When the Royal Navy’s ability to coordinate the Polaris submarine fleet is compromised, it becomes a race against time to find retrieve the Automatic Targeting Attack Communicator (ATAC) in the Ionian Sea before the Russians get hold of it.
When a marine biologist employed by the British to find the ATAC is murdered by a Cuban hitman, 007 is sent to Spain to find out who ordered the hit. However, when the hitman himself is killed, Bond’s job is suddenly made more complicated.
With the assistance of Q, one of the heavies on in Spain is identified, and so 007 heads for the Italian ski resort of Cortina, where several attempts are made on his life. However, he learns from Greek businessman Aris Kristatos that his former business partner, Milos Columbo, may be involved.
Bond travels to Corfu where he meets with Kristatos; however, after being captured by Columbo’s men things turn out to be not quite as straightforward as they seem…
What we say
Based on two Ian Fleming short stories, For Your Eyes Only was a welcome return to moderation after the excesses of Moonraker and ranks as one of the strongest of Roger Moore’s films.
Premiere: 24th June 1981 at the Odeon Leicester Square
US: 26th June 1981
|Screenplay||Richard Maibaum &
Michael G Wilson
|Producer||Albert R Broccoli|
|Production Design||Peter Lamont|
|Roger Moore||James Bond|
|Carole Bouquet||Melina Havelock|
|Lynn-Holly Johnson||Bibi Dahl|
|Jill Bennett||Jacoba Brink|
|John Wyman||Erich Kriegler|
|Jack Hedley||Sir Timothy Havelock|
|Lois Maxwell||Miss Moneypenny|
|Geoffrey Keen||Minister of Defence|
|Walter Gotell||General Gogol|
|Toby Robins||Iona Havelock|
|Stefan Kalipha||Hector Gonzales|
|Graham Crowden||First Sea Lord|
|Noel Johnson||Vice Admiral|
|Robbin Young||Girl in Flower Shop|
|Graham Hawkes||Mantis Man|
|John Wells||Denis Thatcher|
|Janet Brown||The Prime Minister|
- White wine
Citroen 2CV (1980)
- “I’m a good judge of man. You have what the Greeks call ‘thrausos’ – guts! “
- “Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned.”
“That’s putting it mildly, 007!”
- “Now put your clothes back on, and I’ll buy you an ice cream.”
- “All right, keep your hair on!”
- “Take the low road… Not that low!”
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