The Spy Who Loved Me

The Spy Who Loved Me

Lewis Gilbert (1977)

120min
A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
"Nobody Does It Better" than Roger Moore in the first of the James Bond adventures to really go to town on the budget. It's well-acted (with less reliance on slapstick humour than normal), smartly cast (metal-toothed henchman Jaws, played by Richard Kiel, makes his first appearance and Barbara Bach is an admirable match for Moore as the alluring Russian agent Anya Amasova) and lavishly directed by Lewis Gilbert. This exceptional spy escapade is far-fetched mayhem of the highest order, with a welcome accent on character realism rather than just spectacular sets.

Summary

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Cast & Crew

James Bond Roger Moore
Major Anya Amasova Barbara Bach
Karl Stromberg Curt Jurgens
Jaws Richard Kiel
Naomi Caroline Munro
General Gogol Walter Gotell
Minister of Defence Geoffrey Keen
"M" Bernard Lee
Captain Carter Shane Rimmer
Commander Talbot Bryan Marshall
"Q" Desmond Llewelyn
Miss Moneypenny Lois Maxwell
Hotel receptionist Valerie Leon
Captain Benson George Baker
Sergei Barsov Michael Billington
Sheikh Hosein Edward De Souza
Max Kalba Vernon Dobtcheff
Liparus captain Sydney Tafler
Aziz Fekkesh Nadim Sawalha
Log cabin girl Sue Vanner
Rubelvitch Eva Rueber-Staier
Admiral Hargreaves Robert Brown
Sandor Milton Reid
Director Lewis Gilbert
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: United Artists Corp. LtdGuidance: May be edited for violence. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama