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Hoffa (1992) Poster

(1992)

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Anachronisms 

Actually the 1976 Cadillac Fleetwood was a carryover from 1975. So there is no way to know if this is the correct vehicle, however, since Hoffa disappeared in 1975 this vehicle would be the appropriate vintage for the final scene.
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The car in which Hoffa is shot is a 1976 Cadillac Fleetwood Brogham. Hoffa disappeared in 1975.
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When Red Bennett is standing on the truck outside the Kreger warehouse, he is talking into an RCA Type 88-A microphone. A newspaper in a later scene shows that this event took place around January 1935. The 88-A wasn't manufactured until 1938.
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When Hoffa is elected president of the Teamsters, the band plays the song "Hey, Look Me Over" from the Broadway musical "Wildcat". Hoffa was elected in 1957; "Wildcat" premiered in 1960.
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Character error 

In the scene where Hoffa, Billy Flynn, and Bobby Ciaro are preparing to set fire to a laundromat, Hoffa tells Ciaro to stay in the truck's cab and keep the engine running and in gear. This makes no sense, since Ciaro would have to keep the clutch down for the entire time it takes Hoffa and Flynn to set the fire. It would make more sense for Ciaro to keep the transmission running in idle, then quickly put it in gear for the getaway when Hoffa and Flynn are about to re-enter the truck.
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Continuity 

When Hoffa is shot for the final time, the back window of his car is shattered, but when it is driven up into the back of the semi, you can see the window is undamaged.
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In addition to Billy Flynn having a revolver that is constantly cocked-uncocked, as the revolver is brought to a vertical position as Billy is uncocking it for the final time it somehow changes from a modern (for the time) double action revolver to a single action Colt. All of this happening within the 90 degree sweep from horizontal to vertical.
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When Bobby holds a knife to Hoffa's throat in the alley, they are approached by Billy Flynn. Flynn pulls a revolver from his coat and cocks it, but it is uncocked/cocked in subsequent shots.
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When Jimmy and Billy torch bomb the building, they create a blast so intense, it blows out the passenger side window on Bobby's truck. Yet in the following shots, the window goes from being intact, to being shattered.
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When Bobby makes his final phone call, it is 7:12 and he says they have been waiting for 4 hours, which would be 3:12. The meeting was set for 2:00.
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In the car, Bobby reaches for his cup of coffee twice.
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Crew or equipment visible 

During the huge street fight at the RTA headquarters trucks loaded with men roar into the fight. The first truck that enters tips over. If you look closely at the back of the truck where the men are standing, as the truck turns over, you can see safety bars for the men to grab onto so they don't fall out of the truck.
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