Licence to Kill

Continuity mistake: In the scene on the plane you see Bond hanging at the door on the right side of the plane, in the next shot you see the plane making a left turn, in the following shot Bond is still hanging on the right-side door. Shouldn't he have fallen into the plane ?

Continuity mistake: In the end of the movie when Bond and other driver drive by trucks on the road and Bond tries to bypass the other truck we can see from the rear view angle that number plate of Bond's truck is BSK118. When Bond and other driver drive side by side, we can see from the front view angle number plates of both trucks. Suddenly Bond has a truck which plate is BZX255 and other driver has a truck with BSK118 number plate. After the other truck has collided to the rock and when it's driver comes out, we can see part of the truck's number plate which has letter BZX2... Later we can see that Bond drives again the truck which number plate is BSK118. So trucks have changed during some phases. (01:58:55)

Continuity mistake: The fire in the lab is started by Bond throwing a glass of burning gasoline on a table. A few seconds later we see that it is burning two separate places in the room. How did it jump? In the clip where Bond is placed on the conveyor, we see a small fire on the floor of the lab, but nowhere else. Nevertheless we hear an explosion and see black smoke on the outside. That fire spreads unrealistically fast.

Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: In the opening scenes, where Bond is winching down from the helicopter, some shots from the chopper show the winch cable going through a pulley. When he lands on the tail of the Sanchez's plane the winch cable is much bigger. Then, when the helicopter pulls up, the plane is being carried by the cargo hook line, under the belly of the chopper (rescue winches are normally only rated for 300kg). (00:06:30 - 00:07:15)

Continuity mistake: When Truman-Lodge is shot by Sanchez, he falls off to the side of the road, but when Bond makes his escape through the fire, Truman-Lodge's body is shown lying in the road.


Continuity mistake: Slightly weird one, this. Just after Bond says "compliments of Sharky", Krest takes his gun out and fires at him. For some weird reason there's a jump cut a fraction of a second before he shoots - he pulls out the gun, aims, then jumps slightly to the right and fires. (00:41:10)

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Continuity mistake: On the Wavekrest when Krest is called to the bridge, to see "just a Manta-ray" it is dark outside. When Bond arrives on the Wavekrest minutes later however it is daytime the first time he looks outside. (00:36:30 - 00:40:20)

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Sanchez fires the Stinger at Bouvier's plane, it misses the right elevator, yet the left elevator starts to smoke. In the next shot of the plane, the right elevator now has a large flaming hole in it. (02:05:15)

Continuity mistake: When Pam and James are in the bar, Pam isn't wearing a bullet proof vest. Yet when she stands up in the boat a few minutes later, she suddenly has this massive vest attached to her back, which took the bullet hit. (00:49:00 - 00:53:10)


Continuity mistake: When the four blokes get covered in the crop dust there's a big white patch on the ground. When they get up and run at Bond the white patch is gone.

Continuity mistake: When the tanker is blown up by the rocket, the driver runs off to the left. Cut to the long shot of the tanker blowing up and the driver is gone.

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Suggested correction: The driver was engulfed and killed by the explosion, as he wasn't able to get away in time. That's why we cannot see him, as the scene was supposed to point out that the driver didn't survive.

Continuity mistake: When Bond forces the tanker off the road the front wheels come off and Bond's tanker stops. Switch to inside the cab with Bond and he's moving again.

Continuity mistake: When Sanchez gets in the petrol tanker at the end the two drivers from the crashed one are in front of the one that's on fire. One is lying down, the other injured, but when the trailer blows up both men have disappeared.

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Suggested correction: These men disappear because the explosion kills them. They are in a state of immobility and are unable to escape the explosion.

Continuity mistake: Around the time Lupe starts dealing at the casino table, we see a woman in a purple, red and yellow dress walk away. In the next shot, a close up of Bond, the woman is standing behind Bond, and in the next shot she is walking away again.

Continuity mistake: While Bond attempts to pass a tanker during the chase scene, he forces another tanker into the ditch. In subsequent scenes, you can see the crashed truck appears to have had the engine removed and replaced with a dark object meant to simulate the appearance of an engine.

Continuity mistake: When Bond's unhooked tanker trailer collides with another tanker, you can see the tanker truck involved has pulled to the left side of the road with its wheels pointed left. The truck also appears to be intact through out the scene. During the second explosion, as Sanchez is escaping in another tanker, you can see the disabled tanker truck now has its wheels pointed to the right. The disabled tanker is also missing an exhaust stack and you can see daylight through a portion of the grill, indicating that its radiator and engine have been removed.

Continuity mistake: When Bond and Pam are in the pool at the end of the film, Pam asks him, "Why don't you wait until you are asked?" You can see Pam's right hand on Bond's back when she asks the question, but in the next shot her right hand is now on his shoulder.

Continuity mistake: When bond takes the tanker onto one side to avoid the stinger its not Dalton in the controls it is visible because the stunt driver has a shorter and a fatter face.

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Factual error: The discharge from an electric eel doesn't make flashes of light or sparks in the water, as shown in this film. (00:30:00)

David Mercier

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Franz Sanchez: In this business, there's a lot of cash. And a lot of people with their hands out.
Kwang: In a word... bribery.
Franz Sanchez: Exactly. He took the words right out of my pocket.

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Trivia: When Sanchez is chasing Bond in the trucks, when he starts to shoot Bond with the Uzi, listen to the ricochet off the bullets. They sound like the James Bond theme tune.

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Answer: Dalton was still contracted to play Bond in the next Bond film, Goldeneye. However, due to legal battles between MGM and EON productions, the film was delayed so long that Dalton simply lost interest and quit his role. He said afterwards in 2007 that, "I was supposed to make one more but it was cancelled because MGM and the film's producers got into a lawsuit which lasted for five years. After that, I didn't want to do it any more."


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