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Investigating a gold magnate's smuggling, James Bond uncovers a plot to contaminate the Fort Knox gold reserve.

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Goldfinger / Auric Goldfinger (as Gert Frobe)
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Oddjob (as Harold Sakata {Tosh Togo})
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Storyline

Bond is back and his next mission takes him to Fort Knox, where Auric Goldfinger and his henchman are planning to raid Fort Knox and obliterate the world economy. To save the world once again, Bond will need to become friends with Goldfinger, dodge killer hats and avoid Goldfinger's personal pilot, the sexy Pussy Galore. She might not have feelings for Bond, but will 007 help her change her mind? Written by simon_hrdng

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gold | fort knox | pilot | hat | smuggling | See All (175) »

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JAMES BOND BACK IN ACTION! (British quad poster, Style A) See more »


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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 January 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

007 contra Goldfinger  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$51,100,000 (USA)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

During the opening titles sequence, all excerpts are scenes from this movie except some footage from the From Russia with Love (1963) helicopter chase sequence and the Crab Key explosion from Dr. No (1962). All these scenes in the opening titles are projected onto the gilded body of Margaret Nolan who played Dink in the main film. Here, she appears longer than Shirley Eaton appears in the main film, and wears a blue bikini (also featured on the soundtrack cover) which Eaton does not wear in her scenes. See more »

Goofs

When Goldfinger confronts Bond in the plane near the end of film, a crew member is briefly seen when Goldfinger initially steps from behind the curtain. You can then see the curtain is open behind Goldfinger, but moments later it is closed. About 30 seconds later, when Goldfinger says he will take care of Pussy, you can see that same film crew member again, his left arm is sticking out from behind the curtain. After the explosive decompression, the crew member can be seen lying on the floor, either unconscious or dead. We could assume that he ended up that way because of the explosive decompression, though it doesn't explain why he doesn't help Goldfinger when he fights Bond. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sierra: Congratulations.
James Bond: Thank you.
Sierra: Mr. Ramirez and his friends will be out of business.
James Bond: At least they won't be using heroin flavored bananas to finance revolutions.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits include footage from Goldfinger, as well as an unused cut of a helicopter scene in From Russia with Love (1963) (helicopter). One of the Goldfinger scenes shown (Bond visiting Q Branch) isn't actually in the movie. Additionally, a putt shown is from a different POV than actually used. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Il ficcanaso (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Goldfinger
Composed by John Barry
Title song sung by Shirley Bassey
Title song lyrics by Leslie Bricusse Anthony Newley
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Memories "Galore" For This Bond Film
11 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Whether it's my nostalgia talking or a plain fact, I've always looked at this as the best James Bond film ever produced. It had the most memorable characters and scenes I can remember over these four decades of Bond films. Yes, it's dated by now and not as exciting as when it came out, but it's a treasure among the films of the 1960s.

It has a winning combination of good action, drama, romance and comedy. Best of all, it has great characters that all of us who first saw it years ago still remember: "Auric Goldfinger," Oddjob,." and - of course

  • "Pussy Galore," one of the all-time great names in the history of


film!

The story moves fast without overdoing the action. Sure some of it - especially today - looks contrived and corny, but that's part of the fun and charm of the film. Meanwhile, Bond's Aston-Martin DB5 sports car will never go out of style. It's still very cool.....like the film.


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