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3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Dan Evans is a down on his luck rancher. Already having lost a leg in the Civil War, Dan is not only about to lose his farm/home because the drought has left him penniless to pay his debt but he feels as if he’s losing the respect of his wife and sons as well . When he comes across renowned outlaw Ben Wade who gets captured after a stage heist, Dan volunteers to be part of the group that escorts Ben to the train that will take the outlaw to prison. But as things escalate, Dan realizes he just might get more than he bargained for. While you’re watching this 2007 version of “3:10 to Yuma”, here are a few mistakes to look for.
· Near the beginning, Ben and his men attack the stage. One of the men rides alongside the coach and we see him get shot by the person inside. The man noticeably grabs his left ear when the shot is fired. After the gang arrives in Bisbee, we see him turn and nod at one of the other men and it’s his right ear that’s injured.
· When Ben escapes the group, he’s captured by another officer who is helping to oversee the railroad’s work on the tunnels. The officer’s badge is clearly on his left side. But when Ben and Dan are riding, trying to escape, through the tunnels, they set off dynamite. The officer and his men stop their pursuit just outside the tunnel and the badge is suddenly on his right.
· Snow can be seen in a few of the overview shots of Contention (especially when you see the train station and tracks) even though the area was supposed to be in the middle of a drought. In the special features section, the makers of the film indicate that a freak snowstorm occurred a few days prior to the filming being wrapped. For the most part they were able to cover the unexpected occurrence!
· Near the end, when Ben jumps down off of the train, in the background we can see Charlie Prince turn when the Marksman throws the holster to him. A few moments later, during the close-up of Charlie, we see the same thing again.
“3:10 to Yuma” (2007) stars Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Peter Fonda, Ben Foster, Alan Tudyk and Logan Lerman. It runs 122 minutes and is rated R due to violence and some language.
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