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Never Say Never Again (1983)

A SPECTRE agent has stolen two American nuclear warheads, and James Bond must find their targets before they are detonated.

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Storyline

SPECTRE agents under the command of Ernst Blofeld infiltrate a US air force base situated in the UK and steal two Tomahawk cruise missiles. When NATO is held to ransom, the British reactive their "00" agents and send James Bond to recapture the warheads and kill Blofeld. Written by Dave Jenkins <david.jenkins@smallworld.co.uk>

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7 October 1983 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,958,157, 10 October 1983, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$55,500,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$138,000,000
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

SPECTRE, in the earlier Bond films, stood for SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge, and Extortion. SPECTRE has also been known as the SPecial Executor for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge, and Extortion. Ian Fleming originally had the acronym meaning simply, the SPecial ExeCutive for Terrorism, Revenge, and Extortion. See more »

Goofs

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Quotes

James Bond: Is it conceivable that he could have used a false eye?
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Never Say Never Again
Music by Michel Legrand
Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
Performed by Lani Hall
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Decent, But Not As Good Has Hyped And Hoped
15 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

When I first saw this on tape, about 10 years after it had been released, I thought it was one of the better James Bond movies. However, after seeing it again around the turn of the century, I was disappointed.

I think it's a bit overrated only because critics were so happy to see Sean Connery end his 12-year hiatus from playing Bond that they didn't dare criticize the film. I guess what disappointed me was the ending. After investing two hours into the film, you expect a less-hokey, more satisfying ending. And, it may be nitpicking, but I was disappointed in not seeing the regular actors in the supporting roles such as Miss Moneypenny, Q, Felix Leiter, etc.

On the positive side, there was plenty of unique action scenes, particularly early on, and the two villains were interesting. I thought Klaus Maria Brandauer was the more intriguing of the two because he was so low-key and looked the "nice guy next door." He wasn't your normal Bond villain.

This had plenty of "skin," for a PG movie, especially with Kim Basinger starring, never being an actress known for hiding her figure. The language was very tame, but most Bond movies are pretty good in that department.

All in all, it's a "fair" Bond and nothing else. Just because Connery is in it, it doesn't mean it's automatically good. Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan have proved they could play the role well, too.


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