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Date of Release

World Premiere 12th June 1967, Odeon
Leicester Square, London.

Running Time
116 minutes

James Bond
Sean Connery

Plot
SPECTRE hijack American and Russian space capsules in a bid to start World War III for their clients, the Red Chinese.

Bond’s Women
Kissy Suzuki (Mie Hama)
Aki (Akiko Wakabayashi)
Ling (Tsai Chin)

Bond’s Enemies
Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Donald Pleasence)
Mr. Osato (Teru Shimada)
Helga Brandt (Karin Dor)
Hans (Ron Rich)

Bond’s Allies
Tiger Tanaka (Tetsuro Tamba)
Henderson (Charles Gray)
‘M’ (Bernard Lee)
Miss Moneypenny (Lois Maxwell)
‘Q’ (Desmond Llewelyn)

Bond's Car
Toyota 2000GT (not his, and driven by Aki)

Bond’s Gadget
‘Little Nellie’ autogyro: armed with two
forward-firing synchronised machine guns, forward-firing rocket launchers, rear-firing flame guns, heat-seeking air-to-air missiles, smoke ejectors, aerial mines and helmet camera.

Main Title Music
‘You Only Live Twice’ sung by Nancy Sinatra

End Title Music
‘You Only Live Twice’ sung by Nancy Sinatra

Music Score
John Barry

Production Design
Ken Adam

Second Unit Director
Peter Hunt

Main Titles Designer
Maurice Binder

Screenplay
Roald Dahl

Editor
Thelma Connell

Director
Lewis Gilbert

Producers
*Harry Saltzman & Albert R. Broccoli
The listing shown is contractual for the Eastern Hemisphere and is reversed for the Western Hemisphere

Filming Locations
Pinewood Studios, England
Akime, Japan (fishing village)
Bahamas (underwater scenes)
Gibraltar (Destroyer HMS Tenby (F-65) used for Bond's burial-at-sea)
Hong Kong, China
Japan
Kobe, Japan
Spain (helicopter battle)
Tokyo, Japan

Budget
$9.5 million

Worldwide Box Office
$111.6 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross Income 2002 inflation-adjusted
$603 million

 

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You Only Live Twice - Bond Girl - Kissy Suzuki
You Only Live Twice Villain - Blofeld
You Only Live Twice - Little Nellie