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Anachronisms 

Movie spans in '74-'75, and early they show a joint being rolled on a copy of Hunter S. Thompson's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas", with the tagline at the bottom (of the book) "From the author of the Great Shark Hunt", which was published in '79.
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In the scene in the hockey rink, the markings on the ice are from the 1990s. The most noticeable is the blue circular goalie crease. In 1974, the goalie crease was rectangular and white.
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One of the first lines in the movie is "This blows." That particular phrase was not part of teen jargon in the 70s.
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Another incorrect use of teen jargon: any phrase using "suck", such as "this sucks" or "this sucks the big one" was not used in the 70s. This became popular much later.
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Continuity 

In the scene where they are leaving for boarding school, the Bonanza bus has an new Rhode Island license plate (white and blue with the sail/wave on it). When the bus arrives, the license plate is the old "The Ocean State" style.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

In the movie, Old Man Dunphy has blue eyes. Later on during a flashback scene, we are shown that Mrs. Dunphy had blue eyes as well. However, their kids - both Jackie and Timothy - have brown eyes. While unusual, there are well documented cases of this.
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Revealing mistakes 

In Dunph's first day of school, he is in a math class where the teacher calls on him to solve a problem. The problem is written on the blackboard behind him. Later on in the film, what should be months have passed, and back in the classroom, the blackboard remains completely unchanged.
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