Shutter Island

Factual error: In the flashback, when Teddy was among the soldiers liberating Dachau, there is a semi-circular sign above the gate that says "Arbeit Macht Frei". Dachau had a sign with those words on it, but its sign was oblong. The sign at Auschwitz was that shape.

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Factual error: The movie is set in 1954, but the pinball machine named 'Seven Seas' in the staff rec area was not actually released until 1959 - even the metal legs on Gottlieb machines would not be introduced until 1957.

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Factual error: Two characters discuss a recording of Mahler's quartet for piano and strings in a minor. The manuscript for this adolescent piece was discovered by his widow, Alma, in the 1960s. Difficult to accept that there was a recording available in 1954 when the movie was set.

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Quotes

Teddy Daniels: Baby, I love this because you gave it to me, but it is one fuckin' ugly tie.

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Mistakes

When Leo is laying his dead kids on the grass, the little girl keeps moving her eyes and breathing.

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Trivia

During the ferry approach at the start, we are shown Shutter Island. In actuality this is a combination of Peddocks Island (the decaying brick buildings), Maine's Acadia National Park, Massachusetts' Medfield State Hospital, and Turner Hill Country Club's Rice Estate (located in Ipswich, MA), which were combined via CGI. Additionally, the mountainous region of the island (shown as the ferry approaches) was also CGI, and added in post-production.

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