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The Look - S4-E9

Revealing mistake: In the big climax, TC's chopper flies up from the cliff surprising the baddie with the gun. You can get a good view then of the pilot, which is not TC, but a white guy in a black ski mask. (00:45:45)

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Season 1 generally

Revealing mistake: In the opening of the second third of the season (the one with the iconic Mike Post theme) there is a brief scene with a car propelled in the air by an explosion. It's an outtake from the pilot movie, since the banged up car is very recognizable, but it's also easy to see why it was an outtake; you can easily see cables used to make the car fly in the air. Also, that car was not in an explosion in that episode.

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Jororo Farewell - S4-E11

Other mistake: Forgetting the absurdity of a kid who's never been on a horse before that can just hop on one and gallop all night long, the stuntman riding Agatha's horse when Higgins and Magnum watch them fade into the night wears a striped shirt; Benny in the morning is still on the horse, on the run, but has a sports jersey with a very different color pattern, basically bi-color with the full bottom half powder blue. (00:36:50 - 00:38:15)

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Ghost Writer - S2-E11

Revealing mistake: Magnum and the others are escaping from the cryo room; meanwhile the two baddies are by the door...but in a mirrored shot, with the letters (for instance the big "Corrosive" sign) seen in reverse. (00:43:45)

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Letter to a Duchess - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: Magnum during the surf ski race wears two different hats; first we see his Tigers hat (white logo), but then he has the yellow logo Da Nang hat - which he lost in the ocean during the season opener when the two "turkeys" capsized his craft. (00:42:00)

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Limited Engagement - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: Magnum creates a Rodin-esque stack of beer cans. His store manager lambasts him, and when they are looking at his creation, it looks different already - the can he put on top as finishing touch is missing, immediately noticeable. (00:02:15)

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Jororo Farewell - S4-E11

Continuity mistake: When TC asks Benny (of course with no foreshadowing at all) "You don't wanna be someone else, do ya?" his van is parked in front of a hedge. Cut, and they are in front of garage doors. (00:32:45)

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Italian Ice - S2-E15

Revealing mistake: The 'mysterious stalker' is looking at Magnum opening the door of Ferrari for Margo, through a camera lens. When later we see the photo developed, it does not match that angle at all. (00:24:20 - 00:32:40)

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Italian Ice - S2-E15

Revealing mistake: Magnum finds the unpleasant surprise of a large scratch on Robin's Ferrari. In close-up he runs his hand along the "bloody gouge", as Higgins later calls it, but it's a badly constructed prop; look at the turn signal, tiny and circular, nothing like the larger rectangular one of the car. (00:23:40)

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The Look - S4-E9

Revealing mistake: The closing shot of the episode shows the lookout point platform where the suicide attempt happened...but also, below it, you can catch a glimpse of an additional platform, and a rope probably used for safety reasons as well. Needless to say, it was not featured in the dramatic shot of Holly looking down into the abyss. (00:46:55 - 00:47:40)

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Two Birds of a Feather - S3-E19

Revealing mistake: Sam takes off from Van Nuys on his Super Stearman. We'll see him in Waco do all sort of acrobatics...but when he is first shown in the air right after talking with Richard Roundtree, you get a glimpse of another cockpit where the real pilot is, strapped with the safety belt that pokes in frame. (00:20:30)

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Lest We Forget - S1-E10

Visible crew/equipment: Driving through an alley in present day jogs the memory of Judge Caine. On the right of the frame though (and left side of the Ferrari) you can see a contraption where the camera car for the fade-out shot is mounted. (00:24:55)

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The Ugliest Dog in Hawaii - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: The car chase from the gas station to the banana plantation happens with the mobsters driving two cars passing as one. The first car is a Ford Sedan with single headlights and front and back license plate 3F-2890, but the car speeding up in most of the shots driving through the long roads is a similar model with double headlights, different grill and without a front license plate (7F-7594 is the back one, but you may need to freeze-frame for this last detail). (00:21:30 - 00:22:25)

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Almost Home - S3-E10

Magnum: I could appeal to his heart.
Lieutenant Maggie Poole: Yeah. And his stomach.
Magnum: Oh, come on! That food stuff, that was just an excuse. Listen, underneath that stomach was a heart as big as...that stomach.
(00:38:20)

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