A vengeful British spy goes rogue and sets off to unleash vengeance on a drug lord who tortured his best friend, a C.I.A. agent, and left him for dead and murdered his bride after he helped capture him.
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
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In the Ian Fleming James Bond novels, Mary Goodnight is a regular character like Miss Moneypenny. She is actually James Bond's secretary or personal assistant. The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) is the only James Bond movie in which she appears. Britt Ekland auditioned for the role of Scaramanga's mistress, but landed the Goodnight role after posing in a bikini. Mary Goodnight drives a car of the model known as MG, the same initials as herself. See more »
When we first meet the two karate schoolgirls (Hip's nieces) in the back of the car, they are supposed to be carrying on a conversation, but the audio track simply repeats three times the following two sentences in Mandarin Chinese (spoken presumably by the two girls): "How are you?" and "That's what I think". Of the two actresses, only Qiu Yuen is Chinese; Joie Vejjajiva is Thai. See more »
Suave, sophisticated Roger Moore is good Bond in another caper...
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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