On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Continuity mistake: When Bond is forced to get into the car outside the hotel, the car's roof is down and secured with a buttoned-down cover. However, during the ride the roof suddenly closes automatically although the cover was never taken off. (00:19:40)

DapperDan

Continuity mistake: After Bond has knocked out Che for good, Che's position changes between shots. Especially his legs are in a different position in the wide-angle shots to the shot in which Bond has walked up to him. (00:14:40)

DapperDan

Audio problem: In the opening scene, Bond sees Tracy in the ocean and drives his Aston Martin onto the beach to rescue her. When he stops, we hear screeching tyres, but he is driving on sand.

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James Bond: Moneypenny, what would I do without you?
Moneypenny: My problem is that you never do anything with me.

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Trivia: In the scene where Draco is talking to Bond, in Draco's office, look closely at the picture in the portrait frame on the bookcase, in the background. The lady in the picture is Diana Rigg's mother. (Possibly an "in-joke" by the Bond production team?)

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Question: When Bond saves Tracey in the beginning and she drives off he comments "This never happened to the other fellow". I know this is a joking reference to Sean Connery, but what is Bond supposed to mean within the context of the film? Connery references aside, why would he be saying this?

Answer: It's an entirely intentional aside to the audience, the one occasion in the entire Bond series where the so-called 'fourth wall' (i.e. the cinema screen itself) is broken. As such, within the context of the film itself, it doesn't really have much of a meaning.

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