Tonight's Double-O MovieMovie: The Man With the Golden Gun Starring Roger Moore
02.24.13 by Ryan
"You see, Mr Bond, like all great artists I want to create one indisputable masterpiece: the death of 007."
Roger Moore's second outing as Jams Bond showed off the character's marksmanship skills and prowess as a martial artist. AS was often the case for Bond during the 1970s, adjustments were made for Bond to compete against the movie trends of the day, with 1974's The Man With the Golden Gun attempting to take advantage of the martial arts genre that was surging in popularity.
Based on Fleming's ninth novel in the James Bond series, The Man With the Golden Gun takes Bond to the Far East to track down an assassin named Francisco Scaramanga (Christopher Lee). Aiding Bond in his mission is Louisiana Sheriff J.W. Pepper (Clifton James, reprising his role from 1973's Live and Let Die) and Bond's assistant, Mary Goodnight (Britt Ekland). It may seem strange to think of Bond having an assistant, but the character of Goodnight was featured in several of Ian Fleming's novels, but made her sole screen appearance in The Man With the Golden Gun. Speaking of assistants, The Man With the Golden Gun has one of the more memorable Bond henchman in Nick Nack (Herve Villechaize), a character who would later help inspire the satirical version of Mini-Me from the Austin Powers movies.
The Man With the Golden Gun