Moonraker

Revealing mistake: In Venice, the knife that the man in the coffin throws at 007 wobbles like rubber.

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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 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 skydiving scene, Jaws' stuntman is obviously different. Jaws appears to have a light skin complexion and be large in physique as normal but the stuntman has a tan skin color and is smaller in physique.

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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Continuity mistake: When Bond arrives to Venice he grabs a card from Venini Glass. From the immediate opposite angle the cards is gone.

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Visible crew/equipment: After Bond/Roger Moore's stuntman throws the pilot out of the plane, a safety bar connecting the plane and the stuntman's body is noticeable.

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Visible crew/equipment: When the pilot aims a gun at Bond, there's a black bulky object reflected (filming crew or equipment) on the ice cube which disappears in the opposite shot.

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Continuity mistake: Before Bond jumps out of the boat with the delta wing glider, the sky swaps from sunny to cloudy and back to sunny, between shots.

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Continuity mistake: After Bond and Goodhead jump on the grass and he says "for saving my life" her arm swaps from being around his nape to by her side.

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Continuity mistake: After Jaws' cable car crashes and everything explodes, he appears inches away from a table and chair with a 7UP ice cube on. A shot later a girl comes running and the table is 3 meters away, lying fallen on the floor.

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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: 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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Question: What did Bond say in front of Drax which made Jaws reluctant to send Bond to his death in space?

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Chosen answer: His comments to Drax were about the physical and mental perfection that Drax required for those chosen to repopulate the Earth. As Dolly (Jaw's girlfriend) needs glasses, she falls short of those criteria (as, quite probably, does Jaws himself), which makes him wonder whether Drax won't simply get rid of them once he's carried out his plan. As such, he chooses to ally himself with Bond rather than risk Dolly being harmed.

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