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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.


* CreatorKiller: While he never went broke (he was filthy rich), Kevin [=McClory=]'s obsession with this film, 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 this film, 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.



* DuelingWorks: With ''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 back in the official Bond series.


* StillbornFranchise: Kevin [=McClory=] had long hoped to create a rival Bond series to go up against the official Eon series lead by the minds of Saltzman and Broccoli. 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.

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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 lead by the minds of Saltzman and Broccoli.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.


* DuelingWorks: With ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'' starring Creator/RogerMoore. Neither movie particularly wowed critics [Though 'Never's' Rotten Tomatoes score is 67% compared to Octopussy's 42%], and they made roughly the same amount of box office business. However 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 fell into oblivion. The latter 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 ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'' starring Creator/RogerMoore. Neither movie particularly wowed critics [Though 'Never's' Rotten Tomatoes score is 67% compared to Octopussy's 42%], and they made roughly the same amount of box office business. However in 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. The latter 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.


* UncreditedRole: Creator/AmyIrving was the voice of the computer when Captain Jack Petachi gets his eye scan.

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* UncreditedRole: 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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Creator/AmyIrving was the voice of the computer when Captain Jack Petachi gets his eye scan.



** According to the Bond reference book ''The Bond Files'' Creator/FrancisFordCoppola [brother-in-law of producer Jack Schwartzman] also contributed uncredited to the script.

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** According to the Bond reference book ''The Bond Files'' Files'', Creator/FrancisFordCoppola [brother-in-law of producer Jack Schwartzman] also contributed uncredited to the script.

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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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*This movie was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Barbara Carrera [Fatima] for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, but she lost out to Cher for Silkwood (1983). Carrera is the only actress to be nominated for portraying a Bond Girl at the Golden Globes, with no actress ever nominated for playing a Bond Girl at the Oscars.


* DuelingWorks: With ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'' starring Creator/RogerMoore. Neither movie particularly wowed critics, and they made roughly the same amount of box office business. However 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 fell into oblivion. The latter 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 ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'' starring Creator/RogerMoore. Neither movie particularly wowed critics, critics [Though 'Never's' Rotten Tomatoes score is 67% compared to Octopussy's 42%], and they made roughly the same amount of box office business. However 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 fell into oblivion. The latter 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/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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** Dick Clement and Ian Le Frenais [of Porridge fame] contribution was uncredited due to Writers Guild rules.
** According to the Bond reference book ''The Bond Files'' Creator/FrancisFordCoppola [brother-in-law of producer Jack Schwartzman] also contributed uncredited to the script.


* 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 rabbincial 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 Kershner stroked his rabbincial beard and said, "That's true. On the other hand, we have a film crew there shooting, so you better come up with something".


* WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants: Writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais found themselves in 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 rabbincial 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 Kershner stroked his rabbincial beard and said, "That's true. On the other hand, we have a film crew there shooting, so you better come up with something".


* CreatorKiller: While he never went broke (he was filthy rich), Kevin [=McClory=]'s obsession with this film, his highly bitter and well publicized legal and possible personal feud with Albert Broccoli and then his 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 this film, his highly bitter and well publicized legal and possible personal feud with Albert Broccoli Creator/AlbertRBroccoli and then his daughter [[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.


* ChannelHop: It was originally released by Creator/WarnerBros, but official Bond distributor MGM purchased the rights to the film from its producers in 1997 (as a prelude to winning the rights to ''Film/CasinoRoyale1967'' along with the book adaptation ones as a settlement of a lawsuit). Eventually, they obtained all remaining rights to Blofeld and SPECTRE, but only after Kevin [=McClory=] died and his sons took over. Even so, it appears as though MGM doesn't want to acknowledge the fact that they own the rights to this film. All video copies post-1997 do not feature the studio's logo on the packaging, and this film now opens with the logo for Creator/OrionPictures, which MGM owns, unlike the other Bond films which open with either a Creator/UnitedArtists logo or Leo the Lion (or both).

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* ChannelHop: It was originally released by Creator/WarnerBros, but official Bond distributor MGM purchased the rights to the film from its producers in 1997 (as a prelude to winning the rights to ''Film/CasinoRoyale1967'' ''Literature/CasinoRoyale'' along with the book adaptation ones as a settlement of a lawsuit). Eventually, they obtained all remaining rights to Blofeld and SPECTRE, but only after Kevin [=McClory=] died and his sons took over. Even so, it appears as though MGM doesn't want to acknowledge the fact that they own the rights to this film. All video copies post-1997 do not feature the studio's logo on the packaging, and this film now opens with the logo for Creator/OrionPictures, which MGM owns, unlike the other Bond films which open with either a Creator/UnitedArtists logo or Leo the Lion (or both).

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