Pleasantville

Factual error: When Reese Witherspoon's character is sitting at the desk reading, there is a cheerleading trophy and the cheerleader on it is wearing a mini skirt, - they didn't have mini skirts on the cheerleading outfits then. (01:08:20)

Factual error: You can see the 3 point line painted out on the basketball court, they never had 3 point lines in the 50s. (00:21:55)

Factual error: The flag on the fire engine has 50 stars on it. In 1958, the US had 48 states. (Alaska and Hawaii joined in Jan and Aug of 1959 respectively). NB. the flag shown outside the school earlier in the film is correct. (00:48:45)

jle

Factual error: When the townspeople try to undo the changes brought about by David and Jennifer's presence, they declare that only certain recordings will be permitted, including those of Jack Jones. The action takes place in 1958. Jack Jones did not sign his first record contract until 1959.

Continuity mistake: When the brother and sister are arguing, it is supposedly 6:30. because that is when the marathon starts. But watch when he flips past the preview channel - it is showing shows for the 1 to 2:30 slot. (00:00:35 - 00:12:40)

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Jennifer: Hey, can I ask you a question?
David: Sure.
Jennifer: How come I'm still in black and white?
David: What?
Jennifer: I've had, like, ten times as much sex as the rest of these girls, and I still look like this. I mean, they spend, like, an hour in the back seat of some car and all of a sudden they're in Technicolor?
David: I don't know. Maybe it's not just the sex.

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Trivia: When the TV technician is talking to the children through the TV, he is sitting in front of a test card with a picture of an Indian. The Indian's expression changes each time we see it (mentioned on the DVD director's commentary).

Neil Jones

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Question: What is the purpose of the initial TV montage?

Answer: To me it never looked like a montage. It was just someone flipping through the channels (channel surfing) until they got to "TV Time" where they stayed to watch the commercial for the PleasanTVille marathon. People (especially before DVRs) sometimes just flip through the channels looking for something to watch, especially if you don't know what's playing on each channel.

Bishop73

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