Michael Westpy

21st Aug 2006

Paycheck (2003)

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the bike chase scene, the BWM motorcycle low sides on gravel, bit afterwards show no sign of damage.

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Michael Westpy

Continuity mistake: When McManus and Keaton are jabbering back and forth with each other in the jail cell in the beginning, the collar of Keaton's shirt changes back and forth from being tucked into his jacket and being outside of the jacket.

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Michael Westpy

Trivia: When Weyland is in his office near the beginning of the movie, he's playing with his pen. He starts tapping it on his desk between his fingers, alternating which two fingers he taps between. This is what Bishop does in Aliens (albeit with a knife) with his hand on top of Hudson's; maybe it was programmed into Bishop's intelligence.

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Michael Westpy

Question: Did that animal in Crematoria's prison (during the "feeding") have his eyes change (start glowing) after his contact with Riddick? I thought maybe I had missed something, but it looked like he/it had eyes like Riddick's after.

Michael Westpy

Chosen answer: The animals appear to be somewhere between a minor-class mimic of their surroundings and emotionally-triggered chameleons. As a sympathetic gesture towards Riddicks' dominant nature, it may have been altered purposely, or it was the animals' native eye color, when unstressed.

Question: During the ending sequence (with the Alpha) the Red October is running on the screws instead of the caterpillar. Now, we know the "reactor leak" was fake...and we know that the caterpillar was working normally (right after Ramius says "let us turn South" you see the Red October dive over a canyon wall with the screws not moving hence the caterpillar running). Wouldn't it have been wiser to run on the caterpillar during the ending?

Michael Westpy

Chosen answer: No, (mentioned in the book, not the film), the caterpillar can only drive Red October at a little over 1/2 her top speed. Speed is far more important than silence at this point.

Grumpy Scot

3rd Apr 2004

Pitch Black (2000)

Question: When Fry is trying to get out of the cave (when searching for Zeke's body) and she's being pulled down by the aliens...why are we shown shots of Riddick pulling hard on his restraints? Is it to attempt to distract the aliens through vibration?

Michael Westpy

Chosen answer: Doesn't seem very likely - while Riddick could reasonably assume that somebody would be going into the hole to look for Zeke's body, he has no way of knowing what's currently happening and that the aliens would need distracting at that point. Most likely he's using the fact that nobody else is in the ship at that point to test the strength of the restraints that are holding him captive.

Tailkinker

24th Mar 2004

Brain Donors (1992)

Continuity mistake: When Flakfizer and Rocco are trading parts of the "contract", it is quite obvious they used different pieces of paper for different takes. When the paper is first torn in half, it is torn very neatly down the center. When they "divide Jaque's salary" you can see that the halves they each have are not neat down the center.

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Michael Westpy

24th Mar 2004

Brain Donors (1992)

Continuity mistake: In the scene in Lilian's town house, when Laslow is searching Lilian's room looking for Tina, Flakfizer intentionally sneezes into talc powder. Barring the cheesy effect of it flying all over the place, his arm (and body) alternate between being covered in powder and being clean. He ends the scene being clean.

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Michael Westpy

17th Feb 2004

The Fifth Element (1997)

Question: When Zorg is on the phone with "Mr. Shadow", he gets very nervous and starts sweating. Then a black, gooey substance starts running down that nose...what is that?

Michael Westpy

Chosen answer: It happens to everybody who speaks with Mr. Shadow, but it's never really explained what it is. I think it's only written something like "a brown substance" in the scenario.

Dr Wilson

Answer: The substance is actually blood - in extreme cases some people have been known to secrete blood from their pores. I believe it is a Biblical reference even when encountering extreme anguish or in this case the ultimate Evil it is simply More Than The Human Condition can bear and causes any human that interacts with it to break down on a physical level therefore leaking life out of their body uncontrollably.

16th Feb 2004

Gremlins (1984)

Question: What exactly is meant by never feed them "after midnight". Every moment of time that does not happen right at midnight may be construed as happening after midnight...even 11:59PM which occurs 23 hours 59 minutes and 59 seconds AFTER the preceding midnight. I would assume that the afternoon hours are considered before midnight, but does anyone know the exact extent of "after midnight"?

Michael Westpy

Chosen answer: The precise cut-off point is never stated - I've generally assumed that the embargo on feeding finishes once the sun comes up.

Tailkinker

22nd Jan 2004

La Bamba (1987)

Continuity mistake: In the scene when Bob takes Ritchie to "get laid", Bob approaches the girl in the pink dress at the end of the row, while Ritchie goes to play La Bamba. You see Ritchie play La Bamba and in the background Bob is all over that girl. The next shot cuts to Bob just arriving at the girl.

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Michael Westpy

5th Jan 2004

Paycheck (2003)

Continuity mistake: Seattle seems to have a great number of blue Dodge Neons. During the motorcycle chase scene, we see a blue Dodge neon sedan no less then 5 times.

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Michael Westpy

24th Dec 2003

The Wraith (1986)

Revealing mistake: The "blower" on the yellow Firebird never runs. NO wonder he couldn't beat the Wraith.

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Michael Westpy

12th Dec 2003

Mallrats (1995)

Trivia: Willam can also be found in Clerks, though played by a different actor. Willam (Snowball) is the junkey that Veronica snowballed, he is also seen at random intervals saying funny things, and he's perpetually high or drunk (or both).

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Michael Westpy