Mistakes - Moonraker
The teaser sequence shows two stowaways stealing a space shuttle
by launching it off the back of the Boeing 747 transporter. The
747, although used in reality for transporting the space shuttles,
can not lift the shuttle with a full fuel load - it only just
lifts it empty. Secondly, the space shuttle uses an external tank
for lift off, which is also not transported.
In the airplane, Bond punches the pilot in the face and his sunglasses
moves. They are back on his eyes in the following shot.
When Bond is fighting with the pilot on the airplane, the wall
beside the door is beige viewed from inside and brown viewed from
When Bond is fighting Jaws while falling from the plane, Bond's
chute changes color from a red and yellow pack to a beige and
red pack and then back again.
Again in the teaser sequence, when Jaws pushes Bond out of the
airplane he has a white shirt on. In all the close ups of Jaws
he has a tan shirt on. When you see him from far away he has a
white shirt on again.
When Bond is falling from the airplane, you can see the fingers
of the cameraman in the upper left corner of the image the shot
after the close up on his face. Also, Bond's jacket is attached
to his trousers but it was not when he was in the airplane.
Corine Dufour is showing Bond the Drax empire from above in
a helicopter. She is wearing a head-set. Next shot, her hair has
been made up,and the head-set is gone.
The helicopter on which Corine Dufour and Bond fly has a huge
number written on the bottom, but it has disappeared when they
arrive at Drax's palace.
007 replaces the plans in the safe with his miniature camera.
In the scene where Drax's assistant, Corine Dufour, is being
pursued to her death by his doberman dogs, she can be seen wearing
protective boots. These are different to the footwear visible
When Manuela in the alleyway sees Jaws, she takes a closed flick
knife out of her bag. When the angle changes to behind her, the
blade is now extended.
Drax's henchman Chang's name changes to Chi during the film.
(The DVD subtitles also call him Chang while the actors call him
During the pursuit in the Amazonian forest, one of Drax's boats
jump. The persons in it are shown to be dummies because they smash
so violently that a person could not survive that impact, and
they stay bent after that.
The snake that attacks James Bond changes color during this scene.
When 007 enters the control room of the secret base, his clothes
are already dry but his hair is still wet.
In the cable car scene you see Jaws bite the cable in half to
stop the cable car, in the next scene you see Jaws climbing on
to the other car. After that another villain starts the cable
car, for some unknown reason both cars start to move, how is this
possible if one of the cables has been bitten in half?
When Jaws jumps from one cable car to the other there is no way
he could have leapt the distance he does considering the way he
hops off the first cable car.
007 and Goodhead escape from Jaws in the cable car by throwing
a chain over the cable and sliding down. A goon in the control
booth starts up the gears and the cable car is in pursuit, almost
catching up to Bond and forcing him and Goodhead to drop from
the cable. There is no way the cable car could have overtaken
In the cable car, Dr Goodhead's shoes change from high heel to
flat sole and they also change color.
When Jaws is chasing after Bond and Dr. Goodhead in the cable
car, while they are sliding down the same cable on a chain, a
long shot of both of them very clearly shows that Bond is sliding
down one cable, and the cable car is on the other cable.
After Bond and the guard have tumbled out of the ambulance in
Rio, Dr. Goodhead is left alone in the van. She should be able
to free herself in the same way that Bond did, especially as there
is now no one to stop her.
In Venice, when the two scientists are dying, there is shot in
front of Bond with one of them standing on the window. There is
a reflection of the two scientists and something else moving behind,
a crew member or some kind of equipment.
When Bond is being shot at while motor-boating away from his
pursuers in Venice, at one point during the chase, they shoot
right next to a rope on his boat and a sound from a silenced handgun
is heard when the bullet hits the wood. No one is using a silenced
Again in Venice, the man in the coffin throws a knife at the
captain of the gondola and one at Bond. There were 4 knives besides
him and 3 after that. When he dies, the knives have disappeared.
Bond and Goodhead are in a room when the ceiling opens up
to show them beneath the rockets of Moonraker 5. The next
shot shows one of the rockets to be below the level of the
007 and Goodhead escape from a fiery death under a space shuttle by running
through a convenient ventilation shaft. However, the flames
from the shuttle exhaust would use up all the air in the
shaft and suffocate them. That is if they have not been
killed by the fumes from the shuttle's solid fuel boosters
or even killed by the sheer noise of the shuttle blasting
When Bond is in the control room of the secret base after a
space shuttle launch, there is a time at the bottom of the TV
screen moving forward, but it is written T- instead of T+.
The space shuttles in this film are supposed to be identical
to the NASA design, but they attach on the space station beside
their airlock, making it impossible for the astronauts to enter
When Drax is about to destroy the American shuttle, Bond, at
the last minute leaks out all the gravity and everyone starts
floating. In the next shot or two when you see Bond starting to
float, a wire is visible that is used to make him hover.
The space station turns on its axis when the shuttles arrive
but it has stopped moving by itself when they attach to it.
The space station rotates for pseudo-gravity, but everyone falls
along the rotational axis towards the bottom of the screen instead
of falling outward from the axis as they actually would.
In the scene where the space station explodes, the wire holding
up the model is visible when the explosion backlights it.
When James and Holly finally escape from the space station,
there is a shot of it with debris falling towards Earth. They
disappear when they pass in front of the Earth.