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Goofs from Vice

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  • The scene in which the young Dick is weaving down the road is set in 1963. The road has yellow dashed paving markings, which were not used until 1970. In 1963, the dashes would have been white.
  • The trend to wear the American flag on the lapel didn't happen until after 09/11/2001. Bush and Cheney wearing the American flag on their lapels during the 2000 campaign is incorrect.
  • In the middle of the movie, the Cheneys are said to raise Golden Retrievers. The two dogs shown with them are Labrador Retrievers.
  • In a scene set in 1973, Cheney can be seen lying in bed and talking to Rumsfeld on a non-Trimline telephone with a modular handset. Modular connectors were not available for telephones other than Trimlines until 1976 and weren't ubiquitous in the United States until the early-1980's.
  • In the movie, all the characters including Cheney family members, pronounce the family name as "chain-y". The Cheney family has always pronounced their name as "cheen-y".
  • In a scene with Cheney and President Gerald Ford in the Oval Office, behind Ford is a photo of former First Lady Pat Nixon. The First Lady at this time would have been Betty Ford.
  • Camille James Harman is credited as playing "Mary Matlin". The character's surname is actually spelled "Matalin".
  • In the Oval Office while Gerald Ford is president (mid-70s), a model can be seen of a 747 airliner with a Space Shuttle on its back. The first Space Shuttle didn't fly until 1981.
  • The train seen briefly in the beginning of the movie showed modern diesels that were 30 years too new for the time period.
  • In the scene of US military planes bombing a target near the beginning of the film, the jets portrayed are Navy F-14s, which are fighter interceptors, whose main purpose is air to air combat and typically did not drop bombs on ground targets,
  • The film suggests that Dick Cheney got his start interning for Donald Rumsfeld first when in fact, he was an intern for Congressman William A. Steiger before joining Rumsfeld's staff.
  • Lynne Cheney did not appear to age after 1963.
  • In a scene set in the early 2000s, a man is wearing a Tampa Bay Buccaneers jersey with a Nike logo on its sleeves. Nike didn't take over the manufacturing of NFL jerseys until 2012.
  • When Cheney fires Rumsfeld over the phone, the office chair in which Rumsfeld is sitting is a modern mesh back design which wasn't available in 2006.
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