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Moscow on the Hudson (1984) Poster

Goofs

Anachronisms 

In the USSR of the 1980s even teenagers weren't acquainted with middle finger gesture, let alone an 80-year-old man doing it towards KGB officers.
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Back in 1980s the only foreign public bus purchased by USSR was Hungarian Ikarus, while definitely different buses were used for filming Moscow. Also the truck selling gasoline suppose to be military judging by its khaki color, which MUST be Soviet made, but is obviously foreign.
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Character error 

In Ivanov's Moscow apartment he greets his family "utro" ("morning" in English). But it doesn't work in Russian. The only correct way is to say it in full "dobroe utro" (good morning). Obviously but mistakenly copied from common way to cut it short in English - "morning".
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Crew or equipment visible 

Right at the start of film you can see crew reflected in window as Robin Williams is headed to the line to get shoes(right when the Soviet Officer catches up to him as well)
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Factual errors 

Orlando and Vladimir's "Korean Cab Driver" speaks in Japanese after Orlando berates him for missing a turn. ("Gaijin urusai! Monku, monku!" - "Annoying foreigner! Complain! Complain!")
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Miscellaneous 

In the credits, the city that is known as München in German and as Munich in English is listed as "Münich".
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

When Antoly writes "FREEDOM" on the bus window, some incorrectly believed he was writing it in dust on a previously clean window. He was writing it in condensation.
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Revealing mistakes 

Whenever Vladimir plays the saxophone, he is clearly not playing the music heard (the fingering is off and there doesn't seem to be any particular rhyme or reason to his breathing).
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All license plates on Moscow cars are obviously fakes, especially the ones on the KGB's Volga.
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Road signs in Moscow scenes are messy. For instance, Vladimir passes sign "no vehicles allowed" and some meters after you can see the sign "parking forbidden" which means a vehicle suppose to disrespect 1st sign to succeed in disrespecting then the 2nd.
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