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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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Budget:

$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,958,157 (USA) (10 October 1983)

Gross:

$55,500,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Naomie Harris, who plays Miss Eve Moneypenny in the James Bond films, became the sixth major actor/actress who has starred in motion pictures based on works of John le Carré and Ian Fleming, famous spy novelists. Harris' role as Gail Perkins in Our Kind of Traitor (2016), follows her two appearances in Bond movies, in Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015). Pierce Brosnan and Sean Connery have previously portrayed James Bond on screen, and have starred in le Carré film adaptations (The Tailor of Panama (2001) and The Russia House (1990) respectively), the latter, which has a title that evokes Fleming's From Russia with Love (1963), which starred Connery as Bond. Of Connery's 007 Bond films, Never Say Never Again (1983), co-starred Klaus Maria Brandauer, who also appeared in The Russia House (1990). Connery and Brandauer have starred in the same two Bond and le Carré spy movies. Moreover, Harris and Brosnan both appeared in After the Sunset (2004). The first actor to portray M in the Bond films, Bernard Lee, was the first actor to do Fleming and le Carré. Lee appeared as Patmore in le Carré's The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965), which was the first film adaptation of a le Carré novel. The le Carré film The Constant Gardener (2005) starred Ralph Fiennes, who played Justin Quayle, and has portrayed M in Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015), with Harris playing Eve Moneypenny in the two. Rachel Weisz, the wife of Daniel Craig, previously played Tessa Quayle in The Constant Gardener (2005), for which she won a Best Actress in a Supporting Role Academy Award, with Wiesz and Fiennes playing husband and wife in that movie. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Domino Petachi: That feels *so* good.
James Bond: It certainly does.
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Soundtracks

Une Chanson d'Amour
Music by Michel Legrand
Lyrics by Jean Dréjac
Performed by Sophie Della
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Even the title caves in on itself
21 May 2003 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

The moot Bond, or even maverick Bond perhaps. It's pretty terrible, a slick but fraying remake of Thunderball. I've never liked the washed out picture, all powerful sunlight and 80s pastel costume design. But there's good stuff too. There's Michel Legrand's score (the opening song has to substitute for the copyright pre-title sequence). There's pre-hyperbole Kim Basinger. There's Barbara Carrera dressed as a nurse

  • the sort of nurse you'd find in a Camden nightclub. Above all there's
the pungently nasty Spectre field operative of Klaus Maria Brandauer. I'm always shocked by the sickness and menace of the sequence in the gym. Largely tripe though 3/10


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