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Continuity mistake: When Bond is flying the plane (after freefalling from the motorcycle) over the chemical plant at the beginning of the film, the people who have been chasing him down the runway have vanished. (00:10:17)

Factual error: When Ourumov activates Goldeneye, it shows the targeting reticule on the large wall screen pinpointing Severnaya in central Russia, close to Siberia. However, Severnaya is an island north of mainland Russia. (00:34:16)

Factual error: In Monaco, the Admiral's ID card is written only in English. As a Canadian, the card would be both French and English. (00:23:20)

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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)

Continuity mistake: In the bottling room scene, 006 holds his gun hanging down in his left hand. Then after he activates the alarm, it shows the gun in his right hand. (00:05:09)

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)

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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)

Factual error: While James Bond is chasing the escaping Ourumov, in one shot he jumps into a T-72 tank and then continues chasing him. A tank such as that would take at least 15 to 20 minutes to start up, and the tank is not already running when he gets in. (01:17:25)

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)


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)

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

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 the Cuban radio dish is being emptied, there is a shot of the last few feet being drained, but the rest of the dish (which had presumably just been emptied) is far too dry. This is due to reversing the film - still a mistake. (01:42:30)

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)

Visible crew/equipment: When Wade delivers the plane, he hands Bond a bag from Q and looks around. When he does a light screen is reflected in his glasses. (01:31:40)

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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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Revealing mistake: At the beginning when Bond is chasing the plane on the motorbike, in the last shot of Bond from behind before he goes over the cliff, the background shot of the mountains is a painting. Not only can you see the square sections on the wall, but some parts of the painting don't even match. (00:09:25)

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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: This was the first Bond film to have designed credits by Daniel Kleinman. The director loved the opening credits so much that Kleinman kept the job.

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Question: If the opening scene was staged to get 007 to surrender, then it seems it was a terrible plan. Look how many Russians got killed by Bond and 006. It seems very awkward that the whole thing was staged. Why did Bond need to surrender? Why couldn't 006 just shoot him (besides the usual reason that 007 must be executed through an overly involved and escape-riddled plan) What would they do with him once he was captured? Too many questions and a weird scenario.

Answer: The plan was not to capture 007, it was to stage 006's death. Trevelyan's long-term goal was to steal money from the Bank of England and cover it up using the GoldenEye satellite - he presumably did not have time to run the Janus Syndicate and implement this very elaborate plan whilst serving as a full-time MI6 officer. In fact, it was probably the intention that Bond should escape and tell the British government that 006 had died a hero's death.

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