The Spy Who Loved Me
In this rousing 007 adventure, sly spy James Bond teams with a shapely Russian agent to foil a millionaire industrialist who plans to rule an underwater empire -- by wiping out the surface world. Steel-toothed thug "Jaws" makes his first appearance.
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- Lewis Gilbert
- Top 100 Thrills nominee
- 1978 Academy Award®
- Best Music Score nominee
- Best Music Song nominee
- Best Art Direction nominee
PGParental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Widescreen 2.35:1, Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; region 1 encoding; interactive menus; scene access; enhanced for 16x9 TVs; audio commentary by director, cast, and crew; TV and radio spots; documentaries; photo gallery; theatrical trailer(s)
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that sex and spying go together here, in almost comical degrees. The tone is set when James Bond and his counterpart, the Russian woman superspy, are introduced with matching bedroom scenes. She even goes by the code-name XXX, which was a common ad hype (not an official MPAA rating) used for pornography. There are numerous deaths from bombs and machine guns, and a giant assassin who kills people by biting.
- Sexual Content
- Nude women (some in silhouette, some not) cavort in the trippy opening-credit montage, and female characters throughout wear bikinis and revealing gowns. There's a brief glimpse of the heroine in the shower. James Bond is a tireless lover as always, and is shown in bed with various lethal ladies. Sexual interludes are described in heavy euphemism and innuendo.
- Much hand-to-hand fighting, kicking, and falling from great heights. Soldiers open fire on one another with machine guns, grenades, bombs, even nuclear weapons. The addition of an assassin who kills by biting people to death (non-explicitly) is a nasty touch. A woman is fed to a shark.
- Not applicable
- Social Behavior
- Bond accepts a harem girl as a sex offering from an old school friend. Of course, 007 is smart, heroic, and resourceful otherwise, and he even saves the life of a female Soviet agent out to kill him (of course they go to bed thereafter). This heroine is set up to be the equivalent of Bond, but when it comes to the tough stuff, she still needs lots of rescuing.
- Sportscars and wristwatches get special attention, and there are sly references to other movies (Lawrence of Arabia, Dr. Zhivago, For Your Eyes Only).
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Recreational drinking and smoking (the heroine's cigarette smoke being a tranquilizer weapon).
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it