Corrected entry: M equips JB with a watch-mounted geiger counter to detect radioactivity. Then he hands him a radioactive homing device that he keeps on his person. Surely the homer would trigger the counter, but when he uses it the first time, the counter doesn't register.

Correction: In the world of James Bond, M seems to be rather intelligent. It stands to reason that the homing device emitted a specific type of radiation and the Geiger counter was set to ignore that specific radiation.


Corrected entry: While climbing on the roof at Palmyra, Bond drops his Walther PPK. It slides a few feet down the roof and fires a bullet. Walther PPK pistols have a firing pin safety that does not allow the hammer to strike the firing pin unless the trigger is pulled all the way back. There is no way the gun could have fired.

Correction: With all the modifications Q and Bond do to weapons and cars, it is unlikely the PPK is going to be stock. A hair trigger is an easy modification, and if it is too light, it can be fired just by dropping.

Corrected entry: Near the end of the movie,in the scene where the man jumps off of the boat with Bond and Domino, what happens to him? Bond and Domino get in the inflatable boat the plane drops, but in wide shots of the scene, the man is nowhere to be seen.

Correction: Afterwards you can see the plane drop more than one lifeboat. He simply might be on another one.

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Bond is trapped in Largo's shark-infested pool, he uses his mini air tank to breathe. In most of the subsequent shots, look closely at the actor's face - it looks a lot more like a stuntman than Sean Connery. (01:20:20)

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James Bond: My dear, uncooperative Domino.
Domino: How do you know that? How do you know my friends call me Domino?
James Bond: It's on the bracelet on your ankle.
Domino: So... what sharp little eyes you've got.
James Bond: Wait 'til you get to my teeth.

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Trivia: When Bond and the guard fall into the pool and the shutters close over them, Largo gets the gate opened to allow sharks into the pool. When they were shooting this, there was supposed to be a sheet of glass in the water with the sharks on one side, and Sean on the other. Unfortunately, a couple of the sharks got round it, and when Sean opens the door to go through to the other pool, he's nose to nose. At this point, he's not acting. Watch his face for the genuine look of horror.

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Question: As I watched the end scene I wondered: how do James and Domino intend to return to terra firma? They were whisked out of the boat by the plane and are hanging on the end of a long cord so the plane can't land without them being dragged at high speed along the concrete.

Answer: Look up Skyhook online and you'll find out how it was done. The person hanging from the cable wold be pulled aboard by the plane's crew.

Answer: A helicopter could lower a line to them to attach themselves to. They could then cut the rope and be lowered to safety. A bit outlandish, but this is Bond we are talking about after all.

Grumpy Scot

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