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.
James Bond is back again and his new mission is to find out how a Royal Navy Polaris submarine holding sixteen nuclear warheads simply disappears whilst on patrol. Bond joins Major Anya Amasova and takes on a a web-handed mastermind, known as Karl Stromberg, as well as his henchman Jaws, who has a mouthful of metal teeth. Bond must track down the location of the missing submarine before the warheads are fired. Written by
"The Spy Who Loved Me" was the tenth James Bond novel to be written by Ian Fleming. It was first published on 18 April 1962. The only common story elements between the novel and the film are its title and two henchman Jaws and Sandor who are loosely inspired by the book's villains Horror (with steel-capped teeth) and Slugsy (short and bald). The film is considered as the first Bond film whose story is completely original. (The second would be GoldenEye (1995).) Fleming only allowed the novel's title to be used as it was told in the first person of a Bond girl character, with James Bond himself only appearing in chapters 10-14 out of 15. The names of the heroine (Vivienne Michel) and the villains' employer (Mr. Saguinetti) are not mentioned in the movie. The novelization of the film by screenwriter Christopher Wood was called "James Bond, The Spy Who Loved Me" so as to distinguish it from Fleming's novel. This was the first novelization of a Bond film, rather than the other way around. Some later Bond movies, namely Moonraker (1979), A View to a Kill (1985) and Quantum of Solace (2008), followed the example of using a one of Fleming's titles and creating a wholly or mostly new story for it. See more »
When the boat blasts out of Stromberg's hideout and lands in the water, dummies are clearly visible riding in it. It is obviously a small miniature, also. See more »
This is one of Roger Moore's best turns as James Bond. It has one of the best plots, the best villians, and one of the best Bond girls...Barbara Bach as agent XXX. Submarines are being somehow hijacked and it is up to Bond to find out by whom. Meanwhile, Agent XXX must find out who stole a Russian sub. They start out working against each other, but after awhile they pull their resources and work together. This Bond flick features a great ski chase, a battle on a train, car chase and good finale. Also, Richard Kiel, plays the henchman Jaws and does a pretty good job considering he has no lines.
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