A View to a Kill

Factual error: There are no oil wells or oil fields anywhere in the Bay Area (Unlike Los Angeles, where there are oil wells everywhere). (01:41:05)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Bond reaches the top of the stairs after sneaking into Stacey's mansion, you can see a boom mic in the mirror behind him. (01:11:40)

Factual error: When Bond crashes the snowmobile he ends up in a ditch to escape - he uses the front ski, but when he knocks the two soldiers over he is skiing uphill - no way to manage this from a standing start in a ditch. (00:03:07)

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Continuity mistake: When Bond mingles at the party to use his glasses to see in the window the curtains are open. When he goes into Zorin's office to open the desk drawer, the curtains are closed. (00:28:40 - 00:29:45)

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Continuity mistake: After Bond and Stacey escape the fire at San Francisco City Hall, Bond is confronted by a police chief and he sprays him with water from the fire truck, but when the chief is in his car pursuing Bond through San Francisco, he appears completely dry. (01:30:10)

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Character mistake: When Bond and Stacey are in the file room in San Francisco City Hall, Bond pulls out the Division of Mines Paperwork on Zorin's wells and it has "HAYWOOD" written across it. The actual fault is spelled "HAYWARD." (01:21:40)

Continuity mistake: When Bond grabs Stacey after the Zorin Airship blows up, you can see the fireaxe resting between them. The camera shot changes to one above them and the fireaxe has now gone. (02:01:00)

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Suggested correction: The axe isn't gone. What's happened is the handle is hiding behind Bond's foot. The red head of the axe simply blends into the paintwork of the bridge and given the distance of the shot it's hard to spot.

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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)

Jacob La Cour

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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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Plot hole: After sneaking into Zorin's secret laboratory, why did Bond and Tibbett decide to spend another day there? They would have known that the two guards they fought would inform Zorin they were spies and blow their cover. Besides, they already knew how Zorin was winning the races, so staying another day was just suicide. (00:39:40)

Gavin Jackson

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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)

Factual error: Zorin throws a 2 liter bottle of gasoline on the elevator in which Bond and Stacy are trapped. The fire from gasoline is nowhere near hot enough to melt a steel elevator cable. (01:26:30)

Jacob La Cour

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Revealing mistake: After Mayday drops the recalcitrant businessman out of the zeppelin, there's a long shot of him falling into the water far below. An obvious dummy, his legs are flailing much too limply (and in too many directions) to be human. (00:56:10)

Audio problem: Scarpine's comment about Bond hanging from the mooring line doesn't match his lip movement. (01:55:30)

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Suggested correction: If you watch closely you will see that it does match up.

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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. (01:32:10)

Audio problem: When Bond is knocked unconscious into the back of the Rolls Royce, everyone gathered around moves away. Listen carefully and you can distinctly hear a technician/assistant say, 'Mind that door.' It cannot be dialogue from the film due to the way it is said. (00:50:05)

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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. (01:00:30)

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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. (01:29:50)

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. (01:01:30)

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)

Restaurant guest: Qu'est-ce qu'il y a, monsieur?
James Bond: There's a fly in his soup.

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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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