007 - The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Front Cover Actor
Barbara Bach Maj. Anya Amasova
George Baker Capt. Benson
Michael Billington Sergei
Walter Gotell Gen. Gogol
Curd Jürgens Stromberg
Geoffrey Keen Minister Of Defense
Richard Kiel Jaws
Bernard Lee "M"
Roger Moore James Bond
Caroline Munro Naomi
Movie Details
Genre Action; Adventure
Director Lewis Gilbert
Language English
Running Time 125 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Though not Ian Fleming's most famous James Bond novel, 1962's The Spy Who Loved Me was distinguished by the unique device of telling the story from the heroine's point of view; in fact, Bond doesn't make an appearance until the story is two-thirds over. This would hardly work in the film world's Bond franchise, so the original austere plotline of the novel was eschewed in favor of a labyrinthine story involving outer-space extortion. The leading lady, a "hard-luck kid" in the original, is now sexy Russian secret agent Barbara Bach, who joins forces with Bond (Roger Moore, making his third appearance as 007) to foil yet another megalomaniac villain (Curt Jurgens), who plans to threaten New York City with nuclear weaponry. Beyond the eye-popping opening ski-jump sequence, the film's best scenes involve 7'2" Richard Kiel as steel-toothed henchman "Jaws." Fifteen scriptwriters worked on The Spy Who Loved Me; only two were credited, including Bond-film veteran Richard Maibaum. — Hal Erickson
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 273
Collection Status In Collection
Links All Movie Guide
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1