The Spy Who Loved Me

1977

The Spy Who Loved Me

Critics Consensus

Though it hints at the absurdity to come in later installments, The Spy Who Loved Me's sleek style, menacing villains, and sly wit make it the best of the Roger Moore era.

80%

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Total Count: 50

76%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 60,922
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Roger Moore as agent 007 teams up with a beautiful Soviet agent (Barbara Bach) to battle Stromberg (Curt Jurgens) in order to save the world from total annihilation and a 315-pound villain, "Jaws" (Richard Kiel).

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Cast

Roger Moore
as James Bond
Curd Jürgens
as Karl Stromberg
Barbara Bach
as Anya Amasova
Walter Gotell
as Gen. Gogol
George Baker
as Capt. Benson
Lois Maxwell
as Miss Moneypenny
Shane Rimmer
as Capt. Carter
Bryan Marshall
as Commander Talbot
Edward de Souza
as Sheik Hosein
Valerie Leon
as Hotel Receptionist
Geoffrey Keen
as Minister Of Defense
Sydney Tafler
as Liparus Captain
Sue Vanner
as The Log Cabin Girl
Robert Brown
as Adm. Hargreaves
Marilyn Galsworthy
as Stromberg's Assistant
Cyril Shaps
as Bechmann
Milo Sperber
as Markovitz
Rafiq Anwar
as Cairo Club Waiter
Felicity York
as Arab Beauty
Dawn Rodrigues
as Arab Beauty
Anika Pavel
as Arab Beauty
Jill Goodall
as Arab Beauty
Yasher Adem
as Stromberg One Crewman
George Roubicek
as Stromberg One Captain
Kim Fortune
as HMS Ranger Crewman
Ray Hassett
as USS Wayne Crewman
Bob Sherman
as USS Wayne Crewman
Christopher Muncke
as USS Wayne Crewman
Doyle Richmond
as USS Wayne Crewman
Murray Salem
as USS Wayne Crewman
John Truscott
as USS Wayne Crewman
Peter Whitman
as USS Wayne Crewman
Vincent Marzello
as USS Wayne Crewman
Nicholas Campbell
as USS Wayne Crewman
Ray Evans
as USS Wayne Crewman
Anthony Forrest
as USS Wayne Crewman
Garrick Hagon
as USS Wayne Crewman
Ray Jewers
as USS Wayne Crewman
George Malaby
as USS Wayne Crewman
Anthony Shaw
as USS Wayne Crewman
Robert Sheedy
as USS Wayne Crewman
Don Staiton
as USS Wayne Crewman
Eric Stine
as USS Wayne Crewman
Stephen Temperley
as USS Wayne Crewman
Dean Warwick
as USS Wayne Crewman
Michael Howarth
as HMS Ranger Crewman
Barry Andrews
as HMS Ranger Crewman
Kevin McNally
as HMS Ranger Crewman
Jeremy Bulloch
as HMS Ranger Crewman
Sean Bury
as HMS Ranger Crewman
John Sarbutt
as HMS Ranger Crewman
David Auker
as HMS Ranger Crewman
Dennis Blanch
as HMS Ranger Crewman
Keith Buckley
as HMS Ranger Crewman
Jonathan Bury
as HMS Ranger Crewman
Nick Ellsworth
as HMS Ranger Crewman
Tom Gerrard
as HMS Ranger Crewman
Kazol Michalski
as HMS Ranger Crewman
Keith Morris
as HMS Ranger Crewman
John Salthouse
as HMS Ranger Crewman
Lenny Rabin
as Liparus Crewman
Irvin Allen
as Stromberg One Crewman
Peter Ensor
as Stromberg One Crewman
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Audience Reviews for The Spy Who Loved Me

  • Nov 19, 2015
    A top-shelf return to the hard-charging action and cheeky humor that defined the 007 franchise, this Spy game boasts much to love even though it set up a slippery slope of series tropes that brought about absurdity in some of the later chapters. The best of Roger Moore's very different take on the super spy made famous by Sean Connery, The Spy Who Loved Me perfectly walks the fine line between serious and silly by putting story at the forefront. Oh, it's not without some choppy waters (doesn't Curd Jurgens' megalomaniacal oceanographer Stromberg know that nuking the land means polluting the waters too?), but the dynamic between Bond and the woman (Barbara Bach, beautifully playing Bond's equal) whose lover he killed makes for some great interplay. In this PG-rated spy adventure, James Bond (Moore) investigates the hijacking of British and Russian submarines carrying nuclear warheads with the help of a KGB agent (Bach) whose lover he killed. The set design and set pieces remain some of the series' best, and the opening sequence ranks as Bond's best before Spectre came along. Also, steel-toothed oak Jaws makes for a henchman for the ages and the locations (especially the pyramids in Egypt) underlay the awesome importance of location, location, location in this franchise. Sadly, save for a rare exception (For Your Eyes Only), this film charts the highest peak that the franchise would reach for quite sometime. Bottom line: Nobody Does It Better
    Jeff B Super Reviewer
  • Oct 20, 2015
    Connery started out with three fantastic Bond films and it seems as though Roger Moore did as well. I think it's quite clear that The Spy Who Loved Me is the biggest Bond film to date yet (1977). Traveling to deserts and oceans across the globe to go along with having the most explosive and destructive climax of the series, this film is first actual blockbuster in Bond's history. The plot deals with yet another villain wanting to change the course of the world living secluded in a mysteriously unique construct. Seriously, I feel like 85% of the Bond films have this plot. Anyways Bond is after stolen submarines that may contain nuclear weapons along with the help of the KGB. The presence of the KGB gave us perhaps the best Bond girl yet. Not because she's the best looking or most seductive, but because she is the most useful love interest yet for 007. Barbara Bach, who plays said love interest Major Anya, served as a great counterpart to James. Way more so than the charming yet out of place Ms. Goodnight of the previous entry. I appreciated that Anya didn't just succumb to Bond's charm right away. It felt a little more realistic this time.I also enjoyed the change up of having MI6 team up with KGB for the greater good. So often Bond works on his own and only his own in these films. Considering the bigger stakes that are at hand, it's only necessary 007 gets a little help. The Spy Who Loved Me is also famous for having one of the most iconic Bond villains of all time. Stromberg was great as the big baddie, but he was far overshadowed by Richard Kiel's Jaws character. Sure, he is basically Michael Shannon meets the giant from Big Fish, and yes his scenes were very over-the-top and maybe even tonally off. But I had a ton of fun watching Bond and Anya try to take him down. Everything from the set design inside Stromberg's ship to the desert scenes filled with Lawrence of Arabia's music, this was Moore's best outing and better than most of Connery's entries. It took the typical Bond plot and brought terrific visuals, set designs, and one bada** Bond girl. The Spy Who Loved Me is one of the best films of all time. +Everything looks better +Set designs +Anya is actually capable of doing something +Jaws -Perhaps change up the villains motivations for once 8.0/10
    Thomas D Super Reviewer
  • Aug 03, 2015
    Roger Moores third Bond film took the series back to basics with less silly gadgets and its old plot about nuclear weapons, For most of the film it did feel like a remake of You Only Live Twice, I think what most people will remember from this film will be the intoduction of Jaws, The opening scene was very good and the stunt was brilliant, Unfortunately the film never does any better, The car/mini submarine was ok, The action was ok but never leaves its comfort zone, Overall an average Bond flick.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Jun 17, 2013
    Moore was never sympathizing, but The Spy Who Loved Me ranks as his best. The Bond elements that were meant to be memorable are memorable here: Barbara Bach as the Bond girl special agent XXX, the opening sequence featuring old-school-special-effects snow skiing with a culminating parachute free fall showing the British flag, the opening credits sequence and the humorously sexualized final shot, and naturally, Jaws, the monster whose scary presence was somehow affected by the massive suspension of disbelief his superhuman strength required from me. Great shooting locations and well orchestrated action compensate some minor issues throughout. 76/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer

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