A View to a Kill

Continuity mistake: When the Rolls sinks its back end is pointing upwards; the front end going down in a steep angle. But when Bond is getting out of it and gets air from the tires it is upside down. And the surface is not far away. It is impossible that it could have turned over.

Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: During the fire-truck chase-scene the pursuing police cars are shown to be a pair of Dodge Monacos, but during subsequent shots one of them changes into a smaller Plymouth Fury. The cars are not very similar to each other and vastly different in size.

Continuity mistake: When Bond enters the turbine, there is a dead crab on the grate. But when he leaves the turbine, the crab has disappeared.

Continuity mistake: When the police officer is trying to arrest 007 in front of the fire truck, Bond is assuming the position, facing the truck, with both hands pressed against the side. Bond turns away from the truck, removing his hands from the side, but in the next shot, when the camera zooms into Stacey, his hands leave the truck again.

Continuity mistake: Bond's air tank is perforated on the middle after he has thrown it into the propeller blade. But it would have been hit in the end, not in the middle, after being pushed into a fast spinning blade.

Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: When the Rolls Royce sinks it is a lot further away from Zorin and May than when Bond looks out of the water while he is getting air from the tyres. (00:51:40)

Continuity mistake: If a diving tank were perforated under water there would be a big 'explosion' from the release of compressed air. No such thing happens when Bond throws his tank into the propeller blade.

Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: When Bond leaps from the bridge in his pursuit of May Day, he lands on and crashes through the boat's roof. When we see May Day jumping onto the speedboat, the boat's roof is now completely intact.

Continuity mistake: When one of Zorin's thugs pulls the shotgun out of Bond's hand at Stacey's mansion, you can see that Stacey is standing directly behind Bond on the staircase, but in the next shot she has now moved a few steps further up.

Continuity mistake: The tyre walls of the Rolls Royce are unmarked, however when the Rolls has been pushed into the lake and Bond uses the tyre valve for air, the tyre is now marked in white as being a Michelin tyre.

Continuity mistake: When Bond and Stacey are in Mr Howe's office at San Francisco City Hall after being captured by Zorin and May Day, Mr Howe asks Zorin what Bond and Stacey have done and May Day is holding Bond's gun in her right hand and has left hand in her coat pocket. When we see a close-up of Zorin and May Day in the next shot, May Day's left hand is now under her right wrist.

Continuity mistake: During the chase sequence in San Francisco, Bond is holding onto the ladder on the fire truck and he tells Stacey to turn. After a quick cut to Stacey, we return to the chase scene and you can see Bond is on the ladder facing backwards. When we cut to Bond in the next shot, he is now facing forwards.

Continuity mistake: When Zorin is explaining his plan to the men aboard the blimp he makes the model of Silicon Valley rise from a hidden compartment and dramatically gestures his arms upwards with his hands spread wide apart. While the model is still rising, the handkerchief changes to his right hand then back to the left.

Continuity mistake: During the ski chase Bond's footwear changes from ski boots to ankle boots or grey trainers, this was done so Bond could run in the snow.

Continuity mistake: When Stacey hits the thug over the head with the vase during the attack on her mansion, she puts her left hand to her mouth and you can see she is holding the lid sideways, but when we see Stacey in the next shot, the lid is now pointing straight up.

Continuity mistake: Before Zorin says "This will hurt him more than me", the shot of the blimp is not the Zorin blimp, but the Fuji film blimp (the Fuji blimp has a green nose, whereas the Zorin blimp has a white nose with a red stripe).

Continuity mistake: When Bond puts the bearded guard on the conveyor belt in the warehouse, you can see there is nothing around him, but after a quick cut to Sir Godfrey, we return to the guard and he is now between two crates.

Continuity mistake: When Bond and Stacey enter the elevator at San Francisco City Hall, May Day says "Get back!" and you can see she is holding her gun with both hands. But when she puts down the gun in the next shot, she is now holding it with only one hand.

Continuity mistake: When Bond is hanging on the mooring rope of Zorin's airship, we see a wide shot of the city and you can see that the top of the Golden Gate Bridge is covered in fog. But when the airship approaches the bridge seconds later, almost all of the fog has disappeared.

Continuity mistake: When Bond flies off the snowmobile after the explosion, there is a white mask like fabric over his face. In the closeup, it's gone.

Movie Nut

Revealing mistake: When Patrick MacNee and Roger Moore are pushed into the lake in the Rolls Royce, you can clearly see the wire pulling the car into the water. It leaps out of the water as it takes the strain. (00:50:50)

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Tibbett, Sir Godfrey: Another wealthy owner?
James Bond: Who knows? But she certainly bares closer inspection.
Tibbett, Sir Godfrey: We're on a mission.
James Bond: Sir Godfrey, on a mission, I am expected to sacrifice myself.

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Trivia: From "A View To A Kill" onward, the film's successor was no longer announced on the credits, replaced instead with "James Bond Will Return".

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Question: When Bond gets trapped underwater, could it be possible for him to survive using the air in the tyres?

Darth Crucible

Chosen answer: The Mythbusters tested that very thing on their show. The result was that it was impossible to breathe in air from a leaking tire while underwater.

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