The Quick and The Dead

The Quick and The Dead (1987)

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Corrected entry: Susanna's brother, John, builds a cabin for the family in Wyoming, and carves a message on the wall, "Welcome Susanna, Love, John. Sept. 1876" However, John is a member of the 7th Cavalry, and the 7th Cavalry died at the Little Bighorn, June 25, 1876.

Correction: Not quite. In June 1876 the 7th Cavalry consisted of over 630 men. 495 took part in the attack on the Sioux encampments at Little Bighorn, and 272 died. The men Custer led were completely wiped out - all 225 died. In other parts of the battlefield most of the Cavalry escaped. Some weren't even involved in the first place. Three companies of 45 men each stayed behind at Fort Lincoln, and they later formed the relief column which found the bodies of Custer and his men on June 27th. Evidently John was either one of the survivors or a non-participant.

Factual error: When Red prepares to sneak into the camp, Doc Shabbit says if they hear a shot it will mean that he "bought the farm". However, this phrase didn't come into use until well into the 20th Century, when the US Military began paying death benefits. That insurance was enough to pay the mortgage or "buy the farm".

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Question: As Duncan prepares to kill Doc Shabbit, it sounds like Doc says it's hard to kill a man looking him in the eye, isn't it Bill? His name is Duncan not Bill, or am I mis-hearing it?

Answer: He says "ain't it, pilgrim?"


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