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Goldfinger

Continuity mistake: The bomb is disarmed with 007 seconds left on the conveniently placed timer with big white numbers. Then, Bond says "Three more ticks and Mr. Goldfinger would've hit the jackpot." What? Well, originally, the timer would've stopped at 003, and the line would make sense, but later the powers that be decided to stop it at 007 instead for a good old Bond joke, and apparently never forgot to delete that line in editing. [The 3 clicks mistake is an interesting one as there are still in existence cuts of the film with the original 003 on the nuclear device timer. One contributor saw the 003 version in 1970 and was puzzled when the 007 version turned up on TV years later.]

Continuity mistake: When Bond trades shots with Goldfinger's men, after the first part of the car chase at the factory, his PPK has turned into a Walther P38.

Factual error: Goldfinger's disguised henchmen are dressed in Army uniforms, however, their rank insignia is Air Force.

Continuity mistake: After the game of golf between Goldfinger and Bond, Goldfinger gets Oddjob to show off his usually dangerous hat. He throws the hat at the statue and we see it fly off to the right of the screen, well away from the statue. Yet in the following shot, the decapitated head falls down next to the hat on the ground right by the statue.

Continuity mistake: At Fort Knox, when Oddjob throws his hat at Bond it lands on the grille, yet appears on the concrete floor in the next shot.

Other mistake: Pussy Galore's flying circus is approaching Fort Knox flying in a V-shaped formation. Pussy is counting down from 5 to 0 before they release the nerve gas. On each count, we see another female pilot in a different plane but we also see another plane through the right side window. If you fly with 5 planes in such formation, only 3 planes can have another plane at their right side, not 4 or 5.

Factual error: When the Flying Circus is on it's way to Ft Knox, the lead pilot reports they are proceeding at 240 knots. Top speed on a Piper Comanche 180 (the planes in question) is/was 141 knots.

Deliberate mistake: When we first encounter Tilly Masterson, she overtakes Bond and he decides not to pursue her. Then, when Goldfinger has stopped, Bond is actually ahead of her as she nearly hits him with a rifle shot. Given that most Swiss passes are single carriageways, surely Bond would have noticed her had she parked earlier.

Continuity mistake: When Oddjob chops the statue's head off outside the golf club with his steel-rimed hat, the arm starts falling down with it, but then bounces back. It appears to be spring-loaded.

Factual error: It is impossible for Oddjob to have crushed the golf ball with his hand no matter how strong he is. For the way he crushed in his hand enclosed completly around it. It is impossible to crush even an egg that way unless you apply pressure all around. To his credit, Sean Connery wasn't blind to this. He repeatedly complained about this when he first read the script, that the golf ball scene was ridiculous.

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Visible crew/equipment: During the scene at the golf club, when the Rolls Royce begins to move off, the reflection from one of the film set lights can be seen on the rear left hand side of the Rolls Royce: There is no way that this could have been the relection from the sun, because the weather during the scene was on the dull side.

Revealing mistake: When Bond is on Goldfinger's plane - if you watch closely when it shows the external view of the plane in the sky you can see the plane is a model with two wires holding it up. The model plane's design and configuration are also quite different in mid-air.

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Continuity mistake: When Oddjob drives away from the golf course, Goldfinger is not in the back of the car for some reason, even though they show him in the car earlier.

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Continuity mistake: When Bond ejects the car seat with the Korean from his Aston Martin, the Korean leaves through the roof of the car with his legs straight (as seen inside the car). The scene changes outside the car and now the Korean can be seen fully seated in the car seat.

Factual error: Contrary to popular belief, sudden cabin depressurization in a jet plane will not cause anyone to be sucked out of the plane (unless they are sitting right up against a blown-out window), nor will it cause the aircraft to go out of control or crash.

Factual error: When Odd Job gets electrocuted at the end, the electricity would only go through his body if he were grounded, which he wasn't. So only his hand would really have gotten shocked.

Continuity mistake: When Goldfinger's henchman (the one who falls victim to the ejector seat) gets into the Aston Martin with Bond, he can be seen pointing a Smith & Wesson Model 36 "Chiefs Special" at him. However in the next scene, he can be seen holding a Walther P38.

Continuity mistake: In bed with the escort, the champaigne bottle's label turns around 180º between shots.

Continuity mistake: In Goldfinger's plane, when Bond orders his Martini, the stuff on the table changes positions between shots.

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Quotes

James Bond: Do you expect me to talk, Goldfinger?
Goldfinger: No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!

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Trivia

In the novel, Pussy Galore was a lesbian which is why she gives Bond the cold-shoulder at first.

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