Corrected entry: The loco pulling the train is in fact a British Rail class 20 diesel disguised as a snowplough and not actually Russian at all.

Correction: Trivia, not a movie mistake.

Corrected entry: Trevelyan's plan is to rob vast sums of money from the banks of London, then use the Goldeneye satellite to trigger a massive financial meltdown. While this will indeed cover up the theft, such a catastrophic economic disaster will also, surely render his money worthless.

Correction: No. There would still be stock markets and major banks open in Japan, New York etc. Trevelyan's plan would be like a much larger version of the Wall Street crash, in such times money becomes more valuable, not worthless.

Corrected entry: M states that electromagnetic pulse effects of an atomic bomb exploding in high atmosphere was discovered after Hiroshima's bombing. It's not true. It was discovered after high altitude tests over Hawaii in 1953.

Dr Wilson

Correction: She never mentions how long after Hiroshima that EMP was discovered. She probably mentions Hiroshima because it was the first use of a nuclear bomb.

Corrected entry: If the second Goldeneye satellite blew up in space, surely it would've triggered the nuclear device within to blow up, causing the EMP surge anyway.

Correction: Surely not. The high explosives surrounding the fissionable material are precisely engineered to explode simultaneously and crush the material. Any nearby explosion would not be enought to cause the material to implode and start the chain reaction.


Corrected entry: In the scene where James and the Evaluator are racing Onatopp she appears to be driving a BMW but later at the casino Bond mentions a Ferrari in every garage.

Correction: It is clearly a Ferrari 355.

Corrected entry: The direction of the train hostage scene is all wrong. After the train crashes into the tank, 007 enters and beats Trevelyan to the gun on the ground, he then holds Trevelyan and Xenia at gunpoint. General Ourumov then enters the scene again, behind Bond, holding Natalya hostage himself, at gunpoint. As Bond and Alec Trevelyan negotiate the situation, Ourumov just stands patiently with a gun, all while Bond still has his back to him.. what is to negotiate? Ourumov can blow 007 away at any time and still James Bond pays him little to no attention, always keeping his gun focused on the unarmed pair 10+ feet away from him. (01:28:36)

Timothy Conard

Correction: I think it can be assumed Bond knows full well what Ourumov is up to behind his back, considering how quickly he does turn and kill him when he gets round to it. Plus, Ourumov is waiting for a signal from Trevelyan (which is delivered by a quick flick of his head after he says "See you in hell, James"), so it can be assumed he's been ordered not to kill until then.

Your explanation doesn't make my point any less valid. It's all "Hollywood" and I get that.

Timothy Conard

Corrected entry: When Bond is sitting on the beach, Natalya approaches from the side and he looks up at her at least once. Yet when she reaches him, suddenly she's in front of him, and he reacts as though he was completely unaware of her presence. (01:34:00)

Correction: In no way does Bond ever "react as though he was completely unaware of her presence." We see him look across at her several times regardless of her position.


Corrected entry: During the pursuit scene in St. Petersburg, a military truck breaks a fence and falls in the water, but the soldiers inside it fall outside before the impact. (01:18:30)

Dr Wilson

Correction: They jumped out.


Corrected entry: When the three MiGs overfly the Severnaya facility, just before the Goldeneye weapon is fired, one of the pilots is talking. His voice is conspicuously devoid of a Russian accent, instead he is talking British English. (00:39:00 - 00:41:00)


Correction: The mask hides the Russian accent. But it is there.


Corrected entry: When Boris goes for a cigarette outside the satellite station, you can see the fake snow inside his mouth. If the snow were real, it would melt in his mouth. (00:29:30)

Correction: You only see snow in his mouth for a tiny fraction of a second. Less time than it would take for the snow to fully melt.


Corrected entry: When Bond visits Q to check on the latest gadgets, Q sits in a wheelchair with a below left knee plaster, which later on shoots a type of grenade into a dummy. Once Q has fired this missile in the very next shot he stands up from the wheelchair in trousers and shoes with not a sign of the whole plaster cast. (00:48:25)

Correction: The cast does not disappear and can be seen both before and after Q stands up. It has merely been opened up lengthways (there was enough time for this amidst two explosions and him saying "Hunting!"), and the tip of it can still be seen above his left foot.


Corrected entry: In the baccarat scene in Bond's last hand, Bond's 3rd card is a 6. The bank has 5 in its 2 dealt cards, and thus should then draw a 3rd card by baccarat rules, but the bank stands instead. Neither the bank nor player can choose to stand in baccarat. All plays are dictated by the cards.

Correction: This is only true for American Baccarat, however. European Baccarat or Chemin De Fer allow the player discretion and this was probably what Bond was playing.

Corrected entry: When Xenia brings Bond to the statue yard, he asks "Janus is here?" to which Xenia replies "Yes". Listen when she says it...she suddenly loses the Russian accent and is talking in her normal voice.


Correction: Who's to say that isn't still her character's accent? One word articulated in a certain way isn't really enough to qualify as a mistake.

Corrected entry: Just before the unveiling of the Tiger helicopter, there is a shot of Bond jumping from the frigate onto a smaller boat. The stuntman jumps down and for a brief second recoils, as if hitting his groin. For the second that he is walking towards the front of the smaller boat, he can be seen wobbling weakly.

Correction: He doesn't recoil at all, nor wobble weakly. All he does is adjust his balance after the jump, and then walks very swiftly to the boat's controls.

Corrected entry: When Bond first meets with Wade, Bond says his name and Wade replies "Are you a gardener or something?" In reality, Ian Fleming based his character's name on a real life gardener whose name happened to be James Bond.

Correction: James Bond was the author of the book "Birds of the West Indies," which was a favorite book of Fleming's. He may have had an interest in gardening as well, however, it is the book for which he is more famous.

Captain Defenestrator

Corrected entry: The beginning sequence set in Arkhangelsk, Russia, shows towering snow-capped mountains surrounding the chemical weapons facility. The Arkhangelsk region consists entirely of flat tundra.

Correction: The scene at the dam identifies the location as the "Arkangel Chemical Weapons Facility - USSR." The name "Arkangel" does not necessarily mean it's located in Arkhangelsk. Washington Mutual Bank, for instance, is not headquartered in either Washington state or the US capital.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: When Trevelyan is trying to kiss Natalie in the armoured train, the driver of the train spots the tank on tracks and beeps the beeper. But Trevelyan leaves Natalie and starts moving towards the front several milliseconds *before* the siren starts beeping.

Correction: Several milliseconds? Are you kidding? You cannot see anything event which occurs in 'several milliseconds', even with freeze frame. This is not a film mistake.

Corrected entry: At the end of the race with Xenia, the female evaluator tells James to "Stop this car at once." Seconds later, Bond uses the emergency brake to stop the car, but he uses his right hand. How is this possible if he is driving on the right side of the vehicle?

Correction: Not all cars have the emergency brake in between the seats. Some of them have it under the steering column close to the door which would require his right hand.


Corrected entry: Just before Bond jumps through the vent and knocks out the guy on the toilet, we have a bird's eve view of the toilet - and there's no toilet paper.. Furthermore, why did he bring his own paper when there's one hanging up? (perhaps the one hanging up was actually for toilet paper..) (00:02:40)

Correction: That's not necessarily a mistake. I for one have been caught out by forgetting to check if there is toilet paper present. As for the paper, the one hanging up may be out of date, or one that he has already read.

Corrected entry: In the last fight scene, 006 eventually corners 007 and holds a gun to his face. However you can still hear a punch being thrown right before this shot, but after the punching stopped. (02:00:22)

Correction: It's more likely the sound of something in the room falling over - remember, they knocked around quite a few things during their fight.

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, arc 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)

More mistakes in Goldeneye

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.

More trivia for Goldeneye

Question: What is the translation of 006's words when he holds the gun to Bond's head in the dark toward the beginning of the movie?

Answer: "Don't even breathe. Where are the others?"

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