* TheDanza: Corrine Clery as Corrine Dufour.
* FakeNationality: Chang: Chinese character, Japanese actor.
%%* FountainOfExpies: Jaws.
* RecursiveAdaptation: The film is [[InNameOnly so unrelated]] to [[Literature/{{Moonraker}} the novel]] that it received a {{Novelization}}.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen
** James Mason was considered for the part of Drax, but turned it down. Londsdale was likely selected due to the movie's French financing.
** Carole Bouquet was slated to play Holly Goodhead before she had to turn it down, only to play the Bond girl in the next film, ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly''.