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Never Say Never Again Details

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The title of the 1983 James Bond adventure Never Say Never Again is a self-mocking reference to star Sean Connery's insistence back in 1971 that he would never play Bond again. Reportedly, the huge salary offered Connery was but one consideration that brought him back to the 007 fold; the other was the producers' assurance that Connery would have full control over all aspects of production, a promise that was not kept often enough to the star's liking. Essentially, this film is a remake of the 1965 Bond flick Thunderball (the producers were able to get away with this due to a legal tangle involving the original 1961 Ian Fleming novel). Bond emerges from cozy retirement to cross swords with Largo (Klaus Maria Brandauer), a megalomaniacal business exec who steals several nuclear missiles, intending to bring the World Powers to their knees. Kim Basinger plays Domino, Largo's mistress, whose loyalty Bond secures when she learns that Largo was responsible for the death of her brother. In addition to Basinger, the film boasts a toothsome villainess by the name of Fatima Blush (played by Barbara Carrera). After wrapping Never Say Never Again, Sean Connery swore that this was his absolutely final performance as James Bond; thus far, he's kept his word. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Barbara Carrera Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1983 Nominee

Cast

Sean Connery
as James Bond
Klaus Maria Brandauer
as Largo
Max von Sydow
as Blofeld
Barbara Carrera
as Fatima Blush
Kim Basinger
as Domino
Bernie Casey
as Felix Leiter
Alec McCowen
as "Q" Algy
Edward Fox
as "M"
Pamela Salem
as Miss Moneypenny
Rowan Atkinson
as Small-Fawcett
Valerie Leon
as Lady in Bahamas
Milos Kirek
as Kovacs
Pat Roach
as Lippe
Prunella Gee
as Patricia
Gavan O'Herlihy
as Jack Petachi
Manning Redwood
as Gen. Miller
Billy Mitchell
as Capt. Pederson
Joanna Dickens
as Cook at Shrublands
Vincent Marzello
as Culpepper
Michael Medwin
as Doctor at Shrublands
Sylvia Marriott
as French Minister
Lucy Hornak
Derek Deadman
as Porter at Shrublands
Brenda Kempner
as Masseuce
Ronald Pickup
as Elliot
Anthony Van Laast
as Kurt
Dan Meaden
as Bouncer at Casino
Robert Rietty
as Italian Minister
Tony Alleff
as Auctioneer
Wendy Leech
as Girl Hostage

Crew

Irvin Kershner
Director
Jack Schwartzman
Producer
Jack Whittingham
Screen Story
Kevin McClory
Screen Story
Lorenzo Semple, Jr.
Screenwriter
Douglas Slocombe
Cinematographer
Simon Kaye
Musical Direction/Supervision
Alan Bergman
Songwriter
Marilyn Bergman
Songwriter
Michel Legrand
Composer (Music Score)
Ian Crafford
Editor
Stephen B. Grimes
Production Designer
Leslie Dilley
Art Director
Roy Stannard
Art Director
Michael Dryhurst
Associate Producer
Kevin McClory
Executive Producer
Peter Howitt
Set Designer
Charles Knode
Costume Designer
Simon Kaye
Sound/Sound Designer
David Dryer
Special Effects
David Tomblin
First Assistant Director
Steven Seagal
Martial Arts Instructor/Coordinator
Ian Wingrove
Special Effects Supervisor
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