Revealing mistake: When Bud and Wes take competitive turns riding the bull at the presumed high speeds, the bucking patterns and timing aren't consistent. A few times either man goes less than 15 seconds on a mid speed rather than full on bucking. Which even for a practice doesn't add up, and wouldn't fly during a competition.
Character mistake: When Wes is drinking the mezcal with the worm in it, he makes a toast to "la vida luna" and tells Sissy it's Spanish for "the crazy life". This is untrue, the correct Spanish translation for "the crazy life" is "la vida loca". "La vida luna" literally translates as "the life moon" or better yet "the moon life", but a more accurate translation is "the night life."
Trivia: Gilley's Night Club actually existed in Pasadena, Texas (was owned by Sherwood Cryer) Some scenes were also filmed at 2200 South Main St, and 2016 South Main St., in Houston, Texas.
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