Get on Up

Get on Up (2014)

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Continuity mistake: Ben Bart passed away earlier in the film but can be seen dancing on stage with the character Gertrude, at a James Brown concert where he is performing "I Got Soul (Super Bad) ". (01:46:00)

Factual error: In one scene that took place in the 1940s, the filmmakers used dollar bills like the current Federal Reserve Notes, which weren't in circulation back then. (They began circulating in 1964). They should have used Silver Certificates instead.

Factual error: In the scene where James Brown receives a new Cadillac from his manager, the scene is marked by a 1965 timeline header, but the Cadillac is actually a 1967 model.

Factual error: When James' men are taking money to the bank, modern TV traffic cameras are visible at the intersection.

Aunt Honey: You special. You mama's a no account fool, your daddy too, but you ain't going to be. You gonna be okay. One day, everybody going to know your name.

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