Trivia / For Your Eyes Only

  • Breakaway Pop Hit: 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.
  • Cast the Expert: Lynn-Holly Johnson was an American professional ice skater, and played a professional ice skater.
  • Dawson Casting:
    • 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.
    • Kristatos is supposed to be a WWII veteran, yet Julian Glover was born in 1935.
  • Fake Nationality: Both played straight and lampshaded.
    • English actor Julian Glover, French Actress Carole Bouquet and Israeli actor Topol all play Greeks (half-Greek half-British in Carole Bouquet's case).
    • German hitman Eric Kriegler is played by British actor John Wyman, Cuban hitman Hector Gonzales is played by Indian-Trinidadian actor Stefan Kalipha, and Belgian hitman Emile Leopold Locque is played by English actor Michael Gothard.
    • Recurring character Russian General Gogol is played by the German character actor Walter Gotell.
    • English actress Jill Bennett plays the Germanic/Scandanavian skating coach Jacoba Brink.
    • The real kicker is the famous lampshade-hanging scene with the Austrian Countess von Schlaff who turns out to be from Liverpool (played by the late Australian actress Cassandra Harris, wife of Pierce Brosnan until she died in 1991).
  • Fatal Method Acting: Stuntman Paolo Rigonu became the first fatality on a James Bond movie when he was killed when the bobsled he was driving overturned while shooting a chase scene.
  • Lawyer-Friendly Cameo: That is supposed to be Blofeld in the intro, but for legal reasons, he's not named.
  • Race Lift:
    • The Jamaican-born Judy Havelock of the short story became the Anglo-Greek Melina Havelock.
    • The Italian Enrico Columbo became the Greek Milos Columbo.
  • Wag the Director: Attempted, but failed by Roger Moore, who disliked the scene where Bond kicks Locque's car over the edge of the cliff. He suggested that the scene be changed to depict the added weight of Locque's "calling card" that Bond throws in causing the car to fall over the cliff by itself, but director John Glen said that his suggestion was the type of silly stuff they were trying to get away from.
  • What Could Have Been:
  • Written-In Absence: Because Bernard Lee had died before production started, M is explained as being on leave. Cubby Broccoli refused to recast the role out of respect, so his lines were given to Tanner.
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