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- This film was intensely disliked by Roger MooreRoger Moore himself. Moore who was barely on speaking terms with Grace JonesGrace Jones during filming. He did not consider this to be a real 007 movie. On the scene where Christopher WalkenChristopher Walken was machine-gunning hundreds of people, Moore said, "That wasn't Bond, those weren't [Bond] films. It stopped being what they were all about. You didn't dwell on the blood and the brains spewing all over the place."
- Christopher WalkenChristopher Walken became the first Academy Award-winning actor to star in a [Bond] film.
- Roger MooreRoger Moore celebrated his 57th birthday during filming, making him the oldest actor to play Bond. Sean ConnerySean Connery was 52 in Never Say Never Again.
- When Grace JonesGrace Jones as May Day screams during the mine sequence when sparks fly around her, her screams are for real. She did not know that electric cables around her would go off as a special effect for the scene.
- The casting of Grace JonesGrace Jones and selection of [?] Duran Duran to perform the theme song were seen as attempts to help market the film (and potential future [James Bond] movies) towards a younger audience, specifically the so-called MTV Generation.
- Although only appearing very briefly, this movie is Dolph LundgrenDolph Lundgren's first on-screen role, playing General Gogol's KGB bodyguard Venz. He landed the position because he was dating Grace JonesGrace Jones at the time of the filming, and was conveniently on set when director John GlenJohn Glen realized he quickly needed someone to fill in as a simple gun wielding body guard.
- Singer David BowieDavid Bowie was offered the part of Max Zorin. Bowie turned down the role in favor of one in Labyrinth.
- Roger MooreRoger Moore said that he decided to end his run as James Bond when he realized that Tanya RobertsTanya Roberts's mother was younger than he was.
- At the premiere Sean ConnerySean Connery told the press, "Bond should be played by an actor 35, 33 years old. I'm too old. Roger's too old, too!"
- According to former CIA agent Tony Mendez~~ (the subject of the spy film Argo) after watching this film his superior at the CIA asked him did they have any facial recognition technology as depicted in 'A View to a Kill'. When Mendez told him they did not he ordered them to develop it.
- The disclaimer, "Neither the name Zorin nor any other name or character in this film is meant to portray a real company or actual person" was added after producers discovered a real company known as Zoran Ladicorbic Ltd. Their industry was fashion design.
- The role of Zorin was offered to Rutger HauerRutger Hauer.
- This was Lois MaxwellLois Maxwell's final appearance as Miss Moneypenny. Apparently, after she was told that she would be retiring from the role, she thought that she could become the M character as a promotion. However, at the time producer Albert R. BroccoliAlbert R. Broccoli believed that audiences would not accept James Bond being given orders by woman. The M character did become a lady a decade later when Judi DenchJudi Dench took on the role in GoldenEye.