Now and Then

Continuity mistake: When the girls are in Sam's grandma's attic, Roberta finds a scrap book and says to Sam "Sam I think I found something," and Sam comes and sits next to her. In the wideshot you can see the page they're on has just one large newspaper article glued onto it. However in the following closeup, as she turns the page, you can see the page is different, and has three small seperate newspaper articles glued onto it. (01:13:40)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where the boys are skinny-dipping in the lake, the rope-swing by the trees disappears in one shot and then reappears. (00:34:05)

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Continuity mistake: Roberta's dog who is laying on the driveway disappears during the scene when the girls paint the garage. (01:08:30)

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Continuity mistake: When the girls talk at the picnic table, Teeny’s coke bottle constantly rotates, which differs from reading “Coca-cola” to “Coke.” (00:29:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Sam's Grandma takes a bite from her cookie, the bracelet around her wrist changes position from shot to shot, evident by the large turquoise ball which dangles from it. (01:11:10)

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Continuity mistake: When the girls are painting the garage, the Wormers come along. In a side shot of Scott saying "ladies," Chrissy is standing directly behind him. Yet in the next frontal shot of him Chrissy has disappeared. (01:09:15)

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Continuity mistake: In the first shot of Sam, Bud, Angela and the mother eating dinner, Sam's hand is in her lap. in the next shot it's up, resting on the table. (00:54:10)

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Continuity mistake: When the three girls waves the Wormer's clothes in front of them and say they're about to steal them, Sam has her white hairband around her right wrist. As they turn and run through the woods, it's gone. (00:37:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Chrissy, Sam and Teeny are by barbeque, Roberta is up, sitting on the top floor of the treehouse. In the very next shot as they walk over to the swings, Roberta is now descending the bottom ladder down from the treehouse. (00:08:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Roberta swerves out onto the road, in the limo, you can see the front drivers window is open all the way down. In the next shot where she yells "sorry," it's wound up all the way. (01:25:55)

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Continuity mistake: During the movie, the length of Chrissy's hair keeps changing.

Continuity mistake: Chrissy applies lipstick when singing in front of the mirror, but in following scenes it is apparent that she's not wearing any. (00:04:40)

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Continuity mistake: After Roberta jumps into the shallow lake, Chrissy's hair, the brightness of the sun, and the positions of the girls as they swim over to Roberta all keep changing from shot to shot. (00:32:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Scott bends down to grab the underwear, he's holding his towel with one arm by his back. Next shot, the underwear is actually back on the grass and he's holding the towel in front of him with both hands. (00:37:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Roberta pours the cokes for everyone in the diner, she puts Teeny's coke bottle down twice between shots. (00:18:45)

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Continuity mistake: When the Wormers attack the girls with Jell-O-bombs, one bomb hits Chrissy near the waist, leaving green Jell-O all over her top and shorts. In the next quick shot, you can see the stain has vanished. (00:15:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Teeny talks about the size of her boobs, at the picnic table, Roberta sets down her coke bottle three times between shots. (00:29:20)

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Continuity mistake: During the seance scene, the girls hair often changes position during shots.

Continuity mistake: When the girls steal the Wormers clothes, Roberta has a pile of folded clothes in each hand; one with an orange shirt, the other with a blue shirt. As they run over to show the Wormers that they have their clothes, between shots the piles swap hands. (00:36:50)

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Continuity mistake: After the Jell-O fight, Roberta chases Scott and the other Wormers. Watch their shadows. Between shots they go from being projected to their right, then when it cuts, the shadows project to their left. (00:16:05)

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Visible crew/equipment: In the big game of Red Rover at the beginning of the film, as Bobby runs over to the four girls, in one shot all of the four girls tape markers on the grass are extremely noticeable. Sam is standing on a red one, Chrissy on a blue one, Roberta on a green one and Teeny on a yellow one. They're obviously gone in all the following shots. (00:01:35)

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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: There is a scene where teenage Chrissy punches Roberta. When filming this, the actress playing Roberta forgot to turn her head, and ended up actually getting punched in the face full force. They had to halt filming because the actress was badly bruised for days.

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Question: During the scene when Roberta is reading the newspaper about her mother's death, the printed article mentions that the truck driver who killed her mom was named Peter. Are we to believe that this is "Crazy Pete"?

Answer: There are two different men named Peter. In the shot of the newspaper while Roberta is reading the article, it states that the driver of the pickup truck was Peter Norris (00:41:35). Then Sam finds the article about 12 year old Jonathan Simms and his mother, Beverly Ann, so we know that "Crazy Pete" is Peter Simms (00:43:00).

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Answer: We are never even told that Crazy Pete is even the old mans real name. It was probably just a random person who killed Roberta's mother.

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