A diamond smuggling investigation leads James Bond to Las Vegas, where he uncovers an evil plot involving a rich business tycoon.



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James Bond's mission is to find out who has been smuggling diamonds, which are not re-appearing. He adopts another identity in the form of Peter Franks. He joins up with Tiffany Case, and acts as if he is smuggling the diamonds, but everyone is hungry for these diamonds. He also has to avoid Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd, the dangerous couple who does not leave anyone in their way. Ernst Stavro Blofeld isn't out of the question. He may have changed his looks, but is he linked with the heist? And if he is, can Bond finally defeat his ultimate enemy. Written by simon

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Release Date:

17 December 1971 (USA)  »

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Ian Fleming's Diamonds Are Forever  »

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Due to the deleted scene in which Plenty O'Toole returns to Bond's hotel room wearing nothing but a white towel after being thrown into the pool by Tiffany's thugs the viewer is intentionally or not left with the incorrect impression that Plenty was basically forced to abandon her clothes, as it seemed there was no time or chance for her to return to Bond's room, resulting in her low cut purple dress remaining with Bond. See more »


When Bond wakes up inside the pipeline, there is a mysterious light source which illuminates both him & the inside of the pipe. This same phantom lamp illuminates Bond when he's inside the closed coffin. See more »


[first lines]
James Bond: [tossing Japanese man around] Where is he? I shan't ask you politely next time. Where is Blofeld?
Japanese man: Ca-Ca-Cairo.
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Licenced to chill...out
16 November 2004 | by (New Malden,England) – See all my reviews

When it comes to Bond films I watch with trepidation, as I either really like them or absolutely hate them. Diamonds are Forever falls in the former category although I'm not totally sure why. It's like after the serious action-packed 60's they decided to just calm down and relax, this is the most chilled out and mellow Bond film there is. It has that air of coolness that only early 70's films seem to have. There is a plot of sorts but there's no rush to get there. John Barry's score is his most jazzy and laid back. You feel this was the Bond film that most inspired Tarentino. Do you think so Mr Wint, I do Mr Kidd. Connery seems to really enjoy himself playing Bond again, now surprisingly looking older than his forty years although he was still younger than Roger Moore when he played Bond for the first time the following year, the role seems to fit him even better than before. It's a cool...(7/10).

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