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Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988) Poster

Goofs

Anachronisms 

The transport plane that the car is loaded into on the ground is a C-123 Provider, which made its first flight in October, 1949. The particular variant depicted (with jet pods) did not appear until the 1960s. The air-to-air footage shows a different airplane, a DHC-4 Caribou, which first flew in 1958.
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Widescreen images dependent upon lenses not available until 1953 even for theatrical films are used in internal documentaries and the public relation footage in a movie set in 1947 or 1948.
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Throughout the film, water coolers are seen with molded plastic bottles atop them. Molded plastic for water cooler bottles weren't available for until years later.
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Character error 

While discussing a new plant, Abe says that the plant is "73 acres long." An acre is a unit of space, not of distance.
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Continuity 

When Tucker is in his plant contemplating his impending demise, he drops his cigarette and puts it out, but in the next scene, he continues to press down his foot like there's a cigarette underneath it, but when he walks away nothing is there.
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When the car crashes on the test track, the rear bumper comes off. Moments later when the damaged car drives away, the rear bumper is fine.
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A wide shot is used showing the jury entering the courtroom with their verdict. The judge is shown standing as required for proper courtroom etiquette. Partway through the jury's entrance a cut is made to a slightly tighter shot but now the judge is dishonorably shown as seated.
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During the nighttime scene between Tucker and Abe outside the Tucker plant, the red lit Tucker sign is on, then off, then on again before it is finally switched off along with all the other exterior lights.
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Crew or equipment visible 

In the last scene crew members are clearly visible reflected in the red car.
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Errors in geography 

During the early drive sequence which is supposed to be taking place in Ypsilanti, Michigan (700 feet above sea level), the California mountains can clearly be seen in the background.
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