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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.

Director:

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 ... Scaramanga
Britt Ekland ... Goodnight
Maud Adams ... Andrea Anders
Hervé Villechaize ... Nick Nack (as Herve Villechaize)
Clifton James ... J.W. Pepper
Richard Loo ... Hai Fat
Soon-Tek Oh ... 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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He never misses his target, and now his target is 007. See more »


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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:

$20,972,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Eon Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono | 3 Channel Stereo (London premiere print)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first Bond movie since You Only Live Twice (1967) in which James Bond is played by the same actor as in the previous movie. See more »

Goofs

During the fight in Beirut a bumped mirror shows a camera man, someone standing over the camera, and studio lighting. (This is noted in the commentary on the re-release DVD. It could have been corrected when the film was remastered, but they decided to leave it in.) 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

Airings of this film on the "Bond Picture Show" on ABC has the opening song sped up. See more »

Connections

Spin-off James Bond Jr. (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

The Man with the Golden Gun
Music by John Barry
Lyrics by Don Black
Performed by Lulu
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Pretty Good
19 July 2014 | by uroshnor54See all my reviews

The Man with the Golden Gun wasn't a bad movie. I actually thought it was better than Ian Fleming's novel (quite a few of the movies adapted from his books are better than them, in my opinion). I thought it started out pretty well but it did kind of lose steam by the end in my opinion.

I liked Christopher Lee and Maud Adams. Roger Moore's my favorite Bond but I didn't like him here as much as in just about all his other movies. Britt Ekland was okay but not great. And I'm usually easily pleased by most Bond girls (I actually liked Tanya Roberts's character in A View to a Kill).

The climax was pretty disappointing. The fight between Bond and Scaramanga should have gone on longer. The flying car was kind of dumb. And I thought it was kind of pointless to have Sheriff J.W. Pepper in this movie. And I was kind of hoping he'd meet that kid somehow and give him the 20,000 bahts (it is a Roger Moore Bond movie, after all, so it's not like it would have been an unbelievable coincidence).

Overall, it wasn't wonderful but not that bad either.


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