Edit
Bean (1997) Poster

(1997)

Goofs

Jump to: Character error (2) | Continuity (3) | Crew or equipment visible (1) | Factual errors (3) | Revealing mistakes (3) | Spoilers (2)

Character error 

When David fears for his career after seeing the ruined painting, he incorrectly claims that he left Bean alone with the picture. It was in fact Grierson who advised him to stay. David only agreed with him; he didn't actually make the suggestion.
2 of 3 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
The painting around which the film revolves is referred to universally as "Arrangement in Grey and Black, Portrait Of The Artist's Mother" by art galleries (the first part being Whistler's original title for the painting), not "Portrait of Whistler's Mother".
0 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Continuity 

When Mr. Bean unintentionally attracts the attention of two police officers at the airport they start to walk over to him. When they reach him one of the officers is different. The two officers then start to chase him and the original officer is back again.
Is this interesting? Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
When the police chases Mr. Bean in the airport, you can see the police run down the side of the floor escalator. In the next shot however, they are leaving the escalator.
Is this interesting? Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
From his side of the one-way window in the police station, Bean's tie appears straight and tidy with only the 'large' end on show. However from the police perspective on the other side of the window his tie is lop-sided with both ends clearly visible across his shirt.
0 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Crew or equipment visible 

When Bean is standing alone in front of Whistler's Mother for the first time, he places his hands on his hips, which reveals his microphone transmitter.
2 of 3 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Factual errors 

The real painting of Whistler's mother is bigger than the one used in the film.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Several spoken references are made to the "Royal National Gallery" as well as the labeling of an exterior shot. It should have been referred to as the "National Gallery" since the gallery was founded by the state, not by royalty.
0 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
In the bar scene, a baseball game is on television. However, in the turkey scene, David says the turkey is for thanksgiving. Thanksgiving happens in November, and the MLB season ends in October.
0 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Revealing mistakes 

When Bean tries to dry his trousers using the metal fan during their first meeting at the gallery, Grierson asks him to join their conversation. After Bean turns around, Peter MacNicol is clearly trying not to laugh and almost bursts out right before the scene ends.
2 of 3 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Near the start of the film, Bean is late for his meeting. In the meeting the boss greets everyone with a "good afternoon" when only just earlier it has shown Bean look at his watch and it was around 9:00 am.
1 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
You can see Jennifer's mouth move after Bean shakes her in the hospital bed. (She is supposed to be in a "deep sleep").
0 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Spoilers

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Bean resuscitates Jennifer and she says, "Mom, Dad, *anyone*?" her voice is obviously dubbed.
2 of 3 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

When Bean takes off on the skateboard to "fix" the painting, the camera clearly shows his feet, and he's wearing black leather shoes. Later, when he's at the security guard station at the museum, there is a shot directly of his feet, and he is shown wearing mismatched slippers. It can be explained, as part of a joke, he would wear them so he wouldn't be heard; sneaking around the gallery.
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