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James Bond heads to The Bahamas to recover two nuclear warheads stolen by SPECTRE agent Emilio Largo in an international extortion scheme.

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James Bond
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Domino
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Largo
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Fiona
Rik Van Nutter ...
Felix Leiter
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Count Lippe
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Patricia
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Paula
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'M'
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'Q'
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Moneypenny
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Foreign Secretary
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Pinder
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Palazzi
Rose Alba ...
Madame Boitier
Philip Locke ...
Vargas
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Kutze
Michael Brennan ...
Janni
Leonard Sachs ...
Group Captain
Edward Underdown ...
Air Vice Marshal
Reginald Beckwith ...
Kenniston
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Hydrofoil Captain
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anthony Bailey ...
Radar Navigator (uncredited)
Gábor Baraker ...
SPECTRE Representative (uncredited)
Amelia Bayntun ...
Mrs. Karlski (uncredited)
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Sentry at RAF Base (uncredited)
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Cafe Martinique Dancer (uncredited)
Courtney Brown ...
SPECTRE Diver (uncredited)
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SPECTRE Henchman (uncredited)
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SPECTRE Number 9 (uncredited)
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Casino Patron (uncredited)
Cecil Cheng ...
SPECTRE Number 7 (uncredited)
Tom Clegg ...
Henchman (uncredited)
Catherine Clemence ...
Madame LaPorte (uncredited) (voice)
Harold Coyne ...
Casino Patron (uncredited)
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Vulcan Bomber Crewman (uncredited)
Bill Cummings ...
Quist (uncredited)
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Ernst Stavro Blofeld (uncredited)
King Errisson ...
Bongo Player Cafe Martinique (uncredited)
Henry Ford II ...
Extra at the Nassau Casino (uncredited)
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Senior RAF Staff Officer (uncredited)
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Vulcan Bomber Pilot (uncredited)
Aidan Harrington ...
Displaced Persons Agency Clerk (uncredited)
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Girl in Kiss Kiss Club (uncredited)
Philo Hauser ...
Mr. Karlski (uncredited)
George Hilsdon ...
Casino Patron (uncredited)
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Group Captain Dawson (uncredited)
Murray Kash ...
SPECTRE Number 11 (uncredited)
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Prue (uncredited)
John Ketteringham ...
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Roy Lansford ...
Casino Patron (uncredited)
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Man at Army Meeting (uncredited)
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Disco Volante Crewman (uncredited)
André Maranne ...
SPECTRE Number 10 (uncredited)
Kevin McClory ...
Man Smoking at Nassau Casino (uncredited)
Albert Michel ...
Priest at Bouvar's Funeral (uncredited)
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Madame LaPorte (uncredited)
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Vulcan Bomber Crewman (uncredited)
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Ernst Stavro Blofeld (uncredited) (voice)
Lloyd Reckord ...
Pinder's Assistant (uncredited)
Robert Rietty ...
Emilio Largo (uncredited) (voice)
Peter Roy ...
006 (uncredited)
Charles Russhon ...
Air Force Officer (uncredited)
Pat Ryan ...
Naval Officer in Situation Room (uncredited)
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Ambulance Attendant (uncredited)
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Colonel Jacques Bouvar - SPECTRE #6 (uncredited)
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SPECTRE Number 5 (uncredited)
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Dominique 'Domino' Derval (uncredited) (voice)
Pearl Walters ...
Lady in Casino (uncredited)
Sheree Winton ...
Woman at Café Martinique (uncredited)

Directed by

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Terence Young

Written by

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Richard Maibaum ... (screenplay) and
John Hopkins ... (screenplay)
 
Jack Whittingham ... (original screenplay)
 
Kevin McClory ... (original story) &
Jack Whittingham ... (original story) and
Ian Fleming ... (original story)

Produced by

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Kevin McClory ... producer
Albert R. Broccoli ... producer (uncredited)
Harry Saltzman ... producer (uncredited)
Stanley Sopel ... associate producer (uncredited)

Music by

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John Barry

Cinematography by

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Ted Moore ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Ernest Hosler

Editorial Department

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Peter R. Hunt ... supervising editor (as Peter Hunt)
Ben Rayner ... assembly editor (uncredited)
Steve Cuiffo ... negative cutter (uncredited)

Production Design by

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Ken Adam

Art Direction by

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Peter Murton

Set Decoration by

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Peter Lamont ... (uncredited)

Makeup Department

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Basil Newall ... makeup artist
Paul Rabiger ... makeup artist
Eileen Warwick ... hairdresser

Production Management

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David Middlemas ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Gus Agosti ... assistant director
Ricou Browning ... second unit director: underwater sequences (uncredited)
Peter R. Hunt ... second unit director (uncredited)
Richard Jenkins ... assistant director (uncredited)
Robert Watts ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Freda Pearson ... set dresser
Michael White ... assistant art director
John Chisholm ... property master (uncredited)
William Creighton ... carpenter: Vulcan Bomber mock-up (uncredited)
Peter Lamont ... chief draughtsman (uncredited)
Ron Quelch ... production buyer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Maurice Askew ... sound recordist
Harry Miller ... dubbing editor
Bert Ross ... sound recordist
Norman Wanstall ... dubbing editor
Graham V. Hartstone ... sound assistant (uncredited)
Lionel Strutt ... re-recording engineer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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John Stears ... special effects
Frank George ... special effects (uncredited)
Garth Inns ... special effects (uncredited)
Bert Luxford ... special effects technician (uncredited)
James Snow ... special effects (uncredited)
Jimmy Ward ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Cliff Culley ... optical effects supervisor (uncredited)
Roy Field ... visual effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Ray Andrew ... stunt diver (uncredited)
Bernard Barnsley ... stunts (uncredited)
Evelyne Boren ... underwater sequences stunt double: Claudine Auger (uncredited)
Courtney Brown ... stunt diver (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)
Ian Bulloch ... stunts (uncredited)
Yvan Chiffre ... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Tom Clegg ... stunts (uncredited)
Tim Condren ... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Cummings ... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Dunne ... stunts (uncredited)
Yaeger Gordon ... rocket belt pilot (uncredited)
Richard Graydon ... stunts (uncredited)
Arthur Howell ... stunts (uncredited)
George Leech ... stunts (uncredited)
Rick Lester ... stunts (uncredited)
John McLaughlin ... underwater sequences stunt double: Largo (uncredited)
Nosher Powell ... stunts (uncredited)
Harold Sanderson ... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Sawyer ... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Silk ... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Simmons ... stunt double: Guy Doleman (uncredited) / stunt double: Sean Connery (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)
Bill Suiter ... flying stuntman (uncredited)
Dick Ziker ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Lamar Boren ... underwater cameraman: Underwater Sequences
John Winbolt ... camera operator
Egil S. Woxholt ... second unit cameraman (as Egil Woxholt)
Ray Andrew ... clapper loader (uncredited)
Oscar Barber ... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Ron Drinkwater ... focus puller: second unit (uncredited)
Edmund Gibson ... underwater photographer (uncredited)
Richard Moore ... underwater camera operator (uncredited)
George Pink ... camera operator (uncredited)
Michael Reed ... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Laurie Shane ... electrician (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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John Brady ... wardrobe master
Anthony Mendleson ... wardrobe designer
Anthony Sinclair ... suits: Sean Connery s
Eileen Sullivan ... wardrobe mistress

Location Management

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Frank Ernst ... location manager

Music Department

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John Barry ... conductor
Monty Norman ... composer: The 'James Bond' theme
Vic Flick ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Sidney Margo ... music contractor (uncredited)

Other crew

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Maurice Binder ... main title designed by
Albert R. Broccoli ... presenter (as Albert R.Broccoli)
Ricou Browning ... underwater director: Underwater Sequences
Joan Davis ... continuity girl
Huntington Hartford ... Paradise Island sequences by courtesy of (as Mr Huntingdon Hartford)
Jordan Klein Sr. ... underwater engineer: Underwater Sequences (as Jordan Klein)
Harry Saltzman ... presenter
Bob Simmons ... action sequences by
Richard E. Batchelder ... underwater specialist (uncredited)
Lamar Boren ... double: Claudine Auger (uncredited)
Ian Bulloch ... double: Sean Connery (uncredited)
David Michael Kay ... aviation services (uncredited)
Charles Russhon ... technical advisor (uncredited)
Ivan Tors ... supplier: divers and diving equipment (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

James Bond continues on his fourth mission, with his aim to recover two stolen warheads. They have been taken by the evil SPECTRE organization. The world is held hostage and Bond heads to Nassau. Here, he meets the beautiful Domino and is forced into a thrilling confrontation with SPECTRE agent Emilio Largo, on board his boat, the Disco Volante. Will 007 prevent the killing of millions of innocent victims? Written by simon_hrdng

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Taglines FANTASTIC 'BOND' SALE [Reissue poster] See more »
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Also Known As
  • Longitude 78 West (United Kingdom)
  • Ian Fleming's Thunderball (United Kingdom)
  • James Bond, Secret Agent (World-wide, English title)
  • Opération Tonnerre (France)
  • James Bond 007 - Feuerball (Germany)
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Runtime
  • 130 min
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Box Office

Budget $9,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $77,600,000

Did You Know?

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Trivia Bond enters the reception area, hangs up his hat, then enters the meeting with M. When he exits M's meeting, after his chitchat with Miss Moneypenny, he goes to the hat rack to find that his hat is gone. Bond states, "I thought I wore a hat when I came in.." This was the final appearance of James Bond wearing a hat as a fashion statement. (With the exception of the opening scene of On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)) See more »
Goofs When James gets the gadgets he is told that the watch was a geiger counter and the camera would takes 8 pictures quickly when the button was held down. Later 007 tells Domino that the camera is the geiger counter and will work when she presses the button. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Bond Sound: The Music of 007 (2000). See more »
Soundtracks Thunderball See more »
Quotes [Placing Fiona's body in a chair after she is shot on the dance floor]
James Bond: Do you mind if my friend sits this one out? She's just dead.
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