Mission: Impossible

A Spool There Was - S1-E9

Revealing mistake: During the warehouse fight scene, Rollin's stunt double's face is visible in several shots. (00:32:30)

Jean G

Operation Rogosh - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: When Briggs disguises himself as Rogosh's defense attorney, the glasses he puts on very obviously have no lenses in them. (00:26:05)

Jean G

The Hostage - S5-E13

Revealing mistake: While Robert Siomney and Jorge Cabal are watching the news, the pictures on the screen, behind the news commentator, extend past the outside of the TV set and so can be seen against the wall in the room where Siomney & Cabal are standing.

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The Astrologer - S2-E13

Revealing mistake: The "microfilm" that Rollin and Barney steal from the safe isn't micro at all. It's a conventional single frame of 35mm movie film, not coincidentally the same film stock on which Mission: Impossible was shot. (00:36:05)

Jean G

Old Man Out (2) - S1-E5

Revealing mistake: When the girls are fighting at the end, the "grass" underneath them develops visible wrinkles. It's artificial turf laid down over stunt mats. (00:41:20)

Jean G

Old Man Out (1) - S1-E4

Revealing mistake: The circus act supposedly begins at 7 p.m. every evening. But the shadows reveal that the sun is directly overhead and that it's midday, not evening. (00:30:00)

Jean G

Old Man Out (1) - S1-E4

Revealing mistake: The cardinal is being held in an Eastern European prison, yet the nearby carnival spectators all wear very American clothing. In fact, the same people wearing the exact same clothes are there watching for all four days of the circus' performances. (00:28:15)

Jean G

The Astrologer - S2-E13

Revealing mistake: When Rollin and Barney are setting up the fake Kurzan, the "dummy's" eyes move several times. (00:42:45)

Jean G

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