No Country For Old Men

Factual error: When Chigurh is in the gas station talking to the clerk, behind him on the shelf is a pack of Jack Link's beef jerky. The movie is set in 1980, but Jack Link's did not start selling beef jerky until 1986.

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Factual error: At the very end of the movie, right before Javier Bardem is in the car accident, there is a shot out the driver's side window, past his face. In one of the driveways he is passing, a new Subaru Forester sits parked. The film is set in 1980.

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Factual error: At the motel where Brolin's character first hides the money in an air vent, and when the hitman arrives to look for him, a silver 1985-1990 era Dodge Aries is parked prominently in the parking lot, despite the film's events taking place in 1980.

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johnrosa

Factual error: Despite the film's events taking place in 1980, several scenes feature a much newer 1986-1990 series Chevy Caprice (evidenced by the flush-mounted tail lights). The most obvious example is in the very first scene showing the rear of such a police car.

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Factual error: The glass milk jar in the Moss trailer that various characters drink from is labeled Promised Land Dairy. Although the movie is set in and around 1980, Promised Land Dairy didn't start producing milk products until around 1990 (http://www.promisedlanddairy.com/web-content/Our%20History.html).

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Factual error: When Moss tells the border guard "I've got an overcoat on", a 1982+ Pontiac Grand Prix approaches behind him, though the film is set in June 1980.

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johnrosa

Factual error: When Josh Brolin is leaning against the guard wall outside the motel, there is a Carl's Jr. visible in the background. Carl's Jr. did not open stores in Texas until several years after the movie is set.

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Factual error: When Moss is arguing with the border guard at the Eagle Pass international bridge, he claims that he is a veteran of the "12th Infantry Battalion." There has never been such a thing as the 12th Infantry Battalion in either the Army or the Marines. Rather, they are based on a structure of 3-4 battalions per numbered regiment (i.e., 1st Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment/2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, etc). The film takes this seriously, as the guard, a veteran himself, buys Moss' story.

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Factual error: In the desert "drug deal gone bad" scene, the red Ford Bronco has a blue oval in the grill. Ford did not start using blue ovals in the F-series until 1981. The movie was set in early 1980, per Agnes' tombstone, and 1981-model production didn't begin until August 1980. Further, the truck shown is modified, battered and rusty - certainly aged and well-used.

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Factual error: In the opening monologue, Sheriff Bell remarks that at one point his father was the sheriff in Plano, Texas. However, the seat of Collin County, in which Plano is located, is actually McKinney.

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Texijapi

Factual error: As Sheriff Ed Tom Bell is driving up to The Desert Sands Motel, which is supposed to be located in El Paso, Texas, there is a sign on the right hand side which says "Route 66" - advertising a business on site. Route 66 did not go through El Paso - it was a few hundred miles to the north.

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Factual error: Late in the movie, when Chigurh is involved in a car accident, the car running the light hits the passenger side. In such an impact, the driver would be propelled toward the passenger side. However, he gets out of the car and is injured on his left arm and the left side of his head hits the driver's window as if the car had hit the driver's side.

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Suggested correction: The initial impact would "push" Chigurh to the passenger side, but once the car stops, he would then be slammed into the driver's side door, causing the injuries seen.

Factual error: The international bridge was in 1980 staffed by US Customs agents who wore blue uniforms. The agent questioning Brolin's character is wearing Border Patrol green.

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Factual error: The phone bill shows several calls from Area Code 210 (San Antonio). This Area Code did not exist until 1992, some 12 years after the movie is set.

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Factual error: Carla Jean says she works at the Walmart in Sanderson, Texas. There is no Walmart there, nor has there ever been. The nearest one is 65 miles away in Fort Stockton.

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Texijapi

Factual error: When he first gets to Del Rio, Brolin's character buys a pair of Larry Mahan boots to replace the ones he lost at the river. He later hitch-hikes to Eagle Pass, gets wounded, and crosses to a hospital in Piedras Negras. He comes back into the Del Rio store for 'everything else', but he should still be in Eagle Pass, not Del Rio.

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