Revealing mistake: When Paul goes through Annie's scrapbook, a fast reader may notice that several newspaper clippings (although having different headlines and being based on separate events), have the exact same story underneath. The text has simply been repeated, rather than a new report being created for each story.
Continuity mistake: When Buster and his wife Virginia, first get in their 4x4 truck to head down the road, they discover that broken tree limb. Before he yells "stop!", the only part of the road not covered in snow is the tire tracks. After he walks back up the hill (and Annie drives by), the road has no snow on it.
Continuity mistake: Early in the movie there is a closeup of the typewriter as Paul is writing an early chapter in his Misery book for Anne. In one of the final scenes, as Paul is finishing the last chapter, there is a closeup of the typewriter. It is the exact same text as was written early in the movie, even the word "and" without the "n."
Continuity mistake: When Paul hops out of bed after Annie yells at him for killing Misery, you can see his legs move in the braces several times, even though they should be immobile.
Continuity mistake: When the two main characters are having dinner together, the food on the plates varies in the amount that is eaten - a lot is gone, and then the original amount of food is back again. A bun on the table also goes through this obvious splicing of different takes, and moves around the table, seemingly unaided.
Continuity mistake: When Annie and Paul are having dinner together, Paul pours her a glass of wine. As he is doing so, a few drops spill on the cloth covering the table. The camera then cuts to Annie. As it cuts back to Paul, the few drops of spilt wine are gone. Later, they come back.
Deliberate mistake: Kathy Bates gives James Caan his Noveril a number of times, but one particular time Kathy gives him his Noveril and leaves the room. When the camera shows James Caan holding the capsules between his thumbs and forefingers, it is apparent that they are not James Caan's hands in this shot.
Continuity mistake: After Paul burns the manuscript on the grill, Annie begins to take it out of the room after pouring water on it. In the shot in the room, the grill is smoking, but in the shot from the doorway, the papers have suddenly stopped smoking and there is no smoke anywhere else in the room.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Paul falls down the basement stairs we see a shot with a case of "Canadian" beer behind his head. In another shot the case is covered up with a blanket.
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.
Other mistake: The plot of the film is that Annie Wilkes is angry with Paul for killing Misery in his book. As this is unpublished she gets Paul to burn this. The rest of the film Paul writes about Misery's resurrection. This would not be the case as she was alive and well in his last published book.
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)Bishop73
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.
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.
Continuity mistake: When the sheriff looks at the last newspaper article about Annie, the caption reads "There is a higher justice than that of man..." Then when it zooms in on the caption it is switched to "There is a justice higher than that of man..." (The 2nd one matches the Misery book quote). (01:25:00)Bishop73
Continuity mistake: When Paul complains that the paper smudges, Paul types seven letters on a piece of paper to prove it. In the next scene, we see the word he typed was "smudge" which only has six letters.
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