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1!!Trivia Tropes:* 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 ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' 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.* 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 ''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).* CompletelyDifferentTitle: ** ''Never Say Never'' (Italy, Portugal, Germany, Greece, Czech Republic, Turkey).** ''Never Never Again'' (or ''Never Ever'') (France).** ''Agent 007, Never Say Never'' (Italy).** ''007 Never More Say Never'' (Portugal).** ''007 - Never [Doing This] Once More'' (Brazil).* 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 Creator/EonProductions over the Bond franchise.* DeletedRole: Most of Creator/MaxVonSydow's scenes were deleted from the theatrical cut of the film. Marsha A. Hunt and Brenda Cowling had their roles deleted entirely.* 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''.** Creator/SeanConnery and producer Jack Schwartzman barely spoke to each other with Connery unimpressed at the lack of professionalism behind the scenes. Irvin Kershner concurred with Connery stating Schwartzman "didn't have the experience of a film producer".* RealitySubtext: The title of the film refers to Sean Connery declaring he would '''''never''''' play Bond again after ''Film/DiamondsAreForever''. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the final lines.-->'''Small-Fawcett:''' M says that without you in the service, he fears for the security of the civilized world.\'''Bond:''' Never again.\'''Domino:''' Never?\''[the soundtrack begins, "Never, never say never again, never, never say never again!" as Connery [[AsideGlance winks at the audience]].]''* RealLifeWritesTheHairstyle: Creator/KimBasinger had to wear a wig during re-shoots because she had already cut her hair for ''Film/TheManWhoLovedWomen''.* RecycledScript: It's an updated remake of ''Film/{{Thunderball}}''. Check Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} for [[ more details]].* 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''.* 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.* UncreditedRole: ** Creator/AmyIrving was the voice of the computer when Captain Jack Petachi gets his eye scan.** Dick Clement and Ian Le Frenais did work on the script, although they went uncredited for their efforts despite much of the final shooting script being theirs. This was because of a restriction by the Writers Guild of America.** According to the Bond reference book ''The Bond Files'', Creator/FrancisFordCoppola (brother-in-law of producer Jack Schwartzman) also contributed uncredited to the script. * WagTheDirector: Creator/SeanConnery had a lot of input over casting and crew choices, including vetoing the hiring of Music/JamesHorner as the film's composer.* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[WhatCouldHaveBeen/JamesBond Enough for its own page]].* WorkingTitle: ''James Bond of the Secret Service''.* 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, 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".!!Miscellaneous Trivia:* 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.* Creator/TaliaShire was the wife of producer Jack Schwartzman at the time (and the mother of Creator/{{Jason|Schwartzman}}) and received a 'consultant to producer' credit.----


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