Corrected entry: The 1958 Impala Terry the Toad was driving when he picked up Debbie. He told her the car has a 327 Chevy engine. The 327 was not available in the 1958 impala, as it debuted in 1962.
Corrected entry: At the end of the movie, they have the black Chevy flip over. It was actually very hard to get the Chevy to flip, as the car had been lowered and the suspension had been upgraded. To make matters worse, this shot was always filmed at magic hour, which only gave them a window of an hour to film it. It took almost a month, and 4 or 5 attempts before they could actually flip the Chevy.RJR99SS
Corrected entry: In the scene where the cable is being placed around the police car axle, the noise from doing it is drowned out by noise from a nearby railroad. The noise is actually that of a steam locomotive doing switching duties - and steam locomotives disappeared from the railroads that would have gone through Modesto (Santa Fe and Southern Pacific) by the mid-50's.Narniaman
Corrected entry: In the first part of the film, when John Milner is cruising he pulls up next to a car and chat to Zuto. When he sits back in the driver's seat after the conversation, you can see Mackenzie Phillips sitting in the passenger seat facing Milner for a split second before cutting to the next scene. She shouldn't have been there.
Corrected entry: When Toad is waiting outside of a liquor store asking people if they will buy him a pint of alcohol, he asks one person the time, and the reply is 11:30; however, in the next scene, Curt is sitting on a car parked in front of a TV store watching "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet." This show was never on so late at night.
Corrected entry: The black '55 Chevy changes from a 2 door sedan to a 4 door during the car wreck at the end.
Corrected entry: Curt is just graduating from grade 12, and going away to college, but interestingly enough is wearing a wedding ring throughout the movie.
Corrected entry: For most of the film in the traffic scenes, all of the traffic lights are blinking yellow. This is from the roads being used for filming and blocked off from use by the public.
Corrected entry: In most of the scenes of the old cars, nearly all are using halogen headights. In the time period represented I don't believe there were any halogen headlights.