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
In a coincidence of scheduling, Ireland's RTE 2 broadcast Goldfinger on March 12, 2016, the week of the passing of two James Bond legends: Production Designer Ken Adam, and Music Producer George Martin. See more »
At the climax, the timer continues to go back up a few seconds at every shot. Really, it should have run out of time and blown up. See more »
Mr. Ramirez and his friends will be out of business.
At least they won't be using heroin flavored bananas to finance revolutions.
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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 »
I am a fan of Roger Moore's interpretation of 007 James Bond but I do feel I must give a lot of credit to Sean Connery for his excellent portrayal of Bond in Goldfinger. In my opinion Goldfinger is one of the best films of the Connery era and is certainly superior to Dr. No and From Russia With Love.
Bond fans will love this movie. Bond fans like the series because of the gadgets, the girls, the cars, the villains, the humour and the action. This Bond film had all that...and more.
In the film Bond goes up against gold smuggler Auric Goldfinger played by the late Gert Frobe. Goldfinger is a great villain equal to Blofeld in my opinion. He is joined by the mute Oddjob played by the late Harold Sakata. Oddjob is an invincible and deadly bodyguard who gives Bond a real run for his money.
The dialogue in this film is superb. In one scene Bond is strapped to a table with a laser heading for his groin. He asks Goldfinger, "Do you expect me to talk?" "No Mr. Bond, I expect you to die," replies Goldfinger. It certainly was a tense scene as the laser headed for Bond's groin area.
Connery is great in this film. His humour is just brilliant; always defying danger and death with a sarcastic comment. As for the fight scene in Fort Knox between Bond and Oddjob, well it was a fantastic scene and credit must go to both actors for it.
I would be committing a crime if I didn't mention Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore. She is probably the most intriguing of all the Bond girls and she isn't one of those typical Bond girls who caters to 007's whims.
All in all, a classic Bond film. I would recommend heading to the video store and buying it to keep.
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