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The Man with the Golden Gun

  • Action
  • Drama
  • 1974
  • Guy Hamilton
  • 119 mins
  • PG

Summary

Spy adventure starring Roger Moore and Christopher Lee. James Bond goes in search of a solar-energy device stolen by professional killer Scaramanga - a hitman who carries out his million-dollar assignments with a golden gun.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Roger Moore's second outing as James Bond is actually an improvement on Ian Fleming's novel. Christopher Lee makes a fine villain, sporting a golden gun, a third nipple and a tiny henchman called Nick Nack, wittily played by Hervé Villechaize. Britt Ekland is funny, too, sending herself up as Bond's clueless assistant and surviving the most sexist scene in the entire 007 series: "Forgive me darling, your turn will come," Moore assures her after he's dallied with Maud Adams. The use of the old Cunard liner Queen Elizabeth is clever, but there are major faults as well - notably the repeat of the pre-credit scene for the climax (borrowing from Orson Welles's The Lady from Shanghai) and the return of redneck sheriff Clifton James from Live and Let Die. Thailand's Phang-Nga Bay was a stunning choice of location, though it was soon to become a tourist trap.

Credits

Cast

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James BondRoger Moore
ScaramangaChristopher Lee
Mary GoodnightBritt Ekland
AndreaMaud Adams
Nick NackHervé Villechaize
Sheriff JW PepperClifton James
HipSoon-Teck Oh
Hai FatRichard Loo
"M"Bernard Lee
Miss MoneypennyLois Maxwell
RodneyMarc Lawrence (1)
"Q"Desmond Llewelyn

Crew

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DirectorGuy Hamilton

Details

Released on
1974-12-20
Languages
English | Thai
Guidance
May be edited for language and violence.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

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