The Fugitive

The Fugitive (1963)

75 mistakes

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The Judgment (2) - S4-E29

Continuity mistake: In flashback, we see the one-armed man kill Helen Kimble by striking her with a heavy lamp. All through the earlier seasons, though, we were repeatedly told that Helen had been strangled. (00:28:50)

Jean G

Storm Center - S1-E28

Audio problem: The house Kimble and Marcie are holed up in certainly has remarkable soundproofing. There's a 100 mph hurricane raging outside, yet the moment they close the door, it's completely quiet inside. Throughout the episode, the storm sounds are audible only faintly, and only when the hurricane is relevant to the story line. (00:09:00 - 00:20:15)

Jean G

Never Wave Goodbye (2) - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: In Part 1, Kimble worried about Gerard tracing him by a match he left behind. We got a close-up when he tore the match out of the book: it was the 3rd in a row of 5. But here, as he looks at the matchbook and worries again, the close-up shows the only match missing from the book is the 5th one. (00:02:00)

Jean G

The Judgment (2) - S4-E29

Continuity mistake: Throughout the show's early episodes, Helen Kimble's dress on the night she was murdered was described as blue or blue-gray. Here, in the flashback to the murder, she's wearing an evening gown that isn't blue or gray, but pink. (00:27:45)

Jean G

Wife Killer - S3-E17

Factual error: The Baker City Herald's office door misspells the word "personnel" with a sign reading, "Authorized Personel Only." Pretty poor editing for a newspaper office. (00:29:25)

Jean G

Storm Center - S1-E28

Factual error: Harry falls overboard from the boat's port side. Kimble sees this happen, yet in the next shot, he runs to the starboard side to look for some sign of Harry in the water. (00:04:40)

Jean G

Never Stop Running - S1-E26

Factual error: This is the only episode in which we see Kimble hotwire and steal a car. But he does it in seconds (two whole decades before MacGyver), with nothing but a foil cigarette package liner. Not likely. He'd need a screw driver or pocket knife, at the very least. (00:35:30)

Jean G

Where the Action Is - S1-E18

Continuity mistake: Kimble and Chris are on a busy freeway with several other cars when a police car pulls them over. But when they stop, the other cars all vanish and the road is suddenly deserted. (00:36:50)

Jean G

The Girl from Little Egypt - S1-E14

Visible crew/equipment: In the flashback to the night of Helen's murder, Kimble drives to the deserted lake after their argument. When he opens the car door, the wing window reflects several film crew members very clearly, including one person's arm and wristwatch. (00:11:50)

Jean G

Glass Tightrope - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: Kimble's wanted poster in this episode lists his birthplace as Beloit, Wisconsin. In every other episode featuring close-ups of the poster, Kimble's birthplace is Stafford, Indiana. (00:41:40)

Jean G

The Last Oasis - S4-E1

Revealing mistake: During the race through the desert in Annie's Jeep, the rear-screen projection couldn't be more obvious. In the supposedly speeding vehicle, Annie's hair is blowing slightly, but Kimble's never moves at all. (00:35:30)

Jean G

A.P.B. - S2-E28

Revealing mistake: At the beginning, the stunt man seen running toward the train in profile (when Kimble jumps aboard the freight car) is very easy to spot. (00:01:50)

Jean G

Tiger Left, Tiger Right - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: Kimble's been kidnapped and held for ransom. He had nothing with him when he was taken, yet when he leaves the abandoned house with the kidnappers, he has a small suitcase. When they drop him off on the road, he doesn't have it. When, in the epilogue, he's shown walking, he's carrying a different, larger suitcase. (00:46:00 - 00:49:00)

Jean G

Trivia: This was the first US TV series ever to resolve its story line and air a definitive ending, despite network objections that doing so could harm its syndication revenue. The 2-hour finale, "The Judgment," garnered the highest TV ratings ever up to that time, a record it held for many years afterward.

Jean G

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