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The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981) Poster

Goofs

Anachronisms 

(at around 1h 35 mins) When Cora walks to the door of the café after coming back from her mother's, her zipper and zipper pull show. What we see is an "invisible" zipper which were not invented until the early 1960's.
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Jump to: Anachronisms (2) | Continuity (2) | Crew or equipment visible (1) | Factual errors (1) | Spoilers (1)

Anachronisms 

Modern-day paper currency is used in craps game set during Great Depression, instead of silver certificate dollar bills then in use.
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When Frank and Cora attempt to leave for Chicago, a portion of a modern skyscraper is clearly visible at the top of the frame as they cross the street.
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Continuity 

In the ending scene, as Frank is caressing Cora's hand, Franks left foot is in between the rock and the hat, and Cora's hand is about a foot away from both. In the next shot, her hand, the rock, and the hat are right next to each other and Franks foot is gone.
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When Frank confronts Cora with the money after returning from the bus depot, he is standing in front of a clothesline where a sheet alternates between being tightly pinned and sagging between shots.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When the car goes down the hill the first time, the passenger door comes open and a person can be seen exiting the car through it (1:03:48).
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Factual errors 

Cora threatens to expose Frank, however a wife cannot testify against her husband.
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Spoilers 

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Continuity 

At the end of the film, Frank fondles the dead Cora's hand with his right hand. In the following close-up shot, he is touching her hand (now close by his hat on the ground) with his left hand.
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