A fake Fabergé egg, and a fellow Agent's death, lead James Bond to uncover an international jewel-smuggling operation, headed by the mysterious Octopussy, being used to disguise a nuclear attack on N.A.T.O. forces.
James Bond's mission is to find out who has been smuggling diamonds, which are not re-appearing. He adopts another identity in the form of Peter Franks. He joins up with Tiffany Case, and acts as if he is smuggling the diamonds, but everyone is hungry for these diamonds. He also has to avoid Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd, the dangerous couple who do not leave anyone in their way. Ernst Stavro Blofeld isn't out of the question. He may have changed his looks, but is he linked with the heist? And if he is, can Bond finally defeat his ultimate enemy.Written by
Filming of the moon buggy chase took place on July 20, 1971, the second anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission which landed men on the moon. Six days after the filming Apollo 15 was launched, which was the first "J" mission to use the Lunar Roving Vehicle. In real-life, the mission was originally slated as Apollo 19, but the cancellation of three Apollo flights (the original Apollo 15 mission was scheduled as an H4 mission, and Apollo 20 was the first one to be cancelled, since it was reassigned to the Apollo Applications Program, which the Skylab space station was launched). See more »
When Bond remarks that Tiffany could get 20 years to life, she responds, "20 years to life?" but halfway through her sentence, her and Bond change positions, and her mouth is not moving for the remainder of the sentence. See more »
[tossing Japanese man around]
Where is he? I shan't ask you politely next time. Where is Blofeld?
Cai... Cai... Cairo!
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THE END of DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER James Bond will return in LIVE AND LET DIE See more »
Prior to the film's release in Britain in 1971, the BBFC made some cuts to it. The fight between Franks and Bond was reduced, as was Bond's use of the fire extinguisher to kill Franks. Towards the end of the film, shots were reduced of Bond acting menacingly with a brandy bottle and the sight of the burning Mr. Kidd jumping over the ship's rail was omitted. These cuts were reinstated for future VHS and DVD releases. See more »
When it comes to Bond films I watch with trepidation, as I either really like them or absolutely hate them. Diamonds are Forever falls in the former category although I'm not totally sure why. It's like after the serious action-packed 60's they decided to just calm down and relax, this is the most chilled out and mellow Bond film there is. It has that air of coolness that only early 70's films seem to have. There is a plot of sorts but there's no rush to get there. John Barry's score is his most jazzy and laid back. You feel this was the Bond film that most inspired Tarentino. Do you think so Mr Wint, I do Mr Kidd. Connery seems to really enjoy himself playing Bond again, now surprisingly looking older than his forty years although he was still younger than Roger Moore when he played Bond for the first time the following year, the role seems to fit him even better than before. It's a cool...(7/10).
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