Now and Then

Continuity mistake: The positions of Chrissy, Teeny and Sam change in every shot, as they splash about in the water.

Continuity mistake: When Roberta is on the tree branch before she dives, in a frontal shot she is bending down holding onto a branch for support. In a reversal shot she's standing up straight. (00:32:30)

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Continuity mistake: In the very first wideshot of the softball game, the batter up is a boy wearing beige shorts and a blue top. Then it cuts to a closeview of the batter, who is suddenly a boy in a red top and brown trousers. (00:51:00)

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Continuity mistake: The flowery cloth that the fortune-teller lays out, to put the tarot cards on, is different from when she first lays it out to the wideshot when she lays the murder card down. The roses on the black cloth are in different places and are bigger. (00:49:20 - 00:50:05)

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Continuity mistake: When the girls ride up to Sam's Grandma's house, the distance between the stand of flowers and the door changes between shots. (01:09:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Chrissy is giving birth, she wears a shirt which has many watercolour brushstroke patterns printed on it. Through the birth scene these brushstroke patterns on her shirt vary and change between wideshots, closeups, etc. (01:26:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Roberta is driving Chrissy to the hospital, Sam holds a bottle of alcohol. Between shots the level in the bottle suddenly lowers. (01:26:15)

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Continuity mistake: When the girls are painting the garage, a large section of the garage in front of Samantha suddenly becomes painted between three shots. (01:08:40)

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Continuity mistake: People pass the diner window, walking by, and then in the next shot they just vanish. (00:17:35)

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Continuity mistake: When they do their first seance, a storm starts and rain is pouring, so the girls run away, but Sam turns back to look, and the large white candle she holds switches hands between shots, and the cloths she's holding change position. (00:24:20)

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Continuity mistake: When the girls paint the garage door, Crissy's Twinkie switches hands between shots. (01:08:35)

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Continuity mistake: When Sam, her mum, her sister and Mr. Kent are eating, between the first overhead shot of the table and the closeup of Sam, the position of food on her plate differs. (00:54:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Roberta is punching the bully, in one shot Scott trips to the floor in the crowds yet in the next shot he's standing. (00:51:50)

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Continuity mistake: When the girls are smoking with the War Veteran, in one wideshot Teeny blows out a mouthful of smoke, but in the next closeup of her there is no smoke in front of her. (00:44:40)

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Continuity mistake: During the shots through the softball game, the position of the people sitting on the fence in the background, the cows behind the fence, the large lorry etc., change. (00:51:00)

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Continuity mistake: When the girls stop by the tree to take a break, as she turns off the radio, Teeny changes from standing to the left of her bike, to standing over her bike frame, with one leg either side. (00:31:20)

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Continuity mistake: When the girls ride away from the wormers, after stealing their clothes, Teeny throws some underwear into the air. However in the previous shot she put all the clothes she was holding into the basket on Samantha's bike, because her bike has no basket. (00:37:35)

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Continuity mistake: When Sam is in the cemetery with Crazy Pete near the end, the rolling fog is inconsistent between each shot. (01:21:45)

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Continuity mistake: When the girls are searching through books in the library, Roberta tells everyone to come and look at an article. Whilst getting up, in one shot the book in front of Samantha is open on a page full of both text and pictures. In the following shot the page is just all text. (00:39:25)

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Continuity mistake: When the girls enter Sam's Grandma's house, the position of the dress hanging over the bench, indoors, near the door, changes. (01:10:00)

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Continuity mistake: At the time they were all little kids, the veteran from the war (Brendan Fraser) gave them cigarettes. When the girls were leaving, Teeny took one last puff and stopped it out, in the next shot she throws down the cigarette again and steps on it. (00:45:20)

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Teeny: Chrissy, truth or dare?
Chrissy: Truth.
Teeny: Have you ever been french kissed?
Chrissy: Are you kidding? I don't want to get pregnant!
Roberta: You can't get pregnant from french-kissing!
Chrissy: I know that, beetle-brain, but it's common knowledge that if you tongue-kiss a boy, he automatically thinks you'll do the deed with him. They can't help it. They're driven. It's the male curse.

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Trivia: The girl that plays Samantha's little sister is Rumor Willis - the daughter of Demi Moore, who plays Older Samantha.

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