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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
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 ... Chinese Girl - 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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This Man IS James Bond [US subway final advance poster] See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

Lewis Gilbert originally turned down the directing job on this movie. He accepted after producer Albert R. Broccoli called him, saying: "You can't give up this job. It's the largest audience in the world." See more »

Goofs

When Bond is fighting Hans, Hans throws one punch that doesn't even come close to making contact, but a sound effect is played as if it connected. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Astronaut - American Spacecraft #1: 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 - American Spacecraft #1: 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 Ultimate Edition reinserts some additional brief scenes that were omitted from early video versions and English broadcasts. Missing brief scenes were:
  • 1) Tiger shows Bond the rocket guns.
  • 2) A ninja cuts the arms off the 'hay man'.
  • 3) A ninja throws shooting stars.
  • 4) An assassin attempts to kill Bond by a spike out of the pole.
  • 5) Tiger's throw of the stars at Blofeld's arm is longer.
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Soundtracks

You Only Live Twice
Music by John Barry
Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Performed by Nancy Sinatra
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Japa Easy Chicks Fall for western man
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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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:

$43,086,122
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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)| 4-Track Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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