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Angela's Ashes (1999) Poster

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Anachronisms 

At the end of the film, a ship entering New York has radar. At the time, Radar was not available on commercial ships.
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The Statue of Liberty has a solid, gold-plated flame, installed in 1984.
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The newsreel shows German troops reoccupying the Rhineland in 1936. Frank was 10, so it was 1940, with WWII in progress and Germany occupying most of Europe.
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Continuity 

Young Frank doesn't have a cleft chin. Teenage Frank does. In real life, Frank McCourt doesn't have a cleft chin.
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When Frankie and his family are tearing down a wall to burn it, the picture of the pope is on the bed in one shot (at 1:34:03) before Frankie takes it off the wall and puts it on the bed (at 1:34:05).
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Factual errors 

A lunar eclipse can only occur when the moon is completely full. It would not cast a moving shadow.
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During the lunar eclipse, the moon shown is actually a mirror image of the moon. In a later scene, showing clouds beginning to cover the moon, the moon is shown normally.
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Revealing mistakes 

Frank uses the volume knob to change the station on his neighbor's radio (at 1:34:51).
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When Frankie gets the beginnings of conjunctivitis, and he rolls his eyes back, the edges of his full-eye contacts are visible.
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As Frankie McCourt bikes to the sanatorium to visit Theresa, a television antenna is visible on the roof of the building. RTE, the first Irish TV broadcaster, started transmission in 1961.
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