* ChannelHop: It was originally released by WarnerBros, but official Bond distributor MGM purchased the rights to own every Bond film (as they won the rights to ''Film/CasinoRoyale1967'' along with the book adaptation ones in a lawsuit).
* DuelingMovies: With ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'' starring RogerMoore. Neither movie particularly wowed critics, and made roughly the same amount of box office business.
* HeyItsThatGuy / WTHCastingAgency: How could [=MI6=] ever think that Series/MrBean was a good choice to look after Bond?
** He's not; [[RuleOfFunny thats the whole point]]. In-universe, he's probably just the only guy they've got in that area. He even outright states he's not used to this sort of thing, the spying business.
** [[TheSeventhSeal Max Von Sydow]] is Blofeld!
** Lippe (not ''Count'' Lippe), the GiantMook that attacks Bond at the Shrublands, was played by the late Pat Roach, a British stunt man known for appearing in all of the Indiana Jones movies (most famously, he was the guy in RadiersOfTheLostArk who was cut up by the airplane propeller).
* RealitySubtext: The title of the film refers to Sean Connery declaring he would '''''never''''' play Bond again after ''Film/DiamondsAreForever''. {{Lampshaded}} in the final lines.
-->'''Small-Fawcett:''' M says that without you in the service, he fears for the security of the civilized world.
-->'''Bond:''' Never again.
-->'''Domino:''' Never?
-->''(The soundtrack begins, "Never, never say never again, never, never say never again!" as Connery [[AsideGlance winks at the audience]].)''
* RetroactiveRecognition: Bernie Casey would later be known for appearing in [[Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter]] movies.