The Man with the Golden Gun

"Very Good"

The Man with the Golden Gun Review


Christopher Lee always makes for an exceptional video. It's just too bad that it had to be in The Man with the Golden Gun, which ranks as one of James Bond's more absurd outings, involving a maniacal genius (Lee) who's assassinating folks and has Bond next on his list. Bond thus goes after this Scaramanga and uncovers the usual mega-weapon plot, this time featuring... wait for it... solar power. The theme song by Lulu (sample lyrics: "Love is required/Whenever he's hired/He comes just before the kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiill") is original and a great example of high camp, much like the rest of the film. It's all gaudily good, right down to Hervé Villechaize(!), bikini-clad Britt Ekland, and the inimitable Clifton James as the vacationing Sheriff J.W. Pepper, who tags along for a bit.


The Man with the Golden Gun

Facts and Figures

Run time: 125 mins

In Theaters: Friday 20th December 1974

Box Office Worldwide: $97.6M

Budget: $7M

Distributed by: MGM Home Entertainment

Production compaines: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Eon Productions, Danjaq

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 46%
Fresh: 17 Rotten: 20

IMDB: 6.8 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: Guy Hamilton

Producer: Albert R. Broccoli,

Starring: as James Bond, as Francisco Scaramanga, as Mary Goodnight, as Andrea Anders, Hervé Villechaize as Nick Nack, as Sheriff J.W. Pepper, Richard Loo as Hai Fat, Soon-Tek Oh as Lieutenant Hip, as Rodney, as M, as Miss Moneypenny, as Q, James Cossins as Colthorpe, Yao Lin Chen as Chula, Carmen du Sautoy as Saida

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