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Goofs

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Continuity 

In nearly every scene, John Hurt's make-up changes in some way.
When Frederick Treves is bring up the oatmeal to John Merrick and Carr Gomm startles him he puts the oatmeal behind his back as to hide it from him. In the next shot he has the oatmeal in front of him and puts it behind his back again while he is walking towards Carr Gomm.
When we see an image of smoking pipe stacks, it's obviously stock footage because it's much grainier then the rest of the film.
When Carr Gomm first meets John Merrick, he walks close up to him. In the next shot he is way back from him, then close again.

Factual errors 

Although it claims to be based on non-fictional writings and primary sources, the movie is full of historical inaccuracies and fictionalised incidents.

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

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