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: 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.


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.

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 swiss 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.

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.

Corrected entry: In the intro, Bond sets off the grenade and takes out the guards. When he goes for the Swiss Banker, the Banker is still holding a cigar. Why?

Correction: Why not? Maybe the Swiss banker was in shock, and didn't even notice he was still holding the cigar. Alternatively, maybe he was cocky and overconfident, thus still holding the cigar in an attempt to look casual.

Corrected entry: Bond was literally within an inch of his life while sitting in the torture chair, very nearly strangled. It would have taken him a few seconds to regain his bearings - he should have been taking in huge breaths of air, etc. Yet he's able to leap into action as soon as he gets out of the chair.

Correction: As a 00 agent, he's had training for this kind of thing. He had the opportunity to escape, he took it. He was also running on adrenaline. Whilst any normal person might need a few seconds to gather themselves, Bond is NOT a 'normal' person.

Corrected entry: As is said in all James Bond movies, Bond is a true Englishman, but when he and Dr. Jones are trying to defuse the pipeline bomb, at one point he says to Christmas "Faster". When he says this, notice how Brosnan goes back into his real Irish accent.

Correction: One word is not enough to determine an accurate change in accent.

Lummie Premium member

Corrected entry: At the end of the boat-chase the boat of the assassin is about to hit the fence near the Millennium Dome. In a split second during a front shot you can see the fence already damaged, probably from a previous take.

Correction: "In a split second" - in fact freeze frame is required, invalidating this entry per the rules of this site.

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: When James Bond attacks the man at the casino bar, you can see that there are two holes on the board before he stab the tie as if he tried many times.

Dr Wilson

Correction: In bar fights, if a person involved has a knife, he or she might jam the knife into the counter. The same could have happened there. There could have been previous bar fights at the place and someone jammed their knife in the counter and the knives might have been removed later.

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: As Zukovsky enters the room, "I'm looking for a submarine. . .", Elektra can be seen picking up the sailor hat. Suddenly, it's resting on the table when Zukovsky sees it - and Elektra picks it up again.

Correction: Actually, Elektra does not pick up the hat in the first shot, she just moves the hat a bit to cover and hide the gun she is about to pick up.

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.

Corrected entry: James Bond convert the money from Pounds to American Dollars. How did he get an exact sum if the exchange rate changes every minutes?

Dr Wilson

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.

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: In the final love scene with Christmas and Bond, there is a slight error. As M is watching the screen, she sees that the bodies go from orange to red; only then do the bodies start moving. In reality, the bodies would have moved before changing color because as all of us know, biologically, Bond would have to move into Christmas before a change in body heat.

Correction: The changing colour of the glowing doesn't necessarily represent (excuse the bluntness) penetration.They are just getting hotter, being on top of each other as they are.

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: Previous American president Bill Clinton was considered for the role of a bad guy.

Dr Wilson

Correction: This movie was released in 1999, and it seems ludicrous that anyone would approach a *sitting* US President about a major film role. I think the submitter was referring to this rumour about Bond 21 (the sequel to Die Another Day):

J I Cohen

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: 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.

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.

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