* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Q is fed up with his job and is about to leave for the CIA.
* AngstWhatAngst: Domino gets over her private shock and humiliation at having been felt up by Bond in the guise of a masseuse rather quickly. ''With a smile''.
* EarWorm: "Never, never say never again, never, never say never again..."
* EvilIsSexy: Fatima Blush is even nastier than Fiona Volpe, her original counterpart. Barbara Carrera is also a very sexy woman.
* FanDisservice: The scene where Bond poses as Domino's masseur to feel her up is played in a playful tone typical of Bond films, but her reaction to finding out he was a fake tearful and looking as though she feels very violated makes the scene a lot more uncomfortable, especially with the HarsherInHindsight example below. It gives her quick forgiveness of him later all the more MoodWhiplash.
* HarsherInHindsight: Bond engages in a ''video game duel'' against Emilio Largo. The film came out in 1983, the year of the infamous Video Game Crash that nearly sank the entire industry. That's to say nothing of the various Atari consoles seen in the arcade; Atari was the leading developer of that market before the crash and would never regain its former dominance afterward.
** Try watching the massage scene after finding out that Connery attempted to force himself on Basinger in his dressing room before production took an extended break.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** [[Film/CasinoRoyale2006 A black man plays Felix Leiter]].
** Creator/RowanAtkinson starred as a bumbling MI6 agent. He would go on to parody James Bond with ''Film/JohnnyEnglish''.
** Q offers Bond a pen that shoots miniature missiles. He would eventually update this to a pen grenade in ''Film/GoldenEye''.
** The fishing woman in Bahamas is played by Valerie Leon, who also played an hotel receptionist in ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''. In ''The Spy Who Loved Me'' she is flirty with Bond, but oddly for him, Bond closes his room's door in her face. Here, Bond has no such problem.
** Bond offers a woman foie gras. A [[Creator/RogerMoore different incarnation of Bond]] would [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqI-28WuoYQ not approve]].
* NarmCharm: Bond blowing up Fiona Volpe with the miniature pen missile is ridiculous, and she even has time to see it sparking in her gut; however, literally being blown up in a fireball is still a horrible way to die.
* RetroactiveRecognition:
** Bernie Casey would later be known for appearing in the ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds'' movies.
** Nigel Small-Fawcett is played by Creator/RowanAtkinson, years before ''Series/MrBean''.
* {{Squick}}: Largo forcing a kiss on Domino. Why, oh why, did they have to use a take where you can see a string of drool stretched between their lips as he pulls away?
* TheyCopiedItSoItSucks: The most common complaint to a film that's literally a retread of ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'' made by a different studio, thus lacking most of the film series' trademarks.
-->'''[[Website/TheAgonyBooth Mr. Mendo]]:''' [[http://www.agonybooth.com/video286_Never_Say_Never_Again_James_Bond.aspx If this looks like a ripoff of a better Bond film... it's because it is!]]