Diamonds Are Forever

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.

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Audio problem: Peter Franks drives a Triumph Stag, which used a 3 litre V8 engine and had a very fruity exhaust note. Unfortunately this was dubbed over with a rather weedy 4 cylinder engine sound.

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.

Revealing mistake: When the orbiting satellite blows up the missile in North Dakota you can see the scientists nearby move freeze in motion.

Other mistake: When James Bond startles the cat to see which Blofeld it would leap towards to get the correct one, we see it leap to the left. The problem is that the Blofeld the cat leapt at was sitting to the right.

Factual error: When the submarine blows up under water the explosion we see shows no water being thrown up.

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.

Revealing mistake: In the opening scene when Bond pushes Blofield in the mud and we see his legs dissappear, they are obvious dummy legs and the feet have changed position.

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.

Audio problem: When the man at the very start is being interrogated about the location of Blofeld, he says "Ciaro", but his lips don't move.

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Revealing mistake: During the fight between Bond and Peter Franks in the elevator, if you watch carefully when Bond hits Franks' wrist with the door while he is holding the glass shard, Franks drop the glass shard before his wrist gets hit a second time.

Plot hole: Other than giving Bond and Whyte the idea that Blofeld must be hiding out on the oil rig platform, there's no reason as far as Blofeld is concerned to have the oil rig on the map in the penthouse. Nobody other than Blofeld or Whyte knew about the map until Bond enter the penthouse, so it made no sense for Blofeld to have Baja, CA on the map.

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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.

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: The actor who played the real Willard White (not a Blofeld copy), is Jimmy Dean of Breakfast Sausage fame.

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Question: Is it actually explained in the movie why Willard Whyte is in hiding?

Answer: If you mean by hiding - why is he never seen normally - then it's because he is a recluse and doesn't like to be seen in public (like Howard Hughes was). If you mean by hiding - why was he not seen during the movie - then it's because he was being held captive by Blofeld and his minions. Spectre didn't want him out and about ruining their plans.

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