirt.

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Continuity mistake: Buster parks his car outside Annie's house and is then shot inside her home. Then in a following wideshot of Annie's house, the car has vanished...

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Continuity mistake: In the first scene, where Paul just finishes his book, the typewriter he is on seems to change from a big, old typewriter to a newer, small electric one.

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Continuity mistake: When Annie Wilkes is shaving Paul Sheldon, when she is almost done she stops shaving and talks to him about something briefly. Before she stops talking there is still some shaving cream under his nose. Then when the camera goes back to Sheldon, after she's done talking, there is no shaving cream under his nose.

Character mistake: When Paul is looking through Annie's album, there is an article on her as a nurse. The headline has her name as Annie M. Wilkes. But, in the accompanying photo her name is listed as Annie C. Wilkes.

Continuity mistake: At the end, Paul sticks his thumbs in Annie's eyes causing them to bleed. Next shot, the blood is gone.

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Continuity mistake: Paul is eating in bed and by the plate are some pain killers. The position of the pain killers in relation to the plate changes between a few shots.

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Continuity mistake: After Annie tells Paul she knows about his superstitions and that there is only one manuscript, when Annie holds the single match and box of Diamond matches, which have a distinctive blue and red top, the matchbox faces the opposite way between the shot facing Paul and the next shot facing Annie. (00:36:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Annie shows Paul her gun, she says "I might put bullets in it," then leaves the room. It's pouring with rain, but when Annie steps out the front door, you can see her hair is already wet before being outside.

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Continuity mistake: When Paul is dining with his agent at the end, after he puts his book down, he picks up a menu. But when the camera angle changes to face him, his hand is empty.

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Continuity mistake: When Buster flies over Annie's house, there's a shot of the house from outside and the roof is covered in snow. The shot from the helicopter, the amount of snow changes, including a couple sections being nearly void of snow. There are also a lot of extra tire tracks. (00:38:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Annie lifts Paul off the floor and lays him back into the bed, there is initially no tape over the brace on Paul's left knee. In the next shot, which is somewhat bird's eye view, there are three pieces of white tape over the brace, then there are none again when she finishes lying him down.

Continuity mistake: When Annie is shaving Paul, she doesn't shave his chin, but, a second later, his chin is shaved.

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Continuity mistake: During the rainstorm, it shows snow on the roof of the house. The next shot of the rainstorm still has the same amount of snow on the roof - some should have been washed away.

Factual error: When Paul hits Annie in the head with the 15 pound typewriter, she is only incapacitated for 2 or so seconds and has no bruising or bleeding on her face. One would think a typewriter this heavy would at least cause some type of injury to her face, such as bruising or bleeding to her face and would incapacitate her for longer than 2 few seconds.

Other mistake: When Annie shoots the sheriff in the back, he fall forwards on the staircase where he stood. Annie walks down without moving around the corpse of the sheriff. She just advances forward as if he isn't there.

Revealing mistake: When Paul and Annie are getting ready to tap glasses, you can see Annie deliberately knocks over the candle. She moves her hand right into the candle to make it fall over.

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Annie Wilkes: God came to me last night and told me your purpose for being here. I am going to help you write a new book.
Paul Sheldon: You think I can just whip one out?
Annie Wilkes: Oh, but I don't think Paul, I know.

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Trivia: Director Rob Reiner makes a cameo as the helicopter pilot helping Buster search for Paul's car.

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Question: Did Stephen King do his usual cameo? If so, where?

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Answer: Stephen King doesn't have a cameo in this movie.

I have been told it's a common misconception that Stephen King regularly does cameos.

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