Date of Release World Premier, 7th October, 1983 USA

Never Say Never Again
This film was a re-make of the original Thunderball screenplay based on an original story by Kevin McClory, Jack Whittingham & Ian Fleming

Running Time 134 minutes

James Bond Sean Connery

SPECTRE agents under the command of Ernst Blofeld infiltrate a US air force base situated in the UK and steal two Tomahawk cruise missiles. When NATO is held to ransom, the British reactive their “00” agents and send James Bond to recapture the warheads and kill Blofeld.

Bond’s Women

  • Domino Petachi (Kim Basinger)

Bond’s Enemies

  • Maximillian Largo (Klaus Maria Brandauer)
  • Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Max von Sydow)
  • Fatima Blush (Barbara Carrera)

Bond’s Allies

  • Felix Leiter (Bernie Casey)
  • ‘Q’ ‘Algy’ Algernon (Alec McCowen)
  • ‘M’ (Edward Fox)
  • Miss Moneypenny (Pamela Salem)
  • Nigel Small-Fawcett (Rowan Atkinson)

Bond’s Car Bentley

Main Title Music “Never Say Never Again” by Michel Legrand, Sung by Lani Hall

Music Score Michel Legrand

Production Design

  • Stephen B. Grimes
  • Philip Harrison

Art Directors

  • Roy Stannard
  • Michael White

Screenplay Lorenzo Semple Jr.

Editor Ian Crafford

Cinematography Douglas Slocombe

Director Irvin Kershner


  • Michael Dryhurst (associate producer)
  • Kevin McClory (executive producer)
  • Jack Schwartzman (producer)

Budget $36 million

Filming Locations

  • Elstree Studios, London
  • Bahamas
  • France
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Silver Springs, Ocala, Florida, USA
  • Spain
  • Villefranche sur mer, France

Worldwide Box Office $55.5 million

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