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(1966)

Goofs

Anachronisms 

With the exception of a sawed-off shotgun used by one of Jackson's men, the firearms shown throughout the film are historically inaccurate for a film set in the years immediately following the American Civil War. These weapons are the Colt Single Action Army (first made in 1873) and Colt New Service (1898) revolvers, Django's machine gun (a fictional model with a barrel based on the 1866-71 Montigny mitrailleuse but a firing mechanism and belt-fed magazine inspired by the 1895 Maxim gun), and the Winchester 1892, 1894 and 1906 lever-action rifles.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Django tells Hugo that Maria "is not his type", his lips don't move.
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When Django discusses his machine gun and plans to take Major Jackson's gold, a considerable amount of background chatter is heard. However, few, if any, of the bar patrons are actually engaged in conversation--they are instead watching Django and Hugo's own conversation.
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When Django pulls out his coffin to show Hugo and his men in the Italian version, Hugo's jaw can be seen moving, but no words come out. This is not present in the English dub, where Hugo is heard saying, "What the hell is it?"
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Character error 

After Django kills four of Jackon's men in the bar and twirls his revolver's trigger guard on his finger, he (uncharacteristically for a highly skilled gunfighter) fumbles while trying to pull back the hammer when aiming the revolver at Jackson himself.
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After Django smacks Ricardo with the butt of his own rifle and throws it back to him, Ricardo angrily readies the rifle with the intention of shooting Django. Although a metallic clicking sound is heard, he is actually shown to be miming the action (presumably by mistake)--his hand is not within the lever.
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Continuity 

In the town shootout where Django assaults Jackson's Klansmen with his machine gun, many of the Klan members are shown being killed in multiple shots at different times (for example, a Klansman in a light gray buttoned-up jacket near the front of the gang is killed at least four times).
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When Major Jackson prepares to kill Django in the bar, Maria is missing from the flight of stairs that are over his shoulder. She reappears just before Jackson leaves.
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When Django hides between the trunk, we can see a blue sign. However, in the following scenes it disappears.
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Crew or equipment visible 

During the bar fight, a cameraman can be seen in the background.
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Factual errors 

Promotional materials for Blue Underground's releases of the film proclaim that the Italian version uses Franco Nero's voice for the character of Django. This is incorrect--Nero was, in fact, dubbed by actor/voice actor Nando Gazzolo.
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In several scenes, Django's machine gun fires uninterrupted for minutes on end. A machine gun of that kind would most likely overheat in the time used to fire the weapon.
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Miscellaneous 

According to the subtitles of Blue Underground's DVD release, General Hugo describes Maria as being "half Incan and half Mexican", despite his actual dialogue indicating that she is "half Yankee". This was corrected for the Blu-ray's subtitles.
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Revealing mistakes 

Whenever the belt-fed machine gun fires, the belt doesn't move at all.
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When Django first brings out the machine gun and it begins firing, his fingers are nowhere near the trigger mechanism (the gun was probably activated electronically by the special effects crew).
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Modern suburbs can be seen in the distance behind Brother Jonathan in his close-up when he creeps in from the alley.
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The bartender Nathaniel accompanies the piano-player on the fiddle, but his violin has no bridge; the strings run off the end of the fingerboard and directly to the tailpiece. The most any player could get out of such an arrangement would be a couple of high-pitched squeaks.
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When a close-up of one of the Mexican peasants Jackson kills is shown, the man, though apparently dead (he appears to have been shot in the back of the neck), is visibly breathing.
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When the Mexican bandit who whips Maria is about to flog her for the first time, the wounds that he makes can be seen for a fraction of a second before the whip actually hits Maria's back.
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When Django partakes in the robbery of the Mexican Army outpost alongside Hugo and his men, he is at one point shown to fire eight bullets from his six-round revolver without reloading.
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The belt feeding the cartridges into Django's machine gun is far too short for the number of rounds being fired in any of the scenes it is used in, and the belt isn't being fed through the firing mechanism.
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When Miguel uses the machine gun during the fort raid, a wire or string can be clearly seen attached to the left side of the belt moving it to simulate actual firing.
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The muddy town streets have tracks from large rubber tires.
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Spoilers

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Django uses his revolver to gun down Major Jackson and his remaining men, he kills all six (according to the sound effects heard) with seven shots. A revolver can only fire six bullets before it needs to be reloaded.
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When one of the Mexican officers is shown firing his revolver at Hugo's revolutionaries during the ambush led by Major Jackson, the gunfire sound effect heard has a tinny, high-pitched quality. However, when the same officer is later shown firing the same pistol, the sound effect is an entirely different, lower-toned gunshot.
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When Major Jackson says " . . . the son" when shooting the sides of Mercedes Zaro's cross during the final duel in the Italian version, his lips don't move. This does not occur in the Englisn dub, where he has no dialogue at this point.
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Continuity 

When Jackson and his men go to Nathaniel's bar while searching for Django, Jackson has five men with him. However, when Jackson confronts Nathaniel in the bar, that number increases to six, before dropping to five when they go to the cemetery.
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During the infamous "ear-cutting" sequence, some of the blood from the ear is already on Brother Jonathan's neck before the ear is supposedly cut off by General Hugo.
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After Maria is shot by Hugo's men, the position of her body changes from being horizontal, then vertical, then horizontal, in relation to the positioning of the bridge. Although she is revealed to have been wounded rather than killed, it would be improbable for her to move about like this.
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When Django first fires his revolver at Jackson and his men in the cemetery, the barrel is within the metalwork on the side of Mercedes Zaro's cross. The barrel later switches to being under the metalwork, before returning to being within.
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Crew or equipment visible 

A long cord/line of rope can be seen tripping up the horse that is "shot" by bullets from Django's machine gun when he tries to escape with the stolen gold.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

Major Jackson has been leading a Ku Klux Klan-style gang that targets Mexicans because of racial reasons and is "killing arbitrarily all those who aren't white skinned". Later, Jackson leads Mexican soldiers into battle against Hugo's gang. This is to show the hypocritical nature of tyrants and megalomaniacs who cast aside treasured creeds and core ideologies for profit and convenience. This logic also explains why Jackson and his men have no objection to Nathaniel employing a full-blooded Mexican prostitute.
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Revealing mistakes 

Brother Jonathan's ears can be seen after he is shot, even though one had been cut off moments before.
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After Jackson is killed by Django (during which a close-up of his face and torso is shown), Eduardo Fajardo is shown taking a breath just before the shot cuts back to Django.
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Brother Jonathan's amputated ear has a bright pink tone that contrasts with his fair complexion.
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