Factual error: The issue of "Guideposts" shown by Crane's interviewers is from the early '90s.
Factual error: When we see the wedding of Bob Crane and Patricia Olson, Bob's voiceover tells us that "Hogan's Heroes" went off the air "after six years and 186 shows." In actuality there were only 168 episodes produced.
Factual error: Crane's daughters play with a bent-armed Barbie doll; all such dolls of that era had straight arms.
Continuity mistake: Bob puts his hand on his wife's shoulder, in the next shot, it is by his side.
Factual error: Crane's kitchen phone in the '60s has a modern (at least 1970s) modular cord on the handset.
Visible crew/equipment: When Bob comes home and sees that Ann had been in his garage, - he walks into the kitchen via the door, but if you look at the walls, you can see the darkening shadows of the crew and equipment.
Revealing mistake: When Bob Crane was playing drums in the club, the night that he told Patti he and John were going out - he CLEARLY isn't playing to the beat, as you can hear drum fills, and he just playing as hitting the drum once with his left stick.
Other mistake: In the scene in the KNX broadcast studio, a shot from the engineer's point-of-view shows VU meters with their needles not moving, even though Bob Crane is talking.
Character mistake: Although great care was taken to duplicate Bob Crane's distinctive hairstyle for Greg Kinnear, Bob Crane's hair was actually parted on the left. The makeup department for this film parted Greg Kinnear's hair on the right, producing a mirror-image of Bob Crane's hairstyle.
Deliberate mistake: Although much of Auto Focus revolves around the 1960s hit television series "Hogan's Heroes," the producers of this independent film could not work out a licensing agreement with CBS regarding the famous "Hogan's Heroes" theme music. As a result, the familiar "Hogan's Heroes" theme music is entirely absent from Auto Focus, replaced with contrived theme music that isn't even remotely similar to the original.