Cherie somehow makes long-distance call from courtesy phone on wall near a motel pool; in reality, budget motels of that era never had free public phones that would allow customers or anyone who wandered onto property to place phone calls, even if they were collect.
When we see Cherie Currie drop the phonograph needle on a vinyl record of David Bowie's 1973 album "Aladdin Sane", the RCA label is black with the company name printed in block letters. Nipper, the dog listening to "His Master's Voice", is pictured on the side. This version of the record label was not introduced until 1977, a year after The Runaways released their first album. The correct RCA label would have been either orange or gold with the company name printed in the block letters they introduced in 1968 and without Nipper who disappeared from the label at that time, not to return until 1977.
When Rodney Bingenheimer interviews Joan Jett on his KROQ radio show in the early '80s, he claims that he used to play a lot of Runaways music at his old Sunset Strip club, the English Disco. This club closed half a year before the band even got together, let alone had landed a recording contract. However, it is possible that the character was mistaken or telling a tall tale.
One of the crew's hands can be seen holding a black card in the reflection of the trailer's window when Cherie is standing outside waiting while Kim Fowley and Joan Jett are coming up with the "Cherry Bomb" lyrics.
An early scene takes place outside Rodney Bingenheimer's English Disco on Sunset Strip - one of West Hollywood's busiest multi-lane thoroughfares. However, in the movie, it is depicted as a two lane street with virtually no traffic.
When copies of a Japanese magazine are distributed to the band members, the cover is on the wrong side, as in a western magazine. Japanese magazine covers are on the opposite side, as publications are all right to left.