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1!!The film:˛[[quoteright:350:]] ˛* Solitaire beats Bond at gin rummy. This makes her one of the few people to ever beat James Bond at anything, much less a card game, in either the books or movies.˛* Bond escaping the alligator lake by running along their backs. The stunt was actually done with ''real'' gators by their actual owner, Ross Kananga. It took five takes, one of which can be seen on the DVD - a gator manages to grab Kananga by the heel and chew his shoe off before he gets free! Screenwriter Tom Mankiewicz named Mr Big's alternate identity after Kananga in tribute. ˛* The sweet boat chase. It was so spectacular with its high speed racing and big jumps over land that it was mentioned in the Guinness Book of Records for years after for longest boat jumps even after the technical distances were surpassed.˛* After dispatching [[TheDragon Tee-Hee]] on the train with surprising ease, Bond cozies up to Solitaire in their compartment. However, the camera reveals [[spoiler: Baron Samedi]] sitting on the front end of the engine, bellowing a deep booming laugh. Close-up on his face, as the theme song kicks back on for the end credits.˛* Kananga/Mr. Big's plan is not only comparatively restrained for a Bond film, but actually very clever: by flooding the market with free heroin (which, with his personal wealth and political position, he can afford to do), he'll not only create thousands of new addicts, but also drive the majority of his competitors out of business, leaving him to reap benefits of a monopoly.˛* Bond evading the police in a double-decker bus. Complete with shearing the top section off. Made even more impressive by the fact that Creator/RogerMoore did some of his own stunt driving.˛* Roger Moore’s casting itself. The producers were specifically looking for a younger actor to increase their chances of staying in the role for a while, and Moore was three years older than Creator/SeanConnery, putting him already near the upper edge of being age-appropriate. But he was so effortlessly suave and debonair he got the part anyway.˛˛!!The novel:˛* Bond's desperate gambit with the limpet mine on Mr Big's boat. As he and Solitaire are keel-hauled, he knows Big is dead either way, but he's praying the mine goes off ''before'' the boat pulls them over the jagged reef where the barracuda will eat them alive... and it does. But only barely. If a John Barry theme doesn't start playing in your head at that moment...˛----


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