Behind the Candelabra

Factual error: At Liberace's funeral, when the priest concludes his prayer, the congregation responds, "And with your Spirit." This response has only been part of the English-language Catholic Mass since 2011. In 1987, the response would have been "And also with you."

Continuity mistake: Liberace's mother is playing a poker machine at her son's house, with Matt Damon watching. She puts the money in and pulls the lever and waits to see if she has won. She does this over and over, but one time she puts the money in, she doesn't pull the lever, but even so the machine goes through its motions.

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Continuity mistake: When Lee and Scott are in the hot tub, Lee's champagne glass is in his left hand, then it's in his right.

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Liberace: I love to give the people a good time.

Liberace: I hate my life sometimes, I really do.

Liberace: I have an eye for new and refreshing talent.
Scott Thorson: You have an eye for new and refreshing dick.

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Question: Who did the actual piano-playing for the movie? I'm sure it couldn't have been Michael Douglas.

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Chosen answer: Michael Douglas was not playing the piano himself. Special effects were used to digitally graft Douglas' head onto the body of Philip Fortenberry, a Julliard-trained pianist who also once played at the now-closed Liberace Museum in Las Vegas.

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