Factual error: The movie is supposed to take place over the course of a single summer. In one section of the film, Bobby is reading a story about VP Nixon's recent Presidential nomination, which took place in 1960. Later, he is reading a story of Maury Wills base stealing record, which occurred in 1962. (00:25:00)
Factual error: At the end of the movie Bobbie is riding off on his Schwinn Phantom. The film has been reversed, as it shows the kick stand of the bike on the right side of the bicycle. The kickstand on a Phantom, as all other bikes, is on the left. (01:31:30)
Continuity mistake: When Bobby is sitting in the kitchen listening to his mom talk about "what his dad left them with" his arms are down on the table. In the next shot, his arms are instantly in front of him holding his new library card. (00:08:15)
Continuity mistake: When Bobby comes to say good-bye to Carol her silhouette is seen through a bedsheet. She takes a piece of cloth from the basket, lifts it a little but drops her arms when Bobby comes closer. In the next, close-up shot she is looking at Bobby with her empty hands up in the air. Besides, the clotheslines look way too high for her. (01:26:15)
Continuity mistake: When Ted is offering Bobby the job, he throws the newspaper toward Bobby. Bobby takes his hand partially off the root beer he's holding and in the next shot, his hand is instantly holding the root beer.
Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the movie, Bobby, Carol and Sully are running through the baseball field towards the lake. Carol has nothing in her hands however, in the next scene, Carol has a white bagged lunch in her hand. How did it get there? (00:09:45)
Continuity mistake: When Ted and Bobby leave the pool hall, they run through the rain to a taxi sitting in the street. Despite the fact that the rain is pelting down, the windows of the taxi are open. If you slow down at this point, you can also see that the rain is only falling in front of the camera; it isn't hitting the taxi or the actors.
Continuity mistake: When the bullies are bothering Bobby and Carol, keep your eyes on Carol's hair clip. It changes places in every shot. (00:51:30)