The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (1964)

270 mistakes - chronological order

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E. mistake picture

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Deliberate mistake: In scenes at U.N.C.L.E. headquarters, the badge on Napoleon's lapel has the number 11 on it instead of the number 2, implying that Napoleon is in the wrong section. This is actually because during filming, Robert Vaughn believed that the number was "2" in Roman numerals (e.g. "II").

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The Quadripartite Affair - S1-E3

Plot hole: Solo blows open the ceiling vent of Illya and Marion's cell, and she stands on Illya's shoulders until Solo can reach her and pull her out. This leaves Illya with nothing/no one to stand on, no way to reach the vent and no apparent way out of the cell. But he's out just the same in the next scene, with no explanation as to how. (00:42:40)

Jean G

The Quadripartite Affair - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: The Thrush guard Solo & Illya toss over the bridge railing during their escape from the compound is a little too obviously a dummy. (00:44:05)

Jean G

The Quadripartite Affair - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: At the very end, in Waverly's office, the boom shadow is prominently visible on the door. (00:46:20)

Jean G

The Green Opal Affair - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: Aboard the yacht, Solo tucks his gun into his waistband. Next shot, as he takes cash out of the box, the gun has disappeared. It reappears in the shot after that.

Jean G

The Green Opal Affair - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: In Waverly's office, Illya hones his combat skills by swinging at a suspended wooden block with a baseball bat. When the alarm goes off, Illya puts the bat down on the table, and he and Solo rush to the computer console. In the next, reverse angle shot, the block is still hanging from the ceiling, but the baseball bat has vanished from the table.

Jean G

The Giuoco Piano Affair - S1-E7

Revealing mistake: When they're fleeing down the side of the mountain, Illya and Marion gain a sudden 25 lbs. each, thanks to the use of two very conspicuous stunt doubles. (00:39:40)

Jean G

The Project Strigas Affair - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: When Danfield opens the briefcase, the bundles of money inside are disarrayed, and he jumbles them further. A few shots later, though he hasn't touched them again, they've straightened themselves into nice, neat piles. (00:29:45)

Jean G

The Project Strigas Affair - S1-E9

New this month Other mistake: Vladik, incorrectly, tells Donfield on the phone to stand at the hot dog stand at 3 pm Monday. It should have been 11 am. Donfield in the "meet" scene refers to his 11 o'clock feeding" and Mr. Smith tells Solo (Donfield) his next meeting is between one and two pm. This would be impossible if the original meet was at 3 pm.

The Neptune Affair - S1-E11

Revealing mistake: Here, in the opening scenes at U.N.C.L.E. headquarters, as well as in a number of other first season episodes, the unmarried Illya is inexplicably wearing a wedding ring. (00:02:35)

Jean G

The Neptune Affair - S1-E11

Revealing mistake: Every time the villains' deadly gas, "hydro," is mentioned, the word is badly and very obviously dubbed in, and doesn't match what the actors' lips are saying. This occurred because the original name used, "freon," turned out to be an existing (and patented) refrigerant gas, so the name had to be changed to avoid a trademark lawsuit. (00:28:45)

Jean G

The King of Knaves Affair - S1-E13

Factual error: For a supposed language expert, Illya speaks very poor German. Entering the night club, he introduces himself with the line, "Ich bin Herr Strickland." That's terrible grammar. It should be, "Ich heisse Herr Strickland." (00:10:00)

Jean G

The King of Knaves Affair - S1-E13

Revealing mistake: Illya's stunt double during the balcony fight is painfully obvious: his face and bad wig are visible throughout the scene. (00:18:15)

Jean G

The King of Knaves Affair - S1-E13

Factual error: Supposedly engraved on a ceremonial sword is the wrong date - 1443 - for the fall of Constantinople. That happened in 1453. (00:33:15)

Jean G

The Terbuf Affair - S1-E14

Revealing mistake: When Napoleon Solo arrives at the train station, both the name of the newspaper the man in black is holding, and the name on the station sign are backwards. Additionally, as he arrives by train the man in black is on the left side of the shot. After exiting the train, the man in black appears from the right side of the shot. (00:12:35)

Skip Lawson

The Terbuf Affair - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: As Napoleon Solo arrives by train, he passes two donkey drawn carts and approaches a woman whose sweater collar is overlapped from right to left. In the next shot, showing Solo exit the train, the donkey carts are now to the right and the woman's collar is now overlapped left to right. (00:12:35)

Skip Lawson

The Deadly Decoy Affair - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: In the intro, Illya gets into the car and as he's talking to Solo, finishes the last of his breakfast donut in close-up. When we cut to a two-shot, he finishes the donut all over again. (00:03:40)

Jean G

The Deadly Decoy Affair - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: The gas-spewing suitcase that Solo tosses off the stopped train is gone a minute later when Stryker and Miss Parsons jump to the ground. (00:23:50)

Jean G

The Deadly Decoy Affair - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: When he's on the hospital gurney, Stryker's hands are extended over his head in one shot, and in the very next, they're tucked down under the covers. (00:43:55)

Jean G

The Fiddlesticks Affair - S1-E16

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene, the camouflage make-up smeared on Illya's face is completely different in close-up than it is in full shot. (00:02:15)

Jean G

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