Though this movie is primarily a religious movie, it also involves history. This movie would work if the protagonist, Carlisle, were from 1875, but being that he's from 1890, the film-makers made two glaring mistakes. First he acts like he never heard of baseball, when Major League Baseball has been around since 1876. Maybe he had never been to a live baseball game, and had never heard a radio broadcast (as that was invented in 1895), but he would certainly understand what baseball was. Now football or basketball could have worked. And then he acts like a car is a completely foreign and unknowable invention, when the first car race was also held in the late 1870s. Though the car did not become a household item until the late 1920s and wasn't mass produced until 1913, as a learned man who read newspapers, he would certainly have understood what a car was and what baseball was.
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