Now and Then

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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Revealing mistake: You can see the round stage/set lights reflected in Morton's glasses, when he jumps from the fence to go over to Chrissy during the softball game. (00:51:55)

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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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Visible crew/equipment: When Sam is trying to get the bracelet out of the sewer, the bracelet "falls" off of the ledge. However a wire is clearly attached to it, giving it a tug to make it appear to fall. (01:05:10)

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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)

Revealing mistake: After the girls have seen the boys skinny dipping in the pond and have stolen their clothes, the boys run after them. Devon Sawa bends down to pick up his underwear but you can see he has a flesh coloured "modesty pouch" on under his towel, when he is supposed to be naked.


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.

Continuity mistake: When the four girls are back at the graveyard for the third time trying to talk to Dear Johnny and put him back in his grave, they see the lights and the headstone float out in front of them, with nothing holding onto it. Then in the next shot there are chains around it, from the tractor that is holding it in mid air.

Continuity mistake: When the girls are biking to green field, Samantha's hair is down, then once they go under the bridge where the train is, her hair is up (she puts her hair up later when they're going up the library steps), then later on the road her hair is down.

Visible crew/equipment: The shadow of the camera is briefly visible on Adult Roberta, when they play red Rover at the end of the movie.

Other mistake: Really, that is one amazing tree house. Not only has it supposedly held up with no discernible weathering for over twenty years, but it manages to support four grown women, justifying their faith in bringing a newborn baby up there with them.

Continuity mistake: When they are at the Greenfield Library, and Roberta is reading an article involving her mother's death, the paper is alternately flat/wrinkled between shots.

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: 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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