Thunderball

Thunderball

Terence Young (1965)

130min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
The Bond series went well and truly comic strip with this gadget-filled extravaganza that too often cuts plotline corners to squeeze in all the hi-tech hardware. Playing 007 for the fourth time, Sean Connery is still getting a kick out of the role, but he's less the suave spy and more the man of action here than in previous outings. Adolfo Celi makes a worthy opponent, but Claudine Auger is one of the least memorable Bond girls. Director Terence Young never quite solves the pacing problems posed by filming underwater, but John Stears's Oscar-winning special effects more than compensate.

Summary

James Bond travels to the Bahamas on the trail of two nuclear warheads stolen from a British aircraft. The lethal weapons have fallen into the hands of international crime syndicate Spectre, which plans to fire them at the US coast unless an exorbitant ransom is paid. Spy adventure, starring Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi and Lois Maxwell.

Cast & Crew

James Bond Sean Connery
Dominic `Domino' Derval Claudine Auger
Emilio Largo Adolfo Celi
Miss Moneypenny Lois Maxwell
Fiona Volpe Luciana Paluzzi
Felix Leiter Rik Van Nutter
Count Lippe Guy Doleman
Patricia Fearing Molly Peters
M. Bernard Lee
Q. Desmond Llewelyn
Director Terence Young
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: May be edited for violence. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama