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Anachronisms 

The clip that Mirtha was wearing in her hair at the end of the movie did not exist until the mid 1990s.
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At Logan Airport, when George is returning from Cartegena in 1976, at least two passengers have wheeled luggage. Wheeled personal luggage was invented in 1989 by airline pilot Bob Plath, and introduced by Travelpro, which he founded.
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When George and his friends steal the small plane, a Boeing 757 is taking off in the background. The 757 was not designed or produced until the 1980s.
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When the house is full of money, the twenty dollar bills are clearly from a much later issue.
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Kevin mentions the pot market at Hampshire College in 1969. Hampshire College admitted its first class in 1970.
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When they first go to Mexico, a VW Beetle in the background has turn signal lights on the front bumper. VW signal lights were on top of the fenders from the 1940s to the 1970s. The lights moved to the bumpers in the 1980s.
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When George is selling marijuana along the beach, he talks to some bikers. One of the motorcycles shown is a late 1990s Harley Davidson Sportster.
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When George goes to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, looking for a marijuana dealer, you can see a Ladatel prepaid telephone card sign in the entrance of a store in the background. The Ladatel prepaid card didn't exist until the late 80's, and the sign is from the late 90's.
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In the series of freeze-frame photos following the initial meeting with Pablo Escobar, while the song "Blinded By The Light" plays, at least two bottles of flavor-infused vodkas are shown behind a bar (Absolut Citron and a Stoli Berry flavor). These vodkas were not introduced until the late 1980s.
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The "Miami Beach hotel" scene opens with a shot showing the outside of the hotel. Among the visible newspaper boxes is one for the Long Beach newspaper and with 1990s style graphics.
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In the off-kilter shot of the motel sign, a pick-up truck is visible in the foreground. That particular model was not available in the 1970s.
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Boom mic visible 

Towards the end of the movie, when George calls Derek from the payphone to make the final deal, a boom mic appears.
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Continuity 

When George visits his parents after Barb dies, he drinks and smokes with his father. George takes a deep rolling hit from his cigarette, but never exhales.
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When George toasts with his father, there is smoke coming from his cigarette. In the next shot, he lights it.
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When George goes to meet Diego to confront him about cutting him out, George pulls the pistol on Diego and dry fires it, producing a click. George then puts the gun to his own head and pulls the trigger for a second time, again producing a click. This would not be possible to do unless George had racked the slide back on the pistol so that it could be fired again.
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The man that leads them to their first Mexican marijuana connection has his hair in a ponytail. In the next shot when they are following him, his hair is loose.
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When George gets busted the last time, his lawyer brings him a pack of Camels. He opens it and sets them to his right. When the lawyer pushes the tape recorder towards him, the Camels are on his left side. When he gets ready to start the player, they're back on his right side.
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When Georges party gets busted on his birthday the Fed agent that carries out his daughter is the same actor that was the police detective that escorted him out of his parents house.
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The sweat stains on Diego's shirt when he first meets Escobar.
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George and Escobar's relative positions during their first meeting.
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Crew or equipment visible 

In the final drug bust, a crew member wearing a gold watch is visible behind the plastic.
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When George and Tuna first enter Derek Foreal's salon, the assistant director can be seen on the left gesturing and yelling, "Action".
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When Tuna is driving the RV cross country, the crew truck is visible in the windshield.
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Errors in geography 

"Norman's Cay" is hilly, yet it's in the Bahamas, which are flat.
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Factual errors 

The Mexican airport scene, which takes place in 1968, includes a 1973 VW micro bus.
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Miscellaneous 

At Logan Airport, when George returns from Cartegena in 1976, a man in a brown coat with a reddish scarf picks up a bag, then walks through the immigration and customs station behind George without being checked through.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

When George and Mirtha are fighting, George's mother, not a crew member, can be seen from the kitchen. She was originally supposed to be in the scene, but the long shots were not used, and her presence seems incongruous.
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When George and Barb are walking on the beach, there is a large freighter in the background, heading out to sea, with a plume of smoke behind it. Rather than become smaller and smaller as it sails away, it moves sideways, and the smoke does not move in relation to the ship. This is because it is a picture being moved sideways to simulate an ocean./ It's a real ship. The camera is being panned to the left to follow the actors, which makes the ship appear to move right. There is no reason to overlay a ship in the background when it has nothing to do with the story.
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Revealing mistakes 

In the scene after George meets Pablo Escobar and his associate is executed, Escobar's henchmen are dragging the "dead" body. However, you can still see the "dead" man isn't actually dead, the man's legs are bent and his feet flat on the ground.
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Flipped shot: When George is first taken to Colombia to meet Pablo Escobar and the plane is landing in the background, the Chevy bow-ties on the front of the pickup trucks in the foreground are backwards.
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