O Brother, Where Art Thou?

O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Based on “The Odyssey” by Homer, 2000’s “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” told the story of Everett, Pete, and Delmar, prison escapees who only have days to find a hidden treasure before its secret location is flooded and the treasure lost forever. Along the way, the three must overcome a series of obstacles while being hounded by a ruthless sheriff. Here are a few movie mistakes to look for while watching “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”.

∙ Everett, Pete and Delmar are in the vehicle with Tommy when they pull up to the radio station. The overhead view of the vehicle shows Everett parks the car straight, near the steps. In the close-up of the men getting out of the vehicle, the car is parked at an angle with the front pointed away from the radio station.

∙ After the run in with the three sirens, there is a close-up of Delmar with a puddle of water next to his right ear. As he looks up, there is another view that shows his hat a few feet away, near his right side. Delmar looks at Everett and the next close-up of him shows his hat near his head on the rock.

∙ When Everett and Delmar are in the restaurant talking with the waitress, Everett reaches in his overalls pocket and brings out a bundle of cash. A few moments later, he is shown putting the cash back in his pocket. The scene cuts to a view of Big Dan and in the next far view of Everett and Delmar, they’re talking to the waitress and Everett is shown putting the cash in his pocket again.

∙ When Everett, Delmar, Pete and Tommy make it to the cabin, they're ambushed by the sheriff and his men. One of the men, in a brown hat, is behind them during the entire scene, even when they're talking to the sheriff while standing under the nooses. Once Everett gets to his knees and starts to pray, the man in the brown hat is no longer there.

∙ Near the end of the movie, Everett, Pete and Delmar see a captured George “Babyface” Nelson being led away, presumably to the electric chair. However, the real George Nelson was killed as a result of a shootout with F.B.I. agents in Wilmette, Illinois on the 27th of November in 1934.

“O Brother, Where Art Thou?” (2000) stars George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman, Holly Hunter, Chris Thomas King and Michael Badalucco. It runs 106 minutes and is rated PG-13 for some violence and language.

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