The Proposition

Factual error: Captain Stanley says of Australia "What fresh Hell is this?" The scene takes place in the 1880s, yet the quote is attributed to Dorothy Parker, who would not have been born yet.

Other mistake: Captain Stanley takes the lid off a small bottle on his right and puts the lid on the desk. He pours a drink and the lid miraculously appears in his left hand. He then screws it on the bottle. Screw top bottles weren't around till 1920. (00:54:50)


Captain Stanley: Australia. What fresh hell is this?

Charlie Burns: Do you pray, Mr. Lamb?
Jellon Lamb: Good Lord, son, no, I do not. I was, in days gone by, a believer. But alas, I came to this beleaguered land, and the God in me just... Evaporated. Let us change our toast, sir. To the God who has forgotten us.

Arthur Burns: Why can't you ever just... stop me?

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