The Spy who loved me (1977)
Running Time: 125 minutes
Directed By: Lewis Gilbert
Written By: Christopher Wood, Richard Maibaum
Cast: Roger Moore, Barbara Bach and Curd Jürgens
Movie Release Date: 3 August, 1977
The 10th Bond flick starring Roger Moore is one of the highly acclaimed Bond movies of the entire series. It can even be called the best of Roger Moore’s seven Bond appearances. His ability to deliver the famous Bond one-liners shows a lot of improvement and he even appears to be more at ease with the sophistication required for the James Bond character. The movie is also one of the biggest budgeted Bond films made and has some truly spectacular action sequences and stunts.
Bond’s most popular rival group, SPECTRE, is the threat element in the movie. Moore, along with the beautiful Barbara Bach, playing a Russian spy, tries to stop the organization from using nuclear submarines to destroy the world. The leader of the group, a megalomaniac named Stromberg (Curt Jurgens), wants to build an underwater city, and destroy all life above ground level. Jaws, one of the most formidable bad guys Bond has had to face, is another attraction, and Bond ends up having to beware of his leading lady as well. Combined with the classic Bond movie style chases, explosions, cars and gadgets, The Spy Who Loved Me does not disappoint Bond fans.
Of special mention here would be the opening ski chase scene, where Bond zips through the snow clad mountains in a chase and then slides right off a cliff edge. The Spy Who Loved Me is a delightful watch and brings the original charm back to the Bond movies.