Octopussy

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Bond is trying to escape with his new Mini-Jet, he flies through a big hall. If you look carefully, you can see that the aeroplane which is supposed to be flying with its wings vertical is fastened to some kind of sustainer.

Revealing mistake: When Bond and Gobinda are fighting on top of the train, Gobinda rolls over with his sword, which bends like a rubber prop.

Revealing mistake: When the police cars chase Bond and stop outside the circus, you can clearly see a lot of brake-marks. It's quite obvious that the filmmakers re-shot the scene several times, before they got it right, but didn't bother to remove the marks made in earlier takes.

Revealing mistake: The nail-bed's steel nails that James Bond flips a henchman onto are the most obvious rubber nails ever seen in a film. They ALL move like crazy rubber in a bunch of separate directions when he falls onto them, including ones he never even comes close to touching. (00:35:25)

Revealing mistake: When Gobina first slashes at Bond during the climactic fight on the plane, a subsequent medium shot reveals a stunt double (note the bald spot). He's even wearing completely different clothing - a black stunt suit instead of a blue jacket and white shirt. (02:05:00)

Revealing mistake: When Bond exits the carriage at the tunnel, it's an obvious stunt double.

Revealing mistake: When Bond is flying the min-jet from the missile, then goes through the hanger, we can see a white pole under the jet pulling it along.

Peter Docherty

Revealing mistake: When Bond jumps out of Kamal's aeroplane with Octopussy, you can see that Bond is not Roger Moore but his stunt double.

Revealing mistake: When Bond sends an assassin crashing into the tank containing the octopus, you can see the assassin is a dummy.

Revealing mistake: When Bond falls off the train the scenery switches from outdoor filming to an obvious film set.

Revealing mistake: During the climax when the plane explodes, you see a shot of Kamal Kahn screaming, the you see it explode. When it explodes you can see the plane is crumpled up before it even hits the ground.

R S Handfield-Jones

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