Thunderball

Revealing mistake: At the end of the film in the underwater fight scene, when Bond is zooming through the water, you can see the cable pulling him along through the water

Continuity mistake: Just after Vargas has been harpooned and impaled to the tree, watch the position of Domino's hands as she says to Bond "I'm doing this for my brother for what he did to him" in between shots: When she has her back to the camera you cannot see her hands, but when you see Bond from behind, she has both of her hands on his shoulders.

Will

Factual error: The Vulcan aircraft shown before and after the water landing has French markings. The Vulcan bomber was only flown by the British.

Continuity mistake: Vargas is behind Bond when he is on the beach talking to Domino. Bond turns and shoots a harpoon at Vargas. In the previous shot Vargas was walking towards Bond and Domino and was not near a tree. But when he is hit in the next shot, he gets pinned to a tree with the harpoon. (01:38:45)

Sarmed Mirza

Continuity mistake: When the rear part/gunners' platform of the Disco Volante fights a delaying action, there are two speed-boats and a destroyer on the 'good' side. But although two close shots show the boats firing their on-board machine guns, only the platform and the battleship are visible in the same frame during the shoot-outs. There is no further indication that the speed-boats are destroyed or further involved in the eventual destruction of the platform.

Continuity mistake: When the woman in black locks the door and puts her coat on a chair, you can see her face through the veil, but as Bond rises from his chair, the veil has become much darker and we're unable to see the face behind it.

Will

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: While recording the title song, Tom Jones asked the song writer what the phrase "strikes like Thunderball" actually meant. The composer admitted he hadn't the slightest clue.

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Question: In the last scene, what happened to the man who helped Domino? They all (Bond, Domino and man) jumped from the boat before it crashed into the rocks but only Bond and Domino climbed into the lifeboat. They didn't even try to find him.

ginnythecat

Chosen answer: There's no explanation about what happened to him. I would assume he somehow died when they jumped.

raywest Premium member

Answer: Bond hands Kutze a lifesaver just before they jump off the hydrofoil. Presumably he just floated there before being picked up by the Coast Guard.

Jukka Nurmi
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