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You Only Live Twice Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

James Bond heads East to save the world (and to learn how to serve saki properly) in this action-packed espionage adventure. When an American spacecraft disappears during a mission, it's widely believed to have been intercepted by the Soviet Union, and after a Russian space capsule similarly goes missing, most consider it to be an act of American retaliation. Soon the two nations are at the brink of war, but British intelligence discovers that some sort of UFO has crashed into the Sea of Japan. Agent 007, James Bond (Sean Connery) is sent in to investigate. After staging his own death to avoid being followed, Bond, disguised as a Japanese civilian, teams up with agent Tiger Tanaka (Tetsuro Tamba) and his beautiful associate Aki (Akiko Wakabayashi). With their help, Bond learns that both the American and Russian space missions were actually scuttled by supercriminal Ernst Blofeld (Donald Pleasance) in yet another bid by his evil empire SPECTRE to take over the world. As he battles the bad guys, Bond finds time to romance both Kissy Suziki (Mie Hama) and Helga Brandt (Karin Dor). You Only Live Twice was one of Sean Connery's last outings as James Bond. The next Bond film, Karin Dor, would star George Lazenby as 007, and while Connery would return for Connery, in 1973, Roger Moore took over the role. (Connery would play Bond one last time, in 1983's Roger Moore, which was produced outside the official series.) ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:June 13, 1967

Cast

Sean Connery
as James Bond
Akiko Wakabayashi
as Aki
Tetsuro Tamba
as Tiger Tanaka
Donald Pleasence
as Ernst Stavros Blofeld
Teru Shimada
as Mr. Osato
Karin Dor
as Helga Brandt
Lois Maxwell
as Miss Moneypenny
Desmond Llewelyn
as Q
Charles Gray
as Henderson
Tsai Chin
as Chinese Girl
Bernard Lee
as "M"
Diane Cilento
as Double
Robert Hutton
as President's Aide
Alexander Knox
as American President
Burt Kwouk
as SPECTRE No. 3
Jeanne Roland
as Bond's Masseuse
Laurence Herder
as Astronaut - Russian Spacecraft
Richard Graydon
as Astronaut - Russian Spacecraft
George Roubicek
as Astronaut - 2nd American Spacecraft
Laurence Herder
as Astronaut - Russian Spacecraft
Diane Cilento
as Double
Alexander Knox
as American President
Richard Graydon
as Astronaut - Russian Spacecraft
Robert Hutton
as President's Aide
Burt Kwouk
as SPECTRE No. 3
Jeanne Roland
as Bond's Masseuse

Crew

Lewis Gilbert
Director
Harry Saltzman
Producer
Albert R. Broccoli
Producer
Roald Dahl
Screenwriter
Freddie Young
Cinematographer
John Barry
Composer (Music Score)
Peter Hunt
Editor
Ken Adam
Production Designer
Harry Pottle
Art Director
David Ffolkes
Set Designer
John Stears
Special Effects
William P. Cartlidge
First Assistant Director
Don Lusher
Musical Performer
Basil Newall
Makeup
Paul Rabiger
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