No Country For Old Men

Other mistake: The case of money is in the complete opposite physical orientation when Moss retrieves it from the air duct in room 38. When Llewelyn Moss hides the money in the air duct from room 138, he pushes it to the end of the ductwork with the closet rod and then pushes it to the left with the top of the case and handle going in first and the bottom slightly sticking out. So the top of the case (with the handle) appears to be pointing left in looking at it from 138. When he pulls off the grill in room 38 the next day we can see the top and handle protruding on the right side of the air duct (handle facing left, as he peers into the ductwork). Since we know from the motel room map, that room 38 is directly behind 138, with common rear wall, the top of the case and handle should be facing the right, (from a visual perspective), as you look into the ductwork from room 38 - and it is not.

Other mistake: When Chigurh first visits Moss' trailer on the Monday morning after finding his truck, the mail, including phone bill, is already inside the door. Chigurh uses the bill to call Carla Jean's mom, and when stymied, reviews the bill for additional clues as to Llewelyn's whereabouts. He sees a call made on June 2 to Del Rio and uses that to determine his next search location. Problem is, the Monday on which he found the bill is June 2, 1980. As well, the mail is on the floor behind the front door when Chigurh picks it up, however there is no mail slot in the front door.

Other mistake: After Chigurh kills the deputy at the beginning of the film, the next shot is an overhead, downward view of the sink and the killer's arms only, as he washes the blood from his cut wrists. Your attention is naturally focused on the handcuffs and bloody hands in this brief shot, but watch the extreme right edge of the screen. Chigurh has very dark, almost black hair, however, a small portion of the actor's head is seen twice during the shot, revealing light brown, or blond-like hair. The actor appears to be purposefully leaning away from the scene in the very beginning, but inadvertently leans forward during the washing action and the camera caught the hair. I believe the director used a hand model for this one shot.

Other mistake: Chigurh's shotgun is a Remington 11-87 semiautomatic shotgun, yet in none of the scenes where he fires it do we see it ejecting an empty shell casing.

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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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Nervous Accountant: Are you going to shoot me?
Anton Chigurh: That depends. Do you see me?

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Trivia: After burning and exploding a car, Anton Chigurh enters a pharmacy called Mike Zoss Pharmacy, to steal syringes, antibiotics and other stuff. The Coen brothers hung out at the real "Mike Zoss Drugs" located in a small shopping center call Texa Tonka, in St. Louis Park, a first ring suburb west of Minneapolis, Minnesota, when they were growing up and named it after him in the film as an homage. Mike Zoss Productions is the name of their production company (also named after the same man). "Mr. Zoss never asked us to leave," the brothers told Vanity Fair in 2011. "Out of gratitude we named our production company after him." The drugstore, founded in 1950, was later run by Mike's son Barry.

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