The Spy Who Loved Me

Other mistake: As Bond enters the night club in Egypt, the camera pans right to reveal two extras who appear to be waiting for their cue to start walking, but obviously miss this cue as they don't actually start walking until the camera is on them. (00:32:48)

Other mistake: When Bond shoots Stromberg down the barrel of the undertable spear gun, his PPK visibly suffers from a stovepipe jam (the blank round becoming stuck in the ejection port) twice, possibly due to a repeat shot. However Bond is then seen firing several more shots into Stromberg without clearing the jam.

TheHeartbreakKid15

Other mistake: When Bond and Anya make it down to the escape pod Bond pulls out a bottle of wine from a bucket of ice. With Stromberg sitting in his lair and Jaws hiding, who put the ice in the bucket?

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Suggested correction: Maybe the ice bucket was always a part of the escape pod.

Ice that doesn't melt at room temperature - now there's an achievement.

Other mistake: When the captain of Stromberg One tells missile control they have a change of target he reads a new set of coordinates (which is really Stromberg Two). But if you look at the paper that was just printed the coordinates he reads are not on the paper.

Other mistake: Just after Naomi winks at Bond the helicopter turns to the left. The same piece of film is used again just as Bond drives onto the jetty.

Other mistake: As Fekkesh leaves his seat abruptly and the camera pans over to Bond, there's a small skip in the video.

Other mistake: When the helicopter is chasing the Lotus Esprit, it is flying fast, doing sharp turns and firing bullets. Even for the most experienced pilots, this would take a lot of concentration and hard work and would result in some stress. But when Bond spots Naomi in the pilot's seat, she is totally relaxed, stress free and barely looks like she's doing anything.

Gavin Jackson

Revealing mistake: The shot of the two nuclear missiles being launched is used twice, just reversed. They seem to have changed the saturation slightly in one of them to make it look different, but there are identical clouds at the top left/top right in both shots, ruining the trick.

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James Bond: Which bullet has my name on it? The first or the last?
Major Anya Amasova: I have never failed on a mission, Commander. Any mission.
James Bond: In that case, Major, one of us is bound to end up gravely disappointed, because neither have I.

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Trivia: At the end of the credits it says, "James Bond Will Return In: For Your Eyes Only." But after the film came "Moonraker" and then FYEO. After the producers saw the success of "Star Wars" (1977), they decided to make a space-themed Bond movie.

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Question: How does the Liparus explode and sink at the end? After the nuclear subs have been destroyed, the ship just starts blowing up for no apparent reason. Was there any explanation for it?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: When the nuclear subs have been destroyed, there's an explosion in the control room, and one of the men cries out "Fuel tank!" Liparus has numerous internal fires raging after the battle with her crew. These uncontrolled fires eventually spread to her fuel tanks and ammo storages, one of which explodes in a huge fireball and finally causes Liparus to sink.

I thought the final explosions that sank the Liparus were deliberate self destruction after completing the mission in an attempt to destroy any evidence, rather like when Bolfeld manually triggers explosives after being thwarted in You Only Live Twice.

Liparus sinks slowly, and that would leave her crew plenty of time to evacuate. Angry and armed crew with a grudge against Stromberg.

Jukka Nurmi

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