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My Girl 2 (1994) Poster

(1994)

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Anachronisms 

Set in 1974, shows a Blockbuster Video store. Blockbuster Inc. was founded in Dallas, Texas, in 1985.
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At the beginning of the film Vada'a English teacher asks his class to write a paper about someone that they don't know. When questioning the class one of Vada's classmates says that he wants to write about Farrah Fawcett, due to the fact that he likes to watch her run on television, an obvious reference to her role on Charlie's Angels (1976). However, the film takes place in 1974 two years before Charlie's Angels premiered in addition Fawcett, although working as an actress, was a mostly an unknown at the time.
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The movie is set in 1974, yet the song playing over the car radio is "Swingtown", by the Steve Miller Band, which wasn't released until 1977.
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Set in 1974, when Vada first gets to her uncle's car shop, a modern 4-door car passes by on the street in the background.
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In Phil's shop there is a logo for a Visa card visible. Visa was known as Bankamericard until 1976.
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A reference is made to one-child-per-family policy in China, which in reality was introduced in 1978 - four years after the time in which the movie takes place.
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Set in 1974, a California Highway Emergency cellular phone site is visible.
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When they show the Randy's Donuts shop, there is a modern-style Shell gas station in the background.
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During the scene in which Vada and Nick are speaking to the director on a Studio back lot, it is quite clear that the distinctive show building for "Back to the Future: The Ride" is visible on top of the hill in the background. The ride, which is located on Universal Studios' "upper lot," was not constructed until 1992.
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While in the Budapest garage a "Ase" mechanics organizations sign is visible. Set in 1974 this was known as Niase at that time and Ase did not come into being until 1984 or 1985
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Continuity 

When leaving for California, Vada is seen walking toward an airplane with a blue stripe, but when the airplane is in the air, it has a red stripe.
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During the home video of Maggie, she playfully puts her hand up to the camera to push the lens away. When she does so, the woman on the payphone behind her magically disappears.
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Errors in geography 

When Vada's plane lands as the end of the movie the hill behind the airport with all the houses on it does not look like anything that would be found in Pennsylvania but looks quite similar to southern California.
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When Vada's plane leaves for California you see her flying over a coast, with the land on the right side of the plane. There are no major bodies of water between Pennsylvania and Southern California. Lake Erie is the closest major body of water that the plane would fly near, however, since Lake Erie is north of Pennsylvanaia the coast would be to the left of the plane as it flew west.
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Miscellaneous 

in an earlier scene, Vada and her family were watching "the Partridge Family". when Vada and her father go bowling she mentions missing Archie Bunker, however, in 1974 (when the movie is set) The Partridge Family and All in the Family were shown at the same time on the same night, so she'd already missed Archie Bunker while she was watching The Partridge Family.
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Revealing mistakes 

Near the beginning of the movie, when Vada and Harry go bowling and Vada rolls her strike, just as the ball touches one of the pins, you can see that all of the pins were yanked backwards as if strings were attached to each of the pins.
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When Vada and Judy are looking at perfume, Vada chooses "Passion Fruit", turns the bottle over, and reads the description of the perfume. But in the next shot it is apparent that there is no label on the back of the perfume bottle.
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