The World is Not Enough

Corrected entry: When Bond shoots Electra King, he does it straight into her face. Even though this should have caused her head to practically explode, there is no blood on the bed or on Bond's hand when he runs it through her hair.

Correction: Bond actually points the gun down range, you can see this when he says "I never miss". So he probably shot her in the chest. And there is no wound on her head so it might be that he didn't shoot her in the head.


Corrected entry: When Bond and Electra fly to the top of the mountain to ski the pipeline the helicopter pilot says that he can't land because it's too windy. However, shortly afterwards, they are chased by a number of Parahawks with soft parachute canopies. If the wind and weather was too rough for a large helicopter there's no way you could fly a Parahawk in the same kind of weather. Even if you could fly it and stay in the air, if it was facing into the wind (up slope) the ground speed of the Parahawk would be pitifully slow and you could out run it on foot, let alone skis. If you were on the down slope side the rotoring air over the mountain would probably just slam the Parahawk into the ground. No problem for our heroes either way.

Correction: Obviously getting Bond on the slopes was the plan to kill him, so why not make him jump out of a helicopter and hope he falls wrong and breaks his leg? Also, what would you least expect after hearing that a helicopter can't land? Flying vehicles.


Corrected entry: When the Thames chase scene is about to end, right before Bond's boat starts driving on the pavement, he rampages through a warehouse. From the driver's point of view all the boxes slide up the boat, as if there were glass there. It's obvious that there was a glass protecting the camera, but in reality things should have crashed against Bond's face.

Correction: The scene is shot from inside the chasing police car - which does have a windscreen.


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: After Bond grabs the pistol (a Colt .45ACP with a 7+1 capacity) from Electra even though 2 rounds were expended to shoot Valentine Bond still has 6 rounds to kill Electra's guards and at least 1 remaining otherwise the slide would have locked open. Then he dives into the water so where did he get exra ammunition from to kill Renard's men? (01:44:09)

Correction: A .38 super in a Colt frame holds 10 rounds. A 9mm in a Colt frame holds 13 rounds. Could be either one.

Grumpy Scot

Corrected entry: Bond's boat goes through a fish market during the chase scene. The camera shot (from his point of view) shows water and fish splashing over a windshield. The boat doesn't have a windshield.

Correction: The scene is shot from inside the chasing police car - which does have a windscreen.


Corrected entry: At the beginning of the film, Bond's got some money in his hand when the pile's scanned (presumably for explosives/contamination/something). He only puts it down after the scanner's gone past, which surely negates the entire point of scanning it?

Dr Wilson

Correction: Not true - he puts it down as the scanner ends its first pass, right in line of the blue light. The scanner then continues moving over the money, including the notes Bond just put down.


Corrected entry: When 007 falls down the Millennium dome, it is solid. In real life, the dome is made out of several flexible panels to it doesn't crack in the wind, meaning the dome would bend under 007's weight.

Correction: That would seem to make sense, except for one fact. That is really the Millennium Dome they are falling about on; the sequence was shot on the Dome itself and not a studio mockup. Obviously the "flexible" panels are hefty enough to take the weight of Pierce Brosnan, his stand-ins and stuntmen without bending.


Factual error: Bilbao is in the Basque Country, which has its own police force, the Ertzaintza, that is independent from the Spanish National Police. When the police burst into the Swiss banker's flat, it is the Ertzaintza who enters, with their traditional red caps. However, when Bond is walking away, the police cars that are going towards the crime scene belong to the Spanish National Police, which has no jurisdiction in the Basque Country. (00:04:00)

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Suggested correction: That is incorrect. Although it is true that the Ertzaintza carry out most police duties in the Basque country, both the Guardia Civil and the National Police are also present here. They generally deal with more serious crimes like drug smuggling, organized crime and so on. So it is completely believable - and quite likely that the National Police would respond to multiple shootings in the financial district.

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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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