James Bond is back again and his new mission is to find out how a Royal Navy Polaris submarine holding sixteen nuclear warheads simply disappeared while on patrol. Bond joins Major Anya Amasova and takes on a a web-handed mastermind, known as Karl Stromberg, as well as his henchman Jaws, who has a mouthful of metal teeth. Bond must track down the location of the missing submarine before the warheads are fired.Written by
A total of four "Wet Nellie" diving cars were built for the underwater scenes. All but the last one were hollow shells. One was shot off the pier by an air cannon and had retractable wheels, one had panels that covered the wheel wells, one that had diving planes that extended from the wheel wells, and one that was actually able to move underwater. The last one was operated by scuba divers, since the car was filled with water. One of the fiberglass "Wet Nellie" shells was found on a scrap heap. It was restored on American Restoration: Bond Ambition (2014). The final restoration has one wheel down and one wheel in the process of retracting on the passenger side, and the dive fins in place on the driver's side. It also has the window shields, periscope, missile, propellers, and rudders as seen in the film. It is on display at a James Bond Museum in Florida. See more »
Jaws's position under the magnet changes between shots. See more »
"THE END of THE SPY WHO LOVED ME JAMES BOND will return in FOR YOUR EYES ONLY" - though in fact the next film in the series was switched to Moonraker in light of the success of sci-fi movie Star Wars. Thus Moonraker went unannounced and For Your Eyes Only was promised twice. For the other incidence in the series of the next film being announced in error, see Octopussy. See more »
Cut in Sweden (about 90 sec) when released theatrically. Some of the cuts are when Bond fights with Sandor, Bond fights with Jaws on the train, a fight by the pyramid and when Bond kills Stromberg. See more »
Fabulous nonsense, superior to all the previous Roger Moore Bonds, with an unforgettable villain
James Bond (Roger Moore) teams with a sexy Russian agent (Barbara Bach) to stop a web-fingered megalomaniac (Curd Jürgens) from destroying the world and rebuilding it as a new Atlantis.
"The Spy Who Loved Me" is fabulous nonsense, superior to all the previous Roger Moore Bonds, even with the obvious model shots, process shots and the occasionally corny background music by Marvin Hamlisch, who also wrote the music for the theme song, "Nobody Does It Better." (It's popular, but you can have it.) The gadgets, sets, stunts and one-liners are more outrageous than ever. Jürgens makes a good villain, and so does the shark he unleashes on traitors; but the bad guy everyone remembers is Jaws—not another shark, but a metal-mouthed giant played by Richard Kiel. He is Jürgens's best henchman—not good enough to outmatch Bond, but enough to survive for the next Bond adventure.
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