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You Only Live Twice (1967)

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Secret Agent James Bond and the Japanese Secret Service must find and stop the true culprit of a series of space hijackings, before war is provoked between Russia and the United States.

Director:

Lewis Gilbert

Writers:

Harold Jack Bloom (additional story material by), Roald Dahl (screenplay by)
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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

During the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union lose one spacecraft each after they are both seemingly swallowed whole by a second unidentified spacecraft. The two superpowers are quick to blame one another for the disappearances, causing tensions to skyrocket. The United Kingdom has an alternate theory regarding the disappearances however, a theory involving Japan, and sends their number one spy, James Bond, to investigate there. With the help of the Japanese Secret Service, he uncovers a plot far more sinister than anyone could have ever imagined. Written by goddangwatir

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Taglines:

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


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Sabina Sesselmann was considered for the part of Helga Brandt. See more »

Goofs

During the fight between Bond and the driver at Osato Chemicals, Bond flips the driver over his back and he drops the samurai sword. When the sword drops, it bounces on the floor and bends out of shape. 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 recent airing of "You Only Live Twice" during the Bond Picture Show on ABC, featured some differences. The opening song by Nancy Sinatra was altered to have the song sound like it is going a little faster. New opening credit graphic titles were created in the Lydian Font. (The original theatrical prints featured them in the Flare Gothic font.) The arrangement of the credits remained the same. Maurice Binder's original opening background designs were unaltered. See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Face Reveal Scenes in Movies (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

You Only Live Twice
Music by John Barry
Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Performed by Nancy Sinatra
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Bond San, Mister Tiger and Bond girls!!
14 November 2017 | by elo-equipamentosSee all my reviews

A lot of action, adventures in land and sea, gorgeous Bond girls, Rocket's crisis between great powers, a disguised and evil villain, everything has in the quite good Bond movie, nothing serious really, but delightful and enjoyable adventure in Japan, showing a very rare and amazing spots around, a marvelous and breathtaking landscape the movie and the great and unforgettable Japanese actor Tetsuro Tamba of so many magnificent Samurai's pictures!!

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First watch: 1985 / How many: 3 / Source: TV-DVD-Blu-Ray / Rating: 8


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Details

Official Sites:

MGM [United States]

Country:

UK | Japan

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

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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