The World is Not Enough

Corrected entry: When Bond gets to the building in the ocean to rescue Denise Richards, she's wearing a sexy purple cocktail dress and her makeup is perfect. They weren't carrying luggage - where did all that come from? In fact, given the location shooting there are unbelievable costume changes throughout the film.

Correction: Christmas had a knapsack with her, so she could have had a change of clothes with her. And one of Zukovsky's men might have been able to provide Bond with something.

Corrected entry: Plutonium is an extremely unstable and volatile metal. In the presence of oxygen it combusts spontaneously, giving off an extremely radioactive smoke. Breathing this smoke even in tiny quantities virtually guarantees developing a fatal lung cancer. It emits a level of alpha radiation, which is deadly without protective shielding of some sort. This type of radiation usually causes bone cancers. it will also cause hair and teeth to fall out. Throughout the movie characters handle it without any sort of precautions. Poor Bond isn't going to live long.

Correction: Regardless of whether it is actually true, an explanation is provided within the movie. When Bond first meets Dr Christmas Jones, she states that the warheads down below use weapons grade plutonium, which is 'perfectly safe', if I recall her words correctly.

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.

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: Apparently there was a line at the end of the intro sequence which was cut from the final release - among the people turning up to rescue Bond is M, who takes one look at him and says "Well, at least the Millennium Dome has some use".

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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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