Edit
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) Poster

Goofs

Jump to: Character error (1) | Continuity (12) | Factual errors (1) | Revealing mistakes (1)

Character error 

Mr. Kramer's lawyer tells him that, if he wishes to appeal the decision granting custody to his ex-wife, his son would have to take the stand. On an appeal, no new evidence is called, and therefore the son would not be called as a witness.
2 of 4 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Continuity 

After Ted gets mad at Billy for eating ice cream instead of dinner, he carries him from the kitchen into the living room and the spoon in Billy's hand disappears.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Ted's job interview takes place at 4pm during the office Christmas party, but outside the office window Manhattan is bathed in bright mid-day sun.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
When Ted is first making French Toast, he picks up the egg in his right hand; when he shows it to Billy before breaking it, it's in his left hand; when the camera goes to closeup as he breaks the egg, it's back in his right hand. Dustin Hoffman's disheveled hair also changes wildly in that scene.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
When Billy is waiting for Ted to fetch him after the birthday party, he sits on the chair with his left leg tucked under the right leg. In the next shot, his right leg is tucked under his left leg.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
After Ted throws the wine glass at the wall, Joanna goes from having one hand at her jaw to having both hands.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
The position of Phyllis' hands change several times when she is in the hallway naked.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Ted's job interview takes place at 4pm on Friday, Dec.22nd (during the office Christmas party). The next scene has Ted and Billy visiting Ted's 'new' office. Ted tells Billy "It's Saturday, most people take the day off". Ted's office already has his name plate, pictures of Billy on the wall, and work assignments. This could only be true if a week had passed between the 2 scenes.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Ted Kramer's lawyer tells him that his ex-wife will meet him and their son at "the Central Park Boat Pond," but when the meeting actually takes place it is at Literary Walk.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
After Ted drops Billy at school, Joanna's hand position on the window changes between shots.
1 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
When Kramer is waiting to get his new job, a man with a red tie walks past him twice to speak to another person.
1 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Dustin Hoffman pours raw egg & milk mixture into the pan while making the french toast. Later the pan contents burn. The close-up shows it all as browning. After that close-up Hoffman drops the pan on the floor. The egg and milk mixture flies out, and it is raw again.
0 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
When Billy wakes Ted the morning after the separation there is a yellow Trimline phone on the bedside table. Later that morning when Ted calls home from the office there is now a beige Princess style phone sitting on the bed.
0 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Factual errors 

When Ted goes to apply for a job, the date is Friday, December 22. Near the end of the film when Ted's lawyer reads the court ruling, the ruling is dated Monday, January 23. If December 22 was a Friday (as it was in 1978), then it's impossible that January 23 fell on a Monday. In fact, the next time January 23 fell on a Monday wasn't until 1984.
2 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Revealing mistakes 

The trees are green in scenes which supposedly take place in New York at Halloween and Christmas.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

See also

Trivia | Crazy Credits | Quotes | Alternate Versions | Connections | Soundtracks

Contribute to This Page