Now and Then

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: 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: 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.

Other mistake: When Chrissy is having her baby, Roberta is helping, by being the mid-wife. When the baby is fully born, the baby just comes right into Roberta's hand within a few seconds, there is no way she could have cut the umbilical cord this fast.

Continuity mistake: When the girls talk at the picnic table, there are some chickens in the background that disappear between shots. (00:29:05)

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Continuity mistake: When the girls spy on the boys skinny-dipping, the amount of shadows cast on the log that they spy behind constantly changes. (00:34:10)

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Other mistake: Watch when the bird poops in Chrissie's hair. From the camera angle above them, you can see that Chrissie not directly underneath where the bird is perched. The next shot shows the bird poop falling directly below the branch. The next shot after that shows the poop in Chrissie's hair. Judging by the position Chrissie was in, in relation to where the bird was, this is impossible.

Visible crew/equipment: Chrissy sees the People magazine with Teeny's pic on the cover and asks Roberta why people get so excited over Teeny. When Roberta answers straightforwardly, in the next shot the shadow of the boom mic can be seen moving over the fridge, at the top of the screen. (00:05:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Roberta falls over on the road after missing her dive onto Scott on his bike, a man ahead with a briefcase hurries across the road before one of the other Wormers can cycle into him, and another one of the Wormers cycles ahead of him. After Roberta vows revenge on the Wormers, and when Scott yells back at her, the man is seen crossing the road again at a steady pace with all four of the Wormers coming before him.

Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the movie Chrissy is curling her hair, her hair remains tightly curled while in the house. When she goes out to greet the other girls her hair looks brushed out, definitely not tight curls. Then, when they all go inside, her hair is back to tight curls.

Continuity mistake: Between the first shots of Sam at dinner, she lays her fork on her plate, yet in the next shot it's jumped back into her hand. (00:54:15)

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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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