For Your Eyes OnlyGoofs
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When Bond and Melina leave their sub to retrieve the ATAC, Bond tells Melina to speak only when necessary to reserve their air supply. But during their trek to the ship wreck and when Bond is disconnecting the ATAC, he does a lot of unnecessary speaking, such as reading the ATAC disengagement instruction card aloud to Melina, even though he's the one doing the job.
When James Bond and Melina are walking in the streets, some salesman hands them two figs to eat, and Bond says "Parakalo" (which means please or you're welcome) before receiving the figs. He says it after the man gives it to him, which should be followed by him saying "Efharisto" (thank you). The only reason it would make sense for Bond to say "Parakalo" afterwards is if he said it to Melina as a way of inviting her to try a fig, but he says it directly to the salesman.
Crew or equipment visible
Near the beginning of the movie, when Bond and Melina are chased from the pool party, a near perfect reflection is shown in Melina's window of a crewman holding a yellow pole with equipment on top and wearing a short-sleeved tan shirt and black glasses. A few frames later he waves his hand between the backseat window and the camera.
Errors in geography
During the dive on the sunken sub, it is stated the pressure is very great requiring special suits. One of the bad guys is using a JIM Suit, which is designed for extreme depth dive work. Yet when they emerge from the sunken sub the water is very light blue and the color rendering is very good. This is only possible in 1 Atmosphere diving. At depths below 100 feet the water is very dark and colors are very gray.
James Bond and Melina first meet in a house which is supposed to be in a mountain area near Madrid. There are women wearing bikinis and a swimming pool. In the meantime, some farmers are harvesting olives near there. Olives are harvested in December-January, when temperatures around Madrid are around 5 degrees Celsius.
During the rock climb, there is not a piton in the world that could stand the 1,000+ pounds of pressure on the line that resulted from Bond's slipping after the thug knocked out the other pitons. Either the line would have broke or the last piton would have easily given way during the fall, resulting in Bond's death.
Incorrectly regarded as goofs
James Bond was married to Tracy (played by Diana Rigg in On Her Majesty's Secret Service). In the opening scene, a gravestone shows her name as Teresa. This is because her full name was Contessa Teresa di Vicenzo, nicknamed Tracy.
In Bond's assault on St Cyril, it makes not the least bit of sense for the sentry not to choose any of the risk-free, sure-win options at his disposal, viz. sound the alarm, cut Bond's rope instead of ripping out one anchor after the other, and/or simply wait for Bond to complete his climb, then calmly empty his magazine into Bond's face when he comes over the edge.
When Erich is shooting at Bond on the ski course he misses multiple shots as Bond skis past him yet he is competing in the Olympic biathlon. Just after he misses those shots he then hits a pistol dead on and shoots a ski pole in half, much harder shots than shooting a full size man. It is not reasonable to believe that he would miss Bond multiple times and yet make those difficult shots.
At the baccarat game, Bond has the same cards for both the first and second hand; the queen of spades and the five of diamonds. While this is, strictly speaking, not impossible (several packs are mixed together to fill the shoe from which the cards are dealt) it is blindingly unlikely, and the fact that these cards are initially erroneously described as giving a count of nine (court cards and tens count nothing in baccarat, while number cards count for their respective number of pips) makes it far more probable that the close-ups of Bond's cards are in fact both taken from the second hand played.
The number plate of one of the vehicles in the "Madrid" scene ends with a single A. The other one has just numbers and no letters (apart from the M, standing for Madrid). These are very old number plates for 1981 Madrid cars (at least, 15-20 years old) and the looks of both cars are way too new to accept they had such numbers. Most likely, they would have plates ending in two letters (in 1981 the plate letter series had gone already as far as EP).