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The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

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Bond is led to believe that he is targeted by the world's most expensive assassin and must hunt him down to stop him.

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Scaramanga is a hit-man who charges a million dollars per job. He becomes linked to the death of a scientist working on a powerful solar cell, and James Bond is called in to investigate. As he tracks down Scaramanga, he realises that he is highly respected by the killer, but will this prove to be an advantage in the final showdown? Written by Graeme Roy <gsr@cbmamiga.demon.co.uk>

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20 December 1974 (USA)  »

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Ian Fleming's The Man with the Golden Gun  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

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$21,000,000 (USA)
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"The Man With The Golden Gun" was the thirteenth and final complete James Bond novel written by Ian Fleming. It was the first and only one of his full James Bond novels to be published posthumously. Some sources claim that it was unfinished at the time of his death whereas other experts such as Andrew Lycett and John Cork maintain that Fleming had completed it before he died. It is of controversial debate as to whether Fleming wrote the novel completely himself or whether other(s) were involved. Fleming's own personal correspondence from the period indicates that he had in fact completed the novel and submitted it to his publisher before his death. The correspondence also indicates that Fleming was not pleased with the novel and was considering retiring from writing Bond novels, because he feared he had lost his edge. See more »

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In the final fight between Bond and Nick Nack, Bond is dressed in a robe and is barefooted. After a number of wine bottles are broken, throwing glass all over the bedroom floor, Bond locks Nick Nack into a suitcase and takes him outside, never putting on any footwear. Then he returns to Goodnight in the bedroom and walks through it without even watching where he's walking, never stepping on any glass and cutting his feet. See more »

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[first lines]
Francisco Scaramanga: Nick Nack! Tabasco!
Nick-nack: Right away, Monsieur Scaramanga.
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The Man With The Golden Gun
Music by John Barry
Lyrics by Don Black
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No doubt one of Roger Moore's best
4 December 2002 | by (Järvenpää, Finland) – See all my reviews

I just recently watched "The Man with the golden gun" for the millionth time and it was day after I saw "Die another day" which I found massively disappointing. The difference between the two is just inconceivable! It's hard to believe both movies are actually part of the same series. When I watched "Die another day", most of the time I felt that I'm not even watching a Bond movie.

It was so deliriously refreshing to once again look out what a traditional, true first-rate Bond classic looks like and let me tell you: it always looks good. I can't understand people who claim "The Man with the golden gun" is one of the worst Bond films. Why the hell's that? To me it has always been one of Roger Moore's finest efforts as 007, he unfortunately started to be a bit too old anyway in his last films.

This is an extremely splendid film: entertaining, exotic and fascinating James Bond movie - just like "Live and let die". Funny, gripping and just simply irresistible and not boring for a single second. Christopher Lee's Scaramanga is certainly one of the greatest villains in a Bond movie ever. His servant Nick Nack (as played by Hervé Villechaize who sadly committed suicide 19 years later) is also one of the best of the classic sidekicks Bond's enemies has had - he's right in the company of Oddjob and Jaws. Excellent 007-adventure!


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