->'''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.

{{The one where}} Bond and the villain settle their differences... with [[WereStillRelevantDammit a video game duel.]]

An "unofficial"[[note]]Not part of the [[LongRunners long-running]] EON Productions film series[[/note]] Film/JamesBond film released in 1983, 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, Domino Petachi (Creator/KimBasinger in her StarMakingRole), sister of the pilot who performed the operation. The filmmakers intentionally decided to have Connery play an aging James Bond -- though notably, Connery is actually ''younger'' than Creator/RogerMoore, who was still the current 007 in the official films at the time.

This movie was the result of an odd legal situation whereby Kevin [=McClory=], who had co-written a movie script with Creator/IanFleming that would become the novel ''Literature/{{Thunderball}}'', 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'' into a [[VideoGame/DoubleOhSevenFromRussiaWithLove 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.
!!This film provides examples of:

* AdaptationalHeroism: In both this and ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'' Bond seduces the nurse attending him at the health clinic. Notoriously though, the encounter in ''Thunderball'' is a case of borderline rape and Bond virtually / actually blackmails the nurse into sleeping with him. It's ambiguous how serious he was being or whether she honestly felt threatened by it, but it can be nonetheless uncomfortable to watch. Here, the encounter is explicitly consensual and no blackmail- joking or otherwise- is involved at all.
* AdaptationalVillainy: In ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'' Domino's brother was [[KillAndReplace murdered by SPECTRE and replaced with a lookalike]]. In tthis film, he actually defects and helps them (albeit due to a combination of drugs & Blush's sex), though, like the aforementioned counterpart, [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness gets what's]] [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves coming to him]].
* AffablyEvil: Both Largo and Fatima Blush.
* AsideGlance: The film ends with Creator/SeanConnery winking at the audience.
* AuctionOfEvil: Largo eventually sells Domino to be auctioned as a sex slave before Bond saves her.
* AxCrazy: Largo. Made pretty literal when he demolishes part of the ''Flying Saucer'' with an ax trying to find Bond.
* BastardBoyfriend: Largo. Also insanely jealous, and once he thinks Domino has fallen for Bond turns into a DomesticAbuser.
* BeardOfEvil: Blofeld
* 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.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Domino's brother, thanks to some heroin encouragement.
* BroadStrokes: Rather loosely follows the plot of the film ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'' rather than the novel, with an update to the 80's and a motorbike for Bond to ride.
* ChokeHolds: James uses a sleeper hold on a {{mook|s}} guard during the opening and an assassin uses a sleeper hold on one of the attendants at Shrublands.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Largo comes across like this at times.
* ComplexityAddiction: Fatima passes up several opportunities to assassinate Bond with a gun, knife or explosive in favor of a convoluted ambush using remote-controlled sharks.
* CrashIntoHello: Invoked by Fatima Blush who slips and falls into Bond's arms on their first encounter.
* CutApart: 007 is having sex with a girl as [[spoiler: a bomb ticks away under his bed]]. Cue [[spoiler: explosion]] in a room across the courtyard from Bond and BondGirl.
-->'''Bond:''' Well, it proves we made the right decision.\\
'''Fishing Girl:''' About what, darling?\\
'''Bond:''' Your place or mine.
* DaChief: Bizarrely, M plays a strange British variation of this trope. The film acknowledges this M is explicitly not the same character as Bernard Lee's.
* DieLaughing: [[spoiler: Fatima.]]
-->'''Bond:''' "Not perfected yet"!
* DoNotAdjustYourSet: As in ''Thunderball''.
%% * 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. Once it heals properly though all it looks like is that he has slight heterochromia, and as Fatima notes, when he has his contacts in you'd never notice anything at all.
* FailedASpotCheck: The Parisian police fails to notice that the "boxer in training" and his bicycling manager are both wearing dress shoes with black socks.
* FakeOutOpening: [[spoiler: 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 Carrera doesn't [[ChewingTheScenery Chew the Scenery]], she has a four course meal ''plus'' dessert.
* FriendlyEnemy: The AffablyEvil Largo towards Bond.
* GadgetWatches: Bond uses a watch with a built-in laser to cut open the manacles holding him and escape.
* GiantMook: Lippe, presumably this film's version of Count Lippe.
* GreenEyedMonster: Largo is extremely possessive of Domino. Seeing Bond dancing with her turns their antagonism from professional to [[ItsPersonal quite personal]].
* GroinAttack:
** While Bond is fighting the SPECTRE assassin at Shrublands part of their battle occurs in a kitchen. After Bond throws a pan of water in the assassin's face he kicks him in the nuts and runs away.
** Fatima threatens to perform this on Bond with a bullet from her gun.
-->'''Fatima Blush:''' You're quite a man, Mr. James Bond, but [[StrawFeminist I am a superior woman]]. Guess where you get the first one?
* HighCollarOfDoom: One of Fatima's many outfits.
* HospitalHottie: ''Another'' of Fatima's many outfits.
* IndecisiveParody: The film can't quite seem to decide if it's a harsh satire of the Eon series or if it's a regular James Bond film. Plainly satirical scenes (such as Bond's discussion with M at the beginning) are side by side with normal Bond-style scenes, and a blatantly middle-aged Bond certainly doesn't help matters (though Moore was a few years older than Connery and starring in Octopussy at the same time, even he felt he was too old in the next Bond film, ''Film/AViewToAKill'', and he definitely looked too old).
* 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).
* {{Jerkass}}: M, who is far more cynical and doubtful of Bond's abilities here than perhaps any incarnation of M from the official series.
* KeepTheReward: When Bond beats Largo at the "Domination" video game, theoretically winning over $300,000, he turns down Largo's money in exchange for a dance with Domino. Subverted in that Largo's jealousy makes the dance a ''much'' bigger sting than losing money.
* 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.
* KickTheDog: Largo auctioning Domino to some lecherous Arabian slavers. He'd generally been AffablyEvil up until this point so this scene seems like it was included just to make Largo out to be more of a bastard.
* KneelBeforeZod: Fatima's final encounter with Bond.
%% * LargeHam: Both Largo and Fatima.
%% * LeanAndMean: Blofeld.
* MadeASlave: Largo's final way of disposing of Domino is to sell her as a SexSlave.
%%* MagicalSecurityCam
* MeaningfulName: "Small-Fawcett". Doesn't take UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud to get ''that'' joke.
* MemeticBadass: Invoked with the gag that Bond might be so badass his ''piss'' can burn a man's face, and potentially even ''kill''.
* 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 (as any gentleman would).
* MsFanservice: Domino is played by Creator/KimBasinger. Barbara Carrera as Fatima is rather fetching as well.
* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine: Bond spends time aboard the ''Flying Saucer'' as an unwilling but well cared-for guest.
* 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 (though this incarnation of M would appear to have difficulty running an ice cream parlour, nevermind [=MI6=], so he can't complain about having [[TheAce Bond]] on his payroll).
* OvertOperative: {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d 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!
* ThePenIsMightier: When it's a pocket-sized ''rocket launcher'', it is.
* ProductPlacement: ''Atari'', of all things. A particularly ironic case of this at that, considering that this film was released in the year ''[[UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983 1983]]''.
* PunchCatch: During the fight between Bond and the SPECTRE assassin at Shrublands, Bond throws a punch at the assassin and the assassin calmly grabs Bond's fist, demonstrating his tremendous strength.
* PunchPunchPunchUhOh: One of the SPECTRE assassins is so tough that he not only shrugs off Bond's punches, but pulls a PunchCatch.
* PunnyName: Nigel Small-Fawcett. Small-Fawcett...small faucet. Doesn't take UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud to get ''that'' joke.
* RaceLift: Felix Leiter, who is played by African-American actor Bernie Casey.
* RevealingCoverup: [=SPECTRE'S=] attempt to keep their activities at Shrubland's a secret not only attract Bond's attention, but point him in the direction of Domino - and by extension, Largo.
* RightHandCat: Blofeld wouldn't be Blofeld without having his white Persian cat.
* 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.
* ShesGotLegs: Fatima. "Then nurse-y will give baby his candy."
* ShoePhone: Subverted at least once. The "gyroscopic bomb" disguised as a cigar case turns out to be just a cigar case. And then there's Q's mini-rocket launcher disguised as a fountain pen.
* 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: Fatima Blush has Jack Petachi hooked on heroin to force him to obey her. She carries a hypo filled with the drug in a garter belt (under a [[NaughtyNurseOutfit nurse's uniform]] no less), and exposes it while taking out the hypo. On Website/YouTube [[https://youtu.be/5VuMprbYzyY?t=1m5s starting at 1:05]].
* 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, and she took great delight in murdering her "rival" for Bond's affections as well. Again, UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud, field day.
* 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.
%%* TapOnTheHead
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: [[spoiler: Fatima's death blows her up completely.]]
* ThreateningShark: Fatima sends electronically controlled sharks to attack Bond after placing a TrackingDevice on him.
* 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|s}} guard at the beginning.
%%* TroubleMagnetGambit
* UnderTheTruck: During a chase scene Bond dives under a truck with his motorcycle and exits the other side.
* UnwinnableTrainingSimulation: Discussed. Bond's new boss is dissatisfied with his performance during the simulated training missions (he died once and lost his legs in another mission). Bond then points out that training missions cannot be compared to the real thing as the adrenaline boost is missing.
* VillainousFriendship: Largo and Blush are both homicidal psychopaths but they seem to be on genuinely friendly terms with each other, and Largo has to remind her at times that he is her superior. They are otherwise on first name terms and he personally chose her to "recruit" Jack Petachi.
%%* WeaponsUnderstudies
%%* WeAreNotGoingThroughThatAgain
%%* WouldntHitAGirl
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Fatima Blush has not one, not two, not even three, but ''four'' times to just shoot Bond, but merely settles for trying inane things like trying to get him eaten by sharks, blowing him up, killing Nicole for no reason, and trying to get Bond to put her in his memoirs. This last one gets her killed.
* 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: After Jack Petachi has served his purpose (replacing the dummy warheads with real ones), he is killed off by Fatima.
* YoureInsane: Delivered by Domino to Largo. Largo just smiles and agrees.
* {{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.