The Spy Who Loved Me

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Bond for Britain: 007's spectacular ski jump is aided by an ostentatious Union Jack parachute; caught in bed by his superiors, Bond smirks that he's keeping the British end up. Something of a straggler from the campy late '60s, this one mainly pushes the myth of British technological wizardry. Patriotic schoolboy flagwaving is accompanied by pre-pubescent sexuality and puerile innuendoes. Britain, Russia, and Martini-style locations conspire to thwart Curd Jürgens from destroying the world. The film has its moments - Kiel's indestructible heavy racks up a good score - but the rest is desperately weak. Interesting that a film which seems so often on the verge of impotence should boast so many phallic substitutes.

By: CPe

Release details

Duration: 125 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Lewis Gilbert
Screenwriter: Christopher Wood, Richard Maibaum
Cast: Roger Moore
Barbara Bach
Curd Jürgens
Richard Kiel
Caroline Munro
Walter Gotell
Geoffrey Keen
Bernard Lee
George Baker
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