Big Fish

Continuity mistake: When the young Edward Bloom is in church and is growing at a quick pace, you see his buttons fly off and hit the woman in front of him in the back of the head. She then turns around and his buttons are back. (00:19:25)

Factual error: When Edward Bloom hits the winning shot in the basketball game, a three-point line is visible at his feet. The three-point line was not introduced until the 1970s in the newly formed ABA. It did not reach high school basketball gyms until the late 80s. (00:20:55)

Continuity mistake: When Edward is reading Norther's poem there is a close-up of the book. When it cuts we can see the way the book is folded that he isn't reading in the same book. (00:32:55)

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Trivia: Helena Bonham Carter, who plays the grown up version of Jenny (from the town of Spectre),also plays the witch. She is also engaged to director Tim Burton.

Trivia: The banjo player in Spectre (Billy Redden) is playing 'Dueling Banjos,' the same song he played in 'Deliverance' as a boy (these are also his only two movie appearances).


Trivia: In the beginning, when the story of the fish is being told, if you look to the left side of the screen at the lures, you'll see a skull reflected in one of them when Edward mentions the dead criminal.

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Jenny: I loved a man who could never love me back. I was living in a fairytale.

Senior Ed Bloom: And that's my life story.

Will Bloom: We have to take Glenville to avoid the church traffic because the damn church people drive too slow.

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Question: After Ed and Norther rob the bank, Ed explains that he explained about how Texas oil money and poor federal regulation result in many savings and loans losing money. From the clothes and hairstyles, it looks like the 70s. Does anyone know what he is referring to?


Chosen answer: Deregulation of the U. S. savings & loan industry in the early 1980's greatly reduced the restrictions on which federally-chartered S&Ls could invest their money. Since the depositors' money was insured by the federal government, the S&Ls had no incentives to minimize risk. This resulted in a major political scandal by the end of the decade, to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars being lost through questionable investments, with taxpayers picking up the tab. Many of the most egregious violators were based in Sun Belt states, including Texas. The fashions do appear to be a bit out of date, however.

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