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Unable to correct character names because the (low-budget) movie got it wrong

I've been attempting to correct the name of the character Garrett Morris plays in The Stuff (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090094/reference) to 'Chocolate Chip' Charlie W. Hobbs, which is the correct name and the one that WAS on the entry until sometime between February and May of 2020. The problem is that the wrong name on the IMDb as of right now is "technically correct" because the credits for the movie got the name wrong. Is there some way to either correct the name, or use the Attribute blank to indicate the credits were wrong? I haven't dealt with this situation before so I don't know how to handle it. I know if it was the actor's name then there would be an (as...) parenthetical credit but I don't know if I can use it for this situation. Thanks for any advice you can give.

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Hace 4 m

Hi glitterninja -

We list character names as they appear in the on-screen credits, even if there is a character name error.  The attribute field is meant for a performer's name only, so you cannot use this attribute field to mention the correct character name.

The only place where it might be worth mentioning the character name error is within the "Trivia" section.

I hope this helps!

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@Michelle​ Thanks Michelle, that's really unfortunate in this case, but I figured that might be the issue. Someone has already mentioned the David/Mo credit issue in the Crazy Credits section so that might be an option as well. Thanks for the response!

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Hace 4 m

I was (most likely) the one that changed this credit because it is not how he is credited on screen. He is credited as "Chocolate" Charlie. 

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@adrian​ I'm aware that's how he's credited in the movie, I already said that in my post.

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@glitterninja​ 

Then, perhaps you should read the cast guide and you'll see why the credit change was denied.

IMDb's general principle for cast is to always follow what's listed in the onscreen credits - this is why it's important to capture the difference between those listed in the end credits and those who aren't.

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@adrian​ I know why it was denied, I said that in my post as well!