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Richard Maibaum (screenplay) and
Tom Mankiewicz (screenplay)
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Release Date:
17 December 1971 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
"Diamonds Are Forever"...forever...forever...forever... See more »
Plot:
A diamond smuggling investigation leads James Bond to Las Vegas, where he uncovers an evil plot involving a rich business tycoon. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Weak and tacky official farewell for Connery See more (283 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sean Connery ... James Bond

Jill St. John ... Tiffany Case

Charles Gray ... Blofeld

Lana Wood ... Plenty O'Toole

Jimmy Dean ... Willard Whyte

Bruce Cabot ... Saxby

Putter Smith ... Mr. Kidd

Bruce Glover ... Mr. Wint

Norman Burton ... Leiter

Joseph Fürst ... Dr Metz (as Joseph Furst)

Bernard Lee ... 'M'

Desmond Llewelyn ... 'Q'
Leonard Barr ... Shady Tree

Lois Maxwell ... Moneypenny
Margaret Lacey ... Mrs. Whistler

Joe Robinson ... Peter Franks
David de Keyser ... Doctor (as David De Keyser)

Laurence Naismith ... Sir Donald Munger

David Bauer ... Mr. Slumber

Marc Lawrence ... Slumber Inc. Attendant

Sid Haig ... Slumber Inc. Attendant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John Abineri ... Airline Representative (uncredited)
Ray Baker ... Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)

Ed Bishop ... Klaus Hergersheimer (uncredited)
Nicky Blair ... Doorman (uncredited)

Larry J. Blake ... Water Balloon Game Barker-Operator (uncredited)
Ed Call ... Maxie (uncredited)
Terence Conoley ... Cairo Casino Patron (uncredited)
George Lane Cooper ... SPECTRE Agent (uncredited)
Dick Crockett ... Crane Operator (uncredited)
Catherine Deeney ... Welfare Worker (uncredited)

Gary Dubin ... Boy (uncredited)
Clifford Earl ... Immigration Officer (uncredited)
Mark Elwes ... Sir Donald's Secretary (uncredited)
Brinsley Forde ... Houseboy (uncredited)

Constantine Gregory ... Aide to Metz (uncredited)
David Healy ... Vandenburg Launch Director (uncredited)
Karl Held ... Agent (uncredited)
Leroy E. Hollis ... Las Vegas Sheriff (uncredited)
Bill Hutchinson ... Moon Crater Controller (uncredited)
Janos Kurucz ... Aide to Metz (uncredited)

Lola Larson ... Bambi (uncredited)

Debbie Letteau ... Girl on the Corner (uncredited)
Frank Mann ... Moon Crater Guard (uncredited)

Connie Mason ... Woman at Whyte House (uncredited)
Don Messick ... Announcer at Circus Circus (uncredited)
Burt Metcalfe ... Maxwell (uncredited)
Johnny Miller ... Gunman (uncredited)
Terence Mountain ... 1st Guard (uncredited)

Frank Olegario ... Man in Fez (uncredited)

Trina Parks ... Thumper (uncredited)

Denise Perrier ... Marie (uncredited)

Valerie Perrine ... Shady Tree's Acorn (uncredited)

Shane Rimmer ... Tom (uncredited)
Henry Rowland ... Dr. Tynan (uncredited)
Gordon Ruttan ... Vandenburg Aide (uncredited)
Pat Ryan ... Man Coming Out of Customs Office (uncredited)
Jay Sarno ... Sideshow Barker (uncredited)

Tom Steele ... W Technologies Gate Guard (uncredited)
Michael Stevens ... CIA Agent (uncredited)

Michael Valente ... Slumber Inc. Attendant (uncredited)
Vincent Wong ... Casino Groupier (uncredited)
E.J. 'Tex' Young ... Craps Dealer (uncredited)

Directed by
Guy Hamilton 
 
Writing credits
Richard Maibaum (screenplay) and
Tom Mankiewicz (screenplay)

Ian Fleming (novel "Diamonds Are Forever") uncredited

Produced by
Albert R. Broccoli .... producer
Harry Saltzman .... producer
Stanley Sopel .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
John Barry 
 
Cinematography by
Ted Moore (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Bert Bates 
John W. Holmes  (as John W.Holmes)
 
Casting by
Weston Drury Jr. (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Ken Adam 
 
Art Direction by
Bill Kenney 
Jack Maxsted 
 
Set Decoration by
John P. Austin  (as John Austin)
Peter Lamont 
 
Makeup Department
Colin Jamison .... hairdresser (uncredited)
Basil Newall .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Allan Snyder .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Linda Trainoff .... hairdresser (uncredited)
Eileen Warwick .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Milton Feldman .... production manager
Claude Hudson .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Derek Cracknell .... assistant director
Jerome M. Siegel .... assistant director
Raymond Becket .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Mel Efros .... assistant director (uncredited)
Mike Frankovich Jr. .... assistant director (uncredited)
Richard Jenkins .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Ken Swor .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Ron Quelch .... production buyer (as Ronnie Quelch)
Ted Ambrose .... draughtsman (uncredited)
John Anderson .... props (uncredited)
Roger Apperson .... carpenter (uncredited)
Ivor Beddoes .... sketch artist (uncredited)
Dennis Bosher .... draughtsman (uncredited)
John Chisholm .... prop man (uncredited)
Jerry Graham .... prop master (uncredited)
William Hiney .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Fred Hole .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Gary F. Kieldrup .... props (uncredited)
Daniel A. Lomino .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Alan Manser .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Raynsford W. Newhouse .... construction supervisor (uncredited)
Allan Range .... carpenter (uncredited)
John Treman .... lead man (uncredited)
Roy Walker .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Ward Welton .... painter (uncredited)
Doug Wilson .... painter (uncredited)
Thomas J. Wright .... sketch artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Christopher Lancaster .... dubbing editor
Teddy Mason .... dubbing editor
Gordon K. McCallum .... dubbing mixer (as Gordon McCallum)
John W. Mitchell .... sound recordist (as John Mitchell)
Al Overton .... sound recordist
Jim Shields .... dubbing editor (as Jimmy Shields)
John Hayward .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Joseph Kite .... cableman (uncredited)
Richard Spelker .... boom man (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Les Hillman .... special effects (as Leslie Hillman)
Whitey McMahon .... special effects
Arthur Beavis .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Andy Evans .... special effects (uncredited)
Bert Luxford .... assistant physical special effects (uncredited)
Don Wolz .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Alex Clifton .... damage artist: pristine digital restoration: Lowry Digital Images a DTS company (2006 restoration)
Adam J. Herpy .... damage artist: pristine digital restoration: Lowry Digital Images a DTS company (2006 restoration)
Paul Edward Jackson .... 4K film scanning: pristine digital restoration: Lowry Digital Images a DTS company (2006 restoration) (as Paul E. Jackson)
Daniel Ortiz .... damage artist: pristine digital restoration: Lowry Digital Images a DTS company (2006 restoration)
Alan Silvers .... producer: pristine digital restoration: Lowry Digital Images a DTS company (2006 restoration)
Wally Veevers .... visual effects
Albert Whitlock .... visual effects
Benton Wong .... damage artist: pristine digital restoration: Lowry Digital Images a DTS company (2006 restoration)
Jim Danforth .... model animator: submarine (uncredited)
Roy Field .... optical cinematography (uncredited)
Charles Staffell .... optical/projection effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Paul Baxley .... stunt arranger
Bob Simmons .... stunt arranger
Craig R. Baxley .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Baxley .... stunts (uncredited)
Lightning Bear .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Johnny Bossle .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Monty Bossle .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Buzz Bundy .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard E. Butler .... stunt double (uncredited)
Dennis Camsey .... stunts (uncredited)
George Lane Cooper .... stunts (uncredited)
Gerry Crampton .... stunt double (uncredited)
Leslie Crawford .... stunts (uncredited)
Everett Creach .... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Crockett .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Cummings .... stunts (uncredited)
Vince Deadrick Sr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Nick Dimitri .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Eddon .... stunts (uncredited)
Bud Ekins .... stunts (uncredited)
Patty Elder .... stunts (uncredited)
Dorothy Ford .... stunts (uncredited)
Donna Garrett .... stunts (uncredited)
Reg Harding .... stunts (uncredited)
Orwin C. Harvey .... stunt double: high fall from oil rig (uncredited)
Bob Herron .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Hickman .... stunts (uncredited)
Jazzer Jeyes .... stunts (uncredited)
Max Latimer .... stunt double: Charles Gray (uncredited)
George Leech .... stunts (uncredited)
Rick Lester .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Jimmy Lodge .... stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Johnny Miller .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Morgan .... stunts (uncredited)
Victor Paul .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Nosher Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Glenn Randall Jr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Doug Robinson .... stunts (uncredited)
George Robotham .... stunts (uncredited)
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Wally Rose .... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Scheiwiller .... stunts (uncredited)
Alex Sharp .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Sholomir .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Simmons .... stunts (uncredited)
Tom Steele .... stunts (uncredited)
Roy Street .... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Stromsoe .... stunts (uncredited)
Jerry Summers .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Waters .... stunts (uncredited)
Chris Webb .... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Williams .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Johnson .... camera operator
Bob Kindred .... camera operator
Harold E. Wellman .... second unit cameraman (as Harold Wellman)
Bill Beam .... second grip (uncredited)
Robert Blair .... grip (uncredited)
Ken John Borland .... crab dolly operator (uncredited)
Richard Borland .... key grip (uncredited)
Bert Bosher .... electrical supervisor (uncredited)
Roger DeSantis .... best boy (uncredited)
John Flanagan .... electrician (uncredited)
Chuck Fowler .... electrician (uncredited)
Gary Gravelin .... electrician (uncredited)
Lee Green .... still photographer (uncredited)
Paul Grosso .... generator operator (uncredited)
John Howard .... camera operator: special unit (uncredited)
Joe Jackman .... camera operator (uncredited)
Bruce Johnston .... generator operator (uncredited)
Calvin Maehl .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Ross A. Maehl .... gaffer (uncredited)
Robert Marta .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Frank Palmer .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Mike Roberts .... focus puller (uncredited)
Paul Schwake Jr. .... grip (uncredited)
Bradley B. Six .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Robert Six .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Jim Stott .... electrician (uncredited)
George Whitear .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Donfeld .... costumes: Miss St. John's (as Don Feld)
Elsa Fennell .... wardrobe supervisor
Ted Tetrick .... wardrobe supervisor
Ray Beck .... wardrobe master (uncredited)
Kent James .... costumer (uncredited)
Mina Mittelman .... costumer (uncredited)
Anthony Sinclair .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Marion Grau .... colorist: Lowry Digital Images a DTS company (Pristine Digital Restoration) (as Marian A. Grau)
Margaret Miller .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Bernard Hanson .... location manager
Eddie Saeta .... location manager
William Smith .... location auditor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
John Barry .... conductor
John Barry .... music arranger
Monty Norman .... composer: The James Bond theme
Sidney Margo .... music contractor (uncredited)
Michael J. McDonald .... score remixer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Frank Austin .... driver (uncredited)
Ronnie Baker .... driver (uncredited)
James D. Brubaker .... driver (uncredited)
Gil Casper .... driver (uncredited)
Jerry Cipperly .... driver (uncredited)
Gene Clinesmith .... driver (uncredited)
Alan Falco .... driver (uncredited)
Nick Falco .... driver (uncredited)
Robert Fish .... driver (uncredited)
Dennis Hollis .... driver (uncredited)
Leroy E. Hollis .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Bob Howell .... driver (uncredited)
Buck Master .... driver (uncredited)
Hank Moreland .... driver (uncredited)
Pierce Murphy .... driver (uncredited)
Ed Ortego .... driver (uncredited)
Ralph Pierce .... driver (uncredited)
B. Polanski .... driver (uncredited)
Jerry Quintana .... driver (uncredited)
Allee G. Reed .... driver (uncredited)
Tim Sheen .... driver (uncredited)
Jean Spray .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Maurice Binder .... main title designed by
Albert R. Broccoli .... presenter
Del Ross .... continuity
Harry Saltzman .... presenter
Elaine Schreyeck .... continuity
Ed Clark .... first aid (uncredited)
Ken Hardie .... craft service (uncredited)
Terry Horan .... stand-in: Sean Connery (uncredited)
Jane Leat .... production secretary (uncredited)
Don Morgan .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Chi Nishida .... company secretary (uncredited)
Jane Oscroft .... production secretary (uncredited)
Pat Ryan .... stand-in: Charles Gray (uncredited)
Dominic Santarone .... caterer (uncredited)
Ruth Santarone .... caterer (uncredited)
Don Wyman .... production auditor (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
  • Mi Casa Multimedia  DVD audio restoration & mastering 5.1 (uncredited)
  • Aston Martin Lagonda  the producers gratefully acknowledge the help and co-operation of (as Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd)
  • C.T.S. Studios  music recorded at (as C.T.S. Studios, London, England)
  • Circus Circus  the producers gratefully acknowledge the help and co-operation of (as Circus Circus, City of Las Vegas)
  • David Morris Jewellers  the producers gratefully acknowledge the help and co-operation of
  • Dover Harbour Board  the producers gratefully acknowledge the help and co-operation of (as The Dover Harbour Board)
  • Dunes Hotel, Casino and Country Club  the producers gratefully acknowledge the help and co-operation of (as The Dunes Hotel, City of Las Vegas)
  • Ford Motor Company  the producers gratefully acknowledge the help and co-operation of (as The Ford Motor Company)
  • Honda Motor Company  the producers gratefully acknowledge the help and co-operation of
  • International Hotel, The  the producers gratefully acknowledge the help and co-operation of (as The International Hotel, City of Las Vegas)
  • Landmark Hotel, The  the producers gratefully acknowledge the help and co-operation of (as The Landmark Hotel, City of Las Vegas)
  • Lowry Digital Images  pristine digital restoration by (as Lowry Digital Images a DTS company) (2006 restoration)
  • MGM/UA Home Video  VHS package design
  • Mint Hotel, The  the producers gratefully acknowledge the help and co-operation of (as The Mint Hotel, City of Las Vegas)
  • P & O - Orient Lines  the producers gratefully acknowledge the help and co-operation of (as P & O Lines)
  • Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas  the producers gratefully acknowledge the help and co-operation of (as The Riviera Hotel, City of Las Vegas)
  • Sands Regency Hotel & Casino  the producers gratefully acknowledge the help and co-operation of (as The Sands Hotel, City of Las Vegas)
  • Tropicana Hotel, The  the producers gratefully acknowledge the help and co-operation of (as The Tropicana Hotel, City of Las Vegas)
  • Ultra Film Synchron  german post-synchronization by (uncredited)

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ian Fleming's Diamonds Are Forever" - UK (complete title), USA (complete title)
"007: Diamonds Are Forever" - Australia (TV title)
"Diamonds Are Forever" - Canada (English title) (imdb display title)
"Diamonds are Forever" - UK (video box title)
"Los diamantes son eternos" - Argentina (imdb display title), Colombia (imdb display title), Mexico (imdb display title), Peru (imdb display title)
"007 - Os Diamantes São Eternos" - Brazil (imdb display title), Portugal
"Diamanti so večni" - Slovenia, Yugoslavia (Slovenian title)
"James Bond 007 - Diamantenfieber" - Germany (imdb display title), West Germany
"Les diamants sont éternels" - Canada (French title), France
"Τζέημς Μποντ, πράκτωρ 007: Τα διαμάντια είναι παντοτινά" - Greece
"Бриллианты навсегда" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Диамантите са вечни" - Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)
"Ölümsüz Elmaslar" - Turkey (Turkish title) (imdb display title)
"007 - Una cascata di diamanti" - Italy (alternative title)
"007/Diayamondo wa eien ni" - Japan (imdb display title)
"007: Los diamantes son eternos" - Mexico
"007: Teemandid on igavesed" - Estonia (imdb display title)
"Agente 007 - Una cascata di diamanti" - Italy (imdb display title)
"Brylanty sa na zawsze" - Poland (unauthorized video title)
"Deimantai amziams" - Lithuania (imdb display title)
"Diamantele sunt eterne" - Romania (imdb display title)
"Diamanten zijn eeuwig" - Belgium (Flemish title) (imdb display title)
"Diamanter varer evig" - Norway
"Diamanter varer evigt" - Denmark
"Diamantes para la eternidad" - Spain (imdb display title)
"Diamantfeber" - Sweden
"Diamants per a l'eternitat" - Spain (Catalan title)
"Diamanty jsou vecné" - Czech Republic (imdb display title)
"Diamentena är eviga" - Finland (Swedish title) (imdb display title)
"Diamenty sa wieczne" - Poland
"Dijamanti su večiti" - Yugoslavia (Serbian title)
"Dijamanti su večiti" - Yugoslavia (Croatian title)
"Dijamanti su večni" - Serbia
"Dijamanti su vječni" - Croatia
"Gyémántok az örökkévalóságnak" - Hungary
"Timantit ovat ikuisia" - Finland
"Una cascata di diamanti" - Italy (short title)
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Runtime:
120 min | France:101 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (colour) (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:M | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Finland:K-15/13 (2001 reform re-rating) | Finland:K-16/13 (2012 reform re-rating) | France:Tous publics | Iceland:12 | Ireland:PG | Ireland:12 (2012) | Italy:T | Japan:G (2015) | Netherlands:12 (TV rating) | Netherlands:14 (orginal rating) | Netherlands:AL (DVD rating) (2000) | New Zealand:PG | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (1971) | Peru:Apt | South Korea:15 | Spain:T | Sweden:15 (uncut) (1992) | Sweden:15 (cut) (1971) | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:12 (video re-rating) (2012) | UK:PG (video rating) (1987) (1992) (2001) | USA:PG (certificate #23067) | USA:GP (original rating) (MPAA rating: certificate #23067) | USA:PG (certificate #23067) (re-rating) (1994) | West Germany:16 (nf)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Since the car chase in Las Vegas would have many crashes, the filmmakers had an arrangement with Ford to use their vehicles. Ford's only demand was that Sean Connery had to drive the 1971 Mustang Mach 1 that served as Tiffany Case's car.See more »
Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: When the real Peter Franks buzzes Tiffany in her apartment, she tells him to come up to the third floor. As Tiffany thinks that she has already met "Franks" (really Bond) in her apartment, there's no reason for her to remind him what floor she lives on. However, she may have recognized that this Peter Franks had a different voice and let him in assuming he was an impostor. (Though Case verifies the identities of her visitors, she does not do anything to prevent them from entering her apartment first; presumably she has a plan to deal with unwelcome guests.)See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
James Bond:[tossing Japanese man around] Where is he? I shan't ask you politely next time. Where is Blofeld?
Japanese man:Cai... Cai... Cairo!
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Soundtrack:
British Grenadiers MarchSee more »

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37 out of 60 people found the following review useful.
Weak and tacky official farewell for Connery, 31 July 2003
Author: Orpington from England

After the relative commercial failure of On Her Majesty's Secret Service, and the subsequent departure of the unlamented George Lazenby, the Bond producers were desperate to lure Sean Connery back for just one more outing as James Bond. Connery was reluctant, but the huge sum he was offered to come back was too good to resist, and Diamonds are Forever thus became his last official Bond film. Sadly it is a thoroughly unworthy exit, for DAF is an inane, flabby film that suffers from lazy scripting and an excess of camp humour, reducing Bond to the level of self-parody.

It seems that the aim of this film was to rekindle the spirit of Goldfinger, after audiences did not take kindly to the relatively serious OHMSS. Not only did Connery return, but so did Goldfinger director Guy Hamilton and other crew members who had worked on that film; even Shirley Bassey was back to sing the theme tune, which is one of the few good things about DAF. However, it lacks either the wit or elegance of Goldfinger, relying instead on a succession of bad puns and tedious chase sequences, including a particularly stupid one which sees Bond being pursued across the desert while driving a moon buggy. The decision to set most of the film in Las Vegas does not help matters, for it is a very un-Bond like place which just serves to make the film feel even more cheap and tacky.

The casting is a mixed bag. Connery never gave a bad performance as OO7, but he is at his most detached and uninterested here, going through the motions but never looking as if he is doing it for anything other than the money. Even though he was only 40 when he made it, he also looks rather old in this film, which does not help credibility. Charles Gray is OK as Blofeld, but plays it far too camp and never seems the slightest bit menacing, which is not a good idea if you are playing Bond's arch-enemy. Jill St John's Tiffany Case is a spirited Bond girl, but unaccountably she becomes more and more stupid as the film goes on, and never becomes as strong a character as she should have been. Wint and Kidd, Blofeld's homosexual henchmen, provide quite good comic value, even though they are outrageous gay stereotypes; nevertheless, their antics seem very out of place in a Bond film, being more suited to Are You Being Served. As for Jimmy Dean's Willard Whyte, I found him to be one of the most irritating characters in any Bond film, though thankfully he does not get much screen time.

There are some good points in the film, including an effective fight between Bond and Peter Franks in Amsterdam, and a memorable scene in which OO7 has to grapple with two striking young women called Bambi and Thumper. In general, however, DAF feels tired, trying to compensate for the lack of a decent script with its childish humour and endless stunts. It is all a long way away from the classic Connery Bonds of the early 60s, and indeed DAF is much closer in tone to the jokey Roger Moore films that would follow it during the rest of the 70s, although most of those have more going for them than this film. All in all, DAF is more of a feeble exercise in camp comedy than a stylish spy thriller, a sad way for Connery to leave the part that had made him a star. Of all the Bond films, probably only Moonraker is worse.

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