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A criminal organization has obtained two nuclear bombs and are asking for a 100 million pound ransom in the form of diamonds in seven days or they will use the weapons. The secret service sends James Bond to the Bahamas to once again save the world.

  1. John Hopkins


  2. Jack Whittingham


  3. Kevin McClory


  4. Richard Maibaum


  5. Terence Young


Top Billed Cast

  1. Sean Connery

    Sean Connery

    James Bond

  2. Claudine Auger

    Claudine Auger

    Dominique 'Domino' Derval

  3. Adolfo Celi

    Adolfo Celi

    Emilio Largo

  4. Luciana Paluzzi

    Luciana Paluzzi

    Fiona Volpe

  5. Rik Van Nutter

    Rik Van Nutter

    Felix Leiter

  6. Guy Doleman

    Guy Doleman

    Count Lippe

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 10m

Budget $11,000,000.00

Revenue $141,195,658.00


Release Information

  • December 29, 1965
    PG, Theatrical



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

Sir, I'd respectfully request that you change my assignment to Nassau.

Thunderball is directed by Terence Young and adapted to screenplay by Richard Maibaum and John Hopkins from a story by Kevin McClory, Jack Whittingham and Ian Fleming. It stars Sean Connery, Adolfo Celi, Claudine Auger, Rick Van Nutter and Martine Beswick. Music is scored by John Barry and cinematography by Ted Moore.

The fourth outing for James Bond (Connery) sees 007 assigned to the Bahamas to try and thwart SPECTRE's number 2 operative, Emilio Largo (Celi). Largo has hijacked two atomic bombs from NATO and sets abou... read the rest.

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