The James Bond Movies

The Man With the Golden Gun

Released: December 19, 1974

  Roger Moore as James Bond
  Britt Ekland as Mary Goodnight
  Christopher Lee as Scaramanga
  Maud Adams as Andrea Anders

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Running Time: 125 minutes

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  • The Solex was inspired by the energy crisis of the 70's.

  • Scaramanga's base was actually a volcanic rock island called Khow-Ping-Kan in the Phang Nga Bay of Thailand.

  • Christopher Lee is the cousin of Ian Fleming.

  • Britt Ekland, real name Eklund, is the ex-wife of Peter Sellers who starred in the spoof of Casino Royale.

  • Britt Ekland was pregnant during the shooting.

  • Felix Leiter is a main character in the book version, yet he does not make an appearance in the film version.

  • The name Scaramanga came from a Greek man Fleming knew named Pandia Scaramanga whom he met on the island of Hydra and in whose island house he stayed in. Fleming actually asked permission to use the name, letting him know that he would be a villain. Mr. Scaramanga, being a superstitious man, replied: "I certainly do not mind your using my name but please do not to kill me."

  • The scene where Scaramanga and 007 stand back-to-back, with their guns drawn, is a reference to the John Wayne western The Comancheros (1961). The only difference was that Nick Nack counts to 20, instead of 10.

  • When Bond finds Andrea Anders in the shower, the reflection of a crew member can be seen in the mirror's reflection.