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Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) Poster

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Anachronisms 

The Bose speakers at the "teen make-out dance party" didn't exist in 1960. Bose Corporation was founded in 1964. The distinctively shaped Bose 901 "Direct/Reflecting" speakers on shelves on the wall (above Charlie and his singing group) first appeared in 1968.
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Peggy's dad brings home a "new" Edsel, which is a 1958 model, in the April 1960 setting of the movie. There was a 1960 Edsel, but its production was phased out by Ford Motor Company in November 1959 after only 2,846 of the 1960 model were built.
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In the scene Michael Fitzsimmons and Peggy Sue Kelcher are outside of the Donut Hole cafe, while the song "You Can't Sit Down" by Phil Upchurch was played on the jukebox. This song was originally recorded by the Dovells in 1963.
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During the scene where Peggy goes into the record store, the road can be seen through the window. The road has double yellow road striping. MUCDT did not introduce / roll out double yellow striping until 1961 and even then would not have been popular until at least 1963/4. Double white stripes, or single white or yellow would have been valid at the time.
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When Richard Norvick tells Peggy Sue to stand in front of a responding fire engine to see if she is dead, the fire truck is the correct style for the era, but the helmets that the firefighters are wearing are of modern fiberglass design with a salad bowl shape that didn't come into vogue until the 1980s when the movie was made. Fire helmets of the 1960s would have been of tin or leather construction with a more traditional shape.
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(Incorrectly regarded as a goof?)About forty minutes into the picture, Peggy Sue is having a conversation with science genius Richard Norvick and if you look carefully at the board at the front of the classroom, in the background behind the characters, there's a characterization of Saturn, with a couple of its moons; this characterization would have been utterly impossible back in 1960, when supposedly the scene is taking place. The details seen in this scene are way too vivid, and could only have become possible in the mid-eighties, which is exactly when the film was being shot. The thing is, in this picture, it must be remembered that Peggy Sue is dreaming all this, and could possibly recall what the planet and its moons might actually have looked like, given that it isn't the early sixties in her mind. It really is the middle eighties. Additionally, it's possible that director Coppola has placed the images of Saturn and its moons in the scene as a sort of a little joke on the viewer. You decide.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Peggy Sue tells Richard that she had "come from the future", you can see that she actually said "back from the future" by watching her lips. The line was apparently overdubbed later so the movie wouldn't make viewers think of the recently-released hit movie Back to the Future.
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In the opening mirror shot's TV image, the text is legible, but TV image should have appeared reversed if being viewed in a mirror.
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When Carol and Maddie are in Peggy's room asking about her date with Michael Fitzsimmons, the camera angle shows all three girls. Maddie says "Yeah, he's so cool and mysterious," but her mouth doesn't move.
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Character error 

When Peggy Sue wakes up in 1960, she is wearing the same dress from the reunion which has changed from silver lame' to pale blue taffeta. The dress is full-skirted with a revealing bodice. Yet no one questions why she is wearing a formal dress to school.
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Charlie accidentally juxtaposes his words when he says "The Tigers have got four 20-game potential winners." He means to say "The Tigers have got four potential 20-game winners."
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Continuity 

When Peggy faints at the reunion, Charlie is on her left side. In the next shot, Charlie is in the background, and Beth looks back at him. In the next shot, he is back at her left side.
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When Charlie shows Peggy Sue the book that Michael Fitzsimmons dedicated to her, it switches from having a dust jacket to not having one, and then back again.
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At the beginning of "dream" part of the movie, Charlie's hair is a very light blond. Toward the middle of the movie, it's noticeably darker. At the end, it's light blond again.
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When the family rushes out to look at the new car, Peggy Sue opens the liquor bottle twice without replacing the top.
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Maddie's hair style changes between shots when Peggy first sees her outside at the reunion, when they are inside and Maddie tells Peggy to find a table, and when Maddie and her husband join the table.
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When Michael and Peggy Sue are kissing on top of the hill, he unbuttons the top button of her shirt twice.
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When Carol and Maddie are driving Peggy Sue home after giving blood, on the way to Peggy's house, they pass the same blue car and the same red car three different times.
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The jar of M&Ms behind Peggy Sue when she is in the kitchen with her daughter.
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When Charlie and Peggy leave Peggy's house in Charlie's 1958 Chevy, there isn't a review mirror inside the car. Later, when they arrive at school, there is.
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Revealing mistakes 

At beginning of movie, Peggy Sue and the actions of her reflection in the mirror don't match up exactly. Most of the mirror scenes were done with doubles in reverse, making synchronized movements very hard.
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