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.


Trivia: One of Drax's "master race" was Melinda Maxwell, daughter of Lois Maxwell - "Miss Moneypenny".


Trivia: Albert R. Broccoli, the producer of the film, has a cameo in St. Marks Square.

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Trivia: The notes played on the keypad at Venice lab are the same as heard in Spielberg's "Close Encounters of the Third Kind", as the notes used to communicate with the aliens.

Trivia: The cable that Jaws bites through was made of liquorice.


Trivia: Michael G. Wilson, executive producer, makes three cameo appearances in this film: one as a man outside Venini Glass, St Mark's Square, one as a man on a canal bridge whilst M and Bond talk and one as a NASA technician in the central control room.


Trivia: One of the men in St Mark's Square is the director Lewis Gilbert.


Trivia: Lois Chiles (Dr. Holly Goodhead) was originally asked to play Anya in "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977) but turned it down when she decided to take temporary retirement. Chiles was given the role of Dr. Goodhead by chance when she was given the seat next to Lewis Gilbert on a flight.


Trivia: The destruction of the space station model was done by firing a shotgun at it to simulate it blowing up. Only one piece of the model survives, and was on display in 2018 in London at The Bond in Motion Exhibition.

Trivia: When Bond drives his hovercraft gondola down the Piazza San Marco, a tourist gives his wine bottle quite the guilty look. It is the same tourist who gives his wine bottle exactly the same look as Bond drove his car out of the sea in "The Spy Who Loved Me". (00:39:05)

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Trivia: The list of the locations given in the end credits includes Outer Space.

Trivia: Roger Moore was off the production for a week in hospital as he had a kidney stone. At one point, it looked like the production would have to shut down due to his illness.

Trivia: Carole Bouquet, who later played Melina Havelock in "For Your Eyes Only" (1981), was interviewed for the female lead.

Trivia: Chang has only one line of dialogue in the whole film.

Factual error: The space station rotates for pseudo-gravity, but everyone falls along the rotational axis towards the bottom of the screen instead of falling outward from the axis as they actually would. Admittedly this would be difficult to film (Stanley Kubrick's astronaut jogging in a giant hamster-wheel in Space Odyssey - nuff respect) so I guess they just hoped the audience wouldn't know the difference. (01:29:40)

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[The staff of MI6 are watching a large screen that shows Bond and Dr. Goodhead making love in space.]
Minister: My god, what's Bond doing!?
Q: I think he's attempting re-entry, sir.

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Question: What did Bond say in front of Drax which made Jaws reluctant to send Bond to his death in space?


Chosen answer: His comments to Drax were about the physical and mental perfection that Drax required for those chosen to repopulate the Earth. As Dolly (Jaw's girlfriend) needs glasses, she falls short of those criteria (as, quite probably, does Jaws himself), which makes him wonder whether Drax won't simply get rid of them once he's carried out his plan. As such, he chooses to ally himself with Bond rather than risk Dolly being harmed.

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