From Dusk Till Dawn

Corrected entry: Considering how many hundreds of bats were trying to bust into the bar, there's an awful lot of empty space to move around in and turn your back on. Since the vampires' human forms are bigger than the bats and the swarm of bats filled the hall nicely, that bar ought to be packed wall to wall. (01:23:20 - 01:30:45)


Correction: First of all, not all the bats necessarily turn into vampires. There could be some hundred bats that were just bats, and would consequently take up less space. Secondly, it depends on what kind of vampires they were. Since you never see any of them turn from bat into vampire, there is also the possibility that they resemble Bram Stoker's Dracula in that sense, and that one single vampire does not turn into a single bat, but rather a swarm of them (which does not decrease their total mass, but spreads it around). If, say, one vampire becomes 20 or 30 bats, there should be enough room for them when they regain their humanoid form.


Corrected entry: In the end Kate is shooting holes in the walls in order to let the sun shine in. Then, sunbeams come in from all sides. That´s impossible. The sun, especially in the morning, is shining in only one direction. (01:36:05)

Correction: The sunlight would still come in through holes on the other side of the building. As an obvious example, if you open the curtains in your house sunlight doesn't just come through the windows facing the sun.

Corrected entry: In Quentin Tarantino's original script Jacob kills Salma Hayek and saves Seth this way. But this was changed and Seth kills her himself. After the battle Jacob says something about that he rescued Seth although he could let him die. This makes no sense after the scene was changed. (01:11:45)

Correction: Jacob never says he saves Seth, but rather Seth says something like "If you had half a chance, you'd feed me to those f--kers." and Jacob replies "Why didn't I?" It technically makes sense, assuming we think Jacob means he didn't somehow get the vamps to kill Seth, but it is likely from the original script.

Corrected entry: In the climactic fight scene towards the end of the movie, Kate fights with a crossbow that has seven arrows. Throughout the entire scene, the bow always has seven arrows, as if she retrieved them after shooting them. (01:31:20)

Correction: It has seven arrows stored on top, but by the looks of it, it seems to have some sort of "arrow cartridge" that holds arrows underneath, which is where the arrows are "fed" in from.

Corrected entry: In the opening shoot out in the liquor store, Quentin Tarrantio shoots bottles of liquor, that then pour onto the clerk. George Clooney then throws a flaming roll of toilet paper at the clerk, causing the liquor to burst into flames. This is a neat idea, but only liquor that is 100 proof or higher(very high alcohol content) will burn. The bottles shown breaking are normal booze, which is mostly 40-80 proof and not very flammable. All of these bottles would have had to be Everclear or Bacardi 151 or a similar high alcohol liquor to cause a fire like that. (00:08:00)

Correction: Only one of the bottles needs to be high alcohol to get the fire started then the rest will follow without hesitation. Even without that, it's relatively easy to light a cocktail made from "normal" alcohol, I've done it and seen it done many many times.


Corrected entry: When all the vampires get hit by the sunbeams they explode, with no fire. But when Carlos frees them and the sun shines in all vampires explode into a huge fireball. (01:36:55)

Correction: Makes sense, the sunbeams are smaller. Once the door is opened the vampires are exposed to much more sunlight and the reaction would be more severe.


Corrected entry: In the motel scene with the hostage, Quentin Tarantino is eating a burger and drinking liquor, mixed up with different camera angles.

Correction: He is never drinking liquor, he holds the burger from the time Seth puts it in his hand near the beginning of the scene all the way until Seth shoves him against the wall, when he drops it. We never see the burger enough to judge the bite size and placement.


Corrected entry: When Richie stabs the bartender multiple times with the knife he then slams it into the table, there is no blood on the knife, yet when Sex Machine (and the others) stake the vampires, blood is everywhere, and even projects over his shoulder.

Correction: There's definitely blood on it, though another mistake points out that the blood on the knife is a translucent green instead of red.


Corrected entry: After Frost gets bitten he throws Sex Machine through a thin plastered window. Bats have been trying to get inside the Titty Twister all the time. The thing is that the bats, who lived there, didn't know that there was this thin plastered window?

Correction: The vampires are in bat form and aren't as strong as their human/bipedal form, they certainly can't muster the force of hurling a 200-pound man 20 feet in the air. They cannot switch to human form and knock the window it because it is vertical and has no ledge outside, so they would fall straight down instead of through the window. So yes, they know about it, but they can't take advantage of it.


Corrected entry: After Salma Hayek's "routine!" Seth Gecko says, "Now that's what I call a f*@%#n' show!", watch when the angle changes to a slightly overhead one of the room, you clearly see him yell it again. Footage used from a different angle of the same shot?

Correction: No, he just repeats the same sentiment. The second time, the emphasis is slightly different and he is looking around more. Not a mistake.


Corrected entry: There is absolutely no way the Gecko brothers would make their way across the border. Especially when Jacob lies to the patrol men and finally admits there are actually three people on the Winnebago. Simply, no way.

Correction: Actually it looked pretty realistic. Having gone through checkpoints for many years, if you get some lazy border patrol guards, a vehicle search, such as the one shown, is very likely. And if you are lucky, some may not even do that.

Corrected entry: When Seth takes the stake to his brother, he hammers it in with a loaded pistol. This isn't a very good idea as he could have easily set it off and shot himself.

Morgan Thompson

Correction: This isn't a factual error - guns don't always go off when you use them as a hammer. And in real life, people do stupid things all the time. So the film is showing someone doing something stupid but getting away with it.


Corrected entry: When Frost, the black guy, got bitten he turned into a vampire within a few seconds. After Jacob got bitten it took him half an hour to turn into a vampire.

Correction: Maybe because he's a priest.

Continuity mistake: Throughout the entire film the tattoo on George Clooney's neck moves position and changes shape.

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Carlos: What? Were they psychos, or...?
Seth Gecko: They look like psychos? Is that what they looked like? They were vampires. Psychos do not explode when sunlight hits 'em. I don't give a fuck how crazy they are!

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Trivia: Sex Machine's 'crotch gun' is also used in the film Desperado which also stars Quentin Tarantino and Danny Trejo (the barkeeper).

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