Starter for Ten

Character mistake: Lucy says the source of the quote "To err is human" as Alexander Pope's "An Essay on Man." The quote actually originates from Pope's earlier work, "An Essay on Criticism."

Factual error: During the "University Challenge" competition: Brian answers a question with "Calcium Sulphite" and the question-master says he gave the correct answer of "Calcium Sulphate" (a different compound).

Factual error: "Venus" by Bananarama is playing when Brian gets home for Christmas. The song was released mid spring 1986, but the movie takes place in 1985.


Trivia: Catherine Tate plays James McAvoy's mother in the movie, even though in real life she's only 11 years older than him.


Brian Jackson: Ever since I can remember, I've wanted to be clever. Some people are born clever, same way some people are born beautiful. I'm not one of those people.

Brian Jackson: Got an announcement to make. I'm gonna be on University Challenge.
Julie Jackson: What a relief. I thought you were gonna say you were gay.


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