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The Hollywood Knights (1980) Poster

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Anachronisms 

Many of the hair styles are not very accurate or representative of the mid-60s. However, the one that seems most egregious was that sported by actress Pat Hemingway, one of the two car hops. Her hair is in the style of the famous Farrah Fawcett swimsuit poster of 1976.
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Many post-1965 cars can be seen in the background.
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Film is set on Halloween night 1965 but includes hit songs from 1966.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Bimbeau is calling in to have Newbombs brothers' ElCamino towed, his lips do match the audio description of the car.
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Boom mic visible 

Boom mic visible in several of the drive-in restaurant scenes.
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Character error 

In the speed shop as the guys are admiring the custom job, Duke [Tony Danza] asks a mechanic if the color is "piss yellow". Instead of using the character's name, the response was "no, it's Tony Nancy yellow". One of the actors is the real Tony Nancy, a well respected muscle car customizing giant. That shade of yellow was his signature color.
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Continuity 

When Newbomb is making the tape in the girls bathroom he says "...Tubby's drive in." Yet when it is played at the party the tape has added dialog. It now says, "...Tubby's drive in this Halloween night."
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The "Belvedere" emblem on the doors of the 1962 Plymouth police car, keeps disappearing, and reappearing
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In the speed shop with the customized yellow Ford, Duke leans in from the left side to put in an 8 track tape which meant he had to use his right hand. When the tape player is shown, a left hand is inserting the tape.
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Jimmy Shine gives Dudley his 'Knights' jacket. Dudley is seen in a phone booth later and the name on the coat reads 'Newbomb'.
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When Dudley comes up to the car containing Mrs Friedman and Nevins, he puts his band hat on the top. When he leaves in a hurry, the hat is still on the top. In the next scene he is seen wearing the hat.
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At the end of the film when the pledges arrive at Tubby's with their tires, the patrons cheer them on, one customer a short brunette with her hair pulled up in a very very short red dress is standing cheering as they go by, there is an edit to long shot for 2 seconds and then a tight shot on Simpson and a carhop for 3 seconds then a shot showing the same brunette in the red dress is now standing inside a convertible car kissing a guy and pulling him into the car with her.
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The same 1962 Chrysler keeps passing the bus stop, and can be seen behind the little old lady as she writes the license number down on Newbomb's El-Camino
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"Knights Rule" painted on police car at the beginning of the movie, disappears after the first time it is shown.
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Police car is undamaged in the final chase scene after crashing head-on into another car while leaving Tubby's Drive-In.
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The recording Newbomb plays of the "iron box twins" at the assembly is obviously not the same one he is supposed to have made in the bathroom.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Clark and His partner are arguing about the Lawrence of Arabia. You can hear a female voice say what the hell is the difference as officer Bimbeau is saying horse shit this could be a crew member.
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Factual errors 

At one point in the film, Jimmy says he's going over to Vietnam just for training, but before that, he says they're only sending advisers. In reality, the U.S. had already committed to large scale involvement in Vietnam, due in large part to the Tonkin Bay Incident in August of 1964.
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Smitty tells a story about installing a 'Thunderbolt' engine in a Jeep, presumably a 'Willys'. It would be impossible to install this engine into a Jeep. A P-47 'Thunderbolt' has a Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp engine. It is an 18 cylinder radial engine that stands 52.8" tall and weights in at an excess of 2300 lbs. A 'Willys' Jeep measures 72" tall (to the canvas top) and weighs as much as the 'Thunderbolt's Wasp' engine. In 1964 Ford introduced the Fairlane 500 "Thunderbolt". Which was a very limited production drag racing package that included a 427 CID (7.0 L) V8 race engine with two four-barrel carburetors on a high-riser manifold rated at 657hp. I believe that is the engine Smitty is referring to.
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Miscellaneous 

The license plate number "BAD 460" appears on 2 different cars (a red Buick (girls changing clothes) and the sky blue Mustang (Ironbox twins)).
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Tony Danza's name appears in the opening credits, but is missing from the ending credits.
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