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- Two atomic submarines belonging to the British and Soviet navies have vanished. MI6 and the KGB assign their best agents to the case. And so James Bond, 007, finds himself working with Major Anya Amasova, Agent Triple X. Bond and Anya learn that plans for a new submarine tracking system are on sale for the highest bidder. Suspecting a link with the missing subs, they resolve to get hold of the plans. However, they face awesome competition from a monstorous killing machine called Jaws and his boss, Karl Stromberg. Stromberg intends to initiate WWIII and live in an underwater civilization while the rest of the world drowns.
- July 7, 1977
- World War III and a new underwater civilization with Karl Stromberg as its ruler.
Box Office Results:
- $185.4 million
- 2 hours, 6 minutes
- Walther PPK
- Skipole Gun
- Handheld Microfilm Reader
- Lotus Esprit Turbo, with submarine capability
- Lewis Gilbert
- Richard Maibaum
- Christopher Wood
- Roger Moore as James Bond
- Curt Jurgens as Karl Stromberg
- Barbara Bach as Major Anya Amasova (Agent Triple X)
- Shane Rimmer as Captain Carter
- Geoffrey Keen as Sir Frederick Gray
- Walter Gotell as General Anatol Gogol
- Sue Vanner as Log Cabin Girl
- Bernard Lee as M
- Desmond Llewelyn as Q
- Lois Maxwell as Miss Moneypenny
- North Norwegian Sea; London, UK; Moscow, Russia; Austrian Alps, Austria; Faslane Naval Base, Scotland; Atlantis, Sardinia; Cairo, Egypt; Luxor, Egypt; Liparus, Bay of Biscay, Baffin Island.
- Bond: "Maybe I misjudged Stromberg. Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad."
- When Major Amasova is first seen in her opening scenes, her beeper, disguised as a music box, plays Lara's Theme from Dr. Zhivago. It was, however, a work which was banned in Russia at the time.
- The first time a woman utters the immortal phrase "...ooooh James!".
- Is Roger Moore's favorite Bond movie out of the ones he did.
- Is also Richard Kiel's favorite Roger Moore Bond film.
- Conquests: 3
- Martinis: 1
- Kills: 14
- "Bond, James Bond": 1
- Robert Brown starred in this film as a naval officer. He would go on to play M in Octopussy after Bernard Lee died.
- Originally Blofeld was going to be the main villain in this film but was replaced with Karl Stromberg due to copyright problems with Kevin McClory.
- Stuntman Rick Sylvester was paid $30,000 for preforming the scene where bond ski's off the cliff.
- This movie was the first appearance of General Gogol in the bond series. He would later appear in 5 other bond films including: Moonranker, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View To A Kill and The Living Daylights.
- This was the first movie to be filmed on the 007 Soundstage at Pinewood Studios.
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|Anonymous||The novel||1||Nov 15 2012, 3:09 PM EST by Anonymous|
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The novel takes place in a motel in upstate New York. Is the town in which the motel is located specified?
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|MrPhelps||my thoughts about The Spy Who Loved Me||4||Sep 7 2011, 1:14 PM EDT by Anonymous|
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This used to be my favorite Moore Bond film when I was a teenager. That distinction now belongs to “For Your Eyes Only,” which is not only my favorite Bond film with Moore, but also one of my favorite action films in general.
In retrospect “The Spy Who Loved Me” was just what the 007 series needed after the tepid “The Man with the Golden Gun.” It’s great fun, even if some of the movie didn’t hold up to my 15 or 16 year old memory. I had trouble accepting Major Amasova as the USSR’s “best” agent. The script tells us that she is the equal to 007, unfortunately there’s never any action to confirm this. She does knock out Bond and steal the microfilm, but only after he has looked at it, and deemed it unworthy. She has some technical knowledge that Bond doesn’t have, but in the end she becomes the standard damsel in distress. “Tomorrow Never Dies” also teams 007 up with a communist agent, but Wai Lin is a much more believable as a secret agent, and she participated equally in the assault on the stealth ship which parallels the battle 007 and the submarine crews have with Stromberg’s private army.
Usually the main villains die an exotic or particularly unpleasant death. Bond kills Stromberg in a relatively pedestrian manner, with several well placed shots from the Walther PPK. However, Stromberg is so ice cold and has so much blood on his hands that it was emotionally satisfying to watch Bond gun him down like a common criminal.
Jaws is an excellent henchman, and he is used well in this film. When he returns in “Moonraker” he becomes a farcical character
So it’s a good Bond film, but not a great one; a crowd pleaser. Fantastic stunts, great chases (some of the music has a definite “disco” flavor, but hey it’s 1977), exotic locations, the submarine Lotus, and a great theme song. What’s not to like?
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