The Man with the Golden Gun

Synopsis: Scaramanga is a hit-man who charges a million dollars per job. He becomes linked to the death of a scientist working on a powerful solar cell, and James Bond is called in to investigate. As he tracks down Scaramanga, he realises that he is highly respected by the killer, but will this prove to be an advantage in the final showdown?
Director(s): Guy Hamilton
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  2 wins & 1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
6.8
Metacritic:
43
Rotten Tomatoes:
45%
PG
Year:
1974
125 min
158 Views

Nick Nack! Tabasco!

Right away, Monsieur Scaramanga!

Hey.

Half. You get the rest later.

Wait for him in there. Through that door.

He will join you in a minute.

Your steam bath is ready,|Monsieur Scaramanga.

Oh, that would have been too easy.

It's locked.

You'll have to look elsewhere, monsieur.

Hey, Al.

Al, wherever you are,|don't hold it against me.

I wonder where you can find your gun,|Monsieur Scaramanga.

Your little golden gun.

Where can it be?

we haven't had before.

I wonder what it can be.

I fooled you!

You're getting warmer.

Much warmer.

Now, how are you going|to get down the stairs?

So near and yet so far.

Bravo, Monsieur Scaramanga.

You've done it again.

- This one was the best, "n'est-ce pas"?|- Not bad. Not bad at all.

But you'll have to do better|to come into my money.

I'll get you yet,|and I'll enjoy every sou you leave me.

You'll be the death of me yet, Nick Nack.

# He has a powerful weapon

# He charges a million a shot

# An assassin that's second to none

# Lurking in some darkened doorway

# Or crouched on a rooftop somewhere

# In the next room, or this very one

# The Man with the Golden Gun

# Love is required whenever he's hired

# It comes just before the kill

# No one can catch him

# No hit man can match him

# For his million-dollar skill

# means another poor victim

# Has come to a glittering end

# For a price, he'll erase anyone

# The Man with the Golden Gun

# His eye may be on you or me

# Who will he bang?

# We shall see

# Love is required whenever he's hired

# It comes just before the kill

# No one can catch him

# No hit man can match him

# For his million-dollar skill

# means another poor victim

# Has come to a glittering end

# If you want to get rid of someone

# The Man with the Golden Gun

# Will get it done

# He'll shoot anyone

# With his golden gun

Good morning, sir.

Colthorpe.

Chief of Staff.

What do you know|about a man called Scaramanga, 007?

Scaramanga?

Oh, yes! The Man with the Golden Gun.

Born in a circus. Father, the ringmaster.|Mother, English. A snake charmer.

A spectacular trick-shot artist by the time|he was ten and a local Rio gunman at 15.

The KGB trained him in Europe,|where he became

an overworked, underpaid assassin.

He went independent in the '50s.

Current price:
One million dollars a hit.

No... er... photograph on file.

But he does have one distinguishing|feature, however. A superfluous papilla.

- A what?|- A mammary gland. A third nipple, sir.

He always uses a golden bullet,|hence "Man with the Golden Gun".

Present domicile unknown.

I think that's all.

Why, sir?

Hm! Charming trinket.

- Even has my number on it.|- Precisely.

Obviously it's useless as a bullet.

Who would pay a million dollars|to have me killed?

Jealous husbands, outraged chefs,|humiliated tailors. The list is endless.

Moreover, this trinket, as you call it,

was sent with a note|requesting "special delivery" to you.

- It's initialled with an S.|- Scaramanga's fingerprints were on it.

They've been verified by the CIA.

- Why would he alert me?|- Psychological.

He counts on his reputation|to terrify his intended victim.

Thank you, gentlemen.

I'm relieving you|of your present assignment, 007.

- Er, sir?|- Yes?

The energy crisis is still with us.

I submit that finding Gibson and his solar|cell data is more important than ever.

It is indeed.

And I can't jeopardise it or any mission|by having Scaramanga put a bullet in you.

I'll endorse your request to resign.

Or you can take a sabbatical|and go to ground until this is settled.

Or until he kills me.

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Richard Maibaum

Richard Maibaum (May 26, 1909 – January 4, 1991) was an American film producer, playwright and screenwriter best known for his screenplay adaptations of Ian Fleming's James Bond novels.His widow, Sylvia Maibaum, pointed out that her husband was more than just a marvelously entertaining writer. He was, she said "innovative. Among his works are 'firsts': The first anti-lynching play on Broadway, The Tree (1932); the first anti-Nazi play on Broadway, Birthright (1933); the first movie that dealt with the problem of medication abuse, Bigger Than Life, written in 1955, released in 1956; the first movie that dealt with the ethical and moral decisions in kidnapping cases, Ransom!; the first movie that introduced the American public to the importance of training airmen for the defense of the United States in a war many recognized as coming, I Wanted Wings (Spring, 1941); and Diamonds Are Forever, begun 1970, the first film that discussed the use of laser-like satellite mounted weapons for global warfare."His papers now reside at his alma mater, the University of Iowa. more…

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