Character mistake: When Tom is talking to Riff on the phone, he mentions that he is listening to the Ramones's latest album. However, the song playing as he says this is "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend," which is from the Ramones's first album.
Character mistake: When Jackie the babysitter is stuck in the closet, she explains to George and Kathy that the door was locked. George says Amy there's no lock on this door. Her real name is Amy and her film name is Jackie.
Character mistake: When James enters and exits the laboratory, the door has a sign on it that warns for radioactive materials. The laboratory actually contains a biological weapon. Therefore the door should be marked with a bio-hazard symbol. (00:41:00 - 00:42:00)
Character mistake: In the scene where the warden gives Frank the rules of Alcatraz. The warden states that prisoners do not get to see newspapers or magazines. Later when Frank distributes reading material from the Library to D block, he offers the prisoners books or magazines. One prisoner is seen taking a magazine to read.
Character mistake: USA flags are supposed to be displayed with the Union (blue area) on top left corner, whether it's displayed horizontally or vertically. USA missiles at times displayed the flag backwards. Also, at the end of the movie, the flag hung on the hangar next to the USSR flag is backward. (01:40:57)