Diamonds Are Forever

Continuity mistake: When Bond's fighting in the lift, Tiffany comes out of her flat - she has her arms by her side as she sees the battle going on. After a cut, she's suddenly tucked against the door frame with her arms tucked in against her chest.

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Continuity mistake: When Bond is having his chase through Las Vegas with all the police there are several shots of the casino clocks in the background. At one point the time goes from 1:30 to almost 4 o'clock in just a few minutes.

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Continuity mistake: When Bond is speaking to Tiffany by the swimming pool, he puts one arm into his jacket, but when the camera is behind Bond in the next shot, the jacket is now completely on.

Continuity mistake: When Bond first drives off in the moon buggy the wheels have silver hubcaps on them, but when he crashes through the wall and goes outside, the centres of the wheels are completely different.

Continuity mistake: When the helicopters approach the oil rig there are only 5, and 5 dots appear on the radar in the control room, but when the attack starts there are now 6 helicopters.

Continuity mistake: When Bond exists the car park using the trailer as a ramp he skims the tops of several parked cars, but when the police car tries it, the car crashes into a police car that has appeared from nowhere - it hasn't just pulled up as it is driverless.

Continuity mistake: When Bond is dumped in the pipe he is lying in the middle, also when the pipe is picked up he is in the same place, but when he comes to he is now lying on a join in between two pipes.

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene Bond drops a load of mud type mixture onto the guy in the bath and we see the mixture overflowing on the sides where Bond is lying but when he gets up he is completely clean.

Continuity mistake: In the Freemont St. Chase scene, Bond passes the same casinos multiple times going the same direction without ever turning.

Continuity mistake: When Bond is being strangled by Mr Wint, he smashes a bottle of Courvoisier and throws the contents at Mr Kidd who is holding the flaming skewers. When Mr Kidd's arms are set alight, Tiffany getting up from the table, and in the next shot, she is getting up again to stand by the wall.

Continuity mistake: When Bond is fighting Peter Franks outside of Tiffany's apartment, Franks swings a crowbar at Bond. Bond then kicks Franks and the crowbar falls out of Franks' hand. When Bond begins squirting the fire extinguisher at Franks, the crowbar is back in Franks' hand again.

Continuity mistake: During the final fight scene with Bond and Mr. Wint, Bond ties a bomb on Mr. Wint's coat-tails. When Bond hoists Mr. Wint overboard in the next shot, the bomb has disappeared.

Continuity mistake: After Bond pulls the chain near the mudbath, the mud falls down as a thin stream. In the next shot, it's much thicker. (00:02:40)

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Bond comes aboard the oil rig, Blofeld says "How disappointing." whilst Tiffany can be seen on a sun lounger in the background. Towards the end of this shot, she raises her right arm to her sunglasses. In the very next shot of her (closer up), she raises her arm again.

Continuity mistake: When we first see Mrs Whistler's body being pulled out of the water, her front is towards the boat. In the next clip, her back is towards the boat.

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Continuity mistake: When Plenty offers to help Bond with the game, behind them is a man in a yellow shirt and a man in a brown coat and green shirt. However in the next clip there is a lady in a pink dress instead of the man in the yellow shirt. She was nowhere to be seen half a second earlier.

Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: When Blofeld is watching Bond and Plenty in the casino on the surveillance camera, on the screen a man in a dark shirt can be seen on Bond's right side. But in the next clip (and in the preceding clip) a little lady in a white dress is standing on Bond's right side.

Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: When Bond first sprays foam on Franks he hits his left shoulder, but in the next clip there is only foam on his head and nothing on his shoulder.

Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: Shady Tree is standing over the coffin talking down into it when it opens. However in the next clip he is standing much further away - and lower - and not in a position to look down into it that way.

Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: When Frank's is lying dead on the floor he has foam in his hair, but when Bond drags him into the flat, he has foam only on his face and nothing in the hair.

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Deliberate mistake: The famous car chase ends with Bond's car tipping up on its right wheels to fit through a pedestrian path. However, when it emerges the other side, it's tipped on its left wheels. When the car enters the alley this was filmed in a studio. When the car exits the alley this was filmed in Vegas. The first few times the exit was filmed the car emerged on the correct wheels but the shots were unusable because of the crowds in the background watching the filming. This shot was temporarily abandoned and eventually re-filmed with a different stunt driver who famously performed the stunt on the wrong wheels. Realising this, the producers filmed a somewhat clunky insert shot featuring a close-up of Sean Connery and Jill St John which shows the car tip back onto four wheels and then up onto the opposite two wheels, even though the alleyway would be too narrow to manage this.

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Plenty: Hi, I'm Plenty.
James Bond: But of course you are.
Plenty: Plenty O'Toole.
James Bond: Named after your father, perhaps?

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Trivia: When Bond first meets Tiffany Case in her apartment she is playing some music. If you listen carefully you will notice that it is the theme song for the film.

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Question: Why does the archvillain Ernst Blofeld want to eliminate the diamond smugglers (including Tiffany Chase) via his two assassins?

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Chosen answer: Blofeld and Spectre has enough diamonds for the laser he is building to hold the Earth hostage. In typical Spectre fashion, since he is finished with the operation, he wants to leave no loose ends that could tie Spectre into the mix.

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