The People Under the Stairs

Continuity mistake: The small hole in Fool's tee-shirt, just under the collar, keeps changing appearance throughout the movie, and sometime it even disappears in scenes, then is there in other scenes.

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Continuity mistake: When the Man and Woman have lost Alice, they look in the kitchen to find her, and the Woman starts opening up some cabinets and in the process she leaves some of the doors open. Then in the next shot, the cabinet doors that are open have now changed, and some doors that were open in the previous shot are now closed. (01:20:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Fool tips Alice's dolls onto her bed, in the next shot the pile is positioned differently. (00:48:25)

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Continuity mistake: After Fool sets off the explosion sending the money out the chimney, there are about five minutes of different scenes, and then we see the chimney a little later, and it's still sending money. (01:36:35 - 01:38:15)

Audio problem: When the Man and Woman are talking in front of the fire about evicted Fool's family, when the Woman says "And the money" in a side shot, her mouth/jaw doesn't move. (00:04:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Leroy is in the kitchen talking to Ruby and Fool, the position of the map in his shirt pocket changes a few times in the scene. (00:07:30)

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Continuity mistake: After Leroy grabs Fool by the shirt and orders him to stand in the middle of the room to attract Prince, the position of his ruffled shirt (from where Leroy grabbed it) differs from shots. (00:33:00)

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Revealing mistake: When Leroy is attacked by Prince for the second time, it is very obvious that it is a stunt double. (00:32:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Grandpa Booker looks at the coins, the pile on the table in front of him changes position between shots. (01:03:30)

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Audio problem: When Prince falls out of the wall, dead, the Woman cries out "You Killed Prince!" yet her mouth only says "Prince!" (01:01:10)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Fool and Alice are sliding down the chimney after Fool hits Daddy with the brick, you can see the cable supporting the two as they descend. (01:17:40)

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Visible crew/equipment: When the police car pulls up to inquire about the van, in a side shot of the car you can see a crew-member reflected in the back window. (00:41:30)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Alice bursts out of the ceiling and knocks out the Woman, as she descends from the top, you can see a white guide wire attached to her. (01:23:40)

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Continuity mistake: When the Man blasts the two doors away with his gun, the two outer doors get blasted off, however a large piece of plywood still remains in this entrance. In the next shot, when the Man yells "Gonna kill you!" the whole entrance is clear and the remaining wood is now gone. (00:45:10)

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Revealing mistake: Fool hits the Woman with a fire poker on her shin but she screams in pain and grabs and rubs her knee. (01:11:35 - 01:15:00)

Revealing mistake: When The Man is trying to shoot Roach through the walls, he shoots the ceiling, which causes dust to fall down. Then, there is a noticable shift, because the dust changes position without a shot change. (00:42:05)

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Continuity mistake: When the Man gets tricked by the coins pushed into the candlesticks, it shows the same coin falling from the same candlestick twice. (01:31:35)

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Revealing mistake: When the Woman bursts out the door to attack Fool (after Fool hits the Man with the poker) you can see kneepads on her knees, as her dress slightly rides up her legs. (01:11:35)

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Woman: What's a mother to do? Lazy brat sits in her room all day, sewing dolls. Children misbehaving in the basement! And one in the wall, doing his business God knows where. You kids will be the death of me... the death of me.

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Trivia: Wes Craven was inspired to write this film after seeing a real-life news story about parents who locked their children up inside their house, never allowing them outside.

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