Wild Wild West

Visible crew/equipment: When Jim West is hanging by the rains of the horse you can see the rider's boot as Jim West is telling the horses to back up.

Continuity mistake: During the fight inside the spider, West wraps one of Loveless' men in a chain and kicks him out the door. You clearly see that the chain comes completely off its roll and falls to the ground, presumably with the body. Yet later on in a wide shot of the spider you can see the body and chain still suspended from the spider. Then when it crashes, West uses the hanging body to save himself.

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New this week Suggested correction: We do actually not see it fall to the ground, just vanish outside. It could be that the end of the chain got caught onto something just beneath the opening.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the "Do not push" button is pushed for the first time, Jim West is launched on to the pool table and strapped down by two harnesses. However the lower harness shoots out between his legs, only strapping his right leg. In the next shot both legs are strapped down.

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Trivia: Immediately after General "Bloodbath" McGrath is killed by Loveless we see a little dog approaching the dead body and looking with curiosity at the device in his ear. This shot resembles the famous logo of the RCA VICTOR company .

Trivia: In the good guys' train, where you see all the guns in the wall you will see a noisy cricket (from Men in Black) and when he gets back to the train in the empty gun case you will see in the foam the shape of the noisy cricket after it was removed by the bad guy, just before Jim West has to settle for the belt gun and the belly dancer's dress.

Trivia: The film underwent costly reshoots to emphasize the humor when test audiences weren't sure if the movie was a comedy.

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Capt. James West: Never drum on a white lady's boobies at a big redneck dance. Got it.

Dr. Arliss Loveless: We may not have a woodshed on board, but that boy is gonna get a whuppin' anyway.

Capt. James West: Let me tell you something about your beloved art of disguise, Gordon. That night at Fat Can's, it wasn't a difficult task to tell that you weren't a woman.
Artemus Gordon: I was propositioned by three men.

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Question: To play Loveless, were Kenneth Branagh's legs removed digitally with a blue/green screen?

Chosen answer: Assuming it's the same technique used for Gary Sinse in Forrest Gump, Mr. Branagh was probably wearing blue leggings which was used to digitize out his legs.

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Question: Arty tells Rita that he knows her from somewhere. Where did he see or meet her?

Chosen answer: Arti saw Rita at the Saloon earlier in the movie; Arti (as the cross-dressed redheaded woman) shoved Rita out of the line up to be choosen by Gen. McGrath.

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Question: During the big fight scene near the end, one of the henchman Will Smith fights lifts a wrench to strike, only to randomly die for seemingly no reason. He screams, some sparks shoot out of his ears, and he's dead. What killed him? I've seen some people say he electrocuted himself on the equipment around him, but that's not true - the wrench is nowhere near hitting anything. Did he just... randomly blow a fuse or something?

TedStixon

Answer: He's some sort of robot or cyborg, and he's shorted out from the damage he received in the brawl.

Brian Katcher

Answer: In the original script, Jim West simply sidestepped the menacing MetalHead henchman, who plunged through the doorway, falling to his death. Apparently, this wasn't a spectacular enough way to end the brawl, so the scene was revised to add the huge machine wrench and electrical sparking effects. West intentionally hands the wrench to MetalHead, who grabs it with both hands and raises it to strike; he then shorts-out with electrical sparking effects before falling out the door. I believe the implication is that, when MetalHead grabbed the wrench with both hands, it completed an exposed electrical circuit that caused him to quickly short-out.

Charles Austin Miller
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