• The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

The Spy Who Loved Me

Release Date: July 13th, 1977

DVD Release Date: March 31st, 1998

PG |2 hr 5 min

Plot Summary

In a globe-trotting assignment that has him skiing off the edges of cliffs and driving a car deep underwater, British super-spy James Bond (Roger Moore) unites with sexy Russian agent Anya Amasova (Barbara Bach) to defeat megalomaniac shipping magnate Karl Stromberg (Curt Jurgens), who is threatening to destroy New York City with nuclear weapons. Bond's most deadly adversary on the case is Stromberg's henchman, Jaws (Richard Kiel), a seven-foot giant with terrifying steel teeth.

Cast: Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curd Jürgens, Richard Kiel, Caroline Munro, Bernard Lee, Lois Maxwell, Desmond Llewelyn

Director: Lewis Gilbert

Genres: Action

Production Co: United Artists, Danjaq Productions

Distributors: United Artists

Keywords: Rescue , Amusing , Escape , 1970s ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    For the first time in three films, Roger Moore starts to unearth a personality for Bond. show more

  • 75
    RogerEbert.com

    What The Spy Who Loved Me lacks when it comes to establishing the atmosphere of danger present in some the best Bond movies it makes up in spades in the creation of one apparently-impossible situation for the protagonist after the other, the kind that other entries would have been lucky to include a single example. show more

  • 50
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    Gadgets abound, especially a Lotus sports car that transforms into a submarine. But the scene-stealer is 7'2" Richard Kiel as Jaws, a shark-eating man with steel teeth. show more

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Awards

Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Original Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1978)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1978)
Nominated Music (Original Song)
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture