Corrected entry: In the beginning, James has a fight with a man and he throws him into a bath filled with water. Then James throws the electric fan into the bath, which electrocutes the man. Problem is: The electrocution should have killed the lights, or at least made them flicker, but they do nothing of these.kh1616
Corrected entry: When Bond looks at Tilly Mastersons attache case in the rear view mirror as he's driving along, the initials on the case are the right way round instead of being backwards which they would've been when seen in a mirror.
Corrected entry: After Goldfinger has been sucked out of the plane, and it is diving as Bond makes his way to the cockpit, there is a man lying on the floor in the cabin who was not previously in this scene. Where did he appear from, as the only people in the cabin were Bond and Goldfinger? This scene has obvously had something edited out.
Corrected entry: Although the gaffe of the crushed Lincoln Contintental demolishing the suspension of the Ford Falcon Ranchero (5,000 lbs. vs. an 800 lb. capacity cargo bed) seems to be pretty well known, there was another, very similar mistake made in the same film. In 1964, a troy ounce of gold was worth $36. If Mr. Solo got $1 million worth of gold bars in the back of the Lincoln Continental, he's got almost 2,000 lbs. worth in the trunk. The trunk can in reality only hold about 400 lbs.
Corrected entry: When the plane carrying Bond and Pussy Galore to the White House goes down, it crashes into the ocean. But the plane was going from Fort Knox, Kentucky to Washington D.C. The plane wouldn't have passed over the Atlantic Ocean or any of the Great Lakes en route to Washington D.C.poehitman
Corrected entry: In the scene where Goldfinger meets with the gangsters to explain in detail his plan for entering Fort Knox why does he go to the trouble of announcing his plan when he is going to kill the gangsters a few minutes later? It only serves to let Bond (and the audience) know what's going on, but makes no sense in the movie at all. The gas is fatal - he only tells them it knocks people out to win their confidence.
Corrected entry: Goldfinger's Grand Slam task force is able to penetrate Fort Knox after the Flying Circus has sprayed the military reservation and surrounding area with nerve gas. To fool Goldfinger and his people, the U.S. Army has instructed its soldiers to fall to the ground and pretend to be dead. That way, Goldfinger will be fooled into believing that the nerve gas attack was successful. While the Army might be able to get its personnel to fake death, how would they go about getting the cooperation of every civilian that lives and works in the area around Fort Knox? Also, since there are numerous horse and dairy farms around Fort Knox, wouldn't Goldfinger's task force expect to see dead horses, cows and other livestock scattered about as they make their way to the Gold Depository?
Corrected entry: In the scene where Tilly Masterson is running through the woods away from Bond and Auric's men, Oddjob throws his hat at her. It hits her in the neck and she simply falls over and dies. However, a few scenes before Oddjob throws his hat at the statue and cuts the head clean off. Shouldn't Tilly have been decapitated?
Corrected entry: At the congress between Goldfinger & the crime bosses, they all demand the payments owed to them, namely one million dollars each in gold bullion. Goldfinger then teases them by saying, "You can have one million today, or ten million tomorrow", which he explains to mean that, upon executing Operation Grand-Slam, the market value of circulating gold bullion will multiply by a factor of at least ten. But if that's the case, then why would the gangsters be motivated to wait for their parcels of gold? Its value will increase after the Fort Knox job regardless that they take possession today or tomorrow.
Corrected entry: When James Bond is trying to escape Goldfinger's henchmen, he is in Switzerland. When he wakes up he is in an airplane on the way to Baltimore, USA. That plane is a Lockheed Jetstar. Its range with extra fuel is about 5000km. The distance between Switzerland and Kentucky is about 7000km. The Jetstar would never make it to Kentucky.
Corrected entry: Bond's car has bullet proof windows, yet when he tries to escape from Oddjob and Goldfinger's men (after overhearing "Operation Grand Slam") the front windscreen not only has bullet marks but holes where it looks as if the bullets have gone through the glass. One of these lines up with Bond's forehead and a few of the other look as if they should have caused him some serious harm-but didn't.
Corrected entry: During the "gassing of Fort Knox sequence", you can see one soldier tapping another on the arm as they miss their cue to drop to the ground. Others miss it completely and are still standing as others fall, and a few even take the time to lie down comfortably, rather than just slumping over.
Corrected entry: It was a long-standing rumor (due to sexist prejudices) that Pussy's flying circus members were actually disguised men.
Corrected entry: When Oddjob first demonstrates his lethal bowler hat by decapitating the statue; the statue's arm bends as the head falls on to it.
Corrected entry: In the famous scene with Bond strapped to the table being menaced by the laser, he manages to get his freedom by stating that if he doesn't call in with his office 008 will replace him, and 008 will know all that he knows, including about Operation: Grand Slam. Goldfinger promptly lets him go, saying Bond is more use to him alive. However, he then proceeds to keep Bond prisoner, and doesn't let him call in, which surely negates the effect he wanted by saving his life. Why not just kill him, if in MI6 terms he might as well be dead. He'll still be replaced.
Corrected entry: Shirley Eaton, who was painted from head to foot in gold paint for the famous shots, had to undergo 2 hours of make-up for the scene. During that time, she was closely monitored by medical experts, to avoid the epidermal asphyxiation - skin suffocation - that her character "Jill Masterson" died from. The idea was based on a real Swiss fashion model who painted herself and subsequently died.
Corrected entry: When Goldfinger unexpectedly appears on the plane near the end of the film, one can see the top of one of someone's head behind Goldfinger. This person's left arm is later visible behind Goldfinger as Goldfinger talks to Bond. Yet seconds later when Bond and Goldfinger fight over the golden gun this person is nowhere to be seen.
Corrected entry: When Mr. Solo leaves for the airport, the bars of gold are loaded, unpackaged, and in the trunk of the car. Assuming he was flying commercially, was he going to check the bars of gold as luggage?
Corrected entry: When Goldfinger flips the pool table over to show the model of Fort Knox, Bond watches through a vent in the floor and sticks his head up in one of the model buildings and looks out. What? I thought there was a pool table on the other side of the model. It's impossible to think that the pool table on the other side vanished off of the face of the earth right after Goldfinger turned it over.
Corrected entry: When Bond is making Goldfinger lose money at the card game, how does he know how much to tell him to lose? The game might have been for only $100 and $15k would have been absurdly high, or it might have been for $100,000 and $15k would have been absurdly low. And why would Jill say, "I'm beginning to like you, Mr. Bond" with the mike still on and Goldfinger able to hear this, revealing her disloyalty?
Corrected entry: The Connery Bond needs help to defuse a nuke, the Moore Bond can defuse one on his own, And the Brosnan Bond can't defuse one at all.
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