Tonight's Double-0 MovieMovie: The Spy Who Loved Me Starring Roger Moore
Posted 02.06.13 by Ryan
"Can you swim?"
While Sean Connery will always be the first actor to play James Bond, Roger Moore appeared in more movies as 007 — at least in terms of those considered "canon." Moore's third outing as Bond came in 1977's The Spy Who Loved Me, which was based on the ninth novel in author Ian Fleming's James Bond series, though all the book and the movie share is the title.
Unhappy with the finished product, Fleming would only allow the movie's producers the right to the novel's name and not its story, allowing them to instead concoct a story where Bond teams up with a Soviet agent (Barbara Bach) to stop the sinister Karl Stromberg (Curt Jurgens) from destroying the world and creating a new civilization undersea. In addition to providing several memorable moments in Bond movie history, including Bond's submarine car, The Spy Who Loved Me provided the first appearance of Bond villain henchman Jaws (Richard Kiel), who would return in 1979's Moonraker. Don't miss out when The Spy Who Loved Me airs tonight at 8pm ET/5pm PT, only on Reelz. We have more 007 movies all month long, see schedule for dates and times.
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