Corrected entry: The giant radio dish in Cuba is actually Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. It could not be filled with water like it was in the movie.

Correction: The dish is a fictional facility in Cuba, wherever it may have been filmed, so for the purposes Trevelyan's plan it must be made of a material able to withstand the pressure of the disguising lake.


Corrected entry: When the Mig slams into the Russian satellite after being hit by the EMP, it is as big as the base of the satellite. However, the base of the satellite alone is a few stories high, much larger than a small fighter plane. (00:40:45)

Correction: The fighter in question is a Russian Mig 29 Fulcrum which has a length of 56 feet, 10 inches and a wingspan of 36 feet, 5 inches. If placed in a vertical position with the tail on the groud and the nose pointed up it would be almost five stories high making it about the same size as the satellite dish.

Corrected entry: The Goldeneye spacecraft is clearly in low Earth orbit (as opposed to deep space, orbiting Mars or something). You shouldn't need an antenna the size of a football field to contact a satellite in low Earth orbit. Consider the Direct TV antennas or any home satellite dish, yet Goldeneye requires an antenna the size of the Arecibo Radio Telescope?

Correction: It's possible that the antenna in the satellite is so small that only a dish of that size could send a useable signal. This would be a safety measure. Should the device become known, it could still not be accessed and fired by anyone.

Corrected entry: At one point, Bond and Natalia jump into the dried satellite basin and slide uncontrollably towards the centre to avoid gunfire from jungle soldiers. The friction encountered would have burned off their skin and clothes, leaving them for dead. The same happens when you slide along the road at high-speed, without leather, after coming off a motorbike.

Correction: The satellite basin had only just come out of the water, so it would still be wet. This reduces the friction and allows them to slide down the basin relatively unharmed.


Corrected entry: When Famke comes down on a rope from the helicopter near the dish in Cuba the rope hangs absolutely static near Bond when the camera has him in view. Excellent chopper pilot.

Correction: The rope doesn't hang absolutely static. In all shots it shakes around quite a bit as she descends.

Corrected entry: When the helicopter near the dish in Cuba crashes it pulls Famke away from Bond, as she is attached to the chopper by a rope. The tree breaks her movement and she dies. She should have been ripped to pieces or cut in half by the rope which after all had a helicopter attached to it.

Correction: She is killed by smashing against the tree at the same time the helicopter hits the ground. At the moment the helicopter crashes it stops pulling on the rope.


Corrected entry: When Onatopp shoots the Tiger pilots, she doesn't use a silencer, so the people on the deck should have heard the gunshot. But no one heard anything. (00:26:40)

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Correction: She shot the pilots below decks, not on same level as where the others were. And no-one else was around.

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)

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[Bond puts his gun against Valentin Zukovsky's head.]
Valentin Zukovsky: Walther PPK. Seven point six five millimeter. Only three men I know use such a gun. I believe I've killed two of them.

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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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