A View to a Kill

Factual error: Bond and Stacy jump across the 3rd street bridge in the firetruck in the dead of night. When they arrive at Main Strike Mine it is as if they have been driving for a long time. However it is clear that they are close to town - and San Andreas Lake is only 12 miles south of the 3rd street bridge. (01:34:00)

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Revealing mistake: When Zorin falls off the Golden Gate bridge, you can see in the long shot it's just a dummy. (02:00:05)

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. (01:01:40)

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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 commanders 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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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. (00:20:00)

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Suggested correction: No it's not. The hole is visible near the end of the boat.

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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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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. (01:13:20)

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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. (00:51:30)

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. (01:23:20)

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. (01:32:10)

Factual error: While Stacy is driving her jeep across the bridge after leaving her workplace, she is listening to the smog report on the radio. The Bay Area does not have smog reports on the radio because they don't get smog (well, at least in 1985). (01:10:05)

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Trivia: The disclaimer, "Neither the name Zorin nor any other name or character in this film is meant to portray a real company or actual person" was added after the producers discovered a real company known as Zoran Ladicorbic Ltd, whose industry was fashion design. This is the first Bond film to begin with a disclaimer.

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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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