A S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Agent has stolen two American nuclear warheads, and James Bond must find their targets before they are detonated.


Irvin Kershner


Kevin McClory (based on an original story by), Jack Whittingham (based on an original story by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Connery ... James Bond
Klaus Maria Brandauer ... Maximilian Largo
Max von Sydow ... Blofeld (as Max Von Sydow)
Barbara Carrera ... Fatima
Kim Basinger ... Domino Petachi
Bernie Casey ... Leiter
Alec McCowen ... 'Q' Algy
Edward Fox ... 'M'
Pamela Salem Pamela Salem ... Miss Moneypenny
Rowan Atkinson ... Small-Fawcett
Valerie Leon ... Lady in Bahamas
Milos Kirek Milos Kirek ... Kovacs (as Milow Kirek)
Pat Roach ... Lippe
Anthony Sharp ... Lord Ambrose
Prunella Gee ... Patricia


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 Dave Jenkins <david.jenkins@smallworld.co.uk>

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James Bond goes to the Bahams in this film. In a case of life imitating art, Sean Connery passed away in the Bahamas on October 31, 2020. See more »


Fatima Blush attempts to kill Bond by blowing up his hotel room, but he is in Nicola's room at the time, so how is it that Small-Fawcett manages to phone Bond? He would have assumed he'd be in his own room as well. See more »


James Bond: You appear tense.
Fatima Blush: You affect me, James.
James Bond: Well, that's bad. Going down, one should always be relaxed.
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Alternate Versions

Network TV (US and UK) version omits final few seconds of death of Lippe. In the theatrical release, Bond throws a urine sample in Lippe's face, who staggers backwards into a cupboard full of beakers, then falls face down, dead, with several glass beakers embedded in his back. This last fall is not shown in the TV version, leaving Lippe dead for no apparent reason. See more »


Edited from Ice Station Zebra (1968) See more »


Une Chanson d'Amour
Music by Michel Legrand
Lyrics by Jean Dréjac
Performed by Sophie Della
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Ageing, creaking, wheezing and production-troubled - but passable entertainment.
17 September 2017 | by Pedro_HSee all my reviews

As a only a casual Bond fan I wasn't put off by the word "remake" because, after all, aren't all Bonds a form of remake? Certainly up to this point in time anyway!

Connery has got himself down the gym for this one, but looks every one of his fifty plus years and then some. Thankfully the stuntmen do most of the work meaning a lot of the time he is wearing a helmet, headscarf, wet-suit or photographed from an obscure angle. Can always tell though - the stunt-man's hair moves while Connery's doesn't.

(It is said that the original script included a scene where Bond puts the toupee on!)

Listen you know the score or you are very young indeed. Man wants to take over the world, the sexy girl (or two) comes along before they face the ticking bomb. Kim Bassinger looks fabulous with a fantastic figure, but what shocking dancer! Gets her in to a leotard (and I am not complaining), but what a baby elephant.Can't even do a 360 turn! As per usual she looks vaguely disinterested in anything and everything - but there was an Oscar in it down the road so keep going darling!

The logic of Bond is that he is sometimes very smart (knows how to operate secret equipment with no training!) and other times very stupid. Gets captured very easily, indeed doesn't seem to mind too much when he does. Usually there is a nice meal in it for him.

Baddie No.1 Klaus Maria Brandauer isn't too shabby and plays the psychopathy quite well. Practicing for a better movie with a smaller paycheck maybe? Barbara Carrera is actually quite good, an assassin with bad taste in fashion, but a nice looking girl who looks like she can do mean. Even though Bond never cares who gets killed - as long as it is not him - so why is she bothering?

Box office wise didn't do as well as the other "official" Bond of the day (Octopussy) and you can see why. Still, good enough for Sunday afternoon. As long as it is raining and there doesn't seem a break in sight...

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Release Date:

7 October 1983 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Almería, Andalucía, Spain See more »


Box Office


$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,958,157, 10 October 1983

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