In America

In America (2002)

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Corrected entry: As the family is driving through New York, the radio station that's playing advertises itself as "music from the '60s, '70s, '80s, and '90s." This wouldn't have been possible since the movie is set in the 1980s.

Correction: That's kind of a joke that some radio stations use for a slogan. Their music is so current, they play music that hasn't even been made yet. I've heard a number of radio stations using that slogan.


Corrected entry: At the end of the movie we see Christy watching an old video of her brother Frankie. There's one reversed shot with the camcorder monitor on the right side. (01:33:55)


Correction: The monitor on that camera actually flips forward and if you look properly, the lens is facing her. The scene is correct.

Corrected entry: In the carnival scene, at the game booth where the father is trying to win the ET doll for his youngest daughter, in the shot where they put the rest of the rent money down for his last chance, some of the bills in the pile are the newer, larger portrait bills. The movie takes place in the early 1980's. The redesign of the U.S. currency didn't start until 1996. (00:23:45)

Correction: This movie was not set in the early 80's. This common misperception was acknowledged by the director in an interview. Sheridan and his family came over from Ireland in 1982, but he admits that he purposely makes the time of the film ambiguous - the Jessica Alba billboard; lack of WTC in the NYC skyline; the "Eminem"-style rapper referencing Boris Yeltsin; the modern-day cabs in some scenes; etc. Here's a link to the interview:

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Johnny wins the E.T. doll the onlookers keep moving between shots. First Sarah moves from the counter behind her daughters, and later the crowd are either standing still and staring at Johnny or moving and talking to each other in alternating shots. (00:20:55 - 00:23:55)


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Johnny: Do you want me to lie?
Sarah: You're the only actor in the world who can't lie, Johnny. Even for the sake of your kids.
Johnny: What does that mean?
Sarah: If you can't touch somebody you created, how can you create somebody that'll touch anybody?
Johnny: What are you going on about?
Sarah: Acting, Johnny. And bringing something to life, it's the same thing. That's why you can't get a job acting, Johnny, because you can't feel anything.
Johnny: This baby's not Frankie, Sarah.

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