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Wild Wild West - Historical Egg
At the end of the movie notice the part where General Grant gives West and Gordon badges and tells them they're part of the secret service.
In real life the Secret Service was not invented until the time when Theodore Roosevelt was in office.
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Contributed By: Mike on 12-15-1999 and Reviewed By: Webmaster
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Poof writes:
I'm sure it was on purpose! Wild Wild West is SUPPOSED to be a little "ahead" of it's time..... As can you really see that spider really being back then? or even now for that matter! Smiles
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Mark Milliorn writes:
No, the Secret service goes back to 1865. Ironically, Lincoln created the service on the same day he was assassinated. The SS started work July 5, 1865. The SS was, and is, a branch of the Treasury, so they handled counterfeiting cases. During the Civil War, as much as a third of the money circulating was counterfeit. After McKinley was killed in 1901, Congress added the job of protecting the President to their duties.
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Faelan writes:
...and General Grant had become President by the time the movie takes place. Coincidently enough, he is referred to as the President throughout the movie. :)
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