A View to a Kill
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Continuity mistake: When Bond chases May Day up the Eiffel Tower, she throws the fishing rod at him and the wire wraps around his legs. As he falls down he has the gun in his hand. The next shot his hands are free and he is untying the wire. The next shot he has the gun in his hand. At no point does he put the gun down and pick it up. (00:17:40)

Continuity mistake: When Bond and Stacy leave the mine shack, him in a company jacket and her in overalls, you can see she is wearing red heels which Bond comments "it is the union" to a worker. Later when May Day rips the overalls off Stacy she is wearing white shoes to match her dress. (01:37:20)

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Suggested correction: Bond never says that to a worker. What he says is "It's Women's Lib. They're taking over the teamsters." When he does she still has white/silver shoes on.

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Audio problem: During the pre-credit sequence, as the girl falls onto the bed with Bond, she says "Commander Bond", but her mouth doesn't move. (00:06:10)

Factual error: When Zorin blows the explosives on the train in the mine tunnel, the tunnel collapses, letting the water from San Andreas Lake in. However that would not have generated a huge water column on the surface of the lake. That could only happen with a bomb in the water, not deep below the lake bed. (01:46:20)

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Other mistake: Stacey says to Bond that the jar she throws on one of the men that attacked her house contained the ashes of her grandfather. There's actually nothing in the jar. (01:14:20)

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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. (00:51:10)

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Suggested correction: Actually it's entirely possible. The very last seconds where the back bumper is visible the car is completely vertical. Similar to the stern of the Titanic. As the cur goes under it could easily just drift backwards and end up on its roof.

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Revealing mistake: During the car chase in San Francisco, Bond knocks off the hats of two men sitting in a white Cadillac when he is hanging from the ladder of the fire truck. You can tell this image is reversed as the steering wheel is on the right hand side of the car, and cars in the United States have steering wheels on the left hand side. (01:32:10)

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Continuity mistake: During the chase between Bond and May Day on the Eiffel Tower, May Day turns around and whips a fishing line at Bond which sends him sprawling over the rail. When he is suspended upside down halfway over the railing you can see his legs are wide apart, but when he regains his balance and starts to unwind the line, his legs are now bound together. (00:17:30)

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Continuity mistake: When May Day is trying to calm Zorrin's horse at the racetrack, her red scarf is completely covering her hair. Camera changes to show a full face shot and it's no longer completely covering her hair. (00:14:50)

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Visible crew/equipment: At the very start as Bond looks behind him we see a closeup of Bond's sunglasses. In this closeup you can see a stagelight reflected. (00:01:30)

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Revealing mistake: When the Russian is holding out the Order of Lenin for Bond, a square stage light or screen reflector can be seen in his glasses. (02:02:05)

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Revealing mistake: When the airship collides with the bridge, the flame effects are visible before contact is made. (01:58:20)

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Continuity mistake: When May Day is trying to separate Bond and the blonde woman at the reception, May Day has her hands up by her face in one shot and lowered in the next. (00:33:50)

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Revealing mistake: Just after Bond looses the roof of the taxi, a green van skids to avoid hitting him. However, there are skid marks on the road from previous takes. (00:19:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Bond drives the taxi over the bus, there are vehicles either side of the road where he lands. As the camera changes however these vehicles are gone. (00:19:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Bond commandeers the taxi, the driver has a paper in one hand that magically moves to the dashboard in the next shot. (00:18:50)

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Revealing mistake: Just as Bond lands the improvised snowboard, a track from a previous take is visible next to Bond. (00:03:50)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Zorin has captured Stacey and takes her to her seat in the airship, look at the left cabin window and you can see a reflection of the boom crane used to suspend the airship. (01:59:30)

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Trivia: The voice heard over the loudspeaker at San Francisco City Hall is that of the producer, Michael G. Wilson.

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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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