Parenthood

Visible crew/equipment: When Karen walks into the boys' bedroom telling Gil that Taylor isn't feeling well, as Justin stands there naked, the reflection of the boom mic dips into view in the center window, at the top right corner. (00:06:45)

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Visible crew/equipment: In their bedroom, when Gil stands in the bathroom doorway and Karen sits on the bed, just as she comments about being asked if Kevin has had psychiatric evaluation, crew movement is reflected in the barometer glass on the wall. (00:08:40)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Robards walks into the garage after Larry has returned the antique car, a boom mike is reflected in the trunk of the car.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Taylor and Kevin are playing outside, Kevin's knee pad is visible as he falls on the ground.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Gary is getting out of his bedroom you can see a crewmember reflected on the lock.

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Visible crew/equipment: During the shot of Gill's crashed minivan, as the camera pulls out to frame Gill and his wife, you can see the moving camera and crew in the reflection of the broken headlight.

Continuity mistake: During the family dinner, the level of the wine in all the characters' glasses changes from one shot to the next.

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Helen: It sounds like a boy Garry's age needs a man around the house.
Tod: Well, it depends on the man. I had a man around. He used to wake me up every morning by flicking lit cigarettes at my head. He'd say, "Hey, asshole, get up and make me breakfast." You know, Mrs. Buckman, you need a license to buy a dog, or drive a car. Hell, you need a license to catch a fish! But they'll let any butt-reaming asshole be a father.

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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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