The Revenant

Corrected entry: Fitz could and should have killed Glass after he killed Hawk.


Correction: Fitzgerald wanted the bonus for staying with Glass. He was going to smother him, but was caught by Hawk. Once he killed Hawk he was able to convince Bridger that they should leave. He had no reason to kill Glass at this point. He no longer needed to stay, and there is no reason to think that the decision to leave him there would have any consequences. Everyone had assumed it was merely a matter of time until Glass died. Regardless, it is based on true events, and this was the decision made in reality.

Corrected entry: Near the end, when Glass and Fitzgerald are fighting, Fitzgerald says, "You came all this way for revenge, Hawk." He calls him Hawk instead of Glass.

Correction: No, he says "You came all this way for your revenge, huh?"

Corrected entry: Given that the film is set in the 1820's and Hugh Glass has lived in the wilderness, his white perfect Hollywood teeth are strange. It's unlikely that he ever brushed his teeth or went to a dentist.


Correction: His teeth are yellowy and rotten looking. Especially when Fitzgerald kills his son.

Corrected entry: Glass wears the bear fur that is taken from the dead grizzly the entire movie. That is not possible because fur has to be tanned first. For this, the expedition had neither the time nor the materials. Otherwise, the fur would rot, especially considering the surroundings and conditions that Glass is put through.


Correction: It is never suggested that the fur he is wearing is that of the bear that attacked him, as the protagonists were all trappers in the pelts (fur) trade, it can be assumed that the fur he is wearing is one that they had been carrying the whole film which had already been treated.

Corrected entry: When Leonardo is comforting his dying son, he has his hand supporting his son's head. As he dies, with the other hand he takes some sort of necklace from his son's neck and puts it around his own. But he would have had to lay his son's head on the ground and remove his hand in order to do that.


Correction: His son's head is on the ground as he starts removing the necklace, right after waking up. His left hand was not supporting it. He pulls the necklace over his son's head, as he does so he lifts the head with his left hand and lets it go right after the necklace is clear of the head.


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Regarding the pursuit of Fitzgerald, the history says that Glass learned that Fitzgerald had joined the army and was stationed at Fort Atkinson, in present-day Nebraska. He traveled there as well, where Fitzgerald returned his stolen rifle. Glass reportedly spared Fitzgerald's life because of the heavy penalty for killing a soldier of the United States Army. So, there was no bloody fight as depicted in the film. No "revenge."