The Wild Bunch

The Wild Bunch (1969)

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Corrected entry: One of the bounty hunters was carrying a 1903-A3 Springfield rifle. This was a cheaper version of the 1903 rifle made in WW-II.

Correction: The entry that the 1903-A3 was a cheaper version of the 1903 is incorrect: The 03-A3 came AFTER the 03. The 03 had a weak action and the subsequent upgrade was called 03-A3.

Corrected entry: When the gang is sitting around the table in Aquaverde for the first time, talking about the General, William Holden compares the General to his gang. Ernest Borgnine gets mad and says, "No Mr. Bishop, we don't hang nobody." He should have said, "No Mr. Pike," since Borgnine's character's name is Bishop.

Corrected entry: During the opening scene, William Holden escorts an elderly woman into the bank his gang is going to rob. Once inside the bank, the elderly woman transforms into a middle-aged woman - it's a completely different actress! The elderly woman probably objected to the upcoming scene in which one of the gang members sticks his tongue in her ear and was replaced.

Correction: According to David Weddle's book on Peckinpah, Bo Hopkins licked the woman's ear without her knowledge - so he could get that reaction from her. So it was not in the script for the woman to object to.

Revealing mistake: Near the end of the movie, the Bunch are relaxing and passing around a bottle of whiskey. While the actors could not be expected to drink real alcohol, it's too bad the prop guy could not have mixed up some less foamy instant tea, typically used as a substitute in these scenes.

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