Young Guns

Corrected entry: When Tunstall is shot they make it look like it happened on New Years Day but it actually happened on Feb. 18.

Correction: Although this film is based on real people and events, the filmmakers do not claim it to be historically accurate. Artistic license allows the filmmakers to alter, add or disregard historical facts for dramatic purposes to suit their storyline.

Super Grover

Corrected entry: The Sween home in Lincoln (the home the regulators were trapped in at the end of the movie) was a single story adobe, not a two story frame house, and the battle ended at night not broad daylight.

Correction: Although this film is based on real people and events, the filmmakers do not claim it to be historically accurate. Artistic license allows the filmmakers to alter, add or disregard historical facts for dramatic purposes to suit their storyline.

Super Grover

Corrected entry: At the end of the movie Charlie Bowdre is shown in a gun battle with a Murphy man and they end up killing each other. Historically, Charles Bowdre was killed by Pat Garret in 1880, 2 years after the McSween battle.

Correction: This is not a documentary, it's a fictional tale that happens to use a few historical characters. It's not under any obligation to treat them in a factual manner - it's called artistic licence.

Tailkinker

Corrected entry: At the end of the battle at McSweens home Billy the Kid is shown returning to town to shoot L.G. Murphy between the eyes. This is a complete fabrication. L.G Murphy died of cancer on the 20th of October 1878 almost 3 months to the day after the battle at the McSween home.

Correction: This is not a documentary, it's a fictional tale that happens to use a few historical characters. It's not under any obligation to treat them in a factual manner - it's called artistic licence.

Tailkinker

Corrected entry: In the scene just before Charlie Sheen gets shot you can see extras scrambling for cover. Just after the bad guy says "Let's Dance" and opens up the Regulators take cover but in the background you can clearly see some extras who are scrambling to stay out of the shot.

Correction: These people are not extras scrambling to stay out of the shot. They are actors scrambling to keep from being shot.(if the bullets were real) They are the guys who run the hotel/restaurant. They followed the Regulators out to see if Buckshot Roberts would go down without a fight. If you look closely when Billy and Dick have their guns drawn across the table, you'll see one of the waiters in the background in costume. Someone had to make all that food for the boys.

Corrected entry: In the part of the movie where the boys open fire with all their guns in the close-up of all the pistols going off, there is clearly a double action revolver being fired. Up until the early 1900's Colt only offered a single action revolver where the hammer had to be drawn back each time you pulled the trigger.

Correction: Colt Produced 2 double action revolvers in 1877, the .41 caliber Thunderer and the .38 caliber Lightening.

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