Goldfinger

Continuity mistake: When Bond is first put in the truck, it shows both of the larger trucks as 1964 Internationals, lead by a new Jeep CJ series with curved front fenders. In the next few shots, the Jeep becomes a 1950s version with flat front fenders, and the larger trucks are now darker green 1956 Fords. When they arrive at Fort Knox, the Jeep and trucks have changed back to the newer models.

Continuity mistake: The bomb is disarmed with 007 seconds left on the conveniently placed timer with big white numbers. Then, Bond says "Three more ticks and Mr. Goldfinger would've hit the jackpot." What? Well, originally, the timer would've stopped at 003, and the line would make sense, but later the powers that be decided to stop it at 007 instead for a good old Bond joke, and apparently never forgot to delete that line in editing. [The 3 clicks mistake is an interesting one as there are still in existence cuts of the film with the original 003 on the nuclear device timer. One contributor saw the 003 version in 1970 and was puzzled when the 007 version turned up on TV years later.]

Factual error: When Oddjob has the Lincoln crushed at the junkyard, it is smashed into a small rectangle, and dropped into the little falcon pickup. Even though the crushed car fits into the bed of the Falcon, it still weighs at least 2 tons. That weight would have dropped the back of the truck to the ground, but the truck doesn't even squat a few inches, let alone being able to handle that load with the tyres it has.

Continuity mistake: You can see when the black Lincoln that Oddjob drives to the junkyard is lifted to be crushed, it has no engine or transmission.

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Continuity mistake: When Oddjob drives away from the golf course, Goldfinger is not in the back of the car for some reason, even though they show him in the car earlier.

Continuity mistake: When Bond trades shots with Goldfinger's men, after the first part of the car chase at the factory, his PPK has turned into a Walther P38.

Continuity mistake: The T-Bird following Oddjob to the junkyard does not have fender skirts but does when they give up the chase and head back to the farm.

Other mistake: The crushed 'cube' car is not the whole Lincoln; that kind of small cube is produced in junkyards from the body only, without wheels, drive train, etc.

Continuity mistake: When Pussy Galore's Flying Circus lands at Blue Grass Field, the blonde girl we see getting out of the first Piper is not among the group of pilots who report to Pussy in the next shot.

Matty W

Factual error: It is impossible for Oddjob to have crushed the golf ball with his hand no matter how strong he is. For the way he crushed in his hand enclosed completly around it. It is impossible to crush even an egg that way unless you apply pressure all around. To his credit, Sean Connery wasn't blind to this. He repeatedly complained about this when he first read the script, that the golf ball scene was ridiculous.

Factual error: Goldfinger's disguised henchmen are dressed in Army uniforms, however, their rank insignia is Air Force.

Character mistake: When Bond is being flown to Baltimore, Pussy calls her assistant Mai Lee twice on the plane. Once in person, then telling the co-pilot to give her instructions. However, when they disembark, she calls her Mai Lai.

Continuity mistake: After the game of golf between Goldfinger and Bond, Goldfinger gets Oddjob to show off his usually dangerous hat. He throws the hat at the statue and we see it fly off to the right of the screen, well away from the statue. Yet in the following shot, the decapitated head falls down next to the hat on the ground right by the statue.

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Continuity mistake: When Bond ejects the car seat with the Korean from his Aston Martin, the Korean leaves through the roof of the car with his legs straight (as seen inside the car). The scene changes outside the car and now the Korean can be seen fully seated in the car seat.

Larry Koehn

Continuity mistake: In the first shots of the golf course, you see Goldfinger's Rolls parked to the far left of the main building, with Bond's car in the lot in the background. When the scene changes to the inside of the clubhouse store, the Rolls is now very close to the front of the store. At the end of the golf game the Rolls is back to the left of the main building and as the camera pans back you can see that the store is to the far right of the main building.

demodon

Continuity mistake: The first time they show Johnny in the T-bird looking at the radar, you can see from the driver's window an orange 1958 Chevrolet pulling out into traffic. A few seconds later he is talking and you can see the same 1958 Chevrolet driving up to pull out in the street.

demodon

Continuity mistake: When Goldfinger's henchman (the one who falls victim to the ejector seat) gets into the Aston Martin with Bond, he can be seen pointing a Smith & Wesson Model 36 "Chiefs Special" at him. However in the next scene, he can be seen holding a Walther P38.

Continuity mistake: At Fort Knox, when Oddjob throws his hat at Bond it lands on the grille, yet appears on the concrete floor in the next shot.

Sacha

Other mistake: Pussy Galore's flying circus is approaching Fort Knox flying in a V-shaped formation.Pussy is counting down from 5 to 0 before they release the nerve gas. On each count, we see another female pilot in a different plane but we also see another plane through the right side window. If you fly with 5 planes in such formation, only 3 planes can have another plane at their right side, not 4 or 5.

Vince van Riet

Deliberate mistake: When we first encounter Tilly Masterson, she overtakes Bond and he decides not to pursue her. Then, when Goldfinger has stopped, Bond is actually ahead of her as she nearly hits him with a rifle shot. Given that most Swiss passes are single carriageways, surely Bond would have noticed her had she parked earlier.

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