Romeo and Juliet

Revealing mistake: When you see the first shot of the dead Mercutio, he's still breathing.

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

Continuity mistake: The girl dressed in a pastel pink and gold dress, the one that Benvolio likes, is behind him talking in the shot that he's looking out into the dance floor. But in the next shot, the girl comes out from another area, then again in the shot after that, behind Benvolio. (00:23:26)

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.

Trivia: Because of the brief nudity, Olivia Hussey (Juliet) wasn't allowed in the theater during the movie's release because she was too young at the time.


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?

Chosen 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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