A View to a Kill

Continuity mistake: When Zorin's men attacks Stacey's house, she throws a jar at one of them. A huge part stays on his head and he doesn't remove it when he escapes with the other. When Stacey is taking the broken parts on the floor, you can see that same huge part. At the place it is on the floor, the man had to put it gently on the floor, something he didn't. (01:13:40)

Dr Wilson

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Suggested correction: Actually, you do see this just as the thugs are escaping you see him take it off his head.

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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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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)

GalahadFairlight

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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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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: 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 May Day winches James Bond to get the bomb out of the mine shaft, you can see the cogs of the winch don't move when she turns the handle. (01:51:30)

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Suggested correction: The cog is not part of the system that raises and lowers the crane. When May Day is lifting the bomb and Bond back up, you can see other cogs moving except that one.

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Continuity mistake: When Bond is in Mr Howe's office at San Francisco City Hall, the exit-only door is marked "Divisions of Oil and Mines" when he leaves. But when Stacey is fired, the door is marked "Division of Oil and Mines." (01:07:00)

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Suggested correction: It's two different doors that are seen. Both go to the same office but it's two different doors.

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Even if you think it's different doors, it's still a mistake to label the same office with two different names.

Bishop73

Well one is a single door, the other is a double door so different doors. With regard to it still being a mistake, probably. It is in City Hall after all.

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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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Visible crew/equipment: During the pursuit scene in San Francisco, there's a long shot where the fire truck passes in front of the camera just before the two police cars get separated. During that shot, you can see a camera crew on the top of the truck, in front of the ladder. (01:31:40)

Dr Wilson

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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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