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Richard Maibaum (screenplay) and
Tom Mankiewicz (screenplay)
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Release Date:
20 December 1974 (USA) See more »
He never misses his target, and now his target is 007. See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Guy Hamilton 
Writing credits
Richard Maibaum (screenplay) and
Tom Mankiewicz (screenplay)

Ian Fleming  novel (uncredited)

Produced by
Albert R. Broccoli .... producer
Charles Orme .... associate producer
Harry Saltzman .... producer
Original Music by
John Barry 
Cinematography by
Ted Moore (director of photography)
Oswald Morris (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Raymond Poulton 
John Shirley 
Casting by
Weston Drury Jr.  (as Weston Drury Jnr.)
Maude Spector 
Production Design by
Peter Murton 
Art Direction by
John Graysmark (co-art director)
Peter Lamont (co-art director)
Makeup Department
Paul Engelen .... chief makeup artist
Mike Jones .... hairdresser
Elaine Bowerbank .... hairdresser (uncredited)
Graham Freeborn .... makeup assistant (uncredited)
Nick Maley .... makeup artist: title sequence (uncredited)
Production Management
Claude Hudson .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Derek Cracknell .... assistant director
Andy Armstrong .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
Raymond Becket .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Terence Churcher .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Ray Freeborn .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Art Department
Leon Davis .... construction manager
Patrick Weymouth .... props
Ernest Archer .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Peter Childs .... draughtsman (uncredited)
John Chisholm .... prop man (uncredited)
Leslie Dilley .... draughtsperson (uncredited)
John Fenner .... draughtsperson (uncredited)
Peter Howitt .... set dresser (uncredited)
Tim Hutchinson .... set designer (uncredited)
Tom Jung .... poster artist (uncredited)
Tom Jung .... poster designer (uncredited)
Ted Mitchell .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Michael Redding .... location construction manager (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ken Barker .... dubbing mixer
Charles Crafford .... dubbing editor
Gordon Everett .... sound recordist
Christopher Lancaster .... dubbing editor
Jim Shields .... dubbing editor (as Jimmy Shields)
Norman A. Cole .... assistant dubbing editor (uncredited)
Jean Davis .... assistant dubbing editor (uncredited)
Pat Gilbert .... assistant dubbing editor (uncredited)
Stan Haines .... boom operator (uncredited)
Graham V. Hartstone .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Gordon Hay .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Patrick Heigham .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Robert Taylor .... sound maintenance (uncredited)
Special Effects by
John Stears .... special effects
Ron Cartwright .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Jeff Clifford .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
John Evans .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Malcolm King .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Brian Warner .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Patrick L. Almanza .... damage artist: pristine digital restoration: Lowry Digital Images a DTS company (restoration) (as Patrick Almanza)
Benjamin Chua .... video masters: pristine digital restoration: Lowry Digital Images a DTS company (restoration)
Anthony DiMatteo .... damage artist: pristine digital restoration: Lowry Digital Images a DTS company (restoration)
Carlos Long .... damage artist: pristine digital restoration: Lowry Digital Images a DTS company (restoration)
Jackie Lopez .... damage artist: pristine digital restoration: Lowry Digital Images a DTS company (restoration)
Matthew R. Mayberry .... damage artist: pristine digital restoration: Lowry Digital Images a DTS company (restoration)
Doran McGee .... damage artist: pristine digital restoration: Lowry Digital Images a DTS company (restoration)
Derek Meddings .... miniatures
Julie Ornburn .... damage artist: pristine digital restoration: Lowry Digital Images a DTS company (restoration)
Daniel Wolfe .... damage artist: pristine digital restoration: Lowry Digital Images a DTS company (restoration)
Peter Biggs .... miniature special effects assistant (uncredited)
Cliff Culley .... matte artist (uncredited)
Rejyna Douglass-Whitman .... damage artist: pristine digital restoration: Lowry Digital Images a DTS company (uncredited)
Roy Field .... opticals (uncredited)
Ian Wingrove .... miniature special effects assistant (uncredited)
W.J. Milligan Jr. .... stunt coordinator
Gillian Aldam .... stunts (uncredited)
Leslie Crawford .... stunt double: Roger Moore (uncredited)
Leslie Crawford .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Cummings .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Eddon .... stunts (uncredited)
Martin Grace .... stunt double: Roger Moore (uncredited)
Christopher Lee .... stunt driver (uncredited)
W.J. Milligan Jr. .... stunt double: Roger Moore (uncredited)
W.J. Milligan Jr. .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Terence Plummer .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Powell .... stunt double: Christopher Lee (uncredited)
Nosher Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Doug Robinson .... stunts (uncredited)
Roy Street .... stunts (uncredited)
Rocky Taylor .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Weston .... stunts (uncredited)
'Bumps' Williard .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Chin Yuet Sang .... stunt actor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
John Harris .... cameraman: second unit
Bob Kindred .... camera operator
Bert Bosher .... electrical supervisor (uncredited)
Bert Bosher .... gaffer (uncredited)
Barry Brown .... clapper loader: second unit (uncredited)
Colin Manning .... camera grip (uncredited)
Roger McDonald .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Bob Penn .... still photographer (uncredited)
Mike Roberts .... focus puller (uncredited)
David Wynn-Jones .... camera focus: second unit (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elsa Fennell .... wardrobe supervisor
Evelyn Gibbs .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
Tiny Nicholls .... wardrobe master (uncredited)
Colin Wilson .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Brian Borne .... colorist (uncredited)
Graham Farrow .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Margaret Miller .... second assistant editor (uncredited)
Anthony Stacey .... second assistant editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Frank Ernst .... location manager
Eric Rattray .... location manager
Music Department
John Barry .... conductor
John Barry .... music arranger
Monty Norman .... composer: The James Bond theme
Vic Flick .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Sidney Margo .... music contractor (uncredited)
Other crew
Brian Bailey .... production accountant
Reginald A. Barkshire .... assistant to producers (as Reginald Barkshire)
Maurice Binder .... title designer: main title
Albert R. Broccoli .... presenter
Santa Pestonji .... production coordinator: Bangkok
Harry Saltzman .... presenter
Elaine Schreyeck .... continuity
Diane Appleby .... publicity secretary: stills (uncredited)
Terry Bamber .... unit runner (uncredited)
Maureen Campbell .... publicity secretary (uncredited)
Robin Demetriou .... cast and crew chef (uncredited)
Geoff Freeman .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Josie Fulford .... continuity: second unit (uncredited)
Sarah Gill .... personal secretary: Mr. Juroe (uncredited)
Liz Green .... studio production liaison (uncredited)
Bobbie Johnson .... assistant production accountant: UK (uncredited)
Charles Juroe .... director of publicity (uncredited)
Jean McAllister .... production assistant secretary (uncredited)
Sue Parker .... secretary: Mr. Saltzman (uncredited)
Ron Phipps .... financial representative: UA (uncredited)
John Sargent .... assistant production accountant: Hong Kong (uncredited)
Carol Shorenstein .... publicity writer (uncredited)
Doris Spriggs .... assistant: Roger Moore (uncredited)
Christine Talmage .... assistant production accountant: UK (uncredited)
Paul Tucker .... assistant production accountant: Thailand (uncredited)
Michael G. Wilson .... EON productions: legal and administration (uncredited)
Michael G. Wilson .... technical consultant (uncredited)
Jean Winbolt .... secretary: Mr. Broccoli (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ian Fleming's The Man with the Golden Gun" - UK (complete title), USA (complete title)
"The Golden Gun" - International (English title) (informal short title)
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125 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Australia:NRC (original rating) | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Canada:14A (video rating) | Finland:K-15/13 (uncut) (2001 reform re-rating) | Finland:K-16/13 (uncut) (2012 reform re-rating) | Finland:K-16 (uncut) (1988) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1974) | France:Tous publics | Iceland:L | Ireland:PG | Japan:G (2015) | Netherlands:12 | Netherlands:AL (DVD rating) (2000) | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (1974) | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 (uncut) (1992) | Sweden:15 (cut) (1974) | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1987) | USA:PG (certificate no. 24040) | West Germany:16
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

In the dinner scene with Scaramanga, Bond says,- There is a word with four letters, and you are full of it. A sentence that was used again by Bond, this time played by Timothy Dalton, in "Iskallt uppdrag" after being captured by Koskoff.See more »
Errors in geography: Bond is attacked by two Sumo Wrestlers at Hai Fat's compound. Sumo wrestlers are found in Japan, not Thailand.See more »
[first lines]
Francisco Scaramanga:Nick Nack! Tabasco!
Nick-nack:Right away, Monsieur Scaramanga.
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42 out of 60 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful landscapes in a so-so Bond adventure, 4 October 2005
Author: michelerealini from Switzerland

Let me say I like Roger Moore very much, because I grew up watching his films -he's the first Bond I've ever seen. Many people prefer Sean Connery, who is really unique, true... But how can I say Roger Moore is not good? I've also a lot of affection for Moore because I watched on TV, when I was a kid, "The Persuaders" series.

Although that his second Bond outing is not very good. That's not his fault at all, the screenplay is not good and the story itself is not very interesting. Everything is a little slower than usual, the film has neither the liveliness of "Live and let die" -the first Moore Bond flick- nor the liveliness of the previous episodes.

Here Bond has to face a refined assassin -that's all, there isn't a real thrilling intrigue

On the other hand landscapes and John Barry score are fantastic. Also the cast is strong, because Christopher Lee and Britt Ekland bring a lot of glamour. It's a pity that the movie doesn't match the usual standard.

At the time producers Albert Broccoli and Harry Saltzman didn't get along well with each other any more. In '75 their partnership broke up and let Broccoli alone at the command of 007 empire. Maybe this tensions had an influence on "The man with the golden gun", who knows...

Luckily in 1977 Bond came back with one of the best films of the series -"The spy who loved me", a real classic, the definitive Roger Moore entry as Bond.

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