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In the Name of the Father (1993) Poster

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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

During the riot, Gerry's sister and her friend are on the swings. Gerry's sister says, "Oh, my God," while mouthing something very different.
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Jump to: Anachronisms (5) | Character error (2) | Continuity (3) | Crew or equipment visible (1) | Errors in geography (1) | Factual errors (3) | Spoilers (1)

Anachronisms 

The poster of Jimi Hendrix in the jail cell is a 1993 MCA reissue.
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In in Belfast apartment, as Mr. Conlon is prepares to go to London to help Gerry, he throws some CDs in his case.
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Gareth Pierce, a solicitor, addresses the court. At the time of the trial, only barristers had "rights of audience" to address the court.
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When Gerry arrives in London in 1974, an early-1980s Ford Transit van and Ford Fiesta are visible.
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Volkswagen Golfs, first manufactured in 1976, appear in a few scenes after Paul and Gerry arrive in London in 1974.
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Character error 

A TV news report says Ardoyne is in West Belfast. It's actually in North Belfast.
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During a TV news report, the presenter says she spoke to "Commander Robert Dixon," and Dixon appears on the screen with the caption "Inspector Robert Dixon". Commander is a higher rank than Inspector. At the time Dixon was an Inspector, though he was promoted later on.
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Continuity 

At the end, Gerry's shirt is one color when he walks out of the courtroom and a different color when he talks to reporters outside.
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When Gerry is released from prison, policemen standing behind him on the steps disappear and reappear between shots.
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When Gerry speaks with the attorney, the guard behind Gerry changes position in each shot.
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Crew or equipment visible 

In an interior prison scene, a sound dolly and technician are visible on the left side for a few seconds.
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Errors in geography 

When Paul and Gerry arrive in London, they walk the streets looking for Paddy's house. One street sign says 'Huskisson Street,' which is in Liverpool, not London.
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Factual errors 

In the credits, Giuseppe Conlon's name is spelled "Guiseppe."
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During the court scene, the judge uses a gavel to silence the court. British judges do not use gavels.
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When Gareth Pierce approaches Dixon on the steps outside a building, the rank insignia on his epaulets denotes a Commander in the Metropolitan Police or Assistant Chief Constable in one of the other territorial police forces, and the oak leaf braiding on the peak of his cap runs along the inside and curved outside edges. Commanders and Assistant Chief Constables have only have single braiding on their caps' outer edge.
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Spoilers

The goof item below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

The clip from The Godfather, which the inmates watch just before they murder the prison guard, is out of sequence.
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