The Rockford Files

The Rockford Files (1974)

24 mistakes in Backlash of the Hunter

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Backlash of the Hunter - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: During the whole climactic duel between plane and car, despite the setting in the desertic outskirts of Vegas, aerial view show already from the beginning several tire tracks from previous takes. (01:30:00)

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Backlash of the Hunter - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: The minister escapes from the car and across the street; Jerry points his gun at him. The driver of the still car has his hand at 12 o'clock on the wheel in one shot, but did not in the previous. (00:34:35)

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Backlash of the Hunter - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: After engaging in off-screen various recreational activities right under his photo, Sara is telling the story of her father per Jim's request "One time, I couldn't find him for three weeks", she says; Jim's hand was on her lower back, it starts behind her head here. (01:15:00)

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Backlash of the Hunter - S1-E1

Other mistake: The bad guy collapses after drinking what Sara gave him, but in the close-up she managed to squeeze barely 1 drop of the substance and it went right on top of the horizontal ice cube. It must be the most powerful narcotic in the world, putting KO a mountain of a man within seconds with a single drop that arguably didn't even mix with the drink. Had she put a couple drops in, it would have straight up murdered him, then.

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Backlash of the Hunter - S1-E1

Other mistake: Jerry Grimes follows Rockford to the theater, sits at the bar, orders bourbon and water and waits for Jim to come out of the bathroom. Jim meanwhile set up a trap for him, which somehow does not affect anyone else, and Jerry ends up getting roughed up. He then drives off to this other joint, where he sits at the bar...which happens to be the exact same bar with the exact same posters as the other one.

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Backlash of the Hunter - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: The exterior shot of the house of the rich Miss Elias preceding Dr. Ruben Seelman's phone call, is a zoom on a static photography with a visible line on it. It is reused later in the episode (after Jim pulverizes his own picture in the phone book), with the exact same telling line. (00:30:20)

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Electric Larry: Harry, the soda machine at the bar is busted again.
Harry Smick: It was fixed last week.
Electric Larry: Tell that to the customer drinking scotch and air.

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