The Fugitive

The Fugitive (1963)

19 mistakes in season 1

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.

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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.

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Jean G

Never Stop Running - S1-E26

Continuity mistake: Ralph's brother hits him over the head with a bottle, which shatters. When Kimble runs past the same spot a few shots later, though, the broken glass is gone.

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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.

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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.

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Jean G

Angels Travel on Lonely Roads (2) - S1-E22

Visible crew/equipment: After Kimble finishes stacking wood in the barn and is putting his shirt back on, the boom shadow moves across the wooden chair hanging on the wall behind him.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Jean G

Terror at High Point - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: Dan tosses a silver dollar into the puddle of water and we see it sink. A few shots later, though, the coin is visible again, impossibly "floating" on the puddle's surface.

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Jean G

Never Stop Running - S1-E26

Revealing mistake: The stunt man's face can be seen during Kimble's fight with Ralph outside the hospital.

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Jean G

Nightmare at Northoak - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: When Gerard leaves the cell block, Kimble is at the cell door with his hands on the bars. Next shot, as Gerard exits, the cell door is visible in the background, and Kimble is no longer standing there. But in an immediate cut back to the cell, he's back with his hands on the bars again.

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Jean G

Somebody to Remember - S1-E25

Continuity mistake: The wine crates on Kimble's hand truck in the opening scenes shift positions by themselves between takes.

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Jean G

Home Is the Hunted - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: Kimble goes home to Stafford, Indiana. But a sign visible when he gets off the bus says he's in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Never Wave Goodbye (2) - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: Gerard is rowing the life raft with his back to the shoreline. But in the next shot, he's instantly facing in the other direction as the waves begin tossing the raft.

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Jean G

Glass Tightrope - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: When Rowland's wife unfolds Kimble's wanted poster, the center crease is peaked toward her. But when we see a close-up of it, the poster has been folded the opposite way, with the crease pointing away from her.

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Jean G

Smoke Screen - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: Dr. Kimble says here that he interned in New York. In "The Survivors," we were told that he interned at County Hospital in Fairgreen, Indiana.

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Storm Center - S1-E28

Audio problem: When Kimble and Marcie are trying to keep the boat from slipping its moorings in the storm, he shouts for her to "Get that line free." But his lips aren't moving with the words.

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Jean G

The End Game - S1-E29

Continuity mistake: We're told here that 4 jurors held out for a not-guilty verdict at Kimble's trial. In "Search in a Windy City," it was said to be 3 jurors.

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Jean G

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