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Anachronisms 

An intersection scene repeatedly shows a Walk/Don't Walk sign that is the current red hand/white walking man - this couldn't have been around in the late 1970s.
When at the fruit market, Danny is holding a shopping basket. The basket is a present day basket, made of plastic. Baskets during the early 1970s would have been made of metal.
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In a wide shot of the alley shown before Danny talks to the gamblers, a skyscraper with a brightly-lit DTE Energy sign at its pinnacle is visible in the background. DTE Energy didn't exist until 1995, 20 years or so after the scene takes place.
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A'65 or '66 Mustang is shown driving by on the street in an early-'60s scene.
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Julius was actually killed from the backseat by Ray Ferritto in 1969 in an LA airport parking garage, several years before its portrayal in the movie. Ferritto used the sound of a jet passing overhead to mask the sound of the gun going off.
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One of the first bar scenes has 2 men sitting at the bar with Pabst Blue Ribbon bottles. Both bottles have UPC bar codes on the labels. UPC labeling wasn't used until the 1980s and later.
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19 minutes in there's a new digital burglar-alarm panel on the wall in the back. This was not produced and used before the mid-'90s.
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When Danny goes to talk to Mike about joining the union, there's a segment where Mike is talking about his kids. You see his son wearing Converse One Star basketball shoes. Converse One Stars weren't debuted until 1974. This scene takes place in 1971.
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Character error 

After getting out of jail Danny makes a call from a wooden phone booth standing out on a corner. Phone booths of this type were only used indoors. Outside phone booths were aluminum.
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Continuity 

When Danny and John are eating at one point John eats all the spaghetti from his fork but in the next shot he still has some spaghetti in his fork.
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Factual errors 

In the movie, Danny Greene is killed in his Cadillac, but in reality he was killed in his Lincoln Continental.
St. Malachi's Church in Cleveland is spelled with an 'i,' not a "Y" as shown in the movie.
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Many vintage cars are used in this film, most of them mint specimens that are clearly collectors items. But the makers ignored the fact that Cleveland winters usually took a costly toll on vehicles driven year-round. One scene in particular shows Danny's wife leaving him in what appears to be a 1955 Ford. A 20 year old car in Cleveland back in the seventies would have been rusted out dreadfully with holes in the fenders and rocker panels. This beauty looks like it left the showroom last week! Look closely at the cars in the film and you will see they are all in perfect condition even though they would have been 5 or 10 years old.
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