Get on Up

Factual error: In the scene where James Brown receives a new Cadillac from his manager, the scene is marked by a 1965 timeline header, but the Cadillac is actually a 1967 model.

Factual error: In one scene that took place in the 1940s, the filmmakers used dollar bills like the current Federal Reserve Notes, which weren't in circulation back then. (They began circulating in 1964). They should have used Silver Certificates instead.

Continuity mistake: Ben Bart passed away earlier in the film but can be seen dancing on stage with the character Gertrude, at a James Brown concert where he is performing "I Got Soul (Super Bad) ". (01:46:00)


James Brown: Are we done, Mr. Byrd?
Bobby Byrd: I'm afraid not, Mr. Brown.
James Brown: I say, are we done?
Bobby Byrd: I think we got more funk in the trunk.

Aunt Honey: You special. You mama's a no account fool, your daddy too, but you ain't going to be. You gonna be okay. One day, everybody going to know your name.

Susie Brown: My baby playing at the Apollo.
James Brown: I ain't your baby, not then, not now. I look after James Brown. You want to know me, I'll tell you. My daddy in the army. My mamma left. No one else helped me. No one else.

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