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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Taglines: Stop dreaming. Start living.

Director: Ben Stiller

Writers: Steve Conrad, James Thurber

Stars: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Jon Daly, Kathryn Hahn, ...

The manager of the negative assets sector of Life magazine, Walter Mitty, has been working for sixteen years for the magazine and has a tedious life, not going anywhere but from his home to his job and vice-versa. He is an escapist, daydreaming into a world of fantasy many times a day. Walter has a crush on the recently hired Cheryl Melhoff but he is too shy to invite her on a date and he is trying to contact her via online dating. The magazine is preparing to release its last printed edition and the loathsome manager of transition Ted Hendricks is preparing an inevitable downsizing over the next few days. Walter has been the liaison between the magazine and the mysterious independent photographer Sean O'Connell who has sent to him a package of negatives and a wallet as a gift for his work. Sean also suggests to the senior management the use of negative 25 for the cover of the last edition. However, Walter cannot find the negative that is missing. Walter has no means to contact Sean ...
As the helicopter pilot is getting ready to take off, you hear the high-pitched whistle of a gas turbine revving up, even though his Bell 47J Ranger has a Lycoming piston engine.
Several characters, including Walter, keep referring to the leitmotif song as "Major Tom". The song is in fact called "Space Oddity".
When Walter is writing his on-line resume (1:38:35) he says he had earned his keep as a "boatswain (unpaid deckhand)" on an Icelandic fishing trawler. Leaving aside the point that a boatswain is a senior crew member, not a rookie deckhand, Walter had trac
At the airport, when Walter and Todd are conversing over coffee and cinnabuns, Todd's cup of coffee clearly refills in subsequent shots.
During a conversation between Cheryl and Walter, the number of Cheryl's white bag straps on her right shoulder change from 1 to 2 in different shots.
During the final conversation between Walter an Cheryl, Walter's neck chain alternates between visible and hidden throughout.
When Walter is demonstrating skateboard tricks to Cheryl's son in the park, Walter's briefcase changes position from the right side of the park bench (where he puts it down initially) to the left side in the shots where he and Rich are in the background a
At his first trip Walter is carrying the wallet with the negative. When he jumps to the water, the wallet, the negative and the envelope get wet. When he later takes out the envelope, it looks as if it was always dry.
When Walter first arrives at work, he pours coffee into a paper cup but gets distracted by Cheryl before drinking it. When he sets the cup down a moment later, it makes a distinctly hollow sound like an empty cup would.
When the volcano erupts and one of the characters pulls up next to Walter the front car windows are down. When Walter gets in the car the windows are all up. In this type of car the windows are not electric they are the ones you must roll up and down.
As Walter and Cheryl are walking on the sidewalk toward the camera, a car passes and all the background extras change positions. A red-haired woman on the left moves backward several feet, and an Asian woman on the right disappears entirely.
The longboard Walter uses to skate downhill is not the same board as the one he acquired from the Icelandic kid earlier. Neither is it the same board as the one Rich Melhoff is using in skate park in the video e-mail.
During the conversation in the kitchen between Cheryl and Walter, her son Rich Melhoff is eating Fruity Loops with milk in a bowl which alternates between full and almost finished throughout.
When Walter is saved on the boat, he touches one of his rescuer's face. His hand subsequently jumps from the man's face between shots.
Walter Mitty is flying to Greenland in a jet. The flight company as seen in the movie is Air Greenland, which flies their only jet plane between Copenhagen (Denmark) and Kangerlussuaq (Greenland). In the movie they land in the capital of Greenland, Nuuk,
When Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller) visits Sean O'Connell (Sean Penn) in the himalayas, O'Connell is using an old Nikon F3/T camera with what appears to be a Nikon 400/2.8G lens attached. While it's technically possible to use that combination, it's useless i
Although Walter has a regular cell phone it seems to work anywhere including the wilds of the Himalayas.
After jumping into the ocean off the coast of Greenland, Walter is attacked by what appears to be a great white shark. The northern limit of the great white's natural range is far south of Greenland and Iceland. The only shark which lives in these sub-Arc
When Walter is in Greenland, all of the signs/posters are in English. In Greenland all signs are in the Bi-Lingual Danish and Greenlandic language.
Before Sean is about to let Walter take a peek through the finder of his camera, he accidentally touches the lens and brings it out of position. Walter would have not have seen much without readjusting position and focus of the lens.
When the volcano eruption alarm goes off in Iceland, they show 3 klaxon type horns, not sirens as heard on the sound track.
When the sailors get off the boat in Iceland, the captain tells Walter to hurry up and get to the bike first since the men are headed to a strip club. There are no strip clubs in Iceland; the government banned all businesses that profit from the nudity of
When Walter jumps from the helicopter into the ocean, the water is so cold (around 2 Celsius), he would have suffered from hypothermia in less 45 seconds and would have drowned before he could be rescued.

A person can remain conscious for nearly
When the volcano eruption alarm goes off in Iceland, the film shows 3 klaxon-style horns, not the sirens heard on the soundtrack.
When the helicopter pilot gets ready to take off, the Bell 47J Ranger has a Lycoming piston engine, but makes the high-pitched whistle of a gas turbine revving up.
Several characters, including Walter, call the repeated David Bowie song "Major Tom". It's actually called "Space Oddity".
When Walter writes his on-line resume, he says he earned his keep as a "boatswain (unpaid deckhand)" on an Icelandic fishing trawler. A boatswain is a senior crew member, not a rookie deckhand. Walter tracked the boat down by flying to Nuuk, its port of r
When Walter and Cheryl are in the park talking about where Sean might be, Cheryl says someone sent "1090s" to New Jersey and Greenland. She probably means 1099s, pay records for non-employee contractors.
During his first trip, Walter carries the wallet with the negative. When he jumps to the water, the wallet, the negative, and the envelope get wet. When he later takes out the envelope, it looks as if it was always dry.
When Walter arrives at work, he pours coffee into a paper cup, and is distracted by Cheryl before drinking it. When he sets the cup down a moment later, it makes the hollow sound of an empty cup would.
When Walter and Cheryl walk on the sidewalk toward the camera, all of the background extras change position when a car passes. A red-haired woman on the left moves several feet backward, and an Asian woman on the right disappears.
During Walter and Cheryl's final conversation, Walter's neck chain alternates between visible and hidden.
At the airport, when Walter and Todd converse over coffee and Cinnabons, Todd's cup of coffee clearly refills in subsequent shots.
When Walter shows Cheryl's son skateboard tricks in the park, Walter's briefcase moves from the right side of the park bench, where he puts it down initially, to the left side when he and Rich are in the background and Cheryl is on the phone.
When Walter walks with Cheryl to see the final cover of Life magazine, Walter's shoes are black. In the next shot they are brown, and then black again.
During the bar scene in Greenland, the level of Walter's beer goes up after he is served.
During Cheryl and Walter's conversation in the kitchen, her son eats Fruity Loops with milk in a bowl that alternates between full and almost empty throughout.
When Walter rides the bike, it has no rear foot pegs. When he crashes the rear wheel, is clearly still attached. After he gets back up, he throws the bike to the side of the road. The rear wheel is gone and foot pegs have been added to the the rear.
When Walter is in Greenland, all signs and posters are in English. In Greenland, all signs are in Danish and Greenlandic.
Immediately after arriving in Afghanistan, Walter walks in front of mountains, then a waterfall. Both shots are from Iceland. The mountain is Hvannadalshnúkur. The waterfall, Skogafoss, is at the foot of Eyjafjallajökull mountain, where Walter had already
Walter Mitty flies to Greenland in a jet. He lands in Nuuk in an Airbus 332. Air Greenland, the airline pictured, flies its only jet, an Airbus 332, between Copenhagen, Denmark and Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. The Nuuk runway is too short for an Airbus 332 t
The dogs shown outside in Greenland are not authentic Greenlandic sled dogs, the only dogs allowed in Greenland.
The fishing vessel crewmen show Walter a wildly inaccurate map. It shows the Eyjafjallajökull volcano nestled deep in a fjord in what appears to be the Westfjords region in the northwest corner of the island. Eyjafjallajökull is located on the coastline i
When Walter Mitty visits Sean O'Connell in the Himalayas, O'Connell uses an old Nikon F3/T camera with what appears to be a Nikon 400/2.8G lens attached. While it's technically possible to use that combination, the lens has no aperture ring and no way to
After jumping into the ocean off the coast of Greenland, Walter is attacked by what appears to be a Great White shark. The northern limit of the Great White's natural range is far south of Greenland and Iceland. The Greenland shark, which lives in sub-Arc
Walter's resume mentions helicopter free diving in the North Sea. Walter's helicopter ride between Greenland and Iceland, wouldn't have taken Walter over the North Sea.
Before Sean lets Walter take a peek through his camera's viewfinder, he accidentally touches the lens and brings it out of position. Walter wouldn't have seen much without readjusting the lens.
Walter jumps from a helicopter into the ocean. A person can remain conscious for nearly 15 minutes in water at 2 Celsius, and survive for nearly 45 minutes, if they don't suffer cardiac arrest on immersion.
When Walter first calls Todd about his Eharmony profile, Todd says he is "looking at his page now," despite never asking Walter for his name.
When the volcano erupts and one character pulls up next to Walter, the front car windows are down. When Walter gets in the car the windows are all up. The car does not have electric windows; they must be manually rolled up and down.
When Walter is saved on the boat, he touches a rescuer's face. His hand jumps from the man's face between shots.
When Walter writes his on-line resume, he says he earned his keep as a "boatswain (unpaid deckhand)" on an Icelandic fishing trawler. A boatswain is a senior crew member, not a rookie deckhand. Walter tracked the boat down by flying to Nuuk, its port of r
Immediately after arriving in Afghanistan, Walter walks in front of mountains, then a waterfall. Both shots are from Iceland. The mountain is Hvannadalshnúkur. The waterfall, Skogafoss, is at the foot of Eyjafjallajökull mountain, where Walter had already
Walter Mitty flies to Greenland in a jet. He lands in Nuuk in an Airbus 332. Air Greenland, the airline pictured, flies its only jet, an Airbus 332, between Copenhagen, Denmark and Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. The Nuuk runway is too short for an Airbus 332 t
The fishing vessel crewmen show Walter a wildly inaccurate map. It shows the Eyjafjallajökull volcano nestled deep in a fjord in what appears to be the Westfjords region in the northwest corner of the island. Eyjafjallajökull is located on the coastline i
When Walter Mitty visits Sean O'Connell in the Himalayas, O'Connell uses an old Nikon F3/T camera with what appears to be a Nikon 400/2.8G lens attached. While it's technically possible to use that combination, the lens has no aperture ring and no way to
After jumping into the ocean off the coast of Greenland, Walter is attacked by what appears to be a Great White shark. The northern limit of the Great White's natural range is far south of Greenland and Iceland. The Greenland shark, which lives in sub-Arc
When Walter writes his on-line resume, he says he earned his keep as a "boatswain (unpaid deckhand)" on an Icelandic fishing trawler. A boatswain is a senior crew member, not a rookie deckhand. Walter tracked the boat down by flying to Nuuk, its port of r
Immediately after arriving in Afghanistan, Walter walks in front of mountains, then a waterfall. Both shots are from Iceland. The mountain is Hvannadalshnúkur. The waterfall, Skogafoss, is at the foot of Eyjafjallajökull mountain, where Walter had already
Walter Mitty flies to Greenland in a jet. He lands in Nuuk in an Airbus 332. Air Greenland, the airline pictured, flies its only jet, an Airbus 332, between Copenhagen, Denmark and Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. The Nuuk runway is too short for an Airbus 332 t
The fishing vessel crewmen show Walter a wildly inaccurate map. It shows the Eyjafjallajökull volcano nestled deep in a fjord in what appears to be the Westfjords region in the northwest corner of the island. Eyjafjallajökull is located on the coastline i
When Walter Mitty visits Sean O'Connell in the Himalayas, O'Connell uses an old Nikon F3/T camera with what appears to be a Nikon 400/2.8G lens attached. While it's technically possible to use that combination, the lens has no aperture ring and no way to
After jumping into the ocean off the coast of Greenland, Walter is attacked by what appears to be a Great White shark. The northern limit of the Great White's natural range is far south of Greenland and Iceland. The Greenland shark, which lives in sub-Arc
When Walter writes his on-line resume, he says he earned his keep as a "boatswain (unpaid deckhand)" on an Icelandic fishing trawler. A boatswain is a senior crew member, not a rookie deckhand. Walter tracked the boat down by flying to Nuuk, its port of r
Immediately after arriving in Afghanistan, Walter walks in front of mountains, then a waterfall. Both shots are from Iceland. The mountain is Hvannadalshnúkur. The waterfall, Skogafoss, is at the foot of Eyjafjallajökull mountain, where Walter had already
Walter Mitty flies to Greenland in a jet. He lands in Nuuk in an Airbus 332. Air Greenland, the airline pictured, flies its only jet, an Airbus 332, between Copenhagen, Denmark and Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. The Nuuk runway is too short for an Airbus 332 t
The fishing vessel crewmen show Walter a wildly inaccurate map. It shows the Eyjafjallajökull volcano nestled deep in a fjord in what appears to be the Westfjords region in the northwest corner of the island. Eyjafjallajökull is located on the coastline i
When Walter Mitty visits Sean O'Connell in the Himalayas, O'Connell uses an old Nikon F3/T camera with what appears to be a Nikon 400/2.8G lens attached. While it's technically possible to use that combination, the lens has no aperture ring and no way to
After jumping into the ocean off the coast of Greenland, Walter is attacked by what appears to be a Great White shark. The northern limit of the Great White's natural range is far south of Greenland and Iceland. The Greenland shark, which lives in sub-Arc
When Walter writes his on-line resume, he says he earned his keep as a "boatswain (unpaid deckhand)" on an Icelandic fishing trawler. A boatswain is a senior crew member, not a rookie deckhand. Walter tracked the boat down by flying to Nuuk, its port of r
Quite clearly a body double as Walter Mitty crashes his cycles and rolls over the rocks.
During the skateboard tricks in the park, it's quite clearly a body double as Walter Mitty performing the tricks.
When Walter is longboarding down the mountain in Iceland, in the close shots of him where is face is visible, we see him wearing a pair of Nike running shoes. When the stuntman who does the long shots is filmed skateboarding, he is wearing a pair of Nike
Immediately after arriving in Afghanistan, Walter walks in front of mountains, then a waterfall. Both shots are from Iceland. The mountain is Hvannadalshnúkur. The waterfall, Skogafoss, is at the foot of Eyjafjallajökull mountain, where Walter had already
Walter Mitty flies to Greenland in a jet. He lands in Nuuk in an Airbus 332. Air Greenland, the airline pictured, flies its only jet, an Airbus 332, between Copenhagen, Denmark and Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. The Nuuk runway is too short for an Airbus 332 t
The fishing vessel crewmen show Walter a wildly inaccurate map. It shows the Eyjafjallajökull volcano nestled deep in a fjord in what appears to be the Westfjords region in the northwest corner of the island. Eyjafjallajökull is located on the coastline i
Walter's resume mentions helicopter free diving in the North Sea. Walter's helicopter ride between Greenland and Iceland wouldn't have taken him over the North Sea.
When Walter Mitty visits Sean O'Connell in the Himalayas, O'Connell uses an old Nikon F3/T camera with what appears to be a Nikon 400/2.8G lens attached. While it's technically possible to use that combination, the lens has no aperture ring and no way to
After jumping into the ocean off the coast of Greenland, Walter is attacked by what appears to be a Great White shark. The northern limit of the Great White's natural range is far south of Greenland and Iceland. The Greenland shark, which lives in sub-Arc
There is only 26 countries that had Arabic as official language not 40. And "Ragul Kawy" means strong man without little.
Walter jumps from a helicopter into the ocean. A person can remain conscious for nearly 15 minutes in water at 2 degrees Celsius, and survive for nearly 45 minutes, if they don't suffer cardiac arrest on immersion.
During his first trip, Walter carries the wallet with the negative. When he jumps to the water, the wallet, the negative, and the envelope most get wet. When he later takes out the envelope, it looks as if it was always dry.
When Walter writes his on-line resume, he says he earned his keep as a "boatswain (unpaid deckhand)" on an Icelandic fishing trawler. A boatswain is a senior crew member, not a rookie deckhand. Walter tracked the boat down by flying to Nuuk, its port of r
When Walter is longboarding down the mountain in Iceland, in the close shots of him where is face is visible, we see him wearing a pair of Nike running shoes. When the stuntman who does the long shots is filmed skateboarding, he is wearing a pair of Nike
Immediately after arriving in Afghanistan, Walter walks in front of mountains, then a waterfall. Both shots are from Iceland. The mountain is Hvannadalshnúkur. The waterfall, Skogafoss, is at the foot of Eyjafjallajökull mountain, where Walter had already
Walter Mitty flies to Greenland in a jet. He lands in Nuuk in an Airbus 332. Air Greenland, the airline pictured, flies its only jet, an Airbus 332, between Copenhagen, Denmark and Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. The Nuuk runway is too short for an Airbus 332 t
The fishing vessel crewmen show Walter a wildly inaccurate map. It shows the Eyjafjallajökull volcano nestled deep in a fjord in what appears to be the Westfjords region in the northwest corner of the island. Eyjafjallajökull is located on the coastline i
When Walter Mitty visits Sean O'Connell in the Himalayas, O'Connell uses an old Nikon F3/T camera with what appears to be a Nikon 400/2.8G lens attached. While it's technically possible to use that combination, the lens has no aperture ring and no way to
After jumping into the ocean off the coast of Greenland, Walter is attacked by what appears to be a Great White shark. The northern limit of the Great White's natural range is far south of Greenland and Iceland. The Greenland shark, which lives in sub-Arc
When Walter writes his on-line resume, he says he earned his keep as a "boatswain (unpaid deckhand)" on an Icelandic fishing trawler. A boatswain is a senior crew member, not a rookie deckhand. Walter tracked the boat down by flying to Nuuk, its port of r
When Walter is longboarding down the mountain in Iceland, in the close shots of him where is face is visible, we see him wearing a pair of Nike running shoes. When the stuntman who does the long shots is filmed skateboarding, he is wearing a pair of Nike
Immediately after arriving in Afghanistan, Walter walks in front of mountains, then a waterfall. Both shots are from Iceland. The mountain is Hvannadalshnúkur. The waterfall, Skogafoss, is at the foot of Eyjafjallajökull mountain, where Walter had already
Walter Mitty flies to Greenland in a jet. He lands in Nuuk in an Airbus 332. Air Greenland, the airline pictured, flies its only jet, an Airbus 332, between Copenhagen, Denmark and Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. The Nuuk runway is too short for an Airbus 332 t
The fishing vessel crewmen show Walter a wildly inaccurate map. It shows the Eyjafjallajökull volcano nestled deep in a fjord in what appears to be the Westfjords region in the northwest corner of the island. Eyjafjallajökull is located on the coastline i
When Walter Mitty visits Sean O'Connell in the Himalayas, O'Connell uses an old Nikon F3/T camera with what appears to be a Nikon 400/2.8G lens attached. While it's technically possible to use that combination, the lens has no aperture ring and no way to
After jumping into the ocean off the coast of Greenland, Walter is attacked by what appears to be a Great White shark. The northern limit of the Great White's natural range is far south of Greenland and Iceland. The Greenland shark, which lives in sub-Arc
When Walter writes his on-line resume, he says he earned his keep as a "boatswain (unpaid deckhand)" on an Icelandic fishing trawler. A boatswain is a senior crew member, not a rookie deckhand. Walter tracked the boat down by flying to Nuuk, its port of registration, so it was a Greenlandic vessel, not Icelandic.
"Ragul Kawy" means strong man, without "little."
When Walter performs skateboard tricks in the park, the actor is quite clearly a stunt double.
When Walter Mitty crashes his cycle and rolls over the rocks, the actor is clearly a stunt double.
When Walter longboards down the mountain in Iceland, he wears Nike running shoes in the close-ups, and Nike SB (skateboard) shoes in long shots.
When Walter arrives at work, he pours coffee into a paper cup, and is distracted by Cheryl before drinking it. When he sets the cup down a moment later, it makes the hollow sound of an empty cup.
Three different skateboards: Board #1 When Walter trades for the skateboard with the Greenville teens, the 'Longboard' he receives is likely a Bustin Boombox (full kick tails front and back). Then the actual board he is seen riding down the hill toward the volcano is the #2 board likely a Bustin EQ (Pintail board no kicks). He finishes the slide on the EQ, but the board changes back to the Boombox next scene as he carries it. (Kick tails again)In the e-mail sent to Walter from Sheryl's kid, there is #3 and final board, unsure what board this is, but it's definitely far different and shorter, you can tell the different shape (longer kicks) if you look closely.To attempt to maintain some level of continuity, they all have Paris 180 trucks and Bustin Swift blue wheels, UNITL the e-mail video where Rich (Sheryl's kid) mounts smaller black skateboard wheels on instead of the Blue Bustin Longboard wheels.
Immediately after arriving in Afghanistan, Walter walks in front of mountains, then a waterfall. Both shots are from Iceland. The mountain is Hvannadalshnúkur. The waterfall, Skogafoss, is at the foot of Eyjafjallajökull mountain, where Walter had already been.
Walter Mitty flies to Greenland in a jet. He lands in Nuuk in an Airbus 332. Air Greenland, the airline pictured, flies its only jet, an Airbus 332, between Copenhagen, Denmark and Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. The Nuuk runway is too short for an Airbus 332 to land.
The fishing vessel crewmen show Walter a wildly inaccurate map. It shows the Eyjafjallajökull volcano nestled deep in a fjord in what appears to be the Westfjords region in the northwest corner of the island. Eyjafjallajökull is located on the coastline in the Southern Region.
When Walter Mitty visits Sean O'Connell in the Himalayas, O'Connell uses an old Nikon F3/T camera with what appears to be a Nikon 400/2.8G lens attached. While it's technically possible to use that combination, the lens has no aperture ring and no way to set the aperture on that body. A professional photographer would not use this combination, especially if they preferred vintage equipment.
After jumping into the ocean off the coast of Greenland, Walter is attacked by what appears to be a Great White shark. The northern limit of the Great White's natural range is far south of Greenland and Iceland. The Greenland shark, which lives in sub-Arctic waters, is a very different animal.
Arabic is an official language in 26 countries, not 40. "Ragul Kawy" means strong man, not strong little man.
Walter, who had never been to anyplace but Phoenix, would not have had a passport, and could not have gotten one quickly enough to leave for Greenland immediately.
in the beginning of the movie, Walter and Cheryl reveal that Sean is an old school person and doesn't have a phone. but when Walter meets the fisherman, one of the fisherman told him that Sean teach him and giving him tips for his Instagram.
When Sean takes the cover photo of Walter, Walter sits in front of the Life building holding the contact sheet in his hand, searching for negative 25. If the negative was already in his wallet, it would not be on the contact sheet. Walter is wearing also the same clothing in the scene as on the cover. Sean could not have taken a picture of Walters mother's piano because Walter holds the photograph right next to the piano just after it arrives in the new flat. The piano didn't fit through the windows, so Sean wasn't able to take a picture of it before that.
During his first trip, Walter carries the wallet with the negative. When he jumps to the water, the wallet, the negative, and the envelope get wet. When he takes out the envelope later, it looks as if it was always dry.
The dogs shown outside in Greenland are not authentic Greenlandic sled dogs, the only dogs allowed in Greenland. This is only true north of latitude 66, and Nuuk is well south of this. In fact, Greenland Dogs are likewise not allowed south of the 66th, specifically to avoid interbreeding.