Factual error: During the boat chase scene, Bond throws a grappling hook/anchor from the old boat he is driving onto the deck of the rubber boat "riding" his. The rubber boat is then violently yanked off of Bond's boat and crashes. This makes no sense. For the rubber boat to be yanked off that way, the other end of the anchor line would have to be tied to something stationary. However, the other end of the line is just lying in Bond's boat. There's even a shot of it sitting there.Guy
Continuity mistake: When Bond is talking to Mathis at a table at the cottage in Italy, pay attention to the watch on Mathis' wrist. First it faces the side of his wrist because that way it is best shown on screen, but in the next shot, still at the table, it suddenly faces the outside of his wrist like watches are usually worn. (00:50:40)
Continuity mistake: When Bond is on the plane with Mathis, and asks the waiter for his usual drink, between shots, Mathis' hair changes - in some shots there's a lock of hair on his left down by his eye, in some shots he's got two bits of hair loose on his right, and in others his hair's all in place. All this without him ever touching it.
Factual error: During the film, Bond flies to the airport in Bregenz, Austria. There is no airport in Bregenz.
Continuity mistake: While Greene is talking to his associates in Bregenz, the opera is approaching the end of act one which finishes just as Greene and Bond meet in the hall. However, at this point Mario Cavaradossi is suddenly being shot, which is the end of act three/the end of the opera. At the same time the music jumps to the end of act two, just after Tosca stabbed Scarpia; this scene is then shown while Bond is being chased.
Factual error: The police chief mentions to General Medrano that the loud clanking noise they heard was the hotel's fuel cells. In actuality fuel cells are silent generators of power.
Factual error: Bolivian police outfits and Chilean police outfits are similar. The ones in the movie are based off of the Bolivian outfit, yet the pants and hat are closer to the Chilean than the Bolivian uniforms.