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Behind the Candelabra (TV Movie 2013) Poster

(2013 TV Movie)

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Anachronisms 

At the funeral Mass at the film's end, the congregation's response to the priest's opening liturgical greeting "The Lord be with You" is .."and with your spirit". This is a well known change made recently. The funeral takes place in 1987 where the liturgical response would still have been, "And also with you."
Liberace's mother is playing a slot machine at the beginning of a scene set in 1981. She died in 1980.
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The wheels on the Mercedes 450SL that Bob drives in 1977 were not introduced until 1986 on the 560SL.
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In the shopping montage set in 1977 a California license plate with a 1AAA111 format is shown. California did not use this format until 1980.
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Towards the end of the film, there is an exterior shot of Palm Springs city hall which shows a modern dome CCTV camera.
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Character error 

The tailor uses the wrong end of the tape to measure Scott's waist during the montage where Liberace takes him shopping for a suit.
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Factual errors 

In the movie both Liberace and his mother claim that his first name was "Walter". In fact Liberace was born "Wladziu Valentino", but used only his last name as his stage name for most of his career.
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