00 Agent

In Ian Fleming's James Bond novels and the derived films, the 00 Section of MI6 is considered the secret service's elite. A 00 (typically read "Double O" and denoted in Fleming's novels by the letters "OO" rather than the digits "00") is a field agent that holds a licence to kill in the field, at his or her discretion, to complete any mission. The novel Moonraker establishes that the section routinely has three agents concurrently; the film series, beginning with Thunderball, establishes the number of 00 agents at a minimum of 9, with the likelihood of more.

Description

In the first novel, Casino Royale, and the 2006 film adaptation, the 00 concept is introduced and, in Bond's words, means "that you've had to kill a chap in cold blood in the course of some assignment." Bond's 00 number (007) was awarded to him because he twice killed in fulfilling assignments. (This differentiates from deadly force used by non-00 agents in the course of self-defence or offensive action; plus, in the original time frame of the novel—the early 1950s—many MI6 agents would have had recent war service.) In the second novel, Live and Let Die, the 00 number designates a past killing; not until the third novel, Moonraker, does the 00 number designate a licence to kill. Thereafter, the novels are ambiguous about whether a 00 agent's licence to kill is limited, with varying accounts in Dr. No, Goldfinger, and The Man with the Golden Gun.

Per Fleming's Moonraker, 00 agents face mandatory retirement at 45; John Gardner contradicts this in his novels, depicting a fifty-odd-year-old secret agent. Sebastian Faulks's Devil May Care features M giving Bond a choice of when to retire.

Fleming himself only mentions five 00 agents in all. According to Moonraker, James Bond is the most senior of three 00 agents; the two others were 008 and 0011. The three men share an office and a secretary named Loelia Ponsonby. Later novels feature two more 00 agents; 009 is mentioned in Thunderball and 006 is mentioned in On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Other authors have elaborated and expanded upon the 00 agents. While they presumably have been sent on dangerous missions as Bond has, little has been revealed about most of them. Several have been named, both by Fleming and other authors, along with passing references to their service records, which suggest that agents are largely recruited (as Bond was) from the British military's special forces.

In the films, the 00 section is a discrete area of MI6, whose agents report directly to M, and tend to be sent on special assignments and troubleshooting missions, often involving rogue agents (from Britain or other countries) or situations where an "ordinary" intelligence operation uncovers or reveals terrorist or criminal activity too sensitive to be dealt with using ordinary procedural or legal measures, and where the aforementioned discretionary "licence to kill" is deemed necessary or useful in rectifying the situation. The World Is Not Enough introduces a special insignia for the 00 Section. Bond's fellow 00 agents appear receiving briefings in Thunderball and The World Is Not Enough. The latter film shows a woman in one of the 00 chairs. In Thunderball, there are nine chairs for the 00 agents; Moneypenny says every 00 agent in Europe has been recalled, not every 00 agent in the world. Behind the scenes photos of the film reveal that one of the agents in the chairs is female as well. As with the books, other writers have elaborated and expanded upon the 00 agents in the films and in other media. In GoldenEye, 006 is an alias for Alec Trevelyan.

List of 00s

The following lists are of the known 00 agents of the British Secret Service who exist in the Ian Fleming novels & short stories, the officially licensed novels, the EON movies, or in the official video games or comic strips.

00 Agents from Ian Fleming's Bond stories

00-agent Name Description
006 Andy Renton 006, a Royal Marine commando, is mentioned in the novel On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
007 James Bond James Bond is the only agent 007. In the novel You Only Live Twice, Bond was transferred into another branch and given the number 7777, suggesting there was no active agent 007 in that time; he is later reinstated as 007 in the novel The Man with the Golden Gun.
008 Bill In the novel Moonraker, 008 (called "Bill" by Bond) is mentioned as being on recuperative leave after returning from a mission behind the Iron Curtain.

In the novel Goldfinger, Bond thinks to himself that 008 would likely avenge Bond by killing Goldfinger. As Bond thinks this, he ruminates that 008 is "a good man, more careful than Bond."

009 Unnamed Referred to in the novel Thunderball, Referred to in the movie Octopussy.
0011 Cederic Mentioned in the novel Moonraker as vanishing while on assignment in Singapore.

00 Agents from Bond stories by other authors

00-agent Name Description
001 Edward Donne Referred to in the Raymond Benson novel Doubleshot, Edward Donne is the only known agent 001.
004 Frederick Wardner, Scarlett Papava A 004 appears in the Benson novel The Facts of Death.

In the Sebastian Faulks novel Devil May Care, Bond girl Scarlett Papava is unveiled as 004, replacing the previous agent who was killed in Berlin.

005 Stuart Thomas Was 005 until defective eyesight impaired his marksmanship, and he was made head of Station G (Greece) in the Kingsley Amis novel Colonel Sun.
006 Major Jack Giddings In The Moneypenny Diaries: Guardian Angel, 006 is named as Major Jack Giddings and second to Bond in the 00 section.
007 James Bond As above. In the John Gardner novels, agent 007 is the remaining active 00-agent as the section was disbanded in the 1980s. This was later contradicted in the Raymond Benson novels.

In Anthony Horowitz's continuation novel, set before the events of Casino Royale, an unnamed agent 007 is murdered, which leads to James Bond taking over the code-number in Forever and A Day, thus marking his first ever assignment as a 00-agent.

0010 Unnamed Referred to in the Benson novel The Man with the Red Tattoo.
0012 Sam Johnston Although unmentioned on screen, Benson's The World Is Not Enough novelisation has Bond investigating 0012's death at story's start (seen in a photograph of a dark-haired man, in the film).

00 Agents from the Eon film franchise

00-agent Name Description
002 Bill Fairbanks, John A 002 first appears in Thunderball. He is shot through the neck and killed by Francisco Scaramanga, in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1969 (film version: The Man with the Golden Gun 1974).

In The Living Daylights film, another Agent 002, named "John", played by Glyn Baker; was training at Gibraltar, with 004 and 007. 002 was "killed" and eliminated from the exercise when he landed close to a waiting SAS guard.

003 Jason Walters 003 first appears in Thunderball. He is found dead, in Siberia, in A View to a Kill.
004 Aidan Flemmings 004 first appears in Thunderball, where he is played by Frederick Warder.

In The Living Daylights, 004 accompanied 002 and 007 to Gibraltar; he is murdered by a false KGB agent who tags the body with "Death to Spies" in Russian after his support rope is cut and he is sent plummeting down a cliff to his death.

005 Stuart Thomas 005 appears in Thunderball.
006 Alec Trevelyan 006 first appears in Thunderball, where he is portrayed by Peter Roy.

When 006 was used again, it was left ambiguous whether this was meant to be the same character or a replacement. This 006 was named Alec Trevelyan, and served as the main antagonist in GoldenEye, where he was portrayed by Sean Bean. In a mission at Arkhangelsk, he was apparently shot and killed, but later reveals that he faked his death. He heads the Janus crime syndicate which plans to steal the GoldenEye satellite from the Russian Federation, intending to use it to cripple Britain due to a financial meltdown. His motivation for these plans was a personal one: avenging his family, who were all Lienz Cossacks, betrayed to the Communists by the British government after World War II had ended. He also begrudged Bond's not allowing him time to escape the Soviet chemical weapons factory they were sent to destroy at the beginning of the film. Trevelyan is killed after Bond drops him from the antenna above the satellite dish, and the subsequent destruction of the facility.

007 James Bond See above.
008 Bill Timothy In Goldfinger M threatens to replace 007 with agent 008. Later in the film, Bond tells Auric Goldfinger, "...if I fail to report, 008 replaces me."

In The Living Daylights, M again threatens to replace 007 saying "I'll recall 008 from Hong Kong".[1] In the movies, 008 is the only agent (other than Bond) that is not always killed doing his job.

009 Peter Smith 009 first appears in Thunderball. Mischka and Grischka kill him (dressed as a clown) after the opening credits in Octopussy by throwing a knife into his back as he tries to escape them.

In The World Is Not Enough, M assigned another 009 to kill Renard; despite putting a bullet in his head, Renard lives, with the bullet slowly killing off his senses.

In Spectre, Q laments that a new Aston Martin originally intended to be used by 007 has been reassigned to 009 following Bond's destruction of several buildings in Mexico City. A switch inside the car labelled "Atmosphere" is later revealed to begin playing 009's personal choices in music.

0012 Sam Johnston Although unmentioned on screen, Benson's The World Is Not Enough novelisation has Bond investigating 0012's death at story's start (seen in a photograph of a dark-haired man, in the film).
Unknown Ronson Found by 007 shot and bleeding to death at the beginning of Skyfall Bond attempts to stabilise Ronson, but is forced by M to leave him unattended.
Unknown Eve Moneypenny Assists Bond in the pursuit and attempted capture of mercenary Patrice who was in possession of a sensitive list of active NATO agent names at the beginning of Skyfall and shoots Bond by mistake. She later takes a desk job as M's personal assistant since she had been suspended from active duty for 'killing' James Bond.
Unknown Raoul Silva Main antagonist in the film Skyfall. Raoul Silva is presumed to have formerly been a 00 agent, preceding James Bond as M's "favourite" agent.
Unknown Dawes An agent killed during the pre-title sequence of Live and Let Die.
Unknown Hamilton Another agent killed during the pre-title sequence of Live and Let Die. He was stabbed by an unnamed assassin in New Orleans.
Unknown Baines Third agent killed during Live and Let Die's pre-title sequence. Bond is dismayed to hear of Baines's death as he "rather liked Baines" and they "shared the same bootmaker".
Unknown Miranda Frost She works for MI6 but also works for Gustav Graves as double agent. Frost is killed by Jinx.

00 Agents from computer and video games

00-agent Name Description
003 Jack Mason In the Everything or Nothing video game (2004), 003 is Jack Mason, who is shot in the gut and killed by Nikolai Diavolo, a villain connected with the villain Max Zorin from A View to a Kill.
004 Aidan Flemmings In the GoldenEye video game, on the Silo mission briefing, Q mentions to 007 to "remember to treat the timed explosives with respect – you remember what happened to 004 in Beirut"; it is unclear whether he speaks of another agent or one of the ones in the EON films.
007 James Bond See above.
008 Bill Timothy In the video game James Bond 007, 008 gives Bond an exploding pen before dying.
Unknown Jonathan "GoldenEye" Hunter A former 00-agent featured in GoldenEye: Rogue Agent. He was shot in the right eye, and was dismissed by MI6 for "reckless brutality". He joined up with Auric Goldfinger against the shooter, Dr. Julius No, and eventually received a gold-hued artificial eye as a replacement, which granted him several hidden abilities. After killing both Goldfinger and Dr. No, he becomes Ernst Stavro Blofeld's personal bodyguard. The game takes place in an alternate universe.

00 Agents from other official media

00-agent Name Description
007 James Bond See above.
008 Bill Timothy 008 is mentioned to have been murdered in the comic book VARGR for which 007 himself avenges the death of his colleague by taking the life of the latter's killer.
009 Peter Smith The graphic novels Deadly Double and Serpent's Tooth feature a fourth Agent 009. In early 2016, there were rumours about a 13-part Netflix series starring Mehzeb Chowdhury as 009 agent Cyrus Varten. This was revealed to be a social experiment conducted by Mehzeb himself to gauge the audiences' reaction towards an extended Bond universe.
0013 Briony Thorne A female 00-agent appearing in the comic strip Fear Face (published 18 January 1971 to 20 April 1971 in The Daily Express). Thorne is revealed to be a double agent for China.
Unknown Agent York Killed in the comic strip River of Death (published 24 June 1969 to 29 November 1969 in The Daily Express). Agent York is a 00 agent but his number isn't revealed.
Unknown Suzi Kew A recurring character in the Daily Express comic strip series of the 1960s and 1970s, Suzi Kew is a 00 agent but her number is not revealed.

False 00 Agents from Casino Royale (1967)

00-agent Name Description
007 Evelyn Tremble Baccarat master. One of several MI6 agents given James Bond's name and code number in a bid to confuse enemies in Casino Royale (1967). Portrayed by Peter Sellers.
007 Vesper Lynd Bond's former lover. One of several MI6 agents given Bond's name and code number in a bid to confuse enemies in Casino Royale (1967). Portrayed by Ursula Andress.
007 Miss Moneypenny Daughter of Bond's retired secretary, with the same name as her mother. One of several MI6 agents given Bond's name and code number in a bid to confuse enemies in Casino Royale (1967). Portrayed by Barbara Bouchet.
007 Mata Bond Illegitimate daughter of Bond and Mata Hari. One of several MI6 agents given Bond's name and code number in a bid to confuse enemies in Casino Royale (1967). Portrayed by Joanna Pettet.
007 The Detainer One of several MI6 agents given Bond's name and code number in a bid to confuse enemies in Casino Royale (1967). Portrayed by Daliah Lavi.
007 Cooper One of several MI6 agents given Bond's name and code number in a bid to confuse enemies in Casino Royale (1967). Portrayed by Terence Cooper.

See also

References

  1. ^ "It was instinct. - I'll recall 008 from Hong Kong | The Living Daylights quotes". Subzin.com. Retrieved 12 November 2012.
00

00, a double zero, may refer to:

'00, album by the alternative rock band Judybats, released in 2000

The year 2000

00 Agent, an agent with a license to kill in the James Bond media

00 gauge, a standard of model railways

Size 00, a women's clothing size in the US catalog sizes system

Symphony No. 00 (Bruckner), an alternate name for Anton Bruckner's Study Symphony in F minor

Mobile Suit Gundam 00, an anime series

00, the first unit of time in a minute, 12-hour clock and 24-hour clock

00, an abbreviation used on signs to indicate a public toilet (particularly in Germany and Eastern Europe)

00, a common international call prefix

00, a wire diameter defined by the American wire gauge standard

00, a fine grade of steel wool

00, a field on the wheel of some roulette game tables

00, an Italian type number for Flour

00, a unique squad number, notably worn by:

Martin Biron and John Davidson in the NHL

Jim Otto and Ken Burrough in the AFL and NFL

Robert Parish and Greg Ostertag in the NBA

David Reutimann in NASCAR (born 1970)

A shotgun ammunition size for buckshot, about equal to 8.452 mm (.33") in diameter

001

001, 0O1, O01, OO1 may refer to:

1 (number), a number, a numeral

"001", fictional British agent, see 00 Agent

AM-RB 001, the code-name for the Aston Martin Valkyrie sports car

1992 OO1, the asteroid 10111 Fresnel

1997 OO1, the asteroid 9987 Peano

O01, an allele, see ABO

O01 Heussler Hamburg Heliport, see List of airports in New York

001, or +1 is the telephone calling code of North America; mainly Canada and the United States.

001, also known as the Princess of Klaxosaurs, is a character and the central antagonist in DARLING in the FRANXX.

003

003, O03, 0O3, OO3 may refer to:

"003", fictional British 00 Agent

1990 OO3, the asteroid 6131 Towen

003 Referred to Jas 003 as it's his lucky number who is Jasmeet Suneja

OO3 gauge model railway

O03 (O2) and other related blood type alleles, see ABO blood group system and ABO

O03 Morganville Airport, see List of airports in Pennsylvania

Tyrrell 003, 1971 Formula One season car

BAR 003, 2001 Formula One season car

003 (album), by Đorđe Balašević

BMW 003 turbojet engine

The Adventures of James Bond Junior 003½, a 1967 James Bond spin-off novel carrying the Glidrose Productions copyright

Gholam Ruhani, Guantanamo detainee 003

003 (UN M.49 code) for North America

004

004, 0O4, O04, OO4 may refer to:

"004", fictional British 00 Agent

Junkers Jumo 004 turbojet engine

Lauda Air Flight 004, an international passenger flight operated by a Boeing 767-300ER that crashed on 26 May 1991

Abdul Haq Wasiq, Guantanamo detainee 004

O04, the Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation

0O4, Corning Municipal Airport (California)

005 (disambiguation)

005 is a Sega video game from 1981. OO5, 005, 0O5, or O05 may also refer to:

O05, Rogers Field airport

0O5, University Airport

"005", a fictional British secret service agent, see 00 Agent

Lufthansa Flight 005, a scheduled flight en route from Frankfurt to Bremen

006 (disambiguation)

006 is the code name of Alec Trevelyan, a villain in the James Bond film GoldenEye.

006 may also refer to:

The number six (6)

Agent 006 in the James Bond universe, other than Alec Trevelyan, see 00 Agent

BAR 006, British American Racing's car for the 2004 Formula One season

Tyrrell 006, Team Tyrell's 1972 Formula One season car

Singapore Airlines Flight 006, a scheduled passenger flight

China Airlines Flight 006, a daily non-stop flight

008

008, OO8, O08, or 0O8 may refer to:

"008", the fictional 00 Agent of MI6

008: Operation Exterminate, a 1965 Italian action film

Explosivo 008, a 1940 Argentine crime film

Peugeot 008

Balls 8, NASA NB-52B mothership, tail number 52-008

O08, Colusa County Airport

The original toll-free area code in Australia, see 800 number

009

009 may refer to:

OO9, gauge model railways

O09, FAA identifier for Round Valley Airport

0O9, FAA identifier for Ward Field, see List of airports in California

British secret agent 009, see 00 Agent

BA 009, see British Airways Flight 9

Guantanamo detainee 009, Yaser Esam Hamdi

Alec Trevelyan

Alec Trevelyan (006), also known as Janus, is a fictional character and the main antagonist in the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye, portrayed by actor Sean Bean. The likeness of Bean as Alec Trevelyan was also used for the 1997 video game, GoldenEye 007.

Black and white

Black-and-white (B/W or B&W) images combine black and white in a continuous spectrum, producing a range of shades of gray.

Casino Royale (2006 film)

Casino Royale is a 2006 spy film, the twenty-first in the Eon Productions James Bond film series, and the third screen adaptation of Ian Fleming's 1953 novel of the same name. Directed by Martin Campbell and written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Paul Haggis, it is the first film to star Daniel Craig as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond, and was produced by Eon Productions for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Columbia Pictures, making it the first Eon-produced Bond film to be co-produced by the latter studio. Following Die Another Day, Eon Productions decided to reboot the series, allowing them to show a less experienced and more vulnerable Bond.Casino Royale takes place at the beginning of Bond's career as Agent 007, as he is earning his licence to kill. The plot sees Bond on an assignment to bankrupt terrorist financier Le Chiffre in a high-stakes poker game; Bond falls in love with Vesper Lynd, a treasury employee assigned to provide the money he needs for the game. The film begins a story arc that continues in the 2008 film, Quantum of Solace.

Casting involved a widespread search for a new actor to succeed Pierce Brosnan as James Bond; the choice of Craig, announced in October 2005, drew controversy. Location filming took place in the Czech Republic, The Bahamas, Italy and the United Kingdom with interior sets built at Barrandov Studios and Pinewood Studios.

Casino Royale premiered at the Odeon Leicester Square on 14 November 2006. It received an overwhelmingly positive critical response, with reviewers highlighting Craig's reinvention of the character and the film's departure from the tropes of previous Bond films. It earned almost $600 million worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing James Bond film until the release of Skyfall in 2012.

Devil May Care (Faulks novel)

Devil May Care is a James Bond continuation novel written by Sebastian Faulks. It was published in the UK by Penguin Books on 28 May 2008, the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ian Fleming, the creator of Bond. The story centres on Bond's investigation into Dr Julius Gorner, a megalomaniac chemist with a deep-seated hatred of England.

Faulks wrote the book in the style of Fleming, and the novel carried the credit "Sebastian Faulks writing as Ian Fleming"; he also took the same timeframe as Fleming, setting the novel in 1967, following the events in Fleming's last novel The Man with the Golden Gun. He ignored the influences of the other Bond continuation authors and the films, producing a characterisation of Bond in the style of Fleming's.

The novel was broadly well received by critics and went into the best-seller lists by the end of the first week of sales, selling 44,093 copies in four days to become the fastest-selling fiction book after the Harry Potter titles. Faulks stated that although he enjoyed writing the book, he would write no more Bond novels.

Die Another Day

Die Another Day is a 2002 spy film, the twentieth film in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions, as well as the fourth and final film to star Pierce Brosnan as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. The film follows Bond as he leads a mission to North Korea, during which he is betrayed and, after seemingly killing a rogue North Korean colonel, is captured and imprisoned. Fourteen months later, Bond is released as part of a prisoner exchange. Surmising that the mole is within the British government, he attempts to earn redemption by tracking down his betrayer and all those involved.

The film, produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, and directed by Lee Tamahori, marked the James Bond franchise's 40th anniversary. The series began in 1962 with Sean Connery starring as Bond in Dr. No. Die Another Day includes references to each of the preceding films.The film received mixed reviews. Some critics praised the work of Tamahori, while others criticised the film's heavy use of computer-generated imagery, which they found unconvincing and a distraction from the film's plot. Nevertheless, Die Another Day was the highest-grossing James Bond film up to that time if inflation is not taken into account.

Francisco Scaramanga

Francisco Scaramanga is a fictional character and the main antagonist in the James Bond novel and film versions of The Man with the Golden Gun. Scaramanga's signature weapon is a golden gun. In the novel, the character is nicknamed "Pistols" Scaramanga and is also called "Paco" (a Spanish diminutive of Francisco). In the film, the character was played by Christopher Lee (the real-life step-cousin of James Bond creator Ian Fleming).

GoldenEye 007 (1997 video game)

GoldenEye 007 is a first-person shooter video game developed by Rare and based on the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye. It was released for the Nintendo 64 video game console in August 1997. The game features a single-player campaign in which players assume the role of British Secret Intelligence Service agent James Bond as he fights to prevent a criminal syndicate from using a satellite weapon against London to cause a global financial meltdown. The game includes a split-screen multiplayer mode in which up to four players can compete in different types of deathmatch games.

GoldenEye 007 was developed over a period of two and a half years by an inexperienced team led by Martin Hollis, who had previously worked on the coin-op version of Killer Instinct. It was partially conceived as an on-rails shooter inspired by Sega's Virtua Cop, before being redesigned as a free-roaming shooter. The game was highly acclaimed by the gaming media and sold over eight million copies worldwide, making it the third-best-selling Nintendo 64 game. It received the BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Games Award and four awards from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences.

Retrospectively, GoldenEye 007 is considered an important game in the history of first-person shooters for demonstrating the viability of game consoles as platforms for the genre, and for signalling a transition from the then-standard Doom-like approach to a more realistic style. It pioneered features such as atmospheric single-player missions, stealth elements, and a console multiplayer deathmatch mode. The game is frequently cited as one of the greatest video games of all time. A spiritual successor, Perfect Dark, was released in 2000, while a reimagining of the game, also titled GoldenEye 007, was released in 2010.

James Bond

The James Bond series focuses on a fictional British Secret Service agent created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve novels and two short-story collections. Since Fleming's death in 1964, eight other authors have written authorised Bond novels or novelizations: Kingsley Amis, Christopher Wood, John Gardner, Raymond Benson, Sebastian Faulks, Jeffery Deaver, William Boyd and Anthony Horowitz. The latest novel is Forever and a Day by Anthony Horowitz, published in May 2018. Additionally Charlie Higson wrote a series on a young James Bond, and Kate Westbrook wrote three novels based on the diaries of a recurring series character, Moneypenny.

The character has also been adapted for television, radio, comic strip, video games and film. The films are the longest continually running film series of all time and have grossed over $7.040 billion in total, making it the fourth-highest-grossing film series to date, which started in 1962 with Dr. No, starring Sean Connery as Bond. As of 2019, there have been twenty-four films in the Eon Productions series. The most recent Bond film, Spectre (2015), stars Daniel Craig in his fourth portrayal of Bond; he is the sixth actor to play Bond in the Eon series. There have also been two independent productions of Bond films: Casino Royale (a 1967 spoof) and Never Say Never Again (a 1983 remake of an earlier Eon-produced film, Thunderball). In 2015 the series was estimated to be worth $19.9 billion, making James Bond one of the highest-grossing media franchises of all time.

The Bond films are renowned for a number of features, including the musical accompaniment, with the theme songs having received Academy Award nominations on several occasions, and two wins. Other important elements which run through most of the films include Bond's cars, his guns, and the gadgets with which he is supplied by Q Branch. The films are also noted for Bond's relationships with various women, who are sometimes referred to as "Bond girls".

James Tont operazione D.U.E.

James Tont operazione D.U.E. or The Wacky World of James Tont is a 1966 French/Italian international co-production spy film spoof based on James Bond's Thunderball and featuring elements predating the release of You Only Live Twice. Directed by Bruno Corbucci, the Eurospy spy-fi comedy adventure is the sequel to James Tont operazione U.N.O. (1965) with Lando Buzzanca repeating his role as 00 Agent James Tont, a satire of James Bond and Loris Gizzi as the black monocle wearing supervillain spoof of Emilio Largo.

Following this film Corbucci wrote a parody of Our Man Flint called Il vostro super agente Flit (1966).

Octopussy

Octopussy is a 1983 British spy film, the thirteenth in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions, and the sixth to star Roger Moore as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond.

The film's title is taken from a short story in Ian Fleming's 1966 short story collection Octopussy and The Living Daylights, although the film's plot is original. It does, however, include a scene inspired by the Fleming short story "The Property of a Lady" (included in 1967 and later editions of Octopussy and The Living Daylights), while the events of the short story "Octopussy" form a part of the title character's background and are recounted by her.

Bond is assigned the task of following a general who is stealing jewels and relics from the Soviet government. This leads him to a wealthy Afghan prince, Kamal Khan, and his associate, Octopussy, and the discovery of a plot to force disarmament in Western Europe with the use of a nuclear weapon.

Octopussy was produced by Albert R. Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, and was released in the same year as the non-Eon Bond film Never Say Never Again. The film was written by George MacDonald Fraser, Richard Maibaum, and Michael G. Wilson, and was directed by John Glen. The film earned $187.5 million against its $27.5 million budget and received mixed reviews, with praise being directed towards the action sequences and locations, and the plot and humour being targeted for criticism; Maud Adams' portrayal of the title character also drew polarised responses.

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