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Executive Action (1973) Poster

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Anachronisms 

In the restaurant, a Pepsi clock is shown with the slogan "The Pepsi Generation," but in June of 1963 Pepsi's slogan was "Say Pepsi, Please... For Those Who Think Young." The "(Come Alive!) You're in Pepsi Generation" only began later that year.
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In the first scene of the morning of 22 November 1963 a paperboy is throwing a newspaper from his bike. He is wearing a Texas Rangers baseball cap. The Washington Senators did not move to Arlington, Texas and become the Rangers until 1972.
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In the Dealey Plaza scene dated November 12, 1963, cars are heading south on Houston St. At that time (and in Kennedy's motorcade) Houston St. was one way northbound.
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Continuity 

At 20 minutes, Burt Lancaster goes into a Mexican Restaurant and the sound of a door closing is clearly heard, but the door is still open a couple of inches.
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Crew or equipment visible 

At about the one hour point, Robert Ryan and Burt Lancaster are in a mirror filled room, going over their final approval of the plan. The camera man shooting the scene is clearly reflected in the center mirror panel.
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Factual errors 

As President Kennedy is riding through Dallas, each of the conspirators are watching the event on television. Although his arrival was covered by national television, the only television reporters with him were at the back of the motorcade, or at the Dallas Trade Mart....Hence they could not have witnessed the assassination as it happened.
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At about 29 minutes in, Burt Lancaster's character says that in May (Oswald) was distributing "Fair Play for Cuba" literature in Dallas. The historical record shows that Oswald distributed leaflets for this organization in New Orleans, not in Dallas.
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At about 25 minutes, an doctor's affidavit used to justify Oswald's family hardship discharge from the Marines is shown. It states that Oswald's mother is being treated for acute nasopharyngitis and will be under treatment for about six months. The severity of the financial burden imposed by this illness is absurdly exaggerated, as is the illness's expected duration -- acute nasopharyngitis is nothing more than the common cold.
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Revealing mistakes 

Post 1963 cars can be seen in the back ground through out the film.
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