Octopussy

Continuity mistake: At the end of the film, Bond chases Kahn following the battle at Octopussy's mansion. In the short time it takes to run to a nearby plane, it turns from pitch darkness to bright sunshine.

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Factual error: At the East German / West German checkpoint, there is a level crossing. The warning signs for road traffic are clearly visible and are unique to the UK (where the shot was filmed).

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Other mistake: In the balloon scene it seems like Q can circle around and land on a spot where he flew past previously. A balloon can only fly in the direction of the wind.

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Trivia: The "blink and you'll miss it" part of Smithers (Q's assistant who triggers the powerful door-slam) is played by Jeremy Bulloch. Only worth noting because we see his face for once, as he's most famous for a part where he wears a mask - Boba Fett in the Star Wars sequels.

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Jon Sandys

Trivia: The tiger who briefly appears during the tiger hunt sequence is actually a stuffed tiger pushed out on a wheelbarrow.

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Trivia: The American Air Base in Germany where Bond disables the atomic bomb was actually an American base in England. Look closely and you'll see the painted stop signals on the left side of the road in some scenes.

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Question: Was Kristina Wayborn's descent from the balcony (in which she tips herself backwards and slides down using her sari as a rope) really carried out as shown? I would have thought that she should plummet to the ground much faster - too fast to be sure of landing feet first - and risk a broken bone or more. Are we to assume that Bond girls have magical powers or that the sequence was slowed down for dramatic effect?

Chosen answer: Of course it didn't happen as shown; that would be impossible and highly dangerous. Tricky camera angles, safety equipment, and carefully choreogrphed stunt work helped make this appear like one, continuous fluid motion.

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Question: Why is someone as wealthy as Kamal Khan using loaded dice in the casino? I mean, what does he actually gain from cheating?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: The satisfaction of knowing he'll win, the thrill of pulling one over on someone; maybe like Goldfinger, he just doesn't like to lose under any circumstances.

Captain Defenestrator

Question: When Bond is having dinner with Kamel, they were served a stuffed sheep's head. Why did Bond say that he "lost his appetite" and not eat his sheep's head entree? (Could the camera zoom in of Gobinda's eye be a hint that the food was tainted?)

crawford188

Chosen answer: Bond is a world traveler and often samples the best that the local cuisine has to offer, however, even he has limits. Lots of people would lose their appetite upon seeing the severed head of an animal staring back at them on their plate. Kamal has also just told Bond how he plans to drug and interrogate him, so not eating or drinking anything would be a smart idea.

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