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The James Bond Movies

The Spy Who Loved Me

Released: July 7, 1977

  Roger Moore as James Bond
  Barbara Bach as Anya Amasova
  Curt Jurgens as Carl Stromburg
  Richard Kiel as Jaws

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Running Time: 125 minutes

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  • First Bond movie filmed in Dolby Surround Stereo

  • First megalomaniac villain

  • First appearance of the Minister of Defense

  • First appearance of Robert Brown (plays Admiral Hargreaves and would later play M)

  • First appearance of Richard Kiel (Jaws)

  • First appearance of General Gogol (Walter Gotel of From Russia With Love)

  • First attempt at Euro-Soviet relations

  • First time Bond travels to Egypt

  • First movie to be filmed on the 007 Soundstage at Pinewood Studios. The soundstage was actually created for the movie, as there were none in existence large enough to handle the action scenes.

  • First appearance of Wet Nellie (as the submarine-Lotus was named in honor of Little Nellie from You Only Live Twice)

  • First time an Oscar-winning composer wrote the music score in a Bond film (Marvin Hamlisch)

  • First film based on a Fleming book to have a new novel written for the movie with the same title. The only thing that the movie and Fleming's book have in common is the title.

  • First time that the theme song focuses on 007, not the villain

  • The Spy Who Loved Me is the first movie in which the leading lady has a rating as well as a name. Major Amasova is also known as "Triple X".

  • First movie in which an automobile becomes a submarine and is used in a battle

  • First appearance of the Shark Hunter mini-submarine (reappears in Licence to Kill)

  • First time an American composer scored the film (Marvin Hamlisch)

  • First time 007 skis off the edge of a cliff (stunt was performed by Rick Sylvester)

  • First time the line "Shaken, but not stirred" was used in an action sequence (Triple X says the line after pinning Jaws behind a wall)

  • First time a music score from another film was used in a Bond film (the score from Lawrence of Arabia)

  • First time 007 sees someone else behind M's desk after speaking with Miss Moneypenny (General Gogol)

  • First time an oil tanker ship serves as the villain's headquarters (the Liparus)

  • First appearance of a jet-ski/wave-runner (the Wetbike)

  • First time 007 shoots a villain in his private parts

  • First mention of Bond's late wife since she has been dead (by Triple X showing off her knowledge of Bond when they first meet)

  • First movie not coproduced by Harry Salzman

  • First time Bond appears in a tuxedo in the gunbarrel sequence

  • First appearance of Victor Tourjansky

  • First time a Bond girl says, "oooh, James"


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