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Elvis (TV Movie 2005) Poster

(2005 TV Movie)

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Anachronisms 

When Elvis and girlfriend Dixie are leaving the Assembly of God Church (mid-1950s), they walk down the street, and a satellite dish is clearly visible on the house across the street.
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When Col Parker is setting at his desk in 1962, there are several Elvis albums on the shelf behind him. One album, Flaming Star, was not released until 1968, in connection with the Singer TV Christmas Special, when Elvis appeared on TV.
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Continuity 

When Elvis does a live performance of Heartbreak Hotel for RCA, he is seen playing a 6-string acoustic guitar. The guitar solo in the song, however, is played on an electric guitar.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Elvis is arguing with his father, after he broke his friend's girlfriend's ankle, a crew microphone is visible in the mirror above his fathers left shoulder.
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Factual errors 

When Elvis is at Fort Hood, Texas, his buddy tells him that there are provisions to allow enlisted men to "live off base." The Army doesn't refer to their installations as bases, they are called posts, which is the term a solider would have actually used.
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When Elvis and Priscilla are in the car on their way to the airbase. Elvis' rank on his uniform is Staff-Sergeant, E-6. He only achieved rank of E-5, Sergeant at the end of his enlistment. He was only enlisted for two years total.
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In the scene where Elvis is at the airport in Germany preparing to return to the United States, the Military Policemen guarding the area are wearing obsolete brown uniforms of World War II and Korean War vintage. They should have been dressed in the later Army green type like Elvis was wearing.
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In the final scene, the ring on Jonathan's left hand is on the middle finger. In the actual video of that Elvis segment, Elvis was actually wearing the ring on his left hand on his ring finger.
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Miscellaneous 

When Elvis talks to Colonel Parker about making 'West Side Story', there is posters of 'Follow That Dream' and 'Blue Hawaii' on the wall. Actually, those films wasn't even shot in that time, and 'Follow That Dream' wasn't even in pre-production.
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Revealing mistakes 

The glue and makeup on Elvis' sideburns is clearly visible during close-ups When he discusses being drafted with his parents and Col. Tom.
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When Elvis and his friends are target shooting, the outward-shredded bullet holes in the paper targets indicate that they were shot at from behind. The holes should have been clean and round, with little or no tearing.
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See also

Trivia | Crazy Credits | Quotes | Alternate Versions | Connections | Soundtracks

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