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The Man with the Golden Gun, Movie, 1974 IMDB

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Also known as:

  • Ian Fleming's The Man with the Golden Gun
  • 007 Contra o Homem com a Pistola de Ouro (Brazil)
  • James Bond 007 - Der Mann mit dem goldenen Colt (Germany)
  • El hombre de la pistola de oro (Spain)
  • L'homme au pistolet d'or (France)
  • Agente 007 - L'uomo dalla pistola d'oro (Italy)

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2008-10-06 20:18

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Robi DE

2012-03-17 20:10

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dsl SX

2012-03-17 20:20

robi wrote maybe some background-cars are interesting:
Hong Kong: ..... brown car behind the white Morris 1100 on the right, and a white car in front of it:
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Robi - you are a master of the understatement. The white car is a 1968+ Sunbeam Stiletto - not just "interesting" but worth declaring a national holiday to celebrate its discovery.

Robi DE

2012-03-17 20:22

Is it really that rare?

CougarTim US

2012-03-17 20:39

"Silver coupé with vinyl-roof:" is the rear of /vehicle_194072-Pontiac-Bonneville-26237-1965.html

"Green car with vinyl roof, from the 50s, left to the AMC Matador:" is a 1957 Oldsmobile

dsl SX

2012-03-17 20:42

^^ for the Stiletto - we've only got 4 others.

White Mercedes-Benz station wagon and another grey (French-looking) station wagon in front of it: = early Renault 12.

Blue sedan with vinyl-roof parked left of the AMC Hornet: mid 60s Holden.

Yellow sedan with vinyl-roof parked behind the AMC Hornet: Ford Cortina Mk3. Very interesting because I doubt if we've got any other photo with a Mk3 Cortina and a Taunus TC1 in the same shot.

-- Last edit: 2012-03-17 20:43:40

cl82 DE

2012-03-17 20:48

@Robi: Well, the production figures are rather low according to a fan-site: http://www.imps4ever.info/misc/prod.html (although they don't seem to pay attention to the fact that the Stiletto was produced until 1972) To be honest: I'm not surprised at all about that. Now there are definitely some cars in history that didn't sell in spite of their qualities, but the Stiletto and all the other members of the weird Imp-Family certainly don't belong to that category. At least that's my opinion (but please don't tell dsl!).

dsl SX

2012-03-17 21:01

@cl82 Not everyone can appreciate the finer things in life. Some - probably most - people will never appreciate http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHqMNBCW2sY or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAfiIo8FtYs . So be it - they can have Nissan Jukes, Land Rover Grotesques, daytime television and keep replaying all their Michael Jackson and Beatles CDs.

Stiletto production probably never passed 11,000 - last 2 years after the quoted figures were low key.

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cl82 DE

2012-03-19 00:46

Come on, you know it wasn't meant that serious. Thanks for the music!
Now let's take a look at Robi's list:
-The Audi is really hard to tell; most probably a 1st-generation 100 aka C1 aka Typ F104.
-The white Mercedes belongs to the W115-series, the R12 Break next to it has already been mentioned.
-Next one is indeed an early Opel Kadett B.
-No idea about the brown car in the next shot (could it be the back of a Cortina?).
-Bronze car in the next picture could be a Toyota.
-The grey BMW belongs to the early 02-Series.
-Yellow sedan with black roof is a Ford Cortina MkIII aka TC
-The black sedan that you puzzled together seems to be another Opel Kadett B.
-The silver BMW-sedan next to the white Toyota HiAce belongs to the E3-Series.

-- Last edit: 2014-02-02 23:32:58

Robi DE

2012-03-31 10:22

Does the white car on the left looks like a Vauxhall or Opel, or is it something completely different?
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2012-04-14 09:28

Factual error: The film's car chase takes place in Thailand, where vehicles are right-hand-drive (RHD) and travel on the left side of the road (as in England and Australia). Yet the American Motors (AMC) cars in the chase (the red Hornet X, gold Matador coupe and several Matador sedan police cars, all 1974-models) are all left-hand-drive cars. Scaramanga's car can be excused as something he specifically imported for himself, but the Hornet is 'borrowed' from a fictitious AMC dealership (none existed outside the USA) and the small amount of AMC vehicles sold outside the USA were shipped disassembled to various companies that reassembled them and sold them under their own company names (AMI in Australia, Karmann in Germany, etc). Companies such as these, in RHD nations, had to modify the cars to RHD themselves in order to be allowed to sell them 'locally'. So the Hornet would have been at a non-AMC dealership, and would have been RHD, as would the fleet of police cars. Naturally, this 'error' was created by AMC's promotional deal with the filmmakers to use AMC cars in order to improve US sales to the US filmgoers.

Robi DE

2013-06-12 18:38

There's a car in Q's workshop, which is covered. Could be possible that it's the flying car, Q talks about later in the movie. Any idea what it could be?
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hobbyDB US

2015-06-29 19:44

AMC gets some love from scale models in this film. Link to "www.hobbydb.com"

Pongmai510 TH

2019-08-05 08:59

This is the First James Bond in Thailand. :king:

SixtiesSwing US

2024-04-21 21:42

Robi wrote There's a car in Q's workshop, which is covered. Could be possible that it's the flying car, Q talks about later in the movie. Any idea what it could be?
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No idea, but a great catch! I guess I saw this film on the old style TV too many times and not the letterbox version, so I missed this detail. Plus, the fact that it is covered gives it such a low profile. Also, this really is one of the worst Bond films, with so many resources wasted, in my opinion. It looks visually tired (especially compared to the next film), the silliness of it throughout is absolutely irritating, even Roger Moore seems rather self-important and a bit dislikeable contrary to his usually affable self. Because of this, I have seldom rewatched it as it is just very, very tired looking. What a waste of a decent basic storyline possibly ruined by the campy writing and directing of the Mankiewicz / Hamilton teaming again, Christopher Lee who I think I underestimated because this film brings him down, and the painful even-for-the-times racism of the kid being knocked into the klong / canal, or the distracted Bangkok driver pushed off the road, hitting a ramp, and then launched airborne into a parked vehicle, with some cop cars slowly piling into it as about 25 miles per hour. Sigh....you got to be kidding me. If it wasn't for the big screen, it could have been called in for a radio broadcast dramatization.

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