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(2005)

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Anachronisms 

About 3/4 of the way through the film, a bottle of Tums Ultra is on Josey's kitchen table. Tums Ultra didn't exist in 1989.
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After Josey moves out of the house, she checks into a motel. A Hypercom T7P integrated credit card terminal is on the counter behind the front desk. That terminal first appeared in the early 1990s.
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The movie is set in 1988-89, yet it frequently shows the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill hearings, which occurred in 1991.
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The nets behind the cage above the glass at the hockey rink were not in use in 1989.
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Josie's truck is a 1990 or later.
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When Josey fills her truck with gas near the start of the film, the sign behind her shows a price of $1.71 per gallon. In winter 1989, US gas prices were $.90-$1 per gallon. According to the US Department of Energy, Minnesota gas prices did not reach that level until April 2001, and not again until April 2004.
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The Minneapolis skyline includes a few buildings that didn't exist in 1988-89.
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When Josey drives through downtown Minneapolis, at least two cars in the background are obviously post-1989 models.
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When Josey drives through Minneapolis, a 2000 or later police squad car appears in the driver side window as she goes through an intersection. Squad cars looked very different in the 1980s.
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Continuity 

When Bill White is at the bar the first time, from one angle he appears to be drinking Leineinkugel's Honey Weiss beer. When they change angles, he is drinking some other brand. When they go back to the first angle, he's again drinking Leineinkugel's.
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When Bill White is sitting at the bar, contemplating whether to talk to Josie, the second button on his right sleeve is unbuttoned. When he gets up to go talk to her, he lifts his right arm, and his shirt sleeve is fully buttoned.
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In Bill White's first bar scene, Glory's tray of shots switches from five shots to four, then back to five, throughout the scene.
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Errors in geography 

When Josey drives into Minneapolis, she is shown approaching downtown Minneapolis from the south. She should be approaching from the north.
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Factual errors 

During the opening text about women miners, the word "Northern" is spelled "Norhtern".
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

Lois Jenson, the woman Josie Aimes is based on, started working in the mines in 1975, but the film is set in the late 1980s. Josie's son's heavy metal t-shirts (Iron Maiden, Guns N' Roses) are accurate to the time period in the film, not the real life story.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Bobby gets up from attacking Josie in the powder room, he runs up a ramp that appears to have water cascading down. He never splashes in the water or leaves footprints.
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The indoor hockey scene was shot at the arena in Eveleth, MN, where the average temperature doesn't get far above 10 degrees Fahrenheit during hockey season. No one's breath is visible in the outdoor scenes, and the little girl holding onto the chain-link fence wouldn't do that without gloves.
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