At A Glance:
Mission: For Your Eyes Only
Released: June 25, 1981
Bond: Roger Moore
Director: John Glen
Budget: $28 Million
Worldwide Boxoffice: $194.9 Million
Running Time: 128 Minutes
Villain: Aris Kristatos
Scheme: The sale of an ATAC decoder to the KGB
Henchmen: Eric Kriegler, Emile Locque, Gonzalez
Girls: Melina Havelock, Bibi, Countess Lisl
Allies: Columbo, Jacoba Brink, Luigi Ferrara
Bond's Kill Count: 9
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Summary: When a British ship is sunk in foreign waters, the world's superpowers begin a feverish race to find its cargo: a nuclear submarine control system. And 007 is thrust into one of his most riveting adventures as he rushes to join the search...and prevent global devastation.
Review: For Your Eyes Only is by far the best Bond film since On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Following Moonraker, this is a refreshing return to what James Bond is all about. Using the From Russia With Love formula and mixing it with various tidbits from the novels, the producers succeeded in creating a brilliant film. It is refreshing to see Bond having to rely on his own skill and whit to succeed: not Q's gadgets. One of the best scenes comes at the start of the film when Bond is kneeling at Tracy's grave. This scene alone shows more emotion than Moore's four previous movies combined. In addition to being a traditional Bond film with intrigue and suspense, there is plenty of action to keep the short-attention-spanned people interested. Other highlights include the raid on Kristatos's warehouse, the water torture of Bond and Melina and the attack on St. Cyrils. On top of everything, the movie featured the first plot twist in a Bond film. Ian Fleming would have been proud.
Universal Exports Rating: 006
First time Gogol is working against Bond
First time Bond visits Tracy's grave
First time Bernard Lee (M) does not appear
First pre-title sequence set in Great Britain - the pre-credits helicopter trap over London
First time the singer of the title song appears in the title sequence
First time Bond goes off a ski jump
First time Bond travels to Spain
First time a villain uses a monastary as his hideout
One of the girls in the pool scene was born a man. Learn more here|
M does not appear in the film as a tribute to Bernard Lee who died prior to filming.
The security code for the door to the Identograph is "Nobody Does it Better" from The Spy who Loved Me.
Pierce Brosnan's wife (only dating at the time), Cassandra Harris, played the Countess Lisl.
Roger Moore was terrified of heights and barley made it through the St. Cyrils filming.
Carole Bouquet (Melina) was originally supposed to play Holly Goodhead in Moonraker.
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