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17th Oct '15 3:38:46 PM pwiegle
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** However, fanning can damage the revolver's mechanism, and is too inaccurate to hit anything beyond extreme close range. The technique was far more often employed by trick shooters to entertain crowds, than by gunfighters in a shootout.
22nd Sep '15 1:01:13 PM nobodyimportant57
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** Charlie and Boss are pretty much like this in general. When they see a bunch of guys scoping out the heard, instead of just riding headfirst into a gun fight,[[spoiler: they sneak up on them during the night and get the drop on them, before they can make a move.]]
10th Sep '15 9:56:29 PM Samewisethe_WEAK
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* BullyingADragon: Baxter's gang was rather eager to pick a fight with the 6'7 Moses, setting off the events of the movie, and leaving several of them heavily injured.
9th Feb '15 3:20:48 AM Morgenthaler
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9th Feb '15 3:00:33 AM Morgenthaler
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Was part of a new era of Costner's self-made and self-starring films that actually met with both critical and viewer acclaim, if not being a runaway hit. It maintains a 7.9/10 on [=IMDb=], and on Rotten Tomatoes it has a 79% "fresh" rating from critics and 80% from audiences.



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12th Nov '14 7:18:51 PM shibata33
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* InstantDeathBullet: Averted with the boy. He survives when Butler shoots him. [[spoiler:Then he comes back in the climax, still bandaged, fires off a shot, and is shot ''again'', and survives.]]

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* InstantDeathBullet: Averted with the boy. He Button, who gets shot early on [[spoiler:and survives when Butler shoots him. [[spoiler:Then he comes back in the climax, still bandaged, fires off a shot, and is shot ''again'', and survives.rest of the movie.]]
12th Nov '14 6:43:46 PM shibata33
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* BottomlessMagazines - Played straight in the final show down with the Baxter's men. Charley fires 9 shots from what is a 6 shot revolver. This is likely do to rule of cool as Charley is shown fanning his pistol to allow him to fire faster. However Charley then switches to using a Winchester Repeating Rifle presumably because he needs to reload his revolver.
** IIRC, there was a deleted scene of Charley dropping his first revolver and drawing a second.
*** Negative, he was fanning the hammer.
** Later in the showdown scene Charley is shown to be reloading his pistol.
** After Boss and Charley bushwhack the corrupt town marshall and his deputies, the two spend time across the town planting additional weapons and supplies at where Charley figured the gunfights would go. When they empty one weapon they later pick up another.

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* BoomHeadshot - [[spoiler: Butler's]] fate.
* BottomlessMagazines - Played straight in the final show down with the Baxter's men. down. On various occasion, Charley fires 9 a lot of more than 6 shots from what is a 6 shot his revolver. This is likely do to rule of cool as Charley is shown He's even fanning his pistol to allow him it to fire faster. However Charley then When he switches to using a the Winchester Repeating Rifle presumably because to engage targets from further away, he needs to reload his revolver.
** IIRC, there was
also fires a deleted scene of Charley dropping his first revolver and drawing a second.
*** Negative, he was fanning
lot more shots than the hammer.
** Later in the showdown scene Charley is shown to be
magazine capacity allows. The movie occasionally shows characters reloading his pistol.
** After Boss
their firearms and Charley bushwhack switching guns, but most of the corrupt town marshall and his deputies, the two spend time across the town planting additional weapons and supplies at where Charley figured the gunfights would go. When they empty one weapon they later pick up another.don't seem to need reloading.
11th Sep '14 10:56:39 PM cliffc999
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* NoPartyGiven - Or, more accurately, no side given. Charley never says whether he fought for the Union or Confederacy in the Civil War.

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* NoPartyGiven - Or, more accurately, no side given. Charley never says whether he fought for the Union or Confederacy in the Civil War. Although the odds are much higher that he fought for the Confederacy than the Union; the Confederates had several irregular units like the one Charley describes (Quantrill's raiders, "Bloody Bill" Anderson's men, Mosby's Rangers, etc.) that operated freely throughout the war, while the Union had far fewer (Lane's "jayhawkers" being the only really prominent one) and allowed them to operate for a much shorter period of time.
11th Sep '14 10:48:35 PM cliffc999
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* AwesomenessByAnalysis - Charley, thanks to his extensive combat experience, is able to predict about 80% of the fight before it even starts, to the point of predicting what mistakes their opponents are most likely to make. ("I'm almost certain they'll be overly confident in their numbers..."), to the point of (as mentioned below) determining the most probable spots to cache spare weapons in town so they'll be available when the battle moves there. This ability to foresee most of the battle is the only reason two men are able to survive an attack by over a dozen. Charley's plan only begins to fall apart at the very end, as the last phase of the battle turns on several events impossible to know ahead of time (exactly when Baxter's men will have their nerve break, at what point the townsfolk will finally join in, etc.)
11th Sep '14 10:43:50 PM cliffc999
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* CombatPragmatist - Butler is the only professional killer amongst Baxter's gang of thugs and cowhands, the fastest and best marksman, and even with one arm in a sling the most dangerous opponent by far. Charley shoots him cold in the middle of a conversation precisely to avoid having to deal with him on even terms.
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