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

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Director:
Writers:
Richard Maibaum (screenplay) and
Michael G. Wilson (screenplay)
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Release Date:
26 June 1981 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Bond Has Everything - James Bond Agent 007 Is Back See more »
Plot:
Agent 007 is assigned to hunt for a lost British encryption device and prevent it from falling into enemy hands. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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Possibly my favorite Bond film of all time... See more (247 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Roger Moore ... Ian Fleming's James Bond 007

Carole Bouquet ... Melina Havelock

Topol ... Milos Columbo

Lynn-Holly Johnson ... Bibi Dahl

Julian Glover ... Kristatos

Cassandra Harris ... Lisl
Jill Bennett ... Jacoba Brink

Michael Gothard ... Locque
John Wyman ... Erich Kriegler
Jack Hedley ... Sir Timothy Havelock

Lois Maxwell ... Miss Moneypenny

Desmond Llewelyn ... Q
Geoffrey Keen ... Minister of Defence

Walter Gotell ... General Gogol
James Villiers ... Tanner
John Moreno ... Ferrara

Charles Dance ... Claus
Paul Angelis ... Karageorge
Toby Robins ... Iona Havelock
Jack Klaff ... Apostis
Alkis Kritikos ... Santos
Stag Theodore ... Nikos
Stefan Kalipha ... Hector Gonzales

Graham Crowden ... First Sea Lord
Noel Johnson ... Vice Admiral
William Hoyland ... McGregor

Paul Brooke ... Bunky
Eva Reuber-Staier ... Rublevich (as Eva Rueber-Staier)
Fred Bryant ... Vicar

Robbin Young ... Girl in Flower Shop
Graham Hawkes ... Mantis Man
John Wells ... Denis Thatcher
Janet Brown ... The Prime Minister
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maureen Bennett ... Sharon, Q's Assistant (uncredited)
Andy Bradford ... Guard at St. Cyril (uncredited)
Jeremy Bulloch ... Smithers (uncredited)
Clive Curtis ... González Henchman (uncredited)
Lalla Dean ... Girl at Pool (uncredited)
Evelyn Drogue ... Girl at Pool (uncredited)

Sheena Easton ... Herself - Singer in Title Sequence (uncredited)
Peter Fontaine ... Captain of the St. Georges (uncredited)
Cornelius Garrett ... Trawler Navy Officer (uncredited)

Laurie Goode ... Skier (uncredited)
Laoura Hadzivageli ... Girl at Pool (uncredited)
John Hollis ... Ernst Stavro Blofeld (uncredited)
Michel Julienne ... Henchman Driver (uncredited)
Koko ... Girl at Pool (uncredited)
Chai Lee ... Girl at Pool (uncredited)
George Leech ... Henchman Shark Victim (uncredited)
Kim Mills ... Girl at Pool (uncredited)
Ralph Morse ... Skier in Lift (uncredited)
Debbie Newsome ... Girl in Cortina (uncredited)

Greg Powell ... Henchman Shot by Melina (uncredited)
Lenny Rabin ... Ski-Jump Spectator (uncredited)
Robert Rietty ... Ernst Stavro Blofeld (voice) (uncredited)
Vanya Seager ... Girl Who Kisses Henchman (uncredited)
Bob Simmons ... Henchman Lotus Explosion Victim (uncredited)
George Sweeney ... Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
Victor Tourjansky ... Man with Wine Glass (uncredited)
Tula ... Girl at Pool (uncredited)
Max Vesterhalt ... Girl at Casino (uncredited)
Viva ... Girl at Pool (uncredited)
Lizzie Warville ... Girl at Pool (uncredited)

Michael G. Wilson ... Greek Priest at Wedding (uncredited)
Alison Worth ... Girl at Pool (uncredited)

Directed by
John Glen 
 
Writing credits
Richard Maibaum (screenplay) and
Michael G. Wilson (screenplay)

Ian Fleming  stories "For Your Eyes Only" and "Risico" (uncredited)

Produced by
Albert R. Broccoli .... producer
Tom Pevsner .... associate producer
Michael G. Wilson .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Bill Conti 
 
Cinematography by
Alan Hume (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John Grover 
 
Casting by
Debbie McWilliams  (as Deborah McWilliams)
Maude Spector 
 
Production Design by
Peter Lamont 
 
Art Direction by
John Fenner 
 
Set Decoration by
Vernon Dixon 
 
Costume Design by
Elizabeth Waller 
 
Makeup Department
Eric Allwright .... makeup artist
George Frost .... makeup artist
Stephanie Kaye .... hairdresser
Marsha Lewis .... hairdresser
Mike Jones .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Peter Bennett .... unit manager
Mara Blasetti .... production manager
Philip Kohler .... production manager (as Phil Kohler)
Michalis Lambrinos .... unit manager
Aspa Lambrou .... production manager
Redmond Morris .... unit manager
Umberto Sambuco .... unit manager
Robert Simmonds .... production supervisor (as Bob Simmonds)
Vincent Winter .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Broccoli .... second assistant director
Gerry Gavigan .... assistant director: second unit
Terry Madden .... second assistant director
Gareth Tandy .... second assistant director
Anthony Waye .... assistant director
Arthur Wooster .... second unit director
Michael Zimbrich .... second assistant director
Paul Tivers .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Ernest Archer .... assistant art director (as Ernie Archer)
Franco Fumagalli .... additional art director
Brian Humphrey .... property master
Mikes Karapiperis .... additional art director
Michael Lamont .... additional art director
Michael Redding .... construction manager
Denis Rich .... illustrator (as Dennis Rich)
Ernest Smith .... scenic artist
John Chisholm .... props (uncredited)
Duncan Guest .... carpenter (uncredited)
Robert Jackson .... carpenter (uncredited)
Brian Muir .... sculptor (uncredited)
Don Picton .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Ron Quelch .... buyer (uncredited)
Tony Rimmington .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Bob Sherwood .... stand-by prop (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Derek Ball .... sound mixer
Ken Barker .... sound re-recording mixer
Jean-Pierre Lelong .... sound effects (as Jean Pierre Lelong)
Gordon K. McCallum .... sound re-recording mixer (as Gordon McCallum)
Vernon Messenger .... dubbing editor
Colin Miller .... dubbing editor
Ken Nightingall .... boom operator
William Trent .... dubbing editor (as Bill Trent)
Graham V. Hartstone .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
John Hayward .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Nicolas Le Messurier .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Massimo Mariani .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
John Evans .... special effects
Ron Cartwright .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Chris Corbould .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Peter Fern .... mechanical engineer (uncredited)
Dino Galiano .... special effects technician (uncredited)
David Harris .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Mark Meddings .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Andrea Avila .... project manager: Lowry Digital Images (pristine digital restoration)
Jim Barry Corbin .... damage artist: Lowry Digital Images (pristine digital restoration) (as Jim Corbin)
Jacob Hair .... damage artist: Lowry Digital Images (pristine digital restoration)
Adam J. Herpy .... damage artist: Lowry Digital Images (pristine digital restoration)
John R. Kopjanski .... damage artist: Lowry Digital Images (pristine digital restoration)
Jackie Lopez .... damage artist: Lowry Digital Images (pristine digital restoration)
Randy Martin .... damage artist: Lowry Digital Images (pristine digital restoration)
Sarah McGrail .... damage artist: Lowry Digital Images (pristine digital restoration)
Derek Meddings .... visual effects supervisor
Julie Ornburn .... damage artist: Lowry Digital Images (pristine digital restoration)
Dennis Pieplow .... video masters: Lowry Digital Images (pristine digital restoration)
Paul Wilson .... visual effects photography
 
Stunts
Pat Banta .... stunt team
Cyd Child .... stunt team
Jo Cote .... stunt team
John Eaves .... stunt team
Martin Grace .... stunt team
Hans Hechenbichler .... stunt team
Michel Julienne .... stunt team
Rémy Julienne .... driving stunts arranger (as Remy Julienne)
Wolfgang Junginger .... stunt team
George Leech .... stunt team
Wendy Leech .... stunt team
Gavin McKinney .... stunt team
Gareth Milne .... stunt team
Bernard Pascual .... stunt team
Bob Simmons .... action sequences arranger
Frances Young .... stunt team
Gillian Aldam .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Pat Banta .... stunt double: Roger Moore (uncredited)
Andy Bradford .... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Cade .... stunts (uncredited)
Tim Condren .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Graeme Crowther .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Bill Cummings .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Clive Curtis .... stunts (uncredited)
Jim Dowdall .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Eddon .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Stuart Fell .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Dorothy Ford .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Nick Gillard .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Martin Grace .... stunt double: Roger Moore (uncredited)
Richard Graydon .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Fred Haggerty .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Reg Harding .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Jazzer Jeyes .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Dominique Julienne .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Michel Julienne .... stunt driver (uncredited)
John Lees .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Rick Lester .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Jimmy Lodge .... additional stunts (uncredited)
David McKeown .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Wayne Michaels .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Riccardo Mioni .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Stefano Maria Mioni .... stunts (uncredited)
Mike Potter .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Powell .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Greg Powell .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Nosher Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Paolo Rigoni .... stunts (uncredited)
Doug Robinson .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Roy Scammell .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Ken Shepherd .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Bob Simmons .... stunts (uncredited)
Tony Smart .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Roy Street .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Malcolm Weaver .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Chris Webb .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Bill Weston .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Paul Weston .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Nick Wilkinson .... stunts (uncredited)
Marc Wolff .... stunt pilot (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Willy Bogner .... ski photographer
James Devis .... aerial photography
Al Giddings .... underwater photography
Keith Hamshere .... stills
Dewi Humphreys .... camera operator: second unit
W.C. 'Chunky' Huse .... camera grip (as Chunky Huse)
Bob Kindred .... camera operator: second unit (as Robert Kindred)
Jack Lowin .... camera operator: second unit
Alec Mills .... camera operator
John Morgan .... camera operator: second unit
John Tythe .... electrical supervisor
Arthur Wooster .... second unit photography
Stamatis Giannoulis .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Martin Kenzie .... second assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Chris Warren .... video operator: underwater unit (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tiny Nicholls .... wardrobe master
 
Editorial Department
Eric Boyd-Perkins .... additional editor
Peter Davies .... assembly editor
Derek Trigg .... assembly editor
Matthew Glen .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Monty Norman .... composer: The James Bond theme
John Richards .... music mixer
Bill Conti .... conductor (uncredited)
Peter T. Myers .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Gerry Turner .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Verena Baldeo .... ski team
Reginald A. Barkshire .... production controller
Peter Bennett .... location manager
Maurice Binder .... main title designed by
Willy Bogner .... ski director
Sabine Boueke .... ski team
Steve Bowerman .... underwater team
John Bremer .... underwater team
Nigel Brendish .... aerial team
Albert R. Broccoli .... presenter
Chester Brown .... climbing team
Joanna Brown .... executive producer's secretary
Robin Browne .... aerial team
Walt Clayton .... underwater team (as Walter Clayton)
Ken Court .... underwater team
John Crewdson .... aerial team
James Devis .... aerial director
Giovanni DiBona .... ski team (as Giovanni Dibona)
Brian Doyle .... unit publicist
Czeslav Dyzma .... aerial team
Brian Foley .... skating scenes staged by
Bill Fox .... climbing team
Gerhard Fromm .... ski team
Al Giddings .... underwater director
Barry Goldsmith .... marine adviser
Arlette Greenfield .... underwater team
Moby Griffin .... underwater team
David Halsey .... marine adviser
Gerhard Huber .... ski team
Sally Jones .... production assistant (as Sally Ball)
Van Jones .... contact: London
Randy Jonsson .... underwater team (as Randolph Johnson)
Charles Juroe .... director of publicity
Terry Kerby .... underwater team
Wolfgang Kleinwaechter .... ski team
Michalis Lambrinos .... location manager
Douglas Laughlin .... underwater team (as Doug Laughlin)
Jack Monestier .... underwater team
Redmond Morris .... location manager
Richard Mula .... underwater team
Charles Nicklin .... underwater team
Douglas Noakes .... production accountant
Georg Ostler .... ski team
Herbert Raditschnig .... climbing team
Michael Ratajczak .... ski team
Peter Rohe .... ski team
Pete Romano .... underwater team
Iris Rose .... production assistant
Umberto Sambuco .... location manager
Elaine Schreyeck .... continuity
Rick Sylvester .... climbing team
Victor Tourjansky .... ski team
Phyllis Townshend .... continuity: second unit
Christian Troschke .... ski team
Andrew Von Preussen .... aerial team
Albert Werry .... aerial team
Vincent Winter .... location manager
Marc Wolff .... aerial team
Sarah Lucraft .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Eugene Rizzo .... unit publicist: Italy (uncredited)
Doris Spriggs .... assistant: Roger Moore (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
127 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Dolby (Dolby Stereo)
Certification:
Argentina:13 (original rating) | Argentina:Atp (re-rating) | Australia:M | Australia:M (DVD rating) | Australia:M (video rating) | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:12 | Ireland:15 (original rating) | Ireland:PG (re-rating) (2006) | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:PG | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (1981) | Peru:PT | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (re-rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1986) (1993) (2001) | USA:PG (Certificate #26343) | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
The expression "For Her Eyes Only" is a variation on the real life espionage term "Eyes Only" meaning restricted viewing to certain personnel. 'The Free Dictionary' website defines 'Eyes Only' as meaning "meant to be seen only by the addressee; confidential" and "official classification for documents; meant to be seen by only the person to whom it is directed".See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Bond and Melina leave their sub to retrieve the ATAC, Bond tells Melina to speak only when necessary to reserve their air supply. But during their trek to the ship wreck and when Bond is disconnecting the ATAC, he does a lot of unnecessary speaking, such as reading the ATAC disengagement instruction card aloud to Melina, even though he's the one doing the job.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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Movie Connections:
Featured in Ian Fleming: 007's Creator (2000) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
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21 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Possibly my favorite Bond film of all time..., 22 November 2002
Author: Aaron1375

For Your Eyes Only is one of my favorite James Bond films. It and the Spy Who Loved me constantly via for the top spot in my mind. Sadly, this one did not perform as well as other Roger Moore James Bond movies as it did not do nearly as well as the previous film, Moonraker. I enjoyed this one more than Moonraker, which I did enjoy, but I felt it was a bit of a retread of The Spy Who Loved Me, while this one went in another direction by not having an eccentric wealthy person wishing to establish a new world order. At the same time, this one features action sequence after action sequence and location after location which made this one a fun romp. Perhaps it is the fact that this was not t he only Bond film released this particular year as Never Say Never Again featuring Sean Connery was put out the same year so it may have turned people off to see both. Me, I never cared to Never Say Never as it is simply a remake of Thunderball which is one of my favorite Sean Connery Bond movies. It and From Russia With Love via for the top spot for the Connery movies. I guess it matters little these days, and why should I care now that I alone think this is one of the best Bond films.

The movie features a lot of action, but the mission is almost a rather unremarkable one. A spy ship is sunken with a mine and a decoder device that is on board is something that the Russians would love to have. The British have a man working on retrieving it, but he is promptly killed along with his wife in front of their daughter. James is sent in to find the hit-man responsible, but he soon finds a lot of people involved which takes him from one exotic location to another as he tracks down the one responsible for the death of the man charged with recovering the coding device. He will team up with the daughter whose parents were killed and soon try to salvage the device themselves; however, there is another who is after the device as well so he can sell it to the Russians.

This one has so many action sequences in it that it goes by at supersonic speed. It opens with an action sequence in a helicopter that is unrelated to the decoding device plot, but it is fun to watch and the only time Blofeld and Roger Moore's Bond cross paths. There is an awesome car chase scene which features a very non typical Bond vehicle, a ski chase, a warehouse raid, a deep sea battle and a fight on a mountain monastery which has an awesome rock climbing scene. The Bond girls here are okay, just not as attractive as say Goodnight from Golden Gun or XXX from Spy. A lot of people complain about Bebe being to young for Roger, but he never shows any interest in her throughout the film so not sure why her character is criticized. She is just there to advance the plot in the Cortina portion of the film and to make Bond squirm a bit. The villain is good too as if you are watching it for the first time, you are not quite sure who the villain is until midway through the movie.

So, no, this Bond is nothing like the previous two Bond movies which were very similar. Heck, it isn't even like Live and Let Die or Man with the Golden Gun either. It is not even like the next two Bond films. It stands on its own and is really fun to watch. I loved this one as a kid as it and Spy were tops for me at a young age too. This one I sometimes place on the top, because Spy is so similar to Moonraker; although, this one was supposed to follow Spy, but thanks to the space craze they decided to put Bond in space instead. I sometimes wonder had Moonraker not been made, if this film would have been vastly different as Jaws could very well had been in this one as he survived Spy and if there is no Moonraker where he turned good he could have showed up here to torment 007. So, while it is not apparently everybody's cup of tea, For Your Eyes Only stands near the top and is one of the more enjoyable and fast paced Bond films there is.

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