Quantum of Solace

Quantum of Solace (2008)

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Corrected entry: During the car chase down the narrow street in the stone pit, the police truck chasing Bond drives into a house and completely destroys it. In the next shot the car falls off the edge of the street, but it's front is completely untouched. After completely destroying a house, it should at least have some dents and scratches.

Correction: This is simply not true, the car is damaged after hitting the structure. The most obvious part is the grill has been torn off.


Corrected entry: In the car chase scene at the beginning, the Italian Police Defender does not have its roof mounted lights as it rolls down the hill.

Correction: That's because they got broken off when it rolled onto the roof. The roof mounted lights are seen in the shot after hitting the wall and falling down until the first roll over. In one shot you can see where they had been mounted before breaking off.


Corrected entry: At the end of Casino Royale, 'M' is in London. At the beginning of Quantum Of Solace, supposedly 20 minutes after Casino Royale, she is in a sewer in Italy.


Correction: Incorrect. When we last see M in Casino Royale, Bond is talking to her from the boat that he has in Venice. We then see Bond in the final scene at Lake Como, which is about 150 miles away from Venice. Clearly a considerable amount of time has passed since they spoke, more than enough for M to have travelled to Italy along with her staff and the new Aston Martin that Bond uses in the opening chase sequence of Quantum of Solace.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: By the end of "Casino Royale" Bond's DBS was destroyed. The DBS was given to him merely to help him to appear to be a rich poker player. In the beginning of "Quantum" he has the car back in perfect condition. Does the British Government routinely hand out quarter-of-a-million-dollar supercars?

Correction: Because he does indeed have a new vehicle at the beginning of Quantum we will have to assume that the British Government did provide it for him. It is a convention of the series that Bond is provided with a new vehicle when one gets destroyed. And it is not a hand out; as Bond is often reminded in previous films, the vehicles and equipment are the property of the British Government.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: During the dogfight, Bond slows down and the smaller plane gets caught in the smoke from the engine, and comes close to stalling. But throughout that entire section the fighter pilot just carries on in the smoke, without firing a shot, despite being in a perfect firing position. This goes beyond a character decision - there's no reason for him not to shoot from that position and/or break off to a safer place, other than it gives Bond the chance to make him crash.

Correction: You can't shoot what you can't see. Besides, having flown in dense fog, similar to smoke, you are concentrating so much on flying the plane, watching the instruments to make sure you don't get inverted unintentionally, you don't think of anything else but flying.


Corrected entry: After Bond throws Mathis into the dustbin, the blood under Bond's tie is visible however in the next scene (after Bond says 'He wouldn't care') the blood is missing from the shirt.

Correction: The blood's only on the left of the tie as we look at it - after that shot Bond's jacket covers it.

Corrected entry: Early shots of the two black Ford Edge trucks show damage on the right front corner of one of them. Later, there is no damage to either vehicle.

Correction: What scene is this in? Please clarify.

Corrected entry: When Dominic leaves the airport, he is in a Rolls Royce Phantom. When he arrives, he is in a Jaguar.

Correction: No it's not, it's a Jaguar the whole time. There wasn't even a Phantom in that scene.


Corrected entry: When Bond and the Bolivian Secret Agent have crash landed on the dried up river bed, Bond offers her his jacket as she is cold. When the camera cuts to her the first time her hair is tucked under the right collar of the jacket, however all other shots show her hair is on top of the collar.

Correction: So she pulled it out off camera.

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Corrected entry: In the underground riverbed as Bond climbs the rocks and discovers the giant reservoir, he is wearing shoes, barefoot, and wearing shoes again.

Correction: He is wearing shoes throughout the whole scene. The girl, however, is barefoot.


Corrected entry: Bond requests the registry of the private jet for no apparent reason (the request is never answered).

Correction: It's not answered onscreen, doesn't mean it wasn't answered at all.

Corrected entry: The film was obviously not shot in Bolivia. Neither the scenes of the airport nor the chase by the Bolivian policemen are filmed in Bolivia. La Paz is a big city and with all the modern facilities a big city has.

Correction: Many films are not shot where they claim to be set. Unless there is solid evidence on screen that it is not where they claim it to be (like, for example, a road-sign in the wrong language, or a readily identifiable landmark from the place where they actually filmed), this is not considered a mistake.

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Corrected entry: In the final scene where 007 and Camille are battling against Greene, Medrano etc. there is a complete fire going on near them. In reality the temperature in fire would be about 800-1000 Celsius and no person can survive in this temperature this close in and for the amount of time.

Correction: The subjects are near the fire, not in it. It appears they used real fire in the movie; the actors survived (not sure what the submitter means by a "complete" fire).

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: The film begins in Siena during their annual horse race, Palio di Siena, which takes place in mid-August every year. The film then goes to South America and it is still summer instead of winter.

Correction: Even though it's winter, the weather doesn't change drastically that close to the equator. I have a friend in Brazil. In summer the temperature averages high 20s C to 40s, in winter the average is 17C to 23C.

Corrected entry: At the hotel Greene kicks the axe and cuts his shoe and foot, however, later when Bond drops Greene in the middle of the desert and throws the can of motor oil at his feet, there is no hole in the shoe.

Correction: He in fact does have a slice in his shoe, some dried blood is also visible on the shoe.

Corrected entry: There's a scene where people fight and shoot guns inside a bar, and then Bond runs outside. There's a dog sleeping peacefully on the footpath right outside the bar. No dog would sleep through all that.

Correction: If the dog was deaf it might.


Corrected entry: The scene where Bond and Mathis are drinking at the bar onboard the plane is set on the Virgin Atlantic upper class section. However, the bar on the upper class sections are facing rearwards and not forwards. They do not show the Virgin Atlantic logo either.

Correction: So it is not a Virgin Atlantic plane, but a slightly different, privately owned and/or chartered plane. No mistake.


Corrected entry: When Bond is flying the old DC-3, he and the girl are both wearing headsets. The microphones are inches away from their mouths. As an aviator, I know that these mics only function when they are touching the mouth.

Correction: Horsefeathers. I also fly. The microphones attached do *not* need to be touching your lips, though they are clearer when they do. Usually I fly with my mic about an inch to an inch and a half away, and neither my co-pilot, nor ATC have difficulty hearing me when I speak.

Corrected entry: In the opening car chase, Bond's Aston Martin switches from silver to black.

Correction: No it's grey throughout the scene. Occasionally some paint gets scraped up to reveal silver underneath, or sunlight reflects on the surface so the black doesn't show, or it gets covered in parts by light colored dust/silt.

Corrected entry: When Bond follows a member of Quantum into bathroom to steal the earpiece, they are in the bathroom door on the right. When he exits and breaks off the door's handle, it is the handicapped WC on the left.

Correction: Not true. There is only one bathroom door and it has a handicapped sign on it.

Corrected entry: When Bond and the girl are plummeting earthward from the plane, they flail about and eventually get the parachute to open a couple of seconds before reaching the ground. In reality, a parachute opening some thirty feet (at most) from the ground would never slow your descent enough to allow them to survive, or at the very least without significant injuries.

Correction: The parachute didn't open fully, just enough to slow their descent enough to avoid being killed. The scene shows the 'chute opening enough to jerk them upwards, slowing their fall enough that they hit the ground without being killed, but sustaining at least unconsciousness. People have survived drops that far without serious injury.

Corrected entry: In the DC3 sequence, Bond lowers the undercarriage in one shot but in the next shot the undercarriage is up again.

Correction: Yes, Bond lowered the landing gear to be able to bounce the plane off the ground, and retracted the gear when it began to climb again.

Corrected entry: In the opening car chase, the Aston Martin and Alfa Romeo go round a pack of cars stuck in traffic. When the policeman uses his radio, you can see a blue Vauxhall Corsa in the background. You can see the badge on it and it is actually a Vauxhall Corsa with Italian number-plates, which is incorrect as Vauxhall cars are branded as Opel in continental Europe.


Correction: There are a lot of "Vauxhall" branded Corsa in continental Europe, even for right-hand driving. So they exist, even if hard to find.

Corrected entry: During the airborne chase, to escape certain demise in the canyon, Bond applied full power to both engines using the prop control levers (blue) and not the throttle set on the left of central quadrant.

Correction: Because of the rotational inertia of a prop & engine (which is quite significant), the fastest way to increase thrust immediately is to increase pitch. You end up trading rotational inertia of the prop and engine for thrust. NOTE: There are additional caveats - 1) If the engine is non-governed (no governor), the engine will immediately start losing RPM, throttles will need to be increased quickly after increasing pitch. 2) If the engine is governed, no need to increase throttle because the governor will maintain revs. In fact, the best way for maneuverability would be to near-redline the prop and use pitch control only. - you can hear turbo props using the technique w/o redlining when on taxiways. You can hear the props change their bite on the air but the revs don't change.

Corrected entry: James Bond and Camille are being chased by a man on a motorcycle. After James Bond steps out of the car the man stops besides James. He then gets the chaser off his motorcycle by twisting the throttle on the left of the handlebar. The throttle is on the right on a motorcycle.

Correction: Not on all bikes. Indian motorcycles from years ago, as well as some British bikes have a throttle on the left grip.

Corrected entry: In the last scene in the desert he has motor oil in his trunk. But he was driving a Ford Edge Hydrogen with a fuel cell and this car does not need motor oil.


Correction: Bond took the car from the compound when he went after Greene across the desert. It's likely he got the oil from a different car, when he formed the plan of dumping Greene in the desert without water. The oil did not need to come from that particular car.


Corrected entry: Bond rolled the Aston Martin 7 1/2 times in the previous movie (Casino Royale), and the scenes showing the car immediately afterwards showed it completely totalled. He was never given another vehicle, specifically never given another Aston Martin DBS during the remainder of 'CR'. This movie begins mere moments after the conclusion of the last movie, and somehow Bond is driving the DBS again, with the injured Mr. White, taking him to be interrogated.

Correction: Bond is shown being in touch with M in London before he attacks Mr White at the end of Casino Royale, but M is waiting for him at his destination, so some time has passed before Bond goes after White, enough for her to make the trip. And if she's had time to make the trip, there's been enough time for Bond to have been supplied with another Aston Martin. Given that his previous car was destroyed, the one used in the opening to this film cannot possibly be the same car. The filmmakers simply assumed that the audience would figure that one out for themselves.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: At the end of the DC-3 scene, Bond pulls up the nose of the airplane (up to 90 degrees) in order to put more force on the belt that prevents the cargo from sliding to the back of the airplane. Eventually, the belt tears apart and the cargo slides to the back and falls off the airplane. According to Newton's laws (physics), this wouldn't happen. No matter how you fly the airplane, that belt would never experience a force stronger than the engines' maximum thrust. And this force was already applied during take-off, so the belt would have torn apart then, or not at all.

Correction: Utter rubbish. When the plane takes off, the cargo is held in place not only by the belt but also by simple friction with the floor that it rests on. With the plane pointing straight up in the air at 90 degrees, that friction is no longer present, plus there's a little thing called 'gravity' acting to drag the cargo towards the back of the plane. So the entire force of the cargo's weight is acting on the belt, which wasn't the case at any previous point. Entirely reasonable that it could give way at that point.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: In the scene where Bond gets into the lift escorted by two agents, after being ordered from M that he must return to the UK, the escort seen on the right as the door closes is different to the two escorts Bond fights within minutes later.

Correction: That's because there is four men in the lift.

Corrected entry: When Bond is changing his clothes in the bathroom, he puts them in the sink where there is a movement sensor, which should have made the water turn on and soak all the clothes in the sink.

Correction: Every single one of these things I've ever encountered required me to wave my hand in front of it for several seconds to get the tap to turn on. These sensors are, apparently, not all that sensitive.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: When the hydrogen fuel cells explode, there is smoke. Burning hydrogen doesn't make smoke.

Correction: It is true that burning hydrogen doesn't make smoke. But it quickly superheats surrounding material that DOES make smoke. The footage of the Hindenburg crash is a perfect example.

Corrected entry: When Agent Fields meets Bond & Mathis at the airport in La Paz, Bolivia, she claims to be from the Consulate. As a capital city La Paz actually has an Embassy, whereas Consulates are generally found in secondary cities.

Correction: Actually, there are Consulates there as well, they are just housed within the embassy. The Consulate, and Embassy serve different functions.


Corrected entry: Bolivian city La Paz doesn't have an airport. The international airport is located in the neighbouring city of El Alto. Thus the airport's name is not La Paz, as it appears in the movie, but El Alto.

Correction: As has been stated many times, movies frequently use fictional locations, in the same way that they use fictional individuals (like James Bond, for example). This is an absolutely standard movie convention and is not considered a mistake.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: During the last scene of the boat chase between Bond and the General's men, the number of chasers keeps changing - sometimes two men, sometimes only one man. The last boat should have two chasers in it, but when the boat crashes, there is only one.

Correction: The second man was knocked out of the boat by Camille.

Corrected entry: The city of La Paz, Bolivia is shown as a humid and hot city when the truth is, its elevation is 3,640 m (11,942 ft) and the average temperature is 8°C.

Correction: The average temperature of La Paz is 18°C, not 8°C.

Corrected entry: When Bond walks into the hotel in Haiti, a notice can be seen on the inside of the door, giving instructions on what to do in case of fire in French and English. The French section is headed "EN CASE D'INCENDIE". The correct French for "in case of fire" is "en cas d'incendie". The French word "case" means various things but does not have the meaning "event" that the English word "case" does.

Correction: I stayed in a hotel in Washington once where a stairwell fire door read: "Emergency Exit Only. Alarm Will Soond ". Misspellings are possible in any language.

Grumpy Scot

Corrected entry: In the opening car chase, a Land Rover Defender somehow catches up with an Alfa Romeo 159 and an Aston Martin, both being driven flat out uphill. No way a Defender could manage that.

Correction: Land Rover Defenders also come with a 3.5 litre V8 engine, and many other larger V8's fit with ease, there is no indication onscreen as to what is under the bonnet. If you wanted to get picky, you could also have stated that the Alfa isn't in the same class as the Aston either seeing as 3.2 V6 is the biggest engine in the former.


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James Bond: Among other things, he tried to kill a friend of mine.
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James Bond: Yes. But it's not what you think.
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James Bond: She likes to think so.



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