Romeo and Juliet

Revealing mistake: There is a high rise, modern building in the background during the opening fight.

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the Capulet's party, the revelers form a circle around a minstrel and ask him to sing. Before he begins, he peels off his mask and tosses on the floor. The next shot from a distance shows Juliet running towards the circle, and the minstrel is still wearing his mask. The following shot shows the minstrel up close again with his mask off.

More mistakes in Romeo and Juliet

Trivia: Director Franco Zefferelli had to get special permission to show Olivia Hussey, a teenager at the time, topless in one scene.

Juliet: Good night, good night. Parting is such sweet sorrow, That I shall say good night till it be morrow.

Mercutio: A plague on both your houses. They've made worm's meat of me.

Question: How old was Olivia Hussey when this movie was made? Also, what is the name of the guy who plays Romeo and how old was he?

Answer: Olivia Hussey was born April 17, 1951 so she was probably still 16 when the film was being made, but 17 when it was released in 1968. Leonard Whiting was born June 30, 1950 - almost a year older than Olivia.


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