Best western movie mistakes of all time

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Near Dark picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Caleb punches the driver guy in the bar, the guy (who has now been replaced by a stuntman) goes flying backwards and lands on the pool table. When this happens, a wire can be seen on the stuntman, pulling him back and guiding his movement.

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Red River picture

Factual error: When the riders are watching the wagon train, in the background you can see a communication tower with conical speakers.

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Seraphim Falls picture

Revealing mistake: Early in the movie, there is a visible circular, plastic looking effect on Gideon's arm as he removes the bullet with the knife. This is more noticeable around his shoulder when he cauterizes his wound with the hot knife.

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The War Wagon picture

Other mistake: Bandoleer rounds don't fit any weapon in the show. When Pierce tries the Gatling gun, there is no magazine in it.

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Man in the Wilderness picture

Factual error: When the trappers first encounter the Rickarees, the bow cannon is discharged, creating an explosion near the Indians, who promptly turn and ride away. Immediately after, a second shell explodes near them. It would be impossible for a single gunner to sponge out and reload with cartridge and ball in the space of 10 seconds.

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The Comancheros picture

Factual error: The rifles that Jake Cutter has Paul Regret dig up are Henry repeaters, or possibly 1866 Winchesters. Either way weapons unavailable in the period depicted in the movie.

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Bandidas picture

Continuity mistake: After the scene where Sara and Maria tie up Quentin and take pictures of him naked, when they are leaving the hotel with Quentin tied up, Sara's hair is just below her shoulders, but the whole movie her hair is to her waist.

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The Frisco Kid picture

Audio problem: The Rabbi's horse is bucking in reaction to the rattlesnake, and all the while the Rabbi is yelling in Yiddish - but his mouth is not moving.

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Chino picture

Factual error: The newly born foal is too dry and too steady on its legs. (00:22:25)

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Cannibal! The Musical picture

Continuity mistake: In the prosecuting attorney's speech in the first courtroom scene, the judge's house of cards is no more than 2 levels high (a base level with a peak) [0:2:20]. In the close-up shot of the judge, the house of cards changes to 3 levels high (2 base levels and a peak)[0:2:35]. When the scene focuses back on the prosecuting attorney, the house is back to two levels of height[0:2:39]. (00:02:20)

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Cowboys & Aliens picture

Continuity mistake: During the film, Daniel Craig's character rides out to the house where he last saw the woman he was in love with. During the wide shot showing him on his horse riding toward the camera, the device on his wrist is missing. It is obvious if you are paying attention, as he is using the arm which is supposed to have the device to hold the reins of the horse.

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Nybyggarna picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Robert and Arvid are in the desert and Robert falls into the pit, you can see the shadow of director Jan Troell holding the camera.

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Curse of the Undead picture

Visible crew/equipment: Michael Pate is walking down the street in this western and as he passes a shop window you can see all the camera crew, the director, the arc lights etc.

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A Million Ways to Die in the West picture

Factual error: The movie is set in 1882, however there is a scene where he meets Doc Brown with his DeLorean. Back to the Future Part III took place in 1885.

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Support Your Local Gunfighter picture

Revealing mistake: A 'bald wig' is visible on Harry Morgan when he first arrives in Purgatory.

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Bend of the River picture

Factual error: The chairlift for the ski resort on Mount Hood is visible in the scene that pans to the right just before James Stewart is abandoned on the mountain. This ski resort was not around when the film is set.

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The Undefeated picture

Visible crew/equipment: In the last scene, when they are riding alongside a river, shortly after the harmonica player changes songs, there's a closeup of John Wayne and appearing from the right on the other side of the river, a pickup truck appears, and then they quickly cut to different characters.

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The Wild Bunch picture

Continuity mistake: Sykes is shot in the right leg, in the thigh area, by the bounty hunters. We see the blood clearly on it when he sits on a rock and holds his leg. Later, when he returns to Aquaverde where he meets Robert Ryan, we see as he sits on his horse that his left leg is bandaged.

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The Way West picture

Factual error: Upon completing the task of lowering every wagon, horse, mule, ox and human down to the canyon floor, the settlers proceed to build rafts for their wagons..however, their scout would have informed them that they would be going overland to intercept the Columbia River to the northwest. The Snake River, with class IV rapids, (even now tamed with dams) was no place for the uninitiated to go rafting.

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The Paleface picture

Visible crew/equipment: During the movie whenever Bob Hope is pulled off the wagon by his team of horses you can see a board leaning against the wagon that was used to help the stunt man when he was pulled off the wagon.

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