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.

Jon Sandys Premium member
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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.

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.

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: 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.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

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.

Jacob La Cour

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.

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

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

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.

jbrbbt

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

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)

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

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

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.

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.

wizard_of_gore Premium member
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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: This applies to Moonraker too - Jaws' "teeth" were so painful that actor Richard Kiel could only keep them in for a few seconds at a time, which is why you don't get too many long shots with them visible. He only wore them when he needed to open his mouth.

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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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