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.
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
The line about "La Rochefoucauld" was another hot-button dispute between Albert R. Broccoli and Tom Mankiewicz. In the end, it was kept in because Mankiewicz convinced Guy Hamilton to shoot the scene in a way that Cubby had no choice but to let it stay. When the film opened in France, Mankiewicz pointed out that that line got a huge laugh, to which Cubby retorted that France was their least profitable market. Mankiewicz was only allowed to work on the next movie Live and Let Die (1973) on condition that La Rochefoucauld never be mentioned in a script again. See more »
Blofeld's laser satellite destroys the missile in North Dakota, a Soviet nuclear submarine, and a nuclear installation in Red China within a matter of minutes of movie time, but it would take many hours for the satellite to re-position itself from the central United States to whichever ocean the submarine is in, and then to China, on the other side of the planet. See more »
[tossing Japanese man around]
Where is he? I shan't ask you politely next time. Where is Blofeld?
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THE END of DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER James Bond will return in LIVE AND LET DIE See more »
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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