The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (1964)

50 mistakes in season 4 - chronological order

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The Summit-Five Affair - S4-E1

Audio problem: When Helga is trying to bargain with Mr. Beldon in exchange for confessing to be the Thrush double agent, Mr. Beldon comments, "We have exactly five minutes before..." A completely different voice has dubbed over the word "five". (00:32:50)

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The Summit-Five Affair - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: When Napoleon and Illya are trying to escape from the steam room, and Illya accidentally drops the key to the door, Napoleon points to where he thinks the key is with his right hand, with his left hand resting on the bench above him. When they finally find the key, Napoleon's left hand is pointing at its location. (00:40:25)

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The Summit-Five Affair - S4-E1

Audio problem: When Napoleon and Illya are caught in the steam room, and Illya is trying to pick the door lock, Napoleon's mouth doesn't move in sync with the words when he says, "Make it work. Try forcing it." His mouth then stops moving entirely while he's still talking, and then starts moving again when he stops. (00:40:40)

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The Test Tube Killer Affair - S4-E2

Revealing mistake: When Napoleon and Illya are on the flight to Austria, Illya receives a call from Mr. Waverly on his communicator. Instead of the pen nib, the gold microphone cap is visibly already in place; Illya takes it out and pretends to turn it over before replacing it. (00:14:00)

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The 'J' for Judas Affair - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: In the intro, Illya shows Solo an automatic rifle he's retrieved after the shoot-out in the mausoleum. In full shot, he's holding his U.N.C.L.E. Special pistol in his right hand as he points to the logo on the rifle's stock. In the close-up insert of his hand, the Special disappears. (00:02:50)

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The 'J' for Judas Affair - S4-E3

Revealing mistake: During the foot-chase through Tenza HQ, the Thrush gunman, with Illya in hot pursuit, races around a hallway corner. As Illya runs into the shot, the gunman's shadow reappears on the back wall, revealing the fact that the actor has stopped and is standing back there. Next shot, though, he's running down another corridor and through a door. (00:14:35)

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The 'J' for Judas Affair - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: At the airfield, Illya stands near a bright red fuel truck marked "FLAMMABLE." Every time the shot changes, his position shifts from standing to the right of the final E to blocking it altogether. (00:23:35)

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The 'J' for Judas Affair - S4-E3

Factual error: Apparently, U.N.C.L.E. bullets can do 180s. Illya fires at the fleeing Thrush limo from behind, and without hitting any of its other (closed) windows, somehow puts two bullets through the car's front windshield. (00:48:20)

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The Prince of Darkness Affair (1) - S4-E4

Factual error: Solo is supposedly in Iran, yet there are scores of women in the crowd wearing skimpy, sleeveless tops and mini-skirts. Even in the Shah's Westernized Iran of the 1960s, this was still a Muslim country. Women (including tourists) were not permitted to appear in public without "modestly" covering their arms and legs. (00:11:00)

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Napoleon Solo: My name is Napoleon Solo. I'm an enforcement agent in Section Two here. That's operations and enforcement.
Illya Kuryakin: I am Illya Kuryakin. I am also an enforcement agent. Like my friend Napoleon, I go and I do whatever I am told to by our chief.
Alexander Waverly: Hmm? Oh, yes. Alexander Waverly. Number One in Section One. In charge of this, our New York headquarters. It's from here that I send these young men on their various missions.

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The Giuoco Piano Affair - S1-E7

Trivia: Four of the guests at Marion's party are played by U.N.C.L.E. production staff in cameo roles. Creator-producer Norman Felton is the man playing chess, producer Sam Rolfe is the dancing Texan, associate producer/writer Joseph Calvelli is the writer typing at the coffee table, and director Richard Donner is the drunk in the extremely loud sport coat.

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Answer: He must have ridden in an Eaton's store elevator while he was in Canada at some point. For some reason, this elevator reminds him of it. The show's original concept had Solo being a Canadian, so this may be a minor nod to that fact.

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