True Grit

Continuity mistake: In the first shot of the dead man hanging form the tree, his head appears to be about 12" from the tree limb. After Mattie climbs up to cut him down, his head is several feet from the tree limb.

Continuity mistake: When Mattie crossed the river on horseback, she was submerged to her chin. When she exits the water on her horse, her clothes, gear, boots and hair braids should have dripping wet. They appeared dry. When the ranger pulled her off her horse onto the ground, her wet clothes would have caused the dry dirt to cake on her like mud.

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Continuity mistake: During the scene where Matt Damon is sitting at the edge of the bed where Hailee Steinfeld is sleeping, he sets his pipe down and the smoke from the pipe disappears and reappears in a different place right after he says "A saucy line will not get you far with me." (00:24:30)

Continuity mistake: In the ending long profile shot of old Mattie, the tree, and the tombstones, you can see that they are standing on a hill. In the following shot, you see the back of old Mattie walking away from the tombstones. The top of her head stays at a constant height while she walks quite a long distance. This would not be the case if she were working down a hill - her head would slowly get closer to the bottom of the screen.

Continuity mistake: When Mattie is trying to catch up with Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon when they initially leave town without her, she comes to the river and sees them more than 100 yards on from the river. She then drives her horse through the river and they stop and watch her. When she exits the river they're right on the river bank although they did not move throughout the scene.

Continuity mistake: There is a scene where it is pouring rain and they are all huddling under a tarp hung between trees. when they start to walk around afterwards, the ground is completely dry; no mud.

Continuity mistake: When Mattie crossed the river on horseback, she was submerged to her chin. When she exits the water on her horse, her clothes, gear, boots and hair braids should have dripping wet. They appeared dry. When the ranger pulled her off her horse onto the ground, her wet clothes would have caused the dry dirt to cake on her like mud.

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More mistakes in True Grit

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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