Saturday, August 18, 2007
Continuing our efforts to watch all of the James Bond films in order, we finished the day watching Thunderball. Released in 1965, this is the fourth film in the James Bond series, and the fourth to star Sean Connery as MI6 secret agent James Bond, 007.
The film follows Bond's efforts to find two NATO nuclear bombs stolen by SPECTRE. They hold the British ransom for £100 million in exchange for not destroying English or American cities.
The search leads Bond to the Bahamas, where he encounters Emilio Largo, the one-eyed SPECTRE Number Two. Helped by the CIA and Largo's mistress, Bond's search culminates in underwater battle with Largo's frogmen outside Miami.
On an inflation adjusted basis, Thunderball was the most-watched film of the series, with almost 140 million paid tickets.