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Westworld (1973) Poster

(1973)

Goofs

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Peter demonstrates the gun's inability to fire on humans in their hotel room, the hammer hitting and the click sound are not in sync.
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Character error 

When Peter is escaping Westworld, he passes by a sign that says "Leaving Westworld," with several iterations in different languages. The French version says "Vour Quittez Westworld," but there's no "vour" in French - it should be "Vous." On the next line, "doivant" is not a French word either. It should read "doivent".
In several scenes, most noticeably when the guests first arrive in Delos, the announcer calls Westworld "Westernworld".

Continuity 

Robot Gunslinger's clothes are unaffected after being splashed with concentrated sulfuric acid.
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When Peter kicks in the bedroom door, he fires more rounds that the revolver's capacity.
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When the rattlesnake is shot, it is nearly torn in two. When the workers retrieve the snake shortly afterward, the snake's body is intact with no sign of the gunshot.
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When the robots are loaded onto the conveyor belt to be repaired at the end of the day, the first one, a man in an orange shirt, has his hat on his chest. In the next shot, it's on his head.
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The robot girl in the dungeon shorts out when Peter gives her a drink of water, yet the robot Miss Carrie was seen drinking whiskey earlier in the film with no ill effects.
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In the final scene in the mediaeval throne room, the position of the queen and the knight on their seats changes from shot to shot, and the knight's hand moves from palm up to palm down.
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In the last scene of the film, the gunslinger rises from the floor for the final time, and turns to reveal that its face-plate has fallen off. But the faceplate, clearly visible on the floor when the robot turns, wasn't there seconds before when the robot pushed itself up.
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The first time Peter shoots the Gunslinger in the saloon the exit wound is in the center of his back; when he turns around, the entry wound is in his right shoulder.
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During the fight between the Medieval Knight and the Black Knight, the bent sword switches between characters several times.
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Factual errors 

The opening commercial for Delos refers to traveling there by Hovercraft. However, the cabin shots of the transit vehicle show that the vehicle is capable of banking from relatively high up. Hovercrafts travel at a fixed low height above the ground and don't bank, therefore the transit craft must be an aircraft of some kind.
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After the Chief Supervisor orders a power shutdown, accidentally locking himself and the other technical personnel in the control room, Peter finds them all dead of suffocation. The amount of real time that expired was less than an hour, and the technical personnel couldn't possibly have suffocated that quickly.
Even if the electricity failed at the site, the doors shouldn't have failed "locked." The electricity should only be necessary to open and close the doors; it should not have been necessary to keep them closed as seals and correct alignment should be capable of doing just that.

In addition, the motors to open and shut the doors would have to be accessible for repair and/or replacement. Even assuming an exceptionally low rate of failure, the motors would have to be accessible for routine maintenance and inspection , as well the inspections required for municipal codes and insurance safety inspections.

In short, while the doors could fail, that this failure would trap people behind those doors simply isn't possible.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

Because Delos is a town located near Houston, Texas, it is sometimes believed that the desert and arid mountains that make up the geography of Westworld are an error in geography. However, Delos is the name of the corporation that owns Westworld, RomanWorld, and Medieval World as is made clear in Westworld (2016) qv. Thus, "Delos" need not be in Delos, Texas and could refer to anywhere that the Delos Corporation had established its theme park.
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Plot holes 

In the Western resort, the guns have a heat sensor which makes them impossible to be fired at a guest, who would be warm-blooded; the robots are not. Without body heat, the "interactions" with Miss Carrie's girls would be somewhat uncomfortable.
The guns in West world have heat sensors that prevent them from shooting guests due to their high body temperature, and can only be used on the robots. Assuming that the guests and the robots all have the same guns with this feature, how was the gunslinger able to shoot Blane? Furthermore why would they give weapons to robots that had the potential to harm the guests?
When the Gunslinger is pursuing Peter, he is able to do so by seeing the infrared footprints generated by Peter's body heat. Peter finds his way into the underground robot maintenance area where he lies down on an empty table among the out of service robots so to blend in, but the Gunslinger appears to momentarily walk right past him. He would've seen him immediately as he entered the room because Peter's warm body would have glowed bright.
Guns in Westworld are equipped with sensors to prevent a guest from shooting another guest. No explanation is provided for how guests are kept from harming one another with the swords and daggers from Medievalworld and Romanworld or with fists and furniture in Westworld (as in the barroom brawl).
The gunslinger is able to track hoof prints using infrared, despite the fact that the horses in Westworld are robots and have no body heat.
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All the robots start to misbehave. The horses are also robots, yet they remain docile.
How or why the resort would use weapons which could be fatal to guests is never explained. Since drunken guests could just as easily harm one another as they could themselves, having non-functioning weapons would seem to be the most logical course of action.

This seems to be even more incongruous later in the film when The Gunslinger uses a rifle (a long distance weapon) to shoot and kill a park employee. Why would robots need to use or have rifles when the rifle are not supposed to injure or kill guests or park employees?
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Revealing mistakes 

In the throne room where Peter has the confrontation with the gunslinger, the Black Knight can be seen breathing, although he is supposed to be an android with a dead battery.
Right after John is shot, the Gunslinger says "Draw" to Peter. You can see the Gunslinger's breath (condense) just after saying it, despite the fact that he is an android. The Gunslinger model should not have any significant body heat, as that would have prevented a guest's gun from firing.
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When the Banker shoots and breaks the mirror, there is no bullet hole in the wall immediately behind the mirror.
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When Peter blows up the jail wall to escape, you can see the intact part of the wall undulate. Real brick and mortar are not flexible and would not behave in that manner.
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In several scenes, the "robots" breath (condensate) is shown indicating that they inhale and exhale as human beings do despite not being shown to have a respiratory system. As robots, their speech should be the result of electrical/electronic audio speakers and not functioning lungs.
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After the gunslinger is set on fire it is obviously a stuntman wearing a bulky fireproof suit.
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Spoilers

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Continuity 

After suffering an intense fire, the gunslinger's clothes are remarkably intact in the following scene.

Revealing mistakes 

When the Gunslinger shoots the DELOS technician in the desert, the man's overalls explode outwards with each shot, even though the Gunslinger is coming towards him from some distance, suggesting the gunshot squibs used for this effect are crude and too powerful for the job.
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