For Your Eyes Only

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.

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

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.

Audio problem: When the helicopter dives it makes the same noise as a plane diving which is wrong. The same sound is used in several Bond films regardless of the type of flying vehicle used.

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.

Visible crew/equipment: During the climbing scene, Bond throws a piton into Apostis' chest who falls to his death. If you look behind Apostis when he falls, you can see the ceiling beams of the studio where it is taking place.

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

Other mistake: In the casino scene they're playing Baccarat. Bunky reveals a natural 8 (5 and 3). When Bond's hand is revealed, the croupier announces 9 for the win: "et neuf la banque" ("and 9 for the bank"). Only, Bond has revealed a Queen and a 5 (a natural 5).

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.

Continuity mistake: When the Neptune is hauled aboard and Kristatos begins talking, you can see his yacht in the background moving slowly. When Apostis takes the ATAC system away from Bond and Melina, the yacht is now much closer, at apparently the same speed.

Continuity mistake: When Q contacts Bond on his watch at the end of the movie, the time on the watch is around 9.20. When the parrot drops the watch in the water and starts sinking, the time on the watch is now around 11.55.

Continuity mistake: When Kristatos brings the Neptune sub up, Melina gets out, and stops at the bottom of the ladder, still holding the handrails. In the very next shot, she is standing off the ladder and closer to Bond.

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's mentioned he was married in The Spy Who Loved Me and Licence to Kill.

Grumpy Scot

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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