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).
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.
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'.