For Your Eyes Only

Plot hole: As we first see the St Georges, a marine officer in uniform is seen smoking on deck. On the other hand, we have camouflaged doors, fishing going on, everything consistent with a completely secretive operation. It is not very consistent, nor does it make much sense to put that much effort into hiding the true nature of the ship and then go gallivanting across deck in a navy uniform.

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Suggested correction: He is not in uniform.

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

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.

Audio problem: When the helicopter pilot is electrocuted a loud yell is heard, but his mouth is not moving.

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Suggested correction: His hand blocks the view of his mouth, which does appear to move (or his lips certainly do).

DEvans

His yell is heard half a second before he covers his mouth, and he doesn't move his jaw given how loud he screams. https://youtu.be/PN5hXeR8mz4 (Min 2:04).

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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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Suggested correction: Firstly, the small shop is not 10 metres (more than 30 feet) in depth; it looks to be barely over 3 metres (about 10 feet) from what little we see of it. Secondly, there is no inconsistency in the way the shop owner hands Bond the bouquet: after she looks down at the dead cyclist, a few shots later she is standing nearer to the window where Bond is, so she must've stepped closer.

DEvans

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

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Suggested correction: From the way this scene was filmed, there is nothing to suggest she is standing further away from Bond, let alone several metres. She first approaches him to within about a metre, then when she nods at Bond's order of flowers, she is still standing at the same distance.

DEvans

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.

Tbdanny

Continuity mistake: In the identification room Bond and Q both have their jackets on, but when Sharon comes in with the tea they both have their jackets off.

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Suggested correction: This is a way of showing that time has passed and they have been in there for a while.

Plot hole: Bond makes a huge tactical error after diving to the St. Georges. He knows the Russians and their operatives are after the ATAC. The ATAC itself is expendable to Britain, since it has a self-destruct mechanism that under proper procedure would have been set off when the ship sank. So why is Bond trying to retrieve it? Because he disarms the self-destruct, he actually allows Kristatos to get his hands on it, forcing Bond to track it down again and, to stop the Russians from getting it, HE DESTROYS IT! So why doesn't Bond, instead of disarming the self destruct, set a timed charge or toss a grenade in the room to destroy the ATAC while it's at the bottom of the sea? The answer is, of course, that if Bond destroys the ATAC before the bad guys can get at it, the movie's over. Even so, at the end, when Bond finally does destroy the ATAC, he tells Gogol it's "detente. You don't have it. I don't have it." Clever line, but it reinforces the fact that the British don't need it. They can build another one.

Vader47000

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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: 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: What exactly happens in the opening? I'm assuming Blofeld is the one Bond kills, but what was the point of it? Was it just to answer the question about what happened to him? And why was his face not shown?

Answer: The producers of the film had a falling out with Kevin McClory, who had the rights to the character of Blofeld. They decided to kill off Blofeld to show McClory that the films could manage fine without the character. Obviously, without McClory's permission they couldn't go so far as to say that the guy in the wheelchair is actually Blofeld, otherwise they'd get into legal bother, so they just left it to fans to assume that's who it is.

Madstunts

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