A View to a Kill

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)

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)

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)

Jacob La Cour

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: 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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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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Continuity mistake: When Bond and M are in the back of the taxi whilst driving in Paris, two white cars can be seen passing the taxi when Bond is speaking, but when the camera cuts to M in the next shot, there is now an orange lorry, and the white cars are nowhere to be seen. (00:20:30)

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

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)

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)


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Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the movie when James Bond is taking the chip out of the necklet from the corpse he's suddenly not wearing the gloves he did before. A cut later when he's escaping from the enemies he's wearing his gloves again. (00:01:15)

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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: 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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