Being John Malkovich

Continuity mistake: When Craig first discovers the portal door his crouching position changes slightly between the camera shot inside the tunnel and that from the office, and again when he closes the office door and goes back to the portal door.

Paul Andrews

Continuity mistake: Towards the end after Malkovich gets off the phone with Lester, who threatens him, he has hair over his eyes. In the shot through his eyes however there is no hair seen. When it shows his face again there is still hair.

Continuity mistake: When Craig and Maxine are speaking with their first client (the "Fatman"), Maxine has a clipboard with paper on top on the desk in front of her. When the shot changes, the blue clipboard is now at the top, neither Maxine nor Craig removed the paper.

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Maxine: Here's the thing: If you ever get me, you wouldn't have a clue what to do with me.

Dr. Lester: I've been very lonely in my isolated tower of indecipherable speech.

Dr. Lester: Floris, get Guinness on the phone.
Floris: Right away, Dr. Lester. Genghis Khan Capone.

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Question: When I originally saw the film at the Midway Theater in Forest Hills, New York there were so many errors, I thought they were part of the movie. There was shaky cameras, boom mics shown in the frame, extras walking around, and lighting devices in frame. I’m not talking once or twice, it was throughout. I ended up leaving. Has anyone ever heard of this?

Rich Scheibel

Question: Is Charlie Sheen playing himself, or is he just playing a character called Charlie?

Chosen answer: He's playing himself.

Bishop73

Question: What is the song played around the end of the main trailer? It sounds a lot like the theme from Brazil if that helps.

Chosen answer: It IS from Brazil. The song is called Brazil, performed by Geoff Muldaur.

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