Lincoln

Corrected entry: At one point Lincoln is recognised from his effigy on a 50-cent piece. No living American has ever been depicted on US coins. Lincoln's portrait now familiar on 1-cent coins did not appear until 1909.

Correction: From http://www.kennedymint.net/fractional_currency/fractional_currency.asp?cat2=50+Cents&cat3=Lincoln+Fractional+Currency&cat4=1869-1875+50+Cent+4th+Issue: Fractional Currency was issued by the United States from 1862 to 1875. During the Civil War, the hoarding of coins required the U. S. Government to issue the making of this interesting short-lived series of notes. Notes were issued in denominations of 3, 5, 10, 15, 25, and 50 cents. There were 28 different, major types of these unusual notes issued. They remain legal tender to this day.

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Revealing mistake: When Stevens leaves the house about halfway through and sits on a bench there is a modern electrical outlet on the wall to his left.

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Abraham Lincoln: I am the president of the United States of America, clothed in immense power! You will procure me those votes!

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Trivia: Director Steven Spielberg obtained permission from the museum that holds Abraham Lincoln's original pocket watch to record the sound of the watch for use in the movie. So, in several scenes where Lincoln is in contemplative thought and fiddling with his watch, the ticking watch sound is actually the same as Lincoln heard 150 years ago.

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Question: In all the articles I have read, Booth shot Lincoln then jumped out of the box into the audience below, spraining his ankle. He managed to escape because the audience thought it was part of the act. In the movie the show is interrupted by the Manager coming onto the stage to announce that Lincoln had just been shot - no disruption during the show until then. Is this a goof or not?

Answer: Lincoln was shot at Ford's theater while attending the play Our American Cousin. The interruption by the manager to announce that Lincoln had been shot was during a different play that Tad Lincoln was watching at the time in a completely different theater.

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