The World is Not Enough

Continuity mistake: In the ski-scene, Bond and Elektra start well above the tree line. Even when they stop to look at a stretch of the pipeline they are obviously high above the treeline. At the instant the motorgliders appear they are well below the treeline.

Continuity mistake: When Bond shoots Renard in Kazakstan the bullet hits Renard's arm. Later when Renards is moving towards the elevator you can clearly see that his arm is undamaged.

Continuity mistake: When the pipe blows up, why does it blow up in three sections at the same time? Also, I might be wrong, but when we see the explosion it looks like a straight section of pipe, but when Bond and Jones are walking around afterwards, it's clearly a curved section that blew up.

Continuity mistake: Throughout the whole boat scene, Bond's little speedboat has a roof on it, but, when he goes up the ramp to jump onto the hot air balloon, the roof is gone so he can jump out. When did it come off?

Continuity mistake: When Elektra and Renard meet again in Istanbul and he hands her the plutonium and they stand face to face, there is a classic mis-edit: in the closeup - she looks down towards her hands holding the item then the camera directly cuts to a broader view and she's looking up at him.

Continuity mistake: When James Bond attacks the man at the casino bar, he stabs his tie on the board. There's a shot where you can see the knife stuck in the board, but the tie has disappeared.

Dr Wilson

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Bond has the X-ray specs he looks at a man who has a pistol and a knife in his pockets to the left, and over his right shoulder is a semi-automatic pistol. He confronts the man and both the knife and pistol are taken out, but the semi isn't seen again.

Continuity mistake: When James Bond is in the process of being tortured by a woman (again, not giving too much away), she takes off her right ear-ring to reveal a damaged ear lobe. About 10-15 seconds later, the ear-ring is back on her ear without her having replaced it.

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Continuity mistake: Just after Bond's BMW is sawn in half by the chopper, he says "Q's not gonna like this." In the close-up of him saying this, his hands (holding a gun) are not held up in front of his face. In the very next shot, viewed from behind, his hands are held high up and pointing towards the helicopter overhead. (01:32:02)


Continuity mistake: The distance between Cigar Girl's speedboat and the hot air balloon at the Millennium Dome varies drastically between shots and different angles.

Continuity mistake: In the establishing shot of the guy whose tie Bond subsequently pins to the bar in the casino, Bond's X-Ray sunglasses reveal he is carrying three weapons: a revolver and a knife on his left side, and on his right side a submachine gun. When Bond later uses the knife to pin the guy's tie to the bar and kicks his legs out from under him, his jacket falls open. We see the revolver, which Bond removes and gives to the barman. However, the submachine gun has mysteriously disappeared.


Continuity mistake: When M activates the GPS signal, Gabor is with Electra King, the signal is picked up straight away and Bond pinpoints it. Then the bomb goes off and Bond and Christmas run outside, only to be surrounded by Gabor and the henchmen. Gabor can't be in two places at once and there definitely wasn't time for him to get to Bond.

Continuity mistake: When the submarine surfaces in Istanbul it is under cover and arches go over the top of it, but later when Bond dives off the balcony the roof and arches have disappeared.

Continuity mistake: At the end of the boat chase we see the tide is out at the Millennium Dome and the boat gets beached, but when the girl exits the boat the tide is in and completely surrounds the boat, with no time for this to happen.

Continuity mistake: When the boat jumps over the road in the chase, it goes straight over the road and into the alley. However, in the next shot, it is driving through the alley, and passes behind a bus that wasn't in any of the previous shots.

Continuity mistake: When Bond has his gun pointed at Renard's head just before Christmas comes in at the bomb place, the gun is in the centre of Renard's head. Then the shot suddenly changes to a more zoomed out shot and the gun is pointed slightly to the left of Renard's head.

Continuity mistake: The gun that Elektra uses near the climax and which Bond takes from her is a Colt Mk IV Series 70. However, when he's on the submarine, it turns into a regular M1911A1. Compare the finish on the wood grips and the fact that the Series 70 has a stainless barrel, whereas the 1911 doesn't.


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Suggested correction: There are a lot of bad guys on the submarine, it's entirely possible that Bond has killed one of them between shooting Electra and pulling the gun out again. chances are he may have even lost it when he dived to the sub.

I went back and checked this. The sequence of events after killing Elektra make a point of showing him tuck the gun in his trousers. He dives, swims to the submarine, and interrupts a sailor that is closing the hatch by kicking this man in the face and sneaking onboard. Literally the next shot after, a bald bad guy is walking down a corridor towards the camera and the gun comes into frame (held by Bond) and stops the bad guy in his tracks. Note the gun that is shown is drenched in water and it is the wrong gun from earlier at Elektra's. The hammer is not stainless steel and it is missing the gold insignia on the grip. You can even kind of make this detail out as the gun is shown still tucked in Bond's pants when he makes it down the ladder when entering the sub. It seems to already be the wrong gun. Besides the gun being covered in water, we just saw Bond kick a bad guy in the face and just a second after in the next shot he's holding up this second bad guy. To assume he needed to switch guns in between this very brief cut makes little sense when we just saw he had the gun tucked in his pants from Elektra's.

Continuity mistake: In the nuclear decommissioning facility, when the Colonel, the soldier and Dr. Jones come down, the soldier hands the Colonel an AKS-74. However, when Renard shoves the picture of Dr. Arkov in the Colonel's chest, he doesn't have the AKS anymore, we can see he's not holding it because the Colonel holds the picture with two hands. After Renard grasps Bond's shoulder and walks back, he says "Without further interruptions" you can see another soldier holding the AKS-74. The Colonel is holding a Makarov when he orders the terrorists back to the surface.

Continuity mistake: When Bond first hits the water at the beginning of the Thames chase, the sky is very cloudy. A few shots later, in the overhead shot, it's blue skies and sunshine. (00:07:45)

Continuity mistake: During the pursuit on the Thames, the Millennium Dome is near to the river but when Bond looks at the GPS screen, the building is not so close.

Dr Wilson

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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Christmas Jones: Doctor Jones. Christmas Jones. And, no jokes. I've heard them all.
James Bond: I don't know any doctor jokes.

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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: When Bond first enters Zukovsky's casino, there's a tune playing on a saxophone in the background. Can anyone make out what tune it is? It sounds really familiar.

Answer: It's a variation on the "standard" James Bond theme.

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