Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the movie Bond is in the car chase with the Ferrari. Throughout the chase the interior of the Ferrari is beige. Later, when he pulls up to the hotel and looks at the "same" Ferrari, note that the interior is black. (00:15:00 - 00:20:00)

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the movie, when Bond is racing Xenia's Ferrari, Xenia has to pull of the road to avoid a tractor or something. She then starts to spin, and it looks like she has managed to correct it, and the car starts to spin again. In the next shot, you see her pull out on the road again, but from the angle of the car and speed in the last shot, there is no way she could have corrected that spin and get back on the road that fast, since there is absolutely no traction on grass. (00:14:50)

Continuity mistake: One of the cars that gets crushed by a tank has an obvious dummy in it. The camera lingers on it to show it bouncing rigidly up again after being run over. (01:23:29)

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Continuity mistake: When Bond is running after the plane, we see 2 motorcycles in front of the group of soldiers. We then see the whole runway from a long shot and the motorcycles are not in sight. (00:08:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Bond lets go of Trevelyan on the antenna, he falls straight down and lands on the flat surface of the dish. However, he should've actually fallen into the large hole in the centre of the dish which collected all the water earlier. It's even shown directly below him as he falls. (01:57:20)

Continuity mistake: When the dish is draining out, the concrete is smooth, allowing all the water to run down the hole with no interference. Later, when Bond and Natalya are skidding down the dish, there is a little ledge around the hole that stops them falling to their death. (01:43:50)

Continuity mistake: When we first see the Goldeneye sattelite in space, the Earth turns in different directions from one shot to another. (00:37:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Q demonstrates the pen grenade to Bond, he says that it will explode after four seconds, when you click three times. But when he tests the pen, it explodes one second earlier. And when Grishenko is clicking the pen and Bond throws it away at the control station in Cuba, it explodes two seconds later. (00:49:55)

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Continuity mistake: In the shot where Bond crashes through the window in the St. Petersburg barracks building, there is a clear blue sky above. Right after that, the sky is grey, and the ground views of the St. Petersburg obviously had no sun shining on anything. (01:16:45)

Continuity mistake: In the tank chase scene, if you look at the cars, you will see that the same cars keep cropping up throughout the entire chase. (01:20:40)

Continuity mistake: When the dead admiral falls out of the closet on the boat the morning after Xenia kills him, and James Bond opens the closet door, as he's falling he has a straight face and eyes looking straight ahead, but after he lands and it shows his face, his eyes are looking upwards and he's grinning. (00:25:55)

Continuity mistake: After Bond finds the dead Admiral, he jumps off the yacht onto a smaller boat and speeds off towards shore, but he never unties the smaller boat from the yacht. (00:25:10)

Continuity mistake: In the interrogation room, Ouromov takes Bond's gun and shoots Defense Minister Mishkin. While the gun is clearly aimed between Mishkin's eyes, he clutches his throat as he falls. (01:14:15)

Continuity mistake: When 007 and Natalia are in the plane flying over the pond and looking for the dish, Bond says "Maybe Wade was right. There is no dish." As he is saying this you can see that they are leaving the pond behind. This is obvious as you can see the trees on the same side they are flying over. Yet the missile shoots out of the pond and hits the wing while the plane is over the pond. There would not have been enough time to turn the plane round and go over the pond again. (01:37:00)

Continuity mistake: When 007 escapes from Ourumov, he shoots dead several Russian soldiers (two of them from the floor), jumps through a window, and smashes through numerous walls in the tank, yet his suit when he gets into Trevelyan's train is perfectly dry-cleaned and unblemished. (01:15:15)

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Bond is escaping from the archives hall with Natalya, he jumps through a window. In the interior shot, his head breaks through the main semicircle crossbar of the window. When the shot switches to outside, the crossbar is intact along with the glass above it. After Bond's recovered, the window is visible in the top left corner and the top semicircle of glass is not there. (01:16:50)

Continuity mistake: When the Mig is falling on the antenna, it goes straight to it at a steep angle, but in the next shot, it passes through another building before and at a different angle. (00:39:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Bond is racing Xenia at the beginning of the film, the rear Ferrari 355 badge is in one scene there, in the next missing. (00:13:40)

Continuity mistake: When Bond and Natalya are being chased through the library by Orumov and his soldiers, Bond pulls out his belt and activates the piton with the high tensile cable. It goes into the wall just above the arched window. Before the camera angle changes to show the point of contact with the window, Bond is facing forward. As he hits the window he is suddenly facing backwards. Then as he exits the window, the camera outside shows him to be facing forwards again. (01:16:50)

Continuity mistake: Xenia is squeezed to death in a tree. The tree seems to change height. When the helicopter is falling and dragging Xenia, she is lifted up towards a very tall tree. When they look again at her after she dies, the tree is extremely short and her legs are no more than a meter away from the ground. (01:44:00)


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)

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Natalya Simonova: How can you be so cold?
James Bond: It's what keeps me alive.
Natalya Simonova: No. It's what keeps you alone.

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Trivia: The "dish" in "Cuba" isn't some prop designed for the film, nor is it in Cuba. It's actually the Arecibo Observatory, an antenna in Puerto Rico designed to look into space for radio waves and other signs of intelligent life.

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Question: How did Alec survive being shot at the start only to return later in the film. It's something that I can't figure out, as James saw him get shot.

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Chosen answer: The real answer, which I believe was explained better in the game or in special features. Regardless, I did hear, is that Ourumov wasn't aiming directly at Alec's head, but to the side and shot the ground behind him. But made it look like he shot him in the head. Alec would have felt the bullet whiz by him.

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That makes more sense.

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It has been a while since I watched the movie, and my copy is a VHS... but I believe if you watch very closely you can actually see the bullet hit the ground behind him with a tile breaking. I don't remember for sure if you can, but I seem to remember they did add that little effect.

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Answer: He was shot with a blank cartridge. What that means is that the casing in the gun chamber didn't contain a live bullet; instead of killing him, the gun simply gave off a realistic flash that tricked Bond into thinking Alec had been shot. As explained later in the film, Alec's death was staged between himself and Ourumov.

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Ourumov shot Alec and the Russian soldier with the same gun but, only the soldier was actually killed.

Wouldn't James know it was a blank round? Lack of blood for example?

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Answer: But what about the Russian soldier who was nervous and fired at the gas tanks, only to be shot by Ourumov? Did he fake his death too?

That's a valid point. Ourumov never reloaded.

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