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Casino Royale (2006) Poster

(2006)

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Plot holes 

When M yells at Bond after his botched mission in Madagascar, she throws down a newspaper which reads MI6 KILLS UNARMED PRISONER. A similar story seen earlier on Le Chiffre's computer identifies him as a British agent. However, since Bond escaped from the embassy and did not speak a word to anyone while there, nobody could possibly know that he was English or worked for MI6, even with security camera footage.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When James finds Vesper sitting in the shower, she says "It's like there's blood on my hands and it's not coming off" but her lip movements do not match what she's saying.
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P99s are striker-fired, double-action only pistols and does not make the sound that of a hammer mechanism, which Bond's does every time he aims it.
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Character error 

At the end of the major poker tournament Bond passes a chip from the table to the dealer as a tip. While this is done in cash games, in a tournament the chips have no actual value. The chips are just markers to play with as the money is pooled together and paid out to those that cash, in this case in the special account that is unlocked by the password. If the chip had any value Bond would be tipping the dealer with the casino's money as all his winnings were in that account.
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At the climax of the big game, the dealer mixes the players cards in with the community (board) cards to illustrate the various hands. This would never happen - the players cards are always kept separate from the board.
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When Bond is giving CPR to Vesper he very quickly gives up. If he had had any training in this, he would know not to give up for a lot longer, and if professional rescuers are expected, not give up at all.
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When on the yacht where James is writing his resignation letter to 'M', he finishes the email 'Sincerely'. This is an Americanisation. In British English, the correct form is 'Yours sincerely', something a public school boy would be aware of. Alternatively, the correct form for someone in the British military writing to a senior is 'I remain your most humble and obedient servant'. This perhaps was not used due to the fact he was resigning.
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After all the players go "all in" on the final hand Mathis appears to say "$115 million on the table." If this is accurate then Le Chiffre, a mathematical genius, made a major math error and the dealer allowed him to. Since the first two players put in $6 million and $5 million, respectively, and Bond put in $41.5 million, Le Chiffre would only need $51.5 million to cover all the other players' bets. If the pot is actually $115 million then Le Chiffre over bet the final hand by $12 million.
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When Le Chiffre speaks to his broker immediately after his plot at the airport is foiled, his broker tells him "the puts expired" and that he doesn't know how much Le Chiffre has lost. The risk of purchasing Put options in anticipation of the value of the underlying instrument going down is limited to the premium paid for them (whereas the upside in the event of a crash is potentially unlimited). The broker would / should have known exactly what the loss was (ie the premium paid), which Le Chiffre does indeed know.

Also, since options expire on specified expiration dates, it would be an enormous coincidence if Le Chiffre's Puts expired the day after the airport incident - they would still be active, but of zero value.

As a mathematical genius, Le Chiffre would / should have known to hedge his position by also buying some Call options, and that due to the upside potential he would not have needed to invest all of his clients funds in the trade (unless he was exceedingly greedy).
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When Bond is examining the MI6 file on Le Chiffre, the file contains some errors; in the section that details his areas of operation, Bosnia is misspelled "Bosni" and the word Investigator is misspelled "Invesigator".
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During the showdown of the final hand of the Poker Game, the players reveal their hole cards starting from Japanese player and ending with Bond. In the real word, this is actually not correct - the first player who needs to show his hand is the player who made the last aggressive move. In this case it's Bond, since he pushed all-in. The dealer does not enforce this rule, even though he should. This is of course done for a dramatic effect.
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During the poker hand where Bond wins the car from Dimitrios, both players are holding pocket aces and pocket kings, respectively, and both flop three of a kind. The dealer refers to Bond's three aces as "trip aces," when actually trips happen if a player holds one card, (such as an ace or king) and two other cards of the same value appear on board to make their hand. When a player holds a pocket pair in Hold'em and flops three of a kind, that is normally referred to as a set.
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When Dimitrios is trying to win his money back in the first poker game, he symbolically throws his car key into the pod as a symbol that he is betting his car. In the next shot, the keyring pendant lands in the casino chips - but with no keys attached, the keyring is empty.
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During the final hand, Mathis mentions to Vesper that there is $150 million in the pot. Since Vesper refused to authorize Bond's buy-in, the most there could be in the pot is $145 million if everyone else had exercised their buy-in.
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Continuity 

When Bond enters the password at the start of the tourney, he clearly hits the 5 button (JKL). Later in the movie he reveals that "Vesper" is the password (no JKL).
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Upon arrival at Casino Royale, Bond receives a package with keys to a new Aston Martin. When he sits in the car, he leaves the driver's door open as he checks out the hidden compartments where the defibrillator and gun are located. After he closes the last compartment, the driver's door is now closed when it was open a moment earlier. The door is open again upon Bond's exit from the car.
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During the fight in the stairwell at the hotel, the floor numbers can be seen on the exit doors. By those numbers, the fight started on the 19th floor (since one level down, you see an 18 on the door), but the hotel only had four floors, as Le Chiffre's room was on the top floor, where the fight started.
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At the airport scene, when the bomber first checks his cell-phone to check the bomb's status, before the fight on the runway, the clock on the phone shows 2:13 am. After a long car chase and fight, well over 10 minutes in real life, when the bomber looks at his phone to send the call to the bomb, the phone still reads 2:13 am.
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After Vesper inserts the red wire into the defibrillator pad and presses the red button, the next cut shows Bond awakening and you can see the little red wire from the pad has fallen onto his chest. After the next cut, the wire has been re-inserted into the pad.
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During the final hand when Le Chiffre raises to 12 million, he stacks four $1m blue chips neatly on top of several chip stacks before pushing them in. After Bond pushes all his chips in, Le Chiffre calls by pushing all his remaining chips in, however the neatly stacked blue chips are strewn in front of the stacked chips. As he drops his last chip into the pot, a close-up shows the blue chips back in their original position on top of the stacks. Throughout this hand the position of various other chips also shifts from scene to scene.
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In the airport scene, the police shoot the tires of the fuel truck. A few moments later, they seem to have repaired themselves.
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As confirmed by the "ELLIPSIS" text message, Bond's assault on the Nambutu Embassy in Madagascar takes place on 6th July 2006. The news website showcasing the CCTV footage of the incident, however, has Tuesday 28th highlighted on its web calendar. (Further confirmation that this is the wrong date is shown via the later attack on the Skyfleet S570 at Miami Airport, which explicitly takes place in the early hours of 9th July 2006.)
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Miami airport. The smashed police car - when already stopped - turns 180 degrees between shots.
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Miami airport worker stands next to the truck when killed. Later, his body is a few meters away from the truck.
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When Le Chiffre is torturing Bond, the amount of blood on Bond's right cheek changes between shots.
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Sunlight direction - and also the position of the sun - frequently changes when Bond fights Mollaka on the crane. For example, when Mollaka jumps down the higher crane, the sun is behind him, and when lands is shines from front. There is also a remarkable change, when Bond jumps down.
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After the terrorist checks in at the airport, Bond is seen taking off his jacket. However in the very next shot Bond is still wearing the jacket.
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Bond goes to great detail that his Vesper-drink should have "a thin slice of lemon peel". The first one he picks up and sips does have the lemon peel, but in the close-up immediately afterwards there is a pitted-olive in the glass, just by his finger tips, and no lemon peel.
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Right after Bond leaves Solange to follow Dimitrios, he is shown leaving the country club in the Aston Martin DB5 and then immediately after showing the freeway signs, he is suddenly in the back of a taxi cab.
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When Mollaka runs into the embassy (during the chase), the guard is holding his passport. It was visible of him taking it out when he first runs in, but when you see it from Bond's POV, the guard has it in his hand, and Mollaka doesn't hand it to him.
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At the end of the chase, Mollaka runs into the Nambutu Embassy pulling out his passport. In the next shot, he runs around the corner and the guard at the Embassy gate has his passport and phone in hand.
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A tracking device is placed in the underside of Bond's forearm, about halfway between his wrist and elbow. A moment later when his armed is scanned with the x-ray machine, the tracker is seen on the top of his wrist.
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When Bond enters his password in the casino, he enters 836547. He later gives the password as VESPER, which on an alpha-numeric keypad would be 837737.
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The poker game's first break is after 4 hours' play, and has a 1-hour gap. During the gap, Bond has his encounter with Le Chiffre's two business partners before returning to the game. He then returns to his room, presumably after another few hours of poker, and finds Vesper sitting in the shower, shaken after Bond's fight. Surely she wouldn't have been there for several hours.
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Sunlight Direction - When we first see Valenka, she is climbing aboard Le Chiffre's yacht after a swim. In close-up, the sun is in the background, toward the front of the boat. In the long shot, shadows indicate the sun is behind the yacht.
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When Bond is poisoned and is going to use the Defibrillator on himself, he rips open his shirt and you see one of the pads already attached to his chest.
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In the scene with Vesper and Bond in bed together in Venice, we get a shot of their feet where we can see both of their soles pointing the same direction, indicating that they're spooning. In the very next shot, Vesper and Bond are facing each other.
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When Mathis is tasered and dragged away while talking with Bond (in a wheelchair) outside the hospital, their is a higher view of the scene that doesn't match with the elements of the scene preceding it from ground level. For example, the preceding scene shows another patient in a wheelchair, while the higher level scene shows an empty lounge chair.
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During the Miami Airport chase, just after the tanker has been shot, it swerves across and hits one of the following police cars. At 48.44 you see the tanker from the front with one front wheel almost perpendicular to the axis of the truck whilst the other is relatively parallel. This indicates a broken track rod which would render the vehicle undrivable.
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At the Miami airport, the terrorist kills a truck driver. Even though he's dead, the driver's head keeps moving between shots.
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When Bond is playing Dimitrios in the game where he wins the car, just before he goes all in you can hear the female dealer speaking but there is a man dealing. Then when Dimitrios tries to write a check it's the female dealer there who tells him "table stakes only."
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While LeChiffre is playing poker on his yacht, his girlfriend Valenka comes on the yacht after swimming. As she enters the room, she is seen passing LeChiffre twice in a closeup and wide camera shot in front of table.
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When the tanker is stolen at the airport the refuelling hose is out but when it's driven away the hose has been stowed away with no time to do this.
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When Bond shoots Mr. White in the leg at the end of the movie, Mr. White is standing on the side of his car between a large bush, a bench and a ground light. After he is shot and is crawling away, the car isn't in view. Based on where he was standing and shot the car should still be visible while he is crawling.
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On top of the collapsed building, when Bond has given up trying to revive Vesper, in a close-up shot, Vesper's head is resting below a piece of light wood inlaid into the much darker roof. Cut to a very far shot, just before Bond holds her, and her head is now right on this wood.
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After Bond has won the poker game at the Bahamas, he asks for the valet ticket for Dimitrios's car. The amount of liquid in Dimitrios's glass decreases between shots without him drinking any.
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In a scene towards the end of the movie where Bond and Vesper are lying on the beach, Bond has sand on his back through most of the scene. When they start to kiss, in the distant shot towards the end of the scene, he has no sand on his back at all.
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Just after Vesper has shocked James, the lead connecting the defibrillator to the chest pad can be seen to have come loose. When the camera cuts back to James, the lead has been reconnected. Note this is after the shock, not the disconnected lead that forms the drama.
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During the chase at Miami airport the gas truck gets shot at and the rear tires blow. When Bond slides the truck to a halt the tires are fully inflated again.
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When Bond is being tortured in the seatless wicker chair, in one shot when you look at the right side of Bond's face the blood is running in an unbroken line down his face. The next shot where you see his face the blood has been smudged, but in the next shot, where you see his right cheek, the blood is running unbroken again. This happens a few times in this scene.
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At the Poker game between Bond and Dimitrios the chips change place during shots. Most noticeable on Dimitrios' small stack (two black chip stacks and one green) in the overhead shots they are on the black line of the table carpet, in the shots from the sides, they are in between two black lines. The same is with Dimitrios' cards and his good luck token.
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When Bond first gets into his Aston Martin outside the Casino Royale, the driver's door is open. Then the shot cuts and the door is closed.
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During the scene in Miami at the Body World exhibit when Dimitri leaves the baggage tag for the second bomber the position of the baggage tag changes between shots.
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At the end of the scene where Bond rolls the Aston Martin, during the wide shot just as the car finishes the last roll, the windshield is still on the car. In fact you can see the windshield fall back into a "normal" position. However, when the shot changes to the close-up of Bond in the car the windshield is no longer there.
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When Carlos the bomber goes through the security door at Miami airport, he enters the door from a brightly lit area. We then cut to him emerging from the door - behind the door is completely dark. We then cut back to the door closing from the other side, showing that it's definitely intended to be the same door.
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In the Ugandan freedom fighter's hut, the commander is playing pinball when Le Chiffre arrives. His game score clicks over to 1049 as he hands the machine to a young boy. In the next shot of the boy playing the score is somewhere in the 500's only.
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During the 1st break of the big game Bond is all covered with blood and his hands and face are wounded. After he washes the blood and changes his shirt he returns to the game and his wounds are healed.
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At the end where the building gets destroyed, in one of the shots on top of the destroyed building, Bond is looking at Vesper and her head is facing to the left. However in the very next shot and for a few more shots, her head is suddenly facing straight up at Bond.
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In the surveillance room at the club in Bahamas there is a clock in the background on the wall that reads 12.16. In the second shot the clock suddenly changes to 12.21.
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After the torture scene, just after La Chiffre says he will feed Bond his "parts" you hear a scream from within the ship and then a gunshot. The camera shot then focuses on the ship's hatch. The handle on this door has changed from when the rest of the group went into the ship. The handle is now pointed to the right in the open position instead of straight up as it was when they locked the door. Just before "Mr. White" comes out of the hatch, you can hear the sound of the handle moving to the open position without any movement of the handle.
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When Bond is following Vesper, when he turns right to follow her through the alleyway the street behind him gets a lot more populated between shots.
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During the scene inside the sinking building in Venice, at 2:10:40, there is a shot of one of the floors collapsing. This allows debris, tools, ropes, rags, etc, to fall through the floor. 22 seconds later (2:11:02) they show another scene of a floor collapsing. This is the same event but has been shot from a different angle. If you look carefully, the same black rags can be seen getting hung up on one of the boards as the debris falls.
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In the scene where James is giving Vesper CPR, the water is seen churning and bubbling through the skylight, and flowing over the roof but the building was no longer sinking at that point so the water would've settled. Also, everything around the building that sunk is perfectly dry.
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During the first scene in M's flat the glass coffee table changes position. When we first see the coffee table it is square to the rug and fire place, however in the next shots it has been moved approximately 45 degrees to the right.
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When Bond sees Vesper sitting in the shower, after they have killed the two Ugandan rebels, the shower screen is completely clear (or may have been removed to give the shot more impact), but then has huge droplets on it when he joins her.
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In the second half of the scene with Bond and Vesper seated across from each other on the train, Vesper's armrests are down in the shots showing both her and Bond but they are up in the close-ups of her face.
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When the house in Venice is collapsing - and it is shown from the outside - it moves quite fast. When it is shown from the inside it is not moving at all. Also the inside scenes last so long that based on the speed seen on the outside, the house would have been submerged long before the fight ends.
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Near the end when Bond is following Vesper, the camera shows her from behind and then from the front, the people around her are completely different people.
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Le Chiffre's scar on his eye changes colour, size and position during the movie. Most noticeably it is much more red and sharply drawn during the final poker game than it is in the opening scene in Uganda.
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Near the start, when the Ugandan is thinking about the money, his hands are together in front of him. At first his fingertips are crossed, then in the next shot they're suddenly placed together.
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The position of the Range Rover in the car alarm scene changes when Bond looks at it on the security monitor just a few seconds later.
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When Bond shoots the guy at Praha, the bullet comes too late. You can see it.
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In the poker scene where Le Chiffre beats Bond with having four Jacks vs Bond's full house of Aces and Kings, we first see Bond having the Ace and King of spades, but when he reveals his cards they have changed. We now see Bond with the Ace and King of hearts.
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During the crane scene, Bond and Mollaka mysteriously appear on different sides of the crane, also the crane seems to constantly rearrange the bottom catwalk, putting it on the inside and outside of the crane.
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In the scene where the guy is gonna blow up the truck at Miami airport, James is caught by police and the guy looks at his phone. The time on the phone reads 2:13 yet when the guy puts the keyring on the truck and then looks at his phone again it still reads exactly the same time.
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Crew or equipment visible 

Camera crew reflected in the door of the Ford hire car and the Range Rover when Bond gets out of both at the hotel.
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(at around 2h) Bond has exited the Bank and the camera passes a shop window. In the reflection, a number of people can be seen facing the window, holding up camera phones as if they are watching the shot being taken. To the left of the shot, the reflection shows a man in a light top who is clearly sitting down and traveling with the camera dolly. He is looking left to right. He is using both hands to hold something in front of him that he is watching. On the right hand side of the frame, there is another person, also sitting down and traveling with the camera dolly. He faces right to left and is in a darker top.
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Camera briefly reflected in a shop window when Bond leaves the bank in Venice.
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When James comforts Vesper in the shower after the stairwell fight the camera pulls back on the two of them. As the camera moves back you can see an orange/yellow light reflected in the glass of the shower wall, but then it "turns off" about half way through the pull back.
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Bond follows the girl through the streets of Venice. The camera follows him with a track-shot. Bond turns left, going into some kind of alley, and the dolly keeps going. The dolly, camera and crew are reflected in a window for a second.
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In the scene where Bond is following the bomber in Miami Airport, when the bomber goes through the security door using the ellipsis password, and proceeds down the corridor,Bond tries to catch the door before it shuts. There is a hand visible which pulls the door shut for a brief second and holds the door in place.
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Errors in geography 

When Bond arrives in Nassau he is driving on the right of the road (as in America), when in Nassau they drive on the left side on the road (as in England).
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During the chase scene at the Miami International Airport, Bond runs past a Czech Airlines (CSA) plane. Czech Airlines do not fly into or out of Miami.
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When the text message 'ELLIPSIS' arrives, it is visibly daytime in Madagascar. When the text message was sent in the Bahamas, the time was 7:12PM or 19:12. The Bahamas is in the EST time zone which is UST -5, Madagascar is in EAT which is UST +3. So it should have been 2:12AM when the text message arrived, not daytime.
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In order to create the Montenegro location for the poker game, (almost) all signs in front of restaurants and such have been altered to a perfect Montenegrin/Serbian language, with an appropriate mix of Latin and Cyrillic lettering. However, when Bond is sitting in the café with Mathis waiting for the arrest, an original sign, "Bilý Kun" , which is definitely Czech and not Montenegrin/Serbian, is clearly visible for a few seconds.
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During the chase at Miami Airport a Travel Service aircraft is visible - this an EU domestic airline.
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In the first aerial night shot of the train in which Bond and Vesper travel to the Poker Game, the caption at the bottom of the screen tells us about the current location (of the train): supposedly Montenegro. After Bond and Vesper met for the first time in the train's restaurant, there's a cut in which we see the train race through a train station. The platform's sign is clearly stating the name of the place: Chur Ost (Chur East), which would be in Switzerland, not (yet) in Montenegro (and not even anywhere reasonably close to it).
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When the taxis pull up to the Miami airport (one carrying Bond and the other carrying the guy with the flashlight bomb), you can briefly see a European "do not enter" sign behind the taxis. European "do not enter" signs are round and red with a white horizontal line going through the center. In the United States, "do not enter" signs have that symbol on a white background with the words "do not enter" printed on them.
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When Bond lands in the Bahamas, the Royal Towers at the Atlantis Resort are visible in the background, placing him at the seaport on Paradise Island. However, when Bond is seen driving to his destination, The Ocean Club, which is also on Paradise Island, he is actually on the adjacent island, New Providence.
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In the first Venice scene Bond is shown sailing into Venice. Because of high traffic and tight channels, sailboats are required to drop sails and motor into Venice. In the next cut, he is motoring down the Grand Canal by The Mercado District. Not only was this unnecessary based on anchorage in later scenes, but sailboats cannot pass through that area because of fixed bridges like the Rialto Bridge next to Mercado.
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Factual errors 

In the opening scenes, when Mollaka is shooting at Bond, his pistol runs out of bullets. He clicks the trigger a couple of times, as if to verify that the pistol is empty. This "test for more bullets" technique might sometimes work with a revolver; however, a semiautomatic pistol locks open when the last round is ejected, making it obvious that there is no more ammo. (This "testing" of semi-auto pistols is common in Hollywood, but it's still wrong.)
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When Bond is poisoned with digitalis during the poker game, he has a life-threatening ventricular tachycardia. However the monitors show only a moderate tachycardia (134 -136) which would not be an immediate threat. The heart rate should have been at least 180 - 200 for the scene to make sense (It is also hard to explain how the ECG trace could be obtained with only one lead, the other one being unplugged). Ventricular fibrillation would also have been a credible cause of near-death, but it is ruled out by the rhythmic ECG trace shown.
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In Miami International Airport Carlos hits a switch that activates all the fire sprinklers. Normal fire sprinkler systems do not have a switch to activate the entire system, instead sprinklers are activated by the heat of the fire melting a glass trigger in the sprinkler head and only the ones in immediate area of the fire activate. If all the sprinklers activated at once the water pressure at each head would be significantly lower than if only one or two activated, impeding the suppression of the fire, and the water damage caused by a sprinkler would be over a large area instead of just the area of the fire. This is a common goof and is seen in many movies and TV shows.
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When Bond is poisoned with digitalis, he is told to use a defibrillator and combopen. Defibrillation is not used for digitalis poisoning because it can increase the dysrhythmia. The combopen is used as an antidote for nerve agents and would have no effect. The actual antidote for digitalis poisoning is Digifab. Lidocaine could also be used to treat the arrhythmias.
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Any explosion or suspected terrorist activity would put an airport in lock-down and all aircraft would be grounded and incoming flights diverted. Several incidents occurred at the Miami airport yet business seemed to carry on as usual.
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When Le Chiffre uses his inhaler he puffs out. When using an inhaler, you breath in the medicine.
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During the showdown phase of the final poker hand, the dealer takes each of the players' hold cards and inserts them into the board, replacing invalid cards on the board with the player's cards. This is clearly done for dramatic effect, as a real dealer would not do this. Doing so could cause confusion as to which cards were on the board and which cards belonged to the player. The correct procedure is to leave the board intact and place the player's cards just below it and then construct the appropriate hand.
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Several times throughout the movie, James Bond is seen and heard switching the safety lever off of his Walther P99. In fact, the Walther P99 handgun has no slide-lever safety; the gun instead contains 4 internal safeties. An immediate "safety trigger" is located on the trigger itself, which will not pull back unless properly pivoted from the bottom.
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During the opening chase sequence when Bond jumps onto a raised scissor lift and hits the control box and hydraulic fluid sprays out and the lift drops when in actuality the control box is electrical controls and all the hydraulics are in the base and absolutely nothing would happen if you broke the box except you would be stuck at the top.
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When Mollaka jumps into the arena hosting the fight between the mungo and the cobra, a pair of long fangs can be seen in the front of the cobra's mouth. Cobras, unlike for instance rattlesnakes, do not possess such fangs. The teeth by which means cobras administer venom are much smaller and are situated more in the back of the mouth.
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The mobile phone with the "ELLIPSIS" message lists the time of the message as 19:12:22. The message was sent from the Bahamas to Madagascar, between which there is a six hour time difference. When Bond identifies the sender in a video from a surveillance camera in the Bahamas the timecode also reads twelve minutes past seven which means that either the Madagascar bomb-maker decided for no apparent reason to set his mobile phone to Bahama-time or the video surveillance system in the Bahamas was running on Madagascar time or, most likely, the film-makers simply forgot to account for the time difference.
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When the terrorist sets off the metal detector at the security checkpoint, the TSA agent wands him down with a handheld metal detector. This would not occur in real life. If someone sets off the metal detector, they would be patted down by the TSA agent. Also, the keys he hands the agent would be sent through the X-ray machine.
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When Bond is poisoned, his heart stops and he is then shocked by Vesper who triggers the Automatic External Defibrilator. At that point he instantly wakes up again.

This is incorrect since an AED does not start the heart, it's used to stop the ventricular fibrillation heart (fluttering instead of pumping). So in fact it completely stops the heart instead of starting it.

Anybody who is shocked with one, will need chest compression (heart massage) to make the heart beat again.
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When an International fuel truck is being filled it releases air from air brakes. When Bond is driving this truck several minutes later the brake lines are damaged but the brakes do not engage as is normal in truck with dual pot air systems.
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When Bond is giving Vesper CPR, he only does about half a dozen chest compressions before giving two breaths each time. Given that he's by himself, the correct ratio would be 30 compressions to two breaths. In addition, he should have continued CPR until help arrived or until he couldn't continue due to exhaustion.
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When Bond is fighting the guy in the stairwell, he applies a choke hold. The guy continues to fight him and then Bond releases him as soon as he stops struggling. In reality, he would have passed out from lack of blood flow to the brain much faster and Bond would need to hold on for longer after he had stopped moving to actually kill him. If Bond released him as soon as he stopped struggling he likely would have recovered within seconds.
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When James Bond is swimming underwater, trying desperately to save the trapped Vesper, if you look, he is constantly yelling and exhaling, sending bubbles from his mouth. The problem is that this continues almost constantly for at least a full minute. Nobody has the sort of lung capacity that enables them to expel that much air and still function underwater for that long.
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In one scene, Bond blows up a propane tank with his 9mm. But, the 9mm couldn't possibly puncture a tank like that. And, even if it could, the result wouldn't be explosive. It would let off a lot of gas, but that's it. You would need incendiary rounds to do anything remotely similar to what we see in the movie and a much bigger, higher velocity round. Mythbusters tested this scene and even an armor piercing 9mm round couldn't penetrate the tank, nor could incendiary rounds ignite it.
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In the scene in which Bond is in his car after being poisoned, attempting to set up his defibrillator, the cardiac monitor at MI6 headquarters displays "ventricular tachycardia". The rapid beeping of the monitor makes this serious heart arrhythmia plausible, but the beeping then gradually slows, suggesting 2nd or 3rd degree heart block or approaching asystole (complete absence of heartbeat) rather than continued ventricular tachycardia or cardiac arrest (ventricular fibrillation). As tension mounts with his apparent impending death, the loose lead is reconnected, the defibrillator finally fires and he is saved. This sequence is not credible because defibrillation has no place in treating a slow heart rhythm, and certainly not heart block or asystole. The "correct" sequence of events should have been deterioration of ventricular tachycardia to ventricular fibrillation, and then the defibrillator shock to convert his heart back to a normal, life-saving rhythm.
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A metal suitcase with USD 100 million in cash would not be able to float on water - the weight would simply be too great to overcome the buoyancy effect of what little air might be trapped in the small space remaining.
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Despite being called the "Floating City", the structures of Venice do not have big flotation devices at the water level. They all have a foundation of wooden piles driven into a clay base. The idea of one sinking after Bond shoots the big bags of air is ridiculous.
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When in Bahamas Bond was looking for the person who sent the "ELLIPSIS" message to Madagascar, he supposed that the message was sent by the sender, when he was in surveillance camera at the exit and it has a very little probability to occur and Bond should be very lucky to trace that person this way.
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No cobras are present on Madagacar but still one is fighting a mongoose in an arena.
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In the scenes at Miami airport you see numerous CSA planes (Czech Airlines). Czech Airlines offer no direct flights to Miami, however Prague airport, where this scene was shot, is full of CSA planes.
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If a house collapses into the waters of a Venice channel, after the collapse the water would be so murky that the under water visibility would be zero. But in the underwater scene the visibility is like that of a swimming pool.
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The name of the bank holding the winnings for the poker game is incorrrectly configured. The formulation of banks referencing cities in Switzerland (and Germany) are such that the name of the "Basel Bank" would actually be the "Basler Bank" in the same way that the "Zuerich Bank" would be "Zuercher Bank," usw. It is not a mistake that there is no such bank as the Basel Bank (because some bank would have to pay for such excellent product placement). However, there would never be a bank named Basel Bank in Switzerland. It would be named Basler Bank.
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While Bond is watching the surveillance video in the security office at the Ocean Club he references the cell phone for the time the call was made. However, the phone also provides a geographic coordinate (59.47N 57.45W). These coordinates are located between Newfoundland Canada, and Greenland in the middle of the North Atlantic. This does not correlate to either where the call originated or where it was received.
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When Bond retrieves the bombmakers's phone in Madagascar, he finds the Ellipsis message with a time code of 19:12. After tracing the origin of the message to the Ocean Club in the Bahamas, he finds the security footage of Demitrios sending the message at 19:12. But 19:12 is the local time for the Bahamas, as indicated on the surveillance tape and Demitrios' phone. Madagascar is 8 hours ahead, so the bombmaker's phone should have indicated the message was received at 3:12 a.m. Also, there is a lot of sunlight and activity going on for 3 in the morning.
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During the nail gun fight in the sinking building one may have a nail gun's safety removed (I own one) to fire in rapid succession however, there is no battery pack or air hose attached to charge it to allow it to fire. Also, the nails used were the incorrect size (too large) for the gun and the heads of the nails were not the type used in any nail gun. There should be a notch in the head to allow the nails to lay on top of each other in the nail magazine.
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Exterior shots of the 747 show the engines grouped in two pairs, one pair per pylon, whereas working 747s have four separate engines on four separate pylons.
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During the airport chase scenes, the Miami Dade police vehicles are shown to be equipped with blue light bars. In reality, the department utilizes light bars with both red and blue lights.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

In the first poker game where Bond wins the car, the keys are placed in the pot representing the bet. Bond wins, then asks for the valet tag. If the car was parked by the valet, the keys would have been at the valet stand. However, in the shot where the "keys" are thrown into the pot, it can be seen that it is only a key ring and not the actual keys to the car. It's most likely a lucky charm.
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When M is explaining the stock market manipulations which coincided with the September 11th terrorist attacks, she states that "the stocks hit bottom on 9/12." In reality the stock market did not reopen after the attacks until Monday 9/17. However the NYSE is only one of several dozen international stock markets. Several of the largest of these were open on 9/12, including the London Stock Exchange, which would, presumably, be the one M was talking about.
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The black center section on the airport bus rammed by the fuel truck in the Miami Airport scene is a feature of the real vehicle and is not a modification made by the effects crew to aid in breaking the vehicle apart. The flexible connection allows the tandem sections of the bus to make tighter turns than would otherwise be possible for such a long vehicle.
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While Bond is pumping Solange for information, she receives a phone call from Alex Dimitrios saying he will be on the last flight from Nassau to Miami. Bond then unceremoniously dumps her, leaves the beach condo and catches the same flight. It would be a relatively small aircraft flying the short distance from the Bahamas to Miami and let's face facts, both Bond and Dimitrios would probably be flying first class. Regardless, it's extremely unlikely Dimitrios would not have spotted Bond - who had just robbed him of his beloved Aston Martin DB5 only hours earlier.

There are several possible explanations for this. If this flight was a small aircraft, it might not even have a first class (a Delta CRJ200, for example, does not have a formal first class area - just "economy comfort" seats; and JetBlue doesn't have first class on any of its flights). Since Bond secured a seat on the flight at the last minute, he may have had to get a coach seat against his will. He might have even gotten a coach seat deliberately to avoid running into Dimitrios. It's also possible that the "last plane to Miami" didn't leave for a few hours and there were a few flights that left before that (Bond wouldn't have been able to follow Dimitrios until the last flight). It's also possible (although unlikely) that Bond took a connecting flight.
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Revealing mistakes 

Just before Bond crashes the Aston Martin, there's an interior shot where the speedometer is visible and the needle shows that the car isn't really moving.
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During the opening chase sequence when Bond cuts the cranes rope the boom doesn't move at all. It should spring back up (potentially toppling the crane) as it is under tension from supporting the load.
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In the chase scene at the start of the film, Mollaka climbs a 'wooden' ladder - it's actually an aluminium ladder, painted to appear wooden. You can tell it's aluminium because it has holes down the sides where the rungs join.
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When Bond has the tracker implanted in his arm he then put his arm into the scanner ring. The on-screen display shows the position of the tracker as being much closer to Bond's wrist than where it was seen to be inserted, shown by the blood mark on his arm.
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Towards the beginning of the film, when Bond jumps off the van into the embassy, the patch of ground he lands on is obviously a landing mat with leaves and turf covering it.
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When where Bond is attempting to resurrect Vesper on the top of the building, water is still violently gushing up from the inside, even though the building is obviously not sinking any more. The water gushing also has a rhythm which makes it quite obvious that it is produced.
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A cocktail that has been shaken -- even one with mostly clear ingredients, like the Vesper -- will have a cloudy, milky appearance. However, the drinks served to Bond and the other players are crystal-clear, which would indicate that they were actually stirred. (Or, which is more likely, the actors are just drinking plain water with a twist of lemon.)
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During the close up shots of Le Chiffre when he's torturing Bond, the contact lens used to make his left eye pale blue is visible.
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Near the beginning of the movie when Bond arrives in the Bahamas by plane, the helicopter taking off in the foreground is clearly without a pilot.
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During the scene at the restaurant in Montenegro (actually filmed in the Czech Republic) you see a payphone with a Czech Telecom logo on it (itself a piece of history as these are all now rebranded O2).
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When James Bond is supposedly in Montenegro, this was filmed in the Czech Republic - although they changed most of the signs they forgot some. When they are having a drink in the square there is a visible sign saying "Bily Kun" which means "White Horse" in Czech.
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Near the end of the movie when Bond shoots Mr. White in the leg, you can see that Mr. White is wearing knee-pads under his pants.
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When Bond tries to rescue Vesper from the sunken elevator you can see the stripes from the diving equipment on Vesper's face.
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When Bond is chasing the terrorist through the construction site, a large pile of black pipes fall from the building. While they are falling and as they hit the ground they make all kinds of metallic clanging sounds, but when they hit the ground, you can see that they are really plastic PVC pipes, as several of the pipe ends break off and small pieces fly off them.
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When Bond is running up the crane to catch up with the bomb maker at the construction site there is traction tape, to help Daniel Craig keep his footing on the smooth metal surface, visible on the crane. It wasn't put there as though for the construction crew's use because it is only placed on the part of the crane that we actually see Bond running on.
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Towards the beginning of the film, when Bond jumps off the van into the embassy, the patch of ground he lands on is obviously a landing mat with leaves and turf covering it.
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Bond has just stormed the embassy and taken the bomb maker as a hostage. As they walk down a hallway, the bomb maker is shot in the leg. The squib that is planted under his trouser leg is outlined.
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In the beginning of the film, when Bond is talking to Dryden, the wire used to flip the chair is visible leading from the chair, off screen.
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Spoilers

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Character error 

Before showdown of the final poker hand, given that two side pots have been created by Player 1 going all-in with his remaining 6M, Player 2 going all-in with his remaining 5M, and both Bond and Le Chiffre committing their chips to the pot, the dealer should have arranged the side pots and directed (or at least asked) the players to show their cards in conventional order to ensure proper allocation of winnings. Proper convention would be that Bond and Le Chiffre show their cards for side pot #2 (the largest pot), then Player 1 shows for side pot #1 (for 3M) then Player 2 shows for the main pot (for 44M). The order of card reveal in the movie was done for obvious dramatic effect.
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Continuity 

James was wearing his Omega watch before he dives after Vesper in the underwater cage. His watch wasn't there the moment he dove into water.
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After the failed CPR on Vesper as Bond embraces her, her right knee comes up to steady herself. When the shot cuts back after Mr White walks away her leg is once again flat to the ground
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Mathis is talking with Bond before he is shocked, lighting equipment is reflected in his sunglasses
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Factual errors 

While struggling with a villain in the sinking house, Bond holds his opponent's shirt as he rips an electrical cable from the wall and then presses the exposed wires against the villains chest. Since Bond was also electrically bonded to the villain by their wet clothes, Bond would have suffered the same electrical shock.
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When Bond passes out before Vesper defibrillates him, his heart monitor flatlines, which means he is in asystole. A defibrillator will not correct asystole.
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Bond is rushing down the stairs with two cell phones in hand, then falls into the water for the climactic battle. After the battle, the cell phones he had in the water are still working.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

Originally, it is believed that in the final poker hand with all 4 players all in there's a mistake, because the total amount Bond wins is $120 million. Player 1 goes all in with 6, Player 2 goes all in with 5, leaving approximately 109 million. Bond goes all in with 40.5 million, which means he can only win 40.5 million from Le Chiffre. Le Chiffre would still have 120M - 92M = 28 million left. (92M = 6M + 5M + 40.5M + 40.5M.) It is claimed that the game would not be over. However, review of the actual scenes and Mathis's statement that there is 115 million in the final pot reveal that Bond was the chip leader and that someone (Felix Leiter, who staked Bond's re-buy) did not buy back in; thus, the full potential of $120M would not be seen on the table. It starts with $24M in the pot (a quote from Mathis), with four players, which is six million in chips from each. Fukutu adds $6M and Ade adds $5M. The pot is now $35M. Le Chiffre adds $12M, raising the pot to $47M. A count of Bond's chips shows that he has $26M in $1M blue chips, 7 twenty-chip stacks of $100,000 chips, and 1 $500,000 chip, making his total $40,500,000. When he goes all in, that raises the pot to $87.5M. That means Le Chiffre needs to add $28.5M to match Bond's raise. He has 20 $1M blue chips, 13 $500,000 chips, 4 $100,000 chips in his hand, one $100,000 chip on his cards, and 5 $100,000 chips sitting away from his neater stacks, giving him $27.5M. When Le Chiffre goes all in with $27.5M, that brings the pot to $115M, which Mathis points out. Therefore, Fukutu started the hand with 12M, Ade with 11M, LeChiffre with 45.5M, and Bond with 46.5M. Bond was the chip leader and therefore won the game on that hand.
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No construction nail guns fire without being pressed firmly against a surface. You must depress this lever at the end of the gun to fire it. It would take two hands to do so, but no one firing the gun does so. However, the safety mechanism is easily (and quite often) removed.
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When James Bond performs CPR on Vesper her chest does not rise at all during mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. However, this is because her lungs are full of water.
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When Vesper visits Bond when he is recovering from his ordeal, she is wearing a plain green dress. When they get back to his room, the dress that she takes off is turquoise and floral. However, James is also wearing different clothes, and is no longer in his special chair. Obviously some time has passed, and therefore they have changed clothes.
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Plot holes 

Prior to the the CPR on Vesper, James should have purged her lungs of water by laying her on her side briefly. A trained special agent or armed forces personnel should have known this. Yet he very quickly gives up. If he had had any training in this, he would know not to give up for a lot longer, and if professional rescuers are expected, not give up at all.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Bond enters the encrypter password before the tournament, he enters 836547. Later in the film, the password is revealed to be VESPER, which does not match. (It should be 837737.)
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Near the end of the film, when Vesper enters the password (her own name), she does not press any "enter" key. Since passwords had to be six characters or more (according to the Swiss banker earlier at start of tournament), the system should require some kind of termination character before accepting the bare-minimum length.
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At the end, when Mr. White exits his car and answers his cell phone- you can notice that he is wearing knee pads under his trousers. Seconds later, while Bond phones him, he is shot in the knee and falls to the ground and the knee pads help break his fall.
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When Bond is trying to save Vesper from the cage underwater, in one shot the impression of an outline of a diving mask on her "underwater makeup" is clearly visible on her forehead.
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Le Chiffre's eyes move when he hits the floor after being shot in the head. All motor activity halts after being shot in the head.
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