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Release Date: October 7th, 1983

DVD Release Date: October 17th, 2000

PG|2 hr 17 min

Plot Summary
An aging James Bond (Sean Connery) makes an uncharacteristic mistake during a routine training mission, leading M (Edward Fox) to believe that the legendary British Intelligence spy is now past his prime. M indefinitely suspends Bond from active duty. However, when SPECTRE member Fatima Bush (Barbara Carrera) and her fellow terrorists successfully steal two nuclear missiles from the U.S. military, M must reinstate Bond, as he is the only agent who can beat SPECTRE at their own game of espionage.

Cast: Sean Connery, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Barbara Carrera, Max von Sydow, Kim Basinger, Bernie Casey, Alec McCowen, Edward Fox

Director: Irvin Kershner

Genres: Action

Production Co: Eon Productions Ltd.

Keywords: Pursuit, Revenge, Quest, Cool, England, Sister, 1980s

Ratings & Reviews

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  • What makes Never Say Never Again more fun than most of the Bonds is more complex than that. For one thing, there's more of a human element in the movie, and it comes from Klaus Maria Brandauer, as Largo. Brandauer is a wonderful actor, and he chooses not to play the villain as a cliché. Instead, he brings a certain poignancy and charm to Largo, and since Connery always has been a particularly human James Bond, the emotional stakes are more convincing this time. show more

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    Never Say Never Again never reaches the escapist thrills of vintage Connery and Moore; it cares too much about getting sued than it does about giving the actor a vehicle worth coming back to. show more

  • As an older, slightly less athletic but no less Sybaritic Bond (he carries an attache- case sampler of caviar and pate de fois gras), Connery is perfectly suited. [8 Oct 1983, p.C5]

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture