American Graffiti

Other mistake: In the race scene between Milner and Falfa, you can see exhaust smoke coming from Milner's car, but in a previous scene the station attendant mentioned Milner taking the header plugs off. By taking the header plugs off, his exhaust is running from the headers and you wouldn't see exhaust coming from the tail pipes. (01:03:15)

Other mistake: When nerdy guy (glasses) enters the pharmacy and goes to the counter, he nervously requests chewing gum, hair comb, candy bar, pan, batteries, a pint, and beef jerky, which the clerk just turns around and then magically puts into a bag, including the booze, when most of those items except the booze should be available on the shelves behind them.

eaglegrad16

Other mistake: When Carol leaves her car full of girlfriends to get into John Milner's yellow coupe, she does not reach for his obvious door handle, but instead puts her hand through the open window and uses the inside release. She could not possibly know the outside handle would not work.

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Factual error: In one scene, Milner does a U-turn and you see a postal box on the curb. The logo on the box is the current white eagle drawing, but that was not used until well after 1962.

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John Milner: So, your Judy's little... Shit! How old are you?
Carol: I'm old enough. How old are you?
John Milner: I'm too old for you.
Carol: You can't be that old.

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Trivia: Harrison Ford wears a white cowboy hat in the film, because George Lucas wanted him to get his hair cut in the 1950's "crewcut" fashion. Ford didn't want to because it was in style to have longer hair at the time and he was afraid it would affect future acting jobs if he cut it. He convinced Lucas to just let him wear the hat to cover his hair.

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