* BreakawayPopHit: 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.
* DawsonCasting:
** 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.
** Creator/RogerMoore, the oldest actor to play Bond and 53 when the film premiered, may also be an example.
* FakeNationality: Both played straight and lampshaded.
** English actor Julian Glover, French Actress Carole Bouquet and Israeli actor Topol all play Greeks.
** Recurring character Russian General Gogol is played by the German character actor Creator/WalterGotell.
** English actress Jill Bennett plays the [[TheBaroness Germanic/Scandanavian skating coach Jacoba Brink]].
** The real kicker is the famous [[TropeNamer lampshade-hanging scene]] with the Austrian Countess Von Schlaff who turns out to be from [[OohMeAccentsSlipping Liverpool]] (played by the Late ''Australian'' actress Cassandra Harris, wife of Creator/PierceBrosnan until she died in 1991).
* FatalMethodActing: Stuntman Paolo Rigonu became the first fatality on a Film/JamesBond movie when he was killed when the bobsled he was driving overturned while shooting a chase scene.
* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[FiddlerOnTheRoof Tevye]] is Colombo ([[NamesTheSame No, not]] [[Series/{{Columbo}} that one]]).
** [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade Walter Donovan]] / [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack General Veers]] / [[Series/DoctorWho Scaroth]] is Kristatos.
** The guy in the beginning who is totally not Blofeld is [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack Lobot]].
** "Bunky," the unlucky casino patron, is the [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi sobbing Rancor Keeper]].
** Smithers, Q's assistant, is [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack Boba Fett]]!
** Sir Timothy Havelock is [[Series/{{Colditz}} Colonel Preston]]!
** RetroactiveRecognition: One of the assassins is a young [[Series/GameOfThrones Tywin Lannister]], working for Pycelle.
* McLeaned: Blofeld in the opening sequence.
* WagTheDirector: 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.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Music/{{Blondie}} submitted a possible [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5D7NY7B49Gc theme song]], but they went with Sheena Easton instead.
** Creator/RogerMoore considered quitting as Bond before this movie. The opening scene where Bond [[ContinuityNod visits his wife Tracy's grave]] was written as a way to introduce the new Bond actor. Namely, Creator/TimothyDalton, who was approached to take over as Bond in this film. In the end, Moore changed his mind, and [[Film/TheLivingDaylights Dalton would wait several years before he finally took over as Bond]].