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Drugstore Cowboy (1989) Poster

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Anachronisms 

The Portland skyline has buildings visible that were not built until the 1980s.
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HBO sign visible outside the hotel.
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The bus passes a riding arena with blue polyethylene barrels for "barrel riding". In 1971 they would have been steel.
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In the last scene there is a 1975 or newer white and red colored Ford Van in the background. That boxy styled front end came to be in 1975 and ended in 1991.
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Continuity 

Bobby's gloves disappear when prising open the metal locker in the hospital.
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The amount of sweat and blood on Bobby's shirt changes between shots in the women's bathroom at the hospital.
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When Bob first meets with Father Tom and they're talking while seated, at the end of the conversation, Father Tom is leaning either forwards or resting at the chair's back between shots.
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When Nadine puts the hat on the bed and lies down besides it, it's crushed in a regular camera angle, and not crushed when shown from above and it moves around between each shot.
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When Bob returns to his apartment, having given Father Tom the drugs Dianne brought him, it is clear that, as he walks the corridor, his apartment's door is open and light comes from inside. In the next shot, he opens the door to a dark apartment.
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The cut on Bob's head goes from bandaged to gone and then reappears bandaged when he is talking with the defrocked priest.
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Crew or equipment visible 

In the opening shot with Bobby, the camera crew is reflected in the drugstore window.
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When Bob finishes talking to his mom and she closes the back door, a crew member is reflected on the door's glass surface.
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Spoilers

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Continuity 

When Bob returns from burying Nadine, a puddle of water is visible behind Dianne and in front of Dianne, a board on the side of the road is clearly visible. However, these are not visible in the shot looking from behind Bob. They are again visible in the following shot from behind Dianne.
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When Bob returns from his car in the motel parking lot, after having put Nadine's dead body in the trunk of his car, the door to his motel room is wide open. Cutting to the next scene however, you see Bob opening the door and entering the motel room.
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When Bob returns to the car and truck after burying Nadine, he no longer has the shovel.
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