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[James Bond Movies]
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Mission: The Spy Who Loved Me
Released: July 7, 1977
Bond: Roger Moore
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Budget: $13 Million
Worldwide Boxoffice: $185.4 Million
Running Time: 125 Minutes

Villain: Karl Stromberg
Organization: Self-Employed
Scheme: Drowning all life on earth
Henchmen: Jaws, Naomi, Sandor
Girls: Ski Girl, Hosein's Girl, Anya Amasova
Allies: Gogol, Captain Carter, Hosein
Bond's Kill Count: 14
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Universal Exports Summary and Review:
[LLD Movie Poster] Summary: When a massive underwater craft abducts U.S. and Russian submarines, global tensions are heightened to the brink of war. In order to find the true culprit, James Bond joins forces with beautiful Russian agent Anya Amasova. Together they follow a trail that leads to Karl Stromberg, a powerful shipping magnate who is implementing a horrific scheme for world domination. Bond struggles to foil the plot, but Stromberg has provided him with a most lethal adversary: Jaws, a seemingly indestructible steel-toothed giant. Agent 007's adventure takes him to the Egyptian pyramids, under the sea and to a mountaintop ski chase that builds to one of the most amazing stunts ever filmed.

Review: Moore has finally perfected his Bond character and the movie works around his portrayal. This movie also marks the beginning of the "Russian era" where for ten years all Bond movies deal with the Russians in some way or another. With Moore's new-found security, everything around him just seemed to drop into place. He navigated around the sets as if he were really a secret agent. Also introduced in the film was Jaws who, despite his invincibility, is one of the best henchmen of the series. The plot was new and refreshing after the SPECTRE era and the painful memory of Scaramanga. As for Barbara Bach, although stunningly beautiful, her acting was terrible. Watching her made me long for the days when the Bond girl's voice was dubbed.

Universal Exports Rating: 005

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Firsts: Tidbits:
First appearance of Robert Brown (plays Admiral Hargreaves and would later play M)

First movie to be filmed on the 007 Soundstage at Pinewood Studios

First apperance of Jaws

First appearance of General Gogol

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 Bond movie filmed in Dolby Surround Stereo

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The submarine car was nicknamed Wet Nellie, an obvious reference to Little Nellie.

Richard Kiel could only wear the metal teeth for a few minutes at a time because they hurt so much.

This is Roger Moore's Favorite Bond film.

The villain in The Spy Who Loved Me was supposed to be Blofeld and SPECTRE but legal wrangles with Kevin McClory forced Christopher Wood to remove any reference to SPECTRE at the last moment.

After the movie's release, requests for the white Lotus Esprit surged to the point that some people had to be put on 3 year waiting lists.

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Universal Exports Movie Coverage:
The Official SeriesEverything Else
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)
Skyfall (2012)
SPECTRE (2015)
Casino Royale (1954)
Casino Royale (1967)
Never Say Never Again (1983)

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