Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Continuity mistake: Bill Haydon is on a call with the Hungarian embassy. He's holding his phone in his right hand talking on it, but then slams it down with his left hand.

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Suggested correction: Watch the scene, he lowers the receiver to speak to Jerry and his hands come together on the receiver, the camera cuts to Jerry, then back to Haydon hanging up the phone with the left hand, closest to the cradle. Watch it again, seems to match correctly.

Factual error: Control seems to have left behind some turntable package material for a deck called Dual CS 505-1. This model, however, only went to production in 1981.

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Bill Haydon: You really are a poison dwarf, Toby. Why don't you fuck off to his majesty and stop trying to involve me in your little cabaret.

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Trivia: At the start of the movie, Control, played by John Hurt, signs a letter with a green pen. This is based on reality - traditionally the head of the Secret Intelligence Services or MI6 always uses a green pen to sign letters with a C.

Jeff Walker

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Question: In the beginning of the movie when the guy is shot while sipping coffee in that outdoor little cafe, the assassin fires two rounds. #1 hits the young mother in the forehead, #2 kills the guy sitting at the little table, then the spy is shot. He only fires twice, so how did he kill 3 people?

Answer: I've watched the scene several times - the people at the cafe are the British spy Prideaux, his contact, the young mother, an old man behind them and two men to the right side. When Prideaux walks away, the waiter runs out and fires wildly, hitting the mother in the head. He then fires again and hits Prideaux in the back. No one else appears to have been hit, the other men at the cafe are just moving to get out of the way.

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