Revealing mistake: During the draining of the water in the dish, some shots show the water moving backwards. For instance, at a particular moment, masses of water jump UP, ark toward the opening, and fall in it. The most likely reason is that, during the filming, the special effects people took a shot of a replica of the dish FILLING with water, then edited it the other way, to show that the water was emptied from the dish. (01:42:00)
Visible crew/equipment: This flub is virtually impossible to catch by the human eye - use slow-mo. When Bond jumps off the dam, they do a shot, following him along his descent down the ledge of the wall. In a shot only visible during three or four frames, but they catch a shot of the ledge before panning down, in which you can see the film crew watching on top, together with a van or two... (00:01:50)
Continuity mistake: At the end, all the marines reveal themselves, to the surprise of Bond and the woman (fair enough). But at the same time three helicopters come in from the top of the screen, which apparently no-one had heard or seen until that second. Odd, especially since they only start making any noise when they're in shot... (02:05:23)
Continuity mistake: After the American agent "delivers" the Cessna to James Bond and Natalia, they make several passes over the lake in Cuba. Then the plane is hit by a rocket. Right before they crash the plane, it becomes a different plane. The original one is white and maroon. The one that crashes is white and red. It happened too fast to check the N-Number or registration, but the second plane was an earlier model as well. (01:37:45)
Continuity mistake: During the pursuit scene in St-Petersburg, two military trucks breaks a fence and fall in the water. The first one contains 2 passengers, but 3 are ejected from it and the second one contains 3 passengers and 2 are ejected from it. More strange, the one with 2 passenger was behind the one with 3 passengers some shots before. I don't see why they would chase between them. (01:18:40)Dr Wilson
Continuity mistake: Opening sequence when Bond bungees off the dam, you see him lay down the bungee cord he uses, it appears to be no more than a couple meters of cord. Seconds later there is a shot of the dam itself, panning upwards from the bottom. The dam appears to be several hundred meters high, not a chance that tiny cord is enough. (00:01:20)Timothy Conard
Continuity mistake: When Alec confronts Bond in the storeroom at the beginning of the film, he's seen pointing a suppressed Browning BDA at him; however in the other scenes the gun switches to an anachronistic Browning BDM (as this sequence is set in 1986). The BDM is what Trevelyan uses during the climax. (00:03:30)TheHeartbreakKid15
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Bond in the tank has caught up with the train [hard as that is to believe] they show Bond firing a shot at the train. After the shot is fired they show Bond jump out of the tank and run off screen. Approximately 4-10 seconds later they show Bond hiding by the sides of the tracks as the train crashes into the tank, but he appears to be roughly 200 yards or so down the track. I had no idea that Bond could run that fast. Bond also did not seem winded as he entered the cabin of the engine. (01:27:55)
Factual error: When Bond fights with Xenia in the sauna, she wraps her legs around his torso. He tries and fails to get them released, but he does create enough space between her legs which would, realistically, release the pressure on his body. (01:03:00)
Continuity mistake: When Bond is flying the plane (after freefalling from the motorcycle) over the chemical plant at the beginning of the film, the people who have been chasing him down the runway have vanished. (00:10:17)
Trivia: When Bond is playing baccarat with Xenia, his last hand, and only winning hand against her, is two face cards (a king and a queen if I remember correctly) and a six. In baccarat, face cards and tens are worth 0 and cards under ten are worth their number. So, his cards are, in order, 0-0-6, the code number of his lost friend, Alec Trevelyan (006).
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