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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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007 is paid to take risks. YOU ARE NOT (1964 British Safety Council poster) See more »


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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

This was the second most popular Bond movie with paying audiences, racking up 130 million ticket sales. The next Bond film, Thunderball (1965), surpassed it in popularity, with 140 million paid admissions. The success of Goldfinger and Thunderball (1965), propelled Sean Connery to the top of Quigley Publications' annual Top Ten Money Making Stars poll in 1965, the only British male star to be #1. See more »

Goofs

When Oddjob drives the Lincoln into the salvage yard, it is a 1964 Lincoln. But, when they cut to the claw diving into the roof, it is an engine-less 1963 Lincoln. See more »

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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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Goldfinger
Music by John Barry
Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
Performed by Shirley Bassey
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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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