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->'''Algernon:''' Good to see you Mr. Bond. Things've been awfully dull 'round here. I hope we're going to see some gratuitous sex and violence in this one!
->'''James Bond:''' I certainly hope so too.

[[TheOneWith The one where]] Bond is [[LethalWeapon getting too old for this shit]]. Well, technically the other one. Or one of the other ones.

An "unofficial" ''Film/JamesBond'' film, starring Creator/SeanConnery and directed by Irvin Kershner (director of ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''). It's a remake of ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'', with two nuclear warheads stolen by SPECTRE and used in a blackmail attempt against the nations of the world. Bond is sent to investigate the only lead, a sister of the pilot who performed the operation. The film was the result of an odd legal situation whereby Kevin [=McClory=], who had co-written the novel ''Literature/{{Thunderball}}'' with Creator/IanFleming, was allowed to retain the rights to that film's story and the characters who appeared in it. This included SPECTRE and Blofeld, who consequently were retired from the official Bond films (it also forced Creator/ElectronicArts to rename SPECTRE when they adapted ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'' as [[VideoGame/DoubleOhSevenFromRussiaWithLove a video game]]).

It was [[DuelingMovies in competition]] with the official ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'', which came out the same year. Though it did make a pretty great $55 million, it lost to ''Octopussy'' by over $12 million. This may have been a factor in why [=McClory=] never followed up on this to continue his goal of making his own James Bond franchise to rival the EON Productions series, another being the constant legal disputes.
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!!This film uses the following tropes:

* AffablyEvil: Both Largo and Fatima Blush.
* AuctionOfEvil: Largo eventually sells Domino to be auctioned as a sex slave before Bond saves her.
* AxCrazy: Largo. Literally.
* BastardBoyfriend: Largo. Also insanely jealous, and once he thinks Domino has fallen for Bond turns into a DomesticAbuser.
* BeardOfEvil: Blofeld
* BerserkButton: Fatima is outraged that Bond would even ''insinuate'' she wasn't the best woman he'd ever had sex with.
* BlackBestFriend: This movie's version of CIA agent Felix Leiter, played by Bernie Casey.
* BondOneLiner: Wouldn't be a Bond movie without one.
-->'''Fatima:''' Oh. I got you all wet.
-->'''Bond:''' Yes, but my martini is still dry.
* BowtiesAreCool: Blofeld wears one giving him a somewhat avuncular apearance.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Domino's brother, thanks to some heroin encouragement.
%%* BroadStrokes
* ChokeHolds: James uses a sleeper hold on a {{Mook}} guard during opening and an assassin uses a sleeper hold on one of the attendants at Shrublands.
* ConspicuousTrenchcoat: {{Lampshaded}} by Bond, when Nigel Small-Fawcett is yelling Bond's name to attract his attention, then acts furtively when talking to Bond. The fact Nigel is played by Series/MrBean [[HilariousInHindsight makes it funnier]].
-->'''Nigel Small-Fawcett:''' ''(yelling)'' Mr Bond! I say Mr. Bond! Nigel Small-Fawcett, British Embassy, Nassau."
-->'''James Bond:''' Nice to meet you Nigel.
-->'''Nigel Small-Fawcett:''' Sorry I'm late, but as you're one of these undercover jollies, I took the precaution of not being followed.
-->'''James Bond:''' And that's why you shouted my name across the harbor?
-->'''Nigel Small-Fawcett:''' Oh God, did I? Oh I'm sorry! Damn! Damn! Sorry I'm rather new to all this!
* DieLaughing: [[spoiler: Fatima.]]
-->'''Bond:''' "Not perfected yet"!
* CutApart:
-->'''Bond:''' Well, it proves we made the right decision.
-->'''Fishing Girl:''' About what, darling?
-->'''Bond:''' Your place or mine.
%%* DoNotAdjustYourSet
* TheDragon: Fatima Blush.
* DrivingIntoATruck: While James Bond is riding a motorcycle the enemy Mooks force him to ride up a ramp into a truck so he can be captured. However, as the ramp is rising up to trap him he guns it and jumps the motorcycle over the ramp and out of the truck.
%%* ExpospeakGag
* EyeScream: Domino's brother has surgery on one of his eyes to pass a retina scan. This comes complete with a close-up of the hideous stitched-together monstrosity.
* FailedASpotCheck: The Parisian police fail to notice the "boxer in training" and his bicycling manager are both wearing dress shoes with black socks.
* [[spoiler: FakeOutOpening: The opening of the film is just a test exercise.]]
* FastRoping: Done during the opening.
* FemmeFatale: Fatima Blush, for many the sole reason to see the film. Barbara Carrere doesn't ChewTheScenery, she has a four course meal ''plus'' dessert.
* FriendlyEnemy: The AffablyEvil Largo towards Bond
* GiantMook: Lippe, presumably this film's version of Count Lippe.
* GroinAttack: Fatima threatens this.
-->You're quite a man, Mr. James Bond, but [[StrawFeminist I am a superior woman.]] Guess where you get the first one?
* HospitalHottie: One of Fatima's many outfits.
** Another is the [[HighCollarOfDoom High Collar of Doom]].
%%* IndecisiveParody
* ImprovisedWeapon: Bond defeats one Mook with [[ItMakesSenseInContext his urine]].[[note]]Well, causing the GiantMook to stumble into beakers and get killed by broken shards of glass.[[/note]]
* ImprovisedZipline: During the opening.
* InstantSedation: During the opening (so it probably wasn't real).
* LargeHam: Both Largo and Fatima.
* LeanAndMean: Blofeld
* KitchenChase: The assassin trying to kill Bond at Shrublands follows him into a kitchen and a fight breaks out, complete with a terrified female chef.
%%* KneelBeforeZod
%%* MagicalSecurityCam
* MeaningfulName: "Small-Fawcett". Doesn't take UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud to get ''that'' joke.
* MistakenForServant: Domino mistakes Bond for the masseur. As she is an attractive woman in a towel, he doesn't correct her and does the job.
%%* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine: Naturally.
* NoKillLikeOverkill: [[spoiler: Fatima's death blows her up completely]]
* NoOSHACompliance: The staircases in Nicole's house definitely don't look safe for anyone prone to losing their balance.
%%* NotDistractedByTheSexy
* NothingCanStopUsNow: Blofeld says this as the warhead is being sent to the target.
* OlderHeroVsYoungerVillain: Though not younger by that much, but Bond is definitely showing his age - which is M's complaint.
* PaintingTheMedium / TakeThat: Algernon's quip about hoping to see some "gratuitous sex and violence" was aimed at the "official" Bond films which had become cartoonish.
** Granted, this film's not much better in that regard.
%%* PunchPunchPunchUhOh
* PunnyName: Nigel Small-Fawcett. Think about it.
* RaceLift: Felix Leiter, who is played by African-American actor Bernie Casey.
%%* RevealingCoverup
* RightHandCat: Blofeld's Persian.
* RoleReprisal: Sean Connery as James Bond, for the first time since Diamonds are Forever. 22 years later, he would do it again in the video game adaption of "From Russia with Love"
* RunningGag: The bit about "eliminating Free Radicals."
* SharkPool: Fatima Blush turns the Caribbean into a giant version by sending electronically controlled sharks to attack Bond after placing a TrackingDevice on him.
* ShoePhone: Subverted at least once. The "gyroscopic bomb" disguised as a cigar case turns out to be just a cigar case.
* SmolderingShoes: played straight when Fatima is killed by [[ThePenIsMightier one of Q's devices]].
* SoundtrackDissonance: The theme is a light, easy listening tune, and it's first played during the opening training sequence where Bond beats the crap out of everyone.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Keep in mind, James stumbled onto the plot while he was on holiday in a health spa.
* StockholmSyndrome: [[spoiler: "She could have ''turned''."]]
%%* StockingFiller
* StrawFeminist: Fatima Blush certainly prides herself on being an empowered woman able to control any man she wants, but when Bond implies that he was not impressed by her performance while making love, she nearly goes to pieces, frightened and embarrassed by the idea that her sexual prowess is anything less than stellar. For a brief moment, Fatima actually begs Bond to assure her that making love to her was the greatest experience of his life - right before she resumes threatening to shoot him in his privates (see GroinAttack above).
** She took great delight in murdering her "rival" for Bond's affections as well. Again, UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud, field day.
* SuperiorFirepowerBombers: The [=B1B=] Lancer.
%%* TapOnTheHead
%%* ThreateningShark
* TrackingDevice: Fatima Blush plants one on Bond so her electronically controlled sharks can home in on him.
* TranquillizerDart: James uses a sleep-poisoned blowgun dart on a {{Mook}} guard at the beginning.
%%* TroubleMagnetGambit
%%* WeaponsUnderstudies
%%* WeAreNotGoingThroughThatAgain
%%* WouldntHitAGirl
* WritingAroundTrademarks: While it employs the plot and character names of ''Thunderball'', Bond mainstays which Eon wouldn't allow such as the {{Leitmotif}} and the BondGunBarrel are absent.
* YouAreNumberSix: Largo calls Fatima "Number 12" at one point to remind her that they have a strictly professional relationship. This, when she was going to ''kiss'' him for giving her an order to kill Bond's female assistant.
%%* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness
* YoureInsane: Delivered by Domino to Largo. Largo just smiles.
* {{Zeerust}}: The arcade game ''Domination'', very much so. It was supposed to be advanced and futuristic, but it comes off as LESS advanced than the games in the game room in the casino that Domino had just been inside.
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