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(1997)

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Anachronisms 

When Dutch has his men bust in the room in attempt to kill Bumpy while he is supposed to be meeting the accountant, one man has a shotgun that was not made during that time period.
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Dutch makes a joke about Dale Carnegie's _How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936) when the film is set in 1934-5.
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Midway through the film, shortly before a series of newspaper headline shots with large 1935 dates are shown, there is an overhead street scene shot with a series of cars parked at the curb. One is a 1939 black Buick which would not have been available for viewing for at least another few years.
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While attention to detail of historic 1930s United States paper money is present to a point, most of the bills that Luciano looks at near the beginning of the film are from the 1940s as evident by the signatures and designs.
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Bumpy Johnson was released from prison in 1932, but immediately after his release there are posters for the Joe Louis-Primo Carnera fight of 1935.
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Incorrect references to both the movie Bambi and a dog of the same name: see trivia.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

While Bumpy and Madame St. Claire are listening to opera on the Victrola, the record playing displays the Okeh label. Okeh Records, founded in 1918 recorded mainly middle-of-the road popular music, standards, light classical and blues, but not opera.
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Continuity 

In the diner where waiter tries to poison the banana split, in some shots Francine has red lipstick on her teeth and in others she doesn't.
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Errors in geography 

The big gunfight where Madame Queen is nearly killed was not filmed in Harlem, but on S. LaSalle St. in Chicago. Several other shots are not Harlem.
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The penitentiary shown in the opening shot of the film is not Sing Sing Prison.
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Factual errors 

An on-screen title card reads "December, 1934", and an exterior shot shows a building with green grass surrounding it, and the sun shining brightly. In New York in December, the ground should be covered with snow. In the following scene, Dutch Schultz is having a meeting while a Yankees game is playing on the radio in the background. A baseball game wouldn't be in December!
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Charles Lucky Luciano pronounced his name: Lucy-ano. And that's how everyone pronounced it. It is not pronounced Luchi-ano (closer to the correct Italian pronunciation) as in this film.
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The character of Thomas E. Dewey is portrayed very inaccurately: see trivia.
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