‘Thunderball’ (1965)


'Thunderball' is the fourth movie of the Bond franchise again starring Sean Connery.

The world is held hostage by the evil organization SPECTRE, when it hijacks a British Vulcan bomber, with two nuclear weapons on board.

One of the organizations agents disguises himself as a NATO observer to get on the plane and lands it near the Bahamas after overpowering the pilots. The organization’s number two man Emilio Largo retrieves the weapons and kills the agent for demanding more money.

James Bond is on vacation in a health spa during this event when he finds a dead man at the site. When Bond is recalled to headquarter with other 00 agents for this case he recognizes the photo of the NATO observer in an emergency meeting as the dead man he saw recently.

He travels to Nassau to meet the dead man's sister, a passionate scuba diver called Domino. Bond learns that Domino is Largo’s lover and Bond uses this connection to his advantage. With the help of CIA agent Felix Leiter, Bond discovers the hijacked plane and the body of the dead agent.

James persuades Domino to help him after telling her how Largo used Fiona Volpe to kill her brother. Using her information Bond disguises himself as a SPECTRE agent and goes with Largo to retrieve and plant one of the bombs near Florida coast...

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Cast

These are the main characters of the movie, and the actors/actresses who played them:

  • James Bond (Sean Connery)
  • Emilio Largo (Adolfo Celi)
  • 'Domino' Derval (Claudine Auger)
  • Fiona Volpe (Luciana Paluzzi)
  • Count Lippe (Guy Doleman)
  • Felix Leiter (Rik Van Nutter)
  • Q (Desmond Llewelyn)
  • M (Bernard Lee)
  • Miss Moneypenny (Lois Maxwell)

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Agent Y's Opinion


Overall this movie can be described as not bad. However, it lacks the class of ‘Goldfinger’ or the intricate plot of ‘From Russia with Love’. It is a fast paced movie with first-rate action sequences and remains exciting to the end.



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