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The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Thriller  |  20 December 1974 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Nack (as Herve Villechaize)
Richard Loo ...
Hip (as Soon-Taik Oh)
Marne Maitland ...
James Cossins ...
Yao Lin Chen ...
Chula (as Chan Yiu Lam)


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 <>

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


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Release Date:

20 December 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ian Fleming's The Man with the Golden Gun  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)


$21,000,000 (USA)

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Did You Know?


Felix Leiter appeared in the novel, but is absent from the film. He would not appear in Bond film again until The Living Daylights (1987). See more »


Even though it is supposed to be a wax dummy, you can clearly see Al Capone blink his eyes when he fires the gun. Also, his movements are way too human-like to be a dummy. See more »


[first lines]
Francisco Scaramanga: Nick Nack! Tabasco!
Nick-nack: Right away, Monsieur Scaramanga.
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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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