Live and Let Die

Continuity mistake: When Bond is tied up with Solitaire and turns on his watch - only the gas bullet comes flying. But that could not be the only loose metal object in the room. Kananga's blade for example. And even if he held on to it he would feel the magnet pulling it.

Jacob La Cour

Revealing mistake: When Tee Hee and Bond are fighting in the train compartment, watch the right edge of the screen. In one of the shots the end of the set is visible as Bond shoves Tee Hee against the "wall", which wobbles. So much is revealed you can see the wooden framing.

Plot hole: Bond steals the ancient double decker bus, not noted for any kind of speed, and he also doesn't get much of a head start against the police, yet in later shots he's quite a distance ahead of them. Skilled driver or not, it's a bus.

GalahadFairlight

Revealing mistake: As "Tee Hee" (the man with the claw) escorts Bond to the alligator pond at the farm, they at one point stand next to each other. You can see that Tee Hee's prosthetic arm is much longer than his real one- about as long as you might expect it to be, if the actor is really holding a prop with his actual (and perfectly good) hand.

Factual error: Clifton James' character is "Sheriff J. W. Pepper of the Louisiana State Police". A sheriff is not part of any state police organization - a sheriff is an elected COUNTY official. (Interestingly, in Louisiana, they are not called counties, they are called "parishes").

Other mistake: When Bond is sky-surfing on the back of the other agent's boat, you can see a shadow above the skysurfer. Why would there be a shadow in the sky?

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

Other mistake: When Tee Hee strikes Bond to supposedly knock him out, he makes contact with Bond's right shoulder blade. He doesn't strike anywhere near the neck/head region, which is where you would hit if you were trying to knock someone unconscious.

GalahadFairlight

Character mistake: When Rosie points the gun at Quarrel on his boat, she says she might have shot him. He says she might even have killed him if she had taken off the safety catch. Like most revolvers, the Model 19 .357 Magnum has no safety.

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Character mistake: When Rosie sticks her revolver in Bond's room and Bond flips her onto the bed, Bond incorrectly identifies the gun as a Smith and Wesson .38 which would make it a model 10 or 15. It was actually a Model 19 .357 Magnum.

BocaDavie Premium member

Other mistake: When James kills the snake in his bathroom with the flame from his cigar and the aerosol, the carpet doesn't appear even singed.

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Suggested correction: It was a woollen carpet. Wool is fireproof.

It would still have been singed.

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)

Continuity mistake: When Bond and Kanaga falls into the shark pool, they fall apart from each other. However, when we see them from under water, they are holding onto each other.

Mortug

Revealing mistake: The snake held up to kill the agent and later Solitaire is obviously not a real snake but a fake one. Look at how stiff it looks.

Continuity mistake: During the chase scene when several men in boats are chasing Bond in a boat, one of the bad guys steals a black speedboat from the Sheriff's brother-in-law. The bottom of the black speedboat collects white scuff marks as the chase continues, but the scuffs increase and decrease erratically, indicating that the sequences were not shot in the order we see in the film.

Continuity mistake: After Bond is picked up by the taxi at the airport in New York, Whisper in the "white pimpmobile", as Felix Leiter puts it, shoots the taxi driver in the head. The car then swerves from the second-left lane on the road to the very left lane. But in the next shot of Bond's head you can see through the rear window that there is a car on the left side of the taxi, indicating that the car is still in the second-left lane. In the next shot the taxi is back in the very left lane.

Continuity mistake: When Bond is sitting in the chair and Tananga is checking to see if he deflowered Solitaire, the metal arm restraints only cover 1/2 of Bond's arms. (01:11:30 - 01:17:00)

Revealing mistake: When Hamilton is watching the Fillet of Soul restaurant at the beginning of the movie, he is stabbed and killed. When the coffin is brought over to him, you can see the 'dead' Hamilton breathing.

Continuity mistake: When Bond is secured to the chair just before Kananga reveals himself, Teehee has his claw hand at a 90 degree angle in the shot of them both from the side. The very next shot in front, focused more on Bond, has Teehee's arm down by his side.

The_Iceman

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: With so many black actors, most of which were cast as villains in the film, producers wanted to write in another character, a comedy part, to draw attention away. New York actor Clifton James was cast in the role of "Sherriff J W Pepper", (he was so popular that he would turn up again the next Bond film).

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Question: Bond kills Kananga at the end by placing the bullet with the air pellet in his mouth which causes him to inflate and explode. But Bond had the bullet in his own mouth before when he was concealing it. Why didn't it kill him?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Bond just stored the bullet in his own mouth to hide it. As he puts it in Kananga's mouth he presumably pulls a pin, or forces Kananga to bite it.

Soylent Purple

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