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The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

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James Bond is led to believe that he is targeted by the world's most expensive assassin while he attempts to recover sensitive solar cell technology that is being sold to the highest bidder.

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Guy Hamilton

Writers:

Richard Maibaum (screenplay), Tom Mankiewicz (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Moore ... James Bond
Christopher Lee ... Francisco Scaramanga
Britt Ekland ... Mary Goodnight
Maud Adams ... Andrea Anders
Hervé Villechaize ... Nick Nack
Clifton James ... Sheriff J.W. Pepper
Richard Loo ... Hai Fat
Soon-Tek Oh ... Lieutenant Hip (as Soon-Taik Oh)
Marc Lawrence ... Rodney
Bernard Lee ... 'M'
Lois Maxwell ... Moneypenny
Marne Maitland ... Lazar
Desmond Llewelyn ... 'Q'
James Cossins ... Colthorpe
Yao Lin Chen ... Chula (as Chan Yiu Lam)
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Storyline

Scaramanga is a hitman who charges one million dollars per job. He becomes linked to the death of a scientist working on a powerful solar cell, and James Bond is called in to investigate. As he tracks down Scaramanga, he realizes that he is highly respected by the killer, but will this prove to be an advantage in the final showdown? Written by Graeme Roy <gsr@cbmamiga.demon.co.uk>

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Taglines:

The world's greatest villains tried to kill James Bond. Now it's Scaramanga's turn to try See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM [United States]

Country:

UK

Language:

English | Thai | Cantonese

Release Date:

20 December 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ian Fleming's The Man with the Golden Gun See more »

Filming Locations:

Andaman Sea, Thailand See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$20,972,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$97,600,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Eon Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono | 3 Channel Stereo (London premiere print)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The "Bottoms Up" strip club kept the same interior used in this movie, until it closed in 2004. See more »

Goofs

When Bond gets ready for the jump over the water in the car, a light along with the light guy on a ladder is seen in the car window. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Francisco Scaramanga: Nick Nack! Tabasco!
Nick-nack: Right away, Monsieur Scaramanga.
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Crazy Credits

THE END of THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN James Bond will return in THE SPY WHO LOVED ME See more »

Alternate Versions

CBS/Fox video release is missing John Barry's score in the following scenes:
  • Bond's entrance into Hai Fat's home.
  • Bond's encounter with the two sumo wrestlers.
  • Bond's arrival and escape from Hai Fat's karate school.
  • Bond and Lt. Hip's pursuit of Scaramanga after the kickboxing match.
  • After Scaramanga murders Hai Fat and his following line 'He always did like that mausoleum... put him in it'.
  • Source music is also missing when Bond orders Phuyuck.
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Connections

Referenced in James Bond 007: Yesterday and Today (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

James Bond Theme
Music by Monty Norman
Arrangement by John Barry
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

 
Underrated but great James Bond movie
28 February 2011 | by FabD1See all my reviews

What can I tell you? When I first got acquainted with all Bond movies some 25 years ago (say around 1987), I was quick to consider this movie to be one of the worst film of the series ever. I watched it again and again, and my opinion remained the same for a very very long time. I came back to it recently upon release of the Blu Ray disc, and I must say I am now most impressed with it. I have seen it several times in the last 6 months and it's quickly becoming one of my favorite Bond movies. Why? Because it's extremely well crafted, has beautiful locations and an interesting and fun music. Also, the plot is not completely out of this world and Roger Moore is very good as Bond in this movie. I would dare say it may even be his best Bond performance.

To sum up, I urge you to (re)discover this movie. It's rather subdued in tone, may be abnormally so for a Bond movie. It's definitely no extravaganza like, say, the Spy who loved me or Die another Day, but an attentive viewing of the Man with the Golden Gun should prove very rewarding.


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