Moonraker

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

Revealing mistake: When Bond is freefalling, the stunt man's jacket has a very obvious zipper on the back, to allow the safety parachute underneath to open in case of emergency.

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Revealing mistake: During the parachute scene, Bond's stuntman looks nothing like him and is very noticeable.

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Revealing mistake: When Bond uses his 007 camera to photograph Drax's plans, watch the close-ups behind the camera especially when he turns the camera vertically, it's not Roger Moore. (00:26:50)

lazarus1968

Revealing mistake: When Bond stops to study the map at the beginning of the Amazon chase sequence, you can catch some brief glimpses of a black object floating in the water. This is actually the explosive charge used to simulate the initial mortar fire's impacts from his adversaries' boats. Keep a close eye on those 'shell impact' locations to spot them proper.

Daniel4646

Revealing mistake: When the pods are launched from the space station, it's obvious that they are models mounted on threads.

Dr Wilson

Revealing mistake: When Bond and Chang are fighting in the glass museum, Bond cuts Chang's stick in half with his foil. If you look carefully, you can see a mark on Chang's stick where it is to be cut.

Revealing mistake: When Bond is taking photographs of the plans with his 007 camera, ignore the 007 camera and look behind it as he turns the camera vertical, you will see someone with very dark eyebrows which is not Roger Moore. (00:26:50)

lazarus1968

Revealing mistake: During the pursuit in the Amazonian forest, one of Drax's boats jump. The persons in it are shown to be dummies because they smash so violently that a person couldn't survive that impact, and they stay bent after that.

Dr Wilson

Revealing mistake: When Drax is about to destroy the American shuttle, Bond, at the last minute leaks out all the gravity and everyone starts floating. In the next shot or two when you see Bond starting to float, a wire is visible that is used to make him hover.

Factual error: Although it's already been mentioned that the scene of the shuttle being stolen from the back of the 747 is impossible because the shuttle wouldn't be fueled while being transported, it should also be noted that even if the shuttle was fueled, it would still be just as impossible: During the getaway, the thieves ignited the shuttle's 3 main engines to get free of the 747 and escape: the thing is, the shuttle's main engines are fueled entirely by the large external tank the shuttle and the solid fuel boosters are attached to during liftoff, and once the tank is jettisoned, these engines cannot be used. The only engines the shuttle's internal fuel feeds are the reaction control thrusters, and the Orbital Maneuvering System (which are the two smaller engines located in the bulges just above the main engines). Both the RCS thrusters and OMS engines are almost totally useless within the atmosphere, so even if the thieves managed to get the shuttle free of the 747, they could only get it as far as it would glide unpowered: In fact, they could probably get it further if it wasn't fueled. It should be noted that this is not a fictional, futuristic spacecraft: It's a bog standard shuttle, stolen from NASA, on the back of the modified 747 used by them to transport the orbiter from its landing site to Cape Canaveral.

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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: Albert R. Broccoli, the producer of the film, has a cameo in St. Marks Square.

Dr Wilson

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Question: What is Dolly's (Jaw's girlfriend) relationship with Drax Industries (as evident in her yellow jumpsuit)?

Onesimos

Chosen answer: She doesn't have any official connection to Drax Industries. She only gets to come along to the station due to her relationship with Jaws. That's when she gets the yellow jumpsuit.

Guy

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