Django Unchained

Continuity mistake: In the first shot of Stephen writing a check to the Harris Feed Co: The "i" is connected to the second "r", the numeric dollar amount is "68.00" (with the period barely visible), the written dollar amount is "Sixty Five", and in the year of the check, "58", the numbers are touching and the "5" looks somewhat like a "6." Seconds later, in the next shot, which is more of a closeup of the check: the "i" is no longer connected to the second "r", the numeric dollar amount is now "65.00" (with the period very visible), the written dollar amount remains as "Sixty Five", but the handwriting (as with the rest of the check) is somewhat different than in the 1st shot, and the year is now written as "58", with the numbers no longer touching and the "5" looking like a "5." (00:01:25)


Continuity mistake: In the opening scene where Schultz and the Speck brothers first meet, Schultz gets off his carriage and lights a lantern. However, the already lit lantern hanging from the left side of the carriage goes from lit, to unlit (or missing), and back to lit as the scene progresses. (00:05:00)

Continuity mistake: When Django and Dr. Schultz ride into Daughtrey, Texas. In the town there is a kid with some goats. There are goats behind and in front of Django and Dr. Schultz. When they change angles all the goats are in front, with no goats behind them. (00:14:10)

Continuity mistake: The amount of beer in the glass during the first beer scene in the movie changes between shots. It is half full, then after a while it is almost full again. (00:16:00 - 00:16:55)

Continuity mistake: When Django and Dr. King Schulz meet Spencer Bennett at the front of his house, there's a group of women and some men in the back near the gates. The amount of people changes between shots. (00:29:10)


Continuity mistake: After first arriving at Candieland, Calvin Candie is explaining to Steven who Django is and that they will be staying in the big house. During this scene, cuts between Calvin and Steven show Calvin's legs alternating between crossed in one angle and uncrossed in the other angle, multiple times. The lawyer's arms also go from being crossed to uncrossed when Calvin does the introductions between Django and Steve. (01:28:30 - 01:30:30)

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Stephen is shocked that Django will be staying in the big house responding with "if you ain't got no problem burning the bed the sheets", you can see Calvin place his pipe in his left hand and start to point at Stephen with his right hand, saying "that is my problem, they are mine to burn" then his pipe is magically in his right hand again. (01:30:00)


Continuity mistake: When Django takes cover by the hallway, several guys shoots at him from the doorway, making the wall behind him riddled with holes. The next shot, no holes. These holes disappears and reappears several times. (02:12:30) Premium member

Revealing mistake: Near the end after Django shoots "Moonlight" and two other guys, Moonlight is on the floor in pain. When he squirms around he puts his right arm out, revealing a wire from under his shirt going up his right arm. Most likely this was used to ignite the squib charge on his right shoulder. (The first shot Django made in this scene was shooting Moonlight in his right shoulder). (02:36:50)


Continuity mistake: When Cora and Sheba are leaving the house, they are using the left panel of the double door, opening it inward. But when Django leaves the house, using the right door panel, you can see an astragal (the seal between a pair of doors) attached to the far side of the left panel. This would have prevented the left door panel from being opened inward as Cora did. (02:38:00 - 02:39:55)


Factual error: In the scene after the Mandingo fight in the Cleopatra club, when Leonardo DiCaprio gives his slave a beer, it is served in a flip top bottle. The first flip-top closure was created by Charles de Quillfeldt in the United States, who filed for a patent on 30 November 1874, receiving patent number 158406.


Factual error: Dr Schultz pays with 12 $1000 bills, but $1000 bills were not created until 1861, after the time period of this movie.

Factual error: The film is based in 1858 and proceeds through the winter into the spring of 1859. At the end of the movie Django blows up Candyland using dynamite. Dynamite was not invented by Alfred Nobel until 1864 and then patented in 1867.

Continuity mistake: At the very beginning of the movie the two brothers on horseback are walking with 6 slaves. When they are confronted by the dentist that is looking for Django there are only five slaves.

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Factual error: Dr. Schultz says the word "Malarkey" in casual conversation in 1858, the word didn't come into use until 1929.


Factual error: The harpist is playing "Fur Elise", which though written in 1810, was not published until 1865.


Factual error: The "Cleopatra Club", where Django, Schultz and Monsieur Candie meet for the first time, uses an Egyptian sculpture replica as a trademark, which resembles the famous Nefertiti bust; this was only discovered in December 1912, by a German archaeologist.

Factual error: In several scenes throughout the film, characters are shown wearing pants which have belt loops. While belts were used in the past, belt loops on pants did not come into usage until the 20th century.

Continuity mistake: During the first shootout scene inside Candiland, when Django rolls off Leonide Moguy (Candie's Lawyer) he rolls to the right of the shot, away from the room he had just come from. However in the next scene when the door is kicked in we see Django moving and shooting from the opposite side of the room, towards the side he should already be.

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Question: At the end when Steven is the only one left alive alone with Django, he drops his cane and seems to walk fine. Would that indicate that he was faking the whole time, just pretending he needed it?

Answer: Not necessarily; Stephen's condition may be ameliorated by using a cane to walk, but he doesn't always need the cane. I myself have an ankle condition which is sometimes helped by the use of a cane, but I don't always need the cane.


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