Now and Then

Visible crew/equipment: When the camera pans along Sam's room, the black reflection of the passing camera is reflected in the crystal ball on her desk. (00:10:50)

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Continuity mistake: When Sam rings the bell to wake up Roberta, as Roberta walks to the window to ring the bell back, we see a silver torch on the desk lying on its side. Then when Roberta picks it up it's standing upright. (00:26:20)

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Continuity mistake: After Teeny puts the record on in the attic, a pair of white gloves suddenly appear, hanging out of the drawer behind her. (01:13:20)

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Continuity mistake: When the girls go to visit Sam's grandma, she has only two glasses of lemonade ready. When she sees the other girls, she says 'Let's find some more glasses.' She's away for about five seconds and comes back with five full glasses. Are we expected to believe she got to the kitchen, got the three extra glasses and filled them with lemonade all in five seconds?

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the four girls are at the door of the fortune teller, if you look at Christina Ricci's pants, they change completely between shots.

Continuity mistake: In the softball game, a boy in a red shirt hits the ball, and the ball goes flying way past a boy in a black shirt. However in the following closeup, the boy in the black shirt catches the ball as if it never went past him. (00:51:05)

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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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Plot hole: Dear Johnny and Beverley Ann Simms were murdered in 1945, according to their tombstones. Yet when Sam finds the article about their deaths, in the attic, the newspaper is dated 1915. (01:14:05)

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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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Revealing mistake: After Chrissy punches Roberta, there is a towel visible around Roberta's waist. (00:33:55)

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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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Visible crew/equipment: When Sam pulls up outside Chrissy's house, watch as she opens her door, and you can see silver dolly tracks and a thick black wire reflected in the door. (00:05:25)

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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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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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