He looks at this world and wants it all... so he strikes like THUNDERBALL!
"My dear girl, don't flatter yourself. What I did this evening was for Queen and country. You don't think it gave me any pleasure, do you?"The one with
the Tom Jones
song, or the "underwater one".
The fourth James Bond
film, in which SPECTRE nicks a pair of nukes (from an Avro Vulcan
), somebody gets the point permanently and there's a shark. Oh, and Tom Jones
faints on the last note of the title song.
Adjusted for inflation, Thunderball
is the most successful Bond movie after Skyfall
. Its adjusted figure is over $950 million, above Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
. On US and Canadian grosses alone, it is, according to The Other Wiki
, the 28th highest grosser of all time, beating all of the Harry Potter
movies (the "Potter grosses more than Bond" figure is inaccurate, since it doesn't adjust for inflation) and every one of the The Lord of the Rings
The storyline of Thunderball
was recycled for the non-canonical Bond film Never Say Never Again
, in which a now much older Connery reprised his role as Bond. Columbia Pictures
was (at one time) planning to remake Thunderball
again, this time casting Connery as Ernst Stavro Blofield, but a court ruled against them in the matter of the rights to the James Bond character. (Through subsequent studio mergers, MGM acquired NSNA
and the matter became moot.)
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