You Only Live Twice

Synopsis: When an American space capsule is swallowed up by what they believe to be a Russian spaceship, World War 3 nearly breaks out. The British Government, however, suspect that other powers are at work as the space craft went down near Japan. S.P.E.C.T.R.E. is the force behind the theft, as James Bond discovers, but its motives are far from clear, and he must first find out where the captured space capsule is held before America and Russia initiate another world war.
Director(s): Lewis Gilbert
Production: United Artists
  Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations.
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117 min

Calling Cape Comm.

This is Jupiter 16.

Do you give a "go" for fourth orbit?

Cape Comm to Jupiter 16.

Can you confirm O-2 pressure

is within limit?

Roger. Everything looks good

in the environmental control system.


Everything looks good from here.

You have a "go" for fourth orbit.

Jupiter 16. Roger.

We're stowing all loose gear,

ready for the E. V.A.

Jupiter 16, this is Cape Comm.

Start your E.V.A. When ready.

You have plenty of time

in the other E.V.A. S for experiments.

- So don't stay out too long, Chris.

- Okay, Flight.

- Don't worry. We'll stick to plan.

- Roger.

Cape Comm to Jupiter 16.

On my mark...

... it will be 4 plus 3-7.

Four, three, two, one.


Cape Comm, this is Chris. I am out.

Everything looks okay.

Good. The manoeuver unit

is working this time.

I used it to get out,

and it makes things a lot easier.

Cape Comm to Hawaii. This is

Flight Control. Come in, please.

Hawaii. Roger.

Hawaii, we expect to start E. V.A.

Over your station on this pass.

Hawaii to Jupiter 16.

There is an unidentified object

closing on you fast from astern.

Can you see it?

Hawaii, we have nothing here.

Hold while we check the space track.

Hawaii to Jupiter 16.

Repeat. Hawaii to Jupiter 16.

There is an unidentified object

on our scope closing fast.

We see nothing.

Can you give me a bearing?

Appears to be coming up fast

from astern.

Hey, now I see it.

It's another spacecraft!

I repeat, it's another spacecraft!

Chris, this is Mike.

Does it look like it's moving past?

You're breaking up. Say again.

- Does it look like it's moving past?

- Chris, what's happening?

It's coming right at us!

The front is opening up!

I repeat! The front is opening up!

It's coming right at us!

Get back in! Get back in!

Do you read me?

You're breaking up!

Hawaii to Jupiter 16.

Hawaii to Jupiter 16.

Are you receiving?

- We're breaking up.

- Come in, please. Over.

My lifeline is cut...

Hawaii to Jupiter 16.

Hawaii to Jupiter 16.

Are you receiving me?

Come in, please. Over.

Houston? We've lost all radio contact.

We've also lost him on the scope.

Unidentified object is still orbiting.

Alert all stations

and track him closely.

It is ridiculous

for the Soviet government... deny responsibility

in this matter.

The Soviet government denies

all knowledge of this affair.

The world knows

we are a peace-Ioving people.

I hereby give notice

that in 20 days time...

...the United States intends to launch

her next spaceship into orbit.

My government has instructed me

to inform you...

...that any interference...

...will be regarded as an act of war.

May I ask what motive...

...our Russian friends would have...

...for wishing to destroy

American spacecraft?

My government sees this as

nothing less than a blatant attempt... gain complete control

of space itself for military purposes.

We don't agree.

Her Majesty's government

is not convinced...

...that this intruder missile

originated from Soviet Russia.

A tracking station in Singapore

reported faint echoes of this craft...

...coming down in

the Sea of Japan area.

Might I suggest, gentlemen,

that this is where... should concentrate

your intelligence forces.

The prime minister has asked to assure

you, this is what we propose to do.

As a matter of fact, our man

in Hong Kong is working on it now.

Why do Chinese girls taste different

from all other girls?

You think we better, huh?

No, just different... Peking duck is different

from Russian caviar.

- But I love them both.

- Darling, I give you very best duck.

Well, that would be lovely.

We've had some interesting

times together.

I'll be sorry to go.

Check that door.

The bed.

We're too late.

Well, at least he died on the job.

He'd have wanted it this way.

- The troubled sea.

That must all be changed.

In a moment,

in the twinkling of an eye... the last trumpet...

...for the trumpet shall sound, and the

dead shall be raised incorruptible...

...and we shall all be changed.

We commit his body to the deep

to be turned into corruption...

...Iooking for the resurrection

of the body...

...when the sea

shall give up her dead.



- Carry on.

- Aye, aye, sir.

- Request permission to come aboard.

- Permission granted.

Thank you.

- Take this officer aft.

- Yes, sir.

- Take her up 90 feet, across 0-4-5.

- Aye, aye, sir.

- Hello, Penny.

- You better go right in.

You're late as usual,

even from your own funeral.

Well, we corpses have

absolutely no sense of time.

- In you go, sir.

- Thank you, ma'am.

- Sit down, 007.

- Thank you, sir.

- No ill effects?

- None at all, sir.

Now that you're dead,

perhaps some of your old friends...

...will pay less attention

to you for a while.

Give you more elbow room.

You'll need it too.

This is the big one, 007.

That's why I'm out here myself.

- I take it you're fully briefed.

- Yes, sir.

But there's one thing

I don't understand.

If our Singapore tracking station

is correct...

...about the rocket not landing

in Russia, where did it land?

We assume it's Japan.

Mind you, all this is pure guesswork.

But the PM wants us to play it

with everything we've got.

- And the aerial reconnaissance?

- Every inch photographed. Nothing.

Are the Japanese equipped

to launch such a rocket?

- We don't think so.

- Then who else is?

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Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl (English: , Norwegian: [ˈruːɑl ˈdɑːl]; 13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot. His books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide.Born in Wales to Norwegian immigrant parents, Dahl served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. He became a flying ace and intelligence officer, rising to the rank of acting wing commander. He rose to prominence as a writer in the 1940s with works for both children and adults, and he became one of the world's best-selling authors. He has been referred to as "one of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th century". His awards for contribution to literature include the 1983 World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, and the British Book Awards' Children's Author of the Year in 1990. In 2008, The Times placed Dahl 16th on its list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".Dahl's short stories are known for their unexpected endings, and his children's books for their unsentimental, macabre, often darkly comic mood, featuring villainous adult enemies of the child characters. His books champion the kindhearted, and feature an underlying warm sentiment. Dahl's works for children include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches, Fantastic Mr Fox, The BFG, The Twits and George's Marvellous Medicine. His adult works include Tales of the Unexpected. more…

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