Hot Tub Time Machine

Factual error: The famous AFC Championship game that featured "The Drive" took place on January 11th, 1987, while the events of the film took place in 1986.

kota1968mo

Factual error: Blaine (from the ski patrol) mentions "21 Jump Street" in 1986; that show premiered in April 1987.

zendaddy621

Factual error: In the scene where they are watching "The Drive", the TV is not showing an NFL game at all. The field is 110 yards long. There is an overhead shot of the field and you can see two 50 yard lines and a C in the middle. They are watching a CFL game.

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Trivia: When the foursome ski down the mountain and are looking around at the oddly dressed people, someone behind John Cusack says, "Hey Lane, you owe me two dollars". This was a nudge to John Cusack, who played Lane Meyers in "Better Off Dead" and was pursued in the snow by a crazed paper boy shouting "Two dollars!"


Adam: I vowed to master the chaos.
April: You have to embrace the chaos. You have to, that way life might just astonish you.

Lou: It's the fucking 80's guys. Let's do what we want to do. Free Love!
Jacob: That was the 60's dipshit.
Adam: We had like Reagan and AIDS.

April: What happened to your...
Adam: I got stabbed in the face with a fork, I saw it coming, I avoided it, I didn't avoid it, it happened to me in a different way.

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Question: When the four main guys are first coming down the slope in 1986, the two from the ski patrol apparently don't recognize Jacob's snowboard. Though snowboards were still largely unknown in 1986, wouldn't someone who worked for a popular ski resort recognize them?

zendaddy621

Chosen answer: The James Bond film "A View To A Kill" came out the year before in 1985. In the film, Bond's snowscooter is blown up by the Soviets, so he takes a wrecked ski from it and improvises it into a snowboard. Snowboards existed at the time, however, it wasn't until that film that their existence became well known. One year later in 1986, they'd still be very rare, but it's likely that his wasn't the first that the ski patrol had seen.

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