Gettysburg

Gettysburg (1993)

Revealing mistake: In one of Pickett's charge scene the bayonets are obviously rubber.

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Revealing mistake: A jet con trail can be seen just before the fight at Little Round Top, when Chamberlain and Tom are talking.

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Revealing mistake: There are white wristwatch marks on the tan arms of the Confederate soldiers as they reach for Lee as he rides among the troops.

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Trivia: Virtually all of the extras who play soldiers in the film were members of Civil War Re-enactor groups who not only freely donated their time but also supplied their own uniforms and equipment. This ensued that the film-makers did not have pay for their own extras and that they could stage the massive battle scenes without blowing the budget.

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Trivia: During Pickett's charge, Armistead's brigade gets caught at a wooden fence. There is a close up of one of his aides rallying the men and getting shot. If you look closely you will see it's Ted Turner, who bankrolled the movie.

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Trivia: Ted Turner's brief appearance is not the only notable cameo in the film. During the artillery bombardment on the Union positions prior to Pickett's charge, Union General Hancock is seen calmly riding through the barrage. A young officer begs him to come down and take cover. The officer is played by Ken Burns, the filmmaker who produced the acclaimed documentary series The Civil War.

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