A fake Fabergé egg, and a fellow Agent's death, lead James Bond to uncover an international jewel-smuggling operation, headed by the mysterious Octopussy, being used to disguise a nuclear attack on N.A.T.O. forces.
After capturing a drug lord, Felix Leiter is left for dead and his wife is murdered. James Bond goes rogue and seeks vengeance on those responsible, as he infiltrates an organisation posing as a hitman.
S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Agents under the command of Ernst Blofeld infiltrate a U.S. Air Force base situated in the U.K. and steal two Tomahawk cruise missiles. When N.A.T.O. is held ransom, the British re-activate their "00" Agents and send James Bond to recapture the warheads and kill Blofeld.Written by
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Executive producer Kevin McClory originally planned for this movie to open with some version of the famous "gun barrel" opening as seen in the EON Productions film franchise, but ultimately, this movie opens with a screen full of "007" symbols instead. When the soundtrack for this movie was released on CD, it included a piece of music composed for the proposed opening. See more »
When Domino is being rescued by Bond from the bidders, she's not wearing her "Tears Of Allah" pendant. However, inside the naval vessel, she produces the pendant when asked for it by Bond. See more »
Lentil delight, dandelion salad, goat's cheese.
Beluga caviar, quails eggs, vodka, foie gras - Strasbourg.
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UK version (rated 'PG') is cut by 8 secs to remove animal cruelty - a horse landing on its back in water after a high jump from a cliff. See more »
Sean Connery returns as James Bond, in a movie remake of Thunderball. Here, mad man Maximilian Largo steals two American nuclear warheads and demands millions of dollars in ransom from the world leaders. As a result, MI6 reactivates their "00" agents and James Bond comes out of retirement to carry on the mission.
Armed with secret weapons and an armor of one-liners, Connery still shines once again as the suave 007, though, he does look rather emotionless and mellow portraying his character at times. There is lesser action in this movie than in previous Bond films, but some of the the thrills are still a little entertaining, especially the part where Bond attempts to dispatch the femme fatale Fatima Blush (Barbara Carrera).
Sorely missing is John Berry's iconic James Bond theme and score, and what we have instead is a very 80s-sounding soundtrack from Michel Legrand. The acting was just OK for the most part - Connery had some good chemistry with the Bond Girls, but much of the other cast members were forgettable. Max von Sydow gave a mediocre performance as Blofeld, Edward Fox gave a very overzealous and pompous portrayal of M and Rowan Atkinson gave a rather unfunny role as Small-Fawcett. Klaus Maria Brandauer gave a convincing villain in Maximilian Largo - slimy and sly, making you want to punch him in the face.
The film its adventurous moments, but, it's not one of the best Bond movies out there - it's more like a stand alone action flick.
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