* BreakawayPopHit: Probably the only reason anyone would connect Sheena Easton's song to this movie is that they share a title.
** Easton does have the distinction of being the only performer of a Bond title theme to appear in the film's opening titles.
* DawsonCasting:
** Lynn-Holly Johnson, 22 when the movie came out, plays the underaged (16, according to some sources) Bibi Dahl. Contrast Carole Bouquet, only a year older, whose character seems to be in her late twenties.
** Roger Moore, the oldest actor to play Bond and 53 when the film premiered, may also be an example.
* FakeNationality: Both played straight and lampshaded.
** English actor Julian Glover, French Actress Carole Bouquet and Israeli actor Topol all play Greeks.
** Recurring character Russian General Gogol is played by the German character actor WalterGotell.
** English actress Jill Bennett plays the [[TheBaroness Germanic/Scandanavian skating coach Jacoba Brink]].
** The real kicker is the famous [[TropeNamer lampshade-hanging scene]] with the Austrian Countess Von Schlaff who turns out to be from [[OohMeAccentsSlipping Liverpool]] (played by the Late ''Australian'' actress Cassandra Harris, wife of Creator/PierceBrosnan until she died in 1991).
* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[FiddlerOnTheRoof Tevye]] is Colombo ([[NamesTheSame No, not]] [[Series/{{Columbo}} that one]]).
** [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade Walter Donovan]] / [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack General Veers]] / [[Series/DoctorWho Scaroth]] is Kristatos.
** The guy in the beginning who is totally not Blofeld is [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack Lobot]].
** "Bunky," the unlucky casino patron, is the [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi sobbing Rancor Keeper]].
** RetroactiveRecognition: One of the assassins is a young [[Series/GameOfThrones Tywin Lannister]].
* McLeaned: Blofeld in the opening sequence.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Music/{{Blondie}} submitted a possible [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-72vvbOPfc theme song]], but they went with Sheena Easton instead.
** Roger Moore considered quitting as Bond before this movie. The opening scene where Bond [[ContinuityNod visits his wife Tracy's grave]] was written as a way to introduce the new Bond actor. Namely, TimothyDalton, who was approached to take over as Bond in this film. In the end, Moore changed his mind, and [[Film/TheLivingDaylights Dalton would wait several years before he finally took over as Bond]].