Mistakes - The Living Daylights

The paint on 007's outfit (from when he is shot by the Gibraltar guards) in the pre-titles disappears quickly, as, in later shots his outfit is clean again.

Why doesn't the girl on the boat in the pre-titles notice the rather large explosion before 007 lands on her super yacht?

As Bond prepares to break into Whitaker's house, night seems to be falling. But moments later, Bond attacks a guard and it seems to be broad daylight!

Saunders asks Bond, "You'll want the soft-nosed ones, I imagine." Bond replies, "No, the steel-tipped." In this scene Bond's mouth movement does not match the words he is saying.

Bond complains that there's no flat ground on which to land the cargo aircraft, but when he and Kara drive the jeep out of the cargo hold, they find themselves on a road in the middle of a very flat plain with but a single mountain nearby. Why didn't Bond notice this before? Also, how did the aircraft manage to crash so high up in that mountain? It was very close to the ground when Bond and Kara bailed out, but seems to impact the mountain much higher up.

During the car chase across the ice, one of the Aston Martin's tyres is blown out and Bond uses the wheel rim to cut a large hole in the ice. However, when the pursuing police car falls into the hole, it's suddenly much smaller. The tyre also reappears when the car jumps back into the woods.

The car has further continuity problems - after it lands back on the snow, the left hand wing mirror is folded down, but just before it blows up, the mirror is back in its normal position.

Bond and Kara make good their escape on board Kara's cello case and are repeatedly shot at as they go. When Kara later takes the cello out, there's a bullet hole in the front of the instrument, but not in the back, implying that the bullet entered the cello but never came out again.

The seasons in the film change remarkably quickly. While Bond is in Bratislava, it seems to be mid-winter, but when he and Kara arrive in Vienna, it's clearly springtime!

In the on-ice pursuit sequence the model of the Lada changes between shots. It alternates between the VAZ 2103 and the VAZ 2106.

The Bratislavan locations are actually shot in Vienna, but Bratislava did not have a tram network such as we see 007 and Kara board in the film.

"Jerzy Bondov" is the name on 007's identity badge - Jerzy is Polish and Bondov is Russian.

When Bond is about to assassinate Pushkin, and his guard comes in, Bond pistol-whips him twice. The second hit misses very badly, but sound is played as if it connected.

Bond and Kara arrive in Vienna near the Prater ferris wheel which implies that they are in the northern part of the city. Bond then hails a horse-drawn taxi and they set off. But horse-drawn taxis don't serve that part of Vienna, remaining inside the inner city area. Even if the drivers did want to go that far, they wouldn't make it as a network of busy traffic roads lie between the city centre and the ferris wheel.

Bond finds a balloon next to Saunders' body, which doesn't make sense - Necros had already made it clear that his balloons are filled with helium which would mean that the balloon should have floated away.

Bond and Kara arrive in Afghanistan in broad daylight. Almost immediately, they are captured and put in jail. They manage to escape fairly quickly, but it's now night outside!

The ice is revealed to be about 5 or 6 inches thick, at least. The rim on the wheel of Bond's vehicle appears to be about one inch thick. There is no way it could have sliced all the way through the ice in one lap.

When Bond and Necros fight in and around the cargo aircraft, it seems to change between a two-prop Transall C-160 and the much larger four-prop Lockheed Hercules.

General Gogol is credited in the closing credits as General Anatol Gogol even though in the earlier James Bond movie "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977) the M character called him by his first name naming him Alexis.

When Bond, Koskov and Kara disembark the Hercules in Afghanistan and Koskov rattles off a speech about assigning his girlfriend to the Siberian Orchestra a boom mic is visible.

A Hercules is unable to taxi with its ramp lowered on the ground. During the escaped scene in Afghanistan, the production team built the rear end of a Hercules on the back of a large furniture lorry, hence the different ramp design and narrower fuselage when Kara drives in. It was not a C-123 in these scenes as previously suspected.

When James Bond cuts off his shoe during the mid-air fight, Necros can be heard to be "screaming" with his mouth closed.

At the "Soviet" airbase in Afghanistan, there are several American aircraft instead of Russian made ones, including an OV-10 and of course the Hercules C-130 that serves double duty as the RAF C-130 at the beginning of the movie.

The aerial fight shots show Bond and Necros fighting from a tail of a C-123 and not a C-130 as the latter is the aircraft in the story line.

Whitaker claims that the first outing of the automatic machine gun was 1895 in Afghanistan, however the British Army had already used the maxim in the Matabele War, 1893-4 in Africa, and the weapon had been in the Army since 1888.

The plane that Bond nearly collides with when hijacking the C-130 collides with Koskov's truck. The explosion is monumental but the results thereof are disproportionate as Koskov is merely dirtied by the blast.

When 007 fights Necros in the Hercules (whilst Kara is at the controls) the cargo ramp is sometimes open, sometimes closed without explanation and in a matter of a jump-cut.

A bullet hole in the cello's body would certainly affect its sound production. However Kara played it as if nothing happened in a concert.

Bond loses one boot in the fight in the plane, but when he later walks around in the plane, you can hear the sound of boots against metal from both feet.

When the engines of the cargo plane die, a coughing, sputtering sound is heard. A C-130 Hercules is equipped with turboprop (a jet engine driving a propeller). Only engines with pistons make a sputtering sound as they run out of fuel.

Upon leaving the plane they see a sign saying that it's 325 km to Islamabad and 200 km to Karachi. In fact Islamabad and Karachi are almost 2000 km apart.