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).

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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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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.

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

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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: Sean Bean had previously auditioned for the role of James Bond in "The Living Daylights" (1987).

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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: The first James Bond film to be released on DVD.

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

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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.

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

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Trivia: This was Pierce Brosnan's first appearance as James Bond. After Roger Moore announced his retirement from playing 007, Timothy Dalton was offered the role but was unavailable. Brosnan was then offered the role in "The Living Daylights" (1987) but lost out due to his contractual obligations to "Remington Steele".

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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.

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Continuity mistake: When Bond and Natalia eject from the helicopter, you can clearly see two white parachutes, but when the capsule lands, in two scenes you see the parachutes being red and white. (01:12:20)

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Natalya Siminova: Do you destroy every vehicle you get into?
James Bond: Standard operating procedure.

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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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That makes more sense.

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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: 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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Ourumov shot Alec and the Russian soldier with the same gun but, only the soldier was actually killed.

Wouldn't James know it was a blank round? Lack of blood for example?

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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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