The Railway Man

Factual error: The train liveries shown in the UK were well out of use by 1980. And the West Coast Railway (Company) did not exist at all.

Steve Everett

Character mistake: On the train at the beginning of the movie, Colin Firth is talking to Nicole Kidman about Warrington. He states that George Formby was from Warrington and not from Wigan or Formby as people believe. George Formby was born in Wigan.

Factual error: Overhead wires are seen at the The Royal Border Bridge at Berwick-on-Tweed. These were not built until 1989.

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Eric: What do you tell people about what you did to us?
Nagase: We do not talk about it. No one will talk about it.
Eric: Nor do we. And you know why? Because no-one would believe it. No one would believe what you did to us. You treated us like animals because we surrendered.

Eric: Don't move.
Patti: Why not?
Eric: Because I'm looking at you.

Nagase: You are a soldier, Lomax. You never surrendered.
Eric: I'm still at war.

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