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* RoleReprise: Sean Connery as James Bond, for the first time since ''Diamonds Are Forever''. 22 years later, he would do it again in the video game adaption of ''From Russia with Love''.

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* RoleReprise: Sean Connery Creator/SeanConnery as James Bond, for twelve years after ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'', although not as part of the first time since ''Diamonds Are Forever''. Creator/EonProductions continuity. 22 years later, he would do it again again, for the last time, in the video game adaption of ''From Russia with Love''.''VideoGame/DoubleOhSevenFromRussiaWithLove''.


* FatalMethodActing: A historically significant one for the treatment of animals in filmmaking that followed; the horse that Connery's Bond rode off the cliff into the ocean was ''actually'' killed by the fall to film that scene, and once news got out the media of the 1980's '''roasted''' the producers for cruelty. This lead to new policies across Hollywood that eventually '''mandates''' all filming of animals be monitored by the American Humane Association, and the associated "No Animals Were Harmed In The Making Of This Film" that follows the credits of almost every Hollywood film thereafter.

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* FatalMethodActing: A historically significant one for the treatment of animals in filmmaking that followed; the horse that Connery's Bond rode off the cliff into the ocean was ''actually'' killed by the fall to film that scene, and once news got out the media of the 1980's '''roasted''' the producers for cruelty. This lead to new policies across Hollywood that eventually '''mandates''' all filming of animals be monitored by the American Humane Association, and the associated "No Animals Were Harmed In The Making Of This Film" that follows the credits of almost every Hollywood film thereafter.


* StillbornFranchise: Producer Kevin [=McClory=] had long hoped to create a rival Bond series to go up against the official Eon series of Creator/AlbertRBroccoli. This film was the first attempt to achieve this, but a follow-up he announced never took off. In the 90s, [=McClory=] tried again, even going one step further by partnering with Columbia, so both ''Thunderball'' and ''Literature/CasinoRoyale'' could be done, which only resulted in a lawsuit that gave Eon the rights to Bond's debut. [=McClory=] continued to spite Eon a bit, first a FrivolousLawsuit with the allegations that he was a co-creator of the cinematic Bond character and then [[https://www.mi6-hq.com/sections/articles/images/mcclory_legacy2.jpg this ad]] claiming to own all the James Bond rights, until he passed on in 2006. His family abandoned his longstanding feud, and eventually sold the remaining rights to Eon in 2013, with ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' being the end result.

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* StillbornFranchise: Producer Kevin [=McClory=] had long hoped to create a rival Bond series to go up against the official Eon series of Creator/AlbertRBroccoli. This film was the first attempt to achieve this, but a follow-up he announced never took off. In the 90s, [=McClory=] tried again, even going one step further by partnering with Columbia, so both ''Thunderball'' and ''Literature/CasinoRoyale'' could be done, which only resulted in a lawsuit that gave Eon the rights to Bond's debut.debut (which came in handy to [[Film/CasinoRoyale2006 relaunch the franchise]] a couple years later). [=McClory=] continued to spite Eon a bit, first a FrivolousLawsuit with the allegations that he was a co-creator of the cinematic Bond character and then [[https://www.mi6-hq.com/sections/articles/images/mcclory_legacy2.jpg this ad]] claiming to own all the James Bond rights, until he passed on in 2006. His family abandoned his longstanding feud, and eventually sold the remaining rights to Eon in 2013, with ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' being the end result.


* DuelingWorks: With Creator/EonProductions' ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'' starring Creator/RogerMoore. Neither movie particularly wowed critics (though ''Never''[='s=] Rotten Tomatoes score is 67%, compared to ''Octopussy'''s 42%). In retrospect, ''Octopussy'' is usually considered the winner, with ''Never Say Never Again'' proving even more polarizing among fans as the "unofficial" Bond film. ''Octopussy'' also won the box office by a few million dollars margin, and the series continued to this day, while Kevin [=McClory=]'s Bond film projects [[StillbornFranchise fell into oblivion]]. [=McClory=] died in 2006 and his family sold the rights to ''Thunderball'', Blofeld and SPECTRE to Eon Productions in 2013, bringing them back in the official Bond series.

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* DuelingWorks: With Creator/EonProductions' ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'' starring Creator/RogerMoore. Neither movie particularly wowed critics (though ''Never''[='s=] Rotten Tomatoes score is 67%, compared to ''Octopussy'''s 42%). In retrospect, ''Octopussy'' is usually considered the winner, with ''Never Say Never Again'' proving even more polarizing among fans as the "unofficial" Bond film. ''Octopussy'' also won the box office by a few million dollars margin, and the series continued to this day, while Kevin [=McClory=]'s Bond film projects [[StillbornFranchise fell into oblivion]]. [=McClory=] died in 2006 and his family sold the rights to ''Thunderball'', Blofeld and SPECTRE to Eon Productions in 2013, bringing them and they were brought back in the official Bond series.series with ''Film/{{Spectre}}''.


* StillbornFranchise: Producer Kevin [=McClory=] had long hoped to create a rival Bond series to go up against the official Eon series of Creator/AlbertRBroccoli. This film was the first attempt to achieve this and only received modest critical and financial success, ultimately putting a halt to that effort. After [=McClory=] passed on in 2006, his family abandoned his longstanding lawsuit against Eon, and with it any further effort towards a new film series, and eventually sold the remaining rights to Eon in 2013, with ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' being the end result. [=McClory=] only had the rights to ''Thunderball'' anyway, he could only milk that story and nothing else.
* TroubledProduction: The film went off the rails to the extent of Creator/SeanConnery taking on many of the production duties with assistant director David Tomblin. Director Irvin Kershner was critical of producer Jack Schwartzman, saying that, while he was a good businessman, "he didn't have the experience of a film producer." After the production ran out of money, Schwartzman had to fund further production out of his own pocket and later admitted he had underestimated the amount the film would cost to make. There was tension on set between Schwartzman and Connery, who at times barely spoke to each other. Connery was unimpressed with the perceived lack of professionalism behind the scenes and was on record as saying that the whole production was a "bloody WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse operation!" The delays mean that despite being generally warmly received by critics (its Website/RottenTomatoes score is 67% compared to the contemporary ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'''s 42%) it did not premiere until the autumn, a much weaker release time compared to Octopussy's summer release which led to the Eon production outgrossing it.

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* StillbornFranchise: Producer Kevin [=McClory=] had long hoped to create a rival Bond series to go up against the official Eon series of Creator/AlbertRBroccoli. This film was the first attempt to achieve this and only received modest critical and financial success, ultimately putting this, but a halt to that effort. After follow-up he announced never took off. In the 90s, [=McClory=] tried again, even going one step further by partnering with Columbia, so both ''Thunderball'' and ''Literature/CasinoRoyale'' could be done, which only resulted in a lawsuit that gave Eon the rights to Bond's debut. [=McClory=] continued to spite Eon a bit, first a FrivolousLawsuit with the allegations that he was a co-creator of the cinematic Bond character and then [[https://www.mi6-hq.com/sections/articles/images/mcclory_legacy2.jpg this ad]] claiming to own all the James Bond rights, until he passed on in 2006, his 2006. His family abandoned his longstanding lawsuit against Eon, and with it any further effort towards a new film series, feud, and eventually sold the remaining rights to Eon in 2013, with ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' being the end result. [=McClory=] only had the rights to ''Thunderball'' anyway, he could only milk that story and nothing else.result.
* TroubledProduction: The film went off the rails to the extent of Creator/SeanConnery taking on many of the production duties with assistant director David Tomblin. Director Irvin Kershner was critical of producer Jack Schwartzman, saying that, while he was a good businessman, "he didn't have the experience of a film producer." After the production ran out of money, Schwartzman had to fund further production out of his own pocket and later admitted he had underestimated the amount the film would cost to make. There was tension on set between Schwartzman and Connery, who at times barely spoke to each other. Connery was unimpressed with the perceived lack of professionalism behind the scenes and was on record as saying that the whole production was a "bloody WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse operation!" The delays mean that despite being generally warmly received by critics (its Website/RottenTomatoes score is 67% compared to the contemporary ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'''s 42%) it did not premiere until the autumn, a much weaker release time compared to Octopussy's summer release ''Octopussy'' in the summer, which led to the Eon production outgrossing it.


* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The prominence of Creator/{{Atari}} consoles (Yes, really...) in Largo's casino does its share in firmly cementing this as a film of the early Eighties when Atari reached the peak of its popularity. The film came out in 1983, the year of the infamous [[UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983 Video Game Crash of 1983]] that nearly sank the entire industry; Atari was the leading developer of that market before the crash and would never regain its former dominance afterward.


* WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants: Writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais found themselves in the French city of Nice urgently redrafting the script at a day's notice three weeks into production. According to Clement, when the duo felt that it wasn't explained why Bond was even in the Bahamas, Irving Kershner stroked his beard and said, "That's true. On the other hand, we have a film crew there shooting, so you better come up with something".

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* WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants: Writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais found themselves in the French city of Nice urgently redrafting the script at a day's notice three weeks into production. According to Clement, when the duo felt that it wasn't explained why Bond was even in the Bahamas, Irving Irvin Kershner stroked his beard and said, "That's true. On the other hand, we have a film crew there shooting, so you better come up with something".


* DuelingWorks: With Creator/EonProductions' ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'' starring Creator/RogerMoore. Neither movie particularly wowed critics (though ''Never'''s Rotten Tomatoes score is 67%, compared to ''Octopussy'''s 42%). In retrospect, ''Octopussy'' is usually considered the winner, with ''Never Say Never Again'' proving even more polarizing among fans as the "unofficial" Bond film. ''Octopussy'' also won the box office by a few million dollars margin, and the series continued to this day, while Kevin [=McClory=]'s Bond film projects [[StillbornFranchise fell into oblivion]]. [=McClory=] died in 2006 and his family sold the rights to ''Thunderball'', Blofeld and SPECTRE to Eon Productions in 2013, bringing them back in the official Bond series.

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* DuelingWorks: With Creator/EonProductions' ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'' starring Creator/RogerMoore. Neither movie particularly wowed critics (though ''Never'''s ''Never''[='s=] Rotten Tomatoes score is 67%, compared to ''Octopussy'''s 42%). In retrospect, ''Octopussy'' is usually considered the winner, with ''Never Say Never Again'' proving even more polarizing among fans as the "unofficial" Bond film. ''Octopussy'' also won the box office by a few million dollars margin, and the series continued to this day, while Kevin [=McClory=]'s Bond film projects [[StillbornFranchise fell into oblivion]]. [=McClory=] died in 2006 and his family sold the rights to ''Thunderball'', Blofeld and SPECTRE to Eon Productions in 2013, bringing them back in the official Bond series.


* DuelingWorks: With Creator/EonProductions' ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'' starring Creator/RogerMoore. Neither movie particularly wowed critics [Though 'Never's' Rotten Tomatoes score is 67% compared to Octopussy's 42%]. In retrospect, ''Octopussy'' is usually considered the winner, with ''Never Say Never Again'' proving even more polarizing among fans as the "unofficial" Bond film. ''Octopussy'' also won the box office by a few million dollars margin, and the series continued to this day, while Kevin [=McClory=]'s Bond film projects [[StillbornFranchise fell into oblivion]]. [=McClory=] died in 2006 and his family sold the rights to ''Thunderball'', Blofeld and SPECTRE to Eon Productions in 2013, bringing them back in the official Bond series.
* HostilityOnTheSet: Creator/KimBasinger did not get along with Irvin Kershner at all and told Movieline magazine this was the worst experience she had on a film until ''Film/TheMarryingMan''.

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* DuelingWorks: With Creator/EonProductions' ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'' starring Creator/RogerMoore. Neither movie particularly wowed critics [Though 'Never's' (though ''Never'''s Rotten Tomatoes score is 67% 67%, compared to Octopussy's 42%].''Octopussy'''s 42%). In retrospect, ''Octopussy'' is usually considered the winner, with ''Never Say Never Again'' proving even more polarizing among fans as the "unofficial" Bond film. ''Octopussy'' also won the box office by a few million dollars margin, and the series continued to this day, while Kevin [=McClory=]'s Bond film projects [[StillbornFranchise fell into oblivion]]. [=McClory=] died in 2006 and his family sold the rights to ''Thunderball'', Blofeld and SPECTRE to Eon Productions in 2013, bringing them back in the official Bond series.
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Creator/KimBasinger did not get along with Irvin Kershner at all and told Movieline magazine this was the worst experience she had on a film until ''Film/TheMarryingMan''.



* TroubledProduction: The film went off the rails to the extent of Creator/SeanConnery taking on many of the production duties with assistant director David Tomblin. Director Irvin Kershner was critical of producer Jack Schwartzman, saying that, while he was a good businessman, "he didn't have the experience of a film producer." After the production ran out of money, Schwartzman had to fund further production out of his own pocket and later admitted he had underestimated the amount the film would cost to make. There was tension on set between Schwartzman and Connery, who at times barely spoke to each other. Connery was unimpressed with the perceived lack of professionalism behind the scenes and was on record as saying that the whole production was a "bloody WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse operation!" The delays mean that despite being generally warmly received by critics [It's Website/RottenTomatoes score is 67% compared to the contemporary ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'''s 42%] it did not premiere until the autumn, a much weaker release time compared to Octopussy's summer release which led to the Eon production outgrossing it.

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* TroubledProduction: The film went off the rails to the extent of Creator/SeanConnery taking on many of the production duties with assistant director David Tomblin. Director Irvin Kershner was critical of producer Jack Schwartzman, saying that, while he was a good businessman, "he didn't have the experience of a film producer." After the production ran out of money, Schwartzman had to fund further production out of his own pocket and later admitted he had underestimated the amount the film would cost to make. There was tension on set between Schwartzman and Connery, who at times barely spoke to each other. Connery was unimpressed with the perceived lack of professionalism behind the scenes and was on record as saying that the whole production was a "bloody WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse operation!" The delays mean that despite being generally warmly received by critics [It's (its Website/RottenTomatoes score is 67% compared to the contemporary ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'''s 42%] 42%) it did not premiere until the autumn, a much weaker release time compared to Octopussy's summer release which led to the Eon production outgrossing it.



** According to the Bond reference book ''The Bond Files'', Creator/FrancisFordCoppola [brother-in-law of producer Jack Schwartzman] also contributed uncredited to the script.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The prominence of Creator/{{Atari}} consoles (Yes, really...) in Largo's casino does its share in firmly cementing this as a film of the early Eighties when Atari reached the peak of its popularity.

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** According to the Bond reference book ''The Bond Files'', Creator/FrancisFordCoppola [brother-in-law (brother-in-law of producer Jack Schwartzman] Schwartzman) also contributed uncredited to the script.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The prominence of Creator/{{Atari}} consoles (Yes, really...) in Largo's casino does its share in firmly cementing this as a film of the early Eighties when Atari reached the peak of its popularity. The film came out in 1983, the year of the infamous [[UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983 Video Game Crash of 1983]] that nearly sank the entire industry; Atari was the leading developer of that market before the crash and would never regain its former dominance afterward.


* ActorInspiredElement: The tiger print one-piece Domino wears in the final scene was a swimsuit Creator/KimBasinger actually owned. It had been given to her by the Magazine/{{Playboy}} organization in 1981.

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* ActorInspiredElement: The tiger print one-piece Domino wears in the final scene was a swimsuit Creator/KimBasinger actually owned. It had been given to her by the Magazine/{{Playboy}} organization ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' in 1981.


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* Talia Shire [Adrian in Rocky] was the wife of producer Jack Schwartzman at the time and receives a 'consultant to producer' credit.

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* Talia Shire [Adrian in Rocky] Creator/TaliaShire was the wife of producer Jack Schwartzman at the time (and the mother of Creator/{{Jason|Schwartzman}}) and receives received a 'consultant to producer' credit.


* CreatorKiller: While he never went broke (he was filthy rich), Kevin [=McClory=]'s obsession with James Bond, his highly bitter and well publicized legal and possible personal feud with Creator/AlbertRBroccoli and then his [[Creator/BarbaraBroccoli daughter]] and stepson after Cubby died, along with this film not impressing critics as much as hoped, led to him never being visible in high level Hollywood again. To this day, [=McClory=] is sometimes seen as a man who could have produced any number of great films but wasted his time in a petty rivalry with Eon Productions over the Bond franchise.

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* CreatorKiller: While he never went broke (he was filthy rich), Kevin [=McClory=]'s obsession with James Bond, his highly bitter and well publicized legal and possible personal feud with Creator/AlbertRBroccoli and then his [[Creator/BarbaraBroccoli daughter]] and stepson after Cubby died, along with this film not impressing critics as much as hoped, led to him never being visible in high level Hollywood again. To this day, [=McClory=] is sometimes seen as a man who could have produced any number of great films but wasted his time in a petty rivalry with Eon Productions Creator/EonProductions over the Bond franchise.


* ActorInspiredElement: The tiger print one-piece Domino wears in the final scene was a swimsuit Creator/KimBasinger actually owned. It had been given to her by the Magazine/{{Playboy}} organization in 1981.
* CaliforniaDoubling: Despite being set in North Africa, Largo's Palmyra fortress is in France. The fountain that Domino is tied to was an addition by the art department.



* RealLifeWritesTheHairstyle: Creator/KimBasinger had to wear a wig during re-shoots because she had already cut her hair for ''Film/TheManWhoLovedWomen''.



** Dick Clement and Ian Le Frenais [of Porridge fame] contribution was uncredited due to Writers Guild rules.

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** Dick Clement and Ian Le Frenais [of Porridge fame] contribution was did work on the script, although they went uncredited due to for their efforts despite much of the final shooting script being theirs. This was because of a restriction by the Writers Guild rules.of America.


* CreatorKiller: While he never went broke (he was filthy rich), Kevin [=McClory=]'s obsession with James Bond, his highly bitter and well publicized legal and possible personal feud with Creator/AlbertRBroccoli and then his [[Creator/BarbaraBroccoli daughter]] and stepson after Cubby died, along with this film not impressing critics as much as hoped, led to him never being visible in high level Hollywood again. To this day, [=McClory=] is sometimes seen as a man who could have produced any number of great films, but wasted his time in a petty rivalry with Eon Productions over the Bond franchise.

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* CreatorKiller: While he never went broke (he was filthy rich), Kevin [=McClory=]'s obsession with James Bond, his highly bitter and well publicized legal and possible personal feud with Creator/AlbertRBroccoli and then his [[Creator/BarbaraBroccoli daughter]] and stepson after Cubby died, along with this film not impressing critics as much as hoped, led to him never being visible in high level Hollywood again. To this day, [=McClory=] is sometimes seen as a man who could have produced any number of great films, films but wasted his time in a petty rivalry with Eon Productions over the Bond franchise.



* HostilityOnTheSet: Creator/KimBasinger did not get along with Irvin Kershner at all, and told Movieline magazine this was the worst experience she had on a film until ''Film/TheMarryingMan''.
** Creator/SeanConnery and producter Jack Schwartzman barely spoke to each other with Connery unimpressed at the lack of professionalism behind the scenes. Irvin Kershener concurred with Connery stating Schwartzman "didn't have the experience of a film producer".

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* HostilityOnTheSet: Creator/KimBasinger did not get along with Irvin Kershner at all, all and told Movieline magazine this was the worst experience she had on a film until ''Film/TheMarryingMan''.
** Creator/SeanConnery and producter producer Jack Schwartzman barely spoke to each other with Connery unimpressed at the lack of professionalism behind the scenes. Irvin Kershener Kershner concurred with Connery stating Schwartzman "didn't have the experience of a film producer".



* TroubledProduction: The film went off the rails to the extent of Creator/SeanConnery taking on many of the production duties with assistant director David Tomblin. Director Irvin Kershner was critical of producer Jack Schwartzman, saying that, while he was a good businessman, "he didn't have the experience of a film producer". After the production ran out of money, Schwartzman had to fund further production out of his own pocket and later admitted he had underestimated the amount the film would cost to make. There was tension on set between Schwartzman and Connery, who at times barely spoke to each other. Connery was unimpressed with the perceived lack of professionalism behind the scenes and was on record as saying that the whole production was a "bloody WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse operation!" The delays mean that dispite being generally warmly recieved by critics [It's Website/RottenTomatoes score is 67% compared to the contemporary ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'''s 42%] it did not premier untill the autumn, a much weaker relase time compared to Octopussy's Summer release which lead to the Eon production outgrossing it.

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* TroubledProduction: The film went off the rails to the extent of Creator/SeanConnery taking on many of the production duties with assistant director David Tomblin. Director Irvin Kershner was critical of producer Jack Schwartzman, saying that, while he was a good businessman, "he didn't have the experience of a film producer". producer." After the production ran out of money, Schwartzman had to fund further production out of his own pocket and later admitted he had underestimated the amount the film would cost to make. There was tension on set between Schwartzman and Connery, who at times barely spoke to each other. Connery was unimpressed with the perceived lack of professionalism behind the scenes and was on record as saying that the whole production was a "bloody WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse operation!" The delays mean that dispite despite being generally warmly recieved received by critics [It's Website/RottenTomatoes score is 67% compared to the contemporary ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'''s 42%] it did not premier untill premiere until the autumn, a much weaker relase release time compared to Octopussy's Summer summer release which lead led to the Eon production outgrossing it.

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