Powder

Continuity mistake: During the Jacob's Ladder demonstration, the classroom clock remains at 8:10 throughout most of the scene. Then, in several brief flashes, it's 8:15, then 8:10 again, and finally 8:13. (00:32:00)

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Continuity mistake: Jeff Goldblum proudly hypothesises that the reason that Powder has no hair is because he is "living electrolysis". Yeah yeah, he shaved his head and eyebrows but you can clearly see eyelashes and (when the nasty kids strip him off) some curly albino pubes.

Factual error: When the bully has been shocked and his heart stops, Powder zaps him back to life. Okay, fine, but as a former ER nurse I noticed some flaws. 1) You can not get a person's heart beating by defibrillating if he's flatlined. You need some sort of activity in the heart first. If Powder had started with some CPR, possibly. 2) Defibrillating someone in a puddle of water? Bad move, unless you assume that Powder's immune to his own shocks. And 3) when defibrillating you hold one paddle on the sternum (middle of the chest) and one on the left side of the ribcage, thus allowing the electricity to go between the paddles and through the heart. The way Powder held his hands really wouldn't have worked.

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Donald Ripley: It has become appallingly clear that our technology has surpassed our humanity.
Powder: Albert Einstein.
Donald Ripley: When I look at you, I have hope that maybe one day our humanity will surpass our technology.

Lindsey Kelloway: What are people like, on the inside?
Powder: Inside most people there's a feeling of being separate, separated from everything.
Linsey: And?
Powder: And they're not. They're part of absolutely everyone, and everything.

Powder: If you thought I was so intelligent would you ask me if I understood?

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