Best crime TV mistakes of all time
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Character mistake: After Patton's ex-wife pushes him off the balcony and he lands on the researcher with the gun and the rest of the team come in, someone asks him if he is OK. He says that he is fine, nothing is broken. Other than his arms, ribs or neck how is he going to know that? He is already paralyzed. He can't feel anything.William Lindsey
Continuity mistake: When Starsky and Hutch are driving up to Dobey's cabin, park near the lake, and then drive into town for supplies, the car's license plate is attached to the driver's side of the front bumper as it should be, but when they're in town the plate is now attached to the passenger side of the bumper, and it's not a flipped shot. At the end, when Hutch tells Starsky he wants to leave, the license plate is back where it should be.Super Grover
Factual error: Hodiak is having breakfast at a dinner. There is a sign for breakfast with a price of $4.95. In 1967 the price for breakfast would have been around $1.25 or less. Minimum wage was $1.60 an hour and the price of a big Mac, for example, was $0.50 and fries $0.10. So a $4.95 price for breakfast is just ridiculous.ppdixx
Continuity mistake: In the scene at the bank, he has a bomb attached to him and an ex-bad guy handcuffed next to him, the handcuff is roughly a foot long, making the distance short between him and the guy next to him. Sammo fights a gang of thugs in the bank and does a swing round kick and his handcuff is detached or widens by 3-4 ft. The guy on the floor is rolling around to make it look like he is attached to Sammo, but is clearly not.markhorneyuk
Factual error: About 45 minutes into the episode, the girls' car stalls because the alternator's wire has been removed to cause this. For a car to stall like this, the battery has to be heavily drained which it would wind up being. When the killer comes up to the car, he tells her to try and start the car. She does and it turns over but doesn't start. The battery would never have enough amperage to turn over the car if it didn't have enough to keep the motor running.terry s
Plot hole: When Nicky goes into prison in Mexico to give a criminal a shot of insulin, two errors are seen. 1) The needle and syringe are far too big for an insulin shot, which takes a one ml syringe and a small sub-cutaneous needle. 2) When we first see the syringe, there is a small amount of insulin in it, but it grows the more times we see it, until a large syringe is two-thirds full - insulin is enough in a one ml syringe.kh1616