The Iron Giant

Continuity mistake: When the Iron Giant follows Hogarth home they cross a railwayline and the Giant starts to eat the steel rail. During this scene you can see the distance of the railway sleepers changing from a fair distance apart to close together over the course of the shots. In the same scene you can also see that, although there is a crossing with lights, no vehicle could possibly pass as the rail has no crossover facility at that level. (00:24:30)

Continuity mistake: Kent Mansley, the investigating government officer, can be seen sitting (humiliated) in the back of an army truck in a convoy leaving the scrapyard (after he has been told by the general that 'he will be in charge of the toilets from now on'). A few minutes later he is driving a 'civilian' car in the middle of that same convoy. (01:01:05 - 01:04:45)

Factual error: In the scene where the Iron Giant is spinning the boy around in a junk car he is holding, notice that the car resembles a 1959 Cadillac...however since the film is set around 1957, this is not a likely car to be found anywhere yet, much less a junk yard. (00:46:20)

More mistakes in The Iron Giant

Trivia: The Iron Giant has only 53 words of dialogue in the entire film.

Trivia: The film was originally developed as a musical by Pete Townshend, the guitarist of The Who. While it evolved into the science fiction story it became, Townshend still receives an "executive producer" credit.

Cubs Fan

Kent Mansley: Launch the missile now.

Hogarth Hughes: So we can't call Ripley's Believe it or Not, because... they wouldn't believe it.

Dean McCoppin: Oh, hey, I know you. Squirrel boy.
Hogarth Hughes: Uh, Hogarth.
Dean McCoppin: By night known as Hogarth.

More quotes from The Iron Giant

Question: Do we ever hear what happened to Hogarth's father?

Answer: No.

Grumpy Scot

Answer: He was in the military. Probably died in the military.

Question: What kind of chocolate was it that Hogarth poured on Mansley's ice cream?

Answer: It was a laxative to make him go to the bathroom.

Question: What makes Hogarth turn back?

Answer: Turn back to/from what? Can you please expand on the question so we know what you're referring to?

Jason Hoffman

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