Magnum, P.I.

Magnum, P.I. (1980)

25 mistakes in Adelaide

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Adelaide - S1-E14

Revealing mistake: In the night shootout, Magnum cocks his pistol in a close-up that is obvious performed by a trained stunt double. Whoever is doing this is wearing the same clothes Magnum has but with the T-shirt in pristine condition straight from the washing machine, while Tom Selleck just took a dive in the dirt. Moreover, he wears the team ring upside-down. (00:22:50)

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Adelaide - S1-E14

Character mistake: The day of the race, Higgins reacts to Adelaide mentioning Norman as if it were the first time he ever heard the name, but he was present when she mentioned him, and the case. Not being all that involved, technically he didn't have to remember that, but he remembered the detail of the uncle, and forgetting that the woman was talking about someone being murdered, is quite odd - and is just done for the cheap gag that follows.

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Adelaide - S1-E14

Revealing mistake: When the bandit holds Adelaide and then drops her off the horse, you can get a good look at the face of the person, and it's a younger stuntwoman, not Christine Belford. That stuntwoman has to roll in the dirt and get up, but Christine Belford emerges in the next shot without a speck of dirt on her shirt's sleeves nor the back of the jeans that got all soiled earlier. (00:14:45)

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Adelaide - S1-E14

Revealing mistake: When Magnum and Uncle Charles are giving chase to the bandidos, when the camera is in front of the jeep with the vehicle coming in, the shots are mirrored - the license plate switches side from left to right and the numbers are mirrored. (00:14:10)

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Adelaide - S1-E14

Revealing mistake: When Adelaide picks the gun from the ground, the arm is one of a stunt double; she is wearing a sweater that only kinda matches the one worn by Christine Belford. (00:44:45)

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Adelaide - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: Inside Higgins' study you can get a great look at Magnum's dirty shoes when he sits with his feet up on the desk. Those shoes have a blue logo on the tongue. Later there's a close-up of Magnum and Adelaide's feet when Magnum drops the gun in the stable, and the shoes are very similar but different, lacking the blue logo. (00:39:15 - 00:44:15)

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Adelaide - S1-E14

Revealing mistake: When Magnum dives on the ground to avoid fire and has trouble getting the gun to work, under the rolled up sleeve of his jacket there's a protective elbow pad poking out. (00:22:45)

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Adelaide - S1-E14

Revealing mistake: Adelaide's uncle is supposed to have a prosthetic hand merely cosmetic, but when he hops on the jeep, he grabs the top of the windshield to get in, his fingers flex just fine. (00:14:10)

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Adelaide - S1-E14

Revealing mistake: When Higgins reads the paper talking about the "horsenappers", the prop bears the unmistakable filler text "The facts regarding the situation remain the same" etc. (00:39:10)

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Adelaide - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: Rick and TC their back to Magnum and scoff at him. Magnum chases his primadonna friends to convince them to help him. During this scene, the same rider approaches the gate, accompanied by a stable worker with a baseball cap that is first red, then yellow. (00:29:10)

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Adelaide - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: Magnum before the race tells Adelaide to "Ride like the champion you are." Behind her, a woman with a beige hat with a leather band walks by, along a man with curly blonde hair. Same two pass her by, again from the same direction, in the next shot several seconds later, and again another few seconds later when he tells her to smile. (00:27:15)

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Adelaide - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: Higgins and Magnum bicker quite a bit about Robin Masters' box, the horse client and rugged chukkers. During the whole scene, the same extras walk back and forth repeatedly with no logic. For instance, the woman in blue shirt and a straw hat, popping up behind Higgins first and then behind Magnum in the opposite direction when Higgins asks "Another uncle?" (00:25:30)

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Adelaide - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: When Rick in his ridiculous outfit gives Magnum the cigar, he grabs it with his right hand, but in the intermediate shot of Magnum smiling, it's in his left hand. (00:24:20)

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Adelaide - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: Magnum shoots at the bad guys who flee after setting on fire the stable of the rival. In close-up, Tom Selleck acts a bit, with an expression of disappointment at missing them and some energetic gesture. None of which happens in the longshot, where he repeats the same action but with no such flair. (00:23:00)

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Adelaide - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: When Adelaide is crying thinking the horse to be dead, her uncle in close-up is leaning agaist the side of the door with his left hand. Longshot, and he's leaning into the frontal opening. (00:15:40)

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Adelaide - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: The baddie is a real sharpshooter and punctures the tire of the jeep with a single gunshot. The jeep's wheel stops its spin in a close-up, but when Magnum gets off the jeep the tire looks fine, and it stopped in a different position - as you can tell by the position of the brand logo. (00:14:50)

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Adelaide - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: Magnum and Adelaide's uncle follow the baddies that kidnapped her. The jeep drives up a slope; despite the fact that it's following a horseback bandit in the grass, there are already tiremarks in the grass. (00:14:35)

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Adelaide - S1-E14

Revealing mistake: When Adelaide bangs her shovel against a bandit that falls from the horse, you can see the man has extensive padding under his shirt, to take the hit and the fall. (00:13:45)

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Adelaide - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: The quilt on Adelaide's camping bed is folded differently when she gets in bed, compared to when she began taking her boot off telling Magnum about her earlier display of "feminine wiles" (00:11:50 - 00:12:20)

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