Die Another Day
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Continuity mistake: In the beginning, James Bond steals a suitcase full of diamonds. He takes the compartment with the diamonds out, and sets a bomb under it. When we see him putting the C4 in it, we can see that the explosive is very nearly as high as the edge of the case, but the diamond compartment fits back inside perfectly. How? (00:03:00)

Factual error: At the beginning of the movie Bond places 2 pieces of C4 explosive in the case. This amount of explosive will be enough to level a small house, but Zao, who's standing about 2 metres from it, survives with only a few scars. (00:03:05)

Character mistake: Near the beginning when James Bond enters the North Korean complex, Zao is sent information to his mobile phone about James Bond being from the "MI6 Security Service". This is inaccurate information because MI6 is the Secret Intelligence Service and not the Security Service. It is MI5 which is the Security Service. (00:06:29)

Continuity mistake: In the pre-credit sequence, the guy who becomes Graves demonstrates the power of his shell launcher by blowing up Bond's chopper. The soldier beside him has his AK-47 raised, covering Bond. It skips to the helicopter exploding, and comes back to Graves firing the shell launcher a second time. The soldier lifts his AK up a second time. (00:07:00)

Continuity mistake: During the battle in North Korea, the General's son's hovercraft smashes into a fence and dives into the water. It makes a little hole in the fence. When Bond arrives, the whole fence is destroyed. (00:09:30)

Revealing mistake: During the hovercraft battle scene, the guy behind Bond is supposedly out cold, but when Zao is shooting at Bond's hovercraft and the shots are hitting the fan shroud making Bond wince, the unconscious man can be seen covering his ears from the explosions. (00:09:30)

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Factual error: In the hovercraft chase scene at the beginning, when the Korean hovercraft flips over and hits the small bunker, it can be seen that it's got a flat, metal body on the underside - but they should have lift fans there; with no lift fans, they would not be able to float at all. (00:09:35)

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Plot hole: In the pre title sequence James Bond travels in a hovercraft along the dirt road which is full of land mines. Soon after reaching the waterfall at the end, trucks drive up along the road he just drove in on to capture him. As there was only one road in to the waterfall complex the landmines must have all disappeared, as earlier on in that sequence we are informed that the only way that the North Koreans can avoid the mines along that road is by hovercraft. (00:12:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Bond jumps down from the truck after being captured, he is handcuffed (or has his hands tied). However, when he lands, he's holding a guard in each hand - for stability - but in the next scene, during the General's speech, he's tied again. (00:17:35)

Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: Given the amount of time Bond was maltreated by the North Koreans you'd think he would have suffered the effects of malnourishment (lost weight, muscle tone). Yet when he is seen bare-chested after the prisoner exchange, he appears perfectly fit and is able to win a physically demanding sword fight against Gustav Graves. (00:21:45)

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Factual error: During the scene in which Bond escapes from MI6 custody, after inducing drop in heartbeat, he seizes the defibrillator paddles and uses them to shock the two male orderlies. However, only one of those paddles would have administered a shock; the other one is only there to form a circuit for the electric charge, therefore, at best it should only have shocked one of the orderlies. (00:25:15)

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Other mistake: When Bond arrives in Cuba and walks past the children dancing in the foreground you can see a man leaning on a wall holding a fishing rod looking directly into the camera, following it from left to right. (00:29:50)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene,where Bond meets Jinx the very first time, the bartender in the background does weird things. First, Bond asks him for a mojito, he comes to him. Later, when Bond looks at Jinx, the bartender is in the far left side of the counter. When next time Bond is seen, the bartender is close behind Bond. And next time the camera changes its view, the bartender is in the far left corner again. He remains there in the rest of the scene. (00:34:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Bond first sees Jinx get out of the water, she is naturally dripping wet. After it cuts to him, it cuts back to her and she is already bone dry as she is picking up her towel to dry off. (00:34:55)

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Continuity mistake: During the scene when Bond sees Jinx emerging from the water, the angle cuts back and forth between the both of them. You can see that is some shots Bond's cigar is not lit; there is no smoke coming from it and also the "cherry" does not light up as he puffs it. In others it's lit properly. The length of the cigar and the height of the Mojito drink also change. (00:36:21)

Timothy Conard

Revealing mistake: In the scene on Isla Los Organos, when Jinx is with the doctor at the clinic, she shoots him twice. But when you see her shoot him the second time, her gun produces no muzzle blast or smoke, and no spent bullet casing is ejected. (00:43:25)

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Deliberate mistake: When Bond is fighting Zhao in the clinic, they accidentally set off the tomograph Zhao was lying in. As this machine's powerful magnetic fields indeed would pull any metallic object in, no doctor with common sense would allow sharp objects and other stuff within range. You aren't even allowed to carry watches and have to report any dental fillings. (00:43:50)

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Continuity mistake: Just before Zao runs to the helicopter, he smashes nearly all the glass out of a stained-glass window. There's then an explosion which removes what little glass remains. But when the rubble lands and blocks the window, there's still a decent amount of glass left in the frame. (00:44:30)

Continuity mistake: Jinx shoots the doctor twice, once through the cheque, and once in the neck/throat. In the next scene, the two bullet holes are in his upper left chest. Plus when Bond finds him, there's no blood on the body. (00:44:40)

Other mistake: When the news reporters are waiting for Gustav to come, when a man says to Miranda: "Looks like your man's not going to make it", the man standing behind him and Miranda mouths these exact words. (00:48:35)

James Bond: Vodka martini, plenty of ice... If you can spare it.

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Trivia: The name of the hotel that Bond visits in Hong Kong is The Rubyeon Royale Hotel. "Ruby" for the 40th anniversary of the James Bond series; "Eon" for EON Productions, producers of the series; and "Royale" for Casino Royale, the first Ian Fleming James Bond novel.

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