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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 Yao Lin Chen ... Chula (as Chan Yiu Lam)
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Storyline

Scaramanga is a hit-man who charges a 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 realises 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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Details

Country:

UK | USA | Thailand

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:

$13,000,000 (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:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The destruction of the facility was a combination of practical effects on the set, and a destruction of the miniature. Derek Meddings based the island blowing up, on footage of the Battle of Monte Cassino. See more »

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When Bond jumps into the car at the dealership with the sheriff, the passenger window in down. Yet when he crashes through the storefront window moments later, the car window is rolled up. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

James Bond Theme
Music by Monty Norman
Arrangement by John Barry
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Beautiful landscapes in a so-so Bond adventure
4 October 2005 | by michelerealiniSee all my reviews

Let me say I like Roger Moore very much, because I grew up watching his films -he's the first Bond I've ever seen. Many people prefer Sean Connery, who is really unique, true... But how can I say Roger Moore is not good? I've also a lot of affection for Moore because I watched on TV, when I was a kid, "The Persuaders" series.

Although that his second Bond outing is not very good. That's not his fault at all, the screenplay is not good and the story itself is not very interesting. Everything is a little slower than usual, the film has neither the liveliness of "Live and let die" -the first Moore Bond flick- nor the liveliness of the previous episodes.

Here Bond has to face a refined assassin -that's all, there isn't a real thrilling intrigue

On the other hand landscapes and John Barry score are fantastic. Also the cast is strong, because Christopher Lee and Britt Ekland bring a lot of glamour. It's a pity that the movie doesn't match the usual standard.

At the time producers Albert Broccoli and Harry Saltzman didn't get along well with each other any more. In '75 their partnership broke up and let Broccoli alone at the command of 007 empire. Maybe this tensions had an influence on "The man with the golden gun", who knows...

Luckily in 1977 Bond came back with one of the best films of the series -"The spy who loved me", a real classic, the definitive Roger Moore entry as Bond.


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