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Goldfinger (1964)

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While investigating a gold magnate's smuggling, James Bond uncovers a plot to contaminate the Fort Knox gold reserve.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... James Bond
... Goldfinger (as Gert Frobe)
... Pussy Galore
... Jill Masterson
... Tilly Masterson
... Oddjob (as Harold Sakata {Tosh Togo})
... 'M'
... Solo
... Felix Leiter
Austin Willis ... Simmons
... Moneypenny
... Midnight
... Kisch
Peter Cranwell ... Johnny
... Bonita
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Storyline

Bond is back and his next mission takes him to Fort Knox, where Auric Goldfinger and his henchman are planning to raid Fort Knox and obliterate the world economy. To save the world once again, Bond will need to become friends with Goldfinger, dodge killer hats and avoid Goldfinger's personal pilot, the sexy Pussy Galore. She might not have feelings for Bond, but will 007 help her change her mind? Written by simon_hrdng

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Release Date:

9 January 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£42,113 (United Kingdom), 26 September 1964, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$51,081,062

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$73,800,000
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Concerned about censors, the producers thought about changing Pussy's name to "Kitty Galore", but they and Guy Hamilton decided "if you were a ten-year old boy and knew what the name meant, you weren't a ten-year old boy, you were a dirty little bitch. The American censor was concerned, but we got round that by inviting him and his wife out to dinner and told him we were big supporters of the Republican Party." See more »

Goofs

In addition to what has been pointed out by others about the small Ford Falcon-based Ranchero truck never being able to carry the crushed Lincoln Continental (weight doesn't change because something is compacted to a smaller physical size), the Continental's large-block cast iron engine (which is fairly non-compressible)is almost as large as the depicted "cube" by itself let alone all the rest of the car's parts. Even today, there is no way a vehicle of that size can be turned into a compacted cube of the small size that was depicted, let alone with crushing equipment from 50 years ago. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sierra: Congratulations.
James Bond: Thank you.
Sierra: Mr. Ramirez and his friends will be out of business.
James Bond: At least they won't be using heroin flavored bananas to finance revolutions.
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Crazy Credits

THE END OF "GOLDFINGER" BUT JAMES BOND WILL BE BACK IN "THUNDERBALL" See more »


Soundtracks

James Bond Theme
Music by Monty Norman
Arrangement by John Barry
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The Standard by which later Bond films will be judged....
24 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

A great piece of escapism that has held up well thru the years as a tightly paced film and a standard by which other Bond films are often judged by. There are so many great scenes in this film that tickle me every time, when Bond outsmarts Goldfinger on the golf course, the Pussy Galore flying circus scenes, the scenes where the Mob bosses are eventually snuffed out, the Lincoln crushing scene because it's so outrageous to have crushed a new car, and the scene where Goldfinger gets pulled thru the plane's broken window to his demise, and many others. The classic theme as sung by the still great Shirley Bassey is a "10"!!(I saw her perform recently in Atlantic City NJ and she is awesome!..only odd thing is she did every Bond theme she recorded except "Goldfinger"..not sure why.) I have always enjoyed this film upon repeat viewings thru the years and always looked forward to it's occasional showing on Sunday night on ABC network in the years before video players were a common household item. I have always wondered about one scene in the movie if it's a mistake or not....when Bond and Goldfinger are fighting in the Plane for the gun and the gun goes off, there is a long shot of Bond grabbing hold of one of the plane's seats as Goldfinger is flying toward the broken window..but I swear there is a person lying in the isle on the floor near Bond!?? If this is so, who is it supposed to be? A person who got knocked out when debris started flying? Is it the Asian hostess that spied on Bond when he was on board the last time? It's such a quick shot I swear my eyes are fooling me! I hope someone can answer my question!


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