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Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

A diamond smuggling investigation leads James Bond to Las Vegas, where he uncovers an evil plot involving a rich business tycoon.

Director:

Guy Hamilton

Writers:

Richard Maibaum (screenplay by), Tom Mankiewicz (screenplay by)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Connery ... James Bond
Jill St. John ... Tiffany Case
Charles Gray ... Blofeld
Lana Wood ... Plenty O'Toole
Jimmy Dean ... Willard Whyte
Bruce Cabot ... Saxby
Putter Smith ... Mr. Kidd
Bruce Glover ... Mr. Wint
Norman Burton ... Leiter
Joseph Fürst ... Dr Metz (as Joseph Furst)
Bernard Lee ... 'M'
Desmond Llewelyn ... 'Q'
Leonard Barr Leonard Barr ... Shady Tree
Lois Maxwell ... Moneypenny
Margaret Lacey Margaret Lacey ... Mrs. Whistler
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Storyline

James Bond's mission is to find out who has been smuggling diamonds, which are not re-appearing. He adopts another identity in the form of Peter Franks. He joins up with Tiffany Case, and acts as if he is smuggling the diamonds, but everyone is hungry for these diamonds. He also has to avoid Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd, the dangerous couple who do not leave anyone in their way. Ernst Stavro Blofeld isn't out of the question. He may have changed his looks, but is he linked with the heist? And if he is, can Bond finally defeat his ultimate enemy. Written by simon

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Taglines:

"Diamonds Are Forever"...forever...forever...forever... See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Reportedly, the final scene Sir Sean Connery filmed as Bond (at least in the official film franchise) was the one in which an unconscious Bond is loaded into a coffin at the funeral home. So, Connery's last day of playing James Bond for EON Productions was Friday, August 13, 1971. See more »

Goofs

Bond refers to the sherry he is drinking as an "unusually fine solera". A sherry produced through the solera method would be based on wines of mixed years, making it meaningless to attribute the original base vintage to a particular year. If Bond was referring to the oldest wine used in the mix, it would require an impossibly high level of discernment, as even the most expert wine tasters cannot single out vintages within a blend. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
James Bond: [tossing Japanese man around] Where is he? I shan't ask you politely next time. Where is Blofeld?
Japanese man: Cai... Cai... Cairo!
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Crazy Credits

THE END of DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER James Bond will return in LIVE AND LET DIE See more »

Alternate Versions

Burt Saxby discusses with Sammy Davis, Jr. why he has not signed his contract yet. See more »

Connections

Referenced in James Bond 50th Anniversary Gala Concert (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

British Grenadiers March
(uncredited)
Licensed from the Boosey & Hawes music library
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The only noteworthy stuff in this movie is the 2 wheels aka the alley car. A Mustang passes through a narrow alley tilting on two wheels.
9 December 2020 | by Fella_shibbySee all my reviews

I first saw this in the early 90s on a vhs. Revisited it recently. This is the seventh in the Bond series and Sean Connery reprises the role of James Bond for the sixth time. (Must b a huge paycheck). This time Bond impersonates as a diamond smuggler to infiltrate a smuggling ring and soon uncovers a plot by his old enemy Blofeld to use the diamonds to build a space-based laser weapon. A big lol man.

This time Bond faces several Blofeld lookalikes, mafia henchmen Wint n Kidd n two acrobatic bodyguards, Bambi n Thumper. The only noteworthy stuff in this movie is the 2 wheels aka the alley car. A Mustang passes through a narrow alley tilting on two wheels. This was way before The Fast n the Furious. Bond gets to cool off with only Jill St. John as the other Bond girl Lana Wood gets a shocking discard. Sean Connery is looking haggard n outta shape. The Bond girl Jill St. John aint that attractive compared to the earlier Bond girls. In fact, the other buxom babe who is there for a short stint is more attractive.

More info about the assassins, Wint n Kidd from the novel. They r sadistic assassins n enforcers working for the The Spangled Mob (American Mafia family based in Las Vegas). They both kick Bond into unconsciousness while wearing football cleats/studs.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

17 December 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ian Fleming's Diamonds Are Forever See more »

Filming Locations:

Netherlands See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,200,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$43,819,547

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,820,916
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Eon Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1 | Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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