Inglourious Basterds

After strangling Bridget von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger) for being a spy, Colonel Landa (Christoph Waltz) captures Raine (Brad Pitt) and Utivich (B.J. Novak) and takes them to a secluded building, intentionally leaving Ulmer and Donowitz (Omar Doom and Eli Roth) in the theatre with the bombs on their legs. He explains to Raine that to end the war, he is willing to let the German high command be destroyed, and will let Raine take him into custody in exchange for total immunity from war crimes and a home in America. He even puts the bombs from Raine's legs under Hitler's seat in the balcony. Raine agrees and they strike a deal over a radio to an OSS commander. Meanwhile, Shosanna (M


Factual error: Near the end, when Lt. Raine is being interrogated by Col. Landa, there is a phone on the table with a coiled phone cord. Coiled phone cords were not used until the late 1950s.


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Lt. Aldo Raine: Each and every man under my command owes me one hundred Nazi scalps... And I want my scalps!

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Question: In the scenes leading up to the shoot-out in the bar, the German Major says that the Captain just gave himself away. I am assuming that he is referring to the fact that the Captain held up three fingers when asking for only three glasses. I don't see how this is a give-away. Can someone please explain?


Chosen answer: It is explained shortly afterwards that a real German would hold up his thumb, index and middle fingers to indicate three. Since, the major already suspects the Captain of being a spy, holding up his index, middle and ring fingers to indicate three confirms this.


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