Thunderball (film)

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Thunderball is a 1965 film that follows James Bond as he heads to the Bahamas to recover two nuclear warheads stolen by SPECTRE agent Emilio Largo in an international extortion scheme.

Directed by Terence Young. Written by Richard Maibaum and John Hopkins, based on the novel by Ian Fleming.
Look Up! Look Down! Look Out! Here Comes The Biggest Bond Of All!

James Bond

  • [After placing Fiona's body in a chair after she is shot] Do you mind if my friend sits this one out? She's just dead.
  • [After shooting Largo's henchman with a spear gun] I think he got the point.
  • [Playing a card game against Largo] I thought I noticed a specter on you. [Largo works for SPECTRE]
  • [to the shark that almost bit him] You can tell of the one that got away.
  • It looks very difficult. [Shooting from the hip, Bond shatters his clay pigeon] Why no, it isn't, is it?!
  • [after a narrow escape from a motorized traction table set on overload] I must be six inches taller.
  • [after leaving an Irrigation Therapy Room] See you later, irrigator.

Emilio Largo

  • [After losing a card game to Bond] Let me prove I am as good a loser as you are a winner, Mr. Bond.
  • [After showing Bond a pool of sharks] They know when it is time for them to be fed.
  • [Learning his henchman has failed to kill Bond] You let him get the better of you!
  • [threatening Domino with a cigarette and ice cubes] This for heat, these for cold, applied scientifically and slowly.
  • Of course. Vargas does not drink... does not smoke... does not make love. What do you do, Vargas?


  • Q: Try to be a little less than your frivolous self 007.
  • Pat Fearing: [after strapping Bond to the motorized traction table] There, first time I've felt safe all day.
  • Ernst Stavro Blofeld: SPECTRE is a dedicated fraternity whose strength lies in the absolute integrity of its members.


Miss Moneypenny: In the conference room. Something pretty big. Every double-o man in Europe has been rushed in. And the home secretary too.
Bond: His wife probably lost her dog.

M: I've assigned you to Station "C" Canada.
Bond: Sir, I'd respectfully request that you change my assignment to Nassau.
M: Is there any other reason, besides your enthusiasm for water sports?

[Bond shows M a picture of Dominique Derval, the Vulcan pilot's sister]
M: Do we know where she is now?
Bond: Nassau.
M: Do you think she's worth going after?
Bond: Well, I wouldn't put it quite like that, sir...

Miss Moneypenny: James, how else will you recognize her?
Bond: Can't miss. She has two moles on her left thigh.

[As Q is showing Bond new gadgets]
Q: It is to be handled with special care!
Bond: Everything you give me...
Q: treated with equal contempt. Yes, I know.

Pat Fearing: What exactly do you do?
Bond: Oh, I travel... a sort of licensed troubleshooter.

Pat Fearing: Funny-looking bruise. A fall?
Bond: A poker, in the hands of a widow.
Pat Fearing: Really? I'd have thought you were just the type for a widow.
Bond: Not this one. He didn't care for me at all.

[after making love to Pat, Bond sees something suspicious on the grounds, and gets up to investigate]
Pat Fearing: James, where are you going?
Bond: Oh, nowhere. I just thought I'd take a little, uh... exercise.
Pat Fearing: You must be joking.

[Bond finds Fiona takes a bath]
Fiona: Aren't you in the wrong room, Mr. Bond?
Bond: Not from where I'm standing.

Fiona: Some men just don't like to be driven.
Bond: No, some men don't like to be taken for a ride.

Bond: My dear, uncooperative Domino.
Domino: How do you know that? How do you know my friends call me Domino?
Bond: It's on the bracelet on your ankle.
Domino: So... what sharp little eyes you've got.
Bond: Wait 'til you get to my teeth.

Domino: I don't want him to risk losing you, Bond.
Bond: Well, I don't want to risk losing me, either.

Bond: [after making love to the evil Fiona Volpe] My dear girl, don't flatter yourself. What I did this evening was for Queen and country. You don't think it gave me any pleasure, do you?
Fiona: But of course, I forgot your ego, Mr. Bond. James Bond, the one where he has to make love to a woman, and she starts to hear heavenly choirs singing. She repents, and turns to the side of right and virtue... [she steps on Bond's foot] ... but not this one!

Felix Leiter: Well, hello Double-Oh...
[James slugs Felix to shut him up, then slugs the bad guy hiding in the shower]
Felix Leiter: Fine way to treat the CIA!
Bond: I'm sorry about that, Felix, but you were about to say double-O seven. Here.
[James gives Felix the bad guy's gun]
Felix Leiter: Well, James, did you kill him?
Bond: You know me better than that.

Largo: (slams Quist) You'll never get the bet out of ya.
[Quist is being taken by Largo]
Quist: Stop! Will you, la please! We'll over doing it again! Dah! No! No! Nooooooooooooooooooooo! (he is drowned into the sharks)

Felix Leiter: What's our next move?
Bond: The Disco Volante. If the bombs aren't aboard, they soon will be.
Felix Leiter: Who you going to ask, Largo?
Bond: No, we won't have to.

Bond: That gun, it looks more fitting for a woman.
Emilio Largo: You know much about guns, Mr. Bond?
Bond: No, but I know a little about women.

Bond: [to Fiona] You should be locked up in a cage. [starts kissing her]
Fiona: Mmm... this bed feels like a cage, all these bars. Do you think I will be - safe?

[Domino has just killed Largo [who was about to kill Bond] by shooting him in the back with spear gun]
Domino: I'm glad I killed him.
Bond: You're glad?

Bond: Keep in touch.
Pat Fearing: Anytime, anyplace, James.
Bond: Another time, another place.


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