Corrected entry: At the beginning of the film, we see Murron hand William the thistle. They are both children, he is probably 5-6 years older than her. However as adults, William appears craggy and weather-beaten, while Murron is baby-faced and youthful. He is old enough to be her father.
Corrected entry: The number of scars on Wallace's chest during the execution scene changes from two to four between shots.
Corrected entry: When William goes back to his village, the surroundings consist of big mountains and deep valleys when, in fact, William Wallace was said to be from a village called Elderslie which is in the Lowlands. I live two minutes outside Elderslie and there are some nice hills around here but the nearest mountain is Ben Lomond and that's about half an hour away.trina
Corrected entry: When Stephen and the other Scot come to join Wallace's army, watch Stephen as the other man speaks first, he has only slight beard stubble. As Stephen speaks and helps himself to food, he has suddenly grown a goatee beard, which stays for the remainder of the film.
Corrected entry: In the rock throwing scene as a boy, Wallace throws left handed. When he returns as an adult, Wallace throws right handed.
Corrected entry: After the battle where the British guy is thrown over the castle and impaled into a spike, when Wallace is walking through the dead bodies to kill the British leader, to the left there is a dead man who scratches his leg with his other leg.
Corrected entry: At the execution scene near the end of the movie, the main executioner (the one in the red clothing) turns around and raises his hand to silence the crowd in one shot and then performs this exact same motion in the very next shot.
Corrected entry: When Wallace attacks the English to avenge his wife one soldier has his whole leg cut off - yet no blood squirts even though an artery has been severed.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Longshanks is returning from overseas, he enters a room to talk with Edward. As he enters, Longshanks hands off his crown to a servant. Camera flashes to a nervous Edward, then back to Longshanks. He once again hands off his crown to a servant.
Corrected entry: In the scene when Wallace is being transported to the execution, and people are pelting him with vegetables, at one point he gets hit by a cabbage or something square in the knackers, and you can see him wincing in pain and coming loose from his bindings.
Corrected entry: As the battle of Stirling draws to a close and Wallace is inspecting the carnage, two extras far behind him can be seen swinging their swords lazily at each other.
Corrected entry: At the end of Murron's funeral as the people are leaving, William looks at Murron's parents. A white horse is clearly seen grazing over his left shoulder. The shot flashes to the parents and then back to William. The horse is gone.
Corrected entry: Near the beginning, when the Premiere Nocta is being administered at the wedding, the bride comes close to her husband and mouths, "I'll be okay; everything will be okay." It's touching, but the term "okay" wasn't around in centuries-old Scotland.
Corrected entry: The Scottish flag of a white cross on a navy background is used in the film but this flag was not used until later.
Corrected entry: In the movie, it seems like king Edward dies at the same time as Wallace. In reality, Edward I died in 1307, two years after Wallace.
Corrected entry: This happens in the scene where William is hunting with the other men. After the Irishman saves William's life, he pulls his sword out of the guy he just killed. It is very obvious that the sword is only half a sword.
Corrected entry: At the battle of Falkirk, Robert the Bruce is revealed to be a traitor fighting for the English. In reality, the Bruce was not even present at the battle of Falkirk and even if he had been, he would not have betrayed his people. He was as ardent a patriot as Wallace ever was and actually achieved considerably more for his nation.
Corrected entry: When the Duke of York's head is seen in the basket, the Prince takes off the cover. However after the king has thrown Phillip from the balcony he sits next to thebasket with the head still in it. The cover has magically placed itself back on the basket.