The Irishman

New this month Factual error: During the trip's second stop for smoking, the overhead wiring has an optic fiber box joint visible, which doesn't fit for that year. (00:21:18)

New this month Factual error: When plotting the trip to Detroit, it show Frank drawing his route as I 80 merging onto 75N in Toledo toward Detroit. Toledo is approximately 60 miles south of Detroit. When actually driving, they stop at a HoJo's and pass a road sign that says Columbus 64, Dayton 86 and Detroit 212 on I 75.That puts them going north on I 75 between Cincinnati and Dayton. That would have put them 160 miles south of I-80.

Factual error: While handling the ignition coil cable to the distributor cap, Joe Pesci tells De Niro that the timing chain needs adjustment in his truck. The timing chain on the Chevy OHV 6 cylinder in this scene is behind the water pump and a cover. It would have been a several hour job to replace, not possible to adjust.

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New this month Suggested correction: A truck of that year with an inline Chevy motor would not have a timing chain at all, instead this truck would be equipped with a direct drive timing gear.

New this month I didn't think you were right. I thought it would have been a timing chain but I looked it up and a 250 Chevy is timing gear driven. It makes the mistake that much worse.

Factual error: Joey Blonde gets hit in April 1972. Twin Towers were only completed April 1973 but are fully lit as Sheeran goes for the hit. (01:45:11)

Factual error: In the movie it says Allen Dorfman was shot in 1979 - he was actually shot in 1983. (00:56:25)

Factual error: When Frank drives up the street looking for the "Hoffa hit house" there is white a 2018 Mercedes van sitting at the driveway beside one of the houses. (02:37:33)

Factual error: When Frank watches TV the news anchor says that Crazy Joe was killed at age 47 - he was 43. (01:47:25)

Factual error: The twin engine Cessna 421C airplane which Frank travels in has modern avionics upgrade not available at the time. Tail number N212RV wasn't issued an air worthiness certificate until June 1979.

Factual error: When the Machus Red Fox is shown, it is depicted in the middle of a country road, with mountains in the background. The actual Machus Red Fox at the time was on a busy street behind a strip mall on Telegraph road near 15 mile. Also, big hills that are shown in the movie are non-existent in Michigan.

Factual error: Despite the great effort (and expense) to recreate the 1950s through 1970s with vintage cars, SOHIO gas stations and a HoJos motel, none of the houses in any of the street shots show TV antennas on the roofs or chimneys. It's highly unlikely that every home on a given street used "rabbit ears." Cable didn't make inroads until the late 70s at best.

AliG

Factual error: In the opening scene when De Niro is mapping out his route from Pennsylvania to Detroit, the map shows interstate 275 which wasn't even built at that point.

Factual error: When Mr. DeNiro made a call to "Mr. Hoffa" from a phone booth at a gas station in Ohio just before his flight to Detroit, you can see a rectangular, coin-operated box-type air pump. If this was the 1970's, I don't think gas stations were charging money for air...yet.

AliG

Factual error: Multiple scenes show cars with Pennsylvania license plates on the front bumper. Pennsylvania did away with the front license plate in 1957.

Factual error: When Frank takes Peggy to grocery store to beat that guy up, it takes place in Philly's Italian Market in south Philly. Meanwhile the street sign outside the store says Allegheny Ave, which is actually opposite side of town in north Philly.

Factual error: While handling the ignition coil cable to the distributor cap, Joe Pesci tells De Niro that the timing chain needs adjustment in his truck. The timing chain on the Chevy OHV 6 cylinder in this scene is behind the water pump and a cover. It would have been a several hour job to replace, not possible to adjust.

Upvote valid corrections to help move entries into the corrections section.

New this month Suggested correction: A truck of that year with an inline Chevy motor would not have a timing chain at all, instead this truck would be equipped with a direct drive timing gear.

New this month I didn't think you were right. I thought it would have been a timing chain but I looked it up and a 250 Chevy is timing gear driven. It makes the mistake that much worse.

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