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 the cops make a U-turn to chase Bond in Las Vegas, the number of bystanders on both curbs decreases noticeably between the close-up and wide shots.

Sacha

Continuity mistake: When Bond exits the Las Vegas airport, there is a woman in orange surrounded by cabin crew and a parked taxi next to them. A split second later, it's just her alone and the taxi is away, now driving towards her. (00:52:10)

Sacha

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Continuity mistake: When Bond raises the man in the mud's head, the mud is smooth. From an immediate new angle, it's rugged.

Sacha

Continuity mistake: Before Q explains how the electromagnetic ring works with the slot machines there's a close-up shot of the coins falling. His jacket is nowhere to be seen despite him being right next to the machine.

Sacha

Continuity mistake: When Tiffany is about to grab Frank's wallet his shirt is covered in foam. When she reaches out for it the foam is gone and his shirt is wet.

Sacha

Continuity mistake: In the Whyte House casino Q plays with the slot machine with his left hand placed on it. In the close-up his hand is gone. (01:30:30)

Sacha

Continuity mistake: In the dentist office the cap on the bottle of pills is loose, a shot later it's closed tight and yet a shot later it's missing. (00:10:20)

Sacha

Continuity mistake: When the movie begins Bond chokes a girl with her bikini, light side of the fabric facing camera. A shot later it's the dark side facing.

Sacha

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 Thumper dives into the pool after Bond, she is wearing a gold band on her left arm. After she surfaces, it's mysteriously disappeared. (01:52:00 - 01:53:00)

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.

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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.
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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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