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Thunderball ★★½ 1965 (PG)

The fourth installment in Ian Fleming's James Bond series finds 007 on a mission to thwart SPECTRE, which has threatened to blow up Miami by atomic bomb if 100 million pounds in ransom is not paid. One of the more tedious Bond entries but a big boxoffice success. Tom Jones sang the title song. Remade as “Never Say Never Again” in 1983 with Connery reprising his role as Bond after a 12-year absence. 125m/C VHS, DVD . GB Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi, Luciana Paluzzi, Rik van Nutter, Martine Beswick, Molly Peters, Guy Doleman, Bernard Lee, Lois Maxwell, Desmond Llewelyn; D: Terence Young; W: John Hopkins, Richard Maibaum; C: Ted Moore; M: John Barry. Oscars ‘65: Visual FX.