The Prisoner

The Prisoner (1967)

17 mistakes in Free for All

(0 votes)

Free for All - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: Throughout the episode, Number 6's lapels switch from having solid to broken white piping and back again.

Jean G

Free for All - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: Number 2 has a nice, bright red handkerchief peeking out of his pocket when he leaves the house. But between shots, it turns itself into a blue handkerchief.

Jean G

Free for All - S1-E4

Audio problem: During the campaign, the marching band is striking up a lively tune, and the bass drummer is pounding away on his drum - but there's no drum beat in the sound mix.

Jean G

Free for All - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: Number 2's long neck-scarf changes when he steps into Number 6's house. It gets longer on the right side after he comes in the door.

Jean G

Free for All - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: Number 6 grabs the boat hook and pulls the mechanic into the water. With a sudden shift in camera angles, the hook instantly vanishes from the falling man's hands.

Jean G

Free for All - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: While Number 6 and the maid are in the kitchen, the toast rack moves itself several feet in between takes. It's on Number 6's right, then suddenly appears on his left instead.

Jean G

Free for All - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: The sequences of Number 6's campaign speech scene were apparently filmed several months apart from each other. The trees behind him change from Springtime bloom to Winter bare and back again continually.

Jean G

Free for All - S1-E4

Revealing mistake: Stock footage puts Number 6 in two places at once when he grabs the bull-horn and starts shouting at the Villagers to go. There's an inserted shot of the plaza from "Arrival" that includes Number 6 walking through it on his first day in the Village.

Jean G

Free for All - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: Number 6's bed tidies itself in the scene where the spying lamp is lowered from the ceiling. First the bedcovers are rumpled and disarrayed. Then in the next shot, all is straight with the blanket neatly folded at the foot.

Jean G

Free for All - S1-E4

Revealing mistake: Though there aren't supposed to be any "normal" automobiles in the Village, there are several visible in this episode, parked in the background. Look closely behind the campaign placards as the golf cart/taxi moves, and behind Number 6 as he leaves the exchange. Several more can be seen behind 6 when the cameraman approaches him.

Jean G

Free for All - S1-E4

Revealing mistake: Rover flies down from the Green Dome, and briefly reveals his true identity as a weather balloon. His air nipple and guide wires are both showing.

Jean G

Free for All - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: The number of toast slices in the rack on the breakfast cart changes between shots. Number 2 takes a piece, leaving three. No one's gone near the cart, but a moment later, the toast rack contains five pieces.

Jean G

Free for All - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: It's high tide when Number 6 escapes in the boat, but when he's brought back just a few minutes later, the tide is out.

Jean G

Free for All - S1-E4

Visible crew/equipment: Watch the water at the lower left of the screen as Number 6 makes his speedboat escape attempt. You can see the wake created by the camera crew's boat.

Jean G

Free for All - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: Number 6's jacket disappears between shots as he's beaten and then dragged into Number 2's office.

Jean G

Free for All - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: During the campaign, watch the bass drummer as he turns left. The same taxi with the same driver passes him twice in quick succession - going in the same direction.

Jean G

Free for All - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Number 2 and Number 6 are having breakfast, Number 2's ID badge keeps disappearing and re-appearing underneath his scarf.

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.