Wild Wild West

Wild Wild West (1999)

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Corrected entry: At the end of the feature, the two main characters (Jim West and Artemis) are supposed to go to Washington DC. But the film shows them riding off into the sunset, which is in the west. (The sun sets in the west) This is wrong, since Washington DC is in the east.

Correction: Given the nature of the film, you could argue this was just put in as a stereotypical wild west thing to do, irrespective of the direction you're meant to be going in.

Corrected entry: After they get out of the mud, their clothes and collars are both clean

Correction: Their clothes are so obviously NOT clean that it is mind-boggling that you could have ever mistaken them as such.

Corrected entry: The Secret Service was created under Abraham Lincoln's presidency in 1865, not under Ulysses S. Grant's.

Correction: Did Abraham Lincoln form the Secret Service before or after the 80ft mecha-tarantula terrorised the United States? This is not a historical film they are free to create a secret service whenever they like.


Correction: Though this is true, this is not a historical documentary, so the filmmakers are entitled by means of artistic license to change any historical facts to suit their storyline.


Corrected entry: I don't believe that those blades that were sent flying after Will Smith and Kevin Kline's magnets on their necks were as much as a threat as was indicated. The circular blades would do severe damage to the 2 guys if they were flying at a high enough velocity but they're velocity would slow down significantly once they were changing direction. If the guys were to duck and the blade was to overshoot its target, the blade would slow down significantly as it reversed its direction, especially if it was going at such a fast velocity to begin with. In the scene, the blades were travelling unrealistically fast the whole time.

Correction: The whole movie is full of devices and effects that would be impossible for one reason or another. The film exists in a fantasy "steampunk" world and has its own laws of physics and science for the sake of entertainment.

Corrected entry: During the brothel scene, Loveless is seen near the cart containing nitro-glycerine. We see him pull the hinge out of the cart and the cart rolls down the hill and into the brothel. Now there's two things wrong with this scene. First, it wasn't a small hill, it was a small cliff that was near the brothel. And second, where did the horses pulling the cart go?

Correction: The pin is pulled from the wagon allowing it to roll freely away from the horses, who begin to move forward freely after the cart begins rolling downhill, which is a separate part of the hill, as the horses had to be led away from their original location in order to be facing away from the brothel instead of towards it.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Grant is trying to drive the railroad spike in at Promontory Point, current 50-state US flags are visible on the train.

Correction: No, they're not. These are 37-star flags.


Corrected entry: In the train, after Rita says goodnight. You see that Jim and Arty each glance to the side as they talk to each other, as if their couches are on different sides of the car. However, both couches are obviously on the same side of the car, since each man is lying close to the left side of the screen (against the back part of his couch). They should be looking ahead to face each other, not to the side.

Correction: No, you can see the wall of the car behind each man as they are talking. The wall behind Gordon is to his right, and the wall behind West is to his left indicating opposite sides of the car. Also, if the couches were on the same side of the car one of the men would have to turn all the way around to a) talk to the other or b) talk to Rita. Since neither man has to do this, the couches must be on opposite sides of the car.


Corrected entry: When West and Gordon are running away from the giant saw blades, how do they end up on opposite sides of the cliff?

Correction: In the scene before they jump there is and overhead shot and you can see that they split up to the other sides of the cliff.

Corrected entry: In Loveless' demonstration, he refers to the armoured vehicle as a "tank." When these vehicles were first delivered in World War I, they were described in official documentation as "water tanks" to maintain secrecy. The name stuck. Unless Loveless tried the same deception, he wouldn't call it a tank.

Correction: It might not be the reason, but given the shape of the "tank" in WWW, they almost look like the Water Tanks seen in the movie used to Water Locomotives. That, or Loveless has completely different reasons as to call his invention a Tank.

Corrected entry: In the scene after Will Smith stops the horses before going of the cliff, after the horses pull him up from the cliff, we see Will look into the brothel. Then before that scene ends we see him walk towards the brothel to confront Bloodbath McGrath, and technically right off the cliff.

Correction: Pay closer attention to the shot of him hanging there. The "cliff" slopes downward at a decent angle for him to slide down it.

Corrected entry: When West and Gordon are about to look through the severed head of a scientist, Gordon shows West the metal collar that was supposedly found 10 feet (I'm not exactly sure what he said) away from his head, connected to his body. Yet in the beginning, when McGrath takes the blade that beheaded our poor scientist, the collar is shown still connected to the mans neck.

Correction: It would have been at least several hours if not several days later, and there are any number of ways for the collar (or the head) to have moved a little ways away by then.

Corrected entry: When Will Smith is shot in the chest and falls of the spider he is dressed in a vest and jacket and he has his guns on. When he gets back to the train he is dressed in a shirt, the same one he had on when he and Kevin Kline got to the train after escaping the magnetic collars.

Correction: No it isn't. It's the same one he wears under his jacket - complete with vest - they're just the same color.

Corrected entry: In the shot where Jim returns to the train after being shot in the chest he steps on a belt. When you see the belt you also see a battery on the floor. I thought there weren't electronics that time.

Correction: There's no battery on the floor!

Corrected entry: When Jim was stopping the horses that were carrying the nitro in the wagon, Jim stopped the horses right near a little drop off, which made him fall off holding on to the horses reigns. What I don't get is why he made the horses pull him back up. Why didn't he just jump off, it was only a couple of feet down. It's not like it was a cliff or something.

Correction: That's not a mistake. It's just a character's decision within the movie.

Corrected entry: In the scene where West and Gordon are being chased into the cornfield by the flying blades, West runs into the field without his hat, but has it on as he is running through the cornfield.

Correction: At no point in that scene does it look as though West has lost his hat.

Corrected entry: After Jim and Artemus get the collars off their necks, they are walking through the desert. When Artemus says that a powerful magnet such as the one he has could come in handy, he is pulled by the magnet to Loveless's private track. However, since he is pulled horizontally into the track, that means they must have been walking parallel to the track, so why does it react only at that moment?

Correction: They weren't walking exactly parallel to the tracks. They were walking at a slight angle to the tracks so the magnet slowly came close enough to the tracks to be attracted to them.

Corrected entry: When U. S. Grant is trying to drive in the last stake of the transcontinental railroad, the spike "jumps" out of the hole a few times, each when the 80 ft. tarantula puts a leg down to step causing a Jurassic Park-like vibration. The problem is that the way how the spider walk causes one leg to be put down almost immediately after the previous leg was set down while the vibrations during the railroad ceremony come with long pauses. I can't see why Loveless would hurry to get to Grant then take his time for the last little bit.

Correction: It is entirely possible for this to occur. Having seen the movie twice in a row, I noticed that the front pair of legs hit the ground harder than the back pairs. The strength of these stomps on the ground is what knocks the pin out. The time between stomps of each front leg is a few seconds, enough time to pick up the pin (stomp) set it in (stomp) pick it up (stomp) so forth.

Corrected entry: After the demonstration of his tank, Loveless requests 1,000 kg of gold from each country who wants to join him in his little war and bring it within four days at his secret lab. Now, since most of them were from Europe, how can they ever bring that amount of gold over to the U.S.? It would take weeks to cross the ocean, let alone days until they reach the secret lab.

Correction: Loveless obviously told the Europeans to bring the money over with them and have it accessible here in the U.S.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where Jim is talking to the Oriental girl at Loveless's party, he shoots behind and all around the room, but never up. But when he walks out of the room, a man falls from the ceiling. How did he get shot?

Correction: He didn't get shot, he just lets himself drop. Jim has shot everyone else and left the room, so there is no need for the man to continue holding on to the ceiling (or whatever he was doing).

Visible crew/equipment: When Jim West is hanging by the rains of the horse you can see the rider's boot as Jim West is telling the horses to back up.

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