When two atomic bombs are stolen by SPECTRE countdown begins to locate them before time is up; if a ransom is not paid then the warheads will be used against western targets and all available agents are scrambled into action.
James Bond is sent to the Bahamas after spotting a link between pilot Francois Derval and his sister, Domino, who is in Nassau with her “guardian” Emilio Largo.
With Felix Leiter to assist him, Bond finds the Vulcan bomber on which the bombs were carried hidden on the sea bed; however, there is no trace of the bombs themselves which the atomic bombs were carried.
With the clock ticking can they foil SPECTRE’s audacious plot?
What we say
Thunderball has a great plot, great locations, a great villain and some great one liners. Although it has some gadgets they don’t yet overshadow 007.
Premiere: 9th December 1965 in Tokyo
US: 22nd December 1965
UK: 29th December 1965
Richard Maibaum and John Hopkins
|Sean Connery||James Bond|
|Rik Van Nutter||Felix Leiter|
|Guy Doleman||Count Lippe|
|Roland Culver||Foreign Secretary|
|Rose Alba||Madame Boitier|
|Leonard Sachs||Group Captain|
|Edward Underdown||Air Vice Marshal|
|Harold Sanderson||Hydrofoil Captain|
- Red wine
- Dom Perignon ’55
- Vodka martini
- Rum Collins
Aston Martin DB5 Coupe (1965)
- “I think he got the point.”
- “Do you know much about guns, Mr. Bond?”
“No, but I know a little about women.”
- “What sharp little eyes you have.”
“Wait till you get to my teeth!”
- “Do you mind if my friend sits this one out? She’s just dead.”