A View to a Kill

Visible crew/equipment: When the thugs' limousine departs after the attack on Stacey's house, a boom mic is reflected on the side windows. (01:13:50)

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Suggested correction: It's part of her house. Not a boom mic.

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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. (01:48:30)

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Suggested correction: That's because they are on a different locomotive. If you watch closely, the one they ride in parks by the hut that ends up under water. They take one that is on a separate track and raised rock.

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Audio problem: When Zorin says to Bond, "Your mount, Mr. St. John Smythe", his mouth is not moving. (00:45:20)

Audio problem: When Bond says "Be a good girl will you, and put her on automatic" to Kimberley Jones in the iceberg submarine, his mouth is not moving. (00:05:30)

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. (00:18:20)

Gavin Jackson

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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. (01:55:00)

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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. (00:48:30)

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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. (01:18:00)

Audio problem: At the beginning where James Bond makes a helicopter crash the sound of the helicopter makes a sound of a plane about to crash. (00:04:50)


Revealing mistake: When Bond is being chased down the mountain by the chopper, at one point the camera does a close up. As it does, Bond appears to have a dark line around him, and the background is blurry. This is because he's on a sound stage, and the rest is projected behind him. (00:03:00)

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Revealing mistake: When Zorin shoots Mr Howe dead in his office at San Francisco City Hall, you can see that Mr Howe has a bullet effect pack visible under his shirt. (01:23:40)

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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. (00:36:40)

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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. (00:33:05)

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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. (02:01:50)

Factual error: May Day eludes Bond by executing a base jump from the top of the Eiffel tower. Bond then chases her for several minutes before she finally lands on the boat on the Seine river. The problem is that a base jumper from 300 metres (the height of the Eiffel tower) will only take about 30 seconds to reach the ground. Bond would not even have had the time to descend from the tower in the elevator before she would have landed. (00:18:30)

Character mistake: In the pre-credits sequence, when Bond is fighting the Soviet troops who are attacking him, Bond hooks a grappling hook onto the back of a Soviet soldier who is a riding an snowmobile, which sends the soldier flying off the snowmobile and hanging over an icy ledge. The soldier then says "Pomageete! Roger Moore pomageete!" which is Russian for "Help! Roger Moore help!" (00:03:05)

Revealing mistake: When Bond and Ivanova are at the Japanese spa, steam is coming from somewhere in front of the water, not from the water itself. (01:05:10)

Jacob La Cour

Factual error: It would have been impossible for Zorin's airship to be inflated at the speed the film depicts. Nothing could inflate it that fast. (01:49:30)

Gavin Jackson

Other mistake: When Bond is blowing air out of a tire underwater to signal Zorin that he is dead there is a stem that must be depressed to let air out which would be impossible to do that with your mouth over the valve. Obviously Bond would have drowned. (00:51:35)


Tibbett, Sir Godfrey: Another wealthy owner?
James Bond: Who knows? But she certainly bares closer inspection.
Tibbett, Sir Godfrey: We're on a mission.
James Bond: Sir Godfrey, on a mission, I am expected to sacrifice myself.

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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: 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?

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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.

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