History Trivia / TheLivingDaylights

6th Apr '18 7:41:26 AM RippenFan33
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6th Apr '18 7:40:31 AM RippenFan33
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** The film was originally going to be a prequel. In the original version, a twenty-something James Bond teams up with a senior agent named Burton Trevor on a mission to infiltrate the jungle compound of a Chinese warlord named Kwang. Trevor would die helping Bond escape, Bond would hunt down and kill Kwang and subsequently be promoted to the Double-0 section, taking Trevor's old number "007". The story would end with Bond getting the mission for ''Film/DrNo''. Cubby Broccoli rejected this, claiming that no-one wanted to see James Bond as a rookie. The concept of Bond having a partner would be revived in ''Film/GoldenEye'', while, despite Broccoli's wishes to the contrary, ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' would depict Bond as a nearly promoted 00 agent.

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** The film was originally going to be a prequel. In the original version, a twenty-something James Bond teams up with a senior agent named Burton Trevor on a mission to infiltrate the jungle compound of a Chinese warlord named Kwang. Trevor would die helping Bond escape, Bond would hunt down and kill Kwang and subsequently be promoted to the Double-0 section, taking Trevor's old number "007". The story would end with Bond getting the mission for ''Film/DrNo''. Cubby Broccoli rejected this, claiming that no-one wanted to see James Bond as a rookie. The concept of Bond having a partner would be revived in ''Film/GoldenEye'', while, despite Broccoli's wishes to the contrary, ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' would depict Bond as a nearly promoted 00 agent.
* YouLookFamiliar: The unnamed gasworks employee that Rosa seduces was played by the same actor (Peter Porteous) who played Lenkin, the jewelry forger in ''Film/{{Octopussy}}''
25th Mar '18 10:12:15 AM TheSaddleman
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** Recurring character General Gogol was originally going to fill the role that Pushkin plays in the final film, but his actor Creator/WalterGotell was too ill to play the part, so Gogol was replaced by the new character Pushkin.

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** Recurring character General Gogol was originally going to fill the role that Pushkin plays in the final film, but his actor Creator/WalterGotell was too ill to play the part, so Gogol was replaced by the new character Pushkin. (Gotell still appears, but only in a cameo.)



** The film was originally going to be a prequel. In the original version, a twenty-something James Bond teams up with a senior agent named Burton Trevor on a mission to infiltrate the jungle compound of a Chinese warlord named Kwang. Trevor would die helping Bond escape, Bond would hunt down and kill Kwang and subsequently be promoted to the Double-0 section, taking Trevor's old number "007". The story would end with Bond getting the mission for ''Film/DrNo''. Cubby Broccoli rejected this, claiming that no-one wanted to see James Bond as a rookie.

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** The film was originally going to be a prequel. In the original version, a twenty-something James Bond teams up with a senior agent named Burton Trevor on a mission to infiltrate the jungle compound of a Chinese warlord named Kwang. Trevor would die helping Bond escape, Bond would hunt down and kill Kwang and subsequently be promoted to the Double-0 section, taking Trevor's old number "007". The story would end with Bond getting the mission for ''Film/DrNo''. Cubby Broccoli rejected this, claiming that no-one wanted to see James Bond as a rookie. The concept of Bond having a partner would be revived in ''Film/GoldenEye'', while, despite Broccoli's wishes to the contrary, ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' would depict Bond as a nearly promoted 00 agent.
4th Oct '17 8:57:36 AM erforce
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** Recurring character General Gogol was originally going to fill the role that Pushkin plays in the final film, but his actor Walter Gotell was too ill to play the part, so Gogol was replaced by the new character Pushkin.

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** Recurring character General Gogol was originally going to fill the role that Pushkin plays in the final film, but his actor Walter Gotell Creator/WalterGotell was too ill to play the part, so Gogol was replaced by the new character Pushkin.
22nd Sep '17 12:42:35 PM JamesAustin
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* CompletelyDifferentTitle:

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* CompletelyDifferentTitle: This Bond film in particular had several, due to there not being an exact translation for the idiom in all languages:



** ''007: High Tension'' (Spain & Portugal)

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** ''007: High Tension'' (Spain & and Portugal)



** ''007 And The Danger Zone'' (Finland)

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** ''007 And The and the Danger Zone'' (Finland)



** ''His Name Is Danger'' (Chile)
** ''The Touch Of Death / The Breeze Of Death'' (West Germany)
** ''007 In The Dangerous Zone'' (Israel/Hebrew)

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** ''His Name Is Danger'' (Chile)
(Latin America)
** ''The Touch Of of Death / The Breeze Of of Death'' (West Germany)
** ''007 In The in the Dangerous Zone'' (Israel/Hebrew)



** ''In The Line Of Fire'' (Norway)

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** ''In The the Line Of of Fire'' (Norway)



** Bond and Kara were originally going to escape from Kara's apartment by stealing the car belonging to one of the KGB agent supposedly keeping an eye on her. The KGB agents give chase and Bond writes the car off on the ice of a frozen lake, the couple continuing their flight aboard a hijacked ice schooner.
*** On escaping from the air base in Afghanistan, Bond and Kara were to have been taken to Landi- Kotal by Ranjit Khan [who later became Kamran Shah] where they witness a massive arms bazaar. They are pursued by jailers from the air base and Bond disposes of one of them by pitching him into a pit full of yarn dye. He eludes his other pursuers by using his exploding key ring to set off the contents of a Chinese fireworks warehouse. The arms bazaar sequence would eventually turn up in the teaser to Film/TomorrowNeverDies.

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** *** Bond and Kara were originally going to escape from Kara's apartment by stealing the car belonging to one of the KGB agent supposedly keeping an eye on her. The KGB agents give chase and Bond writes the car off on the ice of a frozen lake, the couple continuing their flight aboard a hijacked ice schooner.
*** On escaping from the air base in Afghanistan, Bond and Kara were to have been taken to Landi- Kotal by Ranjit Khan [who later became Kamran Shah] where they witness a massive arms bazaar. They are pursued by jailers from the air base and Bond disposes of one of them by pitching him into a pit full of yarn dye. He eludes his other pursuers by using his exploding key ring to set off the contents of a Chinese fireworks warehouse. The arms bazaar sequence would eventually turn up in the teaser to Film/TomorrowNeverDies.''Film/TomorrowNeverDies''.
17th Sep '17 3:02:42 AM Sleeping_Beauty
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The UsefulNotes/SovietInvasionOfAfghanistan is prominently featured as Bond allies with some Mujahideen members.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The UsefulNotes/SovietInvasionOfAfghanistan is prominently featured as Bond allies with some Mujahideen Mujahadeen members.


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** Creator/SeanBean was considered and screentested for the role as Bond. He was considered again for ''Film/GoldenEye'', until Pierce Brosnan got the part. The filmmakers were still so impressed by Bean however, that he was cast as Alec Trevelyan.
13th Sep '17 6:27:44 PM ClintEastwood
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** CompletelyDifferentTitle:

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** * CompletelyDifferentTitle:
13th Sep '17 6:27:22 PM ClintEastwood
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** CompletelyDifferentTitle:
** ''Spies Die At Dawn'' (Denmark)
** ''Danger Zone'' (Italy)
** ''007: High Tension'' (Spain & Portugal)
** ''Death Is Not A Game / To Kill Is Not To Play'' (France)
** ''007 And The Danger Zone'' (Finland)
** ''Icecold Mission'' (Sweden)
** ''Facing Death'' (Poland)
** ''His Name Is Danger'' (Chile)
** ''The Touch Of Death / The Breeze Of Death'' (West Germany)
** ''007 In The Dangerous Zone'' (Israel/Hebrew)
** ''007 Marked to Die'' (Brazil)
** ''In The Line Of Fire'' (Norway)
** ''Breath of Death'' (Croatia).



** Sam Neill was also considered and even screen-tested for the part.

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** Sam Neill Creator/SamNeill was also considered and even screen-tested for the part.
27th Aug '17 8:33:29 PM DrOO7
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** While making an escape in Tangiers, Bond takes a "magic carpet ride," which involves his buying a carpet and draping it over wires between two buildings and sliding down it. The natives look on incredulously while the bumbling police try to catch up with him. After getting his feet back on the ground, he jumps on back of a moving motorcycle and escapes. This was cut for being too silly.
** The scene in Q's lab featured a technician writing a note using a quill that translates.

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** While [[https://youtu.be/3s91Tbn8jts While]] making an escape in Tangiers, Bond takes a "magic carpet ride," which involves his buying a carpet and draping it over wires between two buildings and sliding down it. The natives look on incredulously while the bumbling police try to catch up with him. After getting his feet back on the ground, he jumps on back of a moving motorcycle and escapes. This was cut for being too silly.
** The [[https://youtu.be/yiBP-7OmE3o The]] scene in Q's lab featured a technician writing a note using a quill that translates.
23rd Nov '16 5:43:42 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Vienna plays the part of Bratislava, as well as appearing as itself. Similarly, Morocco appears as itself and Afghanistan.



* RealLifeWritesThePlot:
** Bond was meant to be after General Gogol, the recurring KGB head played by Creator/WalterGotell in every Bond movie since ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''. However, Gotell was ill at the time, and thus, unable to commit to the film. So it was written that General Pushkin became head of the KGB as Gogol became a diplomat. By the time Gotell was well enough, he essentially makes a cameo as Gogol in the end.
** Timothy Dalton revealed in a 2007 interview that his Bond was not allowed to have too much sex, because his films were released at the height of the AIDS epidemic. To this end, besides the woman in the pre-credits sequence, Kara is the only Bond Girl of the film (and whatever kind of intercouse he had with both happens entirely offscreen).
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