Goldfinger

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Goldfinger Review


The iconic James Bond movie, this third entry into the franchise is rightly heralded for offering the perfect blend of action, adventure, gunplay, fisticuffs, gadgetry (that Aston Martin!), romance, derring-do, and just about everything else. Bond's outtings take him across Europe and eventually to U.S. shores, on the trail of Auric Goldfinger (Gert Fröbe), a maniac who wants to corner the gold market... with a plan to break into Fort Knox. Even though the ultimate plot is a little on the silly side, Bond's co-stars (Oddjob, Pussy Galore) are among the series' most memorable characters, with Fröbe perhaps its greatest villain. Numerous scenes in the film -- most notably Goldfinger's aborted execution of Bond via laser beam-to-the-crotch -- have become cinematic classics. Don't miss the DVD commentary track, it's incredibly insightful: I had no idea that Gert Fröbe spoke no English and was completely dubbed over.

Bond #3.



Goldfinger

Facts and Figures

Genre: Action/Adventure

Run time: 110 mins

In Theaters: Saturday 9th January 1965

Box Office Worldwide: $124.9M

Budget: $3.5M

Distributed by: United Artists

Production compaines: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Eon Productions

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Fresh: 54 Rotten: 2

IMDB: 7.8 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: Guy Hamilton

Producer: Albert R. Broccoli,

Starring: as James Bond, as Pussy Galore, Gert Fröbe as Auric Goldfinger, as Jill Masterson, Tania Mallet as Tilly Masterson, Harold Sakata as Oddjob, as M, Martin Benson as Martin Solo, as Felix Leiter, Austin Willis as Simmons, as Miss Moneypenny, as Q, as Mr. Ling, Nadja Regin as Bonita, Margaret Nolan as Dink

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