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The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

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James Bond investigates the hijacking of British and Russian submarines carrying nuclear warheads, with the help of a K.G.B. agent whose lover he killed.

Director:

Lewis Gilbert

Writers:

Christopher Wood (screenplay by), Richard Maibaum (screenplay by)
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Moore ... James Bond
Barbara Bach ... Major Anya Amasova
Curd Jürgens ... Stromberg (as Curt Jurgens)
Richard Kiel ... Jaws
Caroline Munro ... Naomi
Walter Gotell ... General Gogol
Geoffrey Keen ... Minister of defence
Bernard Lee ... M
George Baker ... Captain Benson
Michael Billington ... Sergei
Olga Bisera Olga Bisera ... Felicca
Desmond Llewelyn ... Q
Edward de Souza ... Sheikh Hosein (as Edward De Souza)
Vernon Dobtcheff ... Max Kalba
Valerie Leon ... Hotel Receptionist
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Storyline

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 simon

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Jaws's position under the magnet changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
HMS Ranger Navigator: Captain wants to keep 500 feet.
Young officer, HMS Ranger: [over PA] Maneuvering, Control. Come in shallow to 500 feet.
[to crewman]
Young officer, HMS Ranger: Keep 500 feet.
HMS Ranger crewman: 500 feet it is, sir.
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Crazy Credits

"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 »

Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Heineken Case Study - 'Crack the Case' South Africa (2013) See more »

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Overture
(uncredited)
from Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Composed by Maurice Jarre
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Fabulous nonsense, superior to all the previous Roger Moore Bonds, with an unforgettable villain
12 August 2010 | by J. SpurlinSee all my reviews

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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Official Sites:

MGM [United States]

Country:

UK

Language:

English | Italian | Arabic

Release Date:

3 August 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$46,838,673

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,839,104
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Eon Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (35 mm prints, original release)| 4-Track Stereo (London premiere print)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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