For Your Eyes Only

Revealing mistake: Many of the underwater close up shots are done with a fish tank in front of the camera and bubbles superimposed where the actors' breathing apparatus should be, but the location of the bubbles isn't always correct. This is obvious in the first underwater diving scene at the archaeological dig with Bond and Melina. In some shots the bubbles appear to come from her hand instead of her regulator. The position of her hand matches the location of the regulator in close ups of Bond. (01:21:10)

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Continuity mistake: As Locque speeds away from the burning warehouse, Bond shoots two bullet holes in his rear window which disappear and reappear in subsequent shots.

Audio problem: When Bond shoots Locque on the shoulder, he yells but does not open his mouth.

Revealing mistake: When Bond enters Q branch, he is met by a technician with a false broken right arm. After saying "Coming along very nicely sir" the arm then swings to the technicians' right breaking the head of the dummy. This then reveals the arm of the technician, who then holds his hands suggesting the false arm is a 'Spy Gadget'. You can see that the revealed hand is not that of the actor but of someone stood behind the set wall. The actor has used his real arm to carry out the effect, and then clasped the hand of the extra person. This is supported by the fact the arm movement can be seen through the shirt, the skin complexion of the hand is completely different to the actor, the arm looks like he is being hugged, when he puts his hands together it is not natural, and as they move away he moves his right shoulder up and the 'third' arm remains in place.

John Hancocks

Continuity mistake: After the motorcyclist crashes through the flower shop window, he lays 10 meters into the shop, with the seller standing behind him holding a bouquet. A frame later, when Bond shows up by the window shop, the bouquet is inches away from him. She must have had a 10 meters long arm to make this possible.

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Continuity mistake: When Bond jumps with the sunshade, two shots are heard, but four bullet holes appear on it.

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Continuity mistake: At the Italian flower shop, the seller approaches Bond, but a frame later is standing several meters behind.

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Continuity mistake: The building where Bond's helicopter enters has solid walls and small windows, yet from the inside, it has huge windows everywhere.

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Revealing mistake: When Apostis kicks Bond in the face when he reaches the top of the cliff, you can see it is not Roger Moore but his stunt double.

Continuity mistake: When the Countess is struck and killed by the dune buggy, she collapses and her dress flips up, revealing her bikini bottom. But when Bond finds her moments later, the dress has covered her bikini.

Audio problem: When Bibi says "You can go to hell!" to Kristatos, a slapping sound can be heard before Kristatos's hand makes contact with her face.

Continuity mistake: After Bond has seized control of the helicopter in the pre-credits sequence, he can be seen wearing a set of headphones at one point, but seconds later they have disappeared.

Audio problem: During the car chase in Spain, Bond says "Take the low road". Melina's 2CV gets flipped over, with Bond and Melina inside, and Bond then says "Not THAT low". However, his mouth keeps moving as if he is saying something else, but no words are coming out.

Continuity mistake: When the thug in the diving hardsuit wounds Bond on his arm, it's his right arm that's wounded. But when he's tied up with Melina on the Triana, you can see the wound is now on his left arm.

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Factual error: One submission stated that when the Cuban hitman is killed with the arrow from Melina's crossbow, it goes in his back when it should have gone in his side. The corrector stated that we have no idea what angle she was firing from. Well, it is clear that she was standing at the left side of the pool (since we get a point of view shot from her) when he's about to dive in, and she shoots from there. She couldn't have got behind him that fast. So there is no way she could have got him squarely in the back.

Gavin Jackson

Deliberate mistake: After Bond has killed the guard on the cliff, his final carabiner is shown sliding away. But the gravel it dislodges is falling noticeably faster than gravity would take it, indicating that the clip has been sped up for dramatic reasons.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Bond kills the henchman on the cliff, when he falls off for a split second you can see the rigging and framework from the studio set showing that bit was done in the studio.

Revealing mistake: When Bond attacks the ice hockey player in yellow with his stick during the fight at the hockey rink, you can see the player reacts to being hit just before the stick makes contact.

Factual error: The machine gun set up on the motorbike wouldn't work. The bullets wouldn't be able to be fired out of the indicator lights as the lights are too small and there is no firing mechanism fitted to them.

Character mistake: In the ice-hockey scene Bibi says: "They say that he is a defector from East Germany." That fits very poorly with the statement during the biathlon scene, where he is referred to as "The East German Champion".

Jacob La Cour
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Suggested correction: Bibi doesn't say "He's a defector from East Germany", she says "They say he's going to defect from East Germany." In other words, she's talking about rumours regarding an event that hasn't happened yet, and may not even happen.

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

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Trivia: Because of Carole Bouquet's sinus problems, the close-up underwater shots of Bond and Melina were shot in an entirely dry studio and not underwater. They were shot at a higher frame rate with wind machines. Derek Meddings, the special effects man, added the bubbles in afterwards.

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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.

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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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