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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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This Man IS James Bond [US subway final advance poster] See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM [United States]

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)

Gross USA:

$43,084,787

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,084,787
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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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Trivia

This was the second highest-grossing movie of 1967 after The Dirty Dozen (1967). See more »

Goofs

After Little Nellie has been assembled, Tanaka calls it a "toy helicopter". Little Nellie is actually a type of aircraft known as an autogyro, and Tanaka should have been able to recognize the difference between the two types of aircraft. However, since the average viewer would not know the difference it is possible that the producers intentionally allowed the incorrect reference to stand. 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

Tetsuro Tanba, the Japanese actor playing Tiger Tanaka, is listed in the English language credits at "Tetsuro Tamba." See more »

Alternate Versions

The mid-1970s broadcast on ABC was confusingly reedited in places, and in fact placed the pre-credits scenes AFTER the opening credits, save for a few seconds shown prior to the theme song. See more »

Connections

Referenced in You Only Live Twice: A Volcano for 007 (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

You Only Live Twice
Music by John Barry
Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Performed by Nancy Sinatra
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Fun, Exotic And Stupid
30 November 2018 | by Shashana-RosensteinSee all my reviews

While the action never ceases, which is great, and the locale is exotic, and Japan is always cool, many of the sequences seem there just to showcase Japan. How much of these films is sponsored by tourist bureaus I cannot know, but as a viewer one can enjoy the action and the intrigue by ignoring the unneeded sequences or rather treating them as amusement to watch. I always thought Roger Moore is the better Bond, but the Sean Connery ones are entertaining to watch too. You Only Live Twice is fun.


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