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.


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.

A Demon Premium member

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.


Dr Wilson

Correction: They jumped out.

A Demon Premium member

Corrected entry: When the three MiGs overfly the Severnaya facility, just before the Goldeneye weapon is fired, one of thepilots 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.

A Demon Premium member

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.


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.

A Demon Premium member

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.


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 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 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: 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: 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.

BocaDavie Premium member

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 Premium member

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 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: 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: 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..)


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.


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.

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.


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.

Corrected entry: Brosnan's contract to play James Bond specifies that while contracted as Bond he is not permitted to appear in any other film wearing a tuxedo. Although he then went on to wear one in the remake of the Thomas Crown Affair

Correction: Brosnan's contract states he can't wear a James Bond-like tuxedo (including the black tie). In the Thomas Crown Affair he was allowed to wear a tuxedo, without breaking the JB contract, as it included a white bowtie.

Corrected entry: At the beginning, before the main titles, Bond rides a motorcycle off a cliff after a light aircraft. He then falls after the plane and catches up with it. This is patently impossible as described hundreds of years ago by Galileo and demonstrated on the moon during the Apollo missions. All bodies, neglecting air resistance, fall at the same rate. If anything Bond and the plane should have got further apart as Bond has a greater air resistance to mass ratio, and the plane is still under power.


Correction: That only refers to being in a vacuum. If what you say is true a parachute wouldn't slow you down.

Corrected entry: Pierce Brosnan emerges from the tank chase scene with his necktie perfectly in place.

Correction: Throughout all Bond films, he has always adjusted his necktie after an action scene - Bond probably did it off-screen, in the tank, once it had stopped moving.

Corrected entry: When Bond and Natalya are together in the Russian jail cell after escaping from the helicopter, Bond seizes Natalya's wrist and says something about her watch being frozen at the time of the Severnaya blast. Given that we already know Natalya is smart, pragmatic and resourceful, and that the blast took place several days beforehand, why would she still be wearing a broken watch?


Correction: Natayla has just survived a blast which could of easily killed her, escaped the wreckage, and somehow made it to St. Petersburg searching for answers, and wanting revenge - a broken watch is the least of her worries.

Corrected entry: When bond and 006 are in the gas room of the facility, Colonel Orumov captures 006. As Orumov is counting down until he kills 006, Alec (006) can be seen saying 3, 2, then he gets shot. This is kinda hard to see though.

Correction: Alec has planned this all along, it is one big set-up. He might be counting along to prepare himself for acting like he's being shot, just like some actors do.

Corrected entry: At the end where Wade appears, James and Natalya rise from their kiss. They are shown from the front rising to their knees, then from the back still getting up from the ground.


Correction: When they rise to their knees, they are sitting on their feet. In the next shot, they are getting up from sitting. It makes perfect sense.

Corrected entry: Towards the end when Bond and Natalia find the huge satellite they slide down it. Towards the end of the slide you can see a roller board under Bond.


Correction: It looks VERY much like a roller board, but it is actually the back of his vest.

Corrected entry: Prior to entering the bottling room, you see Bond and Trevelyan kill a pair of scientists, yet in the glass wall of their labs, you can see their reflections, still standing.


Correction: Actually, they only kill one scientist, and that reflection is actually steam from chemicals in the lab.

Corrected entry: When Boris goes for a cigarette outside the satelite station, why does his lighter only blow out when the stolen helicopter passes overhead? What about the blizzard that he has stepped into?


Correction: Because the lighter is close to his body, and it's not exactly a blizzard out. Watch the snow. When he lights the lighter, you can see the wind wasn't blowing.

Corrected entry: In the train getaway scene Bond's tank is stashed neatly in the railway tunnel further up the line. How can he possibly have caught up with the locomotive that appears to be travelling at over 70 mph?

Correction: Let's assume that the tank can move pretty quickly at maybe 35 mph, and that no railroad tracks go in a perfectly straight line. The train could be weaving around and turning while Bond can drive his tank straight to the tunnel, giving him a time advantage.

Corrected entry: This is a major point in the Bond film "You Only Live Twice" as well. How on earth did the bad guys purchase the parts for, and then secretly assemble, such huge bases? You'd have thought someone should have noticed all the materials being transported, or the large amounts of hi-tech equipment being purchased.

Correction: The dish was in an extremely remote area, and was assembeled underground. It's possible to move multiple shipments into the rainforest without being noticed. In "You Only Live Twice", they use an ordinary tanker to ship supplies at night and move them through caverns to the site of the base.

Corrected entry: When Xenia and Ouromov leave the bunker they get into the chopper and fly away. Boris couldn't have gone with them because the helicopter only has two seats.

Correction: No one ever says that Boris leaves with them. They all probably met back up in St. Petersburg.

Corrected entry: In the scene at the beginning where Trevelyan is "shot" in the head to make it appear to Bond like he was dead, how did they fake this without Bond noticing? He has seen Trevelyan move and talk, and he sees him talking as he is being "shot". A gun like that would take the back of his head clean off, if not making his head break into 3 or 4 different pieces. James Bond is a spy who's killed many men in his career. Wouldn't he notice this blatant farce?


Correction: Bond quite naturally turns away when the trigger has been pulled because he thinks he's just seen his friend killed and after that is fighting to escape with his life, not paying much attention to a 'body' on the ground.

Corrected entry: After Ouromov captured Bond and Natalya he shoots the Russian minister with Bond's gun. Then he takes the magazine out of the gun, removes the bullets and throws the empty gun back to Bond. But there still has to be one bullet within the gun. Bond should have used this one to kill Ouromov.


Correction: There are some guns that have a safety feature that you cannot fire the bullet in the chamber if there is an empty or no magazine.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Bond is attempting to disable the dish we see him put a metal bar though the satellite's chain drive then run after Alec. But in the very next shot the metal bar now has a smaller chain wrapped around it.


Correction: The bar already had the chain wrapped around it when it was hanging on the rack where Bond got the bar from.

Corrected entry: Valentin tells Bond he only knows 3 men who use a Walther PPK, 9mm. He also says he killed 2 of them. Bond says "Lucky me" and one of Valentin's men holds up a gun to Bond's head. The gun is a Walther PPK, 9mm.

Correction: Valentin's line is: Walther PPK 7.65mm, only three men I know use such a gun. I believe I've killed two of them.

Corrected entry: In the chemical weapons factory, Urumov tells to the soldiers not to shoot at Bond because there is gas. So why do they shoot in the begining to break the window? The bullets could have gone through and caused an explosion just as easily.

Dr Wilson

Correction: The windows are bulletproof, and they are shot to make the soldiers get in the bottling room.

Corrected entry: When Bond holds his pistol to Zukovsky, Zukovsky says it is a Walther PPK, and he knows only three people who use the gun and he has killed two. In fact, every aircrewmen and aircrewwomen in the British Royal Army Air Corps, Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm, and Royal Air Force uses it. It is perferable to the Beretta due to its small size.

Correction: This may be true but Zukovsky isn't saying that there are only three people in the entire world who use the gun, only that he KNOWS three people who use it.

Corrected entry: If you've lived in the Russian world, you know how very unlikely it is that any Russian would (like Boris) have to go outside to smoke a cigarette. That he should have to go outside in that kind of weather is even less believable. Of course, that isn't Boris's real reason for going outside. But his excuse should seem strange to everyone else.

Correction: His excuse didn't seem strange to his co-workers because Boris didn't actually say he was going *outside* to have the cigarette, he just said he was going to have one. No-one would have found it strange because they probably thought he was going to the canteen room to have it.


Corrected entry: When Bond enters the Soviet base at the start of the film you see 006 Trevelyan in the shadows pointing a gun at Bond and shouting in Russian. Bond then replies "I'm alone." Trevelyan then steps out of the shadows and greets Bond. If this were real then he would have killed Bond right there and not have to bother about the facade of being captured by Ourumov. MI6 would probably presume both men are dead and there would be no Bond to stop Trevelyan's plan. The only reason Trevelyan doesn't kill him there is because it doesn't fit the idea of the film (Bond always wins in the end.)

Correction: Actually, if both agents mysteriously disappeared then Trevelyan might be suspected, but if Bond "sees" him being shot then they will definately believe he's dead. Also, Trevelyan doesn't start out wanting Bond dead, they're old friends. In St. Petersburg he tries to convince him to work with him.


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.


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: 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

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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.



James Bond does his bungee jump down a dam that looks like it's in the beginning of spring, but when he emerges from the factory, it is dead winter with no dam in site, since they are on a mountain top.



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).