Thunderball

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Thunderball finds James Bond matching wits with the sinister espionage organization S.P.E.C.T.R.E, which stands for Special Executive for Counter-Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion. This time, SPECTRE hijacks a NATO nuclear bomber, hiding the bombs under the ocean depths and threatening to detonate the weapons unless a ransom of 100,000,000 pounds is paid. The mastermind behind this scheme is international business executive Emilio Largo Adolfo Celi, who maintains a pool full of sharks for the purpose of ...
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Thunderball finds James Bond matching wits with the sinister espionage organization S.P.E.C.T.R.E, which stands for Special Executive for Counter-Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion. This time, SPECTRE hijacks a NATO nuclear bomber, hiding the bombs under the ocean depths and threatening to detonate the weapons unless a ransom of 100,000,000 pounds is paid. The mastermind behind this scheme is international business executive Emilio Largo Adolfo Celi, who maintains a pool full of sharks for the purpose of eliminating enemies and those henchmen who fail to come up to standard. Dispatched to the Bahamas, lucky Mr. Bond enjoys the attentions of three nubile ladies: Largo's mistress Domino Derval Claudine Auger, British spy Paula Caplan Martine Beswick, previously seen as a gypsy girl in the 1962 Bond epic From Russia With Love and enemy agent Fiona Volpe Luciana Paluzzi.
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All Movie Guide - Hal Erickson
The fourth of the Sean Connery James Bond films, Thunderball is definitely a mixed bag, its thrilling action highlights separated by long stretches of tedium. By the time Thunderball was released, producers Harry Saltzman and Cubby Broccoli had given up taking Bond seriously; thus, the film is full of groanable one-liners from Sean Connery (after nailing a villain with a speargun, he mutters "I believe he got the point") and serial-like dialogue along the lines of "Don't kill him. I have a better plan." After a dreary, drawn-out underwater battle, the film comes to a rousing conclusion in a runaway hydrofoil. Nearly kept off the screen due to a plagiarism suit concerning the original Ian Fleming novel, Thunderball proved as a big a cash cow as the early Bondfests; it was remade in 1983 as Never Say Never Again, again with Sean Connery in the lead.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/19/1999
  • UPC: 027616540935
  • Original Release: 1965
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  • Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sean Connery James Bond
Claudine Auger Domino Derval
Adolfo Celi Emilio Largo
Luciana Paluzzi Fiona Volpe
Rick van Nutter Felix Leiter
Bernard Lee M
Martine Beswicke Paula Caplan
Guy Doleman Count Lippe
Molly Peters Patricia Fearing
Desmond Llewelyn Q
Lois Maxwell Miss Moneypenny
Roland Culver Foreign Secretary
Earl Cameron Pinder
Paul Stassino Maj. Derval
Rose Alba Mme. Boitier
Philip Locke Vargas
George Pravda Kutze
Michael Brennan Janni
Leonard Sachs Group Captain
Edward Underdown Air Vice Marshall
Reginald Beckwith Kenniston
Bill Cummings Quist
Bob Simmons Jacques Boitier
Technical Credits
Terence Young Director
Ken Adam Production Designer
John Barry Score Composer, Songwriter, Musical Direction/Supervision
Don Black Songwriter
Lamar Boren Cinematographer
John Hopkins Screenwriter
Peter Hunt Editor
Ian Fleming Original Story
Richard Maibaum Screenwriter
Kevin McClory Original Story, Producer
Anthony Mendleson Costumes/Costume Designer
Ted Moore Cinematographer
Peter Murton Art Director
Freda Pearson Set Decoration/Design
Bob Simmons Stunts
John Stears Special Effects
Jack Whittingham Original Story
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