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

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

50 mistakes in season 4

(1 vote)

The Prince of Darkness Affair (1) - S4-E4

Revealing mistake: While Solo is on the phone at the airport, the same female extra passes him twice. Both times, she's wearing the same green dress, but the second time, her hair is re-styled and she's carrying a different suitcase. (00:11:10)

Jean G

The Summit-Five Affair - S4-E1

Audio problem: When Helga tries to slam the door and shouts, "Get away from me," her lips aren't moving at all. (00:29:25)

Jean G

The THRUSH Roulette Affair - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: The dust on Illya's tux lapel cleans itself off between takes when he pulls Monica out of the casino. (00:45:00)

Jean G

The Fiery Angel Affair - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: The framed photo Abaca picks up from the desk isn't the same one he shows Solo in the next shot. It's not even the same size or shape. (00:26:00)

Jean G
1

The Fiery Angel Affair - S4-E9

Revealing mistake: The white 1967 Plymouth Valiant that's pushed off the cliff suddenly turns into a much older 1950s sedan when it goes over, revealing that the crash is stock footage. (00:40:30)

Jean G

The Fiery Angel Affair - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: Carlos asks Illya if he's an American, and Illya nods in agreement. He's not undercover and has no reason to lie, so maybe he's suffering from temporary amnesia. He's a Russian citizen working for an international organization HQ'd in New York. He lived in the US, but was never an American. (00:04:20)

Jean G

The Prince of Darkness Affair (2) - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: Annie's U.N.C.L.E. visitor badge disappears between the hall and the doorway when Illya takes her into the reception room. (00:06:20)

Jean G

The Prince of Darkness Affair (1) - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: When Sebastian grabs the prism from the safe, the rope he's just used to suspend himself from the ceiling has become a simple noose, rather than the elaborate harness it had been a few moments earlier. (00:43:35)

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

The Test Tube Killer Affair - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When Greg is preparing to blow up the dam in Athens, he unpacks the items in his suitcase. A pair of red smoke grenades and at least one hand grenade appear in the suitcase out of thin air. (00:45:50)

Cubs Fan
1

The Summit-Five Affair - S4-E1

Audio problem: When Solo & Illya enter the elevator and Solo says, "That's an exciting prospect," his lips aren't moving in sync with the words. (00:09:55)

Jean G

The Deadly Quest Affair - S4-E8

Revealing mistake: A large piece of the drinking glass Illya smashes has already fallen out before he breaks it. (00:19:40)

Jean G

The Survival School Affair - S4-E10

Continuity mistake: Cutter demonstrates the loop-tightening garrote by pulling on it until it's a tiny 1-inch circle. But when Illya picks it up in the next shot, it's returned itself to its original 6-inch loop size. (00:05:05)

Jean G

The THRUSH Roulette Affair - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: Solo leaps from a roof, appears to get shot, and lands on his back with his tie flipped up over his face and his coat hiked up. In the very next shot, though, his tie and coat have both straightened themselves out nicely, and his arms have completely changed positions. (00:42:55)

Jean G

The Seven Wonders of the World Affair (2) - S4-E16

Audio problem: A member of Kingsley's army asks if Solo had a pleasant rest after the captured agent wakes up. But the man's line is partially obliterated by a loud pop and a sound drop-out. (00:13:40)

Jean G

The Seven Wonders of the World Affair (2) - S4-E16

Continuity mistake: Solo and Illya watch as the gas chamber is lowered from the ceiling. In front view, they're standing just inches apart. But in all the reverse angles, they're more than a foot from each other. (00:31:10)

Jean G

The Seven Wonders of the World Affair (2) - S4-E16

Audio problem: Kingsley is ordering Harmon to go ahead and hold the executions - but his voice is so badly overdubbed that his line is almost unintelligible. (00:23:40)

Jean G

The Fiery Angel Affair - S4-E9

Revealing mistake: When the bull charges Solo, chases him over the gate and then slams its horns into the wood, you can see the stick used to operate the fake bull's head. A large section of it is visible just behind the mock-up's neck. (00:34:45)

Jean G

The Deep Six Affair - S4-E14

Continuity mistake: Morton turns on the gas in the vault by pushing the toggle switch on the wall downward. When he turns it off a few scenes later, he pushes the same switch down again. (00:25:30)

Jean G

The Maze Affair - S4-E13

Continuity mistake: When Dr. Febray apologizes to Illya for telling Thrush how to repair the molelecutronic gun, Illya's hand disappears from Febray's shoulder between shots, without Illya actually moving it.

Cubs Fan

The THRUSH Roulette Affair - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: When the Thrush guards are blocking the exit gate to the private casino, the guard on the left has his hands clasped together in front of him, then training a gun on the casino players. The guard on the right also has his gun in his right hand, which then switches to his left. (00:45:55)

Cubs Fan

Napoleon Solo: My name is Napoleon Solo. I'm an enforcement agent in Section Two here. That's operations and enforcement.
Illya Kuryakin: I am Illya Kuryakin. I am also an enforcement agent. Like my friend Napoleon, I go and I do whatever I am told to by our chief.
Alexander Waverly: Hmm? Oh, yes. Alexander Waverly. Number One in Section One. In charge of this, our New York headquarters. It's from here that I send these young men on their various missions.

More quotes from The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Trivia: Thrush, U.N.C.L.E.'s nemesis organization, was an international bad-guy conglomerate with the single-minded goal of taking over the world. Though "Thrush" was never an acronym on the show itself, U.N.C.L.E. novelist David McDaniel assigned it a meaning that became fan canon: he called it the Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity. That pretty much described Thrush's nefarious ambitions to a T.

Jean G
More trivia for The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

The Neptune Affair - S1-E11

Question: Why would Solo compare the descending elevator to an Eaton's department store, when these only existed in Canada?

Answer: He must have ridden in an Eaton's store elevator while he was in Canada at some point. For some reason, this elevator reminds him of it. The show's original concept had Solo being a Canadian, so this may be a minor nod to that fact.

raywest Premium member
More questions & answers from The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

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.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.