Factual error: Boris changes the satellite's orbit to be over London instantaneously via computer. Re-tasking a satellite takes days, even weeks. (01:43:00)
Factual error: In the tank chase scene, Bond drives through the concrete wall with the turret forward. This would absolutely wreck the gun. Also later the tank is sliding around on the road. A real tank wouldn't do this, it would rip up the road. (01:17:30)
Continuity mistake: When the dish is draining out, the concrete is smooth, allowing all the water to run down the hole with no interference. Later, when Bond and Natalya are skidding down the dish, there is a little ledge around the hole that stops them falling to their death. (01:43:50)
Other mistake: When the Goldeneye is first fired, watch as the planes collide and then explode, one at a time. The plane that blows up closest to the camera is the exact same explosion, debris and all, that occurs when the second satellite is destroyed at the end of the film in space. (00:39:00 - 01:57:00)
Continuity mistake: When Q demonstrates the pen grenade to Bond, he says that it will explode after four seconds, when you click three times. But when he tests the pen, it explodes one second earlier. And when Grishenko is clicking the pen and Bond throws it away at the control station in Cuba, it explodes two seconds later. (00:49:55)mr. vader
Deliberate mistake: Throughout the entire movie every character seems to speak fluent English, despite several portions of the movie take place in remote Russian locations.
Continuity mistake: In the shot where Bond crashes through the window in the St. Petersburg barracks building, there is a clear blue sky above. Right after that, the sky is grey, and the ground views of the St. Petersburg obviously had no sun shining on anything. (01:16:45)
Continuity mistake: In the tank chase scene, if you look at the cars, you will see that the same cars keep cropping up throughout the entire chase. (01:20:40)
Audio problem: While Bond is wrestling with the pilot inside the small plane at the beginning, he leans out of the door and shoots a guard on a bike. However, the actual gunshot is heard before he even points his gun. (00:07:30)
Character mistake: When Bond is jumping from the dam in the opening sequence, you see him 'clip in' twice, once attaching the rope to his feet, and once attaching the rope to the dam. He is using screw-gate carabiners, large clips that have a small bevel gate on them that secure them shut. Yet Bond doesn't screw them shut - all it takes is a simple flick of the fingers and they're done. This means that they're not as safe as they should be, and could potentially open - particularly when doing something as stressful as diving off a dam. You would have thought that as Bond's parents 'had the luxury of dying in a climbing accident' as Trevelyan puts it, he would take more care over basic safety procedures when using ropes and climbing equipment. (00:01:10)
Visible crew/equipment: At the scene where Alec Trevelyan and Bond are fighting on the antenna cradle, there is one shot (about 1 second in length) where you can see the face of the stunt double. This occurs just after Bond rolls down the stairs, and we see a shot of Trevelyan putting a new magazine in his gun. The double jumps over the edge of the platform, and then Brosnan is in the room with the huge chain drive thing that moves the antenna. (01:53:00)
Visible crew/equipment: In the pre-title sequence there is a shot just after Bond leaves the Russian facility while escaping.In the shot, there is a plane moving and at the background Bond is standing and aiming his gun at the plane. There the person appearing isn't Brosnan, he is a stunt double. The stunt double's face is visible on blu ray. He's noticeable even without stopping the movie. (00:08:20)
Continuity mistake: When the dead admiral falls out of the closet on the boat the morning after Xenia kills him, and James Bond opens the closet door, as he's falling he has a straight face and eyes looking straight ahead, but after he lands and it shows his face, his eyes are looking upwards and he's grinning. (00:25:55)
Factual error: When Alec and Xenia escape from the train with a helicopter, that helicopter is a Robinson R22, piston engine powered. So we shouldn't hear a turbine noise but a sound like an car's engine. (01:27:00)
Continuity mistake: After Bond finds the dead Admiral, he jumps off the yacht onto a smaller boat and speeds off towards shore, but he never unties the smaller boat from the yacht. (00:25:10)
Continuity mistake: In the interrogation room, Ouromov takes Bond's gun and shoots Defense Minister Mishkin. While the gun is clearly aimed between Mishkin's eyes, he clutches his throat as he falls. (01:14:15)
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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