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Goldfinger (1964)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Thriller | 9 January 1965 (USA)
Investigating a gold magnate's smuggling, James Bond uncovers a plot to contaminate the Fort Knox gold reserve.

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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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James Bond is back in action! Everything he touches turns to excitement! See more »


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9 January 1965 (USA)  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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$51,100,000 (USA)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

According to "Goldfinger", in 1964 values, Fort Knox held fifteen billion dollars worth of gold. "In its vaults are fifteen billion dollars - the entire gold supply of the United States." If adjusted for inflation, that amount would be equivalent to almost 115 billion dollars, as of March 2016. However, since the price of gold has appreciated almost five times as much as the rate of inflation, that amount of gold would be worth about 520 billion dollars. See more »

Goofs

After the soldiers are all knocked out by nerve gas, the procession to the gold depository is led by an army jeep. The jeep shown keeps switching back and forth from a WW2 era jeep to a much later 1950s-style jeep. The trucks also change between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sierra: Congratulations.
James Bond: Thank you.
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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 original UK release ended with "James Bond will return in 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'" but by the time the film was released in America the decision had been made to make Thunderball next so the credits were changed accordingly. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Guy Hamilton: The Director Speaks (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

James Bond Theme
Music by Monty Norman
Arrangement by John Barry
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Completely overrated.
1 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I respect Goldfinger for what it did for film and I respect thats its also the most important Bond film as far as formula goes, but I just cant help but feel completely confused by its popularity.

Connery is pretty much the only highlight of the film. Goldfinger lacks the suspense and intrigue Dr. No and From Russia With Love had as well as the well staged action. The plot of Goldfinger, while good on paper, is executed without any type of suspense or build up. Everything just sort of "happens". Goldfinger himself is also highly overrated as a villain. Even the most cartoonish of villains like Scaramanga and Drax feel more threatening than Goldfinger. Another overrated aspect in my eyes is Pussy Galore. Whats so great about her? She does next to nothing the whole film and she is regard as one of, if not the best Bond girl. I guess its just the name.

All in all I find Goldfinger completely un-remarkable. It lacks the suspense and well executed plot of the previous two films and the sheer fun later films had.

5/10


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