The World is Not Enough

Corrected entry: James Bond swims onto the stolen Russian submarine, climbs in, and draws his weapon on a sailor. Weapons expert 007 should know the famous Colt 1911 .45 is single action, and won't work for squat if it isn't cocked...

Correction: There are more than 50 versions of the Colt M1911 frame liscensed or copied in the world. Some of them are double action.

Grumpy Scot

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: 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.

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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: 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: In the scene where Bond is in the pipe line, chasing after the runaway plutonium, the map shows Bond and the Bomb travelling east to west. When Bond stops, and the Bomb explodes it is in front of him, accelerating away from him. But when Bond helps his partner out of the pipeline, they come out of the west section of pipe. They could only do this if they were in front of the bomb when it exploded.

Correction: Nowhere in the scene where they jump out of the pipe is there a compass. The perspective for any direction changes depending on what direction you look at it. If you look from the south, west is to the left but if you look from the north, west is to the right. This shot is simply from the north.

Corrected entry: Prior to the explosion from Bullion's case (in Valentin's Istanbul headquarters), Dr. Jones has her hair tied up in a bun, but in all scenes after the explosion it's loose, without any time for her to change it (short of the explosion untying whatever's holding her hair up without injuring her in the slightest).


Correction: That's exactly what happens. It comes loose as she and Bond dive to the floor to escape the explosion, so the impact knocked loose whatever pin or unsecured arrangement she had.

Corrected entry: Bond kills Elektra by shooting her in the head. However, in the next few shots of her dead body on the bed, there is no sign of any bullet wounds.

Correction: Actually, he fires the gun at her chest, so any bullet wounds/holes are camouflaged by the color and design of the dress she's wearing.

Corrected entry: In the MI-6 headquarter in Scotland, the man playing the bagpipes has a white wire attached to one of his shoes. Maybe a part of the special effect with the flamethrower and the automatic gun?

Dr Wilson

Correction: Assuming the wire is something to do with the flamethrower, I'm not really sure how it's a mistake - even if the device were real, it would still have wires attached to it. If Bond were using it in the field, this would be a mistake, as Q would have disguised the various components better, but when it's simply being tested, having part of the device visible isn't a problem.


Corrected entry: In Goldeneye, we learn that Valentin Zukovsky was shot in the leg by Bond, and he consequently has a limp and describes himself as a cripple. In The World Is Not Enough he has a cane, but a) he walks quite ably and hardly seems to use the cane at all, and b) he considering the much more active role he plays in this movie (which is obviously the reason they "forgot" about his limp), he wouldn't have lasted five seconds as a cripple.

Correction: In "Goldeneye", Valentin tells Bond that his knee aches "Twice as bad when it is cold" - many people with permanent muscle or tissue injuries find that cold weather aggravates it severely. Given that they were in St. Petersburg at the time, I think it can be assumed that we saw him at a particularly low point, whereas in TWINE, he's in much hotter climates and is consequently able to move much more freely.


Corrected entry: When we see the cigar girl aiming at the MI6 building from her boat there is no sun on her. In the final shot of her firing, the boat is bathed in sunshine. (00:07:15)

Correction: Depending on the forecast, it's entirely possible for it to be sunny in one spot and rather cloudy in another, or to even have both occurring simultaneously.

Corrected entry: The skiing scene is obviously shot in Vallee Blanche and other places next to Chamonix. They would have had a really long helicopter journey to France. Also, the mountains seen during the flight are Aiguilles du Chamonix.

Correction: Well, obviously, they didn't go to France, just used those mountains to sub for somewhere in Baku. Filmmakers do this all the time, Ex. Toronto subbing for New York, etc. It's a filmmaking decision, but not really a mistake.

Correction: That was probably the exchange rate issued at the moment the ransom amount was made official.

Corrected entry: When the inflatable ball saves Bond and Electra from the avalanche, when they climb out, what happened to their skis? (00:45:56)

Correction: They left them in there. They probably got damaged in all the chaos, so they wouldn't be any good to them now.

Corrected entry: When Electra calls M on the videophone through her computer, M sees Electra in a white gown and her hair frazzled. But, in the next scene when we see Electra turning off her computer and getting up from her chair, she is wearing a purple outfit and her hair is neat.

Correction: The scene of Electra turning off the computer could easily take place much later in the day. A few minutes after this she is on her way to the pipeline, and M is arriving via helicopter. It would have taken M a few hours to travel from Scotland to Baku, which is accounted for in the time jump between scenes.

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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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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