Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Continuity mistake: During his conversation with the director, while discussing his costuming, Dalton's hair changes from messy and curled to gelled up and straight.

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Suggested correction: The cut is intentional, and meant to show passage of time.

Continuity mistake: Cliff's dog is referred to as female but when it jumps up at a door towards the end of the film, it is male.

Factual error: Twice in the movie a Jumbo Jet (a Boeing 747) from Pan Am appears. The movie is set in 1969, when that plane had its maiden journey, but it wasn't flown commercially until 1970.

Continuity mistake: ***SPOILER ALERT*** Towards the end of the film, when one of the Manson Family members falls into the pool, we see the water turn red with blood. When Dalton comes back with the flamethrower, the water is clear.

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Continuity mistake: When crew members are watching the Bruce Lee fight, some are sitting comfortably and enjoying the fight, then right before Bruce gets tossed into the car, suddenly everyone is gone.

Factual error: As someone already noted, the Boeing 747 didn't enter commercial service until 1970. In addition, the Pan Am 747 type shown flying the characters back to the U.S. never existed. It has the extended upper deck common to the 747-300 and -400 series (introduced in the 1980's) but with only three windows (common to some -100 and -200 types). Also it has higher bypass engines which came later.

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Continuity mistake: When Rick Dalton walks out of the saloon eating a chicken wing, he throws it into the street, where it moves around a couple of times from various takes.

Continuity mistake: When Cliff is talking to the hippies about going to see George, the house is on his left side. We can see him from the hippie girl's point of view that is looking from George's house. When he turns and points to George's house, it's on his right hand.

Factual error: In the part where Sharon Tate goes to the theater to see her own movie, while showing the box office, you can see a modern dome security camera in the box office/ticket taking booth.

Factual error: A Starbucks sign is in the background when Sharon Tate is talking to the girl at the front of the movie theater; this scene takes place in February 1969, and Starbucks did not exist at all until 1971 and had no locations in Southern California until the 1990s.

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Character mistake: In the Western scenes, when the characters are wearing spurs, they have the spur straps buckled on the wrong side (inside) of the foot. Spur strap buckles are supposed to be on the outside, not the inside, of the foot. Since it's wrong in every scene, it might be a comment on the TV show itself having low attention to detail.

Factual error: In the parking lot near the start, there is a blue VW Super Beetle with a curved windshield. The curved windshield debuted on the Super Beetle in 1973. This film is set in 1969. (00:14:58)

Continuity mistake: When Cliff is talking to George who says he wants to sleep to not bother Squeaky, George has both hands over his tummy, fingers crossed. A shot later his left arm is suddenly by his side.

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Factual error: Pitt rides a triumph motorcycle which has a disk brake fitted to the front wheel. Disk brakes were not released on the market, for any motorcycle manufacturer until 1973. This film is set in 1969. The motorcycle would have been fitted with a drum front brake.

Factual error: Rick Dalton, relaxing on a float in his swimming pool, tunes his radio to 93 FM. A KHJ jingle is heard but KHJ was 930 AM. The station at 93.1 FM in 1969 was KNX-FM.

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Cliff Booth: Hey! You're Rick fucking Dalton, don't you forget it.

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Question: Was it intentional that Joe Namath and Ann Margaret's names were each repeated twice on the screen as Sharon Tate walked into the theatre? (01:08:00)

Answer: Yes, though the intention was not Tarantino's. What is onscreen is the trailer of the (real) 1970 film "C.C. and Company", which starred (as you might have guessed) Joe Namath and Ann-Margret. Said trailer showed their names twice, a stylistic choice that emphasized the film's stars, and Tarantino used the unaltered trailer in the film.

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