A fake Fabergé egg and a fellow agent's death lead James Bond to uncover an international jewel-smuggling operation, headed by the mysterious Octopussy, being used to disguise a nuclear attack on N.A.T.O. forces.
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
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Mr. Ramirez and his friends will be out of business.
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Holy Cow, the plot to contaminate the Fort Knox gold supply is the most crafted evil plot in the Bond series. This is my most favorite JB film, and probably the best in everyone elses opinion too. This was the first movie for the sarcastic "Q"(previously bland Major Boothroyd), that helped this movie too.
The plot is like this. James Bond(Connery, of course) is told to keep an eye on Auric Golfinger(Frobe), a gold tycoon who would do anything to get his hands on extra gold. Bond goes as far as to sneak into Goldfingers room and seduce Goldfinger's love interest/assistant, Jill Masterson. She gets killed, and Bond gets an earful from M. He is, yet again, sent out to keep and eye on Goldfinger. Goldfinger cheats at golf, Bond gets back at him, and other scenes like that. He meets Tilly Masterson, the sister of the killed Jill Masterson. Pretty soon, he gets caught by Goldfinger in Geneva, Switzerland, and then come the laser scene. Eventually, Bond learns Goldfinger's plot to make his gold more expensive, by contaminating the gold supply at Fort Knox.
Connery is his usual brilliant self as Bond. Honor Blackman is also good as Goldfingers henchmen, Pussy Galore, who was seduced by Bond. Frobe plays his part fine too. Cec Linder's Felix is one of the best, of course David Hedison is the best Felix Lieter.
This is the Bond of Bonds. Anybody who thinks that the current Bonds rock, they really need to watch Goldfinger, and then compare it to crap like Tomorrow Never Dies.
10 out of 10.
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