High Plains Drifter

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Eastwood is watching "the city of Lago volunteers" training,he is drinking a beer. The first time he lifts the glass to drink, it is about half empty. After he says something to the man with the knife, he lifts the glass for another drink and it is nearly full.

Factual error: At the start, the road the drifter rides on seems to have wide tyre tracks in it.

Factual error: When Clint Eastwood first goes to the barber shop, the barber very deliberately sharpens his razor the wrong way, flipping the blade with its sharp edge against the strop - this would instantly dull the blade. No real barber would make this mistake, but it's a common movie error.

Charles Austin Miller
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Trivia: At the end of the film when the Stranger (Clint Eastwood) is riding out of Lago, he passes a midget who is painting a name on a tombstone. In the next shot you see two more tombstones to the left. The names on these are "Sergio Leone" and "Don Siegel."

The Stranger: What makes you think I care?

The Stranger: I like chicken, fried.

The Stranger: I'd love to oblige you. But a man's got to get his rest sometime.
Sarah Belding: Oblige me?
The Stranger: But I tell you what, if you'd come back in about half hour, I'll see what I can do, all right?

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