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You Only Live Twice (1967)

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Agent 007 and the Japanese Secret Service ninja force must find and stop the true culprit of a series of spacejackings before nuclear war is provoked.

Director:

Lewis Gilbert

Writers:

Harold Jack Bloom (additional story material), Roald Dahl (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Connery ... James Bond
Akiko Wakabayashi ... Aki
Mie Hama ... Kissy Suzuki
Tetsurô Tanba ... Tiger Tanaka (as Tetsuro Tamba)
Teru Shimada ... Mr. Osato
Karin Dor ... Helga Brandt
Donald Pleasence ... Blofeld
Bernard Lee ... 'M'
Lois Maxwell ... Miss Moneypenny
Desmond Llewelyn ... 'Q'
Charles Gray ... Henderson
Tsai Chin ... Ling, Chinese Girl in Hong Kong
Peter Fanene Maivia Peter Fanene Maivia ... Car Driver
Burt Kwouk ... Spectre 3
Michael Chow ... Spectre 4
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Storyline

When an American space capsule is swallowed up by what they believe to be a Russian spaceship, World War III nearly breaks out. The British Government, however, suspect that other powers are at work as the space craft went down near Japan. S.P.E.C.T.R.E. is the force behind the theft, as James Bond discovers, but its motives are far from clear, and he must first find out where the captured space capsule is held before America and Russia initiate another world war. Written by Graeme Roy <gsr@cbmamiga.demon.co.uk>

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Taglines:

You Only Live Twice...and "TWICE" is the only way to live! See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English | Japanese | Russian

Release Date:

13 June 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ian Fleming's You Only Live Twice See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£21,036 (United Kingdom), 19 June 1967, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$43,084,787

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,500,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Eon Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

"Little Nellie" was based on the real-life Wallis Autogyro. Its inventor, Wing Commander K.H. Wallis, actually flew Little Nellie in this movie. The machine was incorporated into the plot after Production Designer Ken Adam heard Wallis in a radio interview discussing his invention. Wallis had to log eighty-five flights in total to film the sequence. It was filmed in the Japanese mountains except for one scene. The scene where the rockets were fired was filmed outside of Japan, because Japanese Law forbade the firing of rockets in the air. See more »

Goofs

When Aki is driving Bond to Shanghai, they are facing a back projection that shows the road in front. Aki doesn't even bother to turn the steering wheel and pretend to be driving. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Astronaut - 1st American Spacecraft: Calling CapCom. CapCom, this is Jupiter 16. Do you give a go for fourth orbit.
Houston CapCom: CapCom to Jupiter 16. Can you confirm O2 pressure is within limit.
Astronaut - 1st American Spacecraft: Roger. Everything looks good in the environmental control system.
Houston CapCom: Okay. Everything looks good from here. You have a go for fourth orbit.
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Crazy Credits

THE END of YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE but James Bond will be back ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE See more »

Alternate Versions

The 1995 MGM/UA video release includes English subtitles for Japanese dialogue heard during the scene where Bond is turned into a Japanese fisherman. Some TV prints do not have these subtitles. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Limitless: Badge! Gun! (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

You Only Live Twice
Music by John Barry
Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Performed by Nancy Sinatra
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16 April 2019 | by dradenperegrineSee all my reviews

Really that is it. Then accidents happen, aeroplanes don't hit the target and a whole construction is discovered yet no one knows how or when it was constructed. Anyway some chicks in bikini is a bonus so I bought it on DVD>


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