A View to a Kill

Corrected entry: When Bond and Tibbett are sneaking into the stables, they left a tape recorder in Bond's room playing sleeping/snoring noises to pretend Bond is in his room sleeping. When Zorin and Mayday look for Bond in his room the tape recorder isn't there any more. It is absolutely quiet in this room.

Lukas S

Correction: The tape had run out by the time Zorin and Mayday went into Bond's room which is why it was quiet. As for why they didn't see it...either it was an oversight, or they just didn't care.

Gavin Jackson

Corrected entry: When Bond makes a copy of the check to see the amount, the copy is readable. However, since it was made with a face down copier, the copy should have reversed.

Movie Nut

Correction: The image does not appear on the side of the paper that was in contact with the checkbook, which would be a mirror image. Bond flips the paper over to reveal the image (which essentially becomes a mirror image of a mirror image making it appear readable).


Corrected entry: When Bond fires a flare on the ground in through the side door of the helicopter, it crashes into an icy wall and explodes. However, in the next shot, the explosion is over top of the open water.

Correction: It's the same explosion; you just can't see the water in the first close-up shot of the helicopter hitting the ice wall.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: During the car chase where Bond steals a taxi and loses the back of it, he couldn't have driven it because there is no back to it, and therefore no gas tank.


Correction: As long as there is fuel in the carburetor and fuel lines, the car will still run. The time the car is shown driving without a fuel tank is not so long that it would be inconceivable for it to use up all the fuel in the lines.

Corrected entry: When Zorin is gunning down on all of his workers in the underground mine, Christopher Walken's lips move as if he is screaming something out, but his audio is muted.


Correction: He's firing a machine gun in an enclosed space. It's going to be loud enough to drown out whatever he says. (From the scene, we can infer that it was just words to the effect that he's enjoying killing them.).

Captain Defenestrator

Corrected entry: When May Day pushes the Rolls Royce containing Bond and Tibbett into the lake, the car begins to sink near land because there are branches of a tree close to the car. But just a few shots later, the Rolls Royce has moved to the middle of the lake.

Correction: It begins to sink near the land, but takes time to completely flood; we see Bond inside regaining consciousness as the car fills with water. The momentum carries it out further into the lake as it slowly begins to sink (the wire pulling it into the lake has already been submitted).

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: After killing Howe, Zorin drops the gun on the desk - with his fingerprints on it. Quite stupid for a genius I'd say. It should be Bond's fingerprints for Zorin's set up to work, so the plot doesn't even benefit from it. (01:27:40)


Correction: Even a genius can make mistakes, and it's not "quite stupid"; just one aspect of the crime that he hadn't thought completely through. Not that it matters; his own fingerprints are probably not on file, so if his plan worked the police would find three dead bodies and a gun with an unidentifiable set of prints on it.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: After the Eiffel Tower scene, Bond chases after May Day in a blue car. Eventually he crashes with another car, and the rear half of the car breaks off, but the car keeps going. How is this possible when the fuel tank is in the rear part of the car?

Correction: There would be some residual fuel in the fuel line in the engine to keep the car going for a few more miles - theoretically speaking.

Corrected entry: After the initial explosion below San Andreas Lake, there is another clip showing the fisherman in trouble. Water spray is now coming both from behind him - where the explosion was - and in front of him - from high above. How could an explosion from below generate water from above?

Jacob La Cour

Correction: The shockwave of the explosion causes the eruption of water on the surface of the lake. Since the mine is right below the lake, the explosion would definitely cause a disturbance in the water because it causes the water level in the lake to drop, as seen in a later shot of a dried-up San Andreas Lake.

Other mistake: During the mine scene, we see Stacy Sutton in very tight miners overalls, then Mayday rips them off to the white dress she was wearing beforehand. There was not enough room in those tight overalls to hike up or bunch the skirt in any way for her to move her legs, or for her to have both legs in both pant legs. (01:47:05)

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Question: This is a two part question. When Zorin is flying over the mine in his zeppelin, he sees Mayday coming out of the mine with the bomb, and looks really shocked when it blows up, killing her in the process. But a few scenes before, he was quite happy to just leave her to drown in the flooding mine, so did he really love her and was just shocked that she had killed herself or was it shock because she removed the bomb from the mine and ruined his plan? I'm asking since Mayday tells Bond that Zorin told her he loved her (when they're both trying to escape from drowning in the flooding mine), so was Zorin lying to her or did he actually love her?

Heather Benton Premium member

Chosen answer: Zorin is a psychopath. He may have meant it when he told May Day he loved her, or he may have just been telling her what she wanted to hear. Either way, when he thinks she'll drown in the mine as well, he doesn't consider it worth scrapping the plan just to save her. Once she escapes and has the bomb, he looks shocked partially because she wasn't killed but mostly because she's chosen to sacrifice herself to thwart his plans, something that a self-interested psychotic personality can't comprehend.

Captain Defenestrator

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