Thunderball (1965)

Thunderball 1965

The thrills never let up as James Bond dives into this riveting adventure filled with explosive confrontations and amazing underwater action sequences. As Agent 007, Sean Connery brings his characteristic style, humor and magnetism to one of the most exciting films of the phenomenally popular series.

In a bold and deadly scheme, the evil SPECTRE organization hijacks a NATO plane and seizes two atomic warheads, each capable of killing millions of innocent people. As the world is held hostage by the threat of a nuclear nightmare, Bond jumps into action, racing against the clock as the trail leads him to tropical Nassau. There he meets Emilio Largo (Adolfo Celi), a high-ranking agent of SPECTRE, and the stunning Domino (Claudine Auger), with whom Bond shares an irresistible attraction. The confrontation builds to an epic battle on the ocean floor, as Bond and his allies fight to avert a catastrophe of disastrous proportions.

From 007’s thrilling jet-pack flight to his heart-stopping clash with Largo’s killer sharks, Thunderball is a stupendous mixture of action, romance and edge-of-your-seat suspense.

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  • Rated: PG
  • Number in Series: 4
  • Running Time: 124 minutes
  • Budget: $9 million
  • UK Premiere: December 29, 1965
  • US Premiere: December 21, 1965


  • James Bond: Sean Connery
  • Moneypenny: Lois Maxwell
  • M: Bernard Lee
  • Q: Desmond Llewelyn
  • Bond Girl (Domino Derval): Claudine Auger
  • Bond Girl (Fiona Volpe): Luciana Paluzzi
  • Villain (Emilio Largo): Adolfo Celi
  • Henchman (Vargas): Philip Locke


  • Writing Credits: Ian Fleming
  • Writing Credits: Kevin McClory
  • Producer: Kevin McClory
  • Producer: Harry Saltzman
  • Director: Terence Young
  • Composer: John Barry
  • Title Song: Tom Jones
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