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For Your Eyes Only (1981)

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James Bond is assigned to find a missing British vessel, equipped with a weapons encryption device and prevent it from falling into enemy hands.

Director:

John Glen

Writers:

Richard Maibaum (screenplay by), Michael G. Wilson (screenplay by)
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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 ... James Bond
Carole Bouquet ... Melina
Topol ... Columbo
Lynn-Holly Johnson ... Bibi
Julian Glover ... Kristatos
Cassandra Harris ... Lisl
Jill Bennett ... Brink
Michael Gothard ... Locque
John Wyman ... Kriegler
Jack Hedley ... Havelock
Lois Maxwell ... 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

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Taglines:

BOND at his best...and there's nobody better! See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

It was an early intention of the production to put James Bond in a scene with Greece's classic architectural building, the Parthenon. Old world architecture had previously been a backdrop for Bond in From Russia with Love (1963) (Istanbul and the Basilica Cistern) and The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) (Cairo and the Pyramids). But in this case, permission was refused to film at the Parthenon. See more »

Goofs

When Kristatos hits Columbo with the ATAC, Columbo actually doubles over before the impact. 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

Featured in The Secrets of 007: The James Bond Files (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Make It Last All Night
(uncredited)
Performed by Rage
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Bond vs Winter Olympics
24 December 2013 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Roger Moore returns as Bond and takes down Blofeld once again in the first 10 minutes after visiting his late wife's grave. It's a good start, but it doesn't get any better after that.

A British spy ship is accidentally sunk by a mine. Its valuable communication equipment is a top prize for the Soviets. Meanwhile, a Greek tycoon is killed for unknown reasons, and Bond is assigned to investigate. He tracks down the assassin, but is killed in revenge by the tycoon's daughter Melina (Carole Bouquet).

Bond goes to Cortina in the Italian Alpes. And that's where he battles the bad guys in a Bond Olympics. He skis, he ski jumps, he skis on the bobsled track, and to top it off, he fights a hockey team. It's a bit of fun action. But it makes the mistake of dropping Carole Bouquet for much of the middle. I rather have a pretty face get in on the action. And Greek hilltop villain hideout just doesn't have the explosive action needed for the climax. All in all, it's an acceptable Bond escapist adventure.


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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English | Greek | Italian

Release Date:

26 June 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

For Your Eyes Only See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,834,967, 28 June 1981

Gross USA:

$54,812,802

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$54,813,222
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Eon Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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