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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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Guy Hamilton

Writers:

Richard Maibaum (screenplay), Paul Dehn (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Connery ... James Bond
Gert Fröbe ... Goldfinger (as Gert Frobe)
Honor Blackman ... Pussy Galore
Shirley Eaton ... Jill Masterson
Tania Mallet ... Tilly Masterson
Harold Sakata ... Oddjob (as Harold Sakata {Tosh Togo})
Bernard Lee ... 'M'
Martin Benson ... Solo
Cec Linder ... Felix Leiter
Austin Willis Austin Willis ... Simmons
Lois Maxwell ... Moneypenny
Bill Nagy ... Midnight
Michael Mellinger ... Kisch
Peter Cranwell Peter Cranwell ... Johnny
Nadja Regin ... Bonita
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Storyline

James Bond (Sir Sean Connery) is back and his next mission takes him to Fort Knox, where Auric Goldfinger (Gert Fröbe) 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 (Honor Blackman). She might not have feelings for Bond, but will 007 help her change her mind? Written by simon_hrdng

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Everything he touches turns to excitement (USA poster) See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English | Chinese | Spanish

Release Date:

9 January 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Goldfinger See more »

Filming Locations:

Realp, Uri, Switzerland See more »

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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:

$124,900,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Eon Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Honor Blackman authored a book titled "Honor Blackman's Book of Self Defense", published in 1965. See more »

Goofs

The wires used to direct the plane Bond is travelling on to meet the US President are visible several times. 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 original UK release ended with "James Bond will return in 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'" but by the time the film was released in America the decision had been made to make Thunderball next so the credits were changed accordingly. See more »

Alternate Versions

West German theatrical version was edited for violence (ie. Goldfinger kills Mr. Ling, Oddjob gets electrocuted) to secure a "Not under 12" rating. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

James Bond Theme
Music by Monty Norman
Arrangement by John Barry
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User Reviews

"No Mr Bond, I expect you to die!"
12 September 2002 | by uds3See all my reviews

Could anyone not recognise that line today...and still be clinically alive?

You hear talk about a "hit movie" today...what's that? "xXx" ??? (which itself owes its total existence to this film!) No my friends, "Success" is queuing up down the street to watch a film screening two sessions ahead. GOLDFINGER was such an enormous hit in '64 nothing much else mattered but THE BEATLES and seeing Connery do his thing! and let me add, NO-ONE has ever done the James Bond thing better...as Vin Diesel himself readily admits.

GOLDFINGER was everything that James Bond, action movies and escapism in general ever COULD amount to. Dated it may be, laughable back-projections yes! outrageous jump-suits and hair-styles....but still no one has come up with a better Bond film - and God they've had 18 stabs at it! PLUS a few ring-ins. (CASINO ROYALE, NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN) Much of the credit for this fantastic film must go to the (then) new Bond Director Guy Hamilton, who ushered-in here an acknowledgment that Bond must grow and develop as a character and the ability to be able to send both himself and the series up via some smart dialog. How they ever managed to get away with the name "Pussy Galore" on screen, still staggers me!

The gadgets hit a new high with this third outing which at the box office that year blew most everything else off the screen. At the London theater premiere, they had the famous Aston Martin actually there in the foyer...and you people think the latest Holden Commodore has some meaning???? Gimmee a break guys! Its taken them forty years to make publically available the satellite tracking system used here. THAT'S how far ahead of its time it was!

Was this packed with memorable dialog too? "This is GOLD Mr Bond!" "Lovely sport!" "Oh, he had a pressing engagement," "You don't look like the sort of girl should be ditched!" and the quintessential "I never joke about my work 007" Gert Frobe's villainous Goldfinger has never been improved upon and Harold Sakata's bad-guy Oddjob simply never equalled.

GOLDFINGER had everything. It stands as perhaps THE icon of 60's movie-making and for those lucky enough to have been around then, it remains the most beloved of nostalgic revisitations.


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