Now and Then

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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Factual error: The poster of solar system photo mosaic shown on wall of Sam's bedroom was not made until the early 1980's.

Factual error: After Crazy Pete saves Sam from the sewer, Sam's hair is stringy and fairly dry. It should have been flat and soaked. (01:07:05)

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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 the girls are in the coffee shop, Samantha is reading a book while Teeny is giving the quiz. Between shots the positions of the pages change, and the way she holds it changes as well.

Continuity mistake: When Chrissy, Sam and Teeny stand by the barbeque talking, between shots the position of the outdoor couch changes. (00:08:30)

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Audio problem: When the four girls are walking through the cemetery talking, just before they discover Dear Johnny's cracked tombstone, their mouths never move. (00:27:10)

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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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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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Deliberate mistake: The lake that the girls splash about in is very shallow, as they easily stand and play in it. Roberta does a head-first dive from a high tree, into it. There's no chance she wouldn't have hurt herself. (00:32:35)

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Plot hole: When the girls are looking through the old newspapers in the library, Roberta stumbles upon the newspaper's story of her mother's death. But this takes place in 1970; Roberta's mother died when she was four, meaning her death occured in 1962. Yet they were looking for Dear Johnny's death, which happened in 1945. Why would she be looking at 1962 papers? (00:39:15)

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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 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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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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Question: Does anyone know where I can find the footage of the Carnival scene that was deleted from the final movie? Its not on the zone4 DVD and I really want to see it.

Answer: The deleted scene was never released, so it unavailable, but there is a website with some pictures from this scene: http://www.frontiernet.net/~rcowart/deleted_scenes.html.

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