ACMI Identifier
317635
Title
Thunderball (Special edition)
Creator & Role
Twentieth Century-Fox Television, distributor
Danjaq, production company
Eon Productions, production company
Kevin McClory, producer
Terence Young, director
Ken Adam, production designer
Place of Production
United Kingdom
Creation Date
1965
Colour
Colour
Sound / Audio
Sound
Duration
02:06:00
Language
English
Description
Thunderball is the fourth Bond film with Sean Connery playing British secret service agent 007, pitting his stylish form against the espionage organisation SPECTRE (Special Executive for Counter-Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion), with Emilio Largo at the helm. SPECTRE plans to hijack a nuclear bomb, plant it under the sea, and then hold the world for ransom. Set in the Bahamas, "Thunderball" provides plenty of lush scenery with spectacular beaches, sprawling mansions and beautiful women in bathing costumes. The under water setting allows for some spectacular ideas and elaborate set pieces. Typical Bond touches include a myriad of one liners and nubile lady friends including a masseuse; Largo's mistress; a British spy; and an enemy agent. Highlights include a Mardi Gras sequence with James evading capture due to a frenetic, chaotic moment. Other fine moments are the irascible Q displaying Bond's latest gadgets whilst whingeing about being dragged to the Bahamas in order to do so. Re-made in 1993 as "Never say never again."
Special Features
Documentary on the film's phenomena ; Documentary on making Thunderball ; Trailer ; TV spots
Audience Classification
PG
Form
Feature films
Feature films/Feature films - Great Britain
Genre
Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers
Action & Adventure
Action & Adventure/Action films
Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers/Spy films
Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers/Thrillers
Subject Group
Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons/Terrorism
Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons/Espionage
Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons/Terrorism
Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV/Motion picture trailers
Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology/Terrorism
Holdings
VHS; Access Print (Section 1)
VHS; Access Print (Section 1)