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For Your Eyes Only (1981)

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Agent 007 is assigned to hunt for a lost British encryption device and prevent it from falling into enemy hands.

Director:

John Glen

Writers:

Richard Maibaum (screenplay), Michael G. Wilson (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Moore ... Ian Fleming's James Bond 007
Carole Bouquet ... Melina Havelock
Topol ... Milos Columbo
Lynn-Holly Johnson ... Bibi Dahl
Julian Glover ... Kristatos
Cassandra Harris ... Lisl
Jill Bennett ... Jacoba Brink
Michael Gothard ... Locque
John Wyman ... Erich Kriegler
Jack Hedley ... Sir Timothy Havelock
Lois Maxwell ... Miss Moneypenny
Desmond Llewelyn ... Q
Geoffrey Keen ... Minister of Defence
Walter Gotell ... General Gogol
James Villiers ... Tanner
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Storyline

After disposing of a familiar looking face, Bond is sent to recover a communication device, known as an A.T.A.C., which went down with a British spy ship as it sunk. Bond must hurry though, as the Russians are also out for this device. On his travels, he also meets Melina Havelock, whose parents were brutally murdered. Bond also encounters Aristotle Kristatos and Milos Colombo. Each of them are accusing the other of having links with with the Russians. Bond must team up with Melina, solve who the true ally is, and find the A.T.A.C. before it's too late. Written by simon

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Der neue Bond '81 [The new Bond '81] [German poster] See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

UK

Language:

English | Greek | Italian

Release Date:

26 June 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sólo para sus ojos See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,834,967, 28 June 1981, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$62,300,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$194,900,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Eon Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby (Dolby Stereo)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

To enter the identigraph booth, Q enters a five digit code. Those five digits were the first five notes to the chorus of "Nobody Does It Better", the theme to The Spy Who Loved Me (1977). James Bond responds by entering the final two notes. See more »

Goofs

At the baccarat table, Bond faces off against Bunky. For the first deal shown, Bunky's hand has a value of 8, but Bond wins because Bond's hand has a value of 9. However, when we see Bond's "winning" hand, its value is only 5. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Vicar: Mr. Bond, Mr. Bond. I'm so glad I caught you. Your office called. They're sending a helicopter to pick you up. Some sort of emergency.
James Bond: It usually is. Thank you.
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Crazy Credits

James Bond will return in OCTOPUSSY See more »

Alternate Versions

New opening credit titles (the opening background graphics with Sheena Easton were unchanged) were created for the June 29, 2002 airing of For Your Eyes Only on ABC-TV's "Bond Picture Show". The original theatrical opening credits were in an Arial font, while the 2002 TV airing featured the new opening credit titles in Franklin Gothic. Some of the arrangement of the crew titles were altered for the new airing, where as in the theatrical version, was arranged with the crew member's position on the left, and the crew member's name on the right, while the 2002 version featured the crew member's name under their position title. Also, the original opening title which listed "ROGER MOORE as IAN FLEMING'S JAMES BOND-007" with the 007 looking like the standard 007 Gun logo, while the 2002 opening titles replace the 007 logo with just a plain "007". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Inside 'Moonraker' (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

James Bond Theme
Music by Monty Norman
Arrangement by John Barry
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User Reviews

Down to Earth, Bond back on track!!!
19 November 2001 | by darth_sidiousSee all my reviews

The Bond series was moving into the wrong direction in 1979 with Moonraker, John Glen takes over the directing for the next 5 adventures, beginning with 'For Your Eyes Only'.

Bond is back down to Earth with a bang, a very satisfying entry in the Bond series. The film is much more Fleming-like, that is until Dalton comes in.

The story is very interesting because it's more of a spy movie, Moore has some work to do here!!! There's no reliance on the gadgets. The Bond girl played by Carole Bouquet is very good, not just a pretty girl!

The acting is much better than Moonraker, John Glen eases into the directing quite comfortably.

The photography is wonderful, very realistic colour use.

There are some fun stunt sequences, the ski chase is fantastic.

The film score is fun, but a product of its time, unlike Barry, the music doesn't transcend the generations!

Overall, 'For Your Eyes Only' is a satisfying Bond picture. Obviously you'll be viewing it in wide-screen!!! James Bond returns in Octopussy!


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