Continuity mistake: Early in the film, Michael talks to Harry Boland on a boat. During this scene, a cigarette appears in Boland's mouth that was not in the previous shot. (00:40:40)
Factual error: The Lee Enfield rifle is chambered by singular repetitions with a bolt action. When Collins' wayward friend is shot in the water, the rifle shots are rapid semi-automatic fire.
Factual error: During one of the cabinet meetings, one of the members says Collins' brief is Minister for Intelligence, but he was actually Minister of Finance. He was, however, the IRA's Director Of Intelligence.
Eamon de Valera: The Irish people established the Irish Republic. It can only be disestablished by the Irish people.
Soames: The problem with the Irish is that they'll sing at the drop of a hat, but ask them to talk and they won't.
Michael Collins: I hate them for making hate necessary, and I'll do what I can to end it.
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