For Your Eyes Only

Revealing mistake: During the fight with Bond and the ice hockey players at the ice rink, Bond climbs into the Zamboni and "hits" the last hockey player, sending him into the net with the other two players. When you look closely at the footage, it appears the hockey player literally skates head-on into the Zamboni on purpose.

Factual error: There's no way Kristatos' thug in the diving hardsuit could have the maneuverability to get inside the wreck and move around in such close quarters. Diving hardsuits aren't made for shipwreck diving.

poehitman

Continuity mistake: When Bond orders his meal at the table during the dinner scene with Kristatos at the Casino, he closes his menu after placing his order. In the next shot, the menu has suddenly re-opened.

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the movie, the scene at the monastery where Kristatos is about to leave, there is a shot of Bibi Dahl with braided hair. Later in the scene, her braid has disappeared.

Continuity mistake: When Bond and Melina are in the shipwreck, underwater, and the guy inside the robot attacks, look at the Atac(when the robot man grabs it from Bond) and the scuba gears - they are wet but not like being underwater.

Character mistake: At the boat where Bond talks with Colombo for the first time, Colombo has to convince Bond that Kristatos is the bad guy. Colombo takes two drinks and wants to toast with Bond. Bond will trust Colombo and says, 'Yassou' which means 'Hello' instead of what he should say, 'Jamas' which means 'Cheers'.

Vince van Riet

Continuity mistake: When James is being chased by Eric the skiing expert he gets a ski pole shot out of his hand. He escapes by getting in an elevator going to the top of the ski jump. As he is going down the jump a guy bumps into him - James is only able to stay up because he has both poles again.

Revealing mistake: When the camera is behind Claus while he is chasing Bond and Lisl on the beach in his buggy, it is not Charles Dance who is driving, but a stuntman wearing a blonde wig.

Audio problem: When Bond and Lisl are drinking champagne, Lisl says "Cheers" and Bond says, "Bottoms up", but his mouth does not move when he says it.

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Suggested correction: His mouth does move, just not animatedly. Need Blu-ray to see it properly.

DEvans

Revealing mistake: When Bond is pursued by the two motorcyclists, he wedges his ski-pole between the two trees. If you look at the tree trunk on the left, you can see a small wooden shelf to hold the pole.

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Continuity mistake: The escape scene from Gonzalez's villa. Bond uses a sun umbrella as a parachute. The camera shows Bond jumping, under the opened umbrella. At that point, the umbrella canopy doesn't have any bullet holes in it. Bond reaches the ground, lets go of the umbrella and runs. The camera cuts to the guard on the ledge above about to fire at the umbrella. He hasn't yet fired any bullets, but in the next shot there are suddenly already bullet holes in the canopy before the guard actually begins firing.

swordfish

Visible crew/equipment: During the car chase the black car rolls down the hill - at the bottom a guy is in the trees.

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Suggested correction: There are two crew members visible, one in a blue shirt behind the car, one about 10 feet further down the hill in a black shirt.

Continuity mistake: When Bibi is in bed in her hotel room, she pats the pillow next to her and she has one arm on the pillow and one arm on the bedsheet, but when we cut to a long shot, she has both arms behind her, and when Bond puts her clothes in front of her on the bed, Bibi now has both arms on the bedsheet.

Revealing mistake: When Bond hits the guard with the pole of the Parasol whilst trying to escape from Gonzales' villa, the guard reacts to being hit with the pole before it comes into contact with him.

Revealing mistake: When Bond is having dinner with Kristatos, there is nothing on the fork Kristatos puts in his mouth and yet from the front and back view he is chewing to simulate eating.

Visible crew/equipment: When Locque is speaking on the car phone at the ski-jump, a reflection of the camera and crew in the car window can be seen.

Continuity mistake: When Locque kills Lisl on the beach by running over her with his dune buggy, the impact breaks the passenger side headlight. When Bond's foot kicks the gun out of Locque's hand a little later on, the headlight that was dangling from the car moments earlier is now securely back in place.

Visible crew/equipment: After Bond skis off, the man with binoculars gets in a car. As the car reverses, the camera and a crew member are reflected in the glass.

Movie Nut

Revealing mistake: When Bond reaches the top of the cliff, Apostis kicks him in the face. You can see that Apostis' boot never makes contact with Bond's face, but Bond reacts as if it did.

Continuity mistake: When Bond throws a knife and kills Apostis during the climbing sequence, the blade hits Apostis in the centre of his chest. When the body lands on the ground and Columbo goes over to inspect him, the blade has moved to Apostis' left shoulder.

James Bond: Forgive me father, for I have sinned.
Q: That's putting it mildly, 007.

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Trivia: British model Caroline Cossey, who appeared as one of the women in the film was revealed after the film to be a transsexual. She was born a man.

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Question: Is this the only Bond film that features any references to Tracy Bond (other than the given "On Her Majesty's...")?

Answer: It is also vaguely alluded to in The World is Not Enough. When Electra asks Bond, "tell me, Mr. Bond, ha- have you ever lost a loved one." And it's written all over his face, so to speak.

Alan Keddie

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