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Gearjammers, Part 2 - S2-E4

Visible crew/equipment: While Rockford is driving with his father in the pickup Hammel's goon goes after Rocky again, and when they get to the docks Rockford shows Becker the window that was shot out. When Becker tells Rocky where to park the pickup, the shadow of the boom pole and mic is visible on the truck bed cover as Rocky drives off. (00:39:10)

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The Farnsworth Stratagem - S2-E2

Visible crew/equipment: After Rockford comes up with the plan regarding the power of attorney and mineral rights, when it cuts to the trailer just as Rockford walks out of his bedroom carrying his garment bag, as the camera pans from right to left we can see the boom pole and mic hovering near the bottom left side of the screen. The entire microphone is visible at lower left corner beside the envelopes when Becker says, "Mineral rights," and slaps that envelope down. (00:16:25)

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Gearjammers, Part 1 - S2-E3

Visible crew/equipment: While the two goons are trying to find Rocky they start chasing after Rockford, and when both cars drive through the car wash area, in the long shot we see a car wash employee at the left, and at the center of the screen we see a camera operator carrying a hand-held camera rushing after the cars as he's filming them. (00:23:15)

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This Case Is Closed - S1-E7

Visible crew/equipment: The mysterious person who was chasing Rockford apparently loses him in the parking lot. As he drives away, on the sidewalk there's filming equipment by the entrance of the lot, and it cuts to an angle that is exactly what they were filming. (00:06:50)

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The Countess - S1-E4

Revealing mistake: When the car falls off a cliff at the end, it's an entirely different looking model with different headlights (square vs round), and empty (at least nobody in the passenger seat for sure). (00:46:30)

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The Kirkoff Case - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: During the car chase in the golf course, Rockford gets ahead of Muzzy Vinette and has to turn the car to block his path. You can see in the grass, in that precise spot, different marks from previous takes of the scene. Obviously not a maneuver golf carts perform, and right there. (00:43:40)

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The Kirkoff Case - S1-E2

Audio problem: Jim has been beaten up in front of the Sierra and dragged back into his own car. When they drag him out inside of some warehouse, he says "Take it easy! I'm not struggling, am I?", but James Garner's lips are not moving and the line is obviously dubbed in. (00:24:30)

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