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(2000)

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Anachronisms 

Police cars shown during the miners strike confrontation scenes appear to be from around 10 years prior to the '84-'85 strike.
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In the mobile library scene, several book spines are clearly visible, revealing titles published well after the 1984 setting of the film: Lisa Appignanesi wrote 'Memory and Desire' in 1991, Barbara Taylor Bradford wrote 'Hold the Dream' in 1985, and Shirlee Busbee wrote 'This Spanish Rose', 1986.
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Continuity 

When Billy is confronted by his father who has just found out about his ballet lessons, Billy is wearing a beige shirt under a dark jacket. In the following shots while he runs out onto the street and vents his anger, he is wearing a dark-blue sweater.
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When Jackie is inside the bus leading to the mine, an egg hits his window (at around 1h 14 mins), but when the bus is viewed from outside, the window is clean (01:14:44).
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When Billy visits Debbie at her house, he has his school bag with him (at around 29 mins), but he doesn't have it any more when he is driven home (00:35:35).
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The punch-bag in the dimly lit shot of the gymnasium when Mrs Wilkinson is talking to Billy is moving in one shot (at around 39 mins), then stationary in the next (00:39:21), then moving again (00:40:20).
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Right after Mrs. Wilkinson slaps Billy on the face, at the locker room, we see her from behind with her hands on her face (at 00:47:33 with fingers as if praying). In the next shot, her hands are in a totally different position (at 00:47:34 with clasped hands on her face).
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When Jackie is on the bus taking him back to the mines, the strikers pull the protective cage off the window of the right side of the bus. Moments later when the bus pulls into the coal yard, all the windows on the right of the bus have the protective caging.
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Errors in geography 

When Mrs. Wilkinson drives Billy home, they go across the Transporter Bridge, which is in Middlesbrough, about 30 miles south of Durham. Assuming they both live in the same town, this is some detour.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

Billy's brother listens to music in his room (at around 42 mins) while wearing headphones but in cuts to the father and grandmother in other rooms in the house they hear the music as well. Some stereos allow the use of headphones and speakers together.
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