Moonraker

Continuity mistake: During the speed boat chase sequence, Jaws pulls out the steering wheel of the boat he is on, but when the boat goes over the waterfall, the steering wheel has disappeared.

Revealing mistake: At the very start, when the people are out of the plane, and Bond hasn't got a parachute. Obviously, the stuntman would have a mini-parachute under his jacket. The wind blows Bond's jacket up for just a second, and you can see some of the mini-parachute.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Bond is in Drax's study with Miss Dufour, there is a shot where he appears to be photographing the documents just before gathering them and returning them to the safe. We see Bond's hands, but these hands do not hold the minicamera. The fingers are artfully folded to hide this.

Plot hole: For the shuttle to land at Drax's Amazon hideout he would need a very long runway, something that could easily be detected by satellite.

Continuity mistake: When 007 enters the control room of the secret base, his clothes are already dry but his hair is still wet.

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Continuity mistake: On the widescreen version, keep watching Lois Chiles during the laser firefight on the space station. She starts off at Bond's side, then joins Col. Scott. But after a shot of Drax fleeing, we cut back to Bond, and she's just leaving his side to join Col. Scott.

Revealing mistake: When Bond hits the button to throw the space station out of its gravity and sends everyone out of position look at the command console manned by the two Drax henchmen, the prop used for the console laughably moves back and forth during the commotion.

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Revealing mistake: When Bond is looking at the airport through the telescope in Rio he sees the Drax cargo plane coming down the runway but just seconds before in the wide shot of the whole airport there is no plane on the runway or anywhere near it.

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Revealing mistake: When Jaws brings Bond and Holly to the command center of the space station Drax is sitting down in his chair then suddenly in the next shot he's standing without having moved.

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Other mistake: Bond manages to shut off the gravity in the whole station, but when the bad guys begin their battle with the Marine astronauts the bag guys are walking towards the airlock hatch as if they have full gravity.

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Audio problem: When Drax greets Bond on the island, as he's saying the part about the snake, you hear him talk, but his mouth isn't moving.

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Revealing mistake: When the passengers disembark from the shuttle the camera appears to be on the side of the space station, but look at the stars on the bottom of the screen - they are moving a lot faster than the stars on the top of the screen, both sets of stars should be moving at the same speed.

Continuity mistake: When Bond throws the chain over the cable there are two handles attached to the chain, but when they slide away the handles on the chain are gone.

Revealing mistake: When the shuttle ejects the engines you can see the support wires used to pull off the boosters.

Revealing mistake: During the boat chase with Jaws the close up of Bond driving the boat reveals at the bottom of the screen part of the camera rig holding the camera in place. In other long shots these brackets are missing from the boat.

Revealing mistake: During the shooting in the space station, Holly and another guy jump in a ditch and start shooting at the baddies. Seconds later the same shot is repeated. (01:53:15)

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Revealing mistake: When Bond is underwater struggling with a python he is replaced by an obvious stuntman. (01:23:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Bond's gondola goes under a bridge an encounters the hearse, the canal they're in changes completely. The street on the right disappears and is replaced by a brick wall.

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[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: One of Drax's "master race" was Melinda Maxwell, daughter of Lois Maxwell - "Miss Moneypenny".

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Question: Just before Bond gets get on the cable car, there is a brass band wearing full costume animal outfits, a grey rabbit, pink chicken, red monkey, spotted dog. What is the song they are playing and which band is it?

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