Combat!

Combat! (1962)

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The Duel - S3-E4

Audio problem: Season 3, Episode 68, "The Duel". Sometimes the tank's co-axial machine gun is firing, but no gunfire sound is heard.

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The Duel - S3-E4

Revealing mistake: Season 3, Episode 68, "The Duel": The prop wash from the helicopter filming the overhead scenes are evident as everything (dust, twigs, leaves, etc.) is being blown around.

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The Duel - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: Season 3, Episode 68, "The Duel": When the truck first blows its tire, it is in a very muddy, watery patch of road. Subsequent scenes show the road is dry except under the truck where the truck driver is trying to jack up the truck to change the blown tire.

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The Duel - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: Season 3, Episode 68, "The Duel": Opening shot shows a "German" tank with the commander's cupola on the left side of the turret. As the "German" tank is really an M-41 Walker Bulldog from the Korean/Vietnam era, the cupola should be on the right side of the turret as the majority of American tanks since WWII have that feature. Obviously, the film was flipped.

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Losers Cry Deal - S3-E18

Revealing mistake: Season 3, Episode 73, "Losers Cry Deal", a GI in the squad fires a rifle grenade at a German machine gun position in a window of a building. Not only does the rifle grenade miss the mg position, it misses where the pyrotechnic representing the rifle grenade exploding was planted.

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The Letter - S5-E7

Factual error: Sgt. Saunders is looking at a color photo of his kid brother in a letter from home. Aside from being prohibitively expensive for the average family to afford, color photos were not common. Also, the wartime rationing of photo chemicals for color film used by civilians would not be available.

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The Duel - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: The German tank has its main gun traversed to the rear of the tank as Sgt. Saunders is trying to climb aboard. A following shot shows the tank with its main gun pointing forward, then the next shot the gun is facing toward the rear again.

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The Duel - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: The first shot of the German tank shows the tank commander's station on the left side of the turret; later on and for the rest of the episode the TC's station is shown on the right side of the turret. Note: WWII German tanks had the TC station on the left side of the turret while most American tanks during and after WWII had the TC station on the right side of the turret. The tank used in this episode was a Korean/Vietnam War-era American M-41 Walker Bulldog.

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The Gantlet - S5-E20

Continuity mistake: As Sgt. Saunders hides from the pursuing German soldiers, a German soldier comes abreast of Saunders and raises his hand to his face twice.

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The Gantlet - S5-E20

Continuity mistake: The passenger in the truck cab is not wearing a helmet in the long shots, but the close ups show him wearing his helmet.

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The Gantlet - S5-E20

Revealing mistake: During the close combat scene between Sgt. Saunders and the German soldier, it is obviously Vic Morrow's stunt double doing the heavy action and fighting.

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The Outsider - S5-E10

Continuity mistake: After McCall shoots the German soldier dead, the German's body changes from lying face up to face down. Also, the dead German's helmet, which was lying two feet away, is now nestled next to the German's head.

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Ollie Joe - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: The close ups of the dead lieutenant show his teeth exposed while the long shots show his mouth closed tightly.

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Ollie Joe - S5-E3

Revealing mistake: When Ollie Joe throws his grenade at the Germans firing from behind the logs, it lands several feet to the left, yet the explosion of the pyrotechnics is a bullseye on the Germans.

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A Child's Game - S5-E6

Revealing mistake: A German soldier steps out of a doorway ready to throw a grenade, but he gets shot, dropping the grenade a couple of feet in front of him. However, the explosion from his dropped grenade occurs from within the doorway itself.

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A Child's Game - S5-E6

Revealing mistake: When Sgt. Saunders throws a grenade at the German soldiers shooting at him from behind a crate, the grenade lands in front of the crate, but the explosion is actually behind the crate, where the Germans are.

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The Letter - S5-E7

Continuity mistake: After an American soldier is shot in the back during the first battle scene, his body disappears a few shots later.

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The Letter - S5-E7

Revealing mistake: The same strawberry-blonde haired stuntman (Paul Busch) is used three times: first as an American G.I. being shot, then as a German soldier being shot, and again as another American G.I. being shot - all in the same battle scene.

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The Good Samaritan - S4-E18

Factual error: As Caje provides cover fire for Sgt. Saunders, Caje's M-1 rifle fires more than the eight shots it holds.

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Crossfire - S4-E8

Factual error: As Stevens charges the German machine gun nest, he fires more bullets than his M-1 rifle could hold (the rifle could hold only eight rounds per clip).

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The Raider - S4-E16

Continuity mistake: During the gun battle at the farmhouse, the number of bullet holes striking the window frame varies from scene to scene. Also, the window frame gets shot to pieces, but in subsequent scenes the window frame is intact-aside from the bullet holes in it.

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The Raider - S4-E16

Audio problem: When the jeep peels out on the grass, it makes a screeching tires-on-asphalt sound.

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The Losers - S5-E2

Factual error: As Sgt. Saunders and his squad dodge artillery fire in the ruined city, modern high-tension electrical towers are shown. Also, no electrical towers whatsoever would have survived a prolonged artillery bombardment without being damaged or destroyed.

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The Hell Machine - S3-E28

Continuity mistake: The American soldiers lift out the bodies of the two German tankers and immediately start off in the German tank. They did not have time to hide/dispose of the bodies, yet when other German units show up shortly after, the bodies are missing.

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The Hell Machine - S3-E28

Other mistake: When the German soldiers are on the radio alerting other German units of Americans in a captured German tank, they are using the English word "tank"- the Germans should be using the word "panzer", instead.

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The Long Wait - S3-E25

Factual error: The long shots show the supporting tank reversing, but the close up shot of the tank's drive sprocket shows the drive sprocket moving forward, thus the tank should be moving forward, not reversing.

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The Duel - S3-E4

Audio problem: Several times the German tank fires its co-ax turret machine gun. There is gunfire flashing, but no machinegun sound.

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The Good Samaritan - S4-E18

Revealing mistake: After Marsini dies, he is still breathing.

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Odyssey - S3-E31

Continuity mistake: During the opening scenes of the German attack, a shot of a B.A.R. gunner being shot is used three times.

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The Outsider - S5-E10

Continuity mistake: When the squad consolidates after the battle in the village, Cully has his rifle unslung and is holding his helmet in the close ups, while in the long shots Cully is wearing his helmet and his rifle is slung on his right shoulder.

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Crossfire - S4-E8

Continuity mistake: As Sgt. Saunders and Pvt. Stevens are about to enter the HQ, in the close up shots are several soldiers walking out of the HQ towards them. In the long shot of Saunders and Stevens the soldiers have disappeared.

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The Duel - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: Season 3, Episode 68, "The Duel". As Sgt. Saunders is trying to board the tank on its back deck, the tank's cannon is pointed rearward. A subsequent shot shows the cannon over the front, then the next the cannon is over the rear again.

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The Gun - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: Long shots of the German sergeant shows his MP38/40 submachine gun at his waist and pointed down, but the close up shots of him show the weapon up by his chest, pointed up.

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The Gun - S5-E1

Revealing mistake: Blank .30 caliber machine gun bullets are obvious as the soldier with Little John sets up and loads the weapon.

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The Gun - S5-E1

Revealing mistake: The German MP38/40 submachineguns have blank firing adapters on their barrels.

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The Losers - S5-E2

Continuity mistake: Kline removes the ammo belt from the dead soldier twice.

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Factual error: Season 5, "The Outsider": McCall shoots a German ten times with his M1. But the M1 could hold only eight bullets.

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The Gun - S5-E1

Revealing mistake: Blanks loaded in the German MG42 are obvious as the American tank assaults its position.

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The Little Carousel - S3-E8

Continuity mistake: Season 3, "The Little Carousel": Claudine's hair length changes several times throughout the episode.

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Ambush - S2-E12

Revealing mistake: When the German soldiers are shot and fall dead into the water, one of them raises his head to take a breath, then goes back to being "dead."

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Jean G

Escape to Nowhere - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: The ring taken from Hanley in the opening, mysteriously reappears on his finger later on.

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Jean G

The Walking Wounded - S1-E30

Continuity mistake: After he changes the tire, the truck driver climbs into the cab with Saunders. But in the next shot, Saunders is alone in the truck.

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Jean G

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Continuity mistake: On season 4, Episode 12, "The Casket", Saunders steals 1 of 2 gas cans, mounted on brackets, from the side of a German truck. In later scenes, the remaining gas can and the brackets are gone.

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High Named Today - S1-E31

Visible crew/equipment: A film crew member wearing a white shirt is briefly visible when the squad fires at the barn.

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Dateline - S3-E23

Continuity mistake: The war correspondent causes a disturbance. By the time the German guards enter the room, Saunders has the correspondent subdued with a knife he found. Each time the camera does a closeup of the knife Saunders is holding it in a different position.

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Jonah - S5-E24

Deliberate mistake: When the squad is "taking five" under the trees a German plane appears. Handley says, "Messerschmitt"! In fact, it is an American P-51 Mustang with German markings.

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Bridgehead - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: As Saunders and Little John crawl past the dead GI Kirby is shown being treated by the medic, camera cuts to the bridge then back to the church and then you see Kirby getting shot.

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Lost Sheep, Lost Shepherd - S1-E3

Visible crew/equipment: After they climb onto the tank and as it begins to move, on the left of the screen and behind the branches you can spot somebody walking toward the tank and then quickly backpedaling.

00:10:25

Hills Are for Heroes: Part 1 - S4-E25

Continuity mistake: After Lt. Hanley says that the machine-gun needs to be set up closer and turns to go into the bunker, he is wearing a backpack. When he enters the bunker the backpack is gone.

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wolfman

The Glory Among Men - S2-E32

Revealing mistake: In several scenes when they show the front of the barrel of the German machine gun you can see the "blank adaptor" inside the barrel. This is inserted to not allow the gas from the cartridge to escape out the barrel but "blow back" the bolt and insert another round.

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Anatomy of a Patrol - S2-E11

Character mistake: At the start of the episode when the plane is spotted Sgt Saunders says "P-51." The plane is in fact a P-38 Lightning.

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Continuity mistake: Season 5, "Headcount": Littlejohn gets soaked head-to-toe in the stream, but a few shots later, he's only half wet, from the chest down.

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Jean G

The Short Day of Private Putnam - S2-E28

Factual error: The German snipers are wearing American-issue camo jackets.

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Jean G

Dateline - S3-E23

Continuity mistake: When the squad crosses the river the footage is cut footage from a previous episode, "Birthday cake" - Littlejohn is holding his cake over his head.

00:05:15

The Steeple - S3-E21

Other mistake: The squad descend from the steeple via the bell pull rope but the bell does not ring.

00:42:15

Silver Service - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: During the night's shelling Kirby escapes into the woods, but in part of that run sequence it looks like Saunders is doing the running, and it is daytime to boot.

00:11:00

Point of View - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: The room that is being used is downstairs from road level, but a window in the room shows tree top level scenery.

00:41:15

What Are the Bugles Blowin' For? (1) - S2-E25

Visible crew/equipment: When the British captain orders Saunders to stay with him and walks back to his office, you can spot film crew in the glass reflection.

00:20:45

Doughboy - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: 5 German soldiers find the farm house, but during the battle 6 of them get killed.

00:23:45 - 00:27:30

The Long Way Home (1) - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: When Captain Steiner is staring at Saunders through the window, the curtains are set mid level, but from inside the house they are set higher.

00:36:00

Masquerade - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: At the start of the episode the barrel points to his left, during the close ups talking to the men in the jeep it points to his right, and as the jeep pulls away within the next frame it switches from left to right. Also, the men behind the jeep go from sitting to marching instantly.

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Mountain Man - S3-E1

Factual error: Combat is set in Northern France, where there are no snow-capped mountains. Yet Saunders' troops are crossing such terrain here. It's also apparent that, despite dialogue referring to sub-zero temperatures, it isn't really very cold. The actors are sweating in their snow gear, there's no frost on them, and no one's breath is forming any clouds in the air.

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Mountain Man - S3-E1

Revealing mistake: When Saunders and his men escape from the Germans, it's supposed to be after sundown. But the entire chase scene that follows is filmed in broad daylight.

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Jean G

Mountain Man - S3-E1

Revealing mistake: As the German chases Cage, there are multiple ski tracks in the snow from previous takes.

00:35:35

Jean G

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Other mistake: Season 5, "The Gun": When Saunders is talking to Reiser, he calls him Rogers - the actor's real name.

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Jean G

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Character mistake: Season 5, "The Masques": Kirby, who has no reason to lie at this point, says he's in B (Baker) Company. But he's a member of King Company.

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Jean G

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Continuity mistake: Season 4, "S.I.W.": When the squad enters the village, Saunders is wearing his jacket in close-ups, but not in long shots.

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Jean G

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Continuity mistake: Season 4, "Hills Are For Heroes, Pt. 2": Caje is standing outside the bunker when Hanley goes in. Cut to an interior shot as Hanley enters, and Caje, outside in the last shot, is now inside.

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Jean G

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Continuity mistake: Season 4, "The Ringer": Caje extinguishes the fire in the farmhouse, but a few shots later, it's still burning. A little later still, it's out again.

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Jean G

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Continuity mistake: Season 4, "Main Event": Saunders' helmet disappears from his head between shots when he's driving the half-track.

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Jean G

Birthday Cake - S3-E15

Visible crew/equipment: Season 3, "Birthday Cake": When Littlejohn goes into the river, you can see the reflection of the entire camera crew.

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Jean G

Glow Against the Sky - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: The gun Richard Jaeckel's character is carrying changes, between one shot and the next, from an MP40 to a 98k rifle.

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Jean G

Vendetta - S3-E2

Factual error: The planes Hanley identifies as Messerschmitts aren't. They're stock footage of U.S. P51 Mustangs.

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Jean G

The Duel - S3-E4

Revealing mistake: Season 3, "The Duel": The German tiger tank obviously isn't one. It's an American M41 with a bad studio paint job and German markings.

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Jean G

Mail Call - S2-E21

Continuity mistake: The Jeep driver's helmet keeps disappearing and reappearing as the shots change.

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Jean G

The Little Carousel - S3-E8

Continuity mistake: Season 3, "The Little Carousel": In the land mine scene, Anderson's helmet disappears and reappears repeatedly between takes.

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Jean G

A Rare Vintage - S3-E12

Visible crew/equipment: Season 3, "A Rare Vintage": In the scene inside the winery, a cameraman's shadow intrudes at the left of the shot.

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Jean G

The Impostor - S3-E10

Revealing mistake: Season 3, "The Imposter": During the march, Rick Jason slips and says, "Peabody! Bring up the rear!" He was supposed to say "Littlejohn." Peabody is the actor's real name.

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Jean G

The Long Walk - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: Season 3, "The Long Walk": Near the end, the wine bottle Saunders is holding switches hands between shots, then vanishes.

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Jean G

The Hostages - S2-E20

Continuity mistake: Mark Richman's character has an empty holster after the crash, but moments later there is a .45 caliber weapon there.

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Jean G

The Long Way Home (2) - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: Re-used footage causes three characters who were earlier captured by the Germans to be seen, in one shot, marching in Saunders' squadron.

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Jean G

A Silent Cry - S2-E23

Factual error: The German radio-wave detection vehicle is a very poorly disguised American ambulance.

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Jean G

Glow Against the Sky - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: Saunders loses his helmet getting into the truck, but is wearing it again in the next shot.

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Jean G

Bridgehead - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: Billy's father, previously established as dead, sends his son a letter in this episode.

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Jean G

The Celebrity - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: Episodes weren't broadcast in production order, so the character of Billy dies in this one, but reappears alive and well in several episodes aired after this.

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Jean G

Bridge at Chalons - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: Saunders' bayonet disappears from the tip of his rifle several times between close-ups and long shots.

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Jean G

Bridge at Chalons - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: When he's carrying the stretcher, Saunders' gun instantly switches from slung over his left shoulder to slung over his right.

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Jean G

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Continuity mistake: Season 4, "Hills Are For Heroes, Pt. 1": When he enters the bunker, Hanley's backpack disappears between shots.

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Jean G

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Continuity mistake: Season 4, "Nothing to Lose": Sal Mineo and Tom Skerritt's characters are fighting in a dark room that is suddenly brightly lit after the commercial break, even though their fight is continuous and no one else is there to turn on any lights.

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The Walking Wounded - S1-E30

Continuity mistake: When he beds down for the night, Saunders removes his coat and covers the little dog with it. But he's wearing the coat again when he wakes up.

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Jean G

The Short Day of Private Putnam - S2-E28

Character mistake: Hanley's call sign is Checkmate King Two. But his radio man recites, "Checkmate King Two, this is White Rook." Should have been the other way round.

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Jean G

Dateline - S3-E23

Visible crew/equipment: When the prisoners are looking for the dirt from the tunnel they discover it is in the attic. While they are removing a board from the ceiling they reveal an overhead stage light. You can tell this is a mistake because they hurriedly put the board back.

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Continuity mistake: Season 4, "A Sudden Terror": The demolition expert is shot and falls dead several feet from Hanley's position. Next shot, his body is now right beside Hanley.

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Jean G

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