Magnum P.I.
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I Saw the Sun Rise - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Rick pulls up in a car to the right side of a helicopter, gets out, and gets in the helicopter. When the helicopter is shown taking off, there is no car next to it. (00:38:20)

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Blood in the Water - S1-E19

Other mistake: A mayday call is received. It is shown on the moving map display as originating to starboard of the boat Magnum and Higgins are on. They promise to go help but turn to port. (00:01:50)

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Nowhere to Hide - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: Higgins says "What if it didn't?" once she is free; she touches her forehead, the camera cuts away, and she is repeating the gesture in a separate shot. (00:33:15)

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Nowhere to Hide - S1-E11

Revealing mistake: In the sequence with Zeus and Apollo attacking the intruders, the padding of the jackets' arms they are sinking their teeth into is very noticeable. (00:32:15)

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Nowhere to Hide - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: Magnum has been talking with Higgins (and then with the home invaders) through the phone placed in the dashboard. When Sergei carjacks him, he's lucky enough to have his phone in the back pocket of his pants. (00:22:00)

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Nowhere to Hide - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: Magnum bursts into John Black's apartment;he explains to him that Katya sent him, and the man lowers his hands. They are back up in the reverse shot that follows. (00:17:05)

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Nowhere to Hide - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: The car chase opens with the 2 cars driving past a Walmart, with the sign distinctly visible. A minute later, when the police joins in and Magnum says "Maybe not", the cars speed past the same Walmart as if they drove in circle. (00:07:40)

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Nowhere to Hide - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: Katya meets Magnum at the beginning of the episode. She sits on the couch in the wide shot, and the couch is strongly sunlit. The natural light in the rest of the scene is much softer and barely noticeable. (00:02:15)

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Nowhere to Hide - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: The two guys who stalk Magnum take off and almost run him over. You can see them drive down a road as Magnum tumbles on the asphalt to avoid them. Then Magnum gets up, has a little exchange with Rick as they both gingerly hobble towards the car, and he finally starts it and drives off...and in the 10 seconds this takes, the car is still basically at the same spot as before. Slowest getaway ever. (00:07:20)

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Nowhere to Hide - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: Higgins shows Magnum the phone with Katya in the eye of the camera; her pinky finger is right at the angle of the phone in the frontal view, closer to the other fingers in the reverse shot. (00:01:55)

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Nowhere to Hide - S1-E11

Revealing mistake: Magnum runs at the beginning of the episode on the beach. In the shots from distance the beach is immaculate and even, while in the closer angles, you can pick up in the sand in the background the tracks left by the camera following the actors. (00:00:35)

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Bad Day to Be a Hero - S1-E10

Character mistake: Magnum and Higgins never retrieve the large and conspicuous device they used to hack the 'top level firewall' of the hotel database - and they even put it in a frontal USB port.

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Bad Day to Be a Hero - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: Toni thanks Rick at the end of the episode with the gift of a plant. When they are still by the gazebo, the flower is pointing different directions between shots. The plant also looks bent at a rather sharp angle in the shot when she says "I can't stay", but it's straight and fine in the rest of the scene. (00:37:30)

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Bad Day to Be a Hero - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: At the end of the episode, Rick ask to say a few words. In the wide shot ("Thank you"), Higgins is leaning her head on the left arm, elbow on the table. Closer view, and she is chilling all the way back on the chair. (00:36:55)

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Bad Day to Be a Hero - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: Magnum and TC pull over and shout at the man who just came out of the safety box deposit with a briefcase. Behind Magnum when he shouts "Russell!" you can see a woman with a baby stroller, wearing a teal top. She is getting inside a building. In Russell Chang's view, that woman is still far behind and has yet to reach the building. (00:29:10)

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Bad Day to Be a Hero - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: Magnum walks back towards Charlie after talking to Detective Gordon Katsumoto. TC by him is in a different spot between shots, one step or two steps close to him, which means being in the sun or not depending on the shot. (00:25:10)

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Bad Day to Be a Hero - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: Arrived at the hotel posing as Higgins' hubby, Magnum leans against the concierge desk...or not, depending whether the camera is behind him or not. (00:10:50)

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Bad Day to Be a Hero - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: Higgins and Thomas are walking in the hotel arm in arm. In the establishing shot there are two women talking almost in front of the sliding doors, but one is gone at the cut. Similarly, the distances between the other people in the hall are not consistent. (00:10:45)

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Bad Day to Be a Hero - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: Rick gets to Robin's Nest after the unsuccessful chat with Icepick. TC and Magnu mare browsing "FlicPhoto." Magnum pushes a button, one photo loads, but in close-up it's a different one. (00:09:15)

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Bad Day to Be a Hero - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: During the conversation with Icepick, his hand has perfect consistency as far as the pose goes, with one finger stretched along the receiver. What changes is the position of the hand, though; you can tell that between shots the tip of his forefinger is lower or higher up on the intercom phone, sometimes so high to be off the top of it. (00:07:00)

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The Cat Who Cried Wolf - S1-E7

Detective Gordon Katsumoto: Why are you following me?
Thomas Magnum: Uh...
Detective Gordon Katsumoto: Word of advice: if you wanna tail someone, don't do it in a red Ferrari.
(00:30:00)

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