Emergency!

Emergency! (1972)

12 mistakes in Foreign Trade

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Foreign Trade - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: When Johnny is writing the 'for sale' sign about his Land Rover, in the wide shot the two phone numbers begin with "853" and "352", but in the closeup a piece of paper has been glued over the phone numbers, and the new numbers now begin with "321" and "749."

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Foreign Trade - S4-E9

Visible crew/equipment: When Roy and Johnny are trying to get the basketball player (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) out of the car, and when Roy exits the car to get equipment, the outlines of the mic transmitters and wires are visible on the back, left side of Johnny's shirt, and back, right side of Roy's shirt.

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Foreign Trade - S4-E9

Other mistake: During the rescue at the top of the open drawbridge, in the shots of Engine 2 we can see the red, vinyl material with the company number imprinted on it, adhered to the front of the engine.

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Foreign Trade - S4-E9

Other mistake: When Station 51 is dispatched to 'man trapped in vehicle', we can see the real Station 127's vehicle is still parked inside the apparatus bay, near the rear bay door.

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Foreign Trade - S4-E9

Deliberate mistake: During the rescue of the car at the top of the draw bridge, The Boat approaches and radios in to say that they have a diver standing by. Then after Johnny shouts, "Are you all right?" the rescue boat is shown again, but this time it's a flipped shot - note that everything is reversed from the prior shot.

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Foreign Trade - S4-E9

Visible crew/equipment: After the rescue on the draw bridge, when Squad 51 gets back to the station Roy goes to the backyard and sits in the sports car, and in this shot just as we hear Johnny's footsteps, on the Land Rover's window we can see the reflection of a crew member who is moving backwards.

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Foreign Trade - S4-E9

Visible crew/equipment: When Johnny and Roy are at the top of the open drawbridge, beside the car hanging over the edge, just after Roy says "Be careful, this could go at any minute," the moving shadows of the cameraman and another crew member are visible on the bridge surface. That shadow is visible in two other previous shots from the same angle.

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Foreign Trade - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: When 51's guys are at the table eating and discussing Roy and Johnny's deal, Johnny tosses his car keys to Roy, and in the following shots those keys vanish and reappear on the table repeatedly, and in the shots where the keys appear on the table, it's the ketchup, mustard, and napkins that have vanished. Also notice that the ketchup's brand name is covered.

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Foreign Trade - S4-E9

Deliberate mistake: When O'Brien shows up at the nurses' station for Dixie's answer, after she declines the offer Dixie walks off to a patient who's brought in by the police, and the last closeup that's shown of O'Brien is flipped - note his hair is parted the opposite way and the background is backwards.

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Foreign Trade - S4-E9

Revealing mistake: When Johnny and Roy are at the top of the open drawbridge, Johnny is wearing a watch on his left wrist, but when his stunt double rescues the woman in the car dangling off the edge, he is not wearing a watch. Additionally, the stuntman's pompier belt has a large axe sheath attached to it, but Johnny's life belt does not, and the stuntman's arms are much hairier, as usual.

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The Promise - S3-E11

Trivia: During Richard's rescue from the ledge at Rampart, the snorkel that Roy and Brackett climb onto is Truck 127, from Station 127 aka Station 51. Truck 127 is used in many episodes requiring a snorkel, including 1x6, "Dealer's Wild" and 3x16, "Fools." There's a particularly nice shot at the end of this episode, when Engine 51 and Squad 51 are parked parallel to each other, and when Johnny responds to dispatch that Squad 51 is available, Truck 127 drives away between 51's vehicles. Nice touch.

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Surprise - S4-E6

Question: When the guys are hanging off the roof does anyone else see a white wire attached to the sign?

Answer: Yes, there's a thin cable secured to the sign's bottom mounting bracket which leads upward to the crane arm, and can be seen in quite a few shots at various angles. It's reasonable to presume that this cable which is secured to the crane was part of the sign's mounting process to the two wall brackets before the winds caused the accident, the premise of this rescue. For this reason it really can't be noted as "stunt wires being visible" or something like that.

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