Burn Notice

Burn Notice (2007)

14 mistakes in season 1

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Old Friends - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the episode when Mike is threatening the Assassin, by withholding his allergy shot. The needle flips instantly in his hand between shots. Noticeable because of the black tip on one side.

00:39:05

Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Michael is talking to Walter, the art dealer, the latter has his hands folded together. In the next shot he has one hand on his lap and the other on the table.

00:35:20

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Loose Ends (2) - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: Michael is having a meeting with the guy who is asking how Michael found out about him (where Sam is standing guard with the sniper rifle.) Michael has a gun pulled on him and is trying to escape. As Michael is trying to leave in the Charger, he pulls backwards and makes a 90 degree turn so that the passenger side of the Charger is facing the guy with the gun. The windshield could not have been shot from this angle. The next camera shot Michael is driving backwards again with the windshield facing the guy so he can shoot a hole in the center of Michael's windshield.

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Hard Bargain - S1-E9

Visible crew/equipment: When Michael drives away at the end of the first scene, you can see a boom mic reflected on the car's surface.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Just after Michael throws his mothers cigarette out of the car, there is a shot from the inside through the front window. There is a large crack in the glass, bottom left of the rear view mirror. When the car is shot from the front, there's no crack.

00:24:30

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Hard Bargain - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: When the kidnapper holds Michael at gunpoint on the balcony, his hand holding the gun is shaking. In the next shot, from behind, his hand is perfectly still. The shot then switches back, and his hand is shaking again.

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Broken Rules - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: Michael has to prove himself for his new "boss" Concha Ramirez. He walks across the street to Fiona and starts a mock robbery to get her purse. When he approaches the car, the window is down. Three seconds later he is at the car and the window is up so Michael can break it. Watch as the window frame goes from clean (as if the window were down) to broken pieces of glass on the frame between shots.

00:24:10

Wanted Man - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: When Michael is eating his slush, the way he holds his cup changes between shots.

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Loose Ends (2) - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: When the heroin importer is questioning Sam, he has his hand around his face, with his fingers touching his ear. When the shot moves to the front, his hand is more on his throat and nowhere near his ear. When we cut to the back, his hand moves again.

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Fight or Flight - S1-E4

Factual error: When Michael attempts to start the Charger, the starter just clicks, indicative of a dead battery or faulty starter. He checks his father's logbook and reads "spark plugs." Unless the cylinders are filled with an non-compressible liquid, there is no way that spark plugs are going to prevent the engine from cranking.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Michael drops his mother off at the hospital, she takes her cigarette out of her mouth to talk to him. In the next shot, the cigarette is back in her mouth.

00:26:25

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False Flag - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: When Michael is talking to Evelyn she picks up her glass and brings it to her mouth. When switching to a different angle her glass is back on the table, and she has her hands on her lap.

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False Flag - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: While the team is driving to drop Doug off at the Attorney General's office, there are multiple times that the camera shows Michael riding with Fiona in the trailing car, however when they arrive she is alone and Michael is on the roof behind Evelyn.

00:36:20 - 00:37:25

Loose Ends (2) - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: When Michael is on the phone with the heroin dealer at the docks, he has his phone at his left ear. When the camera moves to a shot from the back, there's no phone near his face (or in the frame for that matter) and his mouth doesn't move while talking. When the shot cuts back, the phone instantly is back at his ear.

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