Continuity mistake: There is a scene where Al Pacino is getting dressed for a dinner while talking to one of his aids. He addresses the aide and is seen in a dressing gown with his hair all tousled and untidy. He turns away from the camera, looks in the mirror, and turns back to camera. Miraculously his hair is now tidy as can be, with not a hair out of place!
Continuity mistake: There is a scene in the film when all of the characters are watching a production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel. Al Pacino and Danny Aiello have a word outside during this. We hear through the doors that the song being sung is "If I Loved You." This song is sung at the very beginning of the production, yet people begin to file out for intermission directly thereafter. They got to the middle of the production pretty quickly.
Mayor John Pappas: Lyndon Johnson said, "Everybody will give you ideas on how to get out of trouble cheaply and fast. And they all come down to this: deny your responsibility." John F. Kennedy said, "An error doesn't have to become a mistake, until you refuse to correct it."