- During his attack on the Arkangel Chemical Weapons Facility, Bond would have seen off two guards while they played chess. This, and other cut scenes can be seen on the Ultimate Edition DVD.
- M's first meeting with Bond originally ended with the line "...whose boyish charms I might actually have succumbed to ten years ago," implying that there may have been a relationship of some sort in the past. The dialogue was wisely changed to the less ambiguous "...whose boyish charms, although wasted on me..."
- There was more of Jack Wade's gardening obsession, which only survives obliquely in the finished film.
- When Bond and Wade arrived at Zukovsky's, they were originally to have passed a sort of car boot sale where all the goods on offer were illegal weaponry. Inside, Zukovsky would have first been seen dismissing one of the traders who is trying to sell him counterfeit goods.