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Thunderball (1965)

Bond investigates the hijacking of an Avro Vulcan loaded with two atomic bombs, which had been taken by SPECTRE. The organisation demands a ransom for the return of the bombs. Bond follows a lead to the Bahamas, where he meets up with his CIA counterpart and friend Felix Leiter. The pair suspect a rich playboy, Emilio Largo, and search the area around his yacht and then the area where they think the yacht may have traveled. After finding the plane—but without the nuclear devices on board—the two agents arrange for Largo’s yacht to be tracked and ambushed once the bombs are being moved by Largo.

James BondDirectorProducer(s)Writer(s)ScreenplayEditorMusicTheme songBudgetGrossDistributed ByReleasedRunning Time
Sean ConneryTerence YoungRichard Maibaum, John HopkinsIan Fleming, Kevin McClory,
Jack Whittingham
Richard Maibaum, John HopkinsPeter R. HuntJohn Barry"Thunderball"
John Barry, Don Black (Composers)
Tom Jones (Performer)
$9 million$141.2 millionUnited Artists9 December 1965 (Tokyo, premiere)
29 December 1965 (UK)
130 minutes

 

 

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