Moonraker

Continuity mistake: When one of the NASA controllers says "We have audio visual" in the control room, look at the Mission Control Director. You can see that he has his hands clasped together, but in the very next shot his hands are separated.

Continuity mistake: When Drax throws two pieces of meat at his Doberman Pinschers, one piece lands by the leg of one of the dogs. But when Drax clicks his fingers to signal the dogs to eat the meat, the piece has moved in front of the dog's face.

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Suggested correction: No reason why the dog couldn't have moved the piece of meat closer to its face off-screen.

Jukka Nurmi

The whole idea of that scene is to show how obedient the dogs were and how well trained they are. Drax says that to Bond in the scene so the dogs wouldn't touch the meat at all until Drax gave the signal by clicking his fingers.

Continuity mistake: During the fight with Chan, the lighting on the wooden crate that they break changes every time: sometimes the lettering is fully lit, others half lit.

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Continuity mistake: When Bond smashes Chan against the Rio de Janeiro labeled crate, the damage on the planks changes completely between shots.

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Continuity mistake: Before the gravity simulator starts, Bond has had his tie skewed and his shirt opened and messed up. A frame later it's all ironed and neat.

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Continuity mistake: When Corinne show Bond the Moonraker base from the helicopter, watch the headphones behind and you'll notice they change positions between shots.

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Continuity mistake: In the chopper, when Corinne is shown without headphones her hair swaps from messed up to brushed back and forth between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Bond and Lois slide through the cable car's cable, note the water ripples around the small island behind and you'll notice that it is a fixed image that is repeated seconds later.

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Continuity mistake: When Bond pushes the Chinese guy through the paned glass window, the remaining glass has an irregular shape in some shots, or square in others.

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Continuity mistake: When the basket on the gondola is about to hit the bridge, the crucifix on top disappears.

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Continuity mistake: When Bond's gondola is shot at, the yellow seats become wet, and the droplets disappear in the immediate following angles.

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Continuity mistake: The bullet holes on the gondola disappear between angles.

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Continuity mistake: When Q shows Bond how the laser gun works, note the Mexican doll's red handkerchief. It changes styles between shots, despite the laser being aimed at the mannequin's head.

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Continuity mistake: On the cable car, Jaws punches Lois, who knocks her head against an iron structure. A frame later, when the angle changes, she is knocking her head again.

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Continuity mistake: When the movie starts and Bond is in the plane, the champagne bottle faces a 9 o'clock or 11 o'clock position, depending on the shot.

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Continuity mistake: During the parachute scene, Jaws has green goggles, but his stuntman in the wide shots wears transparent goggles.

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Continuity mistake: During the parachute scene, in the wide angles Jaws' stuntman has perfect straight white teeth, nothing like the characteristic edgy metal teeth.

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Continuity mistake: When the space station laser deploys, the American space shuttle can be seen in the distance, with the curve of the Earth angled next to the shuttle. The shot changes to a close-up of the shuttle, and the curve of the Earth is now directly underneath it.

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Continuity mistake: When Jaws goes to pull the ladder with the man on it, we see a close-up of him (with short hair) in shock then it cuts to a doll (with curly hair) falling back with the ladder. (01:48:40)

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Continuity mistake: In many of the scenes which are supposed to be taking place in zero gravity, the women's' hair still falls in the normal way instead of floating.

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Continuity mistake: At 1:46:22 roughly, we see one of the Space Marines. He's standing almost full on to the camera with a slight turn to screen right. He gets blasted and he dies.But at 1:46:29 he's back and in the same position.

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More mistakes in Moonraker

[The staff of MI6 are watching a large screen that shows Bond and Dr. Goodhead making love in space.]
Minister: My god, what's Bond doing!?
Q: I think he's attempting re-entry, sir.

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Trivia: The film's budget had been more than the first six Bond films added together, but Broccoli's gamble paid off. Upon release in the Summer of 1979, the film enjoyed huge success globally, and the film easily recouped its budget.

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