A View to a Kill

Continuity mistake: When Bond and M are in the back of the taxi whilst driving in Paris, two white cars can be seen passing the taxi when Bond is speaking, but when the camera cuts to M in the next shot, there is now an orange lorry, and the white cars are nowhere to be seen.

Continuity mistake: During the steeplechase sequence, Bond and Inferno clear the water jump, but when Bond looks over his shoulder, we return to the fence and you can see he is clearing the water again.

Continuity mistake: After Scarpine has knocked out Bond and pushes him into the back of the Rolls Royce, the position of Sir Godfrey's head on the headrest changes between shots.

Continuity mistake: When Bond climbs out of the burning elevator to fetch the hose in order to rescue Stacey, you can see the two cables behind the elevator door are unlit, but after a quick cut to Stacey, we return to the door and the cables are now on fire.

Continuity mistake: When Bond is in Mr Howe's office at San Francisco City Hall, the exit-only door is marked "Divisions of Oil and Mines" when he leaves. But when Stacey is fired, the door is marked "Division of Oil and Mines."

Continuity mistake: The locomotive that Scarpine drives in the quarry throughout the mine sequence has an all-green radiator, but when he and Zorin come out of the mine, the top of the radiator is black.

Continuity mistake: When we see Mayday jump from the Eiffel Tower in close-up, it's only a rather tiny jump (and would probably have resulted in her crashing into the tower on the way down). But in the next shot, shown from a distance, she is now about ten feet out and has completely cleared the tower.

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Continuity mistake: When Stacey is running towards Bond after Zorin's plan to destroy Silicon Valley failed, his airship is gaining on her. When we see a view from the airship, Bond is on the grass and running on gravel, but when Zorin captures Stacey, Bond is back running on the grass again.

Continuity mistake: During the steeplechase sequence, Bond is attacked by one of Zorin's exercise boys wearing a yellow helmet. After a quick cut to Zorin looking over his shoulder, we return to Bond and he is now being attacked by a different rider with a dark green helmet, while the rider with the yellow helmet is now at the back of the pack.

Continuity mistake: At Stacey's house, Bond is sleeping with the gun in his lap. When Stacey enters with breakfast, the gun has changed position and he is now holding it upright.

Continuity mistake: When the two guards go down the stable elevator to the laboratory, the amount of straw on the floor of the elevator changes between shots.

Continuity mistake: When Bond meets Stacey for the first time at Zorin's reception, he hands his bottle of champagne over to a waiter. At this point, you can see a Chinese couple walking behind Bond and Stacey, but in the next shot the Chinese couple have disappeared and another couple walk by that weren't in the previous shot.

Continuity mistake: When General Gogol is in M's office at the end of the film, he is holding an Order of Lenin medal in his right hand, but few shots later he is holding a glass of champagne and the medal is nowhere to be seen.

Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the movie when James Bond is taking the chip out of the necklet from the corpse he's suddenly not wearing the gloves he did before. A cut later when he's escaping from the enemies he's wearing his gloves again. (00:01:15)

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Visible crew/equipment: During the pursuit scene in San Francisco, there's a long shot where the fire truck passes in front of the camera just before the two police cars get separated. During that shot, you can see a camera crew on the top of the truck, in front of the ladder. (01:31:40)

Dr Wilson
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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: I read somewhere that Dolph Lundgren, who was Grace Jones' boyfriend at the time, has a small part in the film, however I can't spot him. Can anyone tell me who he is?

Answer: He plays a KGB agent helping General Gogol. It's real "blink-and-you-miss-him" stuff.

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