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Never Say Never Again -- Sean Connery returns for his final appearance as James Bond.  In this remake of Thunderball, Bond is brought out of retirement to investigate the theft of two nuclear weapons by SPECTRE.
Never Say Never Again -- A SPECTRE agent has stolen two American nuclear warheads, and James Bond must find their targets before they are detonated.


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7 October 1983 (USA) See more »
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A SPECTRE agent has stolen two American nuclear warheads, and James Bond must find their targets before they are detonated. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sean Connery ... James Bond

Klaus Maria Brandauer ... Maximilian Largo

Max von Sydow ... Blofeld (as Max Von Sydow)

Barbara Carrera ... Fatima

Kim Basinger ... Domino

Bernie Casey ... Leiter

Alec McCowen ... 'Q' Algy

Edward Fox ... 'M'

Pamela Salem ... Miss Moneypenny

Rowan Atkinson ... Small-Fawcett
Valerie Leon ... Lady in Bahamas
Milos Kirek ... Kovacs (as Milow Kirek)
Pat Roach ... Lippe
Anthony Sharp ... Lord Ambrose
Prunella Gee ... Patricia

Gavan O'Herlihy ... Jack Petachi

Ronald Pickup ... Elliott
Robert Rietty ... Italian Minister
Guido Adorni ... Italian Minister
Vincent Marzello ... Culpepper
Christopher Reich ... Number 5
Billy J. Mitchell ... Captain Pederson
Manning Redwood ... General Miller
Anthony Van Laast ... Kurt
Saskia Cohen Tanugi ... Nicole
Sylvia Marriott ... French Minister
Dan Meaden ... Bouncer at Casino
Michael Medwin ... Doctor at Shrublands
Lucy Hornak ... Nurse at Shrublands
Derek Deadman ... Porter at Shrublands
Joanna Dickens ... Cook at Shrublands
Tony Alleff ... Auctioneer
Paul Tucker ... Ship's Steward
Brenda Kempner ... Masseuse
Jill Meager ... Receptionist at Health Spa
John Stephen Hill ... Communications Officer
Wendy Leech ... Girl Hostage
Roy Bowe ... Ship's Captain
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Roy Alon ... Prison Guard Thrown into Sea (uncredited)
Andy Bradford ... Spectre Henchman (uncredited)
Tony Cyrus ... Arab Buyer (uncredited)

Amy Irving ... Female Computer Eye Scan Voice (uncredited) (unconfirmed) (voice)
Rocky Taylor ... Hostage Guard (uncredited)

Directed by
Irvin Kershner 
Writing credits
Kevin McClory (based on an original story by) &
Jack Whittingham (based on an original story by) &
Ian Fleming (based on an original story by)

Lorenzo Semple Jr. (screenplay)

Dick Clement  uncredited
Ian La Frenais  uncredited

Produced by
Michael Dryhurst .... associate producer
Kevin McClory .... executive producer
Jack Schwartzman .... producer
Original Music by
Michel Legrand 
Cinematography by
Douglas Slocombe (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ian Crafford 
Casting by
Maggie Cartier 
Production Design by
Stephen B. Grimes  (as Stephen Grimes)
Philip Harrison 
Art Direction by
Leslie Dilley (supervising art director)
Roy Stannard 
Michael White 
Set Decoration by
Peter Howitt 
Costume Design by
Charles Knode 
Makeup Department
Robin Grantham .... chief makeup artist
Ilona Herman .... make up & hairdresser: Mr. Connery
Stephanie Kaye .... chief hairdresser
Sue Love .... hairdresser
Christine Allsopp .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Jean-Pierre Avice .... production manager: France (as Jean Pierre Avice)
Malcolm J. Christopher .... production manager: Bahamas (as Malcolm Christopher)
John Davis .... production manager: (U.K. )
Alexander De Grunwald .... production supervisor (as Alex De Grunwald)
Evzen Kolar .... unit manager: second unit
Apolinar Rabinal .... production manager: Spain
Arnold Ross .... production manager: Spain
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roy Button .... assistant director
Gregory Dark .... assistant director (as Greg Dark)
Carlos Gil .... assistant director
Steve Harding .... assistant director
Michael D. Moore .... second unit director (as Michael Moore)
David Tomblin .... first assistant director
Raoul Girard .... first assistant director (uncredited)
Marc Jenny .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Christopher Newman .... assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Christopher Newman .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Asad Qureshi .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Carlos Scola .... second assistant director: Spain (uncredited)
Julian Wall .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Robert Betts .... stand-by crew
Leslie Dilley .... supervising art director
Joe Dipple .... stand-by crew
George Djurkovic .... assistant art director
Don Dossett .... assistant art director
George Gibbons .... stand-by crew
Peter Hancock .... property master
Stephen Hargreaves .... stand-by crew
Robert Hill .... stand-by crew
John Lanzer .... property buyer
Bill Welch .... construction manager
Alan Williams .... stand-by crew (as Allan Williams)
John Wood .... assistant art director
Alan Booth .... construction manager (uncredited)
Michael Finlay .... painter (uncredited)
Dave Midson .... chargehand dressing prop (uncredited)
Denis Rich .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Peter Russell .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Cameron Striewski .... art director: world domination game sequence (uncredited)
Sound Department
David Allen .... sound mixer
Taffy Haines .... sound maintenance
Simon Kaye .... sound recordist
Ray Merrin .... dubbing assistant
John Poyner .... dubbing editor
Bill Rowe .... dubbing mixer
David Sutton .... sound boom
Norman Wanstall .... dubbing editor
Lionel Strutt .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
David Beavis .... special effects technician
David Harris .... special effects technician
Branwell McClory .... special effects technician
Trevor Neighbour .... special effects technician (as Trevor Neighbor)
Roger Nichols .... special effects technician (as Roger Nicholls)
David H. Watkins .... special effects technician (as David Watkins)
Ian Wingrove .... special effects supervisor
Michael Dawson .... special effects administrator (uncredited)
Yves De Bono .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Terry Glass .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Steve Hamilton .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Roger Dorney .... optical supervisor
David Dryer .... supervisor of special visual effects
Robert Shepherd .... optical special effects production supervisor (as Robert R. Shepherd)
Douglas Smith .... optical chief camera operator
Michael Backauskas .... visual effects assistant editor (uncredited)
David Bartholomew .... visual effects assistant editor (uncredited)
Alan Church .... optical camera (uncredited)
Denny Kelly .... visual effects editor (uncredited)
Michael Douglas Middleton .... visual effects still photographer (uncredited)
Tom Pahk .... model maker (uncredited)
Smokey Stover .... visual effects (uncredited)
Roy Alon .... stunts
Vic Armstrong .... stunt coordinator
Dickey Beer .... stunts (as Dickie Beer)
Marc Boyle .... stunts
Edward Garcia Garcia .... stunts
Frank Henson .... stunts
Billy Horrigan .... stunts
Wendy Leech .... stunts
Glenn Randall Jr. .... stunt consultant: first & second units (as Glenn Randall)
Michael Runyard .... motorcycle stunts (as Mike Runyard)
Vic Armstrong .... high fall on horseback stunt double: Sean Connery (uncredited)
Vic Armstrong .... stunt double: Gavan O'Herlihy (uncredited)
Andy Bradford .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Terry Cade .... stunts (uncredited)
Clive Curtis .... stunts (uncredited)
Jim Dowdall .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Tracey Eddon .... high fall on horseback stunt double: Kim Basinger (uncredited)
Terry Forrestal .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Alan Gold .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Nick Hobbs .... additional stunts (uncredited)
George Leech .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Jimmy Lodge .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Wayne Michaels .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Valentino Musetti .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Dinny Powell .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Powell .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Greg Powell .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Doug Robinson .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Tony Smart .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Stuart St. Paul .... stunts (uncredited)
Roy Street .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Rocky Taylor .... stunts (uncredited)
Tip Tipping .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Robert Trahan .... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Walsh .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Bill Weston .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Nick Wilkinson .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Allwork .... aerial photography
Paul Beeson .... director of photography: second unit
Keith Blake .... focus puller
Wally Byatt .... camera operator
Martin Evans .... electrical gaffer
Michael Ferris .... underwater camera operator (as Mike Ferris)
Jordan Klein Sr. .... underwater camera operator (as Jordan Klein)
Ray Meehan .... best boy
Brian Osborne .... camera grip
Bob Penn .... stills photographer
Robert Steadman .... director of photography: underwater sequences (as Bob Steadman)
Montie Taylor .... underwater gaffer
Robin Vidgeon .... focus puller
Chic Waterson .... camera operator
Paul Beeson .... additional photographer (uncredited)
Tony Brown .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Wick Finch .... electrician (uncredited)
Martin Kenzie .... second assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Jordan Klein Jr. .... underwater assistant camera (uncredited)
Nigel Seal .... focus puller (uncredited)
Jimmy Worley .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Jane Feinberg .... casting: USA
Mike Fenton .... casting: USA
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ron Beck .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Bill Barringer .... assistant film editor
Annie Charvein .... assistant film editor
Robert Lawrence .... supervising film editor
Nick Moore .... assistant film editor (as Nicholas Moore)
Peter Musgrave .... additional editing
Wally Nelson .... assistant film editor
John Nuth .... assistant film editor
Kant Pan .... assistant film editor
Joe Seaton .... assistant film editor
Isabelle Devinck .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Ian La Frenais .... additional editing (uncredited)
Music Department
Herb Alpert .... music producer: title song
Herb Alpert .... musician: trumpet solo, title song
Keith Grant .... music mixer
Michel Legrand .... conductor
Valerie Lesser .... music editor
Sergio Mendes .... music producer: title song (as Sergio Mendez)
Transportation Department
Gerry Turner .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Guy Alimo .... technical advisor
Jill Bender .... production assistant
Ricou Browning .... underwater sequence director
Scott Carpenter .... underwater consultant
Gilly Case .... assistant: Mr. Kershner (as Gillian Case)
Ira Curtis-Coleman .... television, computer and electric effects (as Ira Coleman)
Rob Dickinson .... electronic graphics supervisor (as Rob Dickenson)
Jeff Freedman .... merchandising coordinator
Beatrice Geffriaud .... production assistant
Anne Glanfield .... location consultant
Moby Griffin .... boat master (as 'Moby' Griffin)
Sara Keene .... unit publicist
Pamela Mann .... script supervisor (as Pamela Mann Francis)
Kevin McClory .... presenter
Yvonne McGeeney .... assistant: Mr. Schwartzman
Gavin McKinney .... dive master
Gladys Pearce .... production coordinator
Julian Plowden .... associate: Mr. Schwartzman
Linda Rabin .... production assistant
Micheline Roquebrune .... title: "Never Say Never Again" by (as Micheline Connery)
Jack Schwartzman .... presenter
Anne Schwebel .... assistant: Mr. Schwartzman
Talia Shire .... consultant to producer (as Talia Shire Schwartzman)
Jack Smith .... production controller
Anne Marie Stein .... assistant: Mr. Kershner
Paul Tucker .... production accountant
Brian O. Haynes .... location manager (uncredited)
Alex Matcham .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Guy Pechard .... location manager (uncredited)
Gail Samuelson .... secretary: Sean Connery and Michael Dryhurst (uncredited)
Steven Seagal .... martial arts instructor (uncredited)
Adnan Khashoggi .... thanks (as 'A.K.')
Robert A. Shaheen .... thanks
Crew verified as complete

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134 min | Germany:121 min (cut version)
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints) (in selected theatres)
Australia:M | Brazil:12 | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Finland:K-15/13 (2001 reform re-rating) | Finland:K-12/9 (2012 reform re-rating) | France:U | Germany:12 (DVD and Blu-ray version) (uncut) | Iceland:12 | Ireland:PG | Netherlands:12 | Norway:15 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | UK:PG (cut) | USA:PG | West Germany:12 (theatrical and VHS version) (cut)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Besides Sean Connery, only one other performer was involved in both this film and the original Thunderball (1965): Robert Rietty (Italian Minister) voiced the character of Largo in the original.See more »
Errors in geography: The subterranean location where Largo is going to hide the second bomb is supposed to be along the Mediterranean shores in North Africa and in an area rich of oilfields, however the map Bond examines on the submarine with the "tears of Allah" silhouette shows a section of the Eritrean costs of the Red Sea and there are no oilfields in Eritrea.See more »
Fatima Blush:Jack must do as he's told to keep his FAST CARS and his PRETTY CLOTHES. And if he wants to keep his sister alive...
Jack Petachi:You leave Domino out of this or I'll...
[He attacks Fatima but she quickly beats him up]
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31 out of 58 people found the following review useful.
Not as bad as I heard it was, 17 January 2002
Author: mm-39 from Winnipeg

This film is supose to be so bad, I never rented it for years. I sure was wrong, I gave it a 6, when I heard this movie was a 3. James Bond comming out of traing to the live field is a ok concept. The film is on a lower budget, but they did well with what they have. This film shows how good of an actor Sean Connery is. Bronson with three time the budget never gets across in the mannor, or humor which Connery can. Connery makes this movie worth watching he adds so much to the scenes; when he gets into a fight he gives it Bond magic. Connery delivers a one liner in a James Bond way. He maybe old, but there was still some gas in the tank.

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Really irritating and annoying whiney theme tune. My-Little-Kitten
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