YMMV: Major Dundee

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Did Dundee really betray Tyreen by voting against him for a promotion as Tyreen claims, or did he really do what he thought was right by not showing favoritism towards his friend?
    • Was Dundee actually justified in sentencing O.W. Hadley to death for desertion, or was he stubbornly clinging to an unfair rule in the middle of an extreme situation?
  • Anti-Climax Boss: Sierra Charriba, after evading Dundee's command for months, is dispatched rather abruptly (by Tim the bugler, no less) late in the movie.
  • Ho Yay: A lot of the scenes of Dundee and Tyreen arguing evoke the image of bitter ex-boyfriends, bordering on Foe Yay. Gomez and Potts have moments of drunken bonding suggesting this, too.
  • Narm: Everyone referring to O.W. Hadley as a boy before and after his death becomes incredibly, unintentionally hilarious due to the fact that it's blatantly obvious that actor Warren Oates was clearly in his mid-late 30s and no amount of make up could hide that fact.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not Political?: Pretty much every article written about the 2005 restoration/re-release connected the film with the Vietnam War. While Sam Peckinpah later became an outspoken opponent of that conflict, the original script had been written in the early '60s while full-scale American intervention was barely underway when Dundee began filming.