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For Your Eyes Only (1981)

Agent 007 is assigned to hunt for a lost British encryption device and prevent it from falling into enemy hands.

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Storyline

After disposing of a familiar looking face, Bond is sent to recover a communication device, known as an ATAC, which went down with a British Spy ship as it sunk. Bond must hurry though, as the Russians are also out for this device. On his travels, he also meets Melina Havelock, whose parents were brutally murdered. Bond also encounters both Aristotle Kristatos and Milos Colombo. Each of them are accusing the other of having links with with the Russian's. Bond must team up with Melina, solve who the true ally is and find the ATAC before it's too late. Written by simon

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Release Date:

26 June 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sólo para sus ojos  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,834,967, 28 June 1981, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$62,300,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$194,900,000
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Third consecutive James Bond movie which used excerpts from famous theme music from another movie. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) used the theme from Lawrence of Arabia (1962), while Moonraker (1979) used the theme from The Magnificent Seven (1960), while this movie used the theme from Jaws (1975). See more »

Goofs

Everyone in Q Branch is busy testing new gadgets. After the Identigraph scene, Q Branch is empty, with Q saying he will locked up, and when he leaves the Identigraph room, it is obviously empty on the Q Branch floor. It would have taken far longer than the time they spend in the Identigraph room to "close" Q Branch for the evening and vacate. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Vicar: Mr. Bond, Mr. Bond. I'm so glad I caught you. Your office called. They're sending a helicopter to pick you up. Some sort of emergency.
James Bond: It usually is. Thank you.
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Soundtracks

For Your Eyes Only
Music by Bill Conti
Lyrics by Mick Leeson
Performed by Sheena Easton
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Down to Earth, Bond back on track!!!
19 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

The Bond series was moving into the wrong direction in 1979 with Moonraker, John Glen takes over the directing for the next 5 adventures, beginning with 'For Your Eyes Only'.

Bond is back down to Earth with a bang, a very satisfying entry in the Bond series. The film is much more Fleming-like, that is until Dalton comes in.

The story is very interesting because it's more of a spy movie, Moore has some work to do here!!! There's no reliance on the gadgets. The Bond girl played by Carole Bouquet is very good, not just a pretty girl!

The acting is much better than Moonraker, John Glen eases into the directing quite comfortably.

The photography is wonderful, very realistic colour use.

There are some fun stunt sequences, the ski chase is fantastic.

The film score is fun, but a product of its time, unlike Barry, the music doesn't transcend the generations!

Overall, 'For Your Eyes Only' is a satisfying Bond picture. Obviously you'll be viewing it in wide-screen!!! James Bond returns in Octopussy!


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