Trivia: The pre-credits sequence is 14 minutes long, making it the longest in the history of the series. The original intro was simply Bond's escape from the meeting, rappelling down to the ground, but audiences were underwhelmed by that leading straight into the credits. As such the boat chase was included too, leading to the long intro. It was eventually surpassed by No Time to Die in 2021.
Trivia: In the opening sequence, with the speedboat jetting through the boathouse 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.
Trivia: Apparently, there was a line at the end of the intro sequence which was cut from the final release. Among the people turning up to rescue Bond is M, who takes one look at him and says, "Well, at least the Millennium Dome has some use."
Trivia: As the traffic wardens get splashed, the "What was that?" remark was the actor's real reaction. He wasn't told the spray would be that big.
Trivia: The BMW Z8 seen in the film isn't actually a Z8. BMW did every thing they could to produce it in time for the film but they couldn't. The car in the film is a cobra with parts of the Z8 stuck on to it.
Trivia: The Traffic Warden who looks at Bond's speedboat in a somewhat confused manner during the speedboat chase sequence is 'famous' for his stint on BBC's short-lived 'Traffic Wardens' series. I believe his name is Jeremy.
Trivia: As Bond is rolling down the Millennium Dome, he misses the first set of wires he tries to grab, and saves himself on a second set. The stuntman was actually meant to hold onto the first set, but couldn't. The director, Michael Apted, chose to keep that miss in as a tribute to how challenging the stunt was to achieve.
Trivia: In Zukovsky's operations room, the "girly" pictures seen on the walls are those of former Bond girls.
Trivia: Producer Michael G. Wilson has a cameo role in this film: he is the man who gives Elektra something to sign as she enters her private booth in Valentin's casino.
Trivia: Denise Richards did not have a happy experience making this film. According to her autobiography, the director Michael Apted gave her little direction and as her casting was a studio mandate she felt very lonely and unwanted. The backlash she got for her performance didn't help matters.