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


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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