Factual errors

When young Bart is handed the U2 album The Joshua Tree, the movie says that this was during 1985 when The Joshua Tree was released in 1987.

Factual errors

When Bart's mom is driving him to the camp, and Bart puts in U2's The Joshua Tree cassette tape. Then a U2 song starts to play , but the song isn't from The Joshua Tree, instead the song is" Into the Heart" which is a song from their first album Boy.

Anachronisms

In the 1985 scenes, the record store has a poster in the window for the first .38 Special record. This album came out in 1977, and was not a big commercial success at its time of release; its popularity was eclipsed by the band's subsequent releases. Additionally, it was already horribly out of date by the time this scene is set; no record store would be likely to display a poster for an album eight years old that was not commercially successful.

Revealing mistakes

Bart tells his Dad that he will be singing at the church and he can listen on AM 1080. Every scene in the movie that shows his Dad's radio shows the band switch in the FM position, not the AM band.