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)
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)
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)
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)
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)dpalm
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.
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: 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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