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Director:
Writers:
Christopher Wood (screenplay) and
Richard Maibaum (screenplay)
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Release Date:
3 August 1977 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
. . . . In The Biggest Bond of All - Everybody's hot for Action - Everybody's hot for Romance See more »
Plot:
James Bond investigates the hijacking of British and Russian submarines carrying nuclear warheads with the help of a KGB agent whose lover he killed. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Exceptionally good Bond film See more (282 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Roger Moore ... James Bond

Barbara Bach ... Maj. Anya Amasova / Agent XXX

Curd Jürgens ... Karl Stromberg (as Curt Jurgens)

Richard Kiel ... Jaws

Caroline Munro ... Naomi

Walter Gotell ... Gen. Anatol Gogol

Geoffrey Keen ... Sir Frederick Gray

Bernard Lee ... M

George Baker ... Capt. Benson

Michael Billington ... Sergei Barsov
Olga Bisera ... Felicca

Desmond Llewelyn ... Q

Edward de Souza ... Sheikh Hosein (as Edward De Souza)

Vernon Dobtcheff ... Max Kalba

Valerie Leon ... Hotel Receptionist

Lois Maxwell ... Miss Moneypenny
Sydney Tafler ... Liparus Captain

Nadim Sawalha ... Aziz Fekkesh
Sue Vanner ... Log Cabin Girl
Eva Reuber-Staier ... Rubelvitch (as Eva Rueber-Staier)

Robert Brown ... Adm. Hargreaves
Marilyn Galsworthy ... Stromberg's Assistant

Milton Reid ... Sandor

Cyril Shaps ... Dr. Bechmann
Milo Sperber ... Prof. Markovitz

Albert Moses ... Barman
Rafiq Anwar ... Cairo Club Waiter
Felicity York ... Arab Beauty
Dawn Rodrigues ... Arab Beauty
Anika Pavel ... Arab Beauty
Jill Goodall ... Arab Beauty

Shane Rimmer ... Cmdr. Carter
Bob Sherman ... USS Wayne Crewman
Doyle Richmond ... USS Wayne Crewman
Murray Salem ... USS Wayne Crewman
John Truscott ... USS Wayne Crewman
Peter Whitman ... USS Wayne Crewman
Ray Hassett ... USS Wayne Crewman
Vincent Marzello ... USS Wayne Crewman

Nicholas Campbell ... USS Wayne Crewman
Ray Evans ... USS Wayne Crewman

Anthony Forrest ... USS Wayne Crewman

Garrick Hagon ... USS Wayne Crewman
Ray Jewers ... USS Wayne Crewman
George Mallaby ... USS Wayne Crewman
Christopher Muncke ... USS Wayne Crewman
Anthony Pullen Shaw ... USS Wayne Crewman (as Anthony Pullen)
Robert Sheedy ... USS Wayne Crewman
Don Staiton ... USS Wayne Crewman
Eric Stine ... USS Wayne Crewman
Stephen Temperley ... USS Wayne Crewman
Dean Warwick ... USS Wayne Crewman
Bryan Marshall ... Cmdr. Talbot
Michael Howarth ... HMS Ranger Crewman
Kim Fortune ... HMS Ranger Crewman
Barry Andrews ... HMS Ranger Crewman

Kevin McNally ... HMS Ranger Crewman

Jeremy Bulloch ... HMS Ranger Crewman
Sean Bury ... HMS Ranger Crewman
John Sarbutt ... HMS Ranger Crewman

David Auker ... HMS Ranger Crewman
Dennis Blanch ... HMS Ranger Crewman

Keith Buckley ... HMS Ranger Crewman
Jonathan Bury ... HMS Ranger Crewman
Nick Ellsworth ... HMS Ranger Crewman
Tom Gerrard ... HMS Ranger Crewman
Kazik Michalski ... HMS Ranger Crewman
Keith Morris ... HMS Ranger Crewman

John Salthouse ... HMS Ranger Crewman

George Roubicek ... Stromberg One Captain
Lenny Rabin ... Liparus Crewman

Irvin Allen ... Stromberg One Crewman
Yashaw Adem ... Stromberg One Crewman (as Yasher Adem)
Peter Ensor ... Stromberg One Crewman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Egyptian Folklore Group

Roy Alon ... Russian Sub Crewman (uncredited)
Paul Bannon ... Sub Mariner (uncredited)
Jack Cooper ... Cortina Gunman #1 (uncredited)
Jeremy Coote ... Guard in Submarine Pen (uncredited)

Robert Goodman ... Stromberg's Guard (uncredited)
Brian Gwaspari ... Tanker Crewman (uncredited)
Nick Joseph ... Armoury Officer (uncredited)

George Leech ... Cortina Gunman #2 (uncredited)
Ralph Morse ... Skier (uncredited)

Bob Simmons ... KGB Thug #2 (uncredited)
Colin Skeaping ... Monorail Driver (uncredited)
Derek Suthern ... Atantis Guard (uncredited)

Victor Tourjansky ... Man with Bottle (uncredited)
Chris Webb ... KGB Thug #1 (uncredited)

Paul Weston ... Guard Called on by Monorail Driver (uncredited)
Jeremy Wilkin ... Capt. Forsyth (uncredited)

Michael G. Wilson ... Man in the Audience at the Pyramid Theatre (uncredited)
Vincent Wong ... Liparus Guard (uncredited)

Directed by
Lewis Gilbert 
 
Writing credits
Christopher Wood (screenplay) and
Richard Maibaum (screenplay)

Ian Fleming (characters) uncredited

Produced by
Albert R. Broccoli .... producer
William P. Cartlidge .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Marvin Hamlisch 
 
Cinematography by
Claude Renoir (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John Glen 
 
Casting by
Weston Drury Jr.  (as Weston Drury Jnr.)
Maude Spector 
 
Production Design by
Ken Adam 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Lamont 
 
Set Decoration by
Hugh Scaife (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Paul Engelen .... makeup artist
Barbara Ritchie .... hairdresser
Katharina Kubrick .... dental prosthetics designer (uncredited)
 
Production Management
David Middlemas .... production manager
Stefan Zürcher .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ernest Day .... second unit director
John Glen .... second unit director
Chris Kenny .... assistant director (second unit )
Ariel Levy .... assistant director
Andy Armstrong .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Terence Churcher .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Michael Stevenson .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Ernest Archer .... assistant art director (as Ernie Archer)
Michael Redding .... construction manager
John Chisholm .... props (uncredited)
John Fenner .... art department (uncredited)
Brian Muir .... sculptor (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Gordon Everett .... sound recordist
Gordon K. McCallum .... dubbing mixer
Allan Sones .... dubbing editor
Graham V. Hartstone .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Nicolas Le Messurier .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
John Evans .... special effects (studio )
Ron Cartwright .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Chris Corbould .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
John Gant .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Alan Maley .... special optical effects
Derek Meddings .... special visual effects
 
Stunts
Roger Becker .... stunt driver: Lotus Esprit
Bob Simmons .... action arranger
Rick Sylvester .... stunt performer: ski jump
Roy Alon .... stunts (uncredited)
Marc Boyle .... stunts (uncredited)
David Brandon .... stunts (uncredited)
Tim Condren .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Cooper .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Jack Cooper .... stunts (uncredited)
Gerry Crampton .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Cummings .... stunts (uncredited)
Clive Curtis .... stunts (uncredited)
Jim Dowdall .... stunts (uncredited)
John Eaves .... stunt skier (uncredited)
Eddie Eddon .... stunts (uncredited)
Dorothy Ford .... stunt double: Barbara Bach (uncredited)
Dorothy Ford .... stunts (uncredited)
Nick Gillard .... stunts (uncredited)
Martin Grace .... stunt double: Richard Kiel (uncredited)
Martin Grace .... stunt double: Roger Moore (uncredited)
Martin Grace .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Graydon .... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Haggerty .... stunts (uncredited)
Reg Harding .... stunts (uncredited)
Nick Hobbs .... stunts (uncredited)
Billy Horrigan .... stunts (uncredited)
Jazzer Jeyes .... stunts (uncredited)
George Leech .... stunt driver: Lotus Esprit (uncredited)
George Leech .... stunts (uncredited)
Rick Lester .... stunts (uncredited)
Ed Lincoln .... stunt skier (uncredited)
Jimmy Lodge .... stunts (uncredited)
Jake Lombard .... stunt skier (uncredited)
Terence Maidment .... stunts (uncredited)
Mark McBride .... stunts (uncredited)
Terence Plummer .... stunts (uncredited)
Dinny Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Greg Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Nosher Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Doug Robinson .... stunts (uncredited)
Roy Scammell .... stunts (uncredited)
Ken Sheppard .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Simmons .... stunts (uncredited)
Colin Skeaping .... stunts (uncredited)
Tony Smart .... stunts (uncredited)
Roy Street .... stunts (uncredited)
Rocky Taylor .... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Walsh .... stunt double: Bryan Marshall (uncredited)
Terry Walsh .... stunts (uncredited)
Chris Webb .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Weston .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Weston .... stunts (uncredited)
Marc Wolff .... stunt pilot (uncredited)
Stefan Zürcher .... ski stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Willy Bogner .... ski sequence photographer
Lamar Boren .... underwater cameraman
Alec Mills .... camera operator
Robin Browne .... photographer: second unit and special effects (uncredited)
John Golding .... focus puller: second unit (uncredited)
Phillip Grosvenor .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Nick Houston .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Michael J. Jacobs .... special unit photographer (uncredited)
Stanley Kubrick .... lighting advisor: tanker scenes (uncredited)
Douglas Milsome .... focus puller (uncredited)
Shaun O'Dell .... assistant camera: plate unit (uncredited)
Bob Penn .... still photographer (uncredited)
Kenneth Post .... camera operator: ski sequence (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rosemary Burrows .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
John Grover .... assistant editor
Alan Strachan .... assembly editor
 
Location Management
Frank Ernst .... location manager: Egypt
Golda Offenheim .... location manager: Bahamas
 
Music Department
Marvin Hamlisch .... conductor
David Katz .... music associate
Monty Norman .... composer: The James Bond theme
Geoff Westley .... assistant conductor
Jeff Porcaro .... musician: drums (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Brian Bailey .... production accountant
Reginald A. Barkshire .... production controller
Maurice Binder .... main title designed by
Willy Bogner .... ski sequence supervisor
Albert R. Broccoli .... presenter
René Dupont .... production coordinator: Canada (as Rene Dupont)
Marguerite Green .... production assistant
Vernon Harris .... script editor
Richard Kennan .... naval adviser
Ronald Paterson .... fashion consultant
June Randall .... continuity
Michael G. Wilson .... special assistant to producer (as Michael Wilson)
Barbara Broccoli .... publicity department assistant (uncredited)
Saul Cooper .... publicity coordinator (uncredited)
John Crewdson .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Guy Hamilton .... director: pre-production (uncredited)
Barbara Jefford .... speaking voice: Caroline Munro (uncredited)
Roger Osborne .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Doris Spriggs .... assistant: Roger Moore (uncredited)
Marc Wolff .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Also Known As:
"007: The Spy Who Loved Me" - Australia (TV title)
"The Spy Who Loved Me" - Canada (English title) (imdb display title)
"La espía que me amó" - Argentina, Mexico (imdb display title), Peru, Spain (imdb display title), Venezuela (imdb display title)
"Špijun koji me je voleo" - Serbia, Yugoslavia (Serbian title)
"James Bond 007 - Der Spion, der mich liebte" - Germany (imdb display title), West Germany
"L'espion qui m'aimait" - Canada (French title), France
"Vohun, ki me je ljubil" - Slovenia (imdb display title), Yugoslavia (Slovenian title) (imdb display title)
"Τζέημς Μποντ, πράκτωρ 007: Η κατάσκοπος που με αγάπησε" - Greece
"Шпионинът, който ме обичаше" - Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)
"Шпион, который меня любил" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Älskade spion" - Sweden
"007 - älskade spion" - Finland (Swedish title) (imdb display title)
"007 - Agente Irresistível" - Portugal
"007 - La spia che mi amava" - Italy (alternative title)
"007 - O Espião Que Me Amava" - Brazil
"007 - rakastettuni" - Finland (imdb display title)
"007: La espía que me amó" - Mexico
"007: Spioon, kes mind armastas" - Estonia (imdb display title)
"A kém, aki szeretett engem" - Hungary (imdb display title)
"Agent, který mne miloval" - Czech Republic (imdb display title)
"Agent, ktorý ma miloval" - Slovakia (imdb display title)
"Agente 007 - La spia che mi amava" - Italy (informal title)
"Beni Seven Casus" - Turkey (Turkish title) (imdb display title)
"De spion die me liefhad" - Belgium (Flemish title) (imdb display title)
"Ha-Meragel She Ahav Oti" - Israel (Hebrew title)
"L'espia que em va estimar" - Spain (Catalan title)
"La spia che mi amava" - Italy (imdb display title)
"Snipas, kuris mane mylejo" - Lithuania (imdb display title)
"Spión, ktorý ma miloval" - Slovakia (alternative title)
"Spijun koji me volio" - Croatia (imdb display title)
"Spion, který me miloval" - Czech Republic (alternative title)
"Spionen der elskede mig" - Denmark
"Spionen som elsket meg" - Norway
"Spionul care m-a iubit" - Romania (imdb display title)
"Szpieg, który mnie kochal" - Poland (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
125 min | Sweden:123 min (cut version)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor) | Color
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:13 (original rating) | Argentina:Atp (re-rating) | Australia:M | Brazil:12 | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Denmark:15 | 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 (re-rating) | Ireland:G (1977) | Japan:G (2015) | Netherlands:12 | Netherlands:AL (DVD rating) (2000) | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 (re-rating) | Norway:16 (1977) | Peru:Apt | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Spain:T | Sweden:15 (uncut) (1992) | Sweden:15 (cut) (1977) | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (re-rating) (1987) | USA:PG | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Trivia:
In the Liparus, a Royal Navy officer asks for volunteers: He calls "Andrews, Marshall, Jarvis and Purves". The officer is performed by Kim Fortune.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The Mark 46 Torpedo that the American Captain fires to escape the supertanker weighs over 500 lbs. and is filled with PBXN-103 high explosives, and has a minimum safety range of 1,500 yards, and no Navy commander would ever launch an active torpedo so close to his own ship, in this case to break open the supertanker doors to escape. Additionally, the Navy commander failed to issue a command to remove the safety features and set the safety range to zero, so as depicted in the movie with the safety still active, the torpedo would not have exploded. In reality, had the safety range been set to zero and the torpedo actually detonated the mere 100 feet or so as shown, the submarine that launched the torpedo would have been destroyed also.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
HMS Ranger Navigator:Captain wants to keep 500 feet.
Young officer, HMS Ranger:[over PA] Maneuvering, Control. Come in shallow to 500 feet.
Young officer, HMS Ranger:[to crewman] Keep 500 feet
HMS Ranger crewman:Keep 500 feet, sir.
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Soundtrack:
Air on a G StringSee more »

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45 out of 65 people found the following review useful.
Exceptionally good Bond film, 20 January 2003
Author: Mika Pykäläaho (bygis80@hotmail.com) from Järvenpää, Finland

Just like the highly disappointing "Die another day" is a regrettable class example of how to do everything in a James Bond film completely wrong, legendary "The Spy who loved me" is a prototype of a perfect 007 adventure. Everything seems to work here.

First of all this was the first Bond movie that really showed what a modern pre-credits sequence should look like. After all in Roger Moore's first two flicks "Live and let die" and "The Man with the golden gun" we don't even see 007 until after the credits.

From the opening ski chase to the underwater car, stunts are amazing. In many ways this has to be one of the most imaginative Bonds. Story is excellent, especially because it doesn't only deal with Stromberg's evil plot against the unaware world but because it has a pleasant little sideplot about 007's relationship with Major Anya Amasova.

Villains are of course splendid, why should I even bother to mention that (almost literally) larger-than-life character Jaws is perhaps the most beloved bad guy James Bond has ever been against with. Curd Jürgens also gives a magnificent performance as the insane mastermind Stromberg.

I'm one of the people who thinks that in the end Sean Connery is the one and only true James Bond. Nevertheless, "The Spy who loved me" is still better than some of Connery's Bond movies. At least it surpasses "From Russia with love", "Thunderball" and "Diamonds are forever" and I must admit these films are most terrific experiences too.

Everyone should see this film, not only the big Bond fanatics. Why? Simply because "The Spy who loved me" is not only a significant film in the movie series, it's much more than that. It's an important part of the pop culture.

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