John Dillinger (Johnny Depp) is killed by Bureau agents after he leaves a movie theater; before dying, he says his final words to Agent Winstead. Billie (Marion Cotillard) is visited by Winstead and he tells her John's final words: "Bye bye, black bird." Some text on screen before the end credits mention that Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale) quit the Bureau one year later and died in an accident in 1960. Billie was released from jail in 1936 and lived the rest of her life in Wisconsin.
Continuity mistake: During the scene of the fight between Dillinger, and Melvin Purvis and the Little Bohemia Lodge, it shows Purvis shooting from the side and he has a straight magazine in his Thompson, but when the shot faces him he has a drum magazine in his Thompson, but when it goes back to his side to reload, he again has the straight magazine.yankeesfan1994
Question: I must have missed something, but when Dillinger and his accomplice (can't remember his name) are escaping from the lodge, they both hitch a ride with Baby Face Nelson on the dirt road. Later Purvis and his men run Nelson's car off the road and kill him and another guy. Then we see Dillinger and his wounded accomplice with a car in town getting medical supplies. How's that possible?Gavin Jackson
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