The World is Not Enough

Factual error: Further to another submitted mistake, your sense of touch, which Renard is supposed to have lost, is largely made possible by the parietal lobe which is located at the top back area of the brain. Not only is the bullet in Renard's head shown to be nowhere near this section it's also nowhere near the stated medulla oblongata section which is at the bottom of the brain.

Revealing mistake: When Bond escapes the Swiss bank through the window with the very large suitcase supposedly full of money (paper), he swings it around like it's empty (which it probably was).

Jacob La Cour

Revealing mistake: When Bond is traveling to meet Elektra for the first time in Baku he sees a King helicopter cutting the trees. You can see that the person inside is a dummy.

Continuity mistake: In the nuclear decommissioning facility, when the Colonel, the soldier and Dr. Jones come down, the soldier hands the Colonel an AKS-74. However, when Renard shoves the picture of Dr. Arkov in the Colonel's chest, he doesn't have the AKS anymore, we can see he's not holding it because the Colonel holds the picture with two hands. After Renard grasps Bond's shoulder and walks back, he says "Without further interruptions" you can see another soldier holding the AKS-74. The Colonel is holding a Makarov when he orders the terrorists back to the surface.

Audio problem: In the village in Azerbaijan, Bond tells Elektra she might be in danger and she laughs, telling him "I have something I want to show you" as she walks away in a long-shot. It's obvious this line was dubbed in during post-production - there's a very sudden, very noticeable drop in background noise and her mouth (although it's hard to tell from a distance) doesn't seem to move with the words.


Continuity mistake: When Bond first hits the water at the beginning of the Thames chase, the sky is very cloudy. A few shots later, in the overhead shot, it's blue skies and sunshine. (00:07:45)

Revealing mistake: In the mountains, when the two parahawks collide, they go at a certain speed but the shot later, they are only stuck together.

Dr Wilson

Continuity mistake: During the pursuit on the Thames, the Millennium Dome is near to the river but when Bond looks at the GPS screen, the building is not so close.

Dr Wilson

Revealing mistake: Right at the beginning of the boat chase when Bond drives the boat through the waterway in MI6, before he jumps the boat into the river, there is a shot roughly from Q's POV, the boat clearly slows right down before it reaches the end. It couldn't fly as far through the air as shown.

Revealing mistake: Near the end of the movie where Renard and Bond are going at it, Bond is choking Renard and vice versa. You can clearly see Bond's thumbs aren't even touching Renard's neck.

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Suggested correction: In the close-ups, Bond's thumbs are digging into the front of Renard's neck (whether his grip is convincing is another matter).


Continuity mistake: When Bond's in the chair having his neck broken, between two shots the handles change position. Also, at one point we hear that the woman turns the handles a bit, but in the next shot they haven't moved.

Factual error: When Bond's BMW gets cut in half it folds in on itself too much, as if the engine, axles, car interior, etc. has been removed. If anything the two halves should fall in the other direction.

Audio problem: The first line the banker says does not match his mouth.

Factual error: In the scene where Zukovsky is almost drowning in caviar he lies very deep - only the top of his face above the surface. The depth of a body in a liquid depends on the proportions between the density of the body and the liquid. For example in the Dead Sea, with its high salt content, the water has a high density, so a body floats higher than in fresh water. Caviar must have a quite high density too - probably as high as the water in the Dead Sea, since it tastes quite salt too. So if a person was floating in caviar, he would not go as deep down as Zukovsky does in that scene. That looks more like how deep he would go in fresh water.

Jacob La Cour

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Suggested correction: The close-ups of Renard do not make it clear enough to see what Bond's expressions are.


You can see his face to the right of the screen mouthing something.


Revealing mistake: In the end of the boat chase, when Cigar Girl tries to shoot Bond, you can see that it's not Brosnan who is holding the rope; it's a stuntman.

mr. vader

Revealing mistake: During the chase in the mountains, the snow thrown up by bullet impacts is black rather than white, revealing their explosive origins.

Dr Wilson

Continuity mistake: In the warehouse sequence Bond is taking cover from gun fire and yells to Zukovsky and Christmas "Get Out!" while holding his Walther P99. A helicopter cuts though the building his in and he drops down to protect himself (he's in the same place) and he's holding another gun (possibly an UZI) Then a couple of scenes later 007 drops down on two bad guys and shoots them with his P99.

Revealing mistake: During the action sequence on the labyrinthine docks on the Caspian Sea, one of the choppers with the rotating blades saws Bond's BMW in half. A cutaway shot reveals Bond nearby, murmuring, "Q's not gonna like this." The next shot is in back of Bond, seeing the newly split BMW fall apart, but Pierce Brosnan has been replaced with a dummy. This is most obvious during the over-the shoulder shot of the BMW falling apart, where Bond's gun is now held in front of him. Also, when the car splits in two, the dummy shakes a bit.

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Suggested correction: The over-shoulder shot is not clear enough to reveal a dummy; when the car splits in two, the whole boardwalk around it shakes, as would the real actor/double.


Factual error: When the pipeline explodes it is clear during the explosion that it is mostly fire coming from the pipeline. There is no spray of earth or other debris. But afterwards Bond and Christmas are walking through a huge crater. Where (and when) did the earth get displaced, if it was not thrown up in the actual explosion?

Jacob La Cour

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Trivia: In the opening sequence, with the speedboat jetting through the boathouse 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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