IMDb > For Your Eyes Only (1981)
For Your Eyes Only
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

For Your Eyes Only (1981) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 26 | slideshow) Videos (see all 4)
For Your Eyes Only -- Trailer for this James Bond classic
For Your Eyes Only -- Clip: Car On The Cliff
For Your Eyes Only -- Agent 007 is assigned to hunt for a lost British encryption device and prevent it from falling into enemy hands.

Overview

User Rating:
6.8/10   60,442 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 15% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Richard Maibaum (screenplay) and
Michael G. Wilson (screenplay)
(more)
Contact:
View company contact information for For Your Eyes Only on IMDbPro.
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 »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(277 articles)
10 Things You Need To Know About Spectre
 (From Obsessed with Film. 5 December 2014, 9:32 AM, PST)

James Bond at the Oscars
 (From Hitfix. 4 December 2014, 4:52 PM, PST)

Spectrevision: The Complete Ranking of All James Bond Titles
 (From Hitfix. 4 December 2014, 12:56 PM, PST)

User Reviews:
One of Roger's best! See more (245 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


Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
127 min
Country:
Language:
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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Cameo: [Bob Simmons]The stuntman as a henchman blown out by the Lotus car explosion.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: While diving down to retrieve the spare tank with Melina, 007 is a stuntman with long, blond hair.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.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in For Your Ass Only (1998) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
For Your Eyes OnlySee more »

FAQ

Why does Melina leave her oxygen tank on the ocean floor?
Is "For Your Eyes Only" based on a book?
What is the Automatic Targeting Attack Communicator (ATAC)?
See more »
57 out of 84 people found the following review useful.
One of Roger's best!, 28 April 2004
Author: eamon-hennedy (eamon.hennedy@talk21.com) from Co Down, Northern Ireland

Undeniably one of Roger Moore's best outings as 007, For Your Eyes Only was an attempt by Cubby Broccoli to bring Bond down to earth after the over the top, but brilliant, Moonraker. Surprisingly this works very well, with the action sequences being more realistic (what with a car chase, ski chase and a small scale assault on the villain's residence instead), but brilliant too. For Roger Moore the film offers his best performance as James Bond. The puns are played down more here and while he does still have a little twinkle in his eye at times, his performance reflects more an older 007, a man who has lost his wife and is still fighting to save the world and right wrongs. This is demonstrated in the superb pre-title sequence in which after visiting his wife's grave, he is kidnapped by Blofeld (unofficially Blofeld however) and taken on a wild helicopter ride. The moment were he visits Tracy's grave sees Roger convey so much in one scene, he shows that he is not just the comedic 007, but he can be a serious one too. We see how the character has come to view revenge on Blofeld as he tells the dream like Melina (a beautiful and enchanting performance from Carole Bouquet) that before setting out on revenge as she hopes to do, she must first dig two graves. Some would see this as hypocrisy, whereas it is the words of a Bond who has come to analyse the hardship of a licence to kill.

With Julian Glover portraying a more down to earth villain and the plot centering around the Cold War, For Your Eyes Only is a great 80's Bond film, with scatterings of what would be developed into the Timothy Dalton years, such as the serious Bond and the more down to earth story telling. Following on the heels of two of the biggest Bond films in terms of scope and financial success, For Your Eyes Only was a risk, but it worked. While it did not outgross Moonraker, it's financial intake was close and while it does possess the entertainment factor that both Moonraker and The Spy Who Loved Me did, it is an artistic success, with great performances, an engrossing storyline, wonderful characterization and superb direction from John Glen in his directorial debut for a Bond film. He stages the abundance of chase scenes well and is helped by the fact that he has a good script to go with. On top of that Sheena Easton delivers a great theme tune.

A great film and one deserving of classic status.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (245 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
The illogical action of the British Government. tonynworah
Kristatos is the worst Bond villain in the entire series FilmKoala
Carole Bouquet - Most attractive Bond girl? andyk888
Bond Could Have Jumped Off Of Helicoptor pkryder-1
Moore, the suit and tie Bond. jandm-10
Is this seriously how Blofeld ends? mikoman2
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The Spy Who Loved Me On Her Majesty's Secret Service GoldenEye Thunderball The Living Daylights
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Action section IMDb UK section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.