The Living Daylights

Continuity mistake: When Bond leaves the Aston Martin on the mountain its roof and rear window are covered in snow. Right before it explodes the snow is gone.

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Continuity mistake: Before Bond lands on the yacht his parachute is burning and noticeable holes are made. A shot later the parachute looks perfect, except for a couple of steam clouds coming out.

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Continuity mistake: When the imposter crashes against the barrier, the jeep blows away the right side, but it reappears a shot later. (00:05:11)

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Continuity mistake: At the Bratislava hotel, the sheets are rolled up covering the pillow. When Bond is placing the bullets inside the charger, the sheets are suddenly folded differently.

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Continuity mistake: At the Bratislava hotel, Bond puts on the black glove in his hand, closes it in a fist, but from the immediate angle his hand is open, and he's closing it in a fist again.

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Continuity mistake: When the car cuts the large hole in the ice Bond doesn't move when he finishes the cutting the circle, but we see the view from his car, and he's several feet away. Also the size of the circle he cut out dramatically changes to being a lot smaller.

Continuity mistake: When Bond stops the timer on the bomb in the transport plane, the digital readout shows 3 seconds to detonation. When he restarts the timer to explode the bomb on the bridge below, the time to detonation has rather conveniently changed to 9 seconds. This gives the bomb time to land on the deck before it explodes.

Continuity mistake: When Bond and Milova escape Bratislava it is snowy and wintry. When they arrive in Vienna, which is only 50 miles away and at the same latitude, it is late summer or early autumn, with signs of leaves changing.

Continuity mistake: When Bond exits the tunnel in the Aston Martin they get fired upon by an armoured car - look at the scenery outside the Aston, from inside there is no left turn, but one appears out of nowhere for Bond to take and head down to the frozen lake.

Continuity mistake: During the aerial showoff, in some shots the landing gear of the plane is extended, in some retracted.

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Continuity mistake: In the final shots of the fight on the plane, where Necros holds on to Bond's boot, his right hand position on the boot changes between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Bond and Necros are fighting on the opium packages behind the plane, in the wide shot we see that Bond is all the way at the top of the bundle of packages - he takes his knife and cuts the net near his knee. In the next wide shot we see that Bond's head is above the top of the bundle of packages, but in the next close-up, packages are dropping from above Bond's head.

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Continuity mistake: When Bond lasers through the police car, the laser is at right angles. But, in close up shots, the angle is different.

Continuity mistake: When Q is demonstrating the stun gas/explosive key ring, when Q holds the keyring it's very slim. However, when it is placed on the desk and emits the stun gas, in close up it is very thick. This is obviously to make such a slim device emit the gas (probably an under the table gag).

Continuity mistake: When Bond pushes Pushkin back on the bed in the hotel room, Pushkin has a basket with a bottle of champagne in his left hand. It disappears between shots, and there is no sound of it falling to the floor.

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Factual error: Austria is famous for its mountains and ski resorts. But certain parts of Austria are quite flat. And the border region between Bratislava and Vienna is VERY flat. No chance to cross the border over a mountain with a ski resort like shown in the movie, unless you take a 600km detour with three more border crossings.

More mistakes in The Living Daylights

James Bond: There are a few things I'd like to check out first, sir. That sniper, for instance.
M: Yes. I've read Saunders report. You jeopardized the entire mission to avoid shooting a beautiful girl.
James Bond: Not exactly, sir. I took a split second decision. It was instinct.

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Trivia: This movie is based on the short story by Ian Fleming. Once Dalton has spoken the words "Living Daylights" the film departs from the original.

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Question: What exactly happened to Koskov at the end? Pushkin said something like "Put him on a Plane in a diplomatic bag" but was he just being sarcastic or what?

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Chosen answer: He says, "Put him on the first plane to Moscow...", making Koskov think he was going to live, but then Pushkin adds, "...in a diplomatic bag." He is being transported back to Russia in a bag...hence, he will be quite dead.

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