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Factual error: At one point in the movie, some characters are gathered in the break room that has bags of chips. One of these chip bags is a Doritos bag which has the modern logo. This logo was not implemented until 2013.

Kai Hellberg

Factual error: When the car with the priest and the bishop drive off in 1976, the Massachusetts license plate is 6LW H51 which does not follow the serial patterns from the timeframe. (00:02:15)

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Factual error: The 2001 story starts in July but there is a scene in church that has the word Pentecost in it. Pentecost Sunday in 2001 was June 3. (00:27:00)

Factual error: Cardinal Law is shown in a business suit with a conspicuous pectoral cross. Catholic bishops wear the cross "out" only for religious ceremonies with full vestments. Day to day the cross is in an inside breast pocket with only the gold chain showing.

Factual error: When a priest is speaking from a pulpit in church there is a sign board behind him indicating the hymns to be sung on Pentecost Sunday. The priest is wearing a green chasuble. On Pentecost Sunday he would be wearing a red chasuble.

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Suggested correction: The board does say "Pentecost", yes. On the second line. The first line being "3rd Sun after", so that'd be Sunday June 24, not Pentecost and therefore no need for special paraments.

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Continuity mistake: When Rachel McAdams is interviewing Joe in the coffee shop, she starts off with a couple of lines written on her notepad, then half a page, then back to a few lines, then a full page, etc. It changes in almost every shot. (00:38:40)

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