Best comedy movie factual errors of 1973

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American Graffiti picture

Factual error: In one scene a parked car is sitting along the street - it is a '68 Chevy, it has sidelights. Yet the film is set in 1962.

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The Sting picture

Factual error: When Lonnegan brings the briefcase full of money to the cage for his big bet, all of the 100s in the case are series 1966 federal reserve notes, which obviously did not exist in the 1920s or 30s.

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The Thief Who Came to Dinner picture

Factual error: When Webster is attempting to open his first safe, on the job, so to speak, he only turns the wheel once. Now, I am not an expert on safes, but I do know that the wheel must be turned back and forth, with the correct numbers, a few times, at least.

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