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Anachronisms 

This film takes place in 1981. The Energizer Bunny is shown in TV advertisements, but in real life, the mascot was not introduced until 1988.
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The ambulance that hits the squad car is a 4th generation Ford Econoline, that came out in 1992.
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Set in 1981, there is an Kellogg's ad playing with Keanu Reeves on a TV/digital billboard. This ad did not come out until 1987.
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Contemporary era toys and dolls, not introduced well after 1981, can be seen in the Children's Hospital room.
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In one scene a BMW 3-series (E30 model) is shown parked along the street. The E30 was first introduced in the U.S. in 1984, three years after the film's 1981 setting.
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Set in 1981, the ambulance that strikes the police car containing the Joker is built using a Ford E-Series 1992 model or later chassis.
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In the beginning Arthur is seen flipping his advertising sign, but this style of use did not come about until the 2000's.
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Tactile paving slabs can be seen at a pedestrian crossing near the bank that Joker follows Sophie to, but this system wasn't introduced to the US until the 1990s.
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The car that almost hit the Joker as he was chasing the teenagers was a 1989 Caprice.
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Continuity 

When Arthur kills the third man in the metro passage, the body slightly changes position between shots as it lies on the stairs.
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As Arthur is standing on the cop car after the crash with the ambulance, someone in the mob is holding a bat right in front of Arthur. The shot changes and there are no bat's in the air in front of him anywhere.
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Factual errors 

Authur and his mother are dirt poor yet they have a phone answering machine. The average cost was in the $250-$450 range in 1981 and this would have been rare and certainly a luxury.
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Miscellaneous 

The idea that a late night talk show would air a video of a comic from a club just to make fun of his act in 1981 is just absurd. This type of thing did not take place until the modern smart phone age. In 1981 they would have had to have permission from both the comic and the club, and the act of airing it without permission would likely spark a lawsuit.
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Revealing mistakes 

As the police car pulls out of the studio and makes a turn, an empty NYC Citi bikeshare rack can be seen on the right side.
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