Trivia: Sean Connery and Harold Sakata were both injured filming their fight sequence at Fort Knox. Connery hurt his back in the fight sequence which delayed filming and some say that Connery used the injury to get a better deal of the producers for the next 007 film. Sakata severely burned his hand while reaching for his hat when filming his death scene, but was determined to do it right; he held on until the director Guy Hamilton shouted "Cut!"
Trivia: A real laser would have produced a fairly heat-free and silent cut. The director Guy Hamilton found that a real laser beam would not show up on camera so it was added as an optical effect. The melting effect on the table was achieved by a man underneath the table holding an oxyacetylene torch.
Trivia: A very young Garry Marshall (future successful producer/director) has a cameo as one of the American gangsters gathered to hear about Project Grand Slam. For the Hollywood Reporter article: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/remembering-garry-marshall-5-greatest-913063/item/never-been-kissed-garry-marshall-913056 For a still shot: http://movie-dude.co.uk/Garry%20Marshall.htm.wizard_of_gore
Trivia: The sign on Fort Knox bears the name "Gen. Russhon" - a reference to Charles Russhon who was the technical advisor for the film.
Trivia: Despite being remembered for murdering people with his hat, Oddjob only kills one person with it.
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