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: Cary Joji Fukunaga is the first American to direct an official Bond movie.
Trivia: The 4 minute long "continuous" opening shot is a first for a Bond movie. It's actually three separate sequences clever stitched together, with cuts disguised.