Parenthood

Parenthood (1989)

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Corrected entry: Right after Gil Buckman tells the parent "Way to be supportive," a ball is hit out into the field, it bounces and the outfielder catches it and throws it infield. However next to the outfielder, there is a ball on the field already. There are never two balls on the field at the same time.

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Corrected entry: When the the daughter walks out to go and live with her boyfriend (Keanu Reeves), the mother slams the door, looks out of the window at her daughter, and then goes running out of an OPEN door.

Correction: Although you don't see her open the door (it's around a corner), you hear it open and see the patch of light on the floor from the outside as she opens it.

Revealing mistake: When Nathan walks into the classroom singing, the center sliding glass door on the back bookcase has been pushed to the side, so as not to see the reflection of the camera/crew as Nathan walks up the aisle following the camera. (01:42:15)

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Julie: I can't do this! This is too intense.
Helen: This is marriage.

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Trivia: On the promotional movie poster, a frazzled Steve Martin is shown holding 2 children upside down by their ankles. On the set, sometimes the children would get unruly, so as a joke, Steve Martin once grabbed 2 of the unruly children and actually held them upside down by their ankles. Director Ron Howard saw this and decided it would make a funny promotional picture, so that's where he got the idea for it.

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Question: Since Helen is one of the 4 adult Buckman children, and had been previously married to Julie and Garry's dad, why is Julie's last name also Buckman? I could see Helen going back to her maiden name, that's not uncommon but it would be unusual to have a teenager (in the late 80's) who had her mother's name rather than her father's. Or was this a plot hole that was created so that they could create the conflict of the photographs scene?

Answer: If a child becomes estranged from their father after their parents have divorced, it's not all that uncommon for the child to take their mother's maiden surname instead of their father's.

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