Goldeneye

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.

manthabeat

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Suggested correction: Checked, and the audio matches her lip movements just fine.

DEvans

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)

Michalos

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Suggested correction: Optical illusion. When the camera pulls back to show Xenia slumped against the tree, it still looks very tall, and she is at least ten feet above the ground.

DEvans

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)

Ssiscool

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)

Ssiscool

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Continuity mistake: When Bond throws his gun on the bench in the sauna, the barrel is facing away from the towel. When Bond goes to get it a few moments later and Ontopov attacks him, the barrel is now facing the towel. (01:02:20)

Ssiscool

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Continuity mistake: When Q goes to pick up the plane ticket off the X-ray document scanner, the envelope is perched on the lip of the tray. When the camera cuts to an extreme close up the envelope is flat on the tray. (00:49:40)

Ssiscool

Continuity mistake: When we see the band preforming in the square in St. Petersberg, there is a shot of them marching left to right. And by the band is a big crowd of people watching them. When the camera changes to Mishkin's office, the crowd has disappeared. (00:47:50)

Ssiscool

Continuity mistake: When the Naval officer is giving his speech about the Tiger helicopter, a row boat starts to pass the warship. Camera cuts and now this rowboat is about to start passing the warship again. This cannot be attributed to the change in angle. (00:25:50)

Ssiscool

Audio problem: When Bond is walking from one side of the chemical factory to the other behind the cage of gas tanks, we hear his footsteps with a clack sound which sounds like normal shoes on a concrete floor, not boots with a thick rubber sole. Also, the noise is out of sync with his actual footsteps. (00:07:10)

Ssiscool

Revealing mistake: When Oumarov tells his driver to go left just after Bond has obtained the statue on his tank, there is a shot of the tank with Bond stood up driving. However, it is not Pierce Brosnan. (01:21:00)

Ssiscool

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Continuity mistake: As Bond drives over the jeeps and police cars one of the flaps on the tanks gets damaged. It is then back in one piece in the next shot. This is not to be confused with when one flap goes missing. (01:20:50)

Ssiscool

Continuity mistake: As Oumarov encounters the roadblock there is a silver car that breaks halfway out of a junction. When Oumarov goes past, this car has vanished. (01:18:25)

Ssiscool

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Continuity mistake: In the tank chase it is made very clear Bond is stood through the hatch while driving, However in some shots, he's not visible, but appears an instant later. (01:18:00)

Ssiscool

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Revealing mistake: When the tank first drives through the wall at the start of the chase, track marks are visible on the road ahead of it. (01:17:30)

Ssiscool

Continuity mistake: When Bond is on the yacht and the guy in the red and blue striped shirt tries to attack him, he wraps a towel round the attacker's head, over the eyes. However when we see Bond throw the attacker the towel is now down round his neck. (00:24:00)

Ssiscool

Continuity mistake: When James and Alec emerge from the hallway floor, James backs into the wall with a straight back and his pistol right by his face. Camera cuts and his body position and the position of the gun have changed. (00:04:40)

Ssiscool

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Continuity mistake: When Xenia is crushed to death in the crotch of a tree by her safety harness, her head is looking down. When Bond and Natalya look at the dead Xenia after the helicopter explosion, her head is now looking up. (01:40:00)

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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: 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.

Sierra1

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