The Rockford Files

The Rockford Files (1974)

127 mistakes in season 1

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Claire - S1-E18

Continuity mistake: At the start, when Claire is being chased by the two goons, as they make a sharp right turn their car's front left hubcap flies across the street, then when they pull up behind Claire's parked car, the hubcap reappears on their tire. (00:02:40)

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Aura Lee, Farewell - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: When Rockford finds the rock band clipping amongst Aura Lee's collection of matchbooks, it's been cut directly above the heading "Underground Railroad" when we see it in closeup twice. First time at the beach, then later when Rockford and Sara start back at square one. but while they're still back at square one Rockford phones Becker, and now the words "Coming Soon!" precede the "Underground Railroad" heading. (00:25:55)

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Claire - S1-E18

Continuity mistake: While Rockford is driving to meet with Claire at the zoo, the license plate number is "835-OKG" at the front of his car, then later when Rockford eludes Becker's tail it's "853-OKG" on his front license plate. (00:07:05 - 00:26:40)

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Find Me If You Can - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: While Rockford is kept waiting at Tallman's office he expresses his frustration to the secretary, Betty, and when she puts her eyeglasses back on in the closeup her left hand is empty, but in the next shot a pencil has suddenly appeared in her raised hand. (00:35:00)

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Exit Prentiss Carr - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: After the police inform Rockford that Prentiss Carr's cause of death was suicide, when it cuts to the closeup of Carr's widow pouring the drink, the woman in the closeup has long nails and is not wearing a belt. In the following shots Janet Carr is wearing a long red belt and her nails are shorter. (00:08:50)

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The Big Ripoff - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: Jim at the end of the episode follows Rocky to his pick-up truck. While they are going there, he's checking out some girl in jeans shorts. About 20 seconds later he's making a comment about art being a hedge against inflation, and in the background the same girl is walking in the same direction. (00:48:30)

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Jim Rockford: Hey, I'm sorry Dad, you just caught me at a bad time. Reading that detective fiction doesn't help. I mean things aren't like that you know? They're not black and white. They're aren't any heroes left, they die young. (pointing to a book cover) His gun is deadly? Mine's in a cookie jar.

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