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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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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Roger Moore's best Bond hands down See more (244 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 .... re-recording mixer
Jean-Pierre Lelong .... sound effects (as Jean Pierre Lelong)
Gordon K. McCallum .... 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)
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
Sally Ball .... production assistant
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
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:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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 story involving the sinking of the ship the St. Georges off the Albanian coast was inspired by an international incident on 11 April 1968 when a Soviet submarine was blown up and sank in the Pacific Ocean. Seventy personnel died and the US Navy located the wreck using the nautical Glomar Explorer, a mission funded by Howard Hughes, whom the Willard Whyte character in Diamonds Are Forever (1971) was based on.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the Neptune is hauled aboard and Kristatos starts talking, his yacht is a decent distance away in the background, moving slowly. Yet, a few words later, after a shot on Bond & Melina, it is suddenly much closer at apparently the same speed and without a change of wake.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:
Referenced in Skyfall (2012)See more »
Soundtrack:
The James Bond ThemeSee more »

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50 out of 72 people found the following review useful.
Roger Moore's best Bond hands down, 11 April 2003
Author: TimBoHannon from Seattle Washington area

After 1979's sci-fi cartoon called Moonraker, Albert Broccoli and the rest of the James Bond producers decided to change the pace for Roger Moore's fifth adventure. This included firing incumbent director Lewis Gilbert and writing a more believable plot, to begin with. The second item on the agenda was to write a script which curbed Roger Moore's obsessive tendencies to pile on the jokes. Add a few good villains and allies, and voila! a classic James Bond adventure there is. All right, maybe it was not that simple.

This time around, Bond is sent to investigate the murder of one Timothy Havelock, who was working to salvage the wreckage of a spy boat carrying a vital command system called A.T.A.C. Bond's investigation leads him to believe that the Russians are also trying to recover the system, and may be using one Aris Kristatos (Julian Glover) to carry out their dirty work. Aiding Bond is the beautiful sharpshooter Melina Havelock (Carole Bouquet) and an old acquaintance of Kristatos's named Milos Columbo (Topol).

As good as it is, 'For Your Eyes Only' starts out terribly. The pre-title sequence involves an attempt on James Bond's life by a bald guy in a wheelchair with a white cat (I wonder who that could be?). The scene is campy and don't get me started on the remark about the delicatessen in stainless steel (obviously put in there at the request of some actor). I understand why the sequence was filmed, but that does not make it good. Thankfully it would not be a barometer on the rest of the movie!

It may not be among the very best in the series, but believe me when I say that the difference in tone between this and the goofy 'Moonraker' is like day compared to night. It is easily the preeminent Roger Moore Bond film, and is well worth watching in every area. The villain is not trying to kill a majority of the human race for some outlandish purpose. There are no extravagant weapons or billionaire lunatics, no silly motives or doomsday schemes. Instead, we have a lean adventure that a Bond fan can actually enjoy. There are many outstanding qualities about this film, mixed in with a few notable negatives.

Any list of what went right with this film has to begin with Roger Moore. After two mediocre performances, he really nails down the part here. He is courageous, commanding, tough, and, most importantly, serious, thanks to new director John Glen (who apparently had to do some prying to slow down Moore's humor blitz).

Another BIG breath of fresh air is provided by the villains and allies, who are also treated seriously and given unusual depth of character. Julian Glover is exceptional as the ruthless and deceptive Kristatos. It is villains like this that help make the Bond series so great, and Glover is excellent indeed. No wonder Steven Spielberg cast him for Indiana Jones! In Topol, most famous for his work in 'Fiddler on the Roof', we get a terrific ally who has a great chemistry with Bond. I imagine I am not the only person who found him to be much like Kerim Bey in the great 'From Russia With Love'.

Then there is the matter of the women, who both bring good and bad qualities to the table. Carole Bouquet is somewhat wooden as female lead, Melina, but can also hold her own when the heat is on, which makes her the best Bond girl in some time. Lynn-Holly Johnson provides a lovable portrayal as Bibi Dahl, a figure skater who gets the hots for Bond (don't get me started on the age difference). Her bubble headed character makes for some humorous moments and is used to make the character of Kristatos stronger. Dahl is also enrapturing to look at, but I find her ditzy part a little too over the top, but not to the point of weakening the final product.

Unfortunately, there are a few items that bug me about this film. The first is Bill Conti's soundtrack. While it would be terrific literature for an up-tempo jazz band, it really clashes with the action more than anything. Another weakness is Roger Moore's lack of talent for fight choreography, which detracts from the action slightly. The last is Eric Kriegler (John Wyman), another invincible Oddjob rip-off that at one point picks up a motorcycle and hurls it at a fleeing Bond (!).

This is all forgivable, however, because the action, from the mountainside ski chase to the climax atop a rock cliff, is of very high standards. The absurdity of the previous chapter is shed, and we get a highly entertaining adventure that appeals to fans and non-fans alike. I can certainly live with all of the flaws any day. So grab a bag of popcorn and enjoy another great 007 adventure.

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