Live and Let Die

Live and Let Die (1973)

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Revealing mistake: When Madeline Smith (The Italian agent credited as Beautiful Girl) emerges from the wardrobe / closet, she embraces Roger Moore. He then uses his magnetic Rolex to pull down the zipper on the back of her dress. If you look closely, you can see the cable/wire under dress pulling the zipper down. (00:11:20 - 00:12:00)

Mr Manchester

Visible crew/equipment: Four patrol cars are chasing Bond and the villain by the road. Bond and the villain arrive at a dead end and they jump over the road with their boats. The four vehicles collide just after. Look carefully and you will see that the right-seat passenger of the red car and the driver of the blue one wear a yellow protective helmet. (01:32:45)

Visible crew/equipment: Just before James Bond throws Tee Hee out the train window, look carefully at the glass and you will see the reflection of a crew member watching the action. (01:54:35)

Visible crew/equipment: When 007 takes the taxi outside the Oh Voodoo Cult Shop, you can see the reflection of the crew on the window of the car.

Dr Wilson

Continuity mistake: When the guy with the snake is shot Baron Samedi re-appears and you can distinctly see the bloke holding the snake again.

Audio problem: Before Bond and Solitaire gets into Kanaga's den in the end of the movie, we see two guards running. However there are only footsteps from one person.

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Continuity mistake: In the boat chase, when Bond comes to the shipyard, the goon can't find him. But there would be obvious foam/wake marks and waves after Bond's boat for several minutes.

Jacob La Cour
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Continuity mistake: Watch the way the bloke at the beginning is holding the snake. Every time the camera shows him from behind he has one hand by its head, yet each time the angle changes to the front his hand is halfway down the snake's body.

Paul Bessant

Factual error: In the scene where Kananga's henchman Adam is being interrogated by Sheriff Pepper by his car at the riverside, the boat chase arrives and two boats jump clearly over head disillusioning Sheriff Pepper and allowing Adam to make a quick getaway. However, as Adam is getting away in his car, screeches can be heard coming from the tyres, but they are on a dry dirt road.

Continuity mistake: After Bond has finished ripping the wings off the Cessna and parks up, he speaks to the old female pilot, and in doing so, the camera shows that the wings behind her head are still intact, when they were already ripped off at this point.

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Deliberate mistake: In the scene where Bond and Kananga are fighting underwater, Bond shoves the bullet in Kananga's mouth. Then Kananga rises up and explodes. He explodes like a balloon, with not much blood at all.

Revealing mistake: When Tee Hee bends the barrel of Bond's Walther PPK, in the close-up, the score marks where the barrel has been pre-cut are visible.

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Continuity mistake: When Bond and Quarrel goes to shore there are clear shadows and sun reflections, showing it was actually shot at daytime.

Jacob La Cour

Revealing mistake: At the end of the film, when James Bond pushes Tee Hee outside the train, you can see his real arm during one quick shot.

Dr Wilson

Visible crew/equipment: When Bond and Solitaire are tied to the orange thing you can see a wire on the bullet which makes it fly across the room.

Visible crew/equipment: In New York City, when the taxicab goes up the steps and crashes into the trash cans, the ramp that the car travels on is visible.

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Continuity mistake: When Bond is on the small isle in the crocodile pond, one of the crocodiles begins to climb the rock. Cut to Bond and then back at the crocodile who has now turned into an alligator. In the next shot it is once again a crocodile.

Factual error: The henchman with the prosthetic arm bends Bond's gun. It would require something in the range of 1000 pounds of pressure to bend a gun like that. It would be impossible for anyone to generate that much pressure since the arm is driven only by human muscle.

Plot hole: James Bond shouldn't have gotten away at the end of the airport scene where he steals an airplane and pretends to be a flying instructor. He had no wings with which to fly away and he ended back up right outside the airport, so the henchmen, who seemed to still be chasing him one shot before he parked, should have been right on him waiting when he got out of the plane.

Other mistake: When the camera does a close up shot of Bond in the sky in the Microlight, the fabric is far too loose for it to actually be in the sky. The fabric would be taut as the air flows over it.

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James Bond: I'm surprised they didn't spot you, too. There's a most remarkable girl back there with a deck of cards.
Harold Strutter: I saw those cards on the way up. Spades, James, every one. You were nailed the minute you left 74.

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Trivia: Demond Lewellyn, who played "Q", only failed to make an appearance in two of the first 19 Bond Movies. He wasn't in "Dr. No" ("Major Boothroyd" is introduced, however, played by Peter Burton), and this film, because of the stupid belief by the producers that Bond fans wanted fewer gadgets.

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