Die Another Day

Corrected entry: The movie shows an Antonov 124, a Russian plane, so why, in the scene when Halle Berry is trying to regain altitude from the sudden decompression, does the altimeter says "feet" instead of "meters"?

Correction: How many times does this same mistake have to be corrected? ALL AIRCRAFT ALTIMETERS ARE CALIBRATED IN FEET. All of them, every single last one. Russian, French, Outer Mongolian, doesn't matter. Antonov 124, Boeing 747, Harrier Jump Jet, Rutan microlights. Feet, feet, feet. All aircraft measure their altitudes in FEET. None, anywhere, any time, use meters. NOT ONE.

Corrected entry: At the start, Bond puts some explosive underneath the easily removable compartment in the briefcase. When he lands, the case is handed to someone, who's told "check this". How badly do they search it to not immediately find the explosives? Even if that person's job is just checking the diamonds, the security is so tight around that area it's inconceivable that they wouldn't check the case for bugs or something. (00:06:05)

Correction: They might sweep the case for bugs. However, this is unlikely for several reasons. Firstly, they think Bond is a criminal diamond merchant called Van Bierk. As Van Bierk is a criminal selling blood diamonds, perhaps reasonably they conclude that he isn't going to be an MI6 agent. Don't forget Van Bierk is a real person, so they would know about his criminal history, thus reinforcing their idea that he was a true criminal, so obviously would be uninterested in bugging them. Also, to sweep for bugs you would use an electronic device waved over the briefcase, not unlike the handheld metal detectors in airports. They wouldn't bother opening up the case's bottom if the sweep detected nothing (and it doesn't).


Corrected entry: One big mistake in the movie, in the last part of the movie when Pierce Brosnan is in the invisible car (whose camouflage was broken by villains' bullets) and is being followed by the villain in another car, Brosnan's car number plate colour changes from yellow (which taxis use) to white (for normal car) while he keeps sitting inside the same car and never gets out as the car was constantly chased.


Correction: The front plate is white and the rear is yellow, as is normal for British registered cars. The green Jag has Icelandic plates so it's blue on white at both ends. The rule for normal cars having white plates and taxis having yellow appears to come from either Sweden or Thailand.

Corrected entry: The ASAT missile fired at the satelite was launched from a ship. In reality, ASAT is always launched from an F-15 because it would not have enough fuel to escape the Earth's atmosphere otherwise. (01:43:10)

Correction: Http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RIM-161_Standard_Missile_3 It's a ship launched anti ballistic missile, also used as anti satellite weapon for LEO sats.

Corrected entry: When Gustav lets go of the Antonov, the airflow would have resulted in him passing along the side of the aircraft to freedom, not into the engine. This happens with other people we see fall out of that hole - why's he different? The parachute would if anything add to the effect, not drag him further out. (01:56:45)

Correction: Such an incident has actually occurred in real life. In 1989 United Airlines Flight 811, a 747 suffered explosive decompression over the Pacific Ocean when a forward cargo door came open and tore away from the aircraft taking part of the fuselage with it along with 2 rows of seats and 9 people aboard who were sucked to their deaths. When the plane landed it was revealed that one or several of the nine were sucked into the planes engines as human remains were found inside. 747 engines are located even further away from the side of the aircraft than those on an Antonov-124. While airflow moves along the sides of the aircraft you need to take into account the suction of the engine intakes, which is a wide arc, often denoted by warning stripes painted on the tarmac. What most likely happened was Graves' parachute just happened to catch the intake suction and when he let go of the aircraft, it pulled him in.

Corrected entry: When Bond is with Q on the gadget place, you can see the Bond dummy Scaramanga used to train with in "The Man With the Golden Gun." It has a Roger Moore face, it's undressed and missing its fingers from its left hand.

Correction: No. There are several dummies in the lab in various states of disrepair, but none have Roger Moore's face. These are the dummies seen over the years used to test Q's various gadgets. The most prominent dummy seen (next to the crocodile sub) isn't just missing fingers from its left hand, its missing its entire left arm! It's actually highly unlikely MI6 would have the Scaramanga dummy of Bond considering that the playhouse (and the rest of the lair) blew up and Bond never bothered to take it with him.


Corrected entry: When Gustav Graves has his little reunion with his father on the plane, he kills him and steals his medal. Now, that medal is the Order of Lenin, a Russian medal. A North Korean, even one who fought in the Korean War, wouldn't be awarded one. (01:51:00)

Correction: A close-up frame reveals it is not russian Order of Lenin medal but North Korean Order of Freedom and Independence medal.

Correction: I find no reference to any scenes filmed with Sean Connery playing Bond's father. You are probably thinking about an idea posted on the internet by someone, some random thought that obviously was never going to happen. Having played the role through several movies Sean Connery would know better than anyone that Bond was an orphan.

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Corrected entry: When Jinx first appears out of the water, notice her expression. She looks like she's doing a photo shoot for a magazine. She keeps making this "sexy face" as she walks in slo-mo toward the beach. But when the camera angle changes and returns to normal speed, she looks bored and disinterested.

Mark Bernhard

Correction: This is when Bond sees her for the first time, and since he is a womanizer, we could be seeing her as he sees her. When the angle changes, it is really how she looks. Since the initial scene is in slow motion, we can assume the director was going for an "artsy" shot.

Corrected entry: Miranda Frost confiscates Bond's watch and other gadgets when it is revealed that she is actually working for Gustav Graves. Correctly, he does not have a watch on in the following scenes. However, after the rescue of Jinx from the destroyed ice palace, Bond is shown making his first 'update' briefing with Charles (M's assistant) as the story continues. He is now wearing an Omega Seamaster again. He could not have retrieved his original watch from Miranda, and he has not yet at this point in the story had any opportunity before this point to have any contact with Q or any other MI6 operative, so where did he get his replacement watch? It doesn't make sense that Bond would go to the trouble of going out and finding a retail dealer to buy a new production-model $4,000 Omega Seamaster in the midst of this world emergency just because he wants to wear a watch for the short time until he gets issued his new Q-approved replacement.

Correction: The two scenes are half a globe away from one another (Iceland to South Korea). More than sufficient time to have gotten a replacement. In fact, Bond was expected in South Korea (he wouldn't have been able to get into a US military base otherwise), indicating that he *had* been in communication with MI6.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: Bond pushes a dashboard button to open the roof of his car when it is upside down sliding on the ice. Notice that the button is labled "ROOF", not "ROOF OPEN", indicating that it is not intended soley to open the roof, but to open and close the roof. After he flips it back on the wheels, he pushes a button down on the floor console somewhere to close the roof. It is not likely that there would be two seperate controls to operate the roof.

Correction: Just prior to Bond pushing the button, we see him glance upwards (which from his upside-down perspective is towards the floor of the car), then there's a close-up of his finger activating the ROOF button. Clearly, the button was on the console beside his seat, not on the dash.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: In Q's projects lab, he introduces to Bond his newest gadgets. When he wants to demonstrate the sonic ring, he asks for a weapon from Bond, who picks up a Walther P99 pistol from the table and hands it to Q. After Q fires the weapon at the bullet-proof glass, he hands the gun back to Bond, who then puts the weapon into his empty shoulder holster. Why is Bond taking this gun with him? Where is his own gun? It can't be this one, for Bond has never been in this lab, nor even this entire complex yet. There was no opportunity for him to have relinquished his gun to Q or any other MI6 operative before this point in the story.

Correction: Just prior to this, Bond was using the virtual simulator glasses. He had been in Q's lab long enough for Q to give him the glasses, explain its use and arm him with an unloaded weapon for the simulation. Plenty of time for Bond to have set his weapon down or otherwise relinquished it.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: At the beginning of the scene where Moneypenny is using the virtual reality suite to simulate her seduction by Bond, her nose is quite distinctive - narrow and upturned at the end. When she kisses Bond, the tip of her nose is smaller and rounded.

Correction: The two shots are at different angles and in two different locations in the room. Her nose simply looks different depending on the angle and lighting conditions. The actress did not get rhinoplasty between shots.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: When Miranda turns against Bond he fires his gun twice - but it clicks. An automatic wouldn't click twice since the hammer is only jacked back by the recoil from the previous shot.

Jacob La Cour

Correction: The Walther P99 that Bond uses is both a single action and a double action pistol. This means that the hammer does not have to be cocked before every trigger pull. In double action mode, each time the trigger is pulled the hammer is cocked and then fired. This is exactly what happens with Bond. He pulled the trigger and nothing happened. He then pulled the trigger again to confirm. I used to have a P99 and if there is no bullet chambered then it works exactly the way Bond used it.


Corrected entry: Surely Zao would have the diamonds (his strongest identifying mark) removed from his face before changing his DNA/external appearance (as Moon did). Otherwise he'd have a new face scarred by the same old diamonds, somewhat defeating the purpose of the procedure.

Correction: The alteration procedure was not finished. Without specific knowledge that they did not intend to remove the diamonds at some point, this cannot be considered an error.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where James Bond and Gustav Graves go outside during their sword fight, Gustav pushes James over a garden table but when he does this you can see that it's not Pierce Brosnan that he pushes over but Pierce's stunt double. (00:55:49)

Correction: I've looked time and time again and it isn't his stunt double.

Corrected entry: In the scene where we see that Jinx has fainted inside the water cell, there is a tiny little red spot on her nose.

Correction: Where is the mistake? There could be many reasons she had a red spot on her nose. It doesn't necessarily make it a mistake.

Corrected entry: The North Korean air crew flying Moon's command post aircraft are wearing Soviet Air Force arm badges. (01:49:30)

Correction: Russia supplied arms to North Korea for years, and aided in training the military. It is possible that either the air crew was Russian (some people living in Eastern Russia look Asian, as Russia does extend into Asia) or that they were wearing surplus Russian uniforms.

Corrected entry: The downward air pressure from a hovercraft is strong enough to set off a land mine.

Correction: Landmines can be triggered by a variety of things including pressure, movement, sound, magnetism and vibration. The ones in the movie are obviously not pressure activated.


Corrected entry: The name 'Zao' is Chinese, and since many Koreans have Chinese names, there are definitely some Koreans named Zao. But there is no 'Z' sound in Korean. Therefore 'Zao' should be pronounced 'jo', 'cho', or 'sho' (depending on who's doing the pronouncing).

Correction: Unless the submitter is suggesting that all Koreans have a speech defect, they would be capable of pronouncing Zao in the way it was intended.


What the submitter may be trying to say is that, in Korean, sounds from the English language that aren't present in Korean are replaced with sounds that are. For example, 'f' changes to 'p' and 'v' changes to 'b', 'z' changes to 'j' or 'ch'. So it is a valid mistake to point out since it would be difficult to pronounce words with sounds you have never used before, especially if there are replacement sounds, which would further limit how much you use those 'foreign' sounds.

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Continuity mistake: In the final fight scene on the plane between Jinx and Agent Frost, Jinx is slashed across her stomach, drawing blood. In a later scene, when Jinx and 007 are pouring diamonds over one another in the hut on the cliff, her stomach is unblemished. (02:02:25)

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Miranda Frost: He'll light the fuse on any explosive situation, and be a danger to himself and others.

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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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Question: In "The World Is Not Enough" Bond, using his intuition, correctly assessed that Elektra King had sided with the villain. So why did he never suspect for a second that Miranda Frost had done the same in this film?

Answer: Bond's suspicions about Elektra King were triggered by his discovery that her head of security, Davidov, was working with Renard. With Miranda Frost, there was nothing that would have led Bond to believe she was a double agent working for Graves/Moon in any capacity other than her undercover MI6 assignment.

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