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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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Plot Keywords:

gold | fort knox | pilot | hat | smuggling | See more »

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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

The original choice for the spy car of the film was not the Aston Martin DB5 but an E-Type Jaguar, which cost half as much. The E-Type Jaguar was a car model actually driven by production designer Ken Adam. Jaguar declined and the producers went to Aston Martin's David Brown. He supplied them two production prototypes of the newly released Aston Martin DB5. One was used for straight driving and the other was for adding various gadgets and features by Ken Adam. A Jaguar-based spy car is seen in Die Another Day (2002). See more »

Goofs

When Oddjob leaves the Continental at the salvage yard there is no front windshield when the claw comes down to pick it up. When the claw drops the car in the crusher bin the windshield has reappeared. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sierra: Congratulations.
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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 »

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Referenced in GoldenEye: Rogue Agent (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Dawn Raid On Fort Knox
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If Only All Bond Movies Were This Good
14 July 2003 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

I first saw GOLDFINGER round about 1977 and it has been shown on British television more times than I can count . In fact it`s somewhat ridiculous the amount of times it`s been repeated and having seen it so many times after more than 25 years I find it impossible to say much on it.

I will say however that future Bond production teams seem to have taken all the lesser bits of GOLDFINGER while completely ignoring all the good elements . The lesser bits are the awful puns like " Shocking " and " He blew a fuse " . How many times have you watched a Bond movie where the hero has dispatched a bad guy and you`ve made your own pun which is ten times better than the one Bond says to camera ? Exactly . Of course in 1964 these one liners might have been ground breaking but after the franchise has gone on you feel that the screenwriters have been ordered to write a sequence so that Bond can make a groan inducing one liner . Oh and I haven`t even mentioned Pussy Galore ( Insert your own joke here ) , this is another thing that the producers seem obsessed with - woman with completely unreal names , everytime someone makes a Bond movie we get a Plenty O Toole or some such weird name . The novelty wears out very quickly .

What I liked about GOLDFINGER is that James Bond is shown as being vulnerable , it`s about the only film in the franchise when he is unable to save the lives of his lovers for example , and lets not forget the classic scene of the lazer beam creeping up the table where he has to use his wits , and has anyone noticed that he doesn`t actually save the day at the Fort Knox climax ? He doesn`t even need to be there . Compare that scenario with the later Bond movies ( Especially the Roger Moore ones ) when he stops the baddies single handed in a ridiculously contrived and OTT manner , such a pity they don`t make Bond films like this anymore .

Despite seeing GOLDFINGER more times than I care to mention I`ll no doubt watch it again next time it`s on British television


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