In the 1990 film "Awakenings", the main character Leonard awakens after suffering from a catatonic illness for 30 years.
There's a scene where Leonard watches a 747 landing in New York at JFK. This is considered to be an anachronism/continuity error in the film, as the film takes place in the summer of 1969 and the 747 didn't enter revenue service with Pan Am until early 1970.
However, I know that the prototype 747 first flew in late 1968, and my guess is that by the summer of 1969 several aircraft had been produced, and flight testing was ongoing.
My question is if there's any 'plausibly deniable' way Leonard, in the world of this "based on a true story" yet finally fictional movie, could have actually spotted a non-revenue service test flight 747 landing at JFK in the summer of 1969?
I'm more wondering along the lines of if I were transported back in time to the summer of 1969 and hung around JFK, did pre-revenue 747s ever land there? Or did all testing prior to its introduction with Pan Am occur in controlled environments where it wouldn't be observable by the public?