Goldfinger

Continuity mistake: The Falcon Odd Job is driving with the crushed Lincoln has whitewall tires when leaving the scrap yard but when he returns to the farm it has blackwall tires.

Continuity mistake: When Goldfinger walks to play cards by the pool, the passers-by behind are not continuous between shots.

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Continuity mistake: The first time we see Goldfinger by the pool, in the wide angle there's a girl with an orange bathing suit, and a man with a striped shirt next to her. In the close-up, the man now has a white T-shirt with a blue print, and the girl has a white bikini and an orange skirt.

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Continuity mistake: By the pool, Bond is given a note by an agent. The way he holds the note changes between shots.

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Continuity mistake: During the pre-credits, the amount of soap on the back of the girl that was taking a bath changes between shots.

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Continuity mistake: During the pre-credits, Bond lights his lighter to check his watch before the explosion. In the close-up he lights it again.

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Continuity mistake: During the pre-credits Bond enters a room and his hands are spotless. In the close-ups of him placing explosives they're very dirty.

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Continuity mistake: When Oddjob throws his bowler hat to decapitate the head on the statue, you can see that the hat does not have a metal rim when it flies through the air, but when the hat lands on the ground, it does.

Continuity mistake: When the head of the statue falls on the ground after being decapitated by Oddjob's bowler hat, the head is now bright white and no longer matches the colour of the original marble.

Continuity mistake: When Colonel Smithers says "That's not quite fair" during the dinner sequence with Bond and M, the position of Smithers' hand/cigar jumps between shots.

Continuity mistake: When Bond is talking to his contact in the bar after the heroin plant explosion, look in the mirror behind him and you can see Bonita the dancer talking to some other men in the middle of the room. But in the next shot Bonita is on her own walking up the stairs, and the men are no longer in sight.

Continuity mistake: When Bond is knocked unconscious by Oddjob in Goldfinger's suite, the robe-knot on his dressing gown changes when he regains consciousness.

Continuity mistake: As the vault door closes the shadow of the running man can be seen at the door, which was still open enough to get through. Inside the vault, he just reaches it as it shuts.

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Continuity mistake: When Bond gets in the car outside the hangar in Kentucky, we see Oddjob open his door to get in. In the close up of Bond in the next shot, however, we see the car door is now closed, but we still hear it closing in the shot.

Continuity mistake: The complex in Switzerland (Auric Enterprises) when seen from the hills beyond is a few widely spaced buildings of sheet metal construction. After nightfall when Bond goes down to investigate, the site has turned into a veritable city of closely spaced buildings of brick construction.

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Continuity mistake: When Bond and Oddjob are fighting to the death at Fort Knox, Bond retrieves Oddjob's lethal steel-brimmed derby hat and takes aim, preparing for a backhand throw with his left hand. Camera cuts to a startled Oddjob for a split-second. When the camera cuts back to Bond, he is executing a much more difficult forehand throw with his right hand.

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Continuity mistake: When the cube of metal that was the Lincoln comes out, the electromagnet comes in and grabs it as it sits close to the exit. When the camera cuts to a wider shot, the cube is being lifted from a further distance out from the exit.

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Continuity mistake: After Shirley Eaton is painted gold, Bond looks at her legs. The shot shows a pair of short, heavyset legs. These are a stand-in's legs or artificial ones. Shirley's were long and perfectly shaped, as seen at the beginning of the bedroom scene.

Continuity mistake: In Goldfinger's plane, Bond's Martini swaps from being by his lips to down by his waist.

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Continuity mistake: In Fort Knox, after Oddjob cuts the cables, his hat and the cable change positions on the floor.

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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. (01:16:25 - 01:20:30)

More mistakes in Goldfinger

James Bond: Do you expect me to talk, Goldfinger?
Goldfinger: No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!

More quotes from Goldfinger

Trivia: Harold Sakata (Oddjob) was formerly a professional weightlifter and won a silver medal for the United States at the 1948 Olympics in London.

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