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The Man With The Golden Gun

Bond Movies (Click below for details)
Dr. No (1962)
From Russia With Love (1963)
Goldfinger (1964)
Thunderball (1965)
You Only Live Twice (1967)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Live And Let Die (1973)
The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Moonraker (1979)
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Octopussy (1983)
A View To A Kill (1985)
The Living Daylights (1987)
Licence To Kill (1989)
GoldenEye (1995)
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
The World Is Not Enough (1999)
Die Another Day (2002)
Casino Royale (2006)
Quantum of Solace (2008)


 

James Bond Movie
The Man With The Golden Gun

Official Year: 1974
Rated: PG
Number in Series: 9

Cast
James Bond: Roger Moore
Moneypenny: Lois Maxwell
M: Bernard Lee
Q: Desmond Llewelyn
Bond Girl (Mary Goodnight): Brit Ekland
Bond Girl (Andrea Anders): Maud Adams
Villain (Fransisco Scaramanga): Christopher Lee
Henchman (Nick Nack): Herve Villechaize


In the pre-title sequence, a midget servant named Nick Nack plans an assassination attempt on his master Francisco Scaramanga with a gangster visiting their secret island. Scaramanga eventually kills the enemy in his hall of mirrors and says that Nick Nack will have to try harder to inherit his fortune. He then shoots the fingers off a life-size replica of Bond.

In London, a golden bullet with Bond's code "007" etched into its surface is received by MI6. It is believed that Scaramanga has been hired to assassinate Bond and has sent the bullet to intimidate him. Bond's mission revolves around the work of a scientist named Gibson, thought to be in possession of information crucial to solving the energy crisis by inventing a new technique of harnessing the sun's power. But because of the perceived threat to the agent's life, M, his boss, forces him to go on a leave. Bond sets out unofficially to find Scaramanga.

After tracking the bullet via a belly dancer in Beirut and an expert gunsmith in Macau, Bond sees Andrea Anders, Scaramanga's mistress, collecting golden bullets at the Macau casino. Bond follows her to Hong Kong and pressures her to tell him about Scaramanga, his appearance and his plans. He is led to a strip club but unbeknownst to him, this is the location of Scaramanga's next 'hit'. The target is Gibson who is shot while leaving the club. However before Bond can assert his innocence, Lieutenant Hip whisks him away from the scene as the police arrive. Nick Nack steals the "Solex Agitator" needed for operating a solar power plant from Gibson's pocket. Bond is ferried out of Hong Kong; inside the shipwreck RMS Queen Elizabeth, he meets M and Q and also learns that Hip is their ally.

Bond's mission is now to retrieve the solex agitator in the face of the energy crisis and assassinate Scaramanga. He travels to Bangkok to meet a Thai entrepreneur, Hai Fat, who is suspected of hiring Scaramanga to murder Gibson, speculating that they never met personally. Bond uses a fake, synthetic nipple to make him look like having three nipples (since Scaramanga was known for this trait) and meets Hai Fat at his estate. However, Hai Fat, having already met with Scaramanga, captures and places Bond in his personally owned dojo, instructing his fighters to kill the agent. Bond escapes with the aide of Lt. Hip and his trained nieces who defeat the entire dojo. Bond speeds away by boat on a Bangkok canal and reunites with his British assistant Mary Goodnight during dinner.

Later, Anders enters his room, revealing that she had sent the bullet to London and wants Bond to kill Scaramanga. In payment, Anders promises to hand over the Solex to him at a boxing venue the next day. Instead of spending the night as he promised with Goodnight (whom he hid in a closet), Bond spends the night with Anders. At the match, Bond discovers that the mistress has been quietly shot and meets Scaramanga for the first time. Bond is able to smuggle the Solex from Anders' purse away to Hip who passes it to Goodnight waiting outside. Attempting to place a homing device, she is locked into Scaramanga's car, an AMC Matador, as he drives away. Bond follows him in an AMC Hornet 'X' with Sheriff J.W. Pepper at his side - whom he encounters when acquiring the vehicle - and a car chase across Bangkok ensues, concluding at a barn in the countryside outside the city with Scaramanga's car transforming into a plane and flying away to his island in the Yellow Sea near China.

Picking up Mary Goodnight's tracking device, Bond flies into Red Chinese waters low under radar and lands in his seaplane at Scaramanga's island. On arriving, Bond is welcomed by Scaramanga and is shown the high-tech solar power plant that Scaramanga has taken over by killing Hai Fat. He is also shown the solar gun operated by the Solex which "comes with no extra charge", which is powered by a receptor hidden in a mushroom-shaped rock nearby. Bond's plane is destroyed by the gun much to his annoyance and Scaramanga's enjoyment. They then enjoy a brief meal prepared by Nick Nack until Bond becomes angered by Scaramanga's belief that they both enjoy killing in their profession. Scaramanga proposes a pistol duel with Bond on the beach, a "clash between titans". The two men stand back to back and are ordered by Nick Nack to take twenty paces, but when Bond turns and fires, Scaramanga has vanished.

Nick Nack leads Bond into the Hall of Mirrors, where Scaramanga meets his ultimate demise, but not before Goodnight, in way-laying a henchman into a pool of liquid helium, upsets the balance of the solar plant, which gradually goes out of control. Bond retrieves the solex unit at the last moment just before the island explodes, and they escape unharmed in Scaramanga's Chinese junk ship. While trying to take some relaxation on the ship, however, they are attacked by Nick Nack, who is out for revenge for being deprived of his inheritance. He is put out of commission by Bond, who stuffs him into a wicker cage strapped to the mast, and the ship sails off into the sea.

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