Monster's Ball

Factual error: Billy Bob Thorton wore a uniform with a Louisiana state patch on it. All of the cars have Georgia license plates.

Continuity mistake: Near the beginning of film, Peter Boyle's character opens a newspaper, and on the front page is a story about a death row inmate who is scheduled to die "tonight." However, he does not die "tonight," but rather the following night. On the evening of the day on which the erroneous newspaper headline appears, the prison guards gather at a local bar. The next day, the prisoner is taken to a special cell to await his execution, which occurs TWO nights after the newspaper headline said he was to be executed. (00:08:15)

Continuity mistake: When Billy Bob and Halle are having sex, in one shot her underwear is on and in another shot her knickers are around her thighs/legs. These two shots alternate throughout the sex scene. (01:11:20)

More mistakes in Monster's Ball

Trivia: For her role in the film, Halle Berry became the first black actress (even though she is actually bi-racial, as her mother is white) to win an Oscar for "Best Actress."

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Hank Grotowski: I went by our station on the way home... I like that sign. I think we're gonna be all right.

Lawrence Musgrove: I've always believed that a portrait captures a person far better than a photograph. It truly takes a human being to really see a human being.

Ms. Guillermo: You must love him very much.
Hank Grotowski: No, I don't. But he's my father. So, there it is.

More quotes from Monster's Ball

Question: What was with him vomiting throughout the movie? Did it mean something?

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Chosen answer: Hank is a deputy warden in a Georgia state prison.He oversees the executions of condemned prisoners, and before each one he is literally sickened by having to perform this duty.

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Question: During the infamous lust scene, several times you see people's hands inside a bird cage. What is the significance of this?

Chosen answer: Symbolism for trying to break free of her situation.

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Question: Did Halle Berry and Billy Bob Thornton really have sex in the infamous scene?

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Chosen answer: Both married, on camera, in front of the entire film crew? I don't think so.

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