1941

Factual error: When John Belushi, Wendy-Jo Sperber and Treat Williams are on the stolen motorcycle, Belushi gets mad, pulls a pin, and disconnects the sidecar from the motorcycle. This is not how sidecars are actually attached or they wouldn't go the same direction as the bike.

Mark Bernhard

Factual error: In the beginning, a submarine surfaces. The area is supposed to be off the coast of California. A large rock is seen which is obviously Haystack Rock, a tourist destination off the coast of Pacific City, Oregon.

Corobeuin

Factual error: When Frank Mcrae and John Candy are arguing in the tank, Candy gets covered in soot when the exhaust manifold blows. This couldn't have happened as the engine in the tank is in the rear of the vehicle and it's separated from the crew.

Revealing mistake: When the Ferris Wheel at the theme park has broken from its mounting and is rolling down the pier, it appears to be rolling forward but rotating anti-clockwise when if it is rolling forward it should be rotating clockwise.

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Raoul Lipschitz: I'd like to thank all the GI's for helping make tonight's evening such a... a memorable occasion. Maybe in the future we can have some Negroes come in and we'll stage a race riot... right here.

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Trivia: The U-boat in 1941 was a mock-up made just for the film. It was the front half only and all scenes of the sub were shot on a sound stage water tank. The sub just rose up and down out of the water. They did have a model sub that floated in the same studio tank for the scenes with the amusement park and ferris wheel.

Mark Bernhard

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