The Spy Who Loved Me

Continuity mistake: Before the sub trembles, the number of chess pieces on the right side differs between shots.

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Revealing mistake: When Bond and XXX are visiting Stromberg's home by speed boat it shifts or rocks in the water when they step on board. This is normal, because speed boats are very unstable. When they reach Stromberg, they have to step off, but the boat does not shift in the water as it should, in fact, the way the boat slowed and stopped was stiff and unnatural. Obviously indicating the boat was on a trailer for these scenes.

Vince van Riet

Audio problem: When Bond knocks the gun out of Shandor's hand during the fight on the roof, the sound is definitely not a gun on a stone floor - and it comes too soon after the gun leaves his hand. It would not have reached the floor yet.

Jacob La Cour

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.

Continuity mistake: When Bond goes to check Fekkish's bedroom the top button of his coat is buttoned. He goes to the door, looks in, and comes back out with the button unbuttoned, without unbuttoning it. (00:24:50)

Revealing mistake: When Bond is in Fekkish's home and the woman that meets him gets shot after he spins her around, his gun appears already in his hand and he fires it. He never reaches into his holster to get it. (00:25:55)

Audio problem: When Bond and XXX are following Jaws in the ruins, we hear his footsteps when he walks but not theirs when they run on the same concrete floor. (00:40:55)

Continuity mistake: When Bond turns in the opening scene to fire his ski pole he turns left, then a split second later he turns right. No way at that speed anyone could turn left then right without falling. (00:02:00)

Revealing mistake: As Jaws hits one of the poles holding up the scaffolding there's a cut in the video.

Continuity mistake: At the submarine base Bond places a see through copy of the submarine course on the display and the two lines match up and are touching, in the next shot the bottom of the lines are no where near each other but meet further up in the middle.

Continuity mistake: When Bond is waiting to meet Stromberg he notices the remains of the women killed at the beginning by the shark, but the tank with the shark in has nothing in it but water and the shark. The tank Bond is looking at has coral and other fish in it.

Revealing mistake: During the helicopter/Lotus chase the shots of the helicopter turning are used twice.

Deliberate mistake: When the speedboat docks at the Stormberg Laboratory with Bond on board the speedboat has no helm or gauges fitted to the dashboard. From that angle we should see them or something resembling them as we did when Bond was picked up.

Continuity mistake: When Jaws gets up at the phone booth, he puts his hand near the handle to open the door. However, in a close up shot of Kalba, Jaws' hand is level with Kalba's face, nowhere near the handle, and in the next shot back near the handle.

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?

Factual error: As the SLBMs eject from the submarines, they visibly jostle and shake the missile tube hatch, especially the second one - the hatch even scrapes the missile surface. Real missile hatches don't do that. In fact, if the missile actually did scrape the hatch, both the hatch and the missile would be irreparably damaged - consider the momentum of a 10m high, 13 ton missile... (01:43:20)


Factual error: When the two missiles blast out of the water, the first thing you see is the glare of the rocket motors under water. SLBMs rise out of the water solely on the air or steam pressure impulse that propels them out of the launcher. The rocket motors ignite only after the missile has left the water completely. (01:43:20)


Continuity mistake: The position of Stromberg's "Atlantis" changes during the film. One moment its far enough out to see it takes a speedboat to get to it, then its so close to land Bond can get to it and back with his Lotus, finally its back out far enough at sea when the American submarine destroys it.


Continuity mistake: A guy in the submarine sits down next to a couple of guys playing chess. The man behind is reading a magazine at eye level, which a frame later disappears.

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Q: Right. Now pay attention, 007. I want you to take great care of this equipment. There are one or two rather special accessories.
James Bond: Q, have I ever let you down?
Q: Frequently.

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Trivia: During filming, the Lotus Esprit submarine car was nicknamed "Wet Nellie" by the crew, a reference to "Little Nellie", Bond's gyrocopter in "You Only Live Twice".

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