The World is Not Enough

Corrected entry: At the end of the pursuit on the Thames, when Bond's boat arrives at the Millennium Dome, his boat flies and then hits the ground. In the next shot, it is still in the air and goes at a high speed. (00:13:10)

Dr Wilson

Correction: Yes, his boat flies over the fence. It then hits the ground as you say but it then bounces back in the air again (which is when Bond jumps onto the balloon). Not a mistake. It bounces twice, that's all.


Corrected entry: We know Renard heard Electra speaking over the walkie-talkie, saying "Renard, dive, Bond is..." before she is shot, as he instantly orders the sub to dive, but he seems shocked later to learn she is dead. As well as this, he would have heard Bond's gun going off.

Correction: When Bond shoots Elektra, if you look closely he shoots her through the radio she has in her hand. That's why he doesn't just shoot her in the head. Renard wouldn't have heard it because a bullet travels faster than sound, so the only thing he would have heard is silence after "DIVE! Bon..."

Corrected entry: When Renard is setting the time to show M when she will die there is an upshot angle which shows the underside of the lampshade - you can see a sticker which is either a price tag or the propmaster's serial number.

Correction: So what? Why can't old things such as clocks have things stuck to them? If it's a price tag it's not even a mistake. It just means they didn't take the tag off.


Corrected entry: The Swiss banker says he delivers the money less a small amount to cover expenses. Then - if Bond knew what exchange rate to use - the GBP amount would convert to less than USD 5 million.

Jacob La Cour

Correction: No, Bond was converting the final amount that was in the briefcase, which was written on the paper given to him to show the calculations of the deductions. King had paid more than the 3 million pounds, but the deductions were manipulated so the final amount would equal $5 million when converted. That's the message they were trying to send. If they wanted it to convert to $5.5 million or $4 million or whatever the fees would have been different.


Corrected entry: In the casino, Bond disables and disarms the guy who attacks him. Problem is, the guy has another gun on him, which Bond (and the audience) saw earlier when he looked at the guy with his x-ray glasses. Where did it disappear to? Or did Bond forget about it?

Correction: At this point he is being choked by his tie. He probably didn't think of grabbing the gun or reach for it.

Corrected entry: When Bond and Denise Richard's character are on the rig in the pipeline, they are travelling at 70 mph. When they jump off the rig into the pipe, they roll head-over-heels; however, doing that at 70 mph would certainly break your neck. You'd have to roll on your side to stand a chance of survival.

Correction: Just before jumping, Bond jams something in the edge to try to slow it down. in addition, although the brakes on the bomb cart were disabled, the front cradle hadn't been tampered with.This is also backed up by the fact that it blows well short of the depot, where it would do the most damage (as suggested). It's highly unlikely that Renard would mistake the the timer by that much, and even electra would go along with it to help cover up the missing half. therefore it's highly likely they were slowed down quite a bit.

Corrected entry: Submarines would have absolutely no reason to maintain a fuel rod making shop on board, nor is there any way of changing fuel rods without the services of a dry-dock.

Correction: One of Renard's men mentions that it will take him half an hour to set up the machine to make the plutonium rod, however he does not mention that it was already onboard. it's entirely possible that if they can steal a nuclear bomb, they can obtain the machine and bring it onboard. as for changing the plutonium rods, that is correct, it needs to be in dry dock.

Corrected entry: Why does the engine of that flying snow-thing falter when Bond rips the para-sail?

Correction: It's not likely that the engine was faltering, but rather that the pilot was probably trying to use it to control the aircraft. With his sail ripped, it would have been hard to control, so he may have been trying to use the engine to compensate for its lack of controllability.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Bond and Christmas Jones jump out of the pipeline after the bomb has gone off, Bond asks Christmas "What are you doing here in Kazakhstan?" But as we have seen earlier in the film (on Elecktra's map) the King Pipeline goes from Baku through Azerbaijan to the Bosphorous. He should say "What are you doing here in Azerbaijan?"

Correction: He first met Jones in Kazhacstan, it's entirely possible he's trying to find out what brought her to this part of the world. she's obviously not russian, so why is she in a russian area playing with their bombs? is she UN? USA on loan? maybe she came over looking for work because of something else, etc.After the bunker escape, it's more than likely that he'd have asked her to stay close, hence why she was in Azerbarjan when they needed her. so why would he ask her that?

Corrected entry: When Bond is being chased by the parahawks in the mountains, it is beautiful and sunny in one shot and then it shows a quick shot of rain, then cuts back to sunny.

Correction: There is no rain. The only thing closest to rain is when some snow is shot and splatters over the camera. To give the impression of the driver's visor being obscured.

Corrected entry: In the beginning when King's money explodes, it blows a hole through the wall. This is impossible because the walls in the M16 building (Vauxhaull) are "bombproof" and wouldn't be destroyed by such an explosion.

Correction: MI6 is hardly a military bunker. and even so, the best it could be is blast proof, meaning that if an explosion happened outside, it would not be damaged by the shockwave or debris (or reduced damage). However, within an enclosed area, a powerful blast can be very destructive. If the walls had been solid enough to not allow the blast hole, there would be a massive amount of deaths and injuries throughout the floor due to the sudden increase in pressure.

Corrected entry: When Bond begins the boat chase, they are travelling east to west along the Thames (evident from the placement of the Houses of Parliament). However, Bond travels west to east along the roads to reach the Dome (you can see this on his radar).

Correction: The chase starts from the MI6 building toward Parliament, with Big Ben being the furthest part of the building (so they are definitely heading west). They then end the chase at the Dome. They are always heading from West to East.

Corrected entry: In the opening scene the banker's assistant easily lifts the very large suitcase supposedly filled with money with one hand/arm. If that suitcase was full of money (paper) it would weigh well over 30 kg and he would not be able to handle it that easily.

Jacob La Cour

Correction: This makes assumptions based on the strength of the banker's assistant and the weight of the case; neither of which we know. It is extremely unlikely that they used an empty case for the shot of him lifting it, then cut to fill it with the money so they could show it full immediately afterward.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: If the fertiliser that was on King's money made Bond's ice cubes foam was on Bond's fingers, and therefore on the outside of the ice cubes, why didn't they start foaming immediately? In the first shot of his drink there is no (or only very little) foaming, whereas it foams a lot more when he is about to drink.

Jacob La Cour

Correction: Things that are not answered are mysteries, not necessarily mistakes. The foaming could have been a delayed and not immediate reaction.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: If Bond and Electra are to check the pipeline, why don't they just fly to the pipeline in the helicopter? Why do they fly to a higher peak and then ski down?

Jacob La Cour

Correction: Perhaps they decided to have a little fun before checking the line? Or perhaps Electra just wanted to show off to Bond? Just because they chose to go one way when you think they should have gone another doesn't make this a mistake.

Shannon Jackson

Corrected entry: In the beginning where Bond detonates the stun grenade in his gun and he's got the Swiss banker, how did he not see the woman throw the knife into the man's neck? Even if she went to the door, Bond should have been suspicious that she was trying to get away. And in the next shot where the camera shows the actual knife, it looks like the handle is the only thing sticking out. Either A: The woman has a strong arm, so the knife point would be pointing out of the front of the banker's neck anyway, or B: She was at close range, so Bond should have plainly saw her take out the knife and done something about it.

Correction: She did not throw the knife, she was hiding behind the corner and just when the Swiss banker was about to give Bond the info he wanted, she swung her arm with the knife and stabbed him in the neck, then ran up the stairs. We know this because Bond looks at the back of the banker's neck to see that it was in fact a knife and then when he looks out the door we see at the top of the stairs across the hall the woman making a hasty escape. If she threw the knife, we would not see her because she would already be gone. I don't think the woman is going to throw the knife and then stand around and wait for Bond to look out the door.

I went back and watched this scene. The sound effect and the position of the camera shot suggests this was not a stabbing and that the knife was thrown or launched somehow. The banker's head is in view, facing the camera, and you can see enough of the background behind him to realise there is no-one directly behind him. In any case, Bond should be able to see who ever is about to kill the banker. My only thought is the banker is waiting behind the door or something before throwing the knife.

Corrected entry: During the boat chase at the beginning, Bond's special boat is seen to have a feature that allows it to dip down and under the surface of the water, effectively turning it into a short-duration submarine. Unfortunately, the designers of the boat failed to equip it with any kind of sealed cockpit for the operator. What could possibly be the advantage of an open-cockpit boat that can also completely submerge? The driver could not effectively see to operate the controls, nor could he hold his breath long enough to travel any reasonable distance. Additionally, at any speed above "extremely slow", the force of the water rushing by the driver's face and body would be quite painful indeed! And it would be impossible to quickly drain the water out of the hull to allow it to float on top of the surface again. About the only useful purpose this function would serve is conveniently exactly what happened in the movie. What an amazing bit of foresight on behalf of Q-Branch.

Correction: The intended usage for the craft is never precisely stated - it could, for example, be designed for high-speed covert insertions, with the user staying above water for the initial travel, then taking the craft below the waves for the final approach to the target, in which case they'd undoubtedly be wearing scuba gear to allow them to stay submerged, while the absence of a cockpit cover would allow for a swift exit in case of problems. Basically, we don't know exactly what it's designed for, it's pretty obvious that being driven by a man in a sharp suit is highly atypical and the design may well make perfect sense in the right circumstances. Just because we don't know what those circumstances are doesn't make this a mistake.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: When Bond fell from the balloon, he landed on his right side. Furthermore, he stopped his fall from the dome by grabbing a wire with his right hand, forcing the arm to be yanked upward. So why is his left arm the one in a sling?

Correction: Because neither of these were the moment of injury. It occured elsewhere during the fall, possibly when he grabs and misses a few wires. You can see that his left arm is the one injured by the way he holds it against his side while hanging from the wire as the opening credits transition in.

Corrected entry: On the subject of the X-ray specs, think back to when Bond first tries them on, before we know what they are. He puts them on (with Q and R), and seems to take a good look at John Cleese before he gives them back. Seemed innocent enough at the time, but what was he REALLY looking at? John Cleese often did sketches for Monty Python's flying circus where he had lingerie on under his clothes...

Correction: How is this related to the film? When Bond looks at Cleese, he was probably just adjusting to the x-ray vision. And it's very unlikely that the filmmakers were thinking of Cleese's Monty Python days.

Corrected entry: On the special edition DVD of the movie as soon as James puts on the sun glasses in the casino press play or pause and it will take you to a little behind the scene footage on how they shot the x-ray vision scene.

Correction: No, it won't.

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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Trivia: In the opening sequence with the speed boat jetting through the boat house and over the road was filmed in Wapping, East London. It took a week to film that one sequence as I saw them doing it. Also, for the matter of continuity, when the boat goes across the road, it goes into some sort of alley with an arch above it; in reality it's actually a Group 4 building on the other side of that road.

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