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Other mistake: In the scene where Antwone is in Cmdr. Davenport's office and he is wearing the black, long sleeve shirt and tie, he has mysteriously been promoted from E-1 to E-4. He had never reached that rank anytime in the movie.

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Other mistake: The scenery in the "I Love Lucy" on-stage scenes shows the Ricardos' apartment with a living room window. That was the apartment they moved into after Little Ricky was born. Before that, they lived in an apartment with no (visible) window in the living room.

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Continuity mistake: When Eddie is about to be interrogated by the Turks, he's tied up with his hat on. In the next shot his hat is off, and just as the Turk administers the truth shot he rips Eddie's hat of his head.

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Factual error: The phone at the Peacocks house is too modern for the time - the cord going into the handset had a clip in cord versus being attached directly to the piece.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Matthew Broderick leaves his wife's hospital room and has to sniff out which book she picked off the shelf while he is gone, you can see that she picked a green book. But when he comes back in he takes a blue book off the shelf, as she says that that was the correct one.

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Continuity mistake: When Chris is hit by a car, he has both shoes on after the impact, when he is rolling on the ground. One of them suddenly disappears in the following shot.

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Factual error: When Buddy and the musicians tour bus is towed to the Clear Lake Auditorium for the final concert before the fatal air crash, the canopy states that the concert is on the 3rd of February. The fatal accident that took Buddy, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens occurred at 1am on 3rd February 1959 so the canopy should have read 2nd February.

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Audio problem: In the scene where Malcolm is playing Russian Roulette, watch closely around the part when Malcolm begins to stand over the other guy with the gun pointed at his nose. You can hear Malcolm talking, but his lips aren't moving.

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Factual error: Just after the start of the Korean War, McArthur places a map of Korea on the hood of a jeep to explain to a subordinate general his plans to invade Inchon. The map shows the boundary of North and South Korea not along the 38th parallel, which was the border at the time (1950), but along today's DMZ - not established until the Korean armistice was signed in 1953.

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Factual error: The film strongly implies that John Dudley, the Duke of Northumberland, keeps his head (literally) by converting to Catholicism. In fact, he was executed well before Lady Jane Grey was.

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Revealing mistake: When FDR is getting put in the pool at warm springs for the first time, you can see see his normal legs and they have not been done over by CGI, to look as though he has suffered through polio.

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Factual error: When Richard asks Art his opinion of his book, a copy of "Haymarket Scrapbook" is on a shelf. This book was first published in 1986, yet Richard's book will be published in 1981. (01:03:00)

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Factual error: Towards the beginning of the film, the Cashes receive a notice about their rent. It's the 1950's and the address has a ZIP code. ZIP codes were not introduced until 1963.

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Factual error: Julia Child's address on the envelope that she received from publishing company Alfred A Knopf contains a zip code. The envelope contains a letter informing Julia that Knopf wanted to publish her cookbook. That first cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, was first published in 1961. The US Post Office didn't initiate zip codes until 1963.

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Factual error: When Mark Felt and the FBI Director are in a car on the way to the Watergate hearings in 1972 or 1973, from the car window, you see the WW2 memorial, which was built in 2004.

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Continuity mistake: When Corbin writes FISA on the board, the text changes between shots, note the circle surrounding it.

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Factual error: In a picture from the UN headquarters in New York in the year 2003 you see two German flags. The German Democrativ Republic hasn't existed since 1990. (01:16:04)

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Continuity mistake: When the mayor of San Francisco signs the new 'gay rights bill,' he puts the pen to paper with his left hand in the far away shot. When the camera cuts to the close up of him signing the bill, he's writing with his right hand.

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Other mistake: Just after signing the contract, you briefly see Stan in his hotel room. The smoke from his cigarette is moving downwards.

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