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The Spy Who Loved Me Details

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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, Ian Fleming doesn't make an appearance until the book is two-thirds over. This would hardly work in the film world's Ian Fleming franchise, so the original austere plotline of the novel was eschewed altogether 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 Ian Fleming (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 seven-foot-two Richard Kiel as steel-toothed henchman Jaws. Fifteen scriptwriters worked on The Spy Who Loved Me; only two were credited, including Ian Fleming-film veteran Richard Maibaum. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:August 3, 1977

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Hugh Scaife Best Art Direction 1977 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Peter Lamont Best Art Direction 1977 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ken Adam Best Art Direction 1977 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Marvin Hamlisch Best Original Song 1977 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Marvin Hamlisch Best Original Score 1977 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Marvin Hamlisch Best Song 1977 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Marvin Hamlisch Best Original Score 1977 Nominee

Cast

Roger Moore
as James Bond
Barbara Bach
as Maj. Anya Amasova
Curd Jürgens
as Stromberg
Richard Kiel
as Jaws
Caroline Munro
as Naomi
Walter Gotell
as Gen. Gogol
Geoffrey Keen
as Minister Of Defense
Bernard Lee
as "M"
George Baker
as Capt. Benson
Michael Billington
as Sergei
Desmond Llewelyn
as "Q"
Vernon Dobtcheff
as Max Kalba
Valerie Leon
as Hotel Receptionist
Lois Maxwell
as Miss Moneypenny
Sydney Tafler
as Liparus Captain
Nadim Sawalha
as Fekkesh
Sue Vanner
as Log Cabin Girl
Marilyn Galsworthy
as Stromberg's Assistant
Milton Reid
as Sandor
Cyril Shaps
as Bechmann
Irvin Allen
Barry Andrews
Keith Buckley
Jeremy Bulloch
Sean Bury
Nicholas Campbell
Peter Ensor
Anthony Forrest
Kim Fortune
Garick Hagon
Ray Hassett
Ray Jewers
Vincent Marzello
Kevin McNally
Christopher Muncke
Doyle Richmond
George Roubicek
Murray Salem
John Salthouse
Bob Sherman
John Truscott
Peter Whitman
Michael Howarth
David Auker
Dennis Blanch
Nick Ellsworth
Tom Gerrard
Olga Bisera
as Felicca
Eva Reuber-Staier
as Rubelvitch
Milo Sperber
as Markovitz
Albert Moses
as Barman
Rafiq Anwar
as Cairo Club Waiter
Anika Pavel
as Arab Beauty
Shane Rimmer
as U.S.S. Wayne - Captain
Bryan Marshall
as H.M.S. Ranger - Captain
Robert Brown
as Adm. Hargreaves
Keith Morris
as HMS Ranger
Rafiq Anwar
as Cairo Club Waiter
Anika Pavel
as Arab Beauty
Keith Morris
as HMS Ranger
Shane Rimmer
as U.S.S. Wayne - Captain
Albert Moses
as Barman
Robert Brown
as Adm. Hargreaves
Milo Sperber
as Markovitz
Bryan Marshall
as H.M.S. Ranger - Captain
Olga Bisera
as Felicca
Eva Reuber-Staier
as Rubelvitch

Crew

Lewis Gilbert
Director
Albert R. Broccoli
Producer
Richard Maibaum
Screenwriter
Claude Renoir
Cinematographer
Lamar Boren
Cinematographer
Marvin Hamlisch
Songwriter
Marvin Hamlisch
Composer (Music Score)
Monty Norman
Songwriter
Paul Buckmaster
Composer (Music Score)
John Glen
Editor
Ken Adam
Production Designer
Peter Lamont
Art Director
Hugh Scaife
Set Designer
Ronald Paterson
Costume Designer
Gordon Everett
Sound/Sound Designer
Alan Maley
Special Effects
John Evans
Special Effects
Don Lusher
Musical Performer
Paul Engelen
Makeup
John Glen
Second Unit Director
Ernest Day
Second Unit Director
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