The Rat Patrol

The Rat Patrol (1966)

37 mistakes in season 1

The Lighthouse Raid - S1-E13

Revealing mistake: When Sgt. Troy throws the grenade at the Gestapo agents barricaded behind the table, it is thrown wide right, yet the pyrotechnic explosion is dead center of the table barricade.

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The Lighthouse Raid - S1-E13

Revealing mistake: It is obvious a dummy was used for the scene of the lighthouse keeper falling to his death.

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The Lighthouse Raid - S1-E13

Revealing mistake: As Sgt. Moffitt lays the unconscious General Lacaze on the bed, the unconscious General swings his left leg on to the bed.

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The Life Against Death Raid - S1-E2

Visible crew/equipment: In the background over Sgt. Moffit's right shoulder a crew member can be seen walking.

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The Wildest Raid of All - S1-E3

Audio problem: When the jeep peels out on the sand, it makes a screeching tires-on-asphalt sound.

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The Life Against Death Raid - S1-E2

Audio problem: The motorcycle/sidecar and jeeps' tyres sound like they're screeching on asphalt, when the vehicles are actually in deep sand.

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The Lighthouse Raid - S1-E13

Other mistake: The episode's action takes place around 11:00pm (night time), yet all the scenes show broad daylight.

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The Lighthouse Raid - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: The lighthouse keeper's pistol keeps changing distance from Sgt. Troy's head between shots.

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The Lighthouse Raid - S1-E13

Audio problem: There are two Gestapo agents in a submachine gun battle with Sgt. Troy. One agent's MG is firing while the other's is not, yet the sound of three machine guns are heard.

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The Do or Die Raid - S1-E6

Revealing mistake: When Sergeants Troy and Moffitt shoot their arrows into the backs of the German sentries, the pads the arrows penetrate are seen.

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The Wild Goose Raid - S1-E25

Revealing mistake: The rock face the motorcycle and sidecar combo are supposed to crash into explode before the motorcycle hits the rock face.

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The Holy War Raid - S1-E23

Revealing mistake: Horse tracks from previous takes are seen in the sand as Sgt.'s Troy and Moffitt enter the scene on horseback.

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The Exhibit A Raid - S1-E22

Continuity mistake: During the fight scene with the German captain, Sgt. Troy's hat is mashed flat, yet is in perfect condition and next to the head of the German captain's body in later scenes.

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The Exhibit A Raid - S1-E22

Continuity mistake: Sgt. Troy's hat is nowhere near the body of the dead German captain in close up, but the longshot of his body shows the hat next to the body's head.

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The B Negative Raid - S1-E21

Continuity mistake: When Hitch opens the tent flap to escape, there are 55-gallon drums outside covered by a camo net seen through the opening. The exterior shot outside the opening shows no 55-gallon drums or camo net.

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The Moment of Truce Raid - S1-E10

Revealing mistake: In a close up of Tully's .50 Caliber machine gun, the bullets feeding into his machine gun are obviously blanks.

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The Hour Glass Raid - S1-E29

Continuity mistake: When Doctor Anderson gives Sgt. Troy the black medical bag, Troy and the bag are next to the jeep's right front tire. The next shot, when the Doctor drives off in the jeep, Troy and the bag are a considerable distance from the jeep.

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Take Me to Your Leader Raid - S1-E27

Continuity mistake: A rifle bullet ricochet's off the ammo box of Sgt. Moffitt's .50 caliber machinegun, leaving a large silver divot. In later scenes the damage to the machine gun is missing.

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The Bring 'Em Back Alive Raid - S1-E26

Continuity mistake: Sgt. Moffitt's beret and goggles change position while hanging from the butt of a submachine gun.

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The Bring 'Em Back Alive Raid - S1-E26

Revealing mistake: The blanks for Troy's.50 caliber machinegun are plainly visible as he fires at Dietrich's staff car.

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The Wild Goose Raid - S1-E25

Revealing mistake: Troy's fist does not connect with the Arab assassin's face during their fist fight.

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The Two Against Time Raid - S1-E24

Revealing mistake: The heavy and full ammo boxes are obviously empty and made of a light material because Troy and Dietrich easily move them about.

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The Two Against Time Raid - S1-E24

Continuity mistake: While Dietrich is pinned by the heavy beam, his binoculars show up in next to him in the close ups and disappear during the long shots.

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The Two Against Time Raid - S1-E24

Revealing mistake: When Sgt. Troy fires his submachine-gun at the German guards the barrel of his weapon is pointed well above the Germans, yet they still fall as if being hit by the bullets.

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The Holy War Raid - S1-E23

Other mistake: The shot of the German soldier firing the halftrack's machinegun is repeated in a later scene, due to the cover of the ammo loading tray popping open the same way each time.

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The B Negative Raid - S1-E21

Revealing mistake: When the Rat Patrol removes the protective muzzle covers for the jeep-mounted .50 caliber machine guns before a raid, the BFA's (Blank Firing Adaptors) the guns need to fire blank rounds are seen.

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The Last Chance Raid - S1-E20

Continuity mistake: Bullet holes shot through the outside of the door to the radio room have a different pattern than the exit holes on the opposite (inside) side of the door.

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The One That Got Away Raid - S1-E18

Revealing mistake: The fresh tracks of the camera vehicle shooting the escape scene are visible in the dirt as Troy's vehicle is being chased by German motorcycle troops.

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The One That Got Away Raid - S1-E18

Continuity mistake: After Troy and his guys bust through the gate in the captured German staff car, the splinters from the gate are perpendicular to the road. When the pursuing German motorcyclists come through the gate, this splinters are parallel to the road.

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The One That Got Away Raid - S1-E18

Visible crew/equipment: The shadow of a boom mike is seen on Sgt. Troy's right side as he is being interrogated.

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The One That Got Away Raid - S1-E18

Continuity mistake: When the German truck pulls up to the guardhouse it has a driver's side mirror that disappears and reappears in later scenes.

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The Delilah Raid - S1-E32

Continuity mistake: A dropped grenade lands inches behind Michelle, but when Colonel Leske throws himself on it, it is over six feet away from her.

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The Delilah Raid - S1-E32

Revealing mistake: After Troy makes the gasoline trail from the fuel dump and lights it, the flames follow a trench dug for the flames to follow.

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The Delilah Raid - S1-E32

Revealing mistake: The stunt doubles for Hitch and Troy are obvious as Troy attempts to jump from the jeep into the bed of the truck.

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The Delilah Raid - S1-E32

Continuity mistake: Hitch and Troy park their jeep six feet from the rear of the half-track, but the next shot shows the half-track parked just inches away.

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The Delilah Raid - S1-E32

Revealing mistake: The scene of the German tank is obviously reversed as American tanks (the ones painted dark yellow to pass for German tanks in the show) have the commander's cupola on the right side of the turret. Also, a swastika on the rear of the tank is reversed.

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The Fire and Brimstone Raid - S1-E31

Revealing mistake: The German sentry begins falling before Sgt. Moffitt strikes him from behind with the rifle butt.

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