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Director:
Writers:
Richard Maibaum (screenplay) and
John Hopkins (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
22 December 1965 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
FANTASTIC 'BOND' SALE [Reissue poster] See more »
Plot:
James Bond heads to The Bahamas to recover two nuclear warheads stolen by SPECTRE agent Emilio Largo in an international extortion scheme. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
We've got ourselves a Broken-Arrow, James Bond style See more (254 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sean Connery ... James Bond

Claudine Auger ... Domino

Adolfo Celi ... Largo

Luciana Paluzzi ... Fiona
Rik Van Nutter ... Felix Leiter

Guy Doleman ... Count Lippe
Molly Peters ... Patricia

Martine Beswick ... Paula

Bernard Lee ... 'M'

Desmond Llewelyn ... 'Q'

Lois Maxwell ... Moneypenny
Roland Culver ... Foreign Secretary

Earl Cameron ... Pinder
Paul Stassino ... Palazzi
Rose Alba ... Madame Boitier
Philip Locke ... Vargas
George Pravda ... Kutze
Michael Brennan ... Janni
Leonard Sachs ... Group Captain
Edward Underdown ... Air Vice Marshal
Reginald Beckwith ... Kenniston
Harold Sanderson ... Hydrofoil Captain
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anthony Bailey ... Radar Navigator (uncredited)
Gábor Baraker ... SPECTRE Representative (uncredited)
Amelia Bayntun ... Mrs. Karlski (uncredited)
Anthony Blackshaw ... Sentry at RAF Base (uncredited)
Dana Broccoli ... Cafe Martinique Dancer (uncredited)
Courtney Brown ... SPECTRE Diver (uncredited)

Ian Bulloch ... SPECTRE Henchman (uncredited)
Clive Cazes ... SPECTRE Number 9 (uncredited)
Pauline Chamberlain ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Cecil Cheng ... SPECTRE Number 7 (uncredited)
Michael Culver ... Vulcan Bomber Crewman (uncredited)
Bill Cummings ... Quist (uncredited)

Anthony Dawson ... Ernst Stavro Blofeld (uncredited)
Henry Ford II ... Extra at the Nassau Casino (uncredited)

Jack Gwillim ... Senior RAF Staff Officer (uncredited)
Neil Hallett ... Vulcan Bomber Pilot (uncredited)

Diane Hartford ... Girl in Kiss Kiss Club (uncredited)
Philo Hauser ... Mr. Karlski (uncredited)
Patrick Holt ... Group Captain Dawson (uncredited)
Murray Kash ... SPECTRE Number 11 (uncredited)
Suzy Kendall ... Prue (uncredited)
John Ketteringham ... (uncredited)
George Leech ... Disco Volante Crewman (uncredited)
André Maranne ... SPECTRE Number 10 (uncredited)
Kevin McClory ... Man Smoking at Nassau Casino (uncredited)
Albert Michel ... Priest at Bouvar's Funeral (uncredited)
Mitsouko ... Madame LaPorte (uncredited)

Derek Partridge ... Vulcan Bomber Crewman (uncredited)

Eric Pohlmann ... Ernst Stavro Blofeld (voice) (uncredited)
Lloyd Reckord ... Pinder's Assistant (uncredited)
Robert Rietty ... Emilio Largo (voice) (uncredited)
Peter Roy ... 006 (uncredited)
Charles Russhon ... Air Force Officer (uncredited)
Bill Sawyer ... Ambulance Attendant (uncredited)
Bob Simmons ... Colonel Jacques Bouvar - SPECTRE #6 (uncredited)
Philip Stone ... SPECTRE Number 5 (uncredited)
Nikki Van der Zyl ... Dominique 'Domino' Derval (voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Terence Young 
 
Writing credits
Richard Maibaum (screenplay) and
John Hopkins (screenplay)

Jack Whittingham (original screenplay)

Kevin McClory (original story) &
Jack Whittingham (original story) and
Ian Fleming (original story)

Produced by
Kevin McClory .... producer
Albert R. Broccoli .... producer (uncredited)
Harry Saltzman .... producer (uncredited)
Stanley Sopel .... associate producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
John Barry 
 
Cinematography by
Ted Moore (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ernest Hosler 
 
Production Design by
Ken Adam 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Murton 
 
Set Decoration by
Peter Lamont (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Basil Newall .... makeup artist
Paul Rabiger .... makeup artist
Eileen Warwick .... hairdresser
 
Production Management
David Middlemas .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gus Agosti .... assistant director
Ricou Browning .... second unit director: underwater sequences (uncredited)
Peter R. Hunt .... second unit director (uncredited)
Richard Jenkins .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Freda Pearson .... set dresser
Michael White .... assistant art director
John Chisholm .... property master (uncredited)
William Creighton .... carpenter: Vulcan Bomber mock-up (uncredited)
Peter Lamont .... chief draughtsman (uncredited)
Ron Quelch .... production buyer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Maurice Askew .... sound recordist
Harry Miller .... dubbing editor
Bert Ross .... sound recordist
Norman Wanstall .... dubbing editor
Lionel Strutt .... re-recording engineer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
John Stears .... special effects
Frank George .... special effects (uncredited)
Garth Inns .... special effects (uncredited)
Bert Luxford .... special effects technician (uncredited)
James Snow .... special effects (uncredited)
Jimmy Ward .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Cliff Culley .... optical effects supervisor (uncredited)
Roy Field .... visual effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Ray Andrew .... stunt diver (uncredited)
Bernard Barnsley .... stunts (uncredited)
Evelyne Boren .... underwater sequences stunt double: Claudine Auger (uncredited)
Courtney Brown .... stunt diver (uncredited)
Courtney Brown .... stunts (uncredited)
Ian Bulloch .... stunts (uncredited)
Yvan Chiffre .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Tom Clegg .... stunts (uncredited)
Tim Condren .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Cummings .... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Dunne .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Graydon .... stunts (uncredited)
Arthur Howell .... stunts (uncredited)
George Leech .... stunts (uncredited)
John McLaughlin .... underwater sequences stunt double: Largo (uncredited)
Nosher Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Harold Sanderson .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Sawyer .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Silk .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Simmons .... stunt double: Guy Doleman (uncredited)
Bob Simmons .... stunt double: Sean Connery (uncredited)
Bob Simmons .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Suiter .... flying stuntman (uncredited)
Gordy Yeager .... rocket belt pilot (uncredited)
Dick Ziker .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lamar Boren .... underwater cameraman: Underwater Sequences
John Winbolt .... camera operator
Egil S. Woxholt .... second unit cameraman (as Egil Woxholt)
Ray Andrew .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Oscar Barber .... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Edmund Gibson .... underwater photographer (uncredited)
Richard Moore .... underwater camera operator (uncredited)
George Pink .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John Brady .... wardrobe master
Anthony Mendleson .... wardrobe designer
Anthony Sinclair .... suits: Sean Connery s
Eileen Sullivan .... wardrobe mistress
 
Editorial Department
Peter R. Hunt .... supervising editor (as Peter Hunt)
Ben Rayner .... assembly editor
Steve Cuiffo .... negative cutter (uncredited)
 
Music Department
John Barry .... conductor
Monty Norman .... composer: The 'James Bond' theme
Vic Flick .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Sidney Margo .... music contractor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Maurice Binder .... main title designed by
Albert R. Broccoli .... presenter (as Albert R.Broccoli)
Ricou Browning .... underwater director: Underwater Sequences
Joan Davis .... continuity girl
Frank Ernst .... location manager
Huntington Hartford .... Paradise Island sequences by courtesy of (as Mr Huntingdon Hartford)
Jordan Klein Sr. .... underwater engineer: Underwater Sequences (as Jordan Klein)
Harry Saltzman .... presenter
Bob Simmons .... action sequences by
Richard E. Batchelder .... underwater specialist (uncredited)
Lamar Boren .... double: Claudine Auger (uncredited)
Ian Bulloch .... double: Sean Connery (uncredited)
Charles Russhon .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Ivan Tors .... supplier: divers and diving equipment (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

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Runtime:
130 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Australia:X (original rating) | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Iceland:12 | Netherlands:12 | Netherlands:14 (orginal rating) | Netherlands:AL (DVD rating) (2000) | Norway:16 (original rating) | Norway:15 (re-rating) | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating: additional material audio commentary) (2008) | UK:PG (video rating) (1987) (1992) (2000) | USA:PG | USA:Approved (original rating) | USA:GP (re-rating) (1970) | West Germany:16 (nf)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Some release prints did not show 'James Bond will be back On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)' at the end of the film's credits. This was because a late change meant filming of that movie due to difficulties in scheduling shooting during winter meant that film was postponed. You Only Live Twice (1967) became the next James Bond film. The solution put forward by editor Peter R. Hunt was simply to remove the name of the title from the final credits.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Q is telling Bond about the harmless radioactive pill, the one he's holding is blue and white, split horizontally. In the closeup it's semi-transparent amber and white, split vertically. Then back to the blue and white pill.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Madame LaPorte:The coffin - it has your initials: J.B.
Bond:At the moment, rather him than me.
Madame LaPorte:At least you've been saved the effort of removing him. Colonel Bouvar passed away in his sleep, so they tell me.
Bond:Mm...
Madame LaPorte:You sound disappointed you did not kill him yourself.
Bond:I am. Jacques Bouvar murdered two of my colleagues.
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Soundtrack:
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FAQ

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24 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
We've got ourselves a Broken-Arrow, James Bond style, 13 December 2004
Author: stamper from The Netherlands

Thunderball is the fourth entry in the ever ongoing James Bond franchise and in my opinion one of the better installments. This film features the secret services arch-enemy SPECTRE and I must say that in this episode of James Bond adventures it works better than in From Russia with Love. What I liked about this film, was that there were a lot of good one-liners from Connery, that there weren't too many goofy stunts / henchmen / gadgets and that the film was able to maintain exciting throughout. I've read quite a few comments stating that the underwater scenes dragged on too long, but I must say that I felt even that bit to be quite entertaining and thrilling. I actually have only one criticism and that regards the ending. I felt that the whole out-of-control boat thing was really stupid. I mean I understand that they tried to make it look spectacular, but in using the same technique they used to buff up the fistfights, they made it look cheesy and cheap. Luckily this is just one short moment in the film and the film is not ruined by something as a dreadful character or a bad actor. All in all this is one of the better Bond films and well worth watching if one sets out for 2 hours of pure adventurous entertainment with a standard-formula story.

7 out of 10

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