Goldeneye

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).

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.

Trivia: This was the first Bond film to have designed credits by Daniel Kleinman. The director loved the opening credits so much that Kleinman kept the job.

Trivia: Goldeneye was actually the original Bond author Ian Fleming's estate in Jamaica.

Trivia: Perrier paid a fortune for their cans to be crashed through by the tank. After the filming Perrier representatives picked up every single can, crushed or intact, to prevent people getting hold of them and re-using them to sell "false" Perrier.

Trivia: "Alec Trvelyan" never died on screen in Germany. The last scene German audiences saw was when he plummets to the ground after falling from the antenna. The latter part of the scene, where the structure collapses onto him, was cut in its entirety.

Trivia: Producer Michael G. Wilson has a cameo role as a member of the Russian Security Council.

Trivia: During the car chase in Monte Carlo, Bond and Xenia race past a group of cyclists who get toppled over in the process. One of the cyclists is the film's director, Martin Campbell.

Trivia: This was the last James Bond film viewed by Albert R. Broccoli. He died in 1996.

Trivia: This is the first Bond film to use computer-generated imagery in any non-credits scene.

Trivia: This was the first Bond film to be directed by a non-British director. Martin Campbell, who would later direct Casino Royale along with Goldeneye, is from New Zealand.

Trivia: The novel Casino Royale, the first James Bond novel, was originally published on April 13, 1953. Pierce Brosnan was born on May 16, 1953, making him one month and three days younger than Bond the character. This Bond film marks the first time the character had existed longer than the actor playing him.

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Trivia: The tank chase in St. Petersburg took around six weeks to film.

Trivia: In the lower left of Boris' computer screen in Severanya there is a rotating cube with different Star Trek icons in it.

Trivia: At the beginning, Bond initially sets the bomb's timing device for six minutes. Read it backwards and you get 006 - as in Agent 006, Alec Trevelyan.

Trivia: Famke Janssen broke one of her ribs whilst filming the fight scene with Bond in the sauna.

Trivia: Kate Gayson appears briefly as an extra in the casino scene. She is the daughter of Eunice Gayson, the first actress to appear as the same Bond girl in two films: Sylvia Trench. The second actress will be Léa Seydoux, reprising her role of Madeleine Swann from Spectre in the upcoming No Time To Die.

Harry

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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