Best biography movie factual errors of 2016

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LBJ (2016)

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Factual error: Round gallon ice cream containers did not exist in the 60s.

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Suggested correction: The container in the film is a quart and the brand Dreyer's had that style of container as early as 1928.

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Factual error: As Ray is driving around the country selling his machines, we see town mileage signs that are green with white lettering. In the early 50s they were white with black lettering.

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Factual error: During the evacuation scenes there are several scenes where there are leaves on the trees. This happened in January.

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Factual error: When Eakins returns to the house after he swears an oath to the union. You can see a thermostat on the wall behind him. (01:40:00)

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Factual error: Mrs. Loving washes Corelle dishes after dinner with the Life magazine photographer. Those photos were in 1965 and Corelle dishes were not introduced until the 1970's. (01:27:00)

Amelia Black

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Factual error: The film is set in 1987 and Eddie ends up in hospital. However the bed we see him on is a fairly modern one with hand controls to raise and lower the bed. Not available in 1987.

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Factual error: Women's stockings had seams in 1944. When people are dancing at the party in Bayfield's apartment, the backs of women's legs appear in enough shots to show that their stockings, anachronistically, are seamless.

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Factual error: In the letter Nina Fawcett writes to her husband in case she dies during childbirth she mentions their unborn son. There's no way she could know the gender.

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Factual error: Once the men first climb up to "Hacksaw Ridge," the camera pans over numerous corpses. One of them has an M1 Helmet lying on its top to where the liner is seen. The liner has the web suspension straps cross each other instead of being tied in the center. This means the liner is a Vietnam era type, and not World War II.

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Factual error: When Vinny Panzienza has his cervical halo brace removed (without anesthetics), he yells and groans and grunts in pain, but his hands are relaxed on the arms of the chair. I can tell you, from experience with this exact situation, the pain is so intense that his hands should have been clenched as tight as a vise.

Charles Austin Miller

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Factual error: There would be no room for a thumb drive inside of a real Rubik's Cube due to the way they are constructed. When dismantled, the individual moving parts are quite small. It would certainly be possible to construct a facsimile of a Rubik's Cube that would have enough room, but it wouldn't be a fully functional puzzle the way it was in the film.

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Factual error: In the Templehoff Airport flyover scene there are Soviet era Antonov An-12 propeller driven aircraft on the tarmac. These were first used by the Soviets in 1953.

Bryan Beers

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Factual error: Jackie is handling medication vials and taking a pill. Some of the vials have childproof "palm and twist" caps, but they were not invented until 1967. (00:48:00 - 00:49:00)

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Factual error: The jacket blurb and plot synopsis for "Anthropoid" are historically and factually incorrect in stating that Heydrich was "third in command" of Nazi Germany. He was not; there was a chain of Nazi hierarchy above him and any historian of Nazi Germany will verify that. Unfortunately, Rotten Tomatoes perpetuates this inaccuracy by using the same jacket blurb in its own plot summary of the movie.

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Factual error: In the wedding scene and after the arrests, the U.S. Customs Service officials in uniform with the canines have two Customs patches on their jackets dating from the late 90s. In the 1980s and 1990s the Customs Service uniforms had only one patch on the left sleeve. (01:58:00)

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Factual error: James is playing his guitar outside a station. Before the frontal shot that identifies it as Covent Garden, there's a street poster for the musical version of "Matilda." The play was already in existence in the movie timeframe, but the poster is in its "Believe the hype" version that is post 2013. The movie ends in 2012. (00:19:55)

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