Diamonds Are Forever

Eon Productions Released 1971




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Guy Hamilton

James Bond, MI6 agent, who this time must take down a megalomaniacal madman who intends to use a giant laser-firing satellite made from diamonds to hold Planet Earth for ransom. The film begins with Bond in hot pursuit of his old nemesis, Ernst Stavro Blofeld, whose most recent crime is the murder of Bond's wife Tracy di Vicenzo. Bond's pursuit of Blofeld leads him to a mysterious operation that appears to be constructing look-a-likes of people, although the purpose of the cloning factory can't be determined. Bond soon receives his next mission from MI-6: he's to go undercover as a diamond smuggler and expose a criminal syndicate that profits from the illegal mining and sale of the rare mineral. As his mission progresses, Bond begins to realize that there is far more involved with this criminal syndicate than meets the eye.


Metacritic Score

  • 75

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    We see different movies for different reasons, and Diamonds Are Forever is great at doing the things we see a James Bond movie for.

  • 63

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    Diamonds Are Forever is plagued with problems. After a promising start, the story devolves into idiocy.

  • 60


    The action scenes here are just lame, and given the choice between good action and lame story (as we had in You Only Live Twice) and good story and lame action, I'll take the actio...

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    • Production Budget - $7,200,000
      Domestic Gross - $43,800,000 (4th)
      Worldwide Gross - $116,000,000 (1st)

      Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $216,610,909
      Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $573,672,727

    • Other Production Companies:
      United Artists (distributor)

    • Taglines:
      1. Bond is back...with the action.
      2. Bond is back...with a vengeance.
      3. Bond is back...with the girls.
      4. Bond is back...with the excitement.
      5. BOND IS BACK - Sean Connery is BOND.
      6. Sean Connery as James Bond 007.
      7. The man who made 007 a household number.
      8. "Diamonds Are Forever"...forever...forever...forever...

    • Filming locations:
      Alpes-Maritimes, France
      Amstel River, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
      Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
      Antibes, Alpes-Maritimes, France
      Black Rock Desert, Nevada
      Brouwersgracht, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
      Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base, Oceanside, California
      Chatham Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, England
      Chicago, Illinois
      Circus Circus Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
      Coastal waters, Oceanside, California
      Customs Section, Dover Ferry Terminal, Dover, Kent, England
      Dover Ferry Terminal, Dover, Kent, England
      Dover, Kent, England
      Elrod House, Palm Springs, California
      Frankfurt Airport, Hessen, Germany
      Highway 10, Las Vegas, Nevada
      Hover Port, Dover, Kent, England
      International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
      John Mansville Gypsum Plant, Las Vegas, Nevada
      Landmark Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
      Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada
      Las Vegas Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
      Las Vegas Visitors Bureau, Las Vegas, Nevada
      London, England
      Los Angeles County, California
      Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, California
      Magere Brug, Centrum, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
      McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, Nevada
      Nevada Desert, Nevada, USA
      Pacific Ocean
      Palm Springs, California
      Paradise, Nevada
      Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England
      Riverside County, California
      Riviera Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
      Skinny Bridge, Amstel River, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
      Southampton, Hampshire, England
      Southern California, California
      The Strip, Las Vegas, Nevada
      Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
      Universal Studios, Universal City, California
      Vandenberg Air Force Base, Lompoc, California

    • Academy Awards Nomination:
      1. Best Sound

      Saturn Awards Nominations:
      1. Best DVD / Blu-Ray Collection


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