The Living Daylights

Continuity mistake: When trying to catch up with the assassins jeep, Bond is shot by a paintball gun in the waist. A few shots later when on top of the jeep you can see his waist several times but without even a speck of paint.

Matty W

Character mistake: On the handwritten label Bond finds, Bratislava is written Bratislavia.

Revealing mistake: At the end of the movie after Necros falls from the plane the camera cuts back to Bond, as he tries to struggle his way out of the nest. If you look closely under the nest you can see Necros at the start of his fall again. Also notice Necros is replaced by a dummy.

Jeffy

Continuity mistake: When the plane crashes at the end all four engines are running at high speed, but before that all four engines had stopped because they ran out of fuel.

Continuity mistake: The hole in Cara's cello is different when seen in the first close up during the final concert, compared to the next two wider shots.

Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: When the stenographer is taking Koskov's account of his escape, there is no paper in the tray and the stenographer isn't pressing the keys. Minutes later the agent/milkman enters and removes paper from the machine.

Factual error: While Bond is taxiing down the runway at the Russian airbase, he is nowhere near takeoff speed for that aircraft (if he was, the Jeep wouldn't be able to catch up).

Continuity mistake: In the teaser, there is something wrong with the landing of the second agent. He lands on a dirt road and runs to his left behind some bushes while pulling his parachute towards the ground. To his right is a rock wall. In the next shot he lands again - presumably below that rock wall. But he was running in the opposite direction. If he changed direction and jumped over the wall to the right he would have run into his parachute. And it can't be a wall behind the bushes to the left he jumped over, because you can see from the shadows that the sun comes from the low side of the wall in both shots.

Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: When his plane runs out of fuel, Bond and Cara eject in the jeep. When the jeep ejects, the plane is just a couple meters off the ground. Cut to a shot of the plane crashing into a cliff, it's at least 10 to 20 meters up. Impossible for the plane to have gained altitude; the engines were off and no updraft of air would be strong enough to lift a plane that size.

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Continuity mistake: Bond is in the jailhouse and he imprisons the guard. He then smashes his arm with the iron door and makes him bleed. After that, he pushes the guard backwards on to the bed. While falling backwards, the blood on the arm disappears.

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Character mistake: When the butler surprises Necros in the kitchen, he does not conform to standard emergency radio procedures. During an emergency, the emergency code word always stands right at the beginning of the message, precisely because the reporter might go off the air before he can finish his transmission. Rightfully, the message should read something like "Intruder alert, this is three-four, intruder in the kitchen, I repeat..." Of course this would have toppled the plot to no end. (00:27:25)

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Continuity mistake: Midway through their escape to Austria, when Bond and Kara start running from the wrecked Aston Martin, the right-side wing mirror is hanging almost vertical. A few seconds later, when the pursuing skiers arrive, it's only slightly crooked. (00:49:10)

Audio problem: At the fairground, James tells Cara that he has to check a message, but his mouth doesn't move when he says this.

Plot hole: Bond leaves Kara to fly the plane because he needs to disable the bomb he placed earlier. He could have just enabled the autopilot instead of leaving Kara to fly the plane. (01:47:20)

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Continuity mistake: On the frozen lake, a cottage is blown to pieces, a wheel flies away, and many explosions take place, rising big clouds of black smoke. However, in the wide angle, the place is spotless.

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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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Revealing mistake: When Bond drives on the frozen lake, there are mounts of snow to hide the explosives from the rockets fired at by the enemies.

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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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James Bond: Lovely girl with the cello.
Saunders: Forget the ladies for once, Bond.

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Trivia: After Bond returns to London (when he's completed his mission in Eastern Europe) there's an 'establishing' shot of a London street scene. Look closely at the placards behind the newspaper vendor. One of the placards says "BLAZING JEEP AT 2,000 FEET" - a reference to the Jeep on fire and going over a cliff in the pre-title sequence perhaps?

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Answer: Pushkin pushes a button on his watch to summon his bodyguard, but Bond sees him do it. He rips Ava's top off so the incoming guard will be "distracted" by her semi-nudity, allowing Bond to take him out.

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