Goldfinger

Revealing mistake: When the small jet taking Bond to Washington is shown taxiing away from the assembled VIP the engines are not running (no exhaust) and one can faintly see a tow cable pulling the plane to the right.

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Continuity mistake: When Tilly falls after her fatal encounter with Oddjob's hat, she lands on her back. When Bond comes over to kneel over her body, it is face down.

Matty W
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Other mistake: Jill's sister wants to kill Goldfinger for killing Jill, but Oddjob kills her, using his deadly metal hat. Problem is: Jill has no signs of death, no decapitation, no broken neck, no blood, nothing.

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Continuity mistake: When entering Fort Knox we see the laser cutting from left to right across the metal door, which is subsequently pulled out. But when we see the door from the inside, it looks as if the laser has cut also both sides. There was no time for that - and we do not see the laser make such movements as going up or down.

Jacob La Cour
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Deliberate mistake: When Bond is getting chased by Goldfinger's gangsters, he sees a car's headlights coming straight at him (which is later revealed as a mirror reflecting his own headlights). To save his life, he crashes into a nearby wall. In some versions of the movie, his car only goes in part way, while in older versions, his car goes all the way through the wall. The filmmakers must have changed this so the scene following that, which has Oddjob opening the door and revealing Bond unconscious, could work.

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Audio problem: We know that all of Goldfinger (Gert Frobe)'s dialogue was dubbed by another actor. It was done quite well, except in the scene where Goldfinger is showing Mr. Ling around his factory. His lips are moving, but none of the dubbed dialogue matches it. (00:40:15)

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Continuity mistake: In the barn, Bond's handkerchief irons and rearranges itself between shots.

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Continuity mistake: In Goldfinger's plane, when Bond orders his Martini, the stuff on the table changes positions between shots.

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Continuity mistake: In the opening sequence, Bond sets some explosives, then checks his watch. A closeup shot shows he wears the watch on the outside of his black long-sleeve outfit. He rushes outside, and the following shot he peels off the top to reveal a white smoking jacket. But he never removes the watch first, as it is now *inside* his jacket sleeve.

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Continuity mistake: Bond drops a bottle of wine onto the floor after being hit by Oddjob and he falls and lands almost on top of the bottle, but in the next shot it's a few feet away to his left.

Matty W
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Continuity mistake: In Switzerland when Bond chases Tilly, the weather suddenly changes from almost clear skies to quite overcast.

Jacob La Cour

Other mistake: When Felix and his partner are following Odd Job to the airport, thinking they are tracking Bond, they are supposed to be in Kentucky but palm trees are visible in the background en-route.

Matty W

Continuity mistake: When Bond and Tilly Masterson stop at the garage after her car is ruined by the Aston, we see her wooden case on the rear parcel shelf of the DB5. She gets out and so does Bond, yet when he reaches in to give her back the case he only just reaches in with his arm. There is no way he could reach the case.

Factual error: After Bond make the tanks explode, he goes to see a woman. A man enters the room with a bar in his right hand. James sees that in the eyes of the woman, but the image is not reversed like it should be.

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Continuity mistake: When Goldfinger loses his card game, he gets mad and snaps his pencil in half. I have doubts that the pencil would make such a loud noise, but either way, there is no way Bond could have heard this, seeing as we're to believe Jill's radio only goes one way.

Continuity mistake: When Bond duels with Tilly's car, before crashing it, a blue-screened mountain always appears behind him, despite the landscape being totally different.

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Continuity mistake: After Bond leaves Fort Knox we see the crew of his plane lying tied up and struggling inside the hangar. A few clips later we see them again - this time unconscious.

Jacob La Cour

Deliberate mistake: Goldfinger has imprisoned Bond in a jail cell guarded by an Asian. Bond draws the Asian into the cell by smiling through the small barred prison door window and then slowly sinking out of sight. When the Asian enters the cell, Bond drops on him from above. While it is physically possible for Bond to work his way up the walls into that position, he could not do it in the time elapsed nor could he do it without passing his body in front of the small barred window (which would be seen by the Asian guard).

Revealing mistake: At the beginning of the film, Bond shoots his rope gun to climb over the wall. If you look closely, the rope he shot didn't even come out of his gun. It comes from off the left side of the screen. Very visible in slo-mo, or paused

Continuity mistake: In Fort Knox, when Bond is crouched about to grab the hat, he moves closer to it between shots.

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

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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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Question: Q demonstrated the switches for the left and right front-wing machine guns - why is the "right" control on the left and vise versa?

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Chosen answer: They're not. Q was just indicating to Bond that these were the wing machine guns, he wasn't stating which was which.

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