Never Say Never Again

Continuity mistake: When the shark is pursuing Bond through the sunken ship, you see first Bond, then the shark coming through the door. The bubbles generated by his movement abruptly disappear as the shark comes through, revealing too obviously the stitching together of the two sequences. (00:50:50)

Continuity mistake: When Bond and Felix Leiter are underwater snooping around Lago's boat, Felix can be seen in diving gear minus hat. After Bond gets sucked into the boat and Felix returns to land, you can see Felix take off the hat that was not in the previous scene. (01:30:30 - 01:32:50)

Continuity mistake: When Bond is on the phone to Mr Smallfoot he is making love to a fishing lady. She is on top but next shot he is. (00:55:45)

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Suggested correction: Before Smallfoot calls Bond is actually lying on his left side and leaning over the lady, facing the window. To answer the Smallfoot's call, he rolls over onto his right side, facing the phone. He then rolls back over onto the left side and leans over the lady again. While it does appear that the shot from before the call may have been reused for this, there would be plenty of time for him roll over from one side to the other, which only takes a moment.

Continuity mistake: When the nuclear missiles land in the ocean, the man on the boat guides them down. On the screen in front of him, the range goes from 12 to 4 km away, but then to 5 km and 3 km away. (00:30:05)

Continuity mistake: When Bond and Largo are playing Domination - in the round about The World - Largo is in pain when viewing his face close up, but in a short clip, where he can be seen through the playing screen, he is smiling. (01:16:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Bond and Domino jump into the water from Palmyra with the horse, Bond is wearing a very tight fitting brown jacket and shoes. When he emerges from the water a second later, he is shirtless and shoeless. (01:48:15 - 01:48:55)

Continuity mistake: When the horsemen arrive to where Domino is tied up, the watcher has a cigarette in his lips, but it appears in his hand in the following shot. (01:44:25)

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Continuity mistake: Domino grabs the pendant with her hand positioned sideways. In the close-up, the palm of her hand is face up. Then it swaps to the previous position.

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Continuity mistake: When Nigel falls in the water, his hairstyle changes between shots. Sure there's a two seconds shot in between, but that would mean that Nigel had that short lapse to let go his suitcase, bend his head backwards, comb his hair and grab onto his suitcase again... Impossible.

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Continuity mistake: When Bond exits the tunnel 2 workmen gather on the right side. A shot later one of them is now on the opposite side.

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Continuity mistake: During the massage, Bond and Domino talk about Mr. Largo. Behind them is a woman who stands up and leaves, leaving the place empty. Shot changes and the place is suddenly packed with women. (01:02:07)

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Continuity mistake: When Bond is about to massage Domino he says he's never seen her before. Both of her arms are extended and fall down over the stretcher, but when the shot changes the left arm is bent below her head.

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Continuity mistake: After fighting against the shark, Bond swims upwards and there's a lady holding a fishing rod. The position of her hands changes between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Bond meets Fatima he says he wants to fish. Her hair is behind her shoulders in the wide angle, but over her shoulders in the close-up. (00:47:14)

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Continuity mistake: When Bond closes the door to stop the shark from entering the cabin, he uses both hands. A shot later the right one disappears.

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Continuity mistake: Largo's men leave the fishing boat in full on wetsuits to recover the warheads but the men who retrieve them are wearing sleeveless wetsuit tops and wetsuit shorts, also the wrong wetsuits for the colder UK waters.

Continuity mistake: During the title sequence two villains are playing an implausible-looking chess game which includes two black bishops both positioned on black squares. Black takes white's queen. A moment later we see the player putting the taken queen aside but numerous pieces have moved, including two knights and several pawns. (00:03:05)


Audio problem: When Bond and Domino are dancing the tango, we hear Domino ask "What is it you're after?" but her lips don't move. (01:17:40)

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Question: Sean Connery took dancing lessons for 11 years in his youth, and he surely knew how to dance when he made this film in his 50s. So, why is his choreographed tango with Kim Basinger in this film so painfully, embarrassingly awkward and heavily edited? Is this perhaps due to the fact that Kim Basinger had virtually no dancing skills?

Charles Austin Miller

Chosen answer: Neither is a professional dancer. Having studied dancing some thirty years before does not mean someone has retained the same level of skills. As you mentioned, Connery was in his 50s by that time.

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