Magnolia

Magnolia (1999)

Continuity mistake: In the opening scenes, the police officer carries a shotgun to his vehicle. When he gets into the car, he's got a flashlight and a nightstick.

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Other mistake: When Earl's wife is pulling into her garage after picking up the medication, wet tyre marks (presumably from previous takes) are visible on the garage floor.

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Continuity mistake: When Earl's wife returns home and gives Earl the fluid tranquiliser, she puts the white medicine bag on the side table near the bed. Later on when she is in the car, she takes the bag out of the pocket of her coat, but it wasn't in her coat.

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Trivia: Every time "quiz kid" Donnie Smith is in his car, the song "Dreams" by Gabrielle is playing. It is also playing in the police officer's car at the end.

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Trivia: During the beginning of the movie, and a little in to it, the number "82" appears 6 or more times, in various places (tattoo on guy being hanged, time is 8:20, etc.) If you consult a bible, you will see that in Chapter 8, verse 2, in the book of Exodus, the passage talks about the appearance of frogs when Aaron holds out his hand.

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Trivia: In every living room there is a picture of a Magnolia.

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Question: What do the frogs stand for? Is it a biblical reference, or could the screenwriters just not think of a better way to wrap up?

Chosen answer: It's much debated the exact meaning, but it's kind of a reference saying that seemingly impossible things do happen. As we see later in the film, people stuck in similarly impossible situations might just have a chance of getting out of them.

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