Mouse Hunt

Plot hole: It takes less than 3 minutes to fill the house with water using a mere garden hose? I mean come on...

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Plot hole: Before giving his father's piece of string to his brother, Lars kept it in his suit's pocket, however in a scene in the factory, we see that Lars' suit gets entirely destroyed and yet later on in the film, he somehow has the string.

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Continuity mistake: When Ernie picks up the cereal pack and walks to the table, the mouse has chewed a hole in the pack, and cereals drops on the floor (the whole pack of cereals). And later in a shot from a different angle, the cereal is gone.

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Lars: Look! You blew a hole in the floor.
Ernie: And I distinctly remember somebody yelling, "Shoot! Shoot!"
Lars: Yeah, well you never listened to me before.

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Trivia: The character played by Nathan Lane says to a gentleman in Arabian dress, "Hakuna Matata," a line of Nathan's in The Lion King as the voice of Timon.

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Question: What year does this movie take place?

Answer: There's not really an answer, because the film has sort-of a nebulous timeframe given its cartoon-like atmosphere. Ex. Everything is old fashioned in design, including architecture and clothing, but current technology is also present. It's not really meant to take place in the "real world" or a specific timeframe, so much as be a silly throwback to old comedies and especially old Laurel and Hardy films. So, the best answer to your question would be that it just sort of exists in its "own" time, so to speak - an amalgam of different time periods all put together for maximum comedy impact.

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Adding to this, the Wikipedia page on this movie states that... "The film is set in a humorously indeterminate 20th-century time period, with styles ranging from the 1940s to the 1990s."

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"Mouse Hunt" was not modeled on 1930s Laurel and Hardy films so much as it was a direct retread of 1940s "Herman and Catnip" and "Tom and Jerry" cartoons, which spawned many knock-offs over the decades, from "Coyote and Roadrunner" cartoons to live-action comedies such as "Home Alone" and others.

Charles Austin Miller
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