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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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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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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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$51,100,000 (USA)
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1.66 : 1
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While the American censors did not interfere with the name in the film, they refused to allow the name "Pussy Galore" to appear on promotional materials and for the U.S. market she was subsequently called "Miss Galore" or "Goldfinger's personal pilot". See more »

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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 »

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[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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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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