The Quick and the Dead

Corrected entry: When Herod shoots the black guy (if someone can tell me his name please do) for the last time, it makes a hole roughly the size of a tennis ball in his head. There is no way a gun of that period could make a hole that big.

Correction: The hydrostatic shock can cause an exit wound much larger than the projectile.

Corrected entry: When Gene Hackman is shot at the end he looks down and sees the hole in his shadow. However if he was shot from someone at the same level as him, the hole would be straight, parallel to the Earth's surface. So if he could he the reasonably proportioned shadow the angle of the sun wouldn't show any hole in him at all.

Correction: First,it is reasonable to assume that Hackman is significantly taller than Stone, and, given that she is firing from a hip draw the angle of entry for the fatal gunshot would be on a upward trajectory. This generally upward bullet trace combined with the evening or late day sun could be reasonably expected to cast a shadow if you suspend disbelief initially to allow that this type of wound is practically plausable.

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Corrected entry: At the end of the film, Gene Hackman's character realizes that he has been shot by looking at his shadow and seeing the sunlight shining through the bullet hole in his body. Oddly enough, when you see the front of his shirt, he's not bleeding. There might have been a one or two second delay, but he would have been bleeding profusely from such a wound.

Correction: Not necessarily from the entry wound - even in real life, entry wounds from large caliber pistol rounds usually appear as singed holes, the real catastrophic damage is in the body cavity, with devastating exit wounds.

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Corrected entry: After the woman speaks to Russell Crowe at night when he is chained up he knocks over the glass of water which was just out of his reach. Next scene when the woman is speaking to that man you can see in the background the glass of water isn't there.

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Correction: You wouldn't see the glass since Cort had already knocked it over and it would be laying on it's side. A clear glass laying on it's side would be hard to see from the distance in that scene. You can however see what looks like a small wet spot on the ground where the water spilled.

Corrected entry: At the end when Sharon Stone's character shoots Hackman the second time, you follow the bullet in-eye as it approaches Hackman's head. You see and hear Hackman screaming after the bullet is shot. That is not possible. A bullet from a Magnum revolver would go 1500-2000 feet the first second. And with Hackman standing a mere 50 feet away from the Magnum, he wouldn't be able to open his mouth before the bullet hits his head and kills him.

Correction: Ellen's gun is not a Magnum of any sort. It is a Single Action Army of the Quickdraw 4 and 3/4" barrel. It fires a .45 Long Colt cartridge which in almost every variant has a velocity of 1000 feet per second or less, not the 1500-2000 listed. It does not change the overall point, but the details are definitely incorrect.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Gene Hackman asks Sharon Stone "who are you?" She takes and throws her father's badge at his feet.The badge lands in front of him,he looks down at it. Than, when she shoots him a second time, his body flies back a few feet. She walks up to his body, kicks him, then goes past him to pick up the badge. The badge should be more or less where Russell Crowe is standing when she picks it up.

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Correction: The wind or simply the angle you looked at it can affect its position.

Corrected entry: When Gary S. is strung up in the middle of the town (end of movie) he is standing on a little black stool that Gene Hackman shoots at. Ellen then shoots her father and when Gene and his gang take off the stool is gone - all you see is Gary S. swinging in the breeze.

Correction: That simply means it was moved by someone and they didn't show it happening.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Gene Hackman shoots the braggart who took credit for his killings. Hackman shoots the subject in the right hand, then gives him another chance to draw and shoots him in the left hand. The problem is that if you were drawing a pistol on someone the top edge of your hand and thumb would be facing them, but the bullet holes in the braggart's hands go right through the middle of his palms. The bullet holes might have appeared in that part of the hand if he was waving at Hackman, but not while drawing a pistol from the waist.

Correction: The first shot actually shoots off Ace's right thumb, so that's fine.

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When Sharon Stone confronts Gene Hackman at the end, she throws the marshal star at his feet. It is an inch or two in front of his boots. After he is shot, he gets flung backwards several feet. Stone then picks the star up and throws it to Russell Crowe. She picks it up from behind Hackman's body, several feet away from where it landed but still sticking out of the sand the same way.

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This is the only Sam Raimi movie where his trademark Oldsmobile does not appear.

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