Never Say Never Again


2h 14m 1983

Brief Synopsis

An aging James Bond makes an uncharacteristic mistake during a routine training mission leading M to believe the legendary British Intelligence spy is now past his prime. M indefinitely suspends Bond from active duty. However, when Spectre member Fatima Bush and her fellow terrorists successfully steal two nuclear missiles from the U.S. military, M must reinstate Bond as he is the only agent who can beat Spectre at their own game of espionage.

Film Details

Also Known As
Bond - Never say never again, Jamais plus jamais
MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Adventure
Thriller
Spy
Adaptation
Release Date
1983
Location
Marion County, Florida, USA; Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 14m

Synopsis

Under the command of Ernst Stavro Blofeld, SPECTRE Agents infiltrate a U.S. Air Force base situated in the U.K., and steal two Tomahawk cruise missiles. Maximillian Largo, the owner of an enormous yacht, holds the two nuclear devices and threatens their detonation on the world--NATO--if a ransom is not met. Answering to the threat, the British reactivate their '00' agents, and thus, they send James Bond (Agent 007) to recapture the warheads, find Largo and kill Blofeld. "Reactivated" as a double-agent, Bond must be retrained; he is shipped off to a health farm to purge him of his ancient habits of eating red meat and drinking martinis. Bond, the eternal charmer, engages in a couple of his old habits--having sex with his masseuse, and battling in an explosive fight with an assassin sent to kill him. He also stumbles upon Fatima Blush, the beautiful evil nurse working for Largo. His adventures pull him into playing a high stakes video game, engaging in a dangerous motorcycle pursuit, and eluding a deathly scuba diving chase.

Crew

Guy Alime

Technical Advisor

David Allen

Sound

Peter Allwork

Photography

Roy Alon

Stunts

Vic Armstrong

Stunt Coordinator

Jean-pierre Avice

Production Manager

David Beavis

Special Effects

Ron Beck

Wardrobe

Dickey Beer

Stunts

Paul Beeson

Camera Operator

Jill Bender

Production Assistant

Alan Bergman

Theme Lyrics

Marilyn Bergman

Theme Lyrics

Marc Boyle

Stunts

Roy Button

Assistant Director

Wally Byatt

Camera Operator

Scott Carpenter

Consultant

Maggie Cartier

Casting

Malcolm J Christopher

Production Manager

Ira Coleman

Visual Effects

Ian Crafford

Editor

Gregory Dark

Assistant Director

John Davis

Production Manager

Alexander Degrunwald

Production Supervisor

Sophie Della

Song Performer

Leslie Dilley

Art Director

Jean Drejac

Song

David Dryer

Visual Effects Supervisor

Michael Dryhurst

Associate Producer

Jane Feinberg

Casting

Mike Fenton

Casting

Mike Ferris

Photography

Ian Fleming

Source Material (From Novel)

Pamela Mann Francis

Script Supervisor

Edward Garcia Garcia

Stunts

Beatrice Geffriaud

Production Assistant

Carlos Gil

Assistant Director

Anne Glanfield

Consultant

Keith Grant

Sound

Robin Grantham

Makeup

Stephen Grimes

Production Designer

Lani Hall

Song Performer

Peter Hancock

Props

Steven Harding

Assistant Director

David Harris

Special Effects

Philip Harrison

Production Designer

Frank Henson

Stunts

Ilona Herman

Hair

Ilona Herman

Makeup

Richard J Holland

Set Designer

Billy Horrigan

Stunts

Peter Howitt

Set Decorator

Simon Kaye

Sound

Stephanie Kaye

Hair

Jordan Klein

Photography

Charles Knode

Costume Designer

Evzen Kolar

Production Manager

Robert Lawrence

Executive Editor

Wendy Leech

Stunts

Michel Legrand

Song

Michel Legrand

Music

Branwell Mcclory

Special Effects

Kevin Mcclory

Source Material (From Novel)

Kevin Mcclory

Executive Producer

Gavin Mckinney

Other

Peter Musgrave

Editing

Trevor Neighbor

Special Effects

Wally Nelson

Assistant Editor

Roger Nicholls

Special Effects

Gladys Pearce

Production Coordinator

Bob Penn

Photography

John Poyner

Sound Editor

Linda Rabin

Production Assistant

Apolinar Rabinal

Production Manager

Glenn Randall

Stunts

Arnold Ross

Production Manager

Bill Rowe

Sound

Michael Runyard

Stunts

Jack Schwartzman

Producer

Lorenzo Semple Jr.

Screenplay

Talia Shire

Consultant

Douglas Slocombe

Director Of Photography

Douglas Slocombe

Dp/Cinematographer

Jack C Smith

Production Associate

Roy Stannard

Art Director

Bob Steadman

Photography

David Tomblin

Assistant Director

Norman Wanstall

Sound Editor

Chic Waterson

Camera Operator

David Watkins

Special Effects

Michael White

Art Director

Jack Whittingham

Source Material (From Novel)

Ian Wingrove

Special Effects Supervisor

Film Details

Also Known As
Bond - Never say never again, Jamais plus jamais
MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Adventure
Thriller
Spy
Adaptation
Release Date
1983
Location
Marion County, Florida, USA; Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 14m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 7, 1983

Following his multiple year absence from playing the title role of James Bond (Agent 007), actor Sean Connery--the original Bond--reprised his role in this production distributed by Warner Bros., rather than by United Artists (the presumed distributor). At the time of the film's production, the title role of 007 was currently being portrayed by box office heavyweight Roger Moore, the second in line to play Agent 007.

Loose retelling of an earlier James Bond/007 film, "Thunderball" (UK/1965), directed by Terence Young, produced by Kevin McClory, Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Brocoli, and starring Sean Connery.

Released in United States Fall October 7, 1983