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Trivia: The disclaimer, "Neither the name Zorin nor any other name or character in this film is meant to portray a real company or actual person" was added after the producers discovered a real company known as Zoran Ladicorbic Ltd, whose industry was fashion design. This is the first Bond film to begin with a disclaimer.

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Trivia: Harold Sakata (Oddjob) was formerly a professional weightlifter and won a silver medal for the United States at the 1948 Olympics in London.

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Trivia: The name of the hotel that Bond visits in Hong Kong is The Rubyeon Royale Hotel. "Ruby" for the 40th anniversary of the James Bond series; "Eon" for EON Productions, producers of the series; and "Royale" for Casino Royale, the first Ian Fleming James Bond novel.

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Trivia: Actress Maud Adams, who played "Andrea Anders", "Scaramanga"s mistress in the film, is the only actress to have played two lead roles in Bond films. A favourite of Cubby Broccoli, In 1983, she returned to play the title character in "Octopussy".

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Trivia: In the opening sequence with the speed boat jetting through the boat house and over the road was filmed in Wapping, East London. It took a week to film that one sequence as I saw them doing it. Also, for the matter of continuity, when the boat goes across the road, it goes into some sort of alley with an arch above it; in reality it's actually a Group 4 building on the other side of that road.

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Trivia: If you noticed that almost all of the bad guys including the villain are all Italian, this is no coincidence. The original story involved the Mafia and the villain Emilio Largo as a Mafia chieftain. The story was changed to replace the Mafia with the organization SPECTRE.

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Trivia: In the film, Bond says to M, "So you want me to be half-monk, half-hitman". This is a reference to the character John Ballard (played by Daniel Craig) in the 1998 film "Elizabeth".

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Trivia: When Bond is playing baccarat with Xenia, his last hand, and only winning hand against her, is two face cards (a king and a queen if I remember correctly) and a six. In baccarat, face cards and tens are worth 0 and cards under ten are worth their number. So, his cards are, in order, 0-0-6, the code number of his lost friend, Alec Trevelyan (006).

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Trivia: Roger Moore was Fleming's original choice to play 007, but he was under a network contract for the television show "The Saint". Other actors who were considered for the role of James Bond included Cary Grant, Trevor Howard, Rex Harrison and David Niven - he would play the role of Bond in the spoof 1967 film "Casino Royale".

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Trivia: After Teri Hatcher's character has been murdered, James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) shoots dead her killer (Vincent Schiavelli). When he does so, the expended bullet cartridge ejects very, very quickly and hits Brosnan squarely on the forehead.

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Trivia: Demond Lewellyn, who played "Q", only failed to make an appearance in two of the first 19 Bond Movies. He wasn't in "Dr. No" ("Major Boothroyd" is introduced, however, played by Peter Burton), and this film, because of the stupid belief by the producers that Bond fans wanted fewer gadgets.

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Trivia: When Sanchez is chasing Bond in the trucks, when he starts to shoot Bond with the Uzi, listen to the ricochet off the bullets. They sound like the James Bond theme tune.

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Trivia: When Bay is about to kill the man that was hanging on the movie banner, look carefully at the names on the banner. The names are Albert R Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, the producers of the Bond movies.

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You Only Live Twice picture

Trivia: For production Designer Ken Adam's giant Pinewood volcano set, some 700 tons of steel were used and some 250,000 square yards of canvas. It featured a working monorail and elevators and cost $1 million to produce.

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For Your Eyes Only picture

Trivia: British model Caroline Cossey, who appeared as of the women in the film was revealed after the film to be a transsexual. She was born a man.

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Diamonds are Forever picture

Trivia: When Bond first meets Tiffany Case in her apartment she is playing some music. If you listen carefully you will notice that it is the theme song for the film.

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Trivia: While Bond is meeting with Sir Hillary, the Bond family motto is briefly mentioned - The World Is Not Enough.

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Trivia: After Bond returns to London (when he's completed his mission in Eastern Europe) there's an 'establishing' shot of a London street scene. Look closely at the placards behind the newspaper vendor. One of the placards says "BLAZING JEEP AT 2,000 FEET" - a reference to the Jeep on fire and going over a cliff in the pre-title sequence perhaps?

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Trivia: "Another Way to Die", performed by Jack White and Alicia Keys, is the first Bond theme that is a duet.

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The Spy Who Loved Me picture

Trivia: During filming, the Lotus Esprit submarine car was nicknamed "Wet Nellie" by the crew, a reference to "Little Nellie", Bond's gyrocopter in "You Only Live Twice".

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Trivia: The film's budget had been more than the first six Bond films added together, but Broccoli's gamble paid off. Upon release in the Summer of 1979, the film enjoyed huge success globally, and the film easily recouped its budget.

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Trivia: The "blink and you'll miss it" part of Smithers (Q's assistant who triggers the powerful door-slam) is played by Jeremy Bulloch. Only worth noting because we see his face for once, as he's most famous for a part where he wears a mask - Boba Fett in the Star Wars sequels.

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Trivia: Even though he appears on screen for more than fifteen minutes, Ola Rapace (playing Patrice, the mercenary they chase at the start who Bond later catches in Shanghai) doesn't have a single word of dialogue.

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Trivia: Mr. Hinx speaks only one word of dialogue in the entire film.

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