Corrected entry: At the beginning of the film Bond manages to get away with the help his Aston Martin DB5, which should be impossible since Bond crashed that car into the wall of Auric Goldfinger's factory in Switzerland.


Correction: Throughout the history of Bond films James Bond is provided with a new car whenever one is destroyed. This was obviously a different car.

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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: 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 plus guard fall into the pool and have 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: I am completely confused about the ending of this film. I mean, the camera-geiger counter starts clicking showing the nuclear weapons are on the boat, but they are not, they are still being moved. And the weapons do get onto the yacht, but both parts of it explode right at the end. Wouldn't that destroy the bombs as well, eg. massive atomic explosion? It is probably just me, I am known to be slow, but can someone explain?


Chosen answer: Geiger counters show when radiation, even faint traces, are present. Therefore, if nuclear weapons were there recently, it will register. The scientist told Domino he threw the detonators overboard so the bombs could not explode. Also, nukes are surprisingly durable. Being in a large explosion will not detonate the core, only a specific chain reaction will.

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