The World is Not Enough

Continuity mistake: Just after Bond and Christmas Jones climb out of the pipe, Bond is holding his shoulder and his blazer sleeves are up. In the next shot, his arms are by his side and his blazer is all neat. (01:20:05)

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Continuity mistake: When James is chasing the other boat in the beginning, he fires the top torpedo first. Then, when they show him fire the second torpedo, the bottom hole is empty, and he fires the same torpedo (the one on top) again... (00:12:35)

Factual error: At the beginning of the film, with the boat chase down the River Thames, Bond manages to get from the Vauxhall HQ of MI6 to Docklands in a remarkably short time. To travel the distance in the time that it takes him, you would need to be going at about 700 mph.

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Revealing mistake: When Bond is going to the Swiss banker's flat in Bilbao at the beginning of the film, there is a scene where, in the background, you can clearly see people watching the filming. (00:01:15)

Factual error: In the boat scene at the beginning, the route is completely impossible. James Bond drives out from several dead ends.

Factual error: When Bond and Christmas are inside the oil pipeline, there are lights in the 'ceiling'. Why would there be lights inside an oil pipe? It also sounds dangerous.

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Visible crew/equipment: Watch for the boom when the cigar girl's Volvo boat swipes the building. It's on the top left of the screen on the widescreen version.

Continuity mistake: In the Caviar Factory scene, Bond is shooting at some enemies with a pistol. It cuts to a shot of Christmas and Valentin, then back to Bond. Now he has a submachine gun. Then, in another shot, he is back to his pistol again.

Audio problem: When Bond arrives at the King Industries place, where he meets Elektra King, watch the man he talks to when he gets out of his car. It is painfully obvious that the man's mouth is not in sync with what he is saying. Even worse, the voice is not even his. It is slightly higher pitched than the man's real voice when he finally talks right.

Continuity mistake: When Bond is sitting in the torture chair, and his right hand becomes free, you see him release his neck restraint, but never his left arm as he jumps from the chair.

Factual error: In the final battle, Bond shoots up the dive controls of the submarine and it dives vertically down, straight into the bottom of the Bosporus. The sub is said to be a Victor-III that is about 100 meters long. The Bosporus around Istanbul, however, is only about 50 meters deep, so the rest of the sub would have stuck out of the water, not be fully submerged as shown.

Plot hole: In the Banker's Office, Bond takes the strap from one of the window blinds to facilitate his escape. Overlooking the large quantity of cable he ties round the belt of the villain and his own belt, there must be an awful lot of strap for one blind to allow him to drop from that high up to the ground (well over 50ft?).

Continuity mistake: During the speed boat and Bond boat chase in the beginning Bond's hair can be seen going from wet, to dry and neatly done, then back to wet a few times.

Revealing mistake: During the gun battle after Renard escapes the bunker, someone gets shot, and you see the stunt bloke dive to the floor and scream even though the gun wasn't even pointed at him or any bullets fired. He's the one standing just to the right of the jeep as we look at it.

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Suggested correction: He's jumping out of the way, so he doesn't get run over by the jeep.

Continuity mistake: Right at the beginning of the film when Bond is trying to escape from the banker's office, he goes to the window and tucks his gun into his waistband. He then runs to the body lying on the other side of the office, and tucks it into his waistband again.

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Suggested correction: This is incorrect. I've just watched the scene. Bond has his gun in his hand when looking out of the window and seeing police cars arriving. He then tucks it into his waistband to try to open the window. After the unseen sniper shoots the guard and Bond dives for cover, you can see his right arm pulling the gun out of his waistband, as he tries to work out where the sniper is. Then once he runs over to the dead body he tucks his gun back inside again. Not a mistake.


Factual error: King can't be a terribly good engineer. He's built his oil pipeline over a glacier. Glaciers flow. The pipeline would break within a year.

Continuity mistake: Pierce Brosnan's hair fluctuates in length noticeably throughout the film, most noticeably between walking down the path at King's funeral and moments later at the debrief at the MI6 Scottish Headquarters.

Continuity mistake: When Bond is with Electra, before he goes skiing (in the little room looking at the pipelines), he has at least one button done up on his jacket, then when he walks out to go skiing you see that they are all undone.

Factual error: In the scene where James is being told why Robert Carlisle's character is so deadly (no pain etc.), they mention a specific part of the brain - Medulla Oblongata, which the character has a bullet travelling through. This is part of the brain is responsible for control of breathing and the heart - you can't survive a bullet there...

Revealing mistake: After Renard has been hit with the rod at the end, he falls and as he lands the rod shakes, revealing that it is in fact light and hollow. (01:56:15)

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Trivia: Apparently, there was a line at the end of the intro sequence which was cut from the final release. Among the people turning up to rescue Bond is M, who takes one look at him and says, "Well, at least the Millennium Dome has some use."

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Question: Why does that woman commit suicide at the beginning? Who is it she is scared of and why?

Answer: She's afraid of Renard. She's apparently of the opinion that, if she allowed herself to be captured, that he would still be able to get to her regardless and would undoubtedly be deeply unhappy that she had allowed herself to be caught. She apparently feels that suicide is a preferable option to whatever he might do to her.


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