Trivia: The Man with the Golden Gun

  • Artistic License Physics: a 95% efficient solar cell is still way outside the reach of science, even 35 years after this movie was made. To put things in perspective, 21st century solar cells achieve around 25% efficiency. Assuming the technology was released in the Bond universe after the events of this movie, it would have, as stated in the movie, ended the energy crisis, but to such an extent that it would have put every other kind of energy out of business practically overnight.
  • Blooper: Saida's mirror gets pushed out of alignment during a fight scene, bringing the camera crew into view.
  • Creator Backlash: John Barry regretted adding a whistle to the stunt listed in Do a Barrel Roll.
  • Fake Nationality: Marne Maitland, who played the Portuguese Mr. Lazar, was Anglo-Indian.
  • Fountain of Expies: Scaramanga ranks with Goldfinger and Blofeld as one of the most recognizable of all Bond villains.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
  • Retroactive Recognition: Nick Nack is Tattoo!
  • Star-Making Role: Herve Vilechaize's role as Nick Nack made him famous. In fact, prior to this movie, Vilechaize was so poor that he was living out of his car in Los Angeles!
  • What Could Have Been: Alice Cooper wrote a theme song which was turned down in favor of Lulu's theme.