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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 <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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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?


When Britt Ekland read the news that Maud Adams had been cast, she became upset, thinking Adams had been selected to play Goodnight. Albert R. Broccoli then called Ekland to invite her for the main role, as after seeing her in a film, Broccoli thought Ekland's "generous looks" made her a good contrast to Adams. See more »


When Bond adopts a third nipple "disguise" in order to appear as Scaramanga to Hai Fat, his extra nipple is in an anatomically impossible location. Extra nipples are always found in the "milk line," which runs vertically between the normal nipple and the groin crease. Bond places his extra nipple medial to his normal one - a dead giveaway that it's a fake. See more »


[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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James Bond Theme
Music by Monty Norman
Arrangement by John Barry
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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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