Drop-dead gorgeous Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins on a deserted island, a Love Story on the beach… we love The Blue Lagoon, in all its cheesiness, so we were delighted to find it on MovieMistakes.com.

Do you know this website? If you love films and consider yourself as an acute observer, who likes to spots continuity mistakes between two scenes, this website is for you. A completely wet sand after scenes of heavy rain, wild animals on the island that belong to another island, a baby blanket’s changing color from one shot to another… Spotted! Enjoy.

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‘The Blue Lagoon (1980): 20 mistakes

Directed by: Randal Kleiser

Starring: Brooke Shields, Christopher Atkins, Leo McKern, William Daniels

Genres: Adventure, Drama, Romance

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Continuity mistake: This mistake takes place when Paddy has grabbed some bananas and is walking through the jungle and stumbles upon God. In one shot as he’s hoping over a log, his knife in his belt is on his right side. Soon after when he finds God, his knife in his belt is on his left side

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Factual error: Despite being on an island for a long time, Emmeline has no body hair anywhere.

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Continuity mistake: There is a scene in which it is raining quite heavily and Em and Richard are inside the hutch. Richard is playing Pop Goes The Weasel over and over which annoys Em. She stabs him in the foot and he chases her outside. In this scene she is wearing a strapless dress but when he catches her and pins her down on the sand she is wearing a lacey jacket (she didn’t have time to change) and there are no clouds or rain. The sand doesn’t seem to be very wet either, despite the fact that it was raining heavily a few minutes ago.

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Factual error: Macaws and Cockatoos don’t live on the island (Fiji). Because Macaws are from South America and Cockatoos are from Australia.’

Source: The Blue Lagoon, 1980 @MovieMistakes

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‘Plot Summary

The lush beauty and splendor of a South Pacific paradise is vividly captured in this version of Henry DeVere Stacpoole’s 1903 novel.

Two small children and a ship’s cook survive a shipwreck and find safety on an idyllic tropical island.

Soon, however, the cook dies and the young boy and girl are left on their own. Days become years and Emmeline (Brooke Shields) and Richard (Christopher Atkins) make a home for themselves surrounded by exotic creatures and nature’s beauty. They learn to cope with the bewildering variety of physical changes that come with adolescence. And as they begin to mature, their childhood affections lead to a sensitive and more profound love and the birth of a child. But will they ever see civilization again?


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