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(1975)

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Anachronisms 

Dollar bills Chaney waves around at oyster bar are contemporary currency.
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There's an air conditioning window unit on one of the buildings at the beginning of the movie as the train pulls into the industrial area.
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The Illinois Central Railroad boxcar after the last big fight is painted/blacked-out but its logo can still be clearly identified as the 1967-1972 vintage rather than the depression-era of the movie setting.
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Cheney rides into town at the beginning of the film on a train pulled by a diesel electric locomotive that did no exist at the time the film is set. Later Speed and Cheney ride back to New Orleans on a steam train that would be correct for the time.
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Bronson smokes a filtered tipped cigarette. Filters were not used on cigarettes until the early '50s.
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Not only are the heralds seen painted on the boxcars from the 1960's, the boxcars, themselves, are of a design type dating from the 1950's and later.
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When the Cajun band is playing on the platform by the river, a paddle-wheel steamboat travels by. Though the boat is clearly moving faster than the current and driven by an external power source, its paddle-wheel is not turning.
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1973 date on Boxcar visible. To be accurate all Boxcars would have had roof walks. Removal started in 1968.
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The juke box plays Cajun music recorded by Adam Hebert from the 1960s. This is not the style of Cajun music (with steel guitar) that one would have heard during the Depression when the movie was set.
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Continuity 

While Speed is waiting for Chaney on his balcony, reading the track listings, he is wearing his shirt. The next scene is when he hears the door bell, but he's not wearing his shirt; that is draped over the chair.
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When James Coburn is introducing Strother Martin to Charles Bronson, Coburn's arms are hanging loosely by his sides, then the angle changes to face Coburn & his hands are in his pockets. Later in the scene his arms are folded but we never see him fold them.
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When Bronson starts shooting up Pettibons place he uses his left hand - cut - and he uses his right hand at the end of the scene.
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The first steam train scene shows "L & N" road name. At the station it shows "Southern" road name.
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We see Chaney jump off the train at the beginning, with the next scene showing him walking by tanker cars. In the background you can see the same train that he just jumped from backing up. Most railroaders would know it was a through freight, and not just switching cars.
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Factual errors 

When Chaney shoots up Pettibon's "place", he fires 8 shots from a revolver which only has 5 or 6 chambers.
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Revealing mistakes 

In the final fight scene between Bronson (Chaney) and Dimitri (Street), fight choreography markings can be plainly seen drawn in yellow chalk across the warehouse floor.
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