Thunderball

Plot hole: The SPECTRE agent taking the place of the pilot says he'd been trying for their mission for two years and yet everyone in the SPECTRE conference room seems to be completely unaware of this mission when Largo informs them of their plans.

jbrbbt

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.

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

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Suggested correction: The roundel is an RAF roundel type A.

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: 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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