Now and Then

Continuity mistake: Near the beginning, when Demi Moore and Melanie Griffith are coming into the house of Rita Wilson, Demi Moore and Melanie Griffith are standing on one side of the room and Rita Wilson is standing with Rosie O'Donnell on the other side of the room. If the camera shows Rita Wilson and Rosie O'Donnell from behind, Rosie O'Donnell is standing a little bit behind Rita Wilson, but if the camera shows Rosie O'Donnell and Rita Wilson from the side they are standing in a line.

Continuity mistake: In the diner, Samantha talks about having a seance. Teeny says "I'm in." Then Roberta says "Me too," whilst stirring her drink with a spoon, and with no straw in sight. In the following wideshot she is now stirring her drink with a straw. (00:19:25)

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Continuity mistake: After dragging Roberta out of the lake, and the girls talk etc., all of the girls clothes are very dry despite being completely immersed in the lake seconds before. (00:34:15)

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Continuity mistake: In her Grandma's attic, Sam opens a trunk. In the wideshot there is a little box opened, with nothing on the lid. It cuts to a wideshot and there are photos laying on the lid. Then moments later, Sam goes to pick up a large red scrap book. It cuts to a closeup, and she's now holding some newspaper sheets. (01:13:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Teeny, Samantha, and Chrissy save Roberta from the water and they pull her onto the sand, Chrissy punches Roberta. When it shows Roberta moaning, you can clearly see that Roberta has a white towel wrapped around her waist. Then you can see that Chrissy has one too. But when they show a view of them far away they don't have towels.

Continuity mistake: When Sam's Grandma brings in the tray of lemonades, she picks up two glasses of drink, but in the next shot Teeny, Chrissy and Roberta all have a glass. (01:10:40)

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Continuity mistake: In the diner, Sam bends her straw down twice. (00:18:35)

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Continuity mistake: When the girls see crazy Pete for the first time he cycles past the camera. then the camera flashes to the girls and then you see the exact same footage of Crazy Pete going by on his bike.

Continuity mistake: When Roberta photocopies the page in the library, she takes the piece of paper from the machine and then there's no more paper sticking out. Then when it swaps to a different angle, there's paper hanging out the end of the copier. (00:40:35)

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Continuity mistake: When Teeny puts down her paper straw wrapper it is all scrunched up in one shot, then straight and smooth in the following shot. (00:19:10)

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Continuity mistake: The baseball bats lying near the batters square actually change between shots, as well as changing position. (00:51:05)

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Continuity mistake: After Roberta punches the bully, they pull her back and Chrissy calls the bully a "foulmouth," and between shots Roberta necklace hops from under to over her blouse. (00:52:00)

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Continuity mistake: During the fight between Roberta and the bully, at the softball game, the crowd of children around them change many times between shots. (00:52:50)

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Continuity mistake: After the fight at the softball field, Sam is riding home on her bike and both her cuffs are unbuttoned. Then she opens her front door and walks in, and her left cuff is done up. (00:53:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Grandma is cleaning the floor, you can see the plate of cookies is on the table. Moments later when she takes the girls cups from them, the plate of cookies is on the serving tray. (01:11:50)

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Continuity mistake: When Roberta apologizes to Chrissy about faking her death, her stringy, wet hair goes from being tucked behind her ear, to hanging in front of her ear, then tucked back behind her ear. (00:34:35)

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning, when the old Teeny and Samantha are swinging on the swings, they're rocking next to each other. The next scene, one is in the front, the other's in the back, then they're next to each other again. (00:09:00)

Continuity mistake: After the girls drag Roberta out of the water, sand disappears from Teeny's arm, and from Roberta's hair and pants. (00:33:35)

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Continuity mistake: During the diner scene, the amount of foam in everyones glass of coke continuously changes. (00:19:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Sam arrives home after the baseball game, she tucks her hair behind her ear twice between shots.

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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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