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(1973)

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Jump to: Anachronisms (1)  | Boom mic visible (4)  | Continuity (2)  | Crew or equipment visible (3)  | Factual errors (3)  | Miscellaneous (1)  | Plot holes (1)  | Revealing mistakes (7)

Anachronisms 

The ambush on Buford Pusser and his wife occured in August, 1967. Many of the police cars used in the movie, including the one Pusser has, are 1972 Dodge Polaras.
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Boom mic visible 

When Buford is in the Judge's chambers talking to the Judge you can clearly see the shadow of the boom mic visible on the wall behind him.
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There are numerous instances of boom mic visibility are only found in Full Screen or Pan & Scan versions such as VHS and Rhino's DVD release. (The most recent Paramount DVD presents the film in its proper matted Widescreen format, eliminating the boom mic visibility errors.)
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When Sheriff Pusser addresses his deputies for the first time outside of the Sheriff's station, there is a boom mic visible at the top of the screen for the entire scene.
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When Buford is in the Judge's chambers talking to the Judge you can clearly see the shadow of the boom mike visible on the wall behind him.
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Continuity 

In the final scenes where Sheriff Pusser drives a police car to the Lucky Spot, just before he arrives, in the long shot of him driving down the highway, the patrol car has red lights on it's roof. When he arrives and drives the car through the bar, the car has blue lights.
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When the townspeople arrive at the house and Buford comes down the stairs, the stairs are on the left-hand side. When he opens the door, the stairs are on the right.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Buford is "busting up a still", there is a crew member crouched down beside the car.
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When Pusser is in the morgue you can clearly see a boom coming in from off screen. Then in the next scene outside you again can clearly see a microphone poking up from below.
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The shadow of the boom mic moving on the wall behind Buford in Judge Clarke's chambers when they are discussing the assault on Obra.
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Factual errors 

Tennessee does not require a front license plate as seen though out much of the movie. Also the format with numbers and letters is not accurate.
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Buford shoots Callie on Christmas Eve. When he drives up in front of his house on Christmas morning, the scene was clearly shot in the Spring. While Southwest Tennessee, like most of the Southeastern states, does occasionally have spring like temperatures in mid Winter, the hardwood trees do still shed their leaves and the grass does go dormant and turn brown. Also, in the Winter in the South, there is a wide variation in temperature from morning to later afternoon and neither Buford nor Pauline found it necessary to even put on a sweater or light jacket to stand outside in the wind on Christmas morning.
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The attack on Buford by Callie Hacker did not occur in a bar, but a motel. She used a .38 caliber handgun, not a shotgun.
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Miscellaneous 

At the end of the scene in which Pauline dies, Obra walks over to a squad car and, out of anger he proceeds to punch out the driver side window of the squad car. However, the actual window was clearly covered with some sort of easily breakable "stunt glass", as the real window of the car remains intact.
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Plot holes 

Before Callie is killed by Pusser, she tries to kill him with a shotgun hidden under a pile of clothing. She fires twice, Pusser ducks, then he kills her. In the process, Callie's blasts blow huge holes in the wall several feet wide behind Pusser, yet miraculously, no one on Callie's right sitting at the bar was hit by these stray blasts.
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Revealing mistakes 

When bartender Bozo and Margie Ann pick up the unconscious drunk outside The Lucky Spot, the drunk pushes off slightly with his right leg to help out with the lift.
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If you look with attention, you can see Pauline's breast moving slightly due to her respiration, when she is lying in the ground after her killing by car shooters.
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When Bufford Pusser is being chased by the town's sheriff, the police vehicle flies into a river and explodes. However, the car explodes in mid-air, before it hits the ground.
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When Buford goes into the Lucky Spot with his stick and begins to hit the men, it is obvious that he is not using a stick to hit them with because it is flexible. It appears to be made of foam. In non-contact shots in the scene it is a real stick.
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During the assault on Buford's car, his car sustains numerous stray bullet holes, yet miraculously, not one hits the windshield or windows.
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The former sheriff's car explodes before it hits the ground.
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When Sheriff Thurman and his deputy are chasing Pusser in his truck only the sheriff and the deputy are seen in the car from the front camera shots. But as they get close the bridge, in the rear camera shots, three people are seen in the car or at least two people and some large object in the back seat.
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