‘The Man with the Golden Gun’ (1974)
The Man with the Golden Gun is the ninth movie in the Bond franchise Starring Roger Moore as James Bond.
The movie starts of with MI6 receiving a golden bullet that has 007 etched on it.
Meanwhile James Bond is investigating a scientist named Gibson, who has discovered new means of harnessing the suns energy by using a ‘Solex Agitator’. M recalls Bond to headquarters’ and tells him that the bullet is a warning from Francisco Scaramanga, a renowned assassin who charges million dollars per hit and uses a golden gun to kill his victims.
Because nobody can identify the assassin, Bond is told to take a vacation until the matter is resolved. Not content to sit around he tries to find Scaramanga himself and enlists the help of Mary Goodnight for his investigation.
Bond decides to examine the golden bullet used to kill another 00 agent which leads him to Scaramanga’s ammunition supplier.
The trail ends with the killer’s lover Andrea Anders. She tells Bond that the bullet was sent by her so that he may kill Francisco on her behalf. She also tells him about his next hit....
These are the main characters of the movie, and the actors/actresses who played them:
- James Bond (Roger Moore)
- Francisco Scaramanga (Christopher Lee)
- Mary Goodnight (Britt Ekland)
- Andrea Anders (Maud Adams)
- Q (Desmond Llewelyn)
- M (Bernard Lee)
- Miss Moneypenny (Lois Maxwell)
- Nick Nack (Hervé Villechaize)
Agent Y's Opinion
Roger Moore gives an excellent performance and brings a more humorous face to Bond. Scaramanga is one of the best villains in the Bond franchise while his sidekick Nick Nack is right up there with Oddjob and Jaws. Excellent movie!
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