Revealing mistake: When Stevens leaves the house about halfway through and sits on a bench there is a modern electrical outlet on the wall to his left.
Factual error: In one of the scenes in which took place in a white room, on the door behind the character's head is a modern day "door closer". Door closers were invented in 1880 by Lewis C Norton of the the LCN Company and the first one was installed at Boston Trinity Church in 1880, was some 15 years after this film took place.Dave G
Trivia: Director Steven Spielberg obtained permission from the museum that hold Abraham Lincoln's original pocket watch to record the sound of the watch for use in the movie. So, in several scenes where Lincoln is in contemplative thought and fiddling with his watch, the ticking watch sound is actually the same as Lincoln heard 150 years ago.MovieFan612
Abraham Lincoln: With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.
Question: In all the articles I have read, Booth shot Lincoln then jumped out of the box into the audience below, spraining his ankle. He managed to escape because the audience thought it was part of the act. In the movie the show is interrupted by the Manager coming onto the stage to announce that Lincoln had just been shot - no disruption during the show until then. Is this a goof or not?