History Trivia / NeverSayNeverAgain

8th Dec '17 2:22:23 PM Sleeping_Beauty
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** Peter Hunt, who edited the first five Bond films and directed ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService'', was approached to direct this movie, but declined lest Cubby Broccoli think him a "traitor." Creator/RichardDonner was also asked to direct.

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** Peter Hunt, who edited the first five Bond films and directed ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService'', was approached to direct this movie, but declined lest as he thought Cubby Broccoli would think of him as a "traitor." "traitor" if he accepted the offer. Creator/RichardDonner was also asked to direct.



** Creator/RogerMoore was to appear in a cameo alongside Connery at the end, which could have been epic. The decision was scrapped most likely for the above reason.

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** Creator/RogerMoore was to appear in a cameo alongside Connery at the end, which could have been epic. The decision was scrapped most likely for the above reason.same reason as Peter Hunt.
7th Nov '17 10:46:40 AM ClintEastwood
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* RecycledScript: It's an updated remake of ''Film/{{Thunderball}}''. Check Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunderball_%28film%29#Legal_disputes more details]].
7th Nov '17 10:45:09 AM ClintEastwood
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* CompletelyDifferentTitle:
** ''Never Say Never'' (Italy, Portugal, Germany, Greece, Turkey).
** ''Never Never Again'' (or ''Never Ever'') (France).
** ''Agent 007, Never Say Never'' (Italy).
** ''007 Never More Say Never'' (Portugal).
** ''Never Again Once More'' (Brazil).



* DeletedRole: Most of Creator/MaxVonSydow's scenes were deleted from the theatrical cut of the film. Marsha A. Hunt and Brenda Cowling had their roles deleted entirely.



* HostilityOnTheSet: Creator/KimBasinger did not get along with Irvin Kershner at all, and told Movieline magazine this was the worst experience she had on a film until ''The Marrying Man''.



* RetroactiveRecognition:
** Bernie Casey would later be known for appearing in the ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds'' movies.
** Nigel Small-Fawcett is played by Creator/RowanAtkinson, years before ''Series/MrBean''.



* WagTheDirector: Creator/SeanConnery had a lot of input over casting and crew choices, including vetoing the hiring of James Horner as the film's composer.

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* UncreditedRole: Creator/AmyIrving was the voice of the computer when Captain Jack Petachi gets his eye scan.
* WagTheDirector: Creator/SeanConnery had a lot of input over casting and crew choices, including vetoing the hiring of James Horner Music/JamesHorner as the film's composer.



** Peter Hunt, who edited the first five Bond films and directed ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService'', was approached to direct this movie, but declined lest Cubby Broccoli think him a "traitor."

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** Peter Hunt, who edited the first five Bond films and directed ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService'', was approached to direct this movie, but declined lest Cubby Broccoli think him a "traitor."" Creator/RichardDonner was also asked to direct.
** [=McClory=] wanted Creator/GeorgeLazenby to return as Bond, but he was dropped from consideration when Connery confirmed he wanted the role.


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** Music/JohnBarry was invited to do the music for this film, but he politely declined, out of respect for Albert R. Broccoli, and his association with EON Productions.
** Creator/OrsonWelles was considered for Blofeld.


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* WorkingTitle: ''James Bond of the Secret Service''.
27th Sep '17 10:12:27 AM JamesAustin
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* DuelingMovies: With ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'' starring Creator/RogerMoore. Neither movie particularly wowed critics, and they made roughly the same amount of box office business. However in retrospect, ''Octopussy'' is usually considered the winner, with ''Never Say Never Again'' proving even more polarizing among fans as the "unofficial" Bond film. ''Octopussy'' also won the box office by a few million dollars margin, and the series continued, while Kevin [=McClory=]'s Bond film projects fell into oblivion. The latter died in 2006 and his family sold the rights to ''Thunderball'', Blofeld and SPECTRE to Eon Productions in 2013, bringing them back in the official Bond series.

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* DuelingMovies: DuelingWorks: With ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'' starring Creator/RogerMoore. Neither movie particularly wowed critics, and they made roughly the same amount of box office business. However in retrospect, ''Octopussy'' is usually considered the winner, with ''Never Say Never Again'' proving even more polarizing among fans as the "unofficial" Bond film. ''Octopussy'' also won the box office by a few million dollars margin, and the series continued, while Kevin [=McClory=]'s Bond film projects fell into oblivion. The latter died in 2006 and his family sold the rights to ''Thunderball'', Blofeld and SPECTRE to Eon Productions in 2013, bringing them back in the official Bond series.



* ShoutOut: Clement and Lefrenais reuse the dialogue from the urine test scene from the first episode of the first series of ''Series/{{Porridge}}''. This was Connery's suggestion, apparently. So Sean Connery is playing Bond playing Norman Stanley Fletcher.
22nd Sep '17 1:18:10 PM Byzantine
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* DuelingMovies: With ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'' starring Creator/RogerMoore. Neither movie particularly wowed critics, and made roughly the same amount of box office business. However in retrospect, ''Octopussy'' is usually considered the winner, with ''Never Say Never Again'' proving even more polarizing among fans as the "unofficial" Bond film. ''Octopussy'' also won the box office by a few million dollars margin, and the series continued, while Kevin [=McClory=]'s Bond film projects fell into oblivion. The latter died in 2006 and his family sold the rights to ''Thunderball'', Blofeld and SPECTRE to Eon Productions in 2013, bringing them back in the official Bond series.

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* DuelingMovies: With ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'' starring Creator/RogerMoore. Neither movie particularly wowed critics, and they made roughly the same amount of box office business. However in retrospect, ''Octopussy'' is usually considered the winner, with ''Never Say Never Again'' proving even more polarizing among fans as the "unofficial" Bond film. ''Octopussy'' also won the box office by a few million dollars margin, and the series continued, while Kevin [=McClory=]'s Bond film projects fell into oblivion. The latter died in 2006 and his family sold the rights to ''Thunderball'', Blofeld and SPECTRE to Eon Productions in 2013, bringing them back in the official Bond series.
2nd Sep '17 5:06:56 AM C2
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** After Sony acquired the ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'' rights through studio acquisitions, Sony hoped to parlay them into its own Bond franchise to compete with MGM's, with Creator/RolandEmmerich and Dean Devlin at the helm. However, legal action by MGM blocked this attempt. As part of the legal action, MGM bought out ''Never Say Never Again'', and they would then buy the 1967 ''[[Film/CasinoRoyal1967 Casino Royale]]'' as a result of the settlement with Sony, uniting the entire Bond canon under one single roof. Sony later led a group that would own MGM for a time, resulting them releasing every Craig-era Bond film to date. The Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin effort actually got as far as a script draft, titled ''Warhead 2000'' and still lurking around the internet. No potential Bond ever reached official consideration though.[[note]]Some have mentioned rumours at the time that Liam Neeson was considered - meaning we could have had two dueling Irish Bonds.[[/note]]

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** After Sony acquired the ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'' rights through studio acquisitions, Sony hoped to parlay them into its own Bond franchise to compete with MGM's, with Creator/RolandEmmerich and Dean Devlin at the helm. However, legal action by MGM blocked this attempt. As part of the legal action, MGM bought out ''Never Say Never Again'', and they would then buy the 1967 ''[[Film/CasinoRoyal1967 ''[[Film/CasinoRoyale1967 Casino Royale]]'' as a result of the settlement with Sony, uniting the entire Bond canon under one single roof. Sony later led a group that would own MGM for a time, resulting them releasing every Craig-era Bond film to date. The Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin effort actually got as far as a script draft, titled ''Warhead 2000'' and still lurking around the internet. No potential Bond ever reached official consideration though.[[note]]Some have mentioned rumours at the time that Liam Neeson was considered - meaning we could have had two dueling Irish Bonds.[[/note]]
2nd Sep '17 5:06:32 AM C2
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** After Sony acquired the ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'' rights through studio acquisitions, Sony hoped to parlay them into its own Bond franchise to compete with MGM's, with Creator/RolandEmmerich and Dean Devlin at the helm. However, legal action by MGM blocked this attempt. Sony later outright acquired MGM, finally reuniting ''Never Say Never Again'' with the rest of the Bond canon under a single studio roof. The Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin effort actually got as far as a script draft, titled ''Warhead 2000'' and still lurking around the internet. No potential Bond ever reached official consideration though.[[note]]Some have mentioned rumours at the time that Liam Neeson was considered - meaning we could have had two dueling Irish Bonds.[[/note]]

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** After Sony acquired the ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'' rights through studio acquisitions, Sony hoped to parlay them into its own Bond franchise to compete with MGM's, with Creator/RolandEmmerich and Dean Devlin at the helm. However, legal action by MGM blocked this attempt. Sony later outright acquired MGM, finally reuniting As part of the legal action, MGM bought out ''Never Say Never Again'' with Again'', and they would then buy the rest 1967 ''[[Film/CasinoRoyal1967 Casino Royale]]'' as a result of the settlement with Sony, uniting the entire Bond canon under a one single studio roof. Sony later led a group that would own MGM for a time, resulting them releasing every Craig-era Bond film to date. The Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin effort actually got as far as a script draft, titled ''Warhead 2000'' and still lurking around the internet. No potential Bond ever reached official consideration though.[[note]]Some have mentioned rumours at the time that Liam Neeson was considered - meaning we could have had two dueling Irish Bonds.[[/note]]
2nd Sep '17 4:58:47 AM C2
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* ChannelHop: It was originally released by Creator/WarnerBros, but official Bond distributor MGM purchased the rights to the film in from its separate producer in 1997 (as a prelude to winning the rights to ''Film/CasinoRoyale1967'' along with the book adaptation ones as a settlement of a lawsuit). Eventually, they obtained all remaining rights to Blofeld and SPECTRE, but only after Kevin [=McClory=] died and his sons took over. Even so, it appears as though MGM doesn't want to acknowledge the fact that they own the rights to this film. All video copies post-1997 do not feature the studio's logo on the packaging, and this film now opens with the logo for Creator/OrionPictures, which MGM owns, unlike the other Bond films which open with either a Creator/UnitedArtists logo or Leo the Lion (or both).

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* ChannelHop: It was originally released by Creator/WarnerBros, but official Bond distributor MGM purchased the rights to the film in from its separate producer producers in 1997 (as a prelude to winning the rights to ''Film/CasinoRoyale1967'' along with the book adaptation ones as a settlement of a lawsuit). Eventually, they obtained all remaining rights to Blofeld and SPECTRE, but only after Kevin [=McClory=] died and his sons took over. Even so, it appears as though MGM doesn't want to acknowledge the fact that they own the rights to this film. All video copies post-1997 do not feature the studio's logo on the packaging, and this film now opens with the logo for Creator/OrionPictures, which MGM owns, unlike the other Bond films which open with either a Creator/UnitedArtists logo or Leo the Lion (or both).
2nd Sep '17 4:56:22 AM C2
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* ChannelHop: It was originally released by Creator/WarnerBros, but official Bond distributor MGM purchased the rights to the film in from its separate producer in 1997 (as a prelude to winning the rights to ''Film/CasinoRoyale1967'' along with the book adaptation ones as a settlement of a lawsuit). Eventually, they obtained all remaining rights to Blofeld and SPECTRE, but only after Kevin [=McClory=] died and his sons took over. Even so, it appears as though MGM doesn't want to acknowledge the fact that they own the rights to this film. All video copies post-1997 doesn't feature the studio's logo on the packaging, and this film now opens with the logo for Creator/OrionPictures, which MGM owns, unlike the other Bond films which open with either a Creator/UnitedArtists logo or Leo the Lion (or both).

to:

* ChannelHop: It was originally released by Creator/WarnerBros, but official Bond distributor MGM purchased the rights to the film in from its separate producer in 1997 (as a prelude to winning the rights to ''Film/CasinoRoyale1967'' along with the book adaptation ones as a settlement of a lawsuit). Eventually, they obtained all remaining rights to Blofeld and SPECTRE, but only after Kevin [=McClory=] died and his sons took over. Even so, it appears as though MGM doesn't want to acknowledge the fact that they own the rights to this film. All video copies post-1997 doesn't do not feature the studio's logo on the packaging, and this film now opens with the logo for Creator/OrionPictures, which MGM owns, unlike the other Bond films which open with either a Creator/UnitedArtists logo or Leo the Lion (or both).
2nd Sep '17 4:55:51 AM C2
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* ChannelHop: It was originally released by Creator/WarnerBros, but official Bond distributor MGM purchased the rights to the film in 1997 (as they won the rights to ''Film/CasinoRoyale1967'' along with the book adaptation ones in a lawsuit). Eventually, they obtained all remaining rights to Blofeld and SPECTRE, but only after Kevin [=McClory=] died and his sons took over. Even so, it appears as though MGM doesn't want to acknowledge the fact that they own the rights to this film. All video copies post-1997 doesn't feature the studio's logo on the packaging, and this film now opens with the logo for Creator/OrionPictures, which MGM owns, unlike the other Bond films which open with either a Creator/UnitedArtists logo or Leo the Lion.

to:

* ChannelHop: It was originally released by Creator/WarnerBros, but official Bond distributor MGM purchased the rights to the film in from its separate producer in 1997 (as they won a prelude to winning the rights to ''Film/CasinoRoyale1967'' along with the book adaptation ones in as a settlement of a lawsuit). Eventually, they obtained all remaining rights to Blofeld and SPECTRE, but only after Kevin [=McClory=] died and his sons took over. Even so, it appears as though MGM doesn't want to acknowledge the fact that they own the rights to this film. All video copies post-1997 doesn't feature the studio's logo on the packaging, and this film now opens with the logo for Creator/OrionPictures, which MGM owns, unlike the other Bond films which open with either a Creator/UnitedArtists logo or Leo the Lion.Lion (or both).
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