Goldeneye
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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

Revealing mistake: When Bond takes Xenia off the hot coals and throws her onto the floor in the sauna, you can see that "Xenia" is a dummy. (01:03:40)

Continuity mistake: What happened to all the Russian soldiers on the airfield when the weapons facility blew up? They were all standing there watching Bond catch up with the plane, but when he flies back over the facility none of the soldiers are seen.

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Revealing mistake: As Bond is chasing the car in the tank, as he makes a right turn, and the skid marks of a previous take are seen on the pavement. (01:22:05)

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Other mistake: When Natalia is messaging Boris for the first time, the keys she is pressing are not what appears on screen. For example, watch closely and she hits 2 buttons at the same time which when you compare it to a keyboard is the letters "p" and ";" However, the ";" never appears on screen. (00:55:00)

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Revealing mistake: During the tank chase, there is an overhead shot of the tank sliding round a corner. In this shot you can see scars in the road from a previous take. (01:19:40)

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Factual error: In the cemetery, Bond encounters Alex Trevelyan, whom he thought had been killed in the chemical plant explosion. One of Treyelvan's henchmen shoots Bond in the right side of his neck with a dart but in the very next scene, and for the remainder of the movie, Bond's neck shows no sign of having been punctured. (01:08:10)

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Revealing mistake: In the opening scene when Bond is shown running up to the spot from where he will bungee jump, it is not Pierce Brosnan but his stunt double. You can also see a smudge on the camera lens in the same shot. It starts out on the wall on the left and moves downward onto the asphalt and stops just to the left of where Bond drops the bungee cable. (00:01:05)

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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: 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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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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