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
DVD



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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