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Deliberate mistake: During the moon buggy chase scene in the desert one of the Ford LTDs crashes and the front fenders,inner fenders, and doors fall off. Even if the car fell off of a cliff this couldn't happen unless all the bolts were moved previously.

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Deliberate mistake: As the Lotus drives off the pier and enters the water, the exposed underbody is that of a normal car. After it enters the sea the underbody we see is completely sealed, which it needs to be to allow the car to submerge.

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Deliberate mistake: In the chase through the tube station, Bond and Silva both slide down between the escalators. On the London Underground this area has hard vertical signs at regular intervals, precisely to prevent people sliding down. (01:31:50)

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Deliberate mistake: In the scene where Bond and Kananga are fighting underwater, Bond shoves the bullet in Kananga's mouth. Then Kananga rises up and explodes. He explodes like a balloon, with not much blood at all.

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Deliberate mistake: When Bond is fighting Zhao in the clinic, they accidentally set off the tomograph Zhao was lying in. As this machine's powerful magnetic fields indeed would pull any metallic object in, no doctor with common sense would allow sharp objects and other stuff within range. You aren't even allowed to carry watches and have to report any dental fillings. (00:43:50)

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Deliberate mistake: When Eric Kriegler shoots in the biathlon, the camera looks from behind the target, through the holes of the targets he has already hit. But in the next clip it can be seen that little flaps fall down and cover the holes when they are hit.

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Deliberate mistake: On the roof of the sunken building, Bond tries CPR on Vesper, then quits when he realizes that she is dead and sits away from her body. Watch her right leg carefully when he returns to her body and cradles her in his arms - she flexes it upwards at the knee. Yes, I know that electrical impulses in a dead body can cause muscle movements, but this was obviously the actress involuntarily bracing herself from slipping on the slanted surface. Cut to Mr. White walking away with the money and when the camera returns to the roof, Vesper's leg is lying flat again. (02:18:00)

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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. (00:33:30)

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Deliberate mistake: In the helicopter and motorcycle chase scene, there are a few things that are not possible. A helicopter cannot hover at such a steep angle nor can it move slowly horizontally while being at that angle. A helicopter doing that at such low altitude will crash because it will tend to move in the direction the nose is pointing. Nothing in a helicopter can make it move in the way seen in this scene. Also, a helicopter cannot use its rotor blades as a cutting tool as seen in the beginning of this sequence. The moment the blades contact any object the helicopter will lose control and crash into the buildings in the sides. No room for error in such a narrow place and low altitude.

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Deliberate mistake: During the space battle, one of Drax's men gets his back pack blasted. (1:46:37) His entire pack explodes so that his jet pack and life support are destroyed. But as a result of that blast, all the parts from his suit FALL DOWN! Even though there's no gravity.

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Deliberate mistake: When 11 is dropped into the water and eaten by the piranhas, although the ravenous fish probably ate most of her and what was on her, there should at least be pieces of clothing that would rise to the surface in the flurry of activity. Not to mention that even though the water is a murky green all the blood from her body should have created a temporary, but very noticeable darkening of the water.

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Deliberate mistake: Blofeld doesn't recognize James Bond in this film, even though they met face-to-face in the previous movie, "You Only Live Twice." There is a production-related reason for this. Ian Fleming wrote "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" in 1963 (in which Bond and Blofeld met for the first time), and he wrote "You Only Live Twice" in 1964. However, "You Only Live Twice" was adapted for film first (in 1967), and "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" was adapted afterward (in 1969). Because the 1969 film was so faithful to its source material, Blofeld and Bond are basically meeting for the first time...again. The producers were aware of this continuity problem and intended to have James Bond undergo plastic surgery for "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (which would conveniently explain Blofeld not recognizing him, as well as the fact that Sean Connery had been replaced by George Lazenby in the lead role). But the plastic surgery idea was discarded in faithfulness to the novel, resulting in a glaring continuity problem between the 1967 and 1969 films.

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Deliberate mistake: The currency conversion program Bond uses to convert GBP into USD only has fields for a 7 figure amount. That's rather small for an organisation like MI6.

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Deliberate mistake: Throughout the entire movie every character seems to speak fluent English, despite several portions of the movie take place in remote Russian locations.

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Deliberate mistake: In the scene inside the belly dancer's dressing room, during the brawl Bond has with the KGB agents, he shoves the bald headed guy into the mirror along the bottom 1/3rd of the glass, yet the middle along the left hand side of the mirror makes it look as if that was the initial point of impact before it shatters.

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