Goldeneye

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)

Continuity mistake: When 007 and Natalia are in the plane flying over the pond and looking for the dish, Bond says "Maybe Wade was right. There is no dish." As he is saying this you can see that they are leaving the pond behind. This is obvious as you can see the trees on the same side they are flying over. Yet the missile shoots out of the pond and hits the wing while the plane is over the pond. There would not have been enough time to turn the plane round and go over the pond again. (01:37:00)

Revealing mistake: In the scene containing Q describing the operation of the "grenade" pen to Bond, Q is not looking at Bond and appears to be being cued. With careful observation you can see Q's eyes reading the cards. Also, his actions/reactions do not seem fluid but abrupt as he reads to a point where he must do an action of some sort and he performs it suddenly. Much of the scene is shot from a profile view of Q and Bond so as to reduce the obviousness of it (mostly during the longer dialog pieces for Q). (00:49:30)

Continuity mistake: When 007 escapes from Ourumov, he shoots dead several Russian soldiers (two of them from the floor), jumps through a window, and smashes through numerous walls in the tank, yet his suit when he gets into Trevelyan's train is perfectly dry-cleaned and unblemished. (01:15:15)

Plot hole: When Alec reveals himself to be Janus and that he was alive all that time Alec scolds Bond for re-setting the timer at three minutes instead of six. The problem is if Alec had realised Bond reset the timer on the explosive then he should have had plenty of time to leave the building after Bond escaped, so he shouldn't have been injured.

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Suggested correction: At the time he DIDN'T know Bond had reset the timer...maybe Bond had agreed to do this off-screen at some point but it's never alluded to.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Bond is escaping from the archives hall with Natalya, he jumps through a window. In the interior shot, his head breaks through the main semicircle crossbar of the window. When the shot switches to outside, the crossbar is intact along with the glass above it. After Bond's recovered, the window is visible in the top left corner and the top semicircle of glass is not there. (01:16:50)

Continuity mistake: When the Mig is falling on the antenna, it goes straight to it at a steep angle, but in the next shot, it passes through another building before and at a different angle. (00:39:00)

Dr Wilson

Revealing mistake: In the airfield outside the chemical weapon factory, James Bond hits a man with a motorcycle. He flies in the air before the impact and it's obviously a dummy. (00:08:40)

Dr Wilson

Continuity mistake: When Bond is racing Xenia at the beginning of the film, the rear Ferrari 355 badge is in one scene there, in the next missing. (00:13:40)

Revealing mistake: When the roof of the train opens so the helicopter can take off, it shakes a lot. It doesn't really look armored. (01:27:05)

Dr Wilson

Continuity mistake: When Bond and Natalya are being chased through the library by Orumov and his soldiers, Bond pulls out his belt and activates the piton with the high tensile cable. It goes into the wall just above the arched window. Before the camera angle changes to show the point of contact with the window, Bond is facing forward. As he hits the window he is suddenly facing backwards. Then as he exits the window, the camera outside shows him to be facing forwards again. (01:16:50)

Factual error: When Bond and Natalya slide down the dish after being shot at, Bond stops them by putting his feet against a bar or something at the edge of the hole. However, they are traveling so fast that this should have broken (or at least somehow injured) his legs. Plus, that little thing called inertia should have sent them both over the bar, down the hole, and to their deaths. (01:48:15)

Audio problem: Near the beginning, Bond is racing another woman on the mountain. The woman in the car with Bond says she enjoys a spirited ride but her mouth doesn't match what she is saying.

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Continuity mistake: Xenia is squeezed to death in a tree. The tree seems to change height. When the helicopter is falling and dragging Xenia, she is lifted up towards a very tall tree. When they look again at her after she dies, the tree is extremely short and her legs are no more than a meter away from the ground. (01:44:00)

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Continuity mistake: In the tank chase scene Ourmarov tells the driver to go left. The tank then turns left as well. Camera changes and the tank turns again. (01:21:20)

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Continuity mistake: When the tank has driven down the tunnel, it emerges and destroys a good section of the building, including a window. When the trucks come through a few seconds later the damage is a lot less and the window has reappeared. (01:18:45)

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Alec Trevelyan: I might as well ask if all those vodka martinis silence the screams of all the men you've killed... Or if you've found forgiveness in the arms of all those willing women, for the dead ones you failed to protect?

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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.

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Question: How did Alec survive being shot at the start only to return later in the film. It's something that I can't figure out, as James saw him get shot.

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Chosen answer: The real answer, which I believe was explained better in the game or in special features. Regardless, I did hear, is that Ourumov wasn't aiming directly at Alec's head, but to the side and shot the ground behind him. But made it look like he shot him in the head. Alec would have felt the bullet whiz by him.

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It has been a while since I watched the movie, and my copy is a VHS... but I believe if you watch very closely you can actually see the bullet hit the ground behind him with a tile breaking. I don't remember for sure if you can, but I seem to remember they did add that little effect.

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Answer: He was shot with a blank cartridge. What that means is that the casing in the gun chamber didn't contain a live bullet; instead of killing him, the gun simply gave off a realistic flash that tricked Bond into thinking Alec had been shot. As explained later in the film, Alec's death was staged between himself and Ourumov.

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Wouldn't James know it was a blank round? Lack of blood for example?

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Ourumov shot Alec and the Russian soldier with the same gun but, only the soldier was actually killed.

Answer: But what about the Russian soldier who was nervous and fired at the gas tanks, only to be shot by Ourumov? Did he fake his death too?

That's a valid point. Ourumov never reloaded.

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