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Thunderball

  • Action
  • Drama
  • 1965
  • Terence Young
  • 130 mins
  • PG

Summary

Oscar-winning spy adventure starring Sean Connery, Claudine Auger and Adolfo Celi. A Nato aircraft has been stolen by criminal organisation Spectre and the world is threatened by its nuclear payload. Agent 007 is assigned to the case and the trail leads to the Bahamas and the sinister Emilio Largo.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

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 than in previous outings. Adolfo Celi makes a worthy opponent, playing a Spectre bigwig, 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.

Credits

Cast

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James BondSean Connery
Domino DervalClaudine Auger
Emilio LargoAdolfo Celi
Fiona VolpeLuciana Paluzzi
Felix LeiterRik Van Nutter
"M"Bernard Lee
Paula CaplanMartine Beswick
Count LippeGuy Doleman
Patricia FearingMolly Peters
"Q"Desmond Llewelyn
MoneypennyLois Maxwell
Foreign SecretaryRoland Culver
PinderEarl Cameron
Major DervalPaul Stassino
VargaPhilip Locke
KennistonReginald Beckwith

Crew

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DirectorTerence Young

Details

Released on
1965-12-30
Languages
English | French
Guidance
May be edited for violence.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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