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"Columbo" Short Fuse (TV Episode 1972) Poster

(TV Series)

(1972)

Goofs

Continuity 

The position and amount of the plastic string in Columbo's hair changes from shot to shot.
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In the limousine as David Buckner is opening the cigar box, he removes the piece of tape on the left side. As he removes the piece on the right side, the piece that was on the left side reappears.
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In the elevator up the cliff in the last scene. Throughout the scene, the black tape strips on the box disappear and reappear without anyone removing or reapplying them.
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In the elevator scene as well as in the scene that follows where Columbo is standing on the small and narrow road in the mountains, the character obviously suffers from vertigo. However, a few scenes later he is walking down the high metal staircases at the outside of a factory building and suddenly his vertigo seems to have completely disappeared.
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In the last scene, the door on the cable car switches from opened to closed between shots and reverse shots.
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In the tramcar high above the valley, the cable car guide is lecturing Columbo on the safety of the tramway. When viewed arriving at the top platform Columbo is clearly visible but the guide is nowhere to be seen in the glass windowed car, and presumably there was no way to get off before the top.
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