Trivia: 'Licence To Kill' was originally titled "Licence Revoked". (You can see on the DVD Special Features a copy of the script with this title). The title was changed at the insistence of MGM, who claimed audiences would not understand what the word "revoked" meant.
Trivia: Not really a mistake, because it's said by a desperate man, but it amused me. Bond's got the DEA traitor hanging over a shark, and the only way the traitor can escape is with Bond's help. He says to Bond "there's 2 million dollars in that suitcase - I'll split it with you". How stupid does he think Bond is? James can either rescue this bloke he obviously wants to kill and get $1 million, or he can let him die and keep all $2 million for himself. Let me think...
Trivia: 'Licence To Kill' is probably the most violent of all the Bond movies in the series. That's according the UK censors, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC). Every Bond movie from "Dr. No" to "The Living Daylights" inclusive carried a "PG (Parental Guidance)" certificate for UK release. Every Bond movie since "GoldenEye" has carried a "12" certificate. But 'Licence To Kill' had a "15" certificate for its UK release. [Debateable, as the 12 certificate was only introduced with the release of Batman, which came out shortly afterwards, but still likely, as otherwise presumably this movie would have prompted the 12.]
Trivia: In the final driving action sequence in Rumorosa, Mexico, the road was actually closed off because of weird occurances. On the DVD Documentary of LTK, it even said that when Sanchez was exploding, a fiery hand was reaching out of the fire. Note: You can probably see this only on the Documentary Special Feature of Licence to Kill on DVD. But even I have to admit that it was pretty amazing.
Trivia: "License To Kill" was the last Bond film to see 007 smoking a cigarette.
Trivia: In the scene where Bond resigns from MI6 he says "Well this a farewell to arms." This a joke refering to the scene being shot at Hemingway House. A Farwell to Arms was one of Hemingway's books.
Trivia: One of the characters in this film is President Hector Lopez, named after the production supervisor in Mexico. Lopez was played by Pedro Armendariz Jr., whose father, Pedro Armendariz, played Kerim Bey in "From Russia with Love".
Trivia: Producer Michael G. Wilson's voice is heard in the pre-title sequence where he advises fellow DEA colleagues to contact Key West enforcement.
Trivia: The rocket fired at the tanker whilst driving on its side was real (not explosive!), with no guide wires being used.
Trivia: The tanker trucks used in the film were highly modified Kenworth W900's. Many had specific modifications done so they could perform extraordinary feats, such as the wheelie Bond performs during the iconic chase scene. This truck had a highly modified rear suspension, steering brakes for additional control, engine modifications for more horsepower and counterweights on the rear frame to help lift the front end. The wheelie truck is the only known survivor of the films and currently resides at Mid-Florida Tech.
Trivia: White plastic fishing grubs were used as maggots for the scene at Krest's lab in Key West.