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Anachronisms 

The film takes place in 1954, but the melody of "Bayom Hahu," which the Cantor sings during the Rosh Hashanah services, was written by Michael Isaacson in the mid-1980s.
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Movie was set in 1954 yet there is a 1957 Buick parked outside the synagogue.
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When the boys wander through Mt. Vernon Place, a large metal green sign (normally bearing tourist information) is clearly visible. These signs were not erected until the early 1990s.
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The car driven through the pumpkins and crashing into the barn during the Halloween party sequence appears to be a 1960s Austin Healey. This car did not exist during the 50s period of the movie.
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When Nate goes to pick Ben up from Little Melvin the Key Bridge can be seen. The Key Bridge was not completed until 1977.
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On Halloween 1954 Adrien Brody's character states that he is dressing as a beatnik. The word "beatnik" was coined by Herb Caen in an article in the San Francisco Chronicle on April 2, 1958.
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In Nate Kurtzman's office, Little Melvin refers to someone as the "Pillsbury Jew-boy," a slur obviously derived from the Pillsbury Doughboy. But Pillsbury's famous advertising icon didn't appear until 1965.
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Mention is made about courtroom scenes on TV in Perry Mason, which was not on TV until 1957.
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Continuity 

During the part of the film which was set in October/November, 1954, the trees had way too many green leaves on them for Baltimore at that time of the year.
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The toilet seat in the hotel room: down, then up, then down again just when she runs to it to vomit.
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When the street car pulls up to the school it is on the street but when Ben gets on it we see that the street car is in the woods.
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Factual errors 

James Brown in 1954/55 was not a headliner, and he didn't record and release "Please Please Please" with a great deal of planning - it was cut with a single mike in a very haphazard way.
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