The Man Who Would Be King

Corrected entry: Michael Caine met his future wife, Shakira Baksh, on the set of this classic movie.

Correction: After seeing her in a commercial for Maxwell house coffee Michael contacted Shakira through a friend and the two of them were eventually married in January 1973 so it is highly unlikely they met on the set of this film made in 1975.

Factual error: Bullets thrown (or spat) into a fire do not go off with a bang, and do not fly off and hit anything. The sound of a gunshot is produced by contained gases exploding out of the gun barrel. The casing of a bullet is far too weak to contain the gases, and would split as soon as the powder started to vaporise in the heat of the fire. You'd get a lot of smoke, a lot of fizz and pop, but no gunshot, and no bullets whizzing about.

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Suggested correction: What utter cobblers. Bullets are not sealed into the cartridge which is usually made of solid brass. Upon ignition of the propellant the bullet will be ejected in a similar way to a gun barrel - much slower and extremely inaccurately, but that's not relevant here. The bullets would behave exactly as we see them do here, and they would make a loud bang.

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