Hard Times

Factual error: To get back the money they (il)legitimately won, Chaney fights with Pettibon's men inside a bar. They brawl near a pinball machine identifiable as a modified version of "Majors - 1941" (you can see its logo distinctly), which was manufactured, obviously, in 1941. The movie is supposed to be set in 1933. (00:37:10)

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Factual error: Chaney vandalizes Pettibon's bar shooting 8 times from the 6 rounds cylinder revolver he pilfered. (00:39:00)

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Factual error: In the establishing shot of the street where Chaney rents in 1930s New Orleans, you can see the sign for Angel Sheet Metal Works, which was created in 1968. (00:13:15)

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Factual error: When Chaney shoots towards the bar counter, the bar sports a calendar that shows exactly 29 days in the month. The only possible month with 29 days the first being on a Sunday would be February of the leap year 1930, but the movie is set post-prohibition. The scene is not set in February anyway - minutes later they show up at Lucy's home at 5 am and the sun shines.

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Factual error: When Bronson is walking into the city through the railroad deposit, he walks by unused wagons branded Missouri Pacific Lines. The wagon bears the slogan "Route of the Eagles" which was coined and standardized on wagons only in the late 40s. The movie is set in the depression years. (00:02:45)

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Factual error: The movie is set during the Great Depression, in 1933, but Charles Bronson gets in town aboard of a freight train pulled by an EMD NW5 diesel locomotor, introduced over a decade later. (00:01:15)

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Other mistake: Bronson arrives in town hitching a ride in a boxcar. He hops off and begins walking along a different track. In the next shot, you can see in the background the same freight train he left, already moving in the opposite direction. (00:02:10)

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Jim Henry: I want to have a long talk with anybody bettin' against me.

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Trivia: By open admission of one of the original artwork designer Akira "Akiman" Yasuda, the movie (known in Japan as "The Street Fighter") inspired at least 2 of the most iconic backgrounds of the game Street Fighter 2: it is really obvious when you watch the fight between Jim Henry and "the kid", on the docks with a boat in the background much like in Ken 's stage. The cage fight against Henry inspired also Zangief's stage. (00:19:30 - 00:47:50)

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