Thank You for Smoking

Factual error: After Nick Naylor visits "The Captain" in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, he is being driven to the airport to fly back to Washington. In one shot, mountains are visible in the background. However, they are brown and barren, like mountains in Southern California, which is probably where that scene was shot. How come many movie and television directors don't seem to understand that mountains in the Eastern U.S. look different from mountains in the West?

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Factual error: In the introductory scene for Maria Bello, she is shown on the cover of a wine magazine with a headline which mispells "Burgundy" as "Burgandy"

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Factual error: In an early scene with the lobbyist's family having dinner, they're eating take-out chicken from Dinah's, you can tell from the bucket featured. Dinah's is a California only restaurant but they don't live there - you know this because a short time later, the lobbyist-father and his son exclaim, "We're going to California."

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Quotes

Nick Naylor: The message Hollywood needs to send out is 'Smoking Is Cool!'.

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Mistakes

In the final dinner meeting of the Merchants of Death (MOD Squad),the gun lobbyist gets a piece of pie with cheese on it, takes a small bite; then the alcohol lobbyist attacks it with her fork for a bite, pulling all the cheese off and toppling the little American flag in it. In the next shot of Bobby eating, and a closeup of the dessert, all the cheese is back on it and the flag is upright again.

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Trivia

Not one cigarette is lit in this movie, or smoked.

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