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The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Thriller  |  20 December 1974 (USA)
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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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He never misses his target, and now his target is 007. 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)

Gross:

$21,000,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Long-time DP Ted Moore quit halfway through the production, either through illness or disagreements with the producers depending on who you ask. Ernest Day acted as DP for about a week before Oswald Morris came on board (though none of the footage shot by Day made it into the final film). See more »

Goofs

When Bond and Knick Knack are fighting in the junk's bedroom, Knick Knack throws several sealed, unopened wine bottles at Bond, which he smashes to pieces with a broken chair. However, each smashed wine bottle is empty - not a drop was spilled. See more »

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[first lines]
Francisco Scaramanga: Nick Nack! Tabasco!
Nick-nack: Right away, Monsieur Scaramanga.
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James Bond Theme
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Suave, sophisticated Roger Moore is good Bond in another caper...
7 October 2006 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

As Bond films go, maybe this isn't the best of the lot, but, hey, it deserves points for giving us ROGER MOORE in another good turn as James Bond. Moore had already perfected this kind of hero in his "The Saint" roles on TV, whereby he had some quick one-liners as he outwitted various enemies. He's doing the same here as Bond and doing nicely in the action scenes as an additional requirement.

There are the usual car chases (very colorful one through the streets of Bangkok), the usual assortment of dangerous females with BRETT EKLUND being the dominant one, the usual gadgets to be used in a fight to the finish, and the usual spectacular stunts (this time one involving an almost unbelievable leap in a car), and the usual villains standing in the way of order and justice.

I have no complaints about this one. ROGER MOORE was always very acceptable as James Bond and seemed to get better with each film. This was only his second time out as Bond and he did improve later on--but that's no reason to complain, as others have done. Just sit back, relax and enjoy another Bond fantasy/adventure done in stylish ways and with CHRISTOPHER LEE as Scaramanga, the main baddie.


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