Never Say Never Again

1983

Irvin Kershner
Director
Orion Pictures
Production Company

Take one great director add in the best 007 actor and some delicious beauties remake Thunderball and you get - a complete disaster.

Well that was my opinion when I first saw it, time has been kind to the thing though and it is oddly gratifying to see Sean, then what, 52?, going through his paces. The motocycle chase and cave battle finale are fairly robust and one feels if the editing were a little punchier and the villain met a better end this would be rather good.

Humour is a little dodgy with many winks to the audience, literally on occasion, but the other team were making the execrable Octopussy, so...

"I hope we're going to have some gratuitous sex and violence".
~Q



7th October 1983
Cinema






15th December 1983
Cinema





Never Say Never Again
17th October 2000
DVD




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2nd April 2013
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Sean Connery
James Bond
Klaus Maria Brandauer
Largo
Max von Sydow
Ernst Stavro Blofeld
Barbara Carrera
Fatima Blush
Kim Basinger
Domino Petachi
Bernie Casey
Felix Leiter
Alec McCowen
"Q" Algy
Edward Fox
"M"
Pamela Salem
Miss Moneypenny
Rowan Atkinson
Small-Fawcett
Valerie Leon
lady in Bahamas
Milos Kirek
Kovacs
Pat Roach
Lippe
Anthony Sharp
Lord Ambrose
Prunella Gee
Patricia
Gavan O'Herlihy
Jack Petachi
Ronald Pickup
Elliott
Robert Rietty
Italian Minister
Guido Adorni
Italian Minister
Vincent Marzello
Culpepper
Christopher Reich
Number 5
Billy J. Mitchell
Captain Pederson
Manning Redwood
General Miller
Anthony Van Laast
Kurt
Saskia Cohen Tanugi
Nicole
Sylvia Marriott
French Minister
Dan Meaden
Bouncer at Casino
Michael Medwin
Doctor at Shrublands
Lucy Hornak
Nurse Evans
Derek Deadman
Porter at Shrublands
Joanna Dickens
Cook at Shrublands
Tony Alleff
Auctioneer
Paul Tucker
Ship's Steward
Brenda Kempner
Masseuse
Jill Meager
Receptionist at Health Spa
John Stephen Hill
Communications Officer
Wendy Leech
Girl Hostage / Stunts
Roy Bowe
Ship's Captain
Roy Alon
Prison Guard Thrown into Sea
Andy Bradford
Spectre Henchman
Tony Cyrus
Arab Buyer
Amy Irving
Female Computer Eye Scan Voice (unconfirmed) (voice)
Rocky Taylor
Hostage Guard
Reg Thomason
Casino valet
Alex Lewis
Casino patron
Aileen Lewis
Casino patron
Dickie Beer
stunts
Marc Boyle
stunts
Edward Garcia Garcia
stunts
Frank Henson
stunts
Billy Horrigan
stunts