Unforgiven

Revealing mistake: In the jail scene, Gene Hackman is reading from a book. When he turns the book too far towards the camera you catch a glimpse of his lines on brighter white paper attached inside the book.

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Revealing mistake: English Bob is shooting the pheasants from the train. The first one he hits falls out the sky in front of the camera and you can see a wire attached to the bird trailing off camera to the right of the screen. (Slow-mo helps but is not necessary).

Jack Vaughan

Revealing mistake: After Muney kills Hackman's character and he is leaving town in the torrential downpour, a large circle of white light is illuminating the street in between the buildings. This light cannot possibly be from any natural or earthly source (e.g., it's raining heavily, so no moon; no electricity during this period in history). Without the artificial light, the scene would be completely dark and unviewable.

MovieFan612

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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Little Bill Daggett: I don't deserve this... To die like this. I was building a house.
Bill Munny: Deserve's got nothing to do with it.
[Aims gun.]
Little Bill Daggett: I'll see you in hell, William Munny.
Bill Munny: Yeah.
[Fires.].

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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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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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