Goldeneye
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Visible crew/equipment: This flub is virtually impossible to catch by the human eye - use slow-mo. When Bond jumps off the dam, they do a shot, following him along his descent down the ledge of the wall. In a shot only visible during three or four frames, but they catch a shot of the ledge before panning down, in which you can see the film crew watching on top, together with a van or two... (00:01:50)

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Suggested correction: If you need slow-motion to spot it, then it's not a mistake per this site's rules.

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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)

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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: 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: James Bond does his bungee jump down a dam that looks like it's in the beginning of spring, but when he emerges from the factory, it is dead winter with no dam in site, since they are on a mountain top. (00:01:00)

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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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