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: 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.
Continuity mistake: During the fight scene at the Hotel Dessalines with Slate, Bond and Slate go through glass pane doors and land on the terrace, and Bond kills Slate. Notice that at first there is a broken piece of wood pane laying next to Slate's head; the next shot shows no wood pane, and there is a door knob that wasn't laying close to Slate's head in the first shot. (00:19:20)RLN
Factual error: The Austrian number plates have the wrong prefix (district) and postfix (number). Correct: e.g. LL (emblem) 123AB; Bond: 123AB (emblem) LL; maybe due to legal issues.
Continuity mistake: When M meets Bond, near to the begining of the film, as she walks down the stairs you can see that she is wearing flat shoes, but as she gets to the bottom she is wearing high heels. (00:16:45)
Factual error: James Bond's Aston Martin shown in the opening chase sequence is registered 72 GH3L0, which is meant to be an Italian perspex number plate. Italian plates are always made from aluminium and never show a car logo at the bottom. Furthermore the die face used is wrong and most important: The number does not fit into the Italian registration system: always AA 123AA - hence a completely invented plate is the result.
Factual error: The aircraft registration Bond reads over the phone is of a British registered aircraft, shown as starting G-0 then other characters (definitely 0, not the letter O). However, British registrations are always all letters, and wouldn't use the number 0.
Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the movie, Bond and M are interrogating Mr White, who Bond brought in. As Mr White tells Bond that he was always interested in meeting him, look at his face - there is no blood line going down the right side of his face. But the next shot shows one as he continues talking. (00:09:15)RLN
Factual error: The car sequence in the beginning is impossible to perform in Italy. 007 drives from Garda Lake to Marbles Caves near Carrara (about 250 km/130 miles if you take the highway or 300 km/150 miles if you take the state route) chased by another car at maximum speed. Not only the trip is too long, but in Italy you have to stop at least at 2 payment tolls (on highways) for such a travel. And at least once at the gas station for refueling (an Aston drinks a lot). If you take the state route it's worst: you must cross several small towns. There are plenty of street cameras and speed controls, no one noticed 2 cars even firing with guns at that speed and dangerous way of driving for such a long time? How many bullets did they have for shooting longer than an hour? And then, more 200 km with a completely destroyed car from Carrara to Siena (what a strange choice for MI6 to place a secret hideout, so distant from where Bond took the quantum man and even on the day of the Palio horse race!) without being noticed or stopped by any police control?They stop you even if you have a broken rear stop light or wrong type of tyres. (00:00:05)
Continuity mistake: After the opening car chase the Aston Martin is covered in chalk but surprisingly Bond's suit is completely clean despite him losing a car door during the chase.
Revealing mistake: At the end of the opening car chase Bond approaches the safe house. Just before the gates open white tyre marks are visible from previous takes, the white being chalk from the quarry.
Continuity mistake: At the beginning the roadway openings have curved arches, a very short straight section with rectangular openings, then more arches. When the driving begins, the arches have disappeared and the entire sequence is on a very long curved section with rectangles, before they get to the open road. (00:00:50)
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