Unforgiven

Factual error: During the confrontation between Little Bill and English Bob outside the barber shop, all the Deputies cocked their guns - for emphasis. Then Mr. Beauchamp reaches into his bag to show that he only has books, the Deputies cock their guns again. With the rifles they have this would eject the shell that was in the barrel and cycle a new one. It doesn't.

Factual error: When the dead cowboy is brought into town and Little Bill is getting briefed, one of his deputies remarks that "Witherspoon" will not sell them any more 30-30 shells unless they pay. The movie takes place in 1881, but the 30-30 cartridge wasn't developed until circa 1895. (01:36:45)

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Factual error: English Bob is shooting the pheasants from the train. The film is supposed to be set in 1881. Ring neck pheasants are not native to the US. They were imported from Shanghai, China and not stocked east of the Rockies until 1898.

Factual error: The tension rod in Ned's house is plastic - wrong for the time.

Continuity mistake: In the final shoot-out scene where Clint Eastwood kills 5 men in rapid succession, Clint crouches and exchanges gunfire with two deputies who are standing side-by-side. A blood stain suddenly appears on the abdomen of the younger deputy on the left, but there is no bullet hole, it does not coincide with any gunshot sound effect, and the deputy does not react to the wound. A moment later, as Clint continues firing, both deputies topple over backwards.

Charles Austin Miller
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Bill Munny: You better bury Ned right, and don't go cuttin' up... Nor otherwise harm no whores, or I'll come back and kill every one of you sons-a-bitches.

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Trivia: The movie is supposedly set in early summer (July 4th and thereabout) yet autumn leaves, and at one time a morning snowfall, are seen throughout the film. The movie was actually filmed in southern Alberta during September and October.

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