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)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Continuity mistake: When Bond and Christmas surface, after escaping the submarine, there are no bubbles at all around them, which is impossible since we've just seen the submarine explode, releasing loads of gas. (01:57:10)

Continuity mistake: When Bond is under attack at the caviar factory the first time a bridge is blown up he falls backwards twice (in two different shots).

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Continuity mistake: When Valentin first falls into his Caviar it's very thick. In following shots the consistency changes to being much more watery. (01:30:35)

Continuity mistake: In the scene of the boat chase, Bond smashes the machine gun holder, and some parts fall on to the Cigar Girl. When the camera goes back to the girl there are no parts on her.

Continuity mistake: After the oil pipe is blown up, almost killing Bond, there's a large crater, as expected, but the blast also somehow severed the smoldering trees as if done by a chainsaw.

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Continuity mistake: In the first scene, when Bond has a gun to the Swiss banker's head, in the first shot Bond's got his gun pressed right up to the guy's neck. However, when it cuts, the gun is a couple of inches from the banker's face. (00:02:20)

Continuity mistake: When M is imprisoned and is being spoken to by Robert Carlyle she is wearing a multi-coloured scarf which is draped over her left shoulder and down the left side of her body. When Carlyle leaves the room M turns around and walks towards the bed. The camera angle is reversed and she's not wearing the scarf. Later it is shown lying across the bed.

Continuity mistake: Despite running and jumping for her life, traveling at over 70mph, tumbling head over heels, and several massive explosions (during the nuclear factory and pipeline sequences), Dr. Jones' hair remains pinned up in a French twist with nary a strand out of place. Uh-huh. This is particularly glaring considering near the end of the film, the impact of an explosion finally does knock her hair loose.

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene in the bankers office, the henchman comes in and places the suitcase on the desk and opens it so Bond can check the cash inside. Minutes later when Bond makes his escape out the window, the suitcase is on the floor, locked - very convenient.

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene, Bond's grip on the banker changes between shots. When seen from Bond's side, he holds him both by the tie and part of his jacket, but when seen from the banker's side he only holds the tie.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where the doctor is telling the staff of MI6 about Renard, she says the bullet is moving through the medulla oblongata which is located in the neck below the left ear. However, Renard was shot in the head above his eyebrow, and in the hologram, it shows the bullet was moving straight into the middle of his brain.

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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Trivia: This is Desmond Llewelyn's final appearance as Q. He was killed in a road accident shortly after the film's premiere.

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Question: What are those blades (the ones used at the end on the caviar factory) used for in real life?

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Chosen answer: We see them in the movie when Bond first arrives to meet Electra - they're used for cutting trees in a straight line. Google "helicopter tree trimmer" to see dozens of examples.

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