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The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

James Bond is led to believe that he is targeted by the world's most expensive assassin while he attempts to recover sensitive solar cell technology that is being sold to the highest bidder.

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Storyline

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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The man with the golden gun is ready to assassinate James Bond. See more »


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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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Trivia

A shot with a Golden Gun results in a certain one shot one kill in such James Bond video games as GoldenEye (1997), James Bond in Agent Under Fire (2001), 007: Nightfire (2002), GoldenEye: Rogue Agent (2004), James Bond 007: From Russia with Love (2005), James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing (2003) and The World Is Not Enough (2000). In the Nintendo 64 version of The World Is Not Enough (2000), the Golden Gun must be assembled from the cigarette case, fountain pen and cigarette lighter, as in this movie. Similarly, a move with a Golden Revolver also results in a guaranteed kill in the video game Total Overdose: A Gunslinger's Tale in Mexico (2005). Moreover, in the video game Killer7 (2005), the hero can utilize a Golden Gun which will in one shot exterminate all of his adversaries. Finally, in the video game Saints Row: The Third (2011), entering the cheat code "goldengun" will make all weapons in the game one-hit kills. Neither Total Overdose: A Gunslinger's Tale in Mexico (2005)nor Killer7 (2005) or Saints Row: The Third (2011) are James Bond universe video games. See more »

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Immediately after James Bond and J.W. Pepper flip their car over the river, Pepper is seen falling and rolling around on a solid grey surface that does not match the interior of the car. In the next shot from inside the car, he is stretched flat from the front to the rear on top of differently patterned upholstery. See more »

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[first lines]
Francisco Scaramanga: Nick Nack! Tabasco!
Nick-nack: Right away, Monsieur Scaramanga.
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THE END of THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN James Bond will return in THE SPY WHO LOVED ME See more »

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Spoofed in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) See more »

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The Man with the Golden Gun
Music by John Barry
Lyrics by Don Black
Performed by Lulu
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Golden Gun is Golden Surprise!
6 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Roger Moore's second outing as Agent 007 puts him against the evil trick shot artist/assassin, Scaramanga (Christopher Lee). Hailed by many Connery fans as the film that marked the downfall of the 007 franchise, 'The Man With The Golden Gun' turns out to be one of the most pleasant surprises of the entire series and one of the 'better' Roger Moore films. 'Gun' does take some getting used to, in fact, more times than not, you need to see it a few times to really begin to enjoy the film.

The cast is great, one of the better ones of the entire series. There are two leading ladies in this film, the wonderful Maud Adams, who would later star in Octopussy (1983), and the terrible Britt Ekland who just acts so dumb and hopeless that it almost angers viewers. The villain Scaramanga is top notch as well as his comical, yet silently evil assistant, Nick Nack, played by French painter Herve Villechaize. The plot of the film is very interesting, the locals are exotic (which is always an extremely important part of a bond film), and Roger Moore continues to develop his character from a Connery-clone to putting his own, charming spin on 007.

All-in-all, 'Gun' is another good 007 adventure and is quite possibly the 4th best Roger Moore Bond film. Any fan of the series should give it a second look before they hail it as 'bad'.


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