Other mistake: In the very last scene of the movie, and just before Blondie shoots the rope that is holding Tuco on the grave's cross. You can see a car moving in the background, screen right of Tuco's head.
Blondie, Tuco and Angel Eyes have a standoff in the cemetary. Blondie kills Angel Eyes and, with the help of Tuco, finds the gold in an unmarked grave next to the grave of Arch Stanton. Blondie loads half the gold on his horse and leaves the other half for Tuco. He also leaves a noose. Tuco stands on a grave marker while his head hangs in the noose as Blondie and his horse gallop away. Just as it seems Tuco will fall and hang himself, Blondie turns around and shoots the noose, causing Tuco to fall to the ground. Blondie heads off into the sunset, leaving Tuco with half of the gold and his hands tied behind his back, in the middle of nowhere.
Man With No Name: The way I figure, there's really not too much future with a sawed-off runt like you.
Trivia: When the camera crew were rigging the bridge to be blown up, the supervisor in charge of the detonation who didn't speak any foreign language thought he had been given the instruction to blow up the bridge and proceded to do it. Trouble was, the camera crew hadn't finished setting everything up and it was not filmed at all. Sergio Leone was (according to Clint Eastwood) the angriest anyone had ever seen him. As a result, the army agreed to rebuild the bridge for free and it hired a detonator who did speak the right language. This time they got the shot.
Question: At the end of the film Blondie, sitting on the horse, turns around, aims his rifle, fires, and severs the rope with a single shot. Lets face it, that rope would be a very small target, and difficult to hit with precision, even from ten or twenty feet, and Blondie is now so far from Tuco that he would no longer even be able to see the rope. Could anyone hit such a small target from such a distance with such incredible accuracy?
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