The Outlaw Josey Wales

Factual error: The gatling gun that Josey Wales uses had the options of a 40 round magazine, or a 104 round drum magazine. Neither Josey or the Red Legs ever bothered to reload the weapon. The gun would have been empty after the 10 barrels revolved at most 10 times. Josey alone shoots for a couple of minutes straight.

Factual error: The movie takes place in year 1865, when the U.S. Civil War ended. In the scene, where Lone Watie sneaks up on Josey and Moonlight sneaks up on Lone, the revolvers that both Native American actors are wielding, are equipped with Richards-Mason cartridge conversion kits, you can see the ejector-rod housing on the right side of the barrel. These conversions were not made until 1870's.Other characters as well use these conversion-revolvers throughout the movie.

Factual error: In the beginning when seen the Union attacking, the American flag has 50 stars not the 36 at the time of the war. The flag is incorrect.

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Suggested correction: First, it's not a 50-star flag. There's a clear shot of the flag in one scene where you see it has 3 rows of 7-stars and 2 rows of 6-stars for 33-stars, although not in a pattern I'm familiar with. There's another shot where it's less clear, but you still only see 5 rows of stars and not 9 offset rows. Second, Nevada was the 36th state and didn't join until October 1864. The 36-star flag wouldn't have come out until July 4th, 1865, which was after the Civil War and wouldn't have been flown during the war.

Bishop73

Continuity mistake: When Josey was in the general store picking up supplies with the Indian man and women, Josey was handed a picture of Slim Fixin. If you watch carefully, he walks out with the picture. When you see Josey after he has walked out of the general store, he does not have the picture in his hand.

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Josey Wales: You have any food here?
Lone Watie: All I have is a piece of hard rock candy. But it's not for eatin'. It's just for lookin' through.

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Trivia: Kyle Eastwood (Clint Eastwood's son) can be glimpsed very briefly in the opening sequence helping his father Josey work the land by their home.

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Question: Roughly 12 minutes in during the sidewalk gunfight a person is whacked with a gun after the fight. There is white text that flashes on screen shortly after. What does the text say?

Atestmonkey

Answer: I think the scene you're referring to happens about and hour and nine minutes in. An Indian is knocked off the horse by a union soldier. I couldn't see any text flash on the screen. There are white signs with black letters in the background that belong to the general stores. Maybe you saw the flash of a horse or saddle?

Bishop73

You're right on the time mark. My mistake. I watched an HD version and it wasn't there. Is the one that TCM aired maybe different than the hd version? I wasn't the only one watching who saw it. There were others.

Atestmonkey

You probably just saw the name of the station airing the film. The sidewalk scene with 4 soldiers takes place in the middle of the movie. When you rewind a non-recorded show on a DVR, the minute mark is often how many minutes past the hour it is or how long you've been on that channel. 12 minutes into the movie is when they're turning themselves over to the Union before being slaughtered, a little prior to that is the opening credits and fighting montage scene, but no sidewalks around. Most DVR remotes allow frame by frame and slow motion playback (pause then use the fast forward or rewind button).

Bishop73

It wasn't the name of the station. The text was several lines long from top to bottom in the middle of the screen. You're time mark is right. No text on screen in the HD version I watched. TCM aired the one with the text, don't know if it's different in some way.

Atestmonkey

If you're watching it on a cable channel, it could be their logo that they're flashing on the screen, rather than something that was part of the movie. I see this all the time on movies and other programs I watch on cable.

raywest Premium member

I screen captured it! Could not get it all. Reads at bottom LEFT RIGHT CH 7,8 - English. (?) LBY EDIT 342. 1/23/ (?) TMC.

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