* BreakawayPopHit: The titular song by Paul [=McCartney=] and Wings is almost inarguably the most famous Bond theme of them all, as it continues to get heavy airplay on classic rock stations to this day, as does its cover by Music/GunsNRoses. Could be safe to assume that there are younger fans of the genre and song who aren't even aware that it's from a Bond film.
* ExecutiveMeddling: The writers originally wanted to cast a black actress to play Solitaire, even considering DianaRoss for the role. It would have made more sense since ''all'' of the BigBad's henchmen are black except her, but the executives felt racial tensions at the time meant that TheWorldIsNotReady for a black Bond Girl (at least one that isn't TheMole). Indeed, it wasn't until 2002's ''Film/DieAnotherDay'', that Bond was given a black romantic lead.
%%* FountainOfExpies: Baron Samedi.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Quarrel, Jr. is none other than...[[Series/DoctorWho Toberman!]]
** And doesn't Baron Samedi sell Dr. Peppe-- DID BOND JUST SHAG DR. QUINN MEDICINE WOMAN?!?!
*** Nope, he sold 7-UP with the CatchPhrase "Crisp and clean, and no caffeine. Never had it, never will."
** Dr. Kananga
*** is one of [[Film/{{Alien}} Ripley's]] crewmates.
*** He also bashed [[Film/FreddysDeadTheFinalNightmare Freddy Krueger]] with a baseball bat once.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Would you have guessed that Creator/RogerMoore was ''45'' (and three years ''older'' than Creator/SeanConnery) when he first played Bond here?
* TheOtherDarrin
** Creator/RogerMoore replaces Creator/SeanConnery (who had technically replaced Creator/GeorgeLazenby.)
** David Hedison also becomes the ''fifth'' actor to play Felix Leiter (he became the first one to [[Film/LicenceToKill reprise it]]).
* TheRedStapler: Solitaire's Tarot deck was a prop designed by artist Fergus Hall specifically for use in the film. It was later sold briefly as the 007 deck before being renamed as the [[http://www.jamesbondlifestyle.com/product/tarot-witches-cards-fergus-hall: Tarot of the Witches]].
* ThrowItIn: A speedboat crashing into a police car and utterly wrecking it was an accident, but no one was hurt and it looked great on camera, so they kept it in.
* {{Tuckerization}}: Dr. Kananga was named after the guy who owned the crocodile farm seen in the film. [[spoiler: The feet you see running on top of the crocodiles when Bond escapes said farm? Those were Kananga's, and those were real crocodiles.]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Perhaps to stave off UnfortunateImplications, the production crew originally wanted Solitaire to be black and the CIA contact/[[spoiler:traitor]] to be white.