Continuity mistake: When Quoyle and Pretty come back from the car accident they drive by Wavey and her son walking on the roadside. While they are driving a housing area is passing by as background. Only the two shots that show Wavey and her son are taken in an open area next to a little graveyard, but no houses. (00:32:35)
Trivia: When Quoyle shows his aunt and her assistant the front page of the paper he has just started to work for, his aunt says, when she sees the picture of a large yacht with all the sails up, "They took off without paying us for all the work we did." The assistant says, "When you find them and write about it, you can get the Pulitzer." The author of the book, E. Annie Proulx, actually got a Pulitzer for the book, "The Shipping News."
Billy: It's women that's shaped like leaves, and men fall.
Petal Bear: It's 8:05. I think I'm gonna fuck you by 10:00.
Quoyle: What are we doing here?
Agnis: Makin' a future.
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