A Fistful of Dollars

Revealing mistake: After Joe (Clint Eastwood) shoots dead the five men in the "small house" there is a close-up shot of one of the dead men lying across the table and his eyes are still open. Joe then pushes him off the table and as his body falls the dead man closes his eyes. (01:02:38)

Jack Vaughan

Revealing mistake: When Ramón and his men massacre a detachment of Mexican soldiers by ambushing them with a Gatling gun, it's easy to tell that the soldiers are just pretending to be hit by bullets. There isn't a single bullet hole or drop of blood on any of the soldiers also in the wide shots not one horse is hit in the crossfire nor has the carriage been damaged by gunfire. (00:25:43)

Jack Vaughan

Revealing mistake: When Clint Eastwood ambushes the two guards by crushing them with a large barrel you can see two extended rails have been added to either side of the ramp, presumably to help with the stunt. (01:11:20)

Jack Vaughan

Revealing mistake: During the prisoner exchange scene, when Marisol is told to move forward on her horse, if you look at the building behind her you can see it's a partially built set. Through the buildings window you can see the desert. (00:53:05)

Jack Vaughan

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene, when 'Joe' is helping himself from the well, the angle to the sun varies from the left side to almost vertically. (00:03:00)

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Joe: To kill a man you shoot him in the heart. Isn't that what you said, Ramon?

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Question: When they both finally grab their guns and load up and Joe spins the revolver, how's he so sure it's going to load that one live round?

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