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.

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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)

kysam
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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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Little Bill Daggett: You just shot an unarmed man.
Bill Munny: He should have armed himself if he's gonna decorate his saloon with my friend.

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Trivia: Most movie buffs probably know this, but the mighty Mr. Eastwood is allergic to horses.

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Question: Why was Little Bill so protective of the two cowboys that had bounties on their heads? And why was he so vengeful when they were both killed? He didn't know them.

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: I think Little Bill takes offense to this sort of thing taking place in his town on his watch. He tells Mr. Beauchamp while he is writing his biography something like, "I do not like assassins, or men of low character."

Answer: Little Bill wanted to be sure that the cowboys would live at least long enough to pay compensation to the owner of the saloon/brothel for disfiguring one of the prostitutes; Bill became furious when the cowboys were killed because they would never be able to make good on their agreement of compensation.

zendaddy621

The cowboys bring in their ponies and pay off their debt early in the film. "Davey Boy" even brings in an extra pony especially for Delilah, which he calls the "best in the lot." (Which the other whores promptly reject and begin throwing dung at them). Both cowboys are killed long after they pay their debt to Skinny.

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