Goldfinger

New this week 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.

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New this month 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.

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

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Sacha

New this month 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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Sacha

New this month 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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Sacha

New this month 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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Sacha

New this month 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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Sacha

New this month 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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Sacha

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.

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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.

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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.

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Matty W

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.]

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Revealing mistake: When Bond is on Goldfinger's plane - if you watch closely when it shows the external view of the plane in the sky you can see the plane is a model with two wires holding it up. The model plane's design and configuration are also quite different in mid-air.

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

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Revealing mistake: When headshots are shown of Bond inside the Aston Martin at the Auric Factory, and when he drops Tilly off at the gas station, you can see the three holes left in the headliner of the car where they have removed screws for the interior sun visor.

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Visible crew/equipment: During the scene at the golf club, when the Rolls Royce begins to move off, the reflection from one of the film set lights can be seen on the rear left hand side of the Rolls Royce: There is no way that this could have been the relection from the sun, because the weather during the scene was on the dull side.

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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.

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Larry Koehn

Visible crew/equipment: In the shot when Sean Connery gets another bottle of wine out of the freezer you can see the shadow of the camera as it moves to the right.

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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: 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.

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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.

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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.

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TheHeartbreakKid15

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.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: Oddjob drives a '64 Lincoln into the junkyard. Then he walks away from a '63 Lincoln, which is the car that is crushed.

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Revealing mistake: When Bond crashes his Aston Martin into a wall, the roof of his car has become magically reattached.

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Larry Koehn

Continuity mistake: After Oddjob has knocked Bond out whilst he was looking for some cold champagne, Bond is seen lying in front of an open refrigerator door which has five small and one large bottle on the lower shelf. When Bond awakes there are now six small and one large bottles there.

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Revealing mistake: When Bond's car crashes at the Auric factory, and the Mercedes comes to a stop, you can see the cut edges of the colored paper covering the headlights of the Mercedes.

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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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Factual error: When Tilly Masterson's Mustang crashes, the laws of physics are ignored. Tilly does not go through the windscreen and is not hurt at all, despite the high rate of speed and sudden stop.

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Continuity mistake: The Aston has a dent in the side that comes and goes between scenes.

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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.

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Vince van Riet

Factual error: When the Flying Circus is on it's way to Ft Knox, the lead pilot reports they are proceeding at 240 knots. Top speed on a Piper Cherokee 180 (the plane in question) is/was 141 knots.

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Continuity mistake: The scene on the plane when Goldfinger pulls his golden gun on Bond, the side shot shows him pulling back the hammer of the revolver, then the next scene from Bonds perspective the gun isn't cocked and they show Goldfinger pulling back the hammer again.

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Continuity mistake: In bed with the escort, the champaigne bottle's label turns around 180º between shots.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: The blade on Oddjob's hat is only visible when he beheads the statue in the country club.

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Dr Wilson

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Goldfinger writes the check to James Bond after losing the golf match, look at the window of the Rolls Royce and you can see the whole camera crew reflected in the windows.

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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.

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Matty W

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.

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Jacob La Cour

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.

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Continuity mistake: In Fort Knox, the dirty bomb is set to explode in four minutes. During the sequence, the amount of time between shots of the timer are inconsistent. The total time from when the timer is started to the "007" timer gag is eight minutes twenty-five seconds.

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Movie Nut

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

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Sacha

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

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Sacha

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.

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Matty W

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

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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.

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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.

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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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Dr Wilson

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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Sacha

Continuity mistake: When leaving the golf area with his Royce, Goldfinger is in his car giving a cheque to Bond, then Bond gives the ball to Oddjob who smashes it and when the car starts to move Goldfinger is not in it.

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Scorpion99

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.

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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).

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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.

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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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Factual error: Contrary to popular belief, sudden cabin depressurization in a jet plane will not cause anyone to be sucked out of the plane (unless they are sitting right up against a blown-out window), nor will it cause the aircraft to go out of control or crash.

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mdwalker

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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Sacha

Continuity mistake: When Oddjob drives Mr. Solo to the airport, he drives him in a black car. After he shoots him and takes him to the scrap yard, then he has the car crushed in the compactor. When it comes out, it's the compacted remains of a car painted a lighter shade of blue.

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Continuity mistake: In the teaser, when Bond has come out of the water and climbed up the cliff, right after he kicks the guard he is seen running away. In that frame you can see he is wearing leather shoes with light brown leather soles - which are completely dry. He was not wearing those in the water.

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Jacob La Cour

Factual error: When Bond goes to open the "nuclear device" he picks up 2 solid gold bars and proceeds to use them to open the casing. Due to the density of gold, it is virtually impossible for a person to lift even a single bar without the use of two hands. Let alone one in each hand, using them to open a box. Regarding the same scene, there was no damage to the gold. Gold being the softest of metals, it should have shown severe damage if used in that manner.

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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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Continuity mistake: When Goldfinger is being sucked out the window of the airplane, he suddenly shrinks to about half his normal size.

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Factual error: Due to the actual weight of gold, it would be inconceviabe for the gold to be stacked in such a way as it is depicted in Fort Knox.

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Continuity mistake: When Bond is launched towards Oddjob's hat, the cable is gone when he is sliding on the floor, and suddenly appears behind Bond when the angle changes.

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Sacha

Revealing mistake: When Bond is at the hotel at Miami, in several scenes you can see that film was shot at a hotel, and then the editors placed the card game opponent's figure in the film. The filming of the figures is a lot clearer and crisper, while the background looks like a homemade film.

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Continuity mistake: After we first see Tilly Masterson's car overtaking Bond's Aston, the next few shots of the scenery are inconsistent. What is seen through Bond's car windows does not match the scenery in the subsequent long shots. And Tilly's car is shown leaving the village, then after getting out on the open road, the shot through her rear window shows her leaving the village again.

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Factual error: The girl is killed by having paint all over her body, supposedly suffocating her. While a widely believed theory at the time, it is not actually true that you can be suffocated by cutting off air to the skin - as long as you are still breathing, you won't suffocate. The only way damage might be caused is that by being unable to sweat/cool, you might get heatstroke, alternatively the toxic elements of the paint might prove fatal, but both of those effects would take far longer to kill you.

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Other mistake: After Goldfinger has lost the golf round and is about to depart, Bond hands Oddjob the Slazenger 7 and says 'I believe this is yours'. Oddjob (who's obviously upset that Goldfinger lost) crushes the golf ball and throws it out the window. It's ridiculous. 1: Golf balls have a liquid or rubber core, so you'd see the residue. 2: A golf ball has several very hard layers to prevent it from collapsing on a hard impact. 3: When Oddjob throws it, look closely and it looks a bit like a section of a styrofoam cup.

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Factual error: When Odd Job gets electrocuted at the end, the electricity would only go through his body if he were grounded, which he wasn't. So only his hand would really have gotten shocked.

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Audio problem: When Bond fights Oddjob in Fort Knox, he tries to hit Oddjob with a metal pole, but it ends up to wall, and Oddjob cuts it with his hand. The remaining piece of pole falls to floor and it sounds like the pole is made of styrox.

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Continuity mistake: When Oddjob drives into the junkyard, watch his shadow as he exits the car. Then look at the shadows while he drives off. Some hours have passed between the shootings, perhaps the missing hours are the ones it took for the engine to be removed from the car? (Check the other mistake from this scene).

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Audio problem: When Goldfinger is explaining his smuggling operation, his mouth doesn't move until right at the time he coughs.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Oddjob loses the trunk, the film crew is reflected.

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Movie Nut

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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Movie Nut

Revealing mistake: As the laser cuts through the table towards Bond, the line where the cut is to appear is visible.

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Visible crew/equipment: As Bond stands by the back of the car Goldfinger approaches, the reflection of the camera crew and equipment on the trunk can be seen.

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Movie Nut

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.

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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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Larry Redfield

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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Charles Austin Miller

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.

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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.

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Revealing mistake: When they're in the barn, Bond and Pussy take turns tossing each other in the hay. On her second attempt to throw Bond, he reverses it and throws Pussy. After the camera looks to where she will land, you can see the distinct outline where she had been thrown before.

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Movie Nut

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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Visible crew/equipment: When Goldfinger is lying out Operation Grand Slam, one of the crooks voices objection. As Goldfinger turns to look at him, his left arm passes through the shadow of the camera.

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Revealing mistake: When Oddjob throws his hat at the statue and the camera cuts a close up of it, as the hat goes by the head, you can see the seam (in a freeze frame) where the head is propped up by the filler used to disguise the break. Also, the brim of the hat where the blade is, passes about two inches above the break. Therefore, were it possible, the brim doesn't cut the statue.

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Revealing mistake: When the car containing Goldfinger's henchmen explodes after careering down a hill after spinning on an oil slick, look at the car and you can see that the back seat is empty.

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Plot hole: The planes spraying the gas are flying too high and too fast for the gas to be able to have any effect on the soldiers on the ground as quickly as it does. While we later find out that the soldiers were faking the effects, the too-rapid response should have raised the bad guys' suspicions.

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Plot hole: Oddjob brings the crushed cube of the Lincoln back to the stud farm so that Goldfinger can "separate my gold from the late Mr Solo." Oddjob could have simply removed the gold from the trunk of the Lincoln before having it crushed.

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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.

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Plot hole: Jill was sprayed with liquid or atomized gold. Yet there is no overspray anywhere, no paint on the bed or sheets, no dripping from Jill's arm to the carpet. Even if the paint was quick-dry, there would have been some paint residue just from Oddjob moving her around to spray her whole body.

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

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Sacha

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

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Sacha

Revealing mistake: In Fort Knox, after Oddjob cuts the cables with his hat, he and Bond fight and Bond smashes a metal bar against him. Sean Connery's stunt double is very noticeable because of his longer and bulkier hair.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: When drinking with Bond, Goldfinger's julep alternates between being in his hand and on the table, between shots.

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Sacha

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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Sacha

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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Sacha

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

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Sacha

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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Sacha

Continuity mistake: In Fort Knox, Bond throws Oddjob's hat and gets it tucked between the metal bars. A frame later, the hat is tucked further in between the bars.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: After Bond speaks with Felix on the phone, the escort is lying on the bed looking at Bond, her hair all around her left cheek. In the next shot it's brushed backwards.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: When Goldfinger and Tilly are having a drink, the mint leaves in her glass change position between shots.

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Sacha

Revealing mistake: "K" ("Q" in later movies) says Bond has to activate the homing device by pressing it, but he doesn't press it, he pulls it back.

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Deliberate mistake: When Bond interferes with Goldfinger's cheating at cards in Miami Beach, we are watching the shot in which Goldfinger snaps his pencil and hits the table with his fist through binoculars from Bond's position far away on the hotel balcony. The sound of Goldfinger's actions are audible making the scene more effective. However, Bond and therefore the viewer wouldn't actually be able to hear it.

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DapperDan

Other mistake: Right at the end of the golf match when Bond is about to make his final shot, you can see two shadows being cast onto the lawn. Since the only source of light in this scene is supposed to be the sun, there should only be one shadow. The second one is caused by the set light.

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DapperDan

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.

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Vince van Riet

Visible crew/equipment: As Bond regains consciousness after being knocked out by Oddjob, the shadows of the moving camera and boom are visible on the cupboards.

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Continuity mistake: At the card game in Miami, before Goldfinger joins his opponent at table, the card backs are blue, but when he sits down and they begin the game, the card backs are red.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Matty W

Audio problem: When Goldfinger is at the airport, we see a jet taxiing in the background but hear a piston-engined aircraft.

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Matty W

Audio problem: Whenever we're looking away from the bomb's countdown timer, it fails to advance as fast as it should, even though from time to time we do hear ticking at the same rate that the counter changes. For example, we see it tick from 010 to 009 and then hear 4 more ticks before it is stopped, but it then displays 007 and not 005.

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Matty W

Continuity mistake: When Bond enters Goldfinger's hotel room in Miami we see that the transmitter is on the table next to Jill. Bond turns it off but when Jill turns around and says, "Who are you?" we see that Bond is too far away from the table to have just turned off the transmitter.

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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.

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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.

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Matty W

Other mistake: In Fort Knox, where Bond has just gotten un-handcuffed from the bomb and is battling it out with Oddjob, Bond throws a gold bar quite a horizontal distance and hits Oddjob in the chest. The fact that it bounces off is in keeping with the fantasy of Oddjob's strength - but how in the world did Bond throw it that far? A Fort Knox gold bar weighs over 27 pounds.

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Factual error: The homing device shows Goldfinger traveling North, from Geneva. The mountains in the long shots are on his right (looking west)?

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turkman143

Revealing mistake: Bond drives his Austin Martin into a wall because he believes that the headlights appearing before him belong to another car (actually, they were the reflection of his own lights). When he first sees the lights, they are directly in front of him, but only just before the crash, the angle of the reflection changes. And the way the mirror was hung up when Oddjob looks at it, it was in no position to reflect the light the way Bond sees them.

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Continuity mistake: While Bond is strapped onto a table while talking to Goldfinger, the distance the laser beam travels up the table towards Bond varies from one shot to the next.

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Larry Koehn

Other mistake: When several cars are pursuing Bond and Ms. Masterson through the woods, the first car falls prey to the smoke screen. As the second car continues pursuit, a man leans out of its passenger window to shoot at Bond. But he doesn't appear to be aiming, or even holding his gun tightly; the muzzle waves far to one side for the first several shots.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene when Bond is in Goldfinger's suite he hears voices and sees Jill for the first time, lying on her front. In the next shot she is on her back, then on her front again.

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