Contributed by: Robert Baum
Diana Lee Hsu, who played one of the Chinese agents in Isthmus City had once been a Playmate of the Month in Hugh Heffner's celebrated monthly. Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa, who also portrayed one of the Chinese agents went on to portray a drug lord in "Showdown in Little Tokyo" (1991).
Contributed by: LoverswithCassie
Grand L. Bush
plays a DEA agent out to catch Sanchez (Robert Davi
). Bush and Davi were earlier partners, as the FBI "Johnsons" in Die Hard (1988).
This was Oscar Winner Benicio Del Toro's first feature film.
Las Vegas showman Wayne Newton cameos in the part of a swindling evangelist in the film.
In the final chase sequence, just after 007 lands on the tanker, Sanchez fires at Bond hitting the truck's fuel tanks. The sound of the bullets ricocheting off the tanks plays the start of the James Bond theme.
At the end of the film, the credits simply say, "James Bond will return".
David Hedison returns as Felix Leiter, the only actor to portray the character twice (the first time was in Live and Let Die (1973)). The character has appeared in seven Eon/Bond films and has been played by six different actors.
This is the first Bond film not to take its title from an Ian Fleming James Bond novel or short story, even though there were still several usable titles available such as "Property of a Lady" and "Quantum of Solace". The story, however, is not completely original, as it takes significant elements from the novel "Live and Let Die" and the short story "The Hildebrand Rarity".
Making their final appearances with the James Bond series: Richard Maibaum
(writer), Maurice Binder (title design), Robert Brown
as 'M' and Caroline Bliss
as 'Moneypenny'...not to mention Timothy Dalton as 'James Bond'.
To date, this is the last film to show James Bond smoking. There is also a health warning in the end credits.
This is the last Bond film during the cold war preceding the the post cold war outing "Goldeneye" (1996)
Director John Glen
's trademark pigeon shows up... As Bond lands on the balcony outside Sanchez's office at the casino, he's startled by a flock of pigeons flying in his face.
The character of President Hector Lopez (played by Pedro Armendariz, Jr.) was named after Hector Lopez, who was the production supervisor of the shoot in Mexico.