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)

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)

Continuity mistake: When the Iron Giant first learns to talk, he picks up a huge boulder that wasn't there earlier. The boulder was in a pretty big hole, but when Hogarth walks away the hole has disappeared.

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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.

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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.

Kent Mansley: Two nights ago, at approximateley 1900 hours, S.A.T com radar detected an unidentified flying object entering Earth's atmosphere, losing contact with it two-and-a-half miles off the coast of Rockwell. Some assumed it was a large meteor, or a downed satelite, but my office in Washington received a call from someone reporting an actual encounter with the object. This is no meteor, gentlemen. This is something much more serious.

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

Chosen answer: No.

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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.


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