Goldeneye

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)

mr. vader

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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.

Plot hole: In Cuba, Bond and Natalia are in a plane flying over a lake, attempting to find the Goldeneye control station. The station is hidden, and the Janus Group inside obviously does not want the operation discovered until it's time to go with their plan. They are hidden so well, Bond and Natalia are about to give up. Yet, the enemy fires a rocket at the plane to shoot it down, and sends Xenia in pursuit to finish them off. This does not logically make sense, as the rocket would be a dead giveaway that the base is actually there and lets Bond know it. That, and the rocket would be seen by the US government, letting them know that Janus is there. So even if the rocket succeeds in killing Bond, it would give the US government a precise target and would undermine Janus' entire operation. The logical thing to have done would let Bond leave empty handed. (01:37:00)

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Suggested correction: Even if Janus believes he's shooting at Bond and thus alerting the US government, he doesn't believe the US government can act fast enough to stop him. Janus is fully convinced that the only way his plan can fail is through Bond, so giving away his location as a trade for Bond's head still isn't too far off. Also, Janus knows Bond well enough to believe that Bond would never leave empty-handed under any circumstances, so he'd better take the clear shot now than allow Bond to enter his base.

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.

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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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: At the end, all the marines reveal themselves, to the surprise of Bond and the woman (fair enough). But at the same time three helicopters come in from the top of the screen, which apparently no-one had heard or seen until that second. Odd, especially since they only start making any noise when they're in shot... (02:05:23)

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[Bond puts his gun against Valentin Zukovsky's head.]
Valentin Zukovsky: Walther PPK. Seven point six five millimeter. Only three men I know use such a gun. I believe I've killed two of them.

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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: 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: 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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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.

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