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(1992)

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Anachronisms 

A 1965 Ford Mustang appears prominently In the Concours d'Elegance.
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When David picks up his father at the coal mine, and they're waiting for the train to go by, several cars are marked Penn Central and Conrail, which didn't exist in the late 1950s.
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In the dance in the school gym, one of the wall decorations is a Gone with the Wind poster designed for the 1960s re-release of that film.
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When David drives to the diner, the town has modern traffic lights.
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Mr. Cleary uses the term "quantum leap" in its modern sense, meaning a large increase. Dictionaries put the first use of the term, as opposed to its original scientific sense, in the late 1950s or early 1960s. It's very unlikely that a French teacher in the 1950s would use it that way.
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Continuity 

After David's brawl in the alley, his face is bruised. This brown mark fades, then darkens between shots of him walking through the preparatory school for the first time.
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During the introductory scene in David Green's room, when Van Kelt grabs McGivern from behind and administers a noogie, McGivern elbows Van Kelt and escapes his grasp, leaving his overcoat in Van Kelt's hands. He then darts out the room. In the next cut, a long shot from down the crowded hall, McGivern waves his overcoat over his head as he runs away from the room and Van Kelt chases him.
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When the class asks David whether or not he trusts them to determine whether he or Dillon cheated, his sweater collar changes between shots.
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At the homecoming football game, David first appears in a soiled jersey. When the game begins, it's clean.
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When David picks up his father at work, he is driving the car. In close-ups, the car is moving when the camera is on David, but not when it's on his father.
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Factual errors 

David is right-handed. From the receiver's point of view, the ball should rotate counter-clockwise when he throws it. At the end of the first game against Winchester, the last two shots of David's game-winning touchdown pass, from the receiver's point of view, the ball rotates clockwise.
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Revealing mistakes 

When David Greene goes outside in the rain to wait for whoever made the sign with the swastika, the rain falls diagonally from two different directions.
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When David is having dinner with the Dillons, Mr. Wheeler is introduced to Tom Keeting, who is wearing glasses. When he is about to sit, his glasses disappear. When he is sitting in chair, his glasses are on.
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