Moonraker

Visible crew/equipment: During the speed boat chase you can see the charges floating in the water - they are black squares/rectangular.

Revealing mistake: During the speed boat chase Jaws waves the 2nd boat past. The boat goes from right to left and the camera boat goes left to right - in the background you can see the wake from the camera boat. It's doing a 360 degree turn, completely different to the one Jaws is on.

Revealing mistake: During the boat chase in the Amazon the second boat blows up twice and is moving very fast but the third explosion shows the boat stationary with no time to stop.

Continuity mistake: When Bond and Goodhead are in the back of the ambulance the interior does not match the outside - the windows are a different shape and the roof is too high.

Factual error: Space shuttles are designed to glide and not fly like a plane - even if the stolen shuttle was flown off the plane it would not make it to Drax's jungle base.

Revealing mistake: When Moonraker 6 jettisons its small fuel pods, the one on the right has a visible wire behind it.

Continuity mistake: There's not enough time for Drax to say his goodbyes to Bond and then get to the cockpit of Moonraker 5 in the same time that Bond sets up his watch to blow the vent.

Visible crew/equipment: When Bond changes from gondola to hover mode, look at the wooden posts in front of him. You can see the water jets supplying the bubbly water to simulate hover mode.

Factual error: Moonraker 6 with Holly and James on board jettisons its booster rockets after reaching space. The solid fuel boosters are jettisoned after they burn out at about 50 km height, far below orbit. Their empty weight is considerable, it is highly doubtful if the shuttle would even be able to carry them into orbit. (01:28:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Jaws bites through the cable car cable, the angle of the cable shows it to be in the top station. Yet he then travels up in a cable car to reach Bond and Dr Goodhead.

Richard Standing

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Bond jumps out of the plane without a parachute, in some of the shots Bond is wearing goggles, in some he is not.

Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: When Bond is looking at the Drax aeroplane in Rio, he sees Holly through the telescope. You can see she has both hands on the telescope, but when Bond puts his left hand on hers, the camera cuts away and she has only her right hand on the telescope.

Continuity mistake: During the cable car fight, Bond and Holly put Jaws through the sunroof and Bond slams the sunroof shut. But when we see a camera shot of Jaws from above, the sunroof is open.

Continuity mistake: During the speed boat sequence, Jaws has two colleagues wearing yellow on the boat he is on, but when the speed boat goes over the waterfall, the two men have disappeared.

Continuity mistake: Chang watches Bond leaves the room in which he found the safe. When Bond walks away from the room, we see Chang's real profile standing up, but in the next shot he's back crouching in the corner again.

Continuity mistake: When the Minister of Defence sees Bond and Holly making love in the space shuttle, he leans forward on his chair. In the next shot, he is sitting straight and leans forward a second time.

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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[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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