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Never Say Never Again (1983)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Thriller  |  7 October 1983 (USA)
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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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$36,000,000 (estimated)

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$55,500,000 (USA)
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Barbara Carrera (Fatima Blush) did her love scenes with Sean Connery herself, declining the offer to use a body double. See more »

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When Largo's henchmen are moving the warhead through the tunnel, one of them cries out in German: "Pass' auf die Mauer auf!" This is a mistranslation, because "Mauer" is explicitly a "brick wall" in German and can't be used for tunnel walls hewn from the rock. It should have been the more general word "Wand". See more »

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M: Too many free radicals. That's your problem.
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M: Yes. They're toxins that destroy the body and the brain, caused by eating too much red meat and white bread and too many dry martinis!
James Bond: Then I shall cut out the white bread, sir.
M: Oh, you'll do more than THAT, 007. From now on you will suffer a strict regimen of diet and exercise; we shall PURGE those toxins from you!
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M: You got it!
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Une Chanson D'amour
Words by Michel Legrand & Jean Drejac
Music by Michel Legrand
Sung by Sophie Della
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Playing Tag With Mr. Shark
26 December 2008 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

I've always liked Sean Connery, but as James Bond I've always favored Roger Moore. Still it was Connery who set the Bond standard and while he had by 1983 established himself as something other than James Bond, the money must have been irresistible for him to make one more appearance as 007 and save the world from the evil designs of Spectre.

And what designs they are in Never Say Never Again. SPECTRE with the help of a foolish young Air Force officer who happens to be Kim Bassinger's brother stole two nuclear missiles during a war games exercise and now SPECTRE headed by Blofeld, played here by Max Von Sydow is threatening blackmail of the world.

Von Sydow's operations guy is Klaus Maria Brandauer who is also courting Bassinger and is a bit on the crazy side. And he's got a female assassin working for him in Barbara Carrera who makes Angelina Jolie as Nora Croft look like Mrs. Butterworth.

But before Sean Connery can even get started he's got to deal with a new 'M' running things at British Intelligence. Edward Fox thinks Connery is old fashioned in his methods and costs the British taxpayers too much money with his violent ways. I really did enjoy Fox's performance, he's like the great grandson of Colonel Blimp.

I also enjoyed Carrera, she's something to look at and quite resourceful in her methods. When she's scuba diving with Connery in the Bahamas, note how she puts Mr. Shark on 007's case.

Will Connery do James Bond again? He was widely quoted as saying who would they cast him as at this point, Roger Moore's father? But I think Connery would still be formidable in a wheelchair.


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