Goofs - The Sure Thing (1985)
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The Sure Thing (1985)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Taglines: He's onto a sure thing . . . but ends up on the funniest journey to romance you've ever seen.

Director: Rob Reiner

Writers: Steve Bloom, Jonathan Roberts

Stars: John Cusack, Daphne Zuniga, Anthony Edwards, Boyd Gaines, ...

College freshman Walter (Gib) Gibson decides to go cross country to visit his friend in California during winter break. Awaiting there is a bikini-clad babe whom his friend assures him is a "sure thing". Meanwhile, Allison, a cute (but somewhat retentive) girl at Gib's college has also decided to head out to Cal. to see her boyfriend during break. Gib and Allison are thrust together on a road trip from hell, and somewhere along the way, they find each others company to be tolerable. Now, what will become of Gib's "sure thing?"
Preparing for his study date with Alison, Gib tucks his shirt in twice.
The color of the car they are traveling in.
When the bike Cop stops the car, Alison gets out of the back door twice.
When Gary is driving after the first night in the hotel he is on the left-hand side of the road. In the next shot he is back on the right.
When Gib teaches Alison to shotgun a beer his pants become soaked with beer but when he leaves the room they are completely dry.
While in the blue car they are supposed to be driving west to California yet at the end of the first day there is a shot of the car coming toward the camera with the sun setting behind it which means the car was driving east.
When Gib passes out on the bed, a beer can magically appears next to his leg.
When Gary pays the ticket, the weather and sky change several times.
In the bar scene, the waitress is seen serving a couple sitting in a table behind Gib and the fat guy. When the camera cuts and the cowboy talks, she is seen walking from the opposite direction towards them again.
The trees and the grass are too green in the Midwest for a trip that is supposed to take place in the middle of winter.
During the swimming pool scene, as the camera pans following Alison swim, the upper right hand window reveals the top of a palm tree. Very odd for the New England setting.
Gib takes a bite out of pink Sno-Ball snack cake while riding in the car. The film is supposed to be set during the Christmas Break. In the mid 1980's, pink Sno-Balls were only available during Valentine's Day.
Alison mentions crying when she sees Elvis' bedroom at Graceland. The upstairs of Graceland including his bedroom, is off limits to visitors.