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The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) Poster

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Anachronisms 

Billy's still camera is a Nikon F2 Photomic, which was not released until 1971, while the film takes place in 1965.
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The LE TIGRE t-shirts the reporters are wearing did not come until 1977 - they were not around in 1965.
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As Guy is arriving in Jakarta Billy Kwan's VO tells us it is June 25th, 1965, but the copy of Time Magazine Guy is clutching as he passes through immigration is actually the July 30th, 1965 issue with the famous Marc Chagall self portrait cover.
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Note the the black Chevrolet, with left hand drive. Indonesians have generally operated right hand drive, and American cars were widely available in many parts of the world with right hand drive, in that era. Some USA manufacturers e.g. Ford Motor Company, GM, Chrysler did manufacture right hand drive automobiles in Canada for export to left hand traffic nations usually those from the British Commonwealth - in some cases some nations. e.g. Australia, South Africa, Thailand did assemble North American-market automobiles in their respective markets (especially with local content manufacture) where import tariffs are imposed.
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Continuity 

The rear window of Guy's car is smashed when the mob attacks it. The next shot is from inside the car, which shows the rear window still intact.
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In the sudden storm scene, when Guy and Jillian get into his car to get out of the rain. In the close reverse shot of Guy, water is clearly leaking heavily into the car through a crack in the door or window. But in the shot from behind the front seat of both the characters, there is no leak.
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When Guy runs toward Jill as she is leaving the party to keep her from going to Billy, his left hand is covered with blood. When he returns to Billy and puts his hand under Billy's head, there is no blood on his hand.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Guy drops Jill at the British Embassy, a member of the crew is reflected in the car window.
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Factual errors 

The song by Richard Strauss is incorrectly listed in the end credits. It's "Beim Schlafengehen" ("Going to Sleep"), not "September." "September" is another of the "Four Last Songs" from which this one is taken; lyrics to both are by Herman Hesse.
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Billy Kwan should have the same type of dwarfism as his father, and yet his limbs and body are perfectly normal despite his small size.
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