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Anachronisms 

In addition to the Catholic Mass being in Latin, the priest would have had his back to the parishioners, with the altar being at the back wall.
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There is a glimpse of the famous Capitol Records building painted silver. At the time of the film, it was actually painted black to resemble a stack of records.
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Early in the film, the character of Bob Crane is seen playing the drums in his house. On the underside of both cymbals the large black Zildjian logo is clearly visible. This part of the film takes place in 1964, but the Zildjian company did not put this large logo on the underside of their cymbals until over a decade later. In 1964 they would only have had a manufacturer's stamp on the top and no ink logo. They are clearly modern cymbals.
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Early in the movie, Bob Crane attends a Catholic Mass with his family. The priest prays the Creed in English along with the parishioners, but at the time in question, the Mass was in Latin.
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When Crane is heading into his agent's office building early in the film, he passes a blue U.S. Mail box. Mailboxes of this era were red white and blue.
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The issue of "Guideposts" shown by Crane's interviewers is from the early '90s.
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The trailers used as dressing rooms on the set are 2001 model travel trailers. Early and mid 1960s travel trailers looked totally different.
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When Crane's photographs are spread across the floor, we see small black lettering on the back of each print. This black lettering is a computer printout of exposure information, used by photo lab machines only since the 1980s, long after the movie's setting in the late '60s/early '70s.
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Crane's kitchen phone in the '60s has a modern (at least 1970s) modular cord on the handset.
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Crane's daughters play with a bent-armed Barbie doll; all such dolls of that era had straight arms.
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At John's apartment in 1966, one of the girls asks if he has any records by Procol Harum, whose first album came out in 1967. He then puts on "Helpless" by the Four Tops from their Second Album which was out in 1965. But, the album cover shown is from the "Reach Out" album, which that song wasn't on and which didn't come out until the summer of 1967.
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Character error 

Toward the end of the film, John Carpenter says that everyone's getting into "Betacam". However, that video format was introduced by Sony in 1982 for professional use, four years after Bob Crane's death. What they meant to say was "Betamax", the consumer format, which debuted in 1975.
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In narration, the Bob Crane character says "Hogan's Heroes" was ended after 186 shows. There were actually 168 episodes of "Hogan's Heroes".
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Continuity 

Bob puts his hand on his wife's shoulder, in the next shot, it is by his side.
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