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A River Runs Through It (1992) Poster

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Continuity 

The brim of Norman's hat changes shape several times while fishing with Paul after his return to Montana. The reels also change on his fly rod.
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Anachronisms 

When Norman goes to Dartmouth, a modern-day truck is visible in the background.
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While on the library steps, Norman speaks of meeting boxer John L. Sullivan while at Dartmouth. Norman's departure for college was 1919, yet Sullivan died in 1918.
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Paul does a Bogart imitation, while at the speakeasy. The scene takes place in the mid to late 1920s, either during silent movie era (He would not have even known what Bogart's voice sounded like), or early talkies. Bogart was an unknown in movies until the 1930s.
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After Neil boards the train for Hollywood, there is a modern semi and trailer on the distant highway left of the train car.
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The Burma Shave saying on the library steps was not used until the 1930s. However, this part of the movie was set in the 1920s.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

At the Labor Day picnic, Reverend Maclean is playing horseshoes when Paul arrives. Paul addresses his father by saying "Hello, Father." Although you can see Reverend Maclean say "Paul", the dubbed voice says "Son".
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Continuity 

Young Paul has brown eyes in the film, while the grown up Paul has blue eyes.
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When grown-up Paul catches the biggest fish ever, and is washed downstream, the fish differs between a salmon and a large trout between scenes. The "tell" is the nose of the fish.
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When leaving the gaming house, the car Norman is driving has the passenger side lamp out. After Paul talks to Norman and the camera pans back, the headlamp is back on.
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Shown in the bar mirror, Rawhide puts her arm over Neal's arm when she sets her drink down. When the angle changes to the actual actors, their arms are nowhere near each other.
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Paul's collar during the restaurant scene.
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In the final fishing scene, the water level on Paul changes a few times between shots.
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Crew or equipment visible 

During the shooting of the rapids, cables can be seen overhead of the actors in one of the shots
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Revealing mistakes 

Many fish, supposedly freshly caught, are entirely still and do not struggle as would a live fish. They are evidently already dead.
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