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Lotus77's "Thunderball" Page


Released: December 21, 1965 (US)
Length: 2 hrs, 12 min.


The Women


Dominique(Domino)Derval

Played By:

Claudine Auger

Date Of Birth: June 8, 1942 Place Of Birth: Paris, France
The Part Of "Domino" Originally Called For An Italian Actress, But Director Terence Young So Wanted To Use Claudine Auger For The Part That They Changed The Character's Name From Dominetta Palazzi To Dominique Derval, Making The Character Of French Decent.

Paula Caplan

Played By:

Martine Beswick

Date Of Birth: 1941 Place Of Birth: Kingston, Jamaica
Martine Beswick First Auditioned For Terence Young While He Was In The Process Of Directing "Dr.No". She Didn't Get A Part In "Dr.No", But Was Cast A Year Later As The Gypsy Girl, Zora, In "From Russia With Love". Martine Has Also Appeared In Oliver Stones Directorial Debut. She Now Lives In Los Angeles.


The Allies


Felix Leiter

Played By:

Rick Van Nutter

Date Of Birth: 1930 Place Of Birth: California
When Rick Van Nutter Was Cast In The Role Of Felix Leiter, It Was Anounced That He Would Become Back As Leiter In All Subsequent Bond Films. Unfortunately This Never Came To Pass Because The Next Two Bond Films Didn't Call For The Leiter Character; And When Leiter Was Called Back For "Diamonds Are Forever", Director Guy Hamilton Wanted A Different Actor To Play Bond's American Counterpart.



The Villians


Emilio Largo

Played By:

Adolfo Celi

Date Of Birth: July 27, 1922 Place Of Birth: Messina, Sicily Date Of Death: February 19, 1986 Place Of Death: Sienna, Italy

Fiona Volpe

Played By:

Luciana Paluzzi

Date Of Birth: June 10, 1937 Place Of Birth: Rome, Italy
Luciana Paluzzi Originally Auditioned For The Part Of Domino, But The Producers Wanted To Use An Unknown For That Part. Terence Young Still Wanted To Use Paluzzi In The Movie, So He Gave Her The Part Of Fiona Kelly, An Irish Assassin For Spectre. But Palluzzi, Being Italian, Didn't Quite Fit The Part, So Another Name Change Was Made, Creating The Character, Fiona Volpe, An Italian Assassin For Spectre.
Paluzzi And Young Became Such Good Friends After The Making Of Thunderball, That When Paluzzi Got Remarried In 1980, Terence Young Raced To The Wedding From A Movie Set So That He Could Walk Her Down The Aisle. Paluzzi Retired From Acting In 1980.

Blofeld

Played By:

Anthony Dawson

Although He Wasn't Given Credit, Anthony Dawson Played Blofeld In Both "From Russia With Love" And "Thunderball". He Also Played Professor Dent In "Dr.No".



The Vehicles


Bell Jet Pack


Disco Volante



CREDITS


James Bond...............................Sean Connery Dominique(Domino)Derval..................Claudine Auger Emilio Largo.............................Adolfo Celi Paula Caplan.............................Martine Beswick Felix Leiter.............................Rick Van Nutter Fiona Volpe..............................Luciana Paluzzi Vargas...................................Philip Locke "M"......................................Bernard Lee Moneypenny...............................Lois Maxwell "Q" (Major Boothroyd)....................Desmond Llewelyn Blofeld..................................Anthony Dawson Madame Boitier...........................Rose Alba Jacques Boitier..........................Bob Simons Mademoiselle Laporte.....................Maryse Guy Mitsouko Count Lippe..............................Guy Doleman Patricia.................................Molly Peters Palazzi/Major Duval......................Paul Stassino Kutz.....................................George Prauda Pinder...................................Earl Cameron Presented By: Harry Saltzman Albert R. Brocoli Produced By: Kevin McClory Screenplay By: Richard Maibaum John Hopkins Based On A Story By: Kevin McClory, Jack Whittingham, & Ian Fleming Directed By: Terence Young Music By: John Barry Theme Song Lyrics By: Don Black Theme Song Sung By: Tom Jones Locations: French Chateau Region, London, Shrublands Nassau, Miami Gadgets And Weapons: Dictionary Tape-Deck, Gamma Gas, Geiger Counter Watch, Geiger Counter Camera, Mini Breather, Sea-Air Raft, Radioactive Homing Capsule, Underwater Infrared Camera, Walther PPK Vehicles: Aston Martin DB5, Bell Textron JetPack, BSA Lightning Motorcycle, Underwater Bomb-Sled, Underwater Propulsion Unit, Vulcan Bomber, Underwater SeaTows, Disco Volante, 1965 Mustang



Thunderball Bloopers


1. When Count Lippe And Fiona Volpe Kill Major Derval, His Eyes Are Still Open When He Hit The Floor. Right After That, When Volpe Is Wrapping His Head With Gause, His Eyes Were Closed. But When Bond Finds Him On The "Rack" His Eye's Are Open Again. For A Corpse, He Sure Does Move A Lot. 2. When Bond Manages To Escape From Fiona Volpe And Her Henchmen, He Gets Shot In His Right Leg. Then Throughout The Whole Chase Scene, The Bloody Leg Switches To The Left Side, Then The Right, And Then The Left Again. Finally, When Bond Reaches A Bathroom, He Bandages His Left Leg! I Guess This Gives Credence To The Magic Bullet Theory. 3. In The Scene When Domino Accidentally Steps On A Sea Urchin, She Steps On It With Her Right Foot, But When Bond Sucks Out The Poison, He Sucks It Out Of The Left Foot. I Know Bond Is Supposed To Be A Great Kisser And All, But Really! 4. During And Underwater Fight Scene Between Bond And Largo, Largo Ripes Bond's Blue Goggles Off. Largo Gets Away And Bond Reaches Over To One Of Largo's Dead Henchmen And Gets A Pair Of Black Goggles. Bond Then Chases After Largo And Suddenly His Goggles Change Color From Black To Blue! Is It Possible That The Goggles Changed Color Between Cold And Hot Water? Guess Not. 5. Largo's Underwater Stunt Double Had Blonde Hair While Largo Himself Had White Hair. 6. In The End, After Largo Is Already Dead, The Professor Warns Bond And Domino That The Disco Volante Is About To Crash Into The Reef. The Only Problem Is That He Says This Before He Even Turns Around To Look Out The Window. Actually, He Says This Even Before He Moves His Mouth! Now, Unless The Professor Was Both A Pshychic And A Vantriliquist, I Don't Think He Would Normally Be Able To Do That. 7. Felix Leiter changes between shorts and normal long-legged trousers when he is waiting in the chopper during Bond's investigations of the lost plane. (Noticed By CWetergard chwest99@mail1.bet1.puv.fi)







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