Continuity mistake: Near the beginning just before the radar station is destroyed you can see over Natalya's shoulder on the large map, that the Goldeneye is somewhere over northern Russia, the very next frame shows the map with the Goldeneye marker flashing because it is over its target in west Russia. (00:39:25)
Continuity mistake: In the middle of the tank chase, you see that part of one tank's front left flap (or whatever you call the thing hanging in the very front of the tank between its tracks) went missing - an obvious result of ramming through buildings, etc. In all subsequent tank shots, though, you see the flap in perfect condition again. (01:19:45)
Revealing mistake: Whilst in Q's workshop, Bond places his envelope on Q's X-Ray Document scanner. If you pay close attention to the screen (it's easy to notice anyway) his flight ticket has got VOID written on it 4 times... (00:51:54)
Factual error: At the climax of the movie, when Bond is holding Trevelyan by his foot over the dried lake and the dialog exchange of "For England, James?" "No... for me.", Bond lets go of Trevelyan. He then falls a very long distance onto solid concrete. A short time later, the movie shows Trevelyan still alive and moving his head around. This is not possible. A fall from that that height, especially falling on concrete, would have killed him instantly. The shot of him hitting showed him landing on his head and back first. This would have crushed his skull, and snapped his spine. Even if that didn't kill him, it would have knocked him out cold. The mistake goes even further though. The antenna array then explodes and falls on Trevelyan, while he screams at the top of his lungs. Even if someone was somehow able to survive that fall, the damage done to their body would have caused massive internal damage and bleeding. Trevelyan's lungs would have filled with blood. There is no way he could have screamed, let alone that loudly. So this mistake is twofold. The fall would have killed him instantly. And even if not, he could not have possibly screamed. (01:59:05)Quantom X
Factual error: When Bond and the girl are first escaping the general, they break into the archives room. Shortly after that, all the soldiers run into the archive room on the floor below Bond. The soldiers then chase Bond and the girl and while shooting at them through the metal grating floor, but none of the fluorescent light fixtures are ever shot out. (01:16:30)
Factual error: When the Goldeneye satellite is repositioned for targeting, the display shows a retrograde, east to west orbit. Only a couple of satellites have been sent into retrograde orbits. One use would be for a killer satellite that smashes into other satellites, not one that is hiding in plain sight until needed. A retrograde orbit is no faster than a standard orbit at the same altitude. Not only that but since a retrograde orbit is much more difficult and costly (in terms of fuel and other resources) to achieve, due to working against the Earth's spin instead of benefiting from it, very few satellites use one. This makes the addition of one in Goldeneye something that would draw extra attention from foreign powers, the exact opposite of what a country launching a super-secret satellite weapon would want. (00:35:00)edstrass
Factual error: 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. Even though the area has just come out of the water, you can see that the basin is stone dry. (01:43:00)Ssiscool
Factual error: After Trevelyan gets killed by falling on the dish, Bond jumps on the chopper to escape. But the chopper has to be at least 10-12 feet away from Bond to avoid its wings touching the pole Bond was hanging from. Also, Bond can't be high up as he has to be below the wing level of the chopper, else he will crash in the wings. How did he manage to jump so easily such a large distance? Some art of flying horizontally in air? (01:58:05)
Continuity mistake: When James is chasing Natalia and Ouromov through St. Petersburg in the tank, James crashes through various walls and statues, but when he is looking down at Xenia, Ouromov, and Natalia as they get on the train, the tank is wiped clean with no sign of bricks, Perrier cans, or any other debris. (01:25:16)
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)
Plot hole: In Cuba, Bond and Natalia are in a plane flying over a lake, attempting to find the Goldeneye control station. The station is hidden, and the Janus Group inside obviously does not want the operation discovered until it's time to go with their plan. They are hidden so well, Bond and Natalia are about to give up. Yet, the enemy fires a rocket at the plane to shoot it down, and sends Xenia in pursuit to finish them off. This does not logically make sense, as the rocket would be a dead giveaway that the base is actually there and lets Bond know it. That, and the rocket would be seen by the US government, letting them know that Janus is there. So even if the rocket succeeds in killing Bond, it would give the US government a precise target and would undermine Janus' entire operation. The logical thing to have done would let Bond leave empty handed. (01:37:00)Quantom X
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)
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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