The Spy Who Loved Me

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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Jon Sandys

Continuity mistake: On the train, the wine stain on Jaws' jacket disappears for one shot and then reappears. It then changes size and shape repeatedly.

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Continuity mistake: When 007 pushes Jaws outside the train, he breaks the window, but it is intact in the following shot. It's broken again a little bit later.

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Dr Wilson

Continuity mistake: Just before Bond overtakes the white lorry, there is nothing coming the other way. In the shot of him overtaking it, there is a blue lorry. After Bond has passed the white lorry, the blue one disappears.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Stromberg is thanking Dr Bechman and Professor Marcovitz he he has a towel in his hand. When the camera changes to another angle that shows the back of his chair his hands are totally empty and resting on an arm of the chair. Then it changes back to the original camera angle and he now has a towel in his hands again.

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Factual error: When James Bond programs the two submarines to destroy each other we see the paths of the missiles displayed on a globe. They swing across in two arcs, narrowly missing each other. However, we are looking down on the surface of the globe, with no height perception, so the missiles should in fact travel in straight lines directly betweeen the submarines.

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Factual error: When Jaws kills the shark, the carcass floats on the surface of the water in the tank. It should sink to the bottom, as dead sharks do.

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Continuity mistake: When Q is showing the microfilm to Bond and XXX, Bond points at the Stromberg fish. But he points right at the projector. That would have made his finger much larger compared to the screen than it is in the next clip - and blurred. Furthermore the position of his finger on the screen doesn't match with the position he holds it in.

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Jacob La Cour

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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Continuity mistake: When Shandor is about to fall off of the roof and is holding Bond's tie, his grip changes from very low - with about four inches left - to higher up, so he can slide down again.

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Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: When Bond skis down hill in the beginning, in the close-up of his skis you can see a hard, firm snow surface, but in the next clip he is skiing off-piste.

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Jacob La Cour

Plot hole: When Bond's Lotus is being attacked while its traveling underwater it develops a few small leaks, which spray a thin stream of water into the car. When the Lotus drives out onto the beach, Bond rolls down the window and drops a big fish out of the car. How did that get in there? If there was a hole in the car the size of that fish, it would have flooded the driver's compartment and sunk the car.

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Plot hole: While Bond is being escorted by some guards, he opens a crate full of gas tanks, and begins fighting the guards off. If you look behind Bond in a brief scene you can see a few yards away another guard who is clearly watching this happening yet doing absolutely nothing.

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Plot hole: When the submarine with Bond aboard sees the Liparus it is 6,200 yards away, and over to the side. How can it then suddenly be behind the submarine?

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Jacob La Cour

Audio problem: After Bond sets the timer on the bomb at the end, the ticks don't add up. There's a definite tick each second, and you can count 12 of them after he starts it, then we cut back to the bomb and only 7 seconds have passed. (As a vague trivia aside, coincidence though it is, on the UK DVD he pulls the pin out at the DVD second timer ticks onto "07").

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Jon Sandys

Factual error: At the end of the film Stromberg shoots at Bond under the table with a pneumatic spear gun-type weapon that shoots most likely a spear with an explosive tip through a long tube. This type of spear gun, unlike elastic-operated spear guns, has an actual sort-of gun barrel that's closed at the back. As such, when Bond shoots Stromberg through the tube with his hand gun, he somehow hits him, despite the fact that the bullets would ricochet off the closed barrel.

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Tobin OReilly

Factual error: Jaws kills Fekkesh by biting his neck, something that would make him bleed a lot. Later, when Bond finds his body, there is no blood on the ground.

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Dr Wilson

Revealing mistake: In both instances in the film where a helicopter explodes, it is quite evident that it is a model and it falls to the sea in one piece.

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Revealing mistake: In the scene where the speedboat is landing onto the sea, after bursting out of the large tanker, one can see dummies on the speedboat.

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Continuity mistake: When the rescue pod is speeding towards the surface you can see it has a keel weight which, judging from the size of the pod, must be 3-4 meters long. When it floats into the cargo bay of the navy ship, there wouldn't be room for the keel. You can see that the water level in the cargo bay is no more than 1-1½ meters.

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Jacob La Cour

Plot hole: Stromberg One is on 48 degrees West, Stromberg Two is at 22 degrees West, and the Liparus further east. That means that Stromberg Two has sailed at least 28 degrees since its departure from the Liparus. That is more than 2.500 km and would take a submarine several days. How did it get that far in a few hours?

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Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: In the underwater sequence, just before Bond fires a torpedo on a diver, he steers left, but the sub turns right.

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Visible crew/equipment: The wires holding Jaws to the magnet are visible.

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Factual error: At the beginning of the opening title sequence, the Union Jack fluttering in the background is upside down.

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Continuity mistake: At the end of the film we see the large tanker ship exploding at many different areas of its hull including a lot of explosions on the topside. However, there is a point where the camera shows the ship sinking with an underwater shot, sinking with bow first and then progressing towards the stern and there are no holes let alone burn marks that would show where the explosions took place.

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Tobin OReilly

Revealing mistake: When the boat blasts out of Stromberg's lair and lands in the water, it's obviously a miniature and the people inside are obviously dummies.

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Revealing mistake: When Jaws comes to the surface and starts swimming, you can see the sandy bottom of the water. There is not the 300 feet (or meters) that the depth gauge on the rescue pod shows.

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Jacob La Cour

Revealing mistake: When Jaws is attacking 007 and XXX on the train, Jaws picks up Bond and bangs him onto the ceiling. At one point in this, it is clear that Jaws is holding a dummy.

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Revealing mistake: As Bond and the major are hurtling toward the surface in the "escape chamber" toward the end of the movie, you can see inside the window. The little toy escape chamber is about two thirds full of splashing water right in the area where they are supposed to be.

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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.

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Continuity mistake: When Stromberg is thanking Dr Bechman and Professor Marcovitz, the position and amount of food on his plate keeps changing all the time.

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Sacha

Revealing mistake: During the ski chase, just after Bond has shot Sergei Barsov, you can see several red and white overhead lights behind him.

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Harry

Continuity mistake: When Stromberg raises his 'house' from the sea, in the first shot where the paintings slide up, you can see the water's surface in the top of the window. But in the next clip, exterior shot, the house is still fully submerged. And based on the size of the house and the location of Stromberg's living room, his windows must have been 10-20 meters below the surface in the first situation.

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Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: When Bond is chased by agent Barsov, you see a clip where Bond has gone through quite deep, new snow - leaving two tracks in the fresh snow. In the next clip, when Bond turns to fire his ski pole missile, he is riding on a prepared piste with a lot of other tracks.

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Jacob La Cour

Revealing mistake: When Jaws tears the roof off of the van, you see part of the 'metal' flapping easily. It is plastic or fabric.

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Jacob La Cour

Factual error: When Bond and Amasova are on the speed boat going to see Stromberg, the underwater lair is super-imposed on the horizon, rather than midway. This would make the lair around 50 miles high.

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Continuity mistake: When we see Stromberg's living room from the inside, there is very little space between the windows, and the corner column is very narrow. But when we see it from the outside (when the Helicopter is taking off) there is more then 2 meters between the windows.

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Jacob La Cour

Revealing mistake: When Agent XXX releases the mine under the Lotus, the shadow of the car can still be seen over the mine as it explodes, which should have left the car damaged at such close range.

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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.

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

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Sacha

Plot hole: Right before Bond hops on the moving camera globe to go blow up the barrier to the control room on the Liparus, they show a shot of one of the firing slots on the control room open and the guards firing at Bond. Through the port, you can see that Bond is on the catwalk above the walkway to the barrier. But when Bond climbs down onto the camera globe, and when he's sliding back on the track, nobody fires a shot, even though he's now in a direct line of fire with those firing ports and the guards have a totally clear shot at him.

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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.

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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.

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Jacob La Cour

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.

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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.

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Plot hole: If they assembled the wet bike on the submarine, they wouldn't be able to get it off as it would be too big to fit through the hatch.

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

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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.

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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.

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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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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...

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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.

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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.

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Gavin Jackson

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.

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Continuity mistake: When Bond's car comes out of the water, the number of people on the beach keeps changing all the time: A couple on the shore next to the car appears and disappears and the crowd on the right side increases and decreases randomly.

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Sacha

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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Sacha

Continuity mistake: A sailor on one of the submarines took the paper for the incoming telex with the new coordinates for the missile: code 0292765491. Then he reads the coordinates from this paper, but said something completely different: code 034285219.

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Vince van Riet

Revealing mistake: The escape chamber is being lifted into a ship at the end of the movie, but look closely. The reflection we see in the the window glass of the chamber is that of a sunny beach and several palm trees quite nearby, and what looks to be either a palm tree or a camera man in the lower right section of the glass.

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