True Grit

Character mistake: Mattie attended a travelling Old West show in Memphis in which Rooster Cogburn was a performer. The flyer for the show shows the date of the show as July 18, 1903. The day of the show Mattie was told that Rooster died three days earlier (July 15, 1903). But Rooster's tombstone lists the date of his death as August 12, 1903. (01:41:55 - 01:43:35)

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Character mistake: When Mattie is speaking to Rooster in the courthouse, she mentions her sister's name as Victoria. During her voice over of her letter to her mother, when she is riding out of Ft. Smith to catch up to Rooster she says "Kiss Violet on the cheek for me".

Other mistake: Research in the end credits is misspelled "Reasearch."

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LaBoeuf: You give out very little sugar with your pronouncements. While I sat there watchin' I gave some thought to stealin' a kiss... Though you are very young, and sick... And unattractive to boot. But now I have a mind to give you five or six good licks with my belt.
Mattie Ross: One would be just as unpleasant as the other.

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Answer: It was Frank James, brother of Jesse. He didn't stand up as she approached. She was offended by his lack of manners.

Answer: Rooster Cogburn. She considered him a legendary lawman, like Wyatt Earp. She felt bad that he was reduced to being a sideshow attraction in a circus.

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