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)

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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Factual error: When we first see Fatima Blush she is waterskiing. She is doing several stunts which are only possible with one ski, the most notable being skiing backwards with one foot in the air. But when she releases the tow rope and skis up the ramp into James Bond's arms, she is on two skis. (00:45:55)

Factual error: The SEALS in the cave shooting use the out-dated M3 'Grease Gun' and the no longer produced MAC 10 for combat, while Largo's forces use Heckler&Koch MP5's. Actually, the SEALS should have MP5's as well; these weapons were and are standard issue of military and police special forces in the US. (02:01:30 - 02:03:45)

Audio problem: When the capture of warheads is announced by Blofeld the foreign secretary tells M that he will have to reinstate the 00's, M says "as you wish," but his mouth doesn't move, the scene was dubbed. (00:34:05)

Revealing mistake: After the opening scene, M is viewing it all on tape. But the tape shows the scene in the same way as the audience saw it - the line of sight is changing, zooming in etc., much more than hidden surveillance cameras could accomplish. (00:04:20)

Jacob La Cour

Revealing mistake: At the beginning of the film Bond is on a training exercise to free a trapped hostage. Since it is only a training exercise everyone involved is using blanks in their weapons; why is it that when Bond fires an automatic rifle we hear multiple bullets ricocheting? (00:03:25)

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)

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)

Revealing mistake: There is an underwater scene where Bond is swimming in a sunken ship, trying to escape a shark. At one point, he swims into a cabin,and the sharks head comes through the door. The camera then goes to a close up of Bond's hand trying to latch the door, while the sharks head is pushing on it. The film is then reversed several times to make it look like Bond is trying to push the door shut while the shark is pushing it open. (00:51:40)

Factual error: When Lippe bumps into the shelves with glasses they are all upright. It is impossible for one of the glass pipes to go straight into his back. It would require the glass was lying flat on the shelf. (00:22:25)

Jacob La Cour

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)

Jacob La Cour

Audio problem: When Bond shoots Fatima with the pen, first the is a small puff-sound, and then a larger boom-sound after the projectile hits her, but before it explodes. What makes the second sound? (01:28:35)

Jacob La Cour
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New this month Suggested correction: The pen rocket didn't use an impact detonator, so the miniature rocket had to expend all its fuel before its explosive payload detonated. That was the weapon's malfunction when Bond tried to use it on Fatima Blush: the rocket did not expend all its fuel and simply lodged in her clothing. Then the rocket fuel reignited, producing a sputtering hiss for a moment before the powerful explosives actually detonated, blasting Fatima into confetti.

Charles Austin Miller

It's also a three-stage blast. The first bang is Fatima's torso detonating (which is actually not that large an explosion), followed by another blast that disperses fuel for the third blast, which was pretty powerful for an indoor explosion.

Charles Austin Miller

Factual error: Nigel Small-Fawcett introduces himself to Bond as being from the "British Embassy, Nassau." The Bahamas is a British Commonwealth country and the British diplomatic mission in Nassau at the time of the film was therefore the High Commission. A British diplomat would not have referred to it as an embassy. The High Commission in Nassau closed in 2005. (00:44:05)


Continuity mistake: When Bond enters the tunnel, a workman at the entrance disappears in the opposite angle.

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Factual error: In the opening scene, Bond throws a stun grenade into the room with the guards. It hits the chess board. But the chess board is on a table in the middle of the room. There is no way Bond could throw it from upstairs, through the window and have it hit the top of the table in the middle of the room. Not even if the grenade could jump. (00:03:10)

Jacob La Cour

New this month Revealing mistake: Just before Bond's miniature pen rocket blasts Fatima Blush into confetti, we see closeups of her gleefully cackling at the rocket's apparent malfunction. When the camera cuts back to a wide shot (to show the considerable explosion that follows), we can still hear Fatima laughing, but she has been physically replaced by a stiff, static, costumed manikin whose face isn't even recognizable as Fatima's. The manikin (possibly made of and costumed in paper maché) is then completely obliterated by a three-stage blast.

Charles Austin Miller

Revealing mistake: Before Bond throws the urine specimen in Lippe's face during their fight at the health farm, look at the beaker and you can see a tablet dissolving in the water.

Revealing mistake: When Fatima is blown up by the explosive charge, there is a wide shot of a dummy standing in her place.

Continuity mistake: When the XT-70s are launched, you see Polaris A1 missiles (single warhead) being launched, In the next shot you see Polaris A3 missiles (multiple warheads) flying.


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)

Visible crew/equipment: Before the chase between Bond's bike and Fatima, right when Bond opens the box where the bike is in, a lighting screen is reflected on the front light of the bike.

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Continuity mistake: When Bond's bike is trapped in the tunnel, two white and black cars stop behind him, and two baddies with chains exit. When the angle changes, Fatima exits her car and everything's repeated: the two cars come to a stop and the baddies exit again.

Sacha Premium member

Continuity mistake: During the credits Bond jumps into a window. From the outside, the window to the left of where Bond jumps through, is complete; from inside the house the window is shed to pieces.

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Audio problem: In the tango-scene the music doesn't match the moves. And since Bond is an excellent dancer, he wouldn't make such a mistake. (01:17:30)

Jacob La Cour

Other mistake: When Fatima Blush intentionally water-skis straight up the ramp to the waterfront bar where James Bond catches her, she apologizes, "How reckless of me! I made you all wet!" To which Bond replies with his classic line, "Yes, but my martini's still dry." However, Bond's beige sport jacket (which should instantly show any water stains) is not in the least bit wet.

Continuity mistake: Right before Bond grabs a bike and chases Fatima Blush, he is eating an apple which swaps from yellow and red to just yellow, between shots.

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Continuity mistake: While riding the bike, Bond's helmet swaps from bright to matte between shots.

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Revealing mistake: In the shot of the US submarine from below, the waves above move too fast and it is clear that they are little ripples on the water above a small model boat.

Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: When Bond and Domino jump into the water from Palmyra, the Arabs are shooting at them with rifles from the wall. The submarine starts shooting at the top of the wall. But in the second shot of the submarine it is very far in the background - shooting at a point in the wall which is very very far from where Bond and Domino are in the water.

Jacob La Cour

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