Goldfinger

Continuity mistake: While Bond drives in Geneva, the landscape differs between the blue-screen shots inside the car and the ones outside.

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Continuity mistake: When Goldfinger first strikes the ball, it is an awful hit and the ball flies flat close to the ground for a few meters; however, the shot changes and the ball is seen flying high.

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Continuity mistake: In the barn, after being flipped over, Bond's hair swaps from messy to brushed between shots.

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Continuity mistake: In the opening, Bond finds the button to let open the secret hatch in the oil tank. This hatch looks very heavy and is driven by a motor or something; you can hear the humming sound of it as well. When Bond is inside, now he can close it by hand. Also when he leaves the oil tank, he uses the same hatch, and can now open and close the hatch again with his hands.

Vince van Riet

Continuity mistake: In the scene in Miami, when Goldfinger comes down the stairs, you can see on the shadows cast by the other persons that the scene is shot in the studio. All the persons walking around cast multiple shadows from floodlights and not just one from the sun.

Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: The suit Bond is wearing in the teaser - after he comes out of the water - is not a wetsuit, but some sort of nylon suit. The clip of him climbing out of the water is very short, but you can tell its not the same suit.

Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: When Bond first sees golden Jill on the bed she is lying diagonally across the bed with her right foot on the bed and pointed like a ballerina on points. As Bond approaches the bed her right foot is pointing towards the camera. The last shot of Jill's legs show both her feet hanging over the end of the bed meaning that she has changed position and is now lying straight along the bed.

Matty W

Continuity mistake: Goldfinger's crew uses a giant truck-mounted laser to burn their way through the Fort Knox entrance. Several shots of the truck show the laser beam being moved across the entrance extremely rapidly; however, when these shots are intercut with views of the entrance itself, the beam inches across the entrance door very, very slowly.

Matty W

Continuity mistake: At the Miami resort, when Goldfinger walks towards the card table, on the far left you can see Bond and Leiter standing watching Goldfinger in the background. In a close up shot of Bond and Leiter we see Bond reaching for a towel and putting it on his shoulder, but then in the wide shots there is no towel over his shoulder and he never moves.

Matty W

Other mistake: When Q briefs Bond about the Aston Martin, he tells him the homer (tracker) has a range of 150 miles. When Bond is tracking Goldfinger in Switzerland, he is momentarily distracted while Tilly overtakes him. The blip on the screen has then disappeared, meaning G's car is some 150 miles ahead. But moments later, Bond pulls up on the hillside above where G has stopped for refreshments. How could he have made up the best part of 150 miles in so short a time?

Plot hole: After Pussy Gallore's airplanes spray "Delta-9" onto Fort Knox and the soldiers fake the effects, why does the army let Goldfinger and his nuclear device so far into Fort Knox? Wouldn't it be much safer to intercept him somewhere at the fence? He would be surrounded by thousand of soldiers either way, but without having the opportunity to plant his nuclear device in the building. The army even awaits the signals that the device is armed.

Goekhan

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Suggested correction: It was only when the atomic bomb was armed that it could be detected. If the trap was sprung too soon, the bomb might bot be captured. It was mentioned in the movie that if the bomb was not captured, it could be used elsewhere in the US. In addition, the bomb was not brought in by ground, but flown in after Fort Knox was captured.

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Doesn't make sense too. Pussy Gallore was spraying useless "steam" over Fort Knox, she could've taken the bomb for Bond or the government pretty easily then.

Goekhan

The bomb was not there for anyone to take. It was necessary to wait until the helicopter brought the bomb to Fort Knox. To do anything before the arrival of the bomb would have meant that the bomb would not be captured.

Noman Premium member

Nope. Not that easy. The bomb was with so many other guards.

Continuity mistake: Bond is in bed with Jill. He goes to get some ice and she faces forward at him. A shot later she is facing upwards and her head is tilted sideways.

Continuity mistake: When Oddjob throws his steel-rimmed hat to kill Tilly, you can see the hat falling in a downwards direction, yet it still manages to hit Tilly on her neck.

Other mistake: In the scene where the flying circus pilots are introduced and are landing, you can plainly see that one of the pilots is a man with a cowboy hat on, rather than one of the girls.

Plot hole: When Bond goes into the kitchen for the champagne, Oddjob is waiting for him. But where was he hiding? Oddjob couldn't have hidden in the bedroom without being seen. The kitchen is separated from the bedroom about halfway by a metal grate and not a wall. Oddjob could have only been hiding in front of the cupboards since we can see Bond from the bedroom POV all the way to the refrigerator. There is no possible way Bond wouldn't have seen him or even brushed against him. There is lighting in the kitchen, which we know because Bond is illuminated when he walks in; he casts a strong shadow on the floor during and after his fall (not from the refrigerator); and is illuminated when he stumbles out. The pan shots of the kitchen show no places where Oddjob could have concealed himself - and he is not exactly on the thin side.

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Suggested correction: But he is on the short side. Bond just didn't look down.

Continuity mistake: When Bond is picking a bottle from the fridge and is knocked down by Oddjob, he lies with both arms extended, yet the left one moves down between shots.

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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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