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(1986)

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Anachronisms 

In the beginning of the movie, the main character (Woods) complains to his friend (Belushi) that San Francisco has become a "yuppie" town. The word "yuppie" is used frequently. However, the movie is set in 1980-81, and the term "yuppie" didn't become popular until 1983-84. An early, obscure use of the word from 1980 exists, but a syndicated 1983 magazine article is commonly viewed as the introduction of the term.
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Character error 

In the middle of the film, during Christmas, Cathy Moore says to Richard Boyle "you're 42 years-old." At the end of the film the border officer reports his birth date as being "2-26-43". As the story takes place during 1980-1981, Boyle would be 37 or 38 years-old during that time period.
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Boyle refers to rebels possessing Belgian FLNs. He probably means FALs.
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Continuity 

The position of the gun in the red-shirted man's hand changes from lowered to 90 degrees with his body.
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Crew or equipment visible 

At minute 41:44, when Major Max is giving his speech at the dinner table, as he circles the table you can clearly see the camera and boom operator reflected in the black window behind him.
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Errors in geography 

El Salvador doesn't have nearly as many cows as the film portrays.
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Factual errors 

When the colonel approaches Boyle, he is sprayed with mace. Less than half a minute later, he has completely recovered.
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Archbishop Romero is killed at point-blank range by a handgun. However, the real Romero was shot by a sniper (though in the same circumstances).
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Revealing mistakes 

When the young man is executed while Belushi and Woods are in the armored personnel carrier, the gun is obviously pointed over the man's head.
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When Richard Boyle is being attacked by the thugs, you can clearly see that the blows do not hit him, yet he reacts as if it were so.
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