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Goldfinger (1964)

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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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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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9 January 1965 (USA)  »

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007 contra Goldfinger  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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$51,100,000 (USA)
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Aston Martin were initially reluctant to part with two of their cars for the production. The producers had to pay for the Aston Martin, but after the success of the film, both at the box office and for the company, they never had to spend money on a car again. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the film when we are flying across Miami to the hotel, the guy dives into the pool, but in the corresponding shot from inside the hotel when we see the pool underwater, he appears to have dived in from the side, not straight on. Additionally, you can clearly see that there's no huge glass window for spectators within the hotel, and there's nobody else in the pool, so the girl who swims past seems to have come from nowhere. See more »

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This Film Has It All
8 June 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

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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